business networking Hertfordshire

Great to see everyone for this month’s Ware To Do Business business networking meeting – a great way to kick off 2021.

It’s been nearly a year since we last met at The Feathers in Wadesmill, but it’s encouraging to see that the group is thriving on Zoom – with attendees joining from across the Home Counties.

Some key points from today:

  • Lynne Moffat is hiring, it’s a part-time finance role in the Hitchin area
  • Laura Hyde is looking for any marketeers willing to offer some time to Citizens Advice East Herts
  • Please get in touch if you wish to do a presentation at an upcoming meeting, email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Our next business networking meeting is on Wednesday February 10. If you wish to attend, it’s FREE, please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Mat King – King Street Images – mat@kingstreetimages.com

John Moore — Creative Photography — john@jmcreative.photography

Karen Ward — Travel Counsellors — karen.ward@travelcounsellors.com

Jim Rowlinson — The BIG Sign Company — info@thebigsigncompany.co.uk

Helen Fordham — Consensus HR — helen@consensushr.com

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

Wayne Grossman – Lethbridge Wealth – wayne.grossman@sjpp.co.uk

Lynn Bound

Charlotte Richardson-Knott — Body Stress Release — crknott@btinternet.com

Laura Hyde – Citizens Advice East Herts – hydel@citizensadviceeastherts.org.uk

Lynne Moffat – The Bookkeeping Department – lynne@thebookkeepingdepartment.co.uk

Paul Weeks – Midas Touch – paul.weeks@ibd-uk.com

Sarah Pohlinger – Leabourne Financial Advice Ltd – sarah@leabourne.co.uk

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Business networking Hertfordshire

Thank you to all those who got into the Christmas spirit for the final Ware To Do Business meeting of the year.

Although 2020 has been a horrible year, at least we can now look forward to a brighter 2021. Let’s hope we will be meeting in person sooner rather than later.

Our December meetings always feature a quiz, and well done to teams 1 (Lynn, Vanessa, Helen F, John K and John M) and 2 (Karen, Kerstin, Paul and Steve) who were joint winners with 10 points.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday January 13. If you wish to attend, it’s FREE, please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Mat King – King Street Images – mat@kingstreetimages.com

John Moore — Creative Photography — john@jmcreative.photography

Karen Ward — Travel Counsellors — karen.ward@travelcounsellors.com

Jim Rowlinson — The BIG Sign Company — info@thebigsigncompany.co.uk

Helen Fordham — Consensus HR — helen@consensushr.com

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

Wayne Grossman – Lethbridge Wealth – wayne.grossman@sjpp.co.uk

Helen Tigue – Helen Tigue Interior Design – helentigue@icloud.com

Laura Robertson – Zukunft – laura.robertson2007@gmail.com

Rachel Wicks – Electric Footprint – rachel@electricfootprint.com

Lynn Bound

business networking Hertfordshire

Our November meeting coincided with Remembrance Day, so we asked attendees to remember a friend or loved one who served in the armed forces.

We also welcomed plenty of new faces (and familiar) faces, who all had the chance to chat and network over breakfast at The Feathers Inn, a charming village pub just outside Ware, Hertfordshire.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday December 9. If you wish to attend, please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Mat King – King Street Images – mat@kingstreetimages.com

John Moore — Creative Photography — john@jmcreative.photography

Karen Ward — Travel Counsellors — karen.ward@travelcounsellors.com

Charlotte Richardson-Knott — Body Stress Release — crknott@btinternet.com

Jim Rowlinson — The BIG Sign Company — info@thebigsigncompany.co.uk

Sarah Canfield — Curwens — sarah.canfield@curwens.co.uk

Helen Fordham — Consensus HR — helen@consensushr.com

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

Wayne Grossman – Lethbridge Wealth – wayne.grossman@sjpp.co.uk

Lynne Moffat – The Bookkeeping Department – lynne@thebookkeepingdepartment.co.uk

Helen Tigue – Helen Tigue Interior Design – helentigue@icloud.com

Rosalia Lazzara – Elevici and The Content Hive – rosalia.lazzara@gmail.com

Laura Robertson – Zukunft – laura.robertson2007@gmail.com

 

business networking Hertfordshire

The Saxons called October wine month, but it was a bit too early for a tipple at this month’s meeting of Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group.

In all, 17 people joined via Zoom, including new faces Jim Rowlinson from The Big Sign Company and Sarah Canfield from Curwens. After the opening 60-second introductions, the group was split into small groups, via breakout rooms, where they could all get to know each other a little better.

Join us on Wednesday November 11 for the next meeting of Ware To Do Business. It’s FREE to join, please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk for details.

Attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Steve Jack – Web Useful – stevej@webuseful.co.uk

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Mat King – King Street Images – mat@kingstreetimages.com

Vanessa Hewitt – Hewitt Support – vanessa@hewittsupport.com

Maria Hughes – Shadowfax – maria.hughes@sfax.co.uk

John Moore — Creative Photography — john@jmcreative.photography

Lynn Bound

Karen Ward — Travel Counsellors — karen.ward@travelcounsellors.com

Mark Ganellin — Marketing Zone — mark@marketingzone.co.uk

Charlotte Richardson-Knott — Body Stress Release — crknott@btinternet.com

Jim Rowlinson — The BIG Sign Company — info@thebigsigncompany.co.uk

Sarah Canfield — Curwens — sarah.canfield@curwens.co.uk

Matthew Pinto-Chilcott — Consensus HR — matthew@consensushr.com

networking Hertfordshire

There was a bumper attendance at the September meeting of Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group.

In all, 18 people joined via Zoom, including several new faces: Wayne Grossman from Lethbridge Wealth, Vanessa Hewitt from Hewitt Support and Maria Hughes from Shadowfax. After the opening 60-second introductions, the group was split into small groups, via breakout rooms, where they could all get to know each other a little better.

