Carry On Networking

It’s funny, the goings on you see in folks' homes when you’re out and about earning an honest crust.

We encourge members at our weekly BGN business networking group breakfasts near Petersfield to include a good story as part of their 60-second pitches and this week we got "Confessions of a Carpet Layer". 

Our double-entendre-friendly carpet expert Adam “Good on all floors” George always appreciates a good laying and he couldn’t resist peeking through a neighbour's curtains while he was on the job in Bordon’s new housing development.

Hoping to spot a good shag, all he copped was a poor quality floor show of shoddy workmanship.

shagpile carpet from Adam George







Another BGN member direct from the 70’s, is Graham Gard, of Ace Designs. He'd surveyed what sounded like a very well organised swingers club (very Petersfield), with colour-coded doors for “his-n-hers” rooms. At least, we assumed he was surveying it as part of his professional architectural service.

Imagine our disappointment when we found out that the colours didn’t signify sexual tastes but demarcated a domestic peace line during an acrimonious divorce.

And in a nod to "Allo Allo" our gracious hostess Robina Talbot-Ponsonby assured us that Langrish House had passed its routine hotel inspection for Legionnaires Disease, having disposed of any remaining French soldiers held captive in the attic since the war.

Though she warned the meeting that the hotel could take no responsibility for any French ailments that members picked up by embracing the group’s resident photographer and comedy Frenchman Michael Focard.

I’ve totally forgotten who won the prize for best pitch but I’m sure it was good to beat the usual high standard and, no doubt, photocopying magnate John Raeyen earned an honourable mention.

We were also treated to a six-minute talk by Gile Cleverley of Syn-Star IT services whicih included some useful tips on what to look for in your IT support arrangements. 

Fancy networking that bring results? Visit BGN for free during our May guest month

To the main business - this week we passed 17 good quality opportunities for business around the room.

If you’re looking for a network in which to grow your business then the Business Growth Network may just be for you! We’re throwing our doors open to visitors in May so if you think your business will benefit, then come along as a guest - your first visit is free!

BGN meets at Langrish House on every Wednesday morning of the week, at 6.45am for 7am, for networking and breakfasting, and we fiish promptly at 8.30am.

If you’re interested in meeting more than 30 like-minded people willing to act as your unofficial sales staff, then contact us.

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