BGN - putting the twerk into networking

Things got a little amorous this week at BGN, possibly in the run-up to St Valentine’s Day next week.

Steve Walker, of Walker Electricals in Pompey, kicked off the usual round of 60-second pitches by showing us the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from Sparky’s Emporium. Not only was it attractive to look at and guaranteed to warm any lady’s heart but you can also throw into the bath with her for maximum effect - no, not a three-bar electric heater, but some flower scented soap.

Painter and decorator Luke Ingram of I-for-Detail professed his undying love for wood but Sam Small of Petersfield solicitors’ Mackarness and Lunt dowsed his ardour by telling the meeting that women can indeed have it all now – the house AND the pension.

Kev Kingsbury of Snuggs Home Development entered into a love/hate relationship with photocopier phenomenon John Raeyen for claiming this week’s honourable mention, with the usual 60-second rant about how busy he is.

Mark Winterhalder of Devoted Films demonstrated the perfect present for any devoted (or jealous) partner - a drone that can stalk you around the house, winning Mark the prize for best pitch.

Fortunately, Joe Goddard of Detect Fire and Security followed up with a six-minute presentation on how his company can provide the security measures to keep Mark and his aerial intruder out of your home. 

Referrals

As ever, members have been keeping their eyes and ears open for business opportunities for colleagues and 16 good quality referrals were passed around the room. 

New members welcome

It was with sadness that we said farewell to John Le Poidevin who is finally taking a well-earned retirement from his thrilling work, if indeed you could use such a mundane word to describe his life of adventure.

That means we now have a slot open at BGN for both assassin and international gigolo, as well as for a plumber and a car mechanic. If Antonio Banderas or Richard Gere are reading this blog post, please get in touch - I hear Richard’s rates for unblocking a toilet are quite reasonable.

Anyway, enjoy your pension John, assuming you got around to taking one out.

Dates for the diary

To prove we do more than just business, BGN is holding its annual Brains Trust quiz on May 3. Apparently, lots of newspaper ripping up is involved.

And we were all excited to hear that "Gin"-ine Pert of Discover Wines in Denmead is to hold yet another Gin Fest in the village on 16 June.

Free breakfast, free breakfast, free breakfast at BGN!

We meet at Langrish House, near Petersfield, every Wednesday morning from 6.45am and we’re done by 8.30 after some fun but focused networking over a full English or continental breakfast.

We’re looking to fill the few slots we have left, and did I mention that a visitor gets to eat for free for their first visit?

If you’re interested in meeting 35 like-minded people to act as your unofficial sales staff, then please contact us. Come and see - you might like it!

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