Community Introductions & Networkling [no links please]

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

  1. Henry Osadzinski

    Henry Osadzinski UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Welcome to the East Midlands 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.

    Thanks!
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: Henry Osadzinski Member since: Aug 30, 2011
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  2. KING Professional Photography

    KING Professional Photography UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hi I'm Richard, and besides being the local jazz/music nut, I am a serious professional photographer. I shoot everything from weddings to products (no nude and rude)

    We are a husband and wife team offering photography and wedding /event planning. We moved into Lincolnshire a couple of years ago to enjoy a slightly calmer pace of life in the countryside

    I have a odd background - 20 years in Retail optics, starting as a spectacle maker, ending up managing and running whole groups. In between I have worked as a freelance web developer, with a particular interest in e-commerce and marketing
     
    Posted: Jul 13, 2012 By: KING Professional Photography Member since: Jun 30, 2009
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  3. jcoatesjones

    jcoatesjones UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    Hoping to network and get some valuable tips and info from the forum, I've heard good things!

    I work for a company called Handepay Merchant services, we work on behalf of Streamline/Worldpay/Natwest and cater to all business needs when it comes to accepting cards.

    I am the rep for the East Midlands area and if anyone has any questions about accepting card payments, feel free to ask.

    Thanks,

    Joe,
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2013 By: jcoatesjones Member since: Mar 14, 2013
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  4. Aceframer

    Aceframer UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Maybe Joe ought to look at some of the threads on this forum about the company he keeps. If they were the last card machine company on the earth, i'd start taking cheques again !! And beware their even uglier sister company Merchant Rentals.
     
    Posted: Apr 3, 2013 By: Aceframer Member since: Dec 14, 2012
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  5. perkigar

    perkigar UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi my name's Gary, I run an independent garage called Akm Engineering Garage based near Oakham in Rutland.

    I have been trading for seven years and started my business working as a mobile mechanic. I have steadily built it up and now have full workshop facilities.

    I have worked in the engineering and electronics industries as well as working for other garages in the area. I was building crash cushions and lighting displays for motorway maintenance lorries prior to my self employment.

    I am also currently in the process of gaining an MOT testing license.
     
    Posted: May 11, 2013 By: perkigar Member since: May 11, 2013
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  6. imrn

    imrn UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All. New to the forums.
    Looking forward for meeting and discussing with all. :)
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2013 By: imrn Member since: Jul 24, 2013
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  7. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Welcome the more the merrier

    50% of posts are interesting and 10% of those are things you should know if going into business

    What do you do or want to do
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2013 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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  8. sirbrandy

    sirbrandy UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi there imrn!

    Same question as Chris.

    What do you do? :)
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2013 By: sirbrandy Member since: Jun 16, 2012
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  9. imrn

    imrn UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi.
    Just looking to open a new business. Its just finding that right market.
    Got a few ideas just looking into them. Plus reading the info on the forums.
    What do you guys do?

    Thanks for the welcome:)
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2013 By: imrn Member since: Jul 24, 2013
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  10. alex richardson

    alex richardson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Imrn,

    Welcome to the forum - its a great place with some decent info. I currently work for myself from home generating leads for businesses - its easy and profitable.

    What are you currently doing?
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2013 By: alex richardson Member since: Jul 8, 2013
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  11. imrn

    imrn UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Currently got a job in sales but now I want to go in business.
    Have helped set up a few businesses.
    What sort if leads do you generate?
     
    Posted: Jul 25, 2013 By: imrn Member since: Jul 24, 2013
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  12. educate2xL

    educate2xL UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you're new to the industry, I know things can seem a little (or sometimes A LOT) overwhelming. But be Encouraged, you can do it and make it successfully. Just find a mentor who you trust. Why you ask? Because they can save you a lot of money but MOST Importantly, they can save you TIME.

    Contrary to Popular opinion, TIME is NOT Money!! You can get more money but once Time is gone it's GONE!! And you cannot get it back. So we must make the most of it and not waste it.

