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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:50

ISSBA Event Reviews - Networking and Comedy Night

Two for the price of one this month! Roger Barcham, BMS Imaging reviews our January Meet the Members Networking Event and Callie Knight, Funding Falcon reviews the Comedy Night in early February.

Meet the Members Networking Event – January 2019

Written by Roger Barcham, BMS Imaging

RB PhotoOnce again, ISSBA’s Meet the Members event held annually at the New Wolsey Theatre was a great success. Some 40 attendees came along for some freestyle networking and to hear Elise Golbourn describe the New Wolsey’s journey since it’s re opening a few years ago.

Whilst the journey and strategies were specific to the Theatre, the lessons in client/audience management and satisfaction were relevant to any business. Discover and target their needs with agreed personal and friendly communications. Keep the relevant information flowing at the right speed and then learn when it is, perhaps, too much for any particular person. But that it is important to keep contact with potential repeat clients, especially after their first experience doing business, or in the case of the New Wolsey, attending a show.

I was pleased to see some new visitors to the event. Following the advice above, I chatted to our first time attendees and discovered that they had just started new businesses and were looking for networking: firstly in their price bracket and secondly with people who had started businesses themselves. Of course, this is exactly what ISSBA is all about. Mutual support and understanding.

Lastly, on behalf of ISSBA, thanks once again to the New Wolsey Theatre, who have supported this event for at least 5 years now.


Comedy Night – February 2019 Social Event

Written by Callie Knight, Funding Falcon

Funding FalconThe team at Funding Falcon have attended some of the ISSBA Networking events recently and have particularly enjoyed the evening ones at The Dove in December and The Cock and Pye comedy evening earlier this month.

We found these meetings very useful to our business as it is a good way to meet new people in a relaxed and friendly manner, whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the chosen venues.

We look forward to being invited and attending more of these events in the future and hope to meet many new people and continue to network and socialise with the regulars who attend.