I joined as a Patron Member of the Business Hive Club in May 2017 in my capacity as Broking Manager at Henderson Insurance Brokers. I, like many others, used to find networking a rather daunting prospect however meeting with the Business Hive and its members has been enjoyable from the offset. Sam, Jo, Emma & Carrie have been helpful and welcoming on every occasion and are no doubt instrumental in achieving an average of 70 members and guests at each of the First Tuesday gatherings.

It quite often takes time to build up trust, and the business that comes with it, within a network group but thanks to the Hive’s pro-active approach and additional support I have already seen the benefit. In turn I have applied the skills and knowledge I’ve gained from the Hive in other areas of my job and the improvements in my own professional development are clear to see.

Someone once asked me whether my existing clients and connections can see me through to the end of my career. I imagine many of us, including myself, can’t truthfully answer yes to this and I think the Business Hive Club is the perfect place to start widening your network.

Joe Francis – Henderson Insurance Brokers Limited