    So once you find a mentor, you can work out a Strategy that will work well for you. If you are serious about getting the right mindset for Business or even Life. Look up on YouTube: My Review of the Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale. In the Description is the link, 31 min. and 15 secs of Power!!

    DON'T WORRY!!
    Not pitching some kind of home business. Just info that CHANGED me FOREVER and will do the same for you!! Everyone I've shared it with has Thanked me for it.

    Start with Mr. Nightingale, then find a mentor and begin your Journey to becoming a Successful person. It Works!! Get your mindset right before you start the business and you will go far!!

    Hope you find this helpful. Let me know. :)

    Take care!!

    Because YOU Matter,
    Ivan Harris, Sr.
    (228) 265-3696
     
    Posted: Aug 9, 2013 By: educate2xL Member since: Jan 16, 2013
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  13. James Gratton

    James Gratton UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi I just thought I would post.

    I am new to the forum but feel free to ask me questions about Work Placements, Work Experience and the Apprenticeship Scheme.

    Thanks

    James
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2013 By: James Gratton Member since: Aug 14, 2013
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  14. craigfloatechef

    craigfloatechef UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I run a catering business based in Nottingham providing locally sourced, restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home with our private dining experiences. And also corporate and event catering.

    Working directly with our clients, you get exactly what you want allowing for likes, dislikes, allergies etc..

    Get in touch for some sample menus and to find out more information, or just Google us - craigfloatechef
     
    Posted: Aug 21, 2013 By: craigfloatechef Member since: Jun 1, 2013
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  15. Candu_ICT

    Candu_ICT UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello all,

    I would just like to introduce Candu ICT to businesses in Lincolnshire.

    We specialise in providing IT support to small and medium sized businesses, we cover everything from PC and Laptop support, to data backup and hosting - web design, you name it, if its IT, we Candu it.

    We dont charge for call outs, and although we offer contracted support, there are other options such as pay as you go, end of month settlements.

    We understand that most businesses cannot function without IT and we are equipped to help you.

    Check us out at candu-ict.com or phone 01522 623 822
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2013 By: Candu_ICT Member since: May 30, 2013
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  16. nelop

    nelop UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I run a small business called Nelop Systems, we provide enterprise grade IT solutions for Medium sized companies. In addition to this we also provided security consultation to ensure your business is safe from hackers.

    We are based in Bakewell Derbyshire and have clients all across the UK and Europe.

    Feel free to look at our website and contact if you have any questions: nelop.com

    Thanks Neil
     
    Posted: Oct 23, 2013 By: nelop Member since: Oct 23, 2013
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  17. SynergyRoofing

    SynergyRoofing UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I run a roofing company based in peterborough, feel free to pop by the website or PM me if you want to chat.
     
    Posted: Dec 10, 2013 By: SynergyRoofing Member since: Jul 18, 2013
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  18. Small Biz Geek

    Small Biz Geek UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I see you're from Arnold. I'm not far away - Ilkeston. Technically I'm in Derbyshire but I have a Nottingham area code for my phone number!
     
    Posted: Jan 12, 2015 By: Small Biz Geek Member since: Dec 17, 2014
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  19. Stuart Carter

    Stuart Carter UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, Stuart from Loughborough.

    I run The Business Portrait Company as well as helping small business owners escape the tyrrany of their to-do list through business coaching...

    Glad to meet you all... if I can be of any assistance, please let me know!

    Thanks!
     
    Posted: Mar 13, 2015 By: Stuart Carter Member since: Mar 11, 2015
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  20. FoxhallBC

    FoxhallBC UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, Tom from Nottingham.

    I'm the operations director for foxhall business centres, providing space for small start ups to medium sized companies.

    Looking forward to chatting, do get in touch if I can help at all

    Thank you.
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2015 By: FoxhallBC Member since: May 24, 2013
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