U2B Networking In Shifnal

Brunch Meeting 1000 – 1200 – Tuesdays / Fortnightly

Parkhouse Hotel
Park Street,
Shifnal
TF11 9BA


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Group Information

COVID 19 INFORMATION

Our productive and successful meeting in and around the Shifnal area has moved to online for now. Our meetings are free. We meet every 2 weeks.

In this group you will experience much more than from a  regular networking meeting, with our hands on unique supportive features. Our Business Education feature, gives you insights, advice and help with business topics that you can take away and implement into your business. Our HCWHY feature gives you help, advice and support with challenges your business is facing or with new ideas that you have to grow your business. Our My Story, My Business feature allows you to really let us know the person behind the business, to better understand who you are and how we can help and support you, building those lasting working relationships.  You get the opportunity to raise brand awareness, showcase your business, and receive written pre qualified referrals. These written business opportunities will lead to guaranteed sales & income, build engagement with other partners and help you promote offers from your business. 

Our great value Partnership and events attract directors, business owners and decision makers, that value building long-term mutually beneficial relationships that lead to the growth of their business sales. 

We work diligently to understand who our partners want to meet, where they are looking to grow, in and outside of the meetings, we facilitate introductions for you, to the right people you are looking for, to extend your sales network and build a larger database of connections.

Our partners on average increase their business by 35% using the group as part of their sales & business strategy. Increase their business knowledge by 30% and by the end of their first year partnership, have added multiple value to their business and grown in sales knowledge and confidence. All our business and development training is free for partners and can be done online or physically at a venue.

We have an Advisory team who support partners by gaining an understanding of their business via strategic conversations, to ensure they achieve a return, both in terms of their time at our meetings and investment in partnership.

All this value costs you less than £1 a day and you can expect £35’000 circa pa, the average for a partnership with U2B Networking. You are also guaranteed to request a refund of your partnership, if after 12 months you are not happy with your results, in accordance with U2B Networking terms & conditions.

Our group is set up to give you maximum value, you will never have your showcase time shortened to below 60 seconds and the meeting will never feel rushed. Only 1 person from each professional speciality can be a partner in our group , take a look at the list below, if your profession is not taken by an existing partner then book on at the top of this page. Can’t see your profession listed, then it is available, just book on in the calendar at the top of the page. Come and see how we will help you and start taking your business to the next level of growth & success. 

Testimonials

Producing Great Results

More than ever I am so pleased I joined U2B Networking Shifnal. Within days of Living in Lockdown, Andy had got us all together on video conferencing and we were off! Innovative ideas were shared for how we could support each other, business passed, and guests joined us too. I’m really enjoying this new way of working and the chance to present my business in this way. It’s really bringing out some creative thinking and producing great results.

Helen Heywood MBA

Marketing and Communications Consultant

Receiving Great Support

I would like to recommend U2B Networking Shifnal for anyone who would like to network within a supportive and friendly group structure. Being part of a small family firm it can often be hard to problem solve and get the right support in your business when you need it. One of the benefits of this group is the “How Can We Help You” slot when you can present a business issue and discuss solutions amongst the group. I believe this is one of the unique selling points which makes U2B
Networking so valuable. So as well as free advice I have also received written business that has paid over twice my yearly partnership fee and with the potential for much more. I look forward to continuing to grow and support the network.

Rhian Simpson

HRS Asset Management Ltd

Springboard For My Business

Yoo2Be Networking has been a great springboard for my business. With the ‘My Story, My Business’ slot, we each have the opportunity to tell our Yoo2Be Networking partners about ourselves, our career choices and our passion for our business. We All have a story to tell about why we do what we do, and why it is important to us. Understanding each of our ‘stories’ cements us as a group and helps us understand how best to help each other. I have enjoyed getting to know each and every partner and look forward to getting to know new partners as they join!

Thank you Yoo2Be Networking, and my greatly valued Shifnal Yoo2Be Networking Partners ?. I look forward to our next meeting…

Helen Esslemont

Maplebrook Wills

Advice and Support

“I joined Yoo2Be Networking not too long ago after a very warm welcome during my first guest meeting. I had only just started my own business and was eager to get the advice and support from more experienced business owners. Yoo2Be Networking gave me all of that and supplied me with my very first customers. It’s made a huge difference as it helped me gain more confidence and made me feel like I could make this endevour into a success. I can highly recommend for anyone who’s starting out and can use an extra boost in business.”

Anne Bode

Anne Bode Design

An Investment In Your Business

Most business owners don’t network. They’re either too busy, don’t understand networking, don’t see the value of it, or perceive that they will be constantly ‘sold to’. 

The fact is that for any SME owner, in whatever sphere, networking is one of the best routes to market you have, and one in which you are in total control. Networking also helps overcome the feeling of isolation that many SME owners  feel.

