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How your brain works by Chris Fleet

In April’s G12 meeting, Chris Fleet of The Devon Clinic gave us the 10 minute talk about how the brain works.  This was a fascinating insight into how we can get the best out of our brain and use it for business.  He has very kindly created a YouTube video you can watch on the link below.




If you’d like to find out more or chat to Chris directly he is a member and you can find his contact details on our member page here.

Easter Business Breakfast Networking

Join us on Wednesday 24th April at 9.30 am at the Dolphin Hotel in Bovey Tracey for our rearranged Easter Devon Business Networking event.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our Easter G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our speaker is Chris Fleet who will be sharing with us how the brain works and how you can get the best out of your brain and use it to its best ability for your business.

10.30 – 11.20am further networking 1-2-1 opportunity and close

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

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Professional Headshot Photography

G12 member, Tony Cobley set up his professional headshot photography studio at our well attended March networking meeting at the Dartmoor Lodge in Ashburton, Devon.



Tony provided headshot photo shoots for 9 of our members, all able to take as long as they required and pick several favourite shots.

Tony said: “G12 is a great networking group for me as I like the flexibility of attending as often as I like without pressure and the well-structured yet informal format. I’ve met several lovely new clients through the groups and some excellent new suppliers and collaborators.”

Find out more at www.tonycobley.com

June Bovey Tracey Business Networking

Join us on Wednesday 19th June from 9.30 am at The Dolphin Hotel in Bovey Tracey with our June Breakfast meeting.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

We’ve been to the Dolphin Hotel many times and we’re in our own dedicated conference room away from the hotels’ paying guests. So for this event, we’ll have privacy and the same superb standard of service with a fabulous breakfast and bottomless tea and coffees.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our Dartmoor G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our Speaker is Ben Rotherhay from the Value Engine who will be talking to us about -how to boost your business growth and profitability while gaining more time freedom without working 24/7 – Even if You Feel Trapped in the Day-to-Day

You’ll learn…

1.Why Firms Stall on Their Growth Journey:Identify the hidden pitfalls that halt progress after initial success. Understand these challenges to effectively leapfrog over them.

2. How To Achieve More By Doing Less:Utilise a four-step process to clarify goals and prioritise high-return activities, defining your company’s strategy and plan on a single page

3.How To Reclaim 7 Hours Every Week:Master a proven four-step process to streamline operations, effectively freeing up seven hours each week. This allows you to work on strategic growth initiatives as well as daily business tasks.

10.30 – 11.20 am our networking 1-2-1 opportunity

11.30 am – we close the meeting

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

May Devon Business Networking

Join us on Wednesday 22nd May from 9.30 am at Teign Valley Golf Club for our May Devon Business Networking event.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our May G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our speaker is Tim Burling from Two Moors Finance who will be explaining how finance works, why it can work for a business & why Covid was great news for asset finance.

Tim will be presenting & explaining based on an interactive quiz type format along the lines of what can & cannot be funded, so make sure you put your thinking caps on prior to the meeting!!!

Join us for this interactive, engaging and relevant presentation.

10.30 – 11.20am further networking 1-2-1 opportunity and close

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

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Spring into Success: Why Business Networking is Your Key to Growth

As the world awakens from the slumber of winter, spring brings with it a sense of renewal and opportunity. It’s a time when nature bursts forth with vibrant colors, and the air is filled with the promise of new beginnings. And what better way to embrace this spirit of rejuvenation than by diving headfirst into the world of business networking?

1. Expand Your Horizons:
Spring is the perfect time to break out of your comfort zone and connect with like-minded professionals from diverse industries. Business networking events offer a platform to meet new people, exchange ideas, and gain fresh perspectives that can spark innovation and propel your business forward.

2. Cultivate New Relationships:
They say that your network is your net worth, and there’s no better time than spring to cultivate meaningful connections. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, building strong relationships with fellow professionals can open doors to new opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations.

3. Stay Ahead of the Curve:
In today’s fast-paced business landscape, staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. Attending business networking events allows you to stay informed about the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices, keeping you one step ahead of the competition.


4. Showcase Your Brand:
Spring is a time of growth and renewal, making it the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand to a wider audience. Business networking events provide a platform to share your expertise, promote your products or services, and establish yourself as a thought leader in your field.

5. Energize Your Business:
Just as spring brings new life to the natural world, attending business networking events can breathe new life into your business. The energy and enthusiasm of networking events can reinvigorate your passion for what you do, inspiring you to set ambitious goals and pursue them with renewed vigor.

6. Learn and Grow:
No matter how experienced you are, there’s always something new to learn. Business networking events often feature expert speakers, workshops, and panel discussions where you can gain valuable insights, learn new skills, and acquire knowledge that can drive your business forward.

7. Seize the Season of Opportunity:
Spring is a season of growth, opportunity, and transformation. By embracing the spirit of spring and actively participating in business networking events, you can position yourself for success and lay the groundwork for a prosperous future.

This spring, don’t miss out on the chance to spring into success with business networking. Whether it’s attending events, joining online communities, or simply reaching out to fellow professionals, take advantage of the season of opportunity and watch your business thrive.

See you at our next networking event!

