A great place to make surprising and lasting connections
Being a member of Thrive has opened up several business opportunities and helped me to expand my network of professional contacts, many of whom have become friends. I’ve been impressed by how several aspects of Thrive has helped change and shape my business.
Firstly, the introduction to accountant Will Farnell has revolutionised our accounting system. He helped us save hundreds of pounds in fees, and has given us an incredibly user-friendly and efficient accounting system. I’ve also taken out insurance with another member and had some great financial planning advice from within the group, which have changed my personal and business finances for the better.
I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up plenty of business, but most notably from Ian Huggins, who made a very lucrative introduction for me. Thanks to his connections with Norland Managed Services Ltd, I’ve been given significant contracts from Britvic and Unilever for designing their fire alarm systems, as well as risk assessing many of their buildings. This relationship continues to flourish and bring in work for Tas Valley Fire.
It’s great to come to Thrive on a Friday late lunch and spend the last couple of hours of the working week doing business in such a pleasant atmosphere. The speakers are interesting and inspiring; the camaraderie in the group is fantastic, and I always learn something new. Whether it’s meeting a like-minded business person, doing something to help another member or picking up work myself, Thrive is a great place to make surprising and lasting connections. It’s like fishing; you never know what the catch that day will be!