CORE VALUES – OUR MISSION
We’ve years of experience working with businesses in the real world. When it comes to business networking, Thrive really has been there and done it. Thrive enables you to meet like-minded business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs supporting each other, providing a trusting environment to move you and your business forward.
Lorna and Thrive have been networking, building trusted relationships, identifying good business opportunities since 2011, initially as Business for Breakfast and then Thrive.
In March 2020, Thrive shifted all of its in-person meetings to Thrive online, safety and wellbeing being the top priority, however, we found that communication was key during this period, the experience was very different from face-to-face events and a steep learning curve for most of us. Our online platform has exceeded our expectations and has proven to be highly effective in allowing us to keep our networks and businesses strong.
In November 2020 Thrive was successful in Norfolk County Council’s bid for ‘Go Digital’ and was Advisor approved for Norfolk micro-businesses and SME’s to support them to improve their use of digital technology. The Thrive.Buzz consortium was formed having a broad range of skills, being focused on delivering digital transformation and helping to answer key challenges.
Thrive is now hybrid, we’ve been there for each other at a time when we’ve all needed support, we’ve helped by making connections, we’ve discussed new opportunities and looked for different ways of exposure. We’ve seen people at the start of their businesses journey who’ve connected with people and found new leads, we made some trusted connections for each other and re-ignited some previous contacts, we’ve been collaborating together and subsequently, we’ve won new work, we’ve been through much together, shared stories, information, offers and advice but most importantly together we built good trusted relationships and good friends.
I’m proud to be on the journey with Thrive, the brainchild of my wife Lorna. I’ve been working with small business Owners and Founders for more than 30 years, coaching them with the use of a unique methodology and strategy playbook. Ones that mean that they then lead and not just manage or work ‘in’ their businesses.
For the Thrive team/community, I’m keen to identify key connections for members and help them using my business expertise. Behind the scenes, I work with Lorna to find new and exciting ways to evolve the Thrive offer.