We will always be committed to our Purpose of you and your business and making Networking Great for You Now
You will come out of every single meeting with something you can use and put into practice immediately, but don’t take that from us, here’s what some of our members say:
I was a member of DD for a few months whilst employed by a different company and found it very valuable as a way of making connections and getting referrals for the business. Where it has helped the most however is since I decided to start my own company.
The support I have been given has been incredible and helped me grow my confidence, create a plan and strategy for the growth of the business, get new clients and just generally been a massive help.
Both the general groups and also the monthly training and development sessions have been invaluable to me and along with the friendships I have made and the 1 2 1 accountability and mentoring I have received I can genuinely say the business would not be where it is without being a member of Deliberately Different. Would highly recommend.
Mike Lewis, Breakout Media
I love my Wednesday mornings! I’ve never attended a meeting like it, safe to say Wednesday is my most productive and energetic day in the office. You can tell how passionate the MD’s are about giving each member the support and training that is needed rather than pressuring for referrals around the room. Thank you for starting such a great business support group, I would recommend every business owner to give the meetings a go.
Jayne McCollin, Total Tax Solutions
We joined as one of the first members and Deliberately Different has enabled us to make contacts with various employers and employment links to help us achieve our objectives. They have been very receptive to what we are trying to achieve and the insight to the private business sector has been invaluable in terms of how we now engage companies about supporting ex offenders into work. It is early days but everything passed to me has been positive and the work done over the past months is really starting to pay off. We are very excited about the opportunities and future benefits of this partnership.
Lee Mountain, Deputy Governor, HMP Kirklevington
Deliberately Different meetings are so much better than other networking groups because you learn so much and don’t feel pressured into passing on referrals. It was refreshing to chat to like minded business owners and to be able to ask for support in a friendly atmosphere, without anyone trying to hard sell their services. Thanks guys for creating a networking group that’s Deliberately Different and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to network
Dave Cummings, Merchant Services North Limited
After years of attending the same traditional networking breakfast meetings with the same old concepts, I came across Deliberately Different and different it is! I feel like networking has become exciting again as I leave each session motivated with new ideas and concepts to help improve my business. The support and training provided is exceptional and delivered with passion. I would encourage anyone wanting to make a difference to get involved with this new revolution.
Ryan Marshall, Marshall and McCourt
I learned more about business and my role in the first couple of months with Deliberately Different than in the four years I was with the ‘traffic light’ Network.
Paul Evans, PASSfm
I don’t know many businesses that go in straight lines and if you keep doing what you have always done then? I know that DD gives you the time and inputs to think outside of the box, to share achievements and to address challenges in a supportive environment, to receive relevant training and personal development, all under one roof.
Jeff Thompson, Digital Apprenticeship Consultant
Everyone is warm and welcoming and it is so much more than just referrals and sixty second presentations. It really is about working together, sharing skills and making sure we can turn referrals into business. By far the best business networking I have ever attended and I would recommend it to everyone who is serious about winning business.
Gregg Gavin, Red Robot Systems
The meetings are very different to typical networking meetings. The sessions are very interactive and there is quality time for each business to really open up and take questions from the room. The sessions run with a format that allows each person to be themselves and be completely honest about what they do, how they do it and ways to improve the offering. The meetings have changed how we do business and have really given us improvement in all areas of our business.
Ian Proctor – Pixel Media