I attend Word Gets Around Networking because the timing doesn’t affect my working day, I usually create meaningful relationships and find the presentations relevant to my business
Director FCCA/ Portt Payroll & Bookkeeping
I moved to a little village just outside Taunton in July 2014 after 30 years in Leamington Spa. Apart from my Brother and his family I didn't know a soul. After six months of hiding away in my Brother's attic I realised I needed to start getting out and meeting people.
I was reluctant to Google business networking in Taunton as my experience of networking in Warwickshire, like so many people I have met, was not the best. Ridiculously early starts, pressure to provide referrals when I hardly knew the members and just generally feeling out of it and uncomfortable.
Word Gets Around network held the greatest appeal in my internet search. I liked the look of Paul (in his photo!) but more importantly I liked what he said particularly about the informality of the meetings. That didn't stop me suffering first night nerves though. But I wasn't the only new kid on the block and the evening was everything Paul promised it would be.
Informative, fun and the perfect opportunity to meet other business owners. And I have gained so much from Word Gets Around. New clients for my Lifetstyle Financial Planning business, contacts to help me progress my business and really importantly, lovely new friends.
So a big thank you to Paul and Word Gets Around. .
Lifestyle Financial Planner / Coull Money
Word Gets Around Business Networking is what modern networking should all be about: relaxed, not forced, productive, sharing of knowledge, contacts and ideas. WGA delivers on all these fronts.
Sales Manager / UK Storage Company (SW) Ltd
I have attended a few Word Gets Around meetings and have enjoyed them all, I have met many interesting kind and helpful people who are so willing to share their time, knowledge and humour. I have had a new beautiful website designed this year by Pam at White Knight Marketing and a fabulous new logo designed by the very talented Paul Elliot Smith, both of which have helped my small business tremendously, not only by how it is seen by clients but how proud I am to represent it. I would definitely recommend attending these networking meetings to all small local businesses as a way to meet fellow local entrepreneurs, it makes for a less lonely place self employed when you know there are others out there who are in the same situation as you.
Owner / Just Simply Sumptuous
I have been attending WGA networking since the very first meeting. It's a dynamic and interesting group where business gets done, along with making new friends. I have had the opportunity to present to the group twice and being able to do this has helped my business grow and build awareness around what I do. I thoroughly recommend this group to all local businesses.
Award winning Hypnotherapist / Advanced Hypnotherapy UK Ltd
From just one meeting I knew that Word Gets Around was the networking event for me! The style was so relaxed, but without being unproductive, everyone was friendly and approachable, yet keen to make connections. After just a couple of meetings I made useful contacts that led to paid work, and I met a financial advisor who has put my pension fund in order!