Juice Networking – Our 2019 Round-Up
What a wonderful year it has been for our networking group! Some interesting stats from the year include:
- 1,217 sausages consumed at our weekly breakfasts
- 12 Super Guest Days held with 31 attendees
- 4 new members joined
- 2 new chairpeople voted in
- 15 members surveyed about Juice Networking
- 3 big birthdays took place
- Hundreds of valuable referrals exchanged
- Around £800 raised for our chosen charity: African Children’s Fund
Juice Business Networking has been meeting at Witney Lakes Resort for weekly breakfasts for many years. Our members enjoy our ‘no pressure’, supportive business community with a great breakfast, wonderful views and an inspiring space. During this time, we have been lucky enough to see hundreds of referrals passed on – valued at thousands of pounds.
Super Guest Days
Every month, we open our networking group up to guests on our Super Guest Days.
Unlike regular membership, which is limited to one member per trade/profession, the Super Guest Day is open to any business – and 31 people attended to partake in tasty breakfasts and our superb location, while making valuable connections in the West Oxfordshire business community!
The Super Guest Days have given us four new members this year, sharing their expertise and knowledge with the group:
Lianne: Lianne is a recruiter at Better People Ltd, an expert recruitment agency for growing businesses. Connect with Lianne on LinkedIn to find out more about her agency that provides a high-quality, ethical and honest service.
Rich: MD at Print Ready Ltd, Rich owns this Witney-based lean branding company. A digital guru and designer, Rich has a wealth of experience in digital print. Find him on LinkedIn for more information.
Anna: Anna is a HR specialist at Edelweiss HR, offering support to business owners in all aspects of HR. As a qualified life coach and experienced HR professional, Anna helps businesses improve wellbeing, employee performance and engagement. See her profile here.
Caroline: Caroline’s business, Beyond Your Brand Ltd, is a digital marketing agency that focuses on individual strategies to create measurable success. Caroline believes that every business is different, so there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy when it comes to SEO and engagement.
Juice Members believe strongly in helping and supporting each other through all aspects of business, and we are pleased to announce that we have appointed two new chairpeople this year, to help run the meetings and support the group.
Carl from Carl Evans Wealth Management Ltd offers the group financial expertise and knowledge.
Martyn from Stacey & Mason LLP specialises in family law and offers legal advice.
Both members have been chosen by the group because they have done a great job in supporting members and offering referrals – and we are looking forward to a fabulous 2020 with Carl now at the helm.
After 10 years of Juice, we surveyed 15 of our regular members to get an idea of what they think about our group. You can read the blog about it here, but our proudest takeaway from the survey is that 94% of members would recommend Juice to other businesses.
We have celebrated 3 big birthdays this year: Tamsyn, Regina and Caroline have all reached some milestone birthdays, and in our weekly meetings we have celebrated with them by eating cake (after our breakfast of course).
While Juice Business Networking is a no-pressure group, we still provide valuable referrals for each other, and this year hundreds of referrals worth thousands of pounds have passed between members.
Our chosen charity, the African Children’s Fund based in Witney, held a National Porridge Day, and to help raise money for this we opened our doors to businesses to eat porridge with us on 8th of October. We raised over £100 to support this charity, who provide daily porridge cups to Kenyan children. This meal may be the only meal they receive that day, and over 2,000 cups are provided every school day – increasing attendance and attainment for the children who need it most.
Looking Forward to 2020!
2019 has been an amazing year, and we cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store.
If you want to come along to one of our Super Guest Days, they take place every second Tuesday and cost £15 (to cover the cost of breakfast and a free repeat visit). See the link here for more information.
We look forward to seeing you in 2020!