Join us for our next virtual meeting on Wednesday October 14 (9am-10am). It’s FREE to join, if you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

Paul Weeks – Midas Touch – paul.weeks@ibd-uk.com

Sarah Pohlinger – Leabourne Financial Advice Ltd – sarah@leabourne.co.uk

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Steve Jack – Web Useful – stevej@webuseful.co.uk

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Mat King – King Street Images – mat@kingstreetimages.com

Wayne Grossman – Lethbridge Wealth – wayne.grossman@sjpp.co.uk

Laura Hyde – Citizens Advice East Herts – hydel@citizensadviceeastherts.org.uk

Lynne Moffat – The Bookkeeping Department – lynne@thebookkeepingdepartment.co.uk

Vanessa Hewitt – Hewitt Support – vanessa@hewittsupport.com

Maria Hughes – Shadowfax – maria.hughes@sfax.co.uk

David Porter and Jan Hunter – Knight Property Management – info@knightpm.co.uk

 

networking Hertfordshire

Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group, held its latest virtual meeting on Wednesday August 12.

Guests joined from as far afield as Little Wymondley and Hampshire. It was great to welcome two new attendees — John Moore from Creative Photography and Kerstin Ochel from Fashion Fantasies — as well as plenty of familiar faces. After the 60-second introductions, the group was split into small groups, via breakout rooms, where they could get to know each other a little better.

Ware To Do Business has chosen Citizens’ Advice as its charity partner for 2020. We are planning a virtual pub quiz on Wednesday August 26, 7pm-9pm. If you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Join us for our next virtual meeting on Wednesday September 9 (9am-10am). It’s FREE to join, if you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

August attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

Paul Weeks – Midas Touch – paul.weeks@ibd-uk.com

Sarah Pohlinger – Leabourne Financial Advice Ltd – sarah@leabourne.co.uk

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

John Moore — Creative Photography — john@jmcreative.photography

Kerstin Ochel — Fashion Fantasies — kerstinochel11@gmx.com

Business networking Hertfordshire

Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group, held its latest virtual meeting on Wednesday July 8.

In all, 13 people joined the Zoom meeting from as far afield as Portsmouth. It was great to welcome two new attendees — John Kenny and Mat King — to the meeting, as well as plenty of familiar faces. After the 60-second introductions, the group was split into small groups, via breakout rooms, where they could get to know each other a little better.

Ware To Do Business has chosen Citizens’ Advice as its charity partner for 2020. We are planning a virtual pub quiz on Wednesday August 26, 7pm-9pm. If you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

Join us for our next virtual meeting on Wednesday August 12 (9am-10am). It’s FREE to join, if you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

July attendees:

Barry Hunt – WordSmart Communications Ltd – barry@wordsmart.biz

Chris Kell – Funeral celebrant – christinekellcelebrant@gmail.com

Karen Ward – Travel Counsellors – karen.ward@travelcounsellors.com

Paul Weeks – Midas Touch – paul.weeks@ibd-uk.com

Sarah Pohlinger – Leabourne Financial Advice Ltd – sarah@leabourne.co.uk

Paul Violet – The Coachmen – paulviolet45@gmail.com

Barbara Murrell – 5 Elements Global – barbara@5elementsglobal.com

Charlotte Richardson-Knott – Body Stress Release – crknott@btinternet.com

Steve Saunders – ActionCOACH – stevesaunders@actioncoach.com

Steve Jack – Web Useful – stevej@webuseful.co.uk

Mat King – Kingstreetimages – mat@kingstreetimages.com

John Kenny – John Kenny Coaching – info@johnkennycoaching.com

Laura Hyde – Citizens Advice East Herts – hydel@citizensadviceeastherts.org.uk

 

Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group, met on Wednesday June 10 to hear all about the great work being done by Citizens’ Advice.

Laura Hyde, the chief executive of the East Herts branch, spoke about how the charity has had to adapt during the lockdown, so it can continue to provide such a vital service to people in the district. Ware To Do Business has chosen Citizens’ Advice as its charity partner for 2020.

In all, 17 people joined the Zoom meeting from as far afield as Glasgow and Portsmouth. It was encouraging to hear that many of the businesses which were forced to closed during the lockdown, are now opening up for business.

Join us for our next virtual meeting on Wednesday July 8 (9am-10am). It’s FREE to join, if you are interested please email enquiries@waretodobusiness.co.uk

We will be chatting online using Zoom. There’s no need to download any software, I’ll send out a link which you will need to open at the start of the meeting.

Ware To Do Business Quiz Night

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday May 27 for the Ware To Do Business Charity Quiz Night, held in memory of Dean Mason.

Five teams took part with people joining us from across the country. The event was held to celebrate the memory of one of our founders, Dean Mason, who sadly passed away recently after contracting the coronavirus.

Ware To Do Business is a not-for-profit, Hertfordshire based networking group and this year we are raising funds for Citizens’ Advice — a cause close to Dean’s heart.

We raised £135 on the night – well done everyone!

Hertfordshire networking

Ware To Do Business, the friendliest Hertfordshire business networking group, held its first virtual meeting on Wednesday April 8.

Despite a few last-minute apologies for absence, 11 attendees joined in from as far afield as Hampshire and Glasgow. The format on Zoom worked well and we discussed the current business climate and the challenges facing us all.

Regrettably, we heard the sad news that W2DB founder and friend Dean Mason had passed away the previous week after contracting the coronavirus. He was a lovely man and was taken far too soon.

Unless circumstances change, we will hold our next virtual meeting on Wednesday May 13, 9am-10am. In the meantime, stay safe and we hope to see you soon!