G12 March Big Breakfast Business Networking

Join us on Wednesday 20th March from 9.30 am at The Dartmoor Lodge, Ashburton with the return of our BIG Breakfast meeting.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

We’ve been to the Dartmoor Lodge before and this time we’re in our own dedicated conference room away from the hotels’ paying guests. So for this event, we’ll have privacy and the same superb standard of service with the help yourself breakfast buffet and bottomless tea and coffees.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our Dartmoor G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our Guest Speaker is Dave from South West Business Expo with a very interesting talk entitled How to Expose Yourself Legally

10.30 – 11.20am further networking 1-2-1 opportunity and close

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

G12 Bovey Tracey Business Networking

Join us on Wednesday 28th February from 9.30 am at The Dolphin Hotel in Bovey Tracey with our February Breakfast meeting.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

We’ve been to the Dolphin Hotel many times and we’re in our own dedicated conference room away from the hotels’ paying guests. So for this event, we’ll have privacy and the same superb standard of service with a fabulous breakfast and bottomless tea and coffees.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our Dartmoor G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our Speaker is Chris Isaac who will be sharing with us how to protect your loved one’s inheritance from potential loss as a result of things like future care fees, divorce, second marriages, blended families or unmarried partnerships.

10.30 – 11.20am further networking 1-2-1 opportunity and close

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

New Year South Devon Networking

Join us on Wednesday 24th January from 9.30 am at Teign Valley Golf Club for our January 24 Business Networking event.

G12 Business Networking in Devon is aiming to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

As always we will be working to our meeting format that includes three guaranteed 10 min 1-2-1 conversations with people you choose – this unlocks so many great opportunities!

G12 has no membership fees and no compulsory attendance or forced referrals its just great networking and an opportunity to meet lots of other local business people. So why not come along and join this vibrant group, we’d love to meet you…

Agenda for our October G12 Business Networking Meeting

Arrive at 9.30am

9.30 – 9.55 Open Networking & 60 seconds

9.55 – 10.10 Breakfast is served

10.10 – 10.20 completion of the 60 second round

10.30 – Our speaker is Paul Skinner from Backworld who offer height-adjustable desks, ergonomic chairs and specialist cushion supports that bring comfortable and healthy working.  He will be talking about how to setup your desktop and showing a selection of different accessories that are available to create a healthy work space.

10.30 – 11.20am further networking 1-2-1 opportunity and close

This includes a fabulous cooked breakfast with a vegetarian and vegan option all with ample tea and coffee all cooked for us – what could be better than that!

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

G12 Business Networking Christmas Lunch

Join us on December 13th, 12-2 pm for our end-of-year business networking lunch and a delicious Christmas lunch at The Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey.

For our end-of-year festive lunch we will be starting at midday with Tea and Coffee on arrival and free networking until a delicious Christmas lunch which will begin serving at 12.30.

Join us in supporting the Devon Clinic, our Charity of the Year!

This year why not make a difference by attending our Christmas dinner and participating in our prize draw, where all proceeds will be dedicated to helping victims of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DVSA). Your contribution can truly transform lives and provide essential support to those in need during these challenging times.

Let’s come together to spread hope for those who need it most this festive season with the Devon Clinic.

Christmas prizes so far include:

  • 1 x Free ticket to a G12 Business Networking event in 2024 kindly donated by Gleave Media
  • RHS Rosemoor Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) kindly donated by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management
  • Southwest Business Expo has donated a 3m x 0.8m Micro Space at the 2024 show on 18th of April – This is the South West’s premier B2B show with 250 Exhibitors and 2,000+ attendees.
  • Vacu Vin cocktail-making kit includes Japanese Jigger, Cobbler Shaker, Bar Spoon & Muddler & a bottle of Gin to get you started, kindly donated by G3 Promotions
  • Crackshot has kindly donated four x 1.5-hour shooting range vouchers.
  • 2 pairs of free basic wills and the consultations that go with it. The winners are free to use them themselves or to pass on to friends and family – kindly donated by Secure Inheritance
  • 2 tickets for the Exeter Chiefs home game against Northampton on January 6th, kindly donated by Carparison.
  • Workstation assessment(worth £75) *Devon only kindly donated by Backworld
  • Moor Trees hamper, which includes a small oak tree, ‘Tree growers guide’ book, and a gift certificate for a tree dedication that the winner can redeem that year kindly donated by Moor Trees
  • Bottle of Martini Asti kindly donated by Chris Robillard
  • Bottle of Bollinger Champagne (the champagne of 007) kindly donated by Two Moors Finance
  • Full Swedish massage kindly donated by Arthur at The Devon Clinic.
  • 1 hour photo tuition voucher, value £35 from Tony Cobley
  • An allergy and digestive health check (worth £95) from The Devon Clinic

G12 Business Networking in Devon aims to be the best business network you can attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a startup, sole trader, entrepreneur, or a member of a larger team, you’ll love the relaxed, informal environment.

The Dolphin Hotel in Bovey Tracey is famous for its warm welcome, beautiful course, and delicious food and this Christmas is no different for our two-course Christmas lunch.

Mains
Traditional Roast Turkey served with all the festive trimmings, pigs in blanket, stuffing and gravy
or
Sweet Potato Parcel VG

Both options are served with crispy roast potatoes, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts with leeks & chestnuts, balsamic roasted carrots, and festive spiced red cabbage.

Dessert
A taste of summer gone with Mango and Passionfruit Mousse cake.

So please come and join us for our festive event, lovely food, great people and we’ll also have some Christmas surprises thrown in as well.

We’d love to meet you at the next Glorious 12th+ meeting, we always try to keep the costs to a minimum so all members get maximum value hence why there may be a pay online price and pay on the door price which could be different. Also, any refunds will be by request only, the chances are if you’ve said that you’re coming and have paid then we will have paid for your refreshments in advance – we hope you understand.

Note: Right of admission is reserved, registering delegates will be screened to ensure the correct audience is in attendance.

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