Community Introductions & Networking [no links please]

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

  1. Henry Osadzinski

    Henry Osadzinski UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to the Scotland community introductions thread. This is a new space for people in the local area to come in, say hello and let everyone know what their hopes and goals are from their time on UK Business Forums.

    Feel free to introduce yourself here and make others feel welcome :) If you know someone in your area who may benefit from joining in, be sure to let them know about us as well.

    While you're welcome to let people know what you're working on and a bit of background, please avoid anything that could come across as a sales pitch and, even if you're an established member, please don't link to your business here. The idea is to give people a chance to get to know each other and what's going on in their region.

    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: Henry Osadzinski Member since: Aug 30, 2011
  2. NodrahAdultFetish

    NodrahAdultFetish UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello Scotland from Nodrah Adult Fetish!

    We are a Glasgow Based Adult Fetish And Sex Shop, who until recently, have been mainly internet based.

    We are currently refurbishing our premises in the vibrant Glasgow City Centre and are due to launch our newest retail outlet in the coming months!

    We would love to hear from any of you who may have products that you would like us to promote and we are also capable of offering wholesale services and products at a very reasonable price.

    So, once again, a big hello from Nodrah Adult Fetish and we hope to hear from you all very soon.

    Many Thanks,

    Joshua Nzelwa
    Head of Marketing & Sales
    Nodrah Adult Fetish
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: NodrahAdultFetish Member since: Aug 15, 2012
  3. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    How about if us old people stop in and say high too? :)

    I'm Robb, the MD at Carbide Media - a Glasgow online marketing firm

    Hard to say what we do without it sounding like a pitch, so I'll leave it at ... we work with a number of Glasgow-based firms (as well as London and global), mostly small to medium sized businesses on anything from SEO to social media.

    If any others from Glasgow get the urge for a cuppa and to discuss your business, I'm always interested in bouncing ideas around. No fee, just opinions and coffee (or tea).
    Posted: Aug 29, 2012 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
  4. NodrahAdultFetish

    NodrahAdultFetish UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Its great to finally hear that the Scottish Section isn't as dead as it looks lol.

    I will be sure to get in contact for a cuppa and get some ideas bounced about between us.

    Thank you for the very welcoming approach.

    P.S it really is terribly hard to introduce yourself without sounding like a sales pitch lol.

    Thanks again for your reply and I hope to be in contact as soon as I find a spare minute.

    Joshua Nzelwa
    Head of Marketing & Sales
    Nodrah Adult Fetish
    Posted: Aug 29, 2012 By: NodrahAdultFetish Member since: Aug 15, 2012
  5. The HR Booth

    The HR Booth UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My name is Alistair and I run a Human Resources Consultancy called The HR Booth. I am based in Fife but can support clients all over Scotland, either on a retained basis or pay as you go.

    I am hoping to network online within the group and also meet people face to face and happy to help promote other businesses.

    If anyone would like to know more about what I do or get together over coffee please contact me via my profile.

    Good luck with your business Joshua and if you need any support implementing contracts of employment or health and safety procedures please get in touch.


    Posted: Sep 18, 2012 By: The HR Booth Member since: Mar 1, 2012
  6. Lothian Leaflets

    Lothian Leaflets UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I would like to introduce myself, my name is Craig and I have been running my own business for around 4 months now. No prizes for guessing the service I offer!

    I'm looking for any hints and tips you people may be able to provide a company of my tender age. I started the business with virtually no capital whilst constantly investing proceeds back in.

    I think the next step for my business will have to be a professional site. Work is now starting to come in via word of mouth in the back of countless hours of hard graft. Are there any Web developers out there who could help and offer some advice? Who have you used for your businesses website?

    ....Whilst I am at it, I am currently offering a New Years offer of £40 per 1,000 leaflets for a solus drop. If anybody would like further information feel free to drop me a pm and we can have a chat.
    Posted: Jan 11, 2013 By: Lothian Leaflets Member since: Jan 11, 2013
  7. SMEllisLimited

    SMEllisLimited UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hey Craig, firstly congrats for sticking with it & pushing and building the word of mouth.

    If you drop me a PM I will be able to sort you out with a web designer/developer to get the ball rolling for you.
    Posted: Jan 20, 2013 By: SMEllisLimited Member since: Jan 20, 2013
  8. ComProp Scotland

    ComProp Scotland UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi my name is Owen I work for the property department of a large privately held group of companies which are involved in all sorts opf things from property development to internet retailing.
    Posted: Feb 2, 2013 By: ComProp Scotland Member since: Feb 2, 2013
  9. jac0byterebel

    jac0byterebel UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm glad to see there is a special section of the forums for all of us based up in Scotland.

    Not to copy my intro too much from the main introduction section, but my name is Gavin and I am the regional sales manager of Xiphos Research Labs, a specialist information security company, and am based in Dundee.

    I enjoy a fairly unique position, I am not just a seller of the products and services of Xiphos, I am also a keen security researcher in my own right and have made my mark on the industry under my forum name, and twitter handle, jac0byterebel.

