Community Introductions & Networking [no links please]

Discussion in 'North West' started by Henry Osadzinski, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Osprey Sky Power

    Osprey Sky Power UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We are Osprey Sky Power. We produce aerial wind turbine systems that harvest very high altitude winds for clean energy generation.

    We're new to UKBF and hope to network and spread the word - thanks for looking.
    Posted: Jun 10, 2013 By: Osprey Sky Power Member since: Jun 7, 2013
  2. Lapta

    Lapta UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My 1st post, so I thought I would post in the Regional section. This is not an advertising post :p

    I have just opened a PC/Laptop/Console repair shop in Preston (not the town centre). I do not know anyone or any companies in the area as I am from Blackpool, so just hoping to do a bit of networking.

    I have ran an online business for the past 7 years in a totally different field so I am totally new to the shopkeeper side of things. I have been working on PC's since 1997 (showing my age a bit).

    Not really sure what else to post, and tried posting on other thread, but as there are too old to post on I am a bit stuck with the whole networking thing.
    Posted: Jun 10, 2013 By: Lapta Member since: Jun 10, 2013
  3. bluegreen

    bluegreen UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Good morning UK Business Forums

    I'm Robert, from Chester.

    I work in Marketing and currently enjoy a good relationship with a small number of companies in Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales.

    I'm a bit of a runner (10Ks, couple of Half Marathons, building up to either Triathlon or Marathon) and member of Chester Triathlon Club.

    I look forward to discussing a range of things with you guys here.


    Posted: Jun 12, 2013 By: bluegreen Member since: Jun 12, 2013
  4. DanSoftBridge

    DanSoftBridge UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to the forum Dan. I'm local to Prescot myself. I'm a web applications developer specialising in asp .net C# and SharePoint.
    Posted: Jun 12, 2013 By: DanSoftBridge Member since: Mar 21, 2013
  5. Osprey Sky Power

    Osprey Sky Power UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello fellow Mancs.

    This is worth a poll - how many blues can actually say they were BORN in Manchester?
    Posted: Jun 12, 2013 By: Osprey Sky Power Member since: Jun 7, 2013
  6. Blink Marketing

    Blink Marketing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just started up in Preston but covering the whole country offering free marketing advice and low cost marketing services to small businesses. For too long, large agencies have been making money off of small businesses and I'm hoping to change that.

    I offer marketing, promotion, PR, digital, social media and print services all with a clear rationale - I make sure clients understand why they are doing activity and how it is helping their business.

    I also aim to provide the cheapest print around whether that's leaflets, postcards, booklets, banners or promotional items.

    I hope to help UKBF members soon.

    Posted: Jun 14, 2013 By: Blink Marketing Member since: Jun 14, 2013
  7. SamRapidSwitch

    SamRapidSwitch UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Wayne, I think your advice will go a long way on some topics and threads I've seen so far!

    Posted: Jun 14, 2013 By: SamRapidSwitch Member since: Jun 13, 2013
  8. Blink Marketing

    Blink Marketing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Well, I will try where I can! Thanks Sam
    Posted: Jun 14, 2013 By: Blink Marketing Member since: Jun 14, 2013
  9. gary brown

    gary brown UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi Blink marketing,

    Can you tell me what you have done in the past and your area of expertise in marketing. You say you are offering free marketing advice can you explain a little more?

    or you can pm me.

    many thanks

    Posted: Jun 16, 2013 By: gary brown Member since: May 5, 2003
  10. Blink Marketing

    Blink Marketing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Gary,

    I work as a marketing coordinator for a college and have done for around 5 years, previously trained as a journalist but started working in marketing straight out of uni.

    I'm fortunate in that I am responsible for all areas of marketing and thus have experience of all things covered by the term - my main specialisms though, are in writing copy and digital marketing/social media.

    I've just set up Blink as a side project because many people I know are being ripped off by companies offering them marketing advice and support, particularly with digital and they are being taken advantage of because they don't have the knowledge.

    My aim is to give as much advice as I can for free and on the back of that, I might get some work creating some campaigns, providing some print or writing some copy but if not, then at least I have helped someone with their business.

    That's my philosophy and one I want to get across to everyone I work with straight away because many people get taken for a ride with their marketing and for many it could have been prevented.

    What's your business? Do you need any advice or were you just curious? :) I will try to help where I can.

