First of all welcome to this new blog for Yoo2Be Networking we hope you enjoy reading and come along for the journey with us as there’s lots of exciting things to come.

Ok so a little information on Yoo2Be from the beginning.

Yoo2Be Networking was founded by Andrew O’Connell, an ex Sergeant Major & 22 year veteran of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, a successful business entrepreneur, & business mentor. Once leaving the forces he became a Director for Nestle.

Yoo2Be Networking began with just the one meeting back in September 2016 in Cannock, West Midlands with the concept of rewarding & adopting a more acceptable way for the business owners & entrepreneurs to gain new business & growth. In just 18 short months Yoo2Be has gained momentum & grown from that one meeting to 8 meetings across the Midlands & its growing all the time.

Yoo2Be Networking came to fruition after Andrew himself experienced some eyeopening behaviours within the business networking world & decided it was time to change that. To bring Networking back to being all about its members & their businesses, rather than the well known bums on seats rule or numbers. Andrew started Yoo2Be Networking so all its members would be able to get a good share of Business Opportunities & gain some kind of reward for their contributions to their group & fellow members. Also where if a member is having a hard time gaining any new business that the group philosophy ‘How Can We Help You’ is to rally together to help them.

The Yoo2Be Networking Advisory team is also there to help mentor members, there is also FREE business & personal development training’s that is made available to all members. Yoo2Be’s Networking Philosophy is for you to be (Yoo2Be) successful with ours & each others help. ACTIONS=REWARDS!

Our Advisory Team members get paid as well as having their membership countdown frozen to administrate & grow their groups alongside their own businesses. It is high profile & it puts the business owners in these teams into the spot light, therefore helping to gain more business & contacts. We are opening new groups in many new regions,towns & cities over the coming months, these will be starting with Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall & Banbury.

The Yoo2Be ethos is ‘Its all about you’ its not about the organisation or its founder & its not driven by profit margins, Yoo2Be prides itself on sharing its profits back with its members, with a profit share scheme once you become a member.

If you would be interested in helping with the growth of any of the forthcoming new groups, we have paid positions available for Area Launch Directors & Advisory Team Members in all of the areas previously mentioned. To declare your interest in any of these positions you can contact the Regional Director for the West Midlands Ben Coates at or the Regional Director for the South East Gary Whittaker at

Meetings are friendly & very well put together, to join us at one of our meetings to see how we are different from other meetings head to our website & book on to come & experience Yoo2be for yourself.

Thank you for reading.