Yoo2be Networking is an active and thriving networking group, relevant for any SME owner. It is friendly and relaxed, with a focus on Personal Development, information sharing, mutual support, and building personal relationships. Everyone has a voice in Yoo2Be Networking. It exists for its partners’ benefit.

Networking is an investment in your business, and for me, joining Yoo2be Networking is one of the best investments I have made.

Ewan Bent,

Director, Shrewsbury Business Consulting Ltd

A Genuine Desire To Help Me

Having looked at and been part of other impersonal, ineffective networking groups where I always felt I was only a number, I was invited along to the Yoo2Be Networking group in Shifnal.

 I was so impressed by the friendly atmosphere and the genuine desire and willingness of the group partners to get to know me and my business that I joined after only my second visit.

If you are looking for a networking group that is not only friendly but also cares about you and your business, I have no hesitation in recommending this group.

David Mackenzie, Director

Trident Assett Finance Ltd

 

A Unique Style of Networking

We joined yoo2be networking shifnal just under a year ago and have never looked back…a friendly bunch and a warm welcme awaits for anyone who pops in to see what we are all about…our unqiue style of networking and how can we help you really means your not on your own…sometimes i feel ive known these guys for years i encourage any new business or exsisting ones to come along …

Martin Morris, Director

ALK Prini Ltd

Come and See What We Are So Proud Of

Meet The Shifnal Advisory Team

Rhian Simpson

Group Meeting Director (GMD)

07854523117

rhian.simpson@hrs-am.co.uk

Dorz O'Connell

OPS Officer

07399520398

dorzaavani@gmail.com

Helen Heywood

Partners Coordination Officer (PCO)

07999229725

 helen@helenheywood.uk

Meet The Partners

Helen Heywood - Marketing & Communications Consultant

Phone Number – 07999229725
Email Address – helen@helenheywood.uk
Website –

Helen Heywood MBA Marketing & Communications is an award-winning agency based in the Midlands, UK. 

By using:
• Brand Management
• Change Management
• Events and Media Relations
The creative director of the agency, Helen Heywood MBA, has a background in marketing, sales and business coaching. Achievements include:

  • Successful marketing plans for business growth and interim PR management
    • A pioneering, successful community engagement programme for an outdoor learning centre
    • Increased sales for event bookings to maximum capacity
    • Award winning marketing for a £270m government education investment programme
    • First ever marketing manager for Cultural and Leisure Services
    This agency, renowned for their tenacity and energy, is for:

• Business
• Corporate Organisations
• Consortiums
• Trusts
Covering a wide range of services from concept to results, whatever your requirements, please do contact them for an informal chat. 

Business Consultant - Available

Phone Number – 07470358353
Email Address – ewan.bent@shrewsburybizconsult.co.uk
Website – https://www.shrewsburybizconsult.co.uk

Helping Entrepreneurs Achieve their Ambitions.

Top sportsmen and sportswomen use coaches. The best musicians have teachers, and those wanting to get fit use personal trainers.

Using a business coach is a signal of success. It shows that you are serious about your business and that you value having a second opinion, a trusted person to share ideas with and a critical friend.

I know first hand how lonely running your business can be. Engaging a good business coach immediately reduces your stress, enables you to manage your time better and prioritise your actions, and gives you the comfort that  key decisions can be sense checked by a trusted partner.

I am a proven entrepreneur. I founded the UK’s first biomass heating fuel company, in 2004, and over 11 years grew it to a profitable £3.3m turnover, with a mixed customer base in excess of 250. Since 2015, I have been dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions.

Nick Watts - Graphic Design- Depict Creative Limited

Phone Number – 07595879460
Email Address – nick@depict-creative.co.uk
Website – www.depictcreative.co.uk

 

Martin Morris - Printer - ALK Print Ltd

Phone Number – 07860259252
Email Address – martin@alkprint.com
Website – https://www.alkprint.com

ALK PRINT LTD established 30 years based in the West Midlands ..ive been in print all my life so know a little bit about life with a press…

We are happy to be a partner of Yoo2Be Networking, we pride oursleves on our Service,quality of goods and and of course our Prices..

We print anything to do with paper and have many happy customers we are always happy to help..

We do mailing saving money over 25% on postage if possible.

we are happy to offer a Yoo2Be partner an offer where we will beat or at least match any like for like print job by 5%..and if we cant beat it we will be happy to offer FREE 250 business cards matt laminated free of charge (excludes design) first order only.

Dream,Believe and you will Acheive your Print dreams with ALK PRINT LTD.

call me always happy  to talk..

Anne Bode- Web Design- Anne Bode Design

Phone Number – 07423501352
Email Address – info@annebodedesign.co.uk

Website – https://www.annebodedesign.co.uk

I am an all-round designer and the founder of Anne Bode Design, based in Telford, West Midlands. I offer a range of services, including:

– Website design and development

– Web audits and wordpress training

– Bespoke illustrations and iconography

– Email Newsletter Design

– Photoshop services (retouching)

plus much more.