    Posted: Jun 16, 2013 By: Blink Marketing Member since: Jun 14, 2013
  11. Gillie

    Gillie UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Been asked to do a quick chat tomorrow morning on Preston FM - been asked to talk about startups and new business's etc and what is happening in the area as regards help/seminars etc.

    So, should be interesting.

    Anyone fancy listening to me put my foot in my mouth as I so often do, then you can find it somewhere on the internet to listen to I am told!
    Posted: Jun 17, 2013 By: Gillie Member since: Apr 12, 2006
  12. Nuno

    Nuno UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    I'm sure a distinguished loquitur like yourself knows, but try and prepare a few answers to possible questions this evening that include your branding, URL, whatever.
    It's easy to be overcome by the moment and just talk without using the PR potential.
    Posted: Jun 17, 2013 By: Nuno Member since: Oct 10, 2011
  13. Gillie

    Gillie UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Seemed to go good - got most things mentioned I wanted to.
    Posted: Jun 18, 2013 By: Gillie Member since: Apr 12, 2006
  14. Blink Marketing

    Blink Marketing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello mate and welcome to the forums

    Thought it worth posting as I am also based in Preston and specialise in helping small businesses to make the most of their marketing activities without paying through the nose and with real focused and targeted campaigns.

    If you're wanting to network in Preston, there are many organisations already doing things that you can join - some examples are Shout Preston, Citrus Club and there are more.

    If you want any advice on marketing your business (always free) or any help with any element of your marketing in particular, get in touch. PM me or post a reply here.


    Posted: Jun 19, 2013 By: Blink Marketing Member since: Jun 14, 2013
  15. PrestonLad

    PrestonLad UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good luck Lapta, and welcome to Preston! A lovely place, but it would be best not to dispay anything tangerine!

    Wayne sounds like he's a good contact (I'm not so in touch with the Preston scene at the moment).

    One small but important point... you didn't get a quick response to your post... and that might be because the title did look like spam. It's amazing how the title you choose affects the response you get. If you'd said 'help with networking in Preston' - or something like that.
    Posted: Jun 19, 2013 By: PrestonLad Member since: May 3, 2012
  16. anitawright

    anitawright UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am new here. I work a a paraplanner for Wayne Austin IFA. We are Independent Financial Advisers with offices in Manchester and Cheshire. We offer Independent advice from the whole of the market, NOT just a chosen few. Our focus is on long term client relationships and the delivery of quality advice.

    At the moment we are looking for a Marketing & Business Development consultant for our Manchester office. Please contact me for further info.
    Posted: Jun 28, 2013 By: anitawright Member since: Jun 28, 2013
  17. JordanBarclaycard

    JordanBarclaycard UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good morning guys!

    Thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Jordan and I currently work for Barclaycard merchant services in the north west and Cumbria.

    Really enjoy my job as I feel we have some great money saving options for anyone looking to either start to accept card payments or switch their providers!

    If you have any questions I am quire experienced in the payment acceptance world!

    Many thanks

    Posted: Jul 3, 2013 By: JordanBarclaycard Member since: Sep 6, 2012
  18. PowerHour

    PowerHour UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Just joined up (having subscribed to BusinessZone for ages and being an occasional blogger for them). I'm an independent training consultant but unlike most training consultants, I don't spend much of my time actually training.

    Instead I design training materials (most of them bite-size and licence-free) so people can run their own sessions internally keeping costs to an absolute minimum. To help, I do run train the trainer workshops from time to time.

    I'm based near St Helens, and hope to share expertise with people both in the area and with other HR/Training people.

    Louise - Power Hour Training
    Posted: Oct 11, 2013 By: PowerHour Member since: Oct 11, 2013
  19. AscenticoAndy

    AscenticoAndy UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I've just posted a message to the Introductions forum, and here's my regional introduction:

    I'm Andy, I run an IT Software and Services company in Blackpool. If there are any Blackpool, Preston or Lancashire based businesses that want to chat about all aspects of IT please feel free to pm me.

    There's more info in the introduction forum, but I thought it would be classed as spam posting it twice :)

    Take care!
    Posted: Oct 24, 2013 By: AscenticoAndy Member since: Oct 24, 2013
  20. ForbesWatson

    ForbesWatson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We are new here but enjoying it lots already!
    We are accountants based in Lytham St Annes (near Blackpool) but we service clients from across the UK.
    We look forward to getting to know you.

    Forbes Watson
    Posted: Oct 28, 2013 By: ForbesWatson Member since: Oct 26, 2013