    I am joining this forum so that I can network online and hopefully be able to provide assistance to anyone with a question, or full blown business requirement, in information security. I also have a varied work background, so if I can draw on that to help anyone, so much the better.

    Look forward to getting to know you all in the Scottish section of this forum!
    Posted: Feb 10, 2013 By: jac0byterebel Member since: Feb 2, 2013
  10. HelenaV

    HelenaV UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm Helena and I own and run a brand new shop in Aberdeen. We sell design led interior, lifestyle and childrens' accessories, lots of our stock is from Scandinavia, but we also have great UK products. As I am Danish originally (have lived here nearly 8 years now), it was always a natural step to look to Scandinavia for products.

    I am keen to explore this site to get some help on some of the many new things I need to learn in order to ensure my business succeeds! As I have never run my own business before, it is a steep learning curve at the moment!

    Eighty7 Design&Living
    Posted: Apr 1, 2013 By: HelenaV Member since: Mar 8, 2013
  11. brindy

    brindy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello, My name is Chris (or Brindy is a valid nickname) and I'm the director of Ltd. We build software and are based in Stirling.

    Interesting to put Scotland as a single locality ... it's a pretty huge place. Guess there's not many people up here compared to the ares of England though. :)
    Posted: Apr 9, 2013 By: brindy Member since: Apr 9, 2013
  12. MartinD

    MartinD UKBF Newcomer Full Member - Verified Business

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    You see that everywhere you go on all forums unless it's a Scottish forum :)
    Posted: Apr 9, 2013 By: MartinD Member since: Oct 8, 2012
  13. Oldmarketgarden

    Oldmarketgarden UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, I'm Elaine and I have a smallholding in the Carse of Gowrie; originally a hobby but now a young business aiming to produce top fruit, walnuts, chestnuts and their products. Of necessity it is a long, slow start-up with the bulk of the trees due to be planted this autumn and three years to wait until first cropping.

    I came across this forum via a recommendation on the British Farming Forum and I'm looking forward to bouncing ideas off other small business owners. There seems a huge range of experience on here and a few answers to questions which I might otherwise have asked myself.
    Posted: Sep 9, 2013 By: Oldmarketgarden Member since: Sep 8, 2013
  14. GSDC Comms

    GSDC Comms UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi my name is Gordon, and I have been working as a self employed structured cabling engineer for the last couple of years.

    I have done a fair bit of contracting during this time.
    I also have a few repeat customers of my own through contacts from my 10 years as an employee.
    Basically am looking for some tips or advice on growing a small business and would be very interested to hear from anyone who may require my services!

    Posted: Sep 11, 2013 By: GSDC Comms Member since: Sep 10, 2013
  15. Kevin Scullion

    Kevin Scullion UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all

    Just joined. Based in Stirling. I'm a new start up business in the web design, social media and management consultancy fields. Keen to makes contact and share ideas etc.

    Alba Digital Media

    Posted: Dec 15, 2013 By: Kevin Scullion Member since: Dec 15, 2013
  16. Liz McCallum

    Liz McCallum UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello, I am Liz and I recently set up Archer Virtual Assistants to provide admin and back office support services to the business community. Out of office hours I can be found with either a book or a camera in hand. Really looking forward to getting to know the members on this forum.
    Posted: Aug 6, 2014 By: Liz McCallum Member since: Aug 6, 2014
  17. TMSS

    TMSS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I thought I would introduce myself in this region as well as I am now spending 2 weeks in every 6 or 8 in Scotland (Crianlarich to be exact). I do telesales, marketing of all sorts, and general business support, latest jobs are brochure and website content for plastic pipes, telesales for specialist foods, and a marketing strategy for musical instruments.

    It's a long trip from Somerset but the business climate in Scotland seems very welcoming...
    Posted: Aug 18, 2014 By: TMSS Member since: Jul 3, 2014
  18. Admin SOS

    Admin SOS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, just introducing myself. I'm Melanie and I'm a Freelance Virtual Assistant working from my home office in Glasgow.

    As I'm sure a lot of you will know, working from home has a lot of benefits but it can also be a bit isolating, so it would be nice to bounce some ideas around to break up the day sometimes.

    Looking forward to hearing from you all,
    Posted: Aug 31, 2014 By: Admin SOS Member since: Aug 29, 2014
  19. DC Outsourcing

    DC Outsourcing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi My name is Chris, one of the partners in DC Outsourcing. At the moment we are working with companies within central Scotland and northern England performing appointment setting and diary control for mainly energy based companies.

    We have just launched our website which we hope will bring business our way going forward.

    Any advise on further promoting my business would be massively appreciated.
    Posted: Feb 23, 2015 By: DC Outsourcing Member since: Feb 16, 2015
  20. BHDS

    BHDS UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi! I'm Babs, owner of Babs Hobbs Digital Solutions based just outside Glasgow. I'm new to UKBF so still finding my feet :)
    Posted: Mar 2, 2015 By: BHDS Member since: Mar 1, 2015