With 4+ years of experience, including work for a marketing and design agency, I offer high quality products that can make your company stand out with a totally unique and professional look and feel. Websites are user friendly and easy to maintain and edit for everyone, including non-developers with no code knowledge. Moreover, all websites come with free training, hosting for the first year, and 2 hours monthly standby assitance should you get stuck. Working from a freelance basis, I offer top of the range services for an affordable tarrif, giving you the best possible product without breaking the bank.

Contact me for a free website audit or discuss all your design requirements

Rhian Simpson - Financial - IFA - HRS Asset Management Ltd

Phone Number – 07854523117
Email Address – rhian.simpson@hrs-am.co.uk
Website –

My name is Rhian Simpson and I am an independent financial adviser, my company is HRS Asset Management Ltd. We are a family business providing specialist investment advice and we are really proud of the relationships we have built with our clients up and down the country and abroad.

 Some of the areas we focus on are:

 Tax efficient investment planning

  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Pension planning
  • General financial planning advice
  • Business protection advice

 We are also very comfortable with liaising with other professionals, for example accountants, solicitors and will-writers in order to meet a client’s objectives.

Communication - Media - Available

Phone Number – 07738715038
Email Address – ben@moogiesmedia.co.uk
Website – https://moogiesmedia.co.uk

Moogies create content for your media channels, offering Drone, photography and videography services.

Our drone services have capabilities of potential long flying times, that gives us an advantage when filming your project.

Also, we set up media centres at events, enabling you to show what is going on live and giving people the chance to see and attend. We interview people who give instant reactions that are authentic as well as trying to capture magic moments.

We are prepared to put your videos on our channels, ensuring further scope to your business and be seen by thousands of potential clients.

Asset Finance - Available

Phone Number – 07763588887
Email Address – david@tridentassetfinance.co.uk
Website –

With over 30 year of experience, Trident Asset Finance is a locally based, highly successful broker.

It can be hard for businesses to secure funding for many reasons – type of asset, new or recent start business, location – the list goes on.

Good news! We can access over 120 finance companies who will consider lending for just these reasons.
At Trident we are bespoke and take the time to know your requirements so that we can select the appropriate finance to secure the best chance of acceptance.

We fund hard assets such as vehicles, construction, agriculture, caravans & campers, boats & aviation, manufacturing equipment, print, renewables – bio mass, wind energy…

And, soft assets too; IT, Telecommunications, office equipment, hotel fit out, dental & ophthalmic equipment…in fact anything you can think of.

Why not find out more and give us a call today.

Blogger - Available

Phone Number – 07801247897
Email Address – kayleigh@moogiesmedia.co.uk
Website –

I offer blogging and vlogging commercial solutions for businesses and brands, offering a platform for you to be seen by thousands, we can take your product and demonstrate how it is used in a practical way, or we simply can write or video about your business,

We are what is known as social media influencers and our supporters will promote your products too by sharing our blogs/vlogs, we are one community which you can benefit from.

Be seen by thousands of people and in front of hundreds of potential clients today.

Helen Esslemont - Consultant - Maplebrook Wills (Shropshire)

Phone Number – 07773909620
Email Address – helen.eeslemont@maplebrookwills.co.uk

Website – www.maplebrookwills.co.uk/telford-and-shrewsbury/

As a Legacy Planner for Maplebrook Wills, I prepare legal documents, including wills and lasting powers of attorney (LPAs), and advice on related products like funeral plans and trusts. Thinking about dying is never easy, so I do my utmost to take the stress away. I meet clients in person (or over videolink) and discuss your personal circumstances before advising which products will suit you best.

If you choose to go ahead, I’ll go away and prepare a will for you. A will is a legally binding document. It ensures that after you die, your assets are distributed precisely according to your wishes.

 Under current lockdown conditions, Maplebrook have processes in place to prepare and provide all of these legal documents without physical contact.

 Services:

FREE consultation (during lockdown, over videolink)

Wills (Single or Mirror)

Trusts

LPAs (Lasting Power Attorney)

Funeral Plans

Secure Document Storage

 

 

Mark Elcocks - Insurance - IRCM Ltd

Phone Number – 07855350817
Email Address – markelcocks@ircmsc.co.uk
Website –

 

Dorz O'Connell - Health & Wellbeing - Oh So Natural

Phone Number – 01902 238893
Email Address – dorzaavani@gmail.com
Website – www.avanihairdesign.co.uk

Oh So Natural brings to you all the goodness of natural products, whether for inside or outside the body. Products that are not tested on animals, are vegan , halal, and have non of the what we call the harmful nastysides in them. From beauty creams to hair products, from vitamins & minerals to healthy drinks, we have a wide variety for you to try.

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