Top of the Pops at BGN

ABBA’s popularity never seems to wane among the middle-aged pop-picking members of BGN, East Hampshire’s largest and most tuneful breakfast business networking group.

This week, to relieve the tedium of one another’s company at our weekly events, our chairman Lee came up with the idea of a musical theme for our 60-second lift pitches, "Dave" Lee "Travis" presiding over the impromptu show as enthsiastically as any 70s DJ at a live recording of Top of the Pops.

I'm sure that titles of ABBA hits were being inserted into just about every single pitch, no matter the relevence; the wholesome Swedish quartet even got a mention in our chairman Lee’s 60-second intro which was clearly inspired by his favourite band, Cradle of Filth.

There were plenty of “game” performances and Gerry O’Neill of Petersfield Physio should have won something with her frenetic flinging around of skeleton parts during a rendition of “Them Bones” (if only rendition had been an option).

Whoever persuaded DJ Mikey Parr, of solicitor’s Mackarness and Lunn, to rap about his will writing service is probably facing a lawsuit for loss of dignity.

But Joe Goddard of Detect (feat. Fire and Security) won the prize for best performance with a flagrantly copyright-busting version of “My Favourite Things” (ear plugs would have been on my list).

New members, hurray!

Clearly wishing he hadn’t already handed over his cheque for the membership fee (which is much lower than for comparable groups) Simon King of Headley Insurance Services was obviously under the impression that Start Trek, rather than Stars in their Eyes, was the theme this week.

Oh well, a great start Simon. Next week is our annual tribute to naturism and free love.

Guests are very welcome

Despite the holiday season, momentum was maintained due to our requirement to provide subs in one’s absence. It was refreshing to see so many new faces, though God only knows what they thought of the entertainment

Business referrals

Despite the less than harmonious tone of the meeting, we did get down to serious business and 11 referrals for business were passed around the room.

We don’t stop referring business opportunities just because it’s hot. Come to a free BGN trial visit

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 so if you think your business will benefit from more clients, then come along as a guest - your first visit is free!

BGN meets at Langrish House on any Wednesday morning of the week, at 6.45am for 7am, for networking and breakfasting, and finishes by 8.30am.

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

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