"I always feel inspired and refocused when I come to 1230 TWC"
Jackie and I missed the fireworks today but it was a sparkling day for networking.
First thing in the morning we were at The Savoy presenting Louise Bayne of Ovacome a cheque for £1700 which was the total raised by our wonderful 1230 TWC members in September at the Tea in Style event we held with Frank Usher at The Savoy. The total included £270 which was raised by 1230 TWC Harpenden members who were unable to join us all for the fantastic tea and fashion show.
1230 saw us having lunch at the RSA Club in Adam Street with Margaret Duggan, winner of last year’s Any Other Business? Award which was sponsored by Microsoft. This year’s event will have an IT flavour with workshops run by experts from all areas of IT and the topics will be specifically aimed at helping your businesses to use IT more efficiently to save you time and more effectively to grow your business.
We had to dash away from the meeting to travel to Westminster where we attended a presentation by Prowess in the Members’ Dining Room, overlooking the River Thames. The report on Women Entrepreneurs was extremely interesting and we will be looking for more ways to work with Prowess in the future to help our 1230 members.
Our business day together over I left Jackie at Westminster and went off to the Caledonian Club in Halkin Street. A fabulous venue for the Hume Clan AGM. My great grandmother was a Hume. The Clan has bought and is restoring Hume Castle in the borders of Scotland. If any of you have Humes in your family tree do get in touch. The Hume Clan is relatively new – five years – and keen for new members to join. I always meet interesting people to network with and they could be related too!
Jackie Groundsell is known as the queen of women's business networking lunches - the connector. She supports thousands of small business owners through her events and lunch-time meetings