I joined the Business Hive back in March 2014 - and what a two years it has been! From the very outset, I was met by Sam who introduced the concept of the Business Hive and how it might be of benefit to my brand new business. Since then, referrals have come to me from the team at the Hive which has undoubtedly helped me grow my business year on year. The opportunities for networking are fantastic - and always done in a non-threatening, very sociable way. The Business Hive is a fantastic place to meet likeminded professionals and allows the opportunity to develop my own business. The facilities at the Business Hive are exceptional and allows me to meet clients in a professional environment where a warm welcome is always on hand! The Business Hive should be highly recommended to people in business in the North East Lincs area - and hope it continues to go from strength to strength.
CHRIS BAYNE - SOCIAL MARKETING LINCS
Michael and Jayne Anne O’Flynn have been members of the Business Hive for almost three years now. We quickly realised that this was no ordinary Networking Venue, but was completely focused on the Business Community of North East Lincolnshire and beyond. Being new to the area and starting our own business in the area it was very important for us to meet other business owners, and do business with local businesses. The range of information, support and Master Classes, Social Media courses we have found most helpful to our business. Also, it has put us in contact with professionals who are of interest to our business. It can be quite daunting when coming into a new area to make contact with new people. The Business Hive is the perfect place to do this. All the team are so helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone of them. The facilities are fantastic at the Business Hive. Members have modern and comfortable meeting rooms at their disposal, where they can hold client meetings in a professional and welcoming environment, with every need catered for by all its’ staff. We are so grateful to Mark Webb, Sam Burgess and her team for all the professional help they have so warmly given to us over the last year, a time when we were getting to grips with our new business and needing all the help we could get. Grimsby can be proud to have the Business Hive in its town. We wish it every success for its future. We can highly recommend the Business Hive to anyone who is looking for support, making new contacts, and availing of the many Courses, Master Classes that are constantly been run at the Hive.
MICHAEL AND JAYNE ANNE O’FLYNN - DRIVER HIRE GRIMSBY AND SCUNTHORPE
e-factor are a fantastic organisation. Their passion and enthusiasm to help businesses succeed is second to none. They have helped us grow our company by providing us with modern office space, business support, networking and regular thought-provoking events. We would highly recommend being part of this excellent business support group.
LIAM O'LEARY - LASER RED
Firstly, I'm really proud of the fact that my membership number for the Business Hive is 001 - I had secretly hoped for 007 but that was perhaps too much to ask! I worked closely with the E-Factor team at the time when the Business Hive was just an idea so to be the first member was, and remains, a real privilege. My membership offers a number of things which are really important to me:- I spend a lot of time out of my office and often have gaps between site visits. The Hive offers really useful "touch down" space where I can catch up on some emails and phone calls in a productive environment. The meeting facilities are excellent. The Hive allows me to have meetings with Grimsby based clients without the need for them to come to my office in Hessle. They always give really positive feedback on the location and quality of facilities. The Hive can also be a hideaway. Sometimes it's necessary to detach myself from my own office to concentrate on a particular project rather than be interrupted by colleagues who just want a couple of minutes of my time! And finally, for those of us old enough to remember Cheers - a place where everybody knows your name - The Hive always has a friendly face and a feel good environment. There are a huge variety of people working there from a wide spectrum of businesses yet there is the common aim that everyone wants to be successful which can be a real lift on the days when the To Do list is perhaps longer that I would like it to be!
CARL BRADLEY - CLARK WEIGHTMEN
I joined the Business Hive in 2015, my main reason being that I could use their hot desk facility. As a sole business owner, it was important for me to be able to tap into the facilities of a larger office, as I didn't want the initial set up costs of internet, printer and other sundry equipment. It has been great for me, as I pop along as and when I need to, especially if I have printing requirements, and use the venue to meet clients. Everyone is friendly, and the monthly Tuesday networking is a great way to meet up with the wider Business Hive community. I attend some of the extra events and seminars, which they organise, and find these really useful and informative. All in all - I think the Business Hive represents value for money, and I know that the benefits it gives to my business is worth every penny of the monthly fee.
KIM JEROME - BUZZ BUZINEZZ