I would like to provide this testimonial with regard to the support I have received from Sam Burgess and all of the Team at the Business Hive. Since joining early this year, I have received various types of support including the great facilities which provide a first class impression when meeting clients, and a nice friendly atmosphere when hot desking. The staff are always happy to help, or just have a chat over a cup of coffee, which as a sole business person is a nice touch. One of the introductions made through the Business Hive has been extremely positive introducing me to one of her clients which has resulted in a new joint venture which will benefit businesses across the Humber region. As I am located centrally between Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe, I have looked long and hard for a similar facility to provide me with the same level of support in Scunthorpe and Hull but to no avail. The facilities and support the Business Hive provides really is unique. Overall, the Business Hive is an essential resource to businesses new and old, and long may this continue.
JASON KAY - PROCUREME LIMITED
I like the concept of the Business Hive Club - a 'not-for-profit' organisation that helps local businesses make a profit. It just floats my boat and deserves to succeed. So when I was looking for a way to 'put something back', I suggested the idea of running some business seminars (called iCan) at your premises where the entry fee would be cans of food that would be given to a local charity. You guys were really helpful and did everything you could to market the seminars to their members and the local business community. The seminars created a win-win-win: A way for local businesses to give something really meaningful to those in most need in their community, Over 2,000 cans of food for hungry, homeless people and To be honest, and (I'm sorry of it sounds corny) a feel good factor for me by doing something good. I've met some really nice people through the Business Hive, given referrals to some, introduced good business contacts to others and because what goes around comes around, enjoyed receiving referrals and doing business with at least 4 companies I can think of who are members.
AUSTEN HEMPSTEAD - MYSTERY BREAKER
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
We have been a member of the Business Hive since it started and are not at all surprised at the rapid growth it has seen to become the focal point for business to business contact in N.E Lincs. Although we are a well-known firm the networking at the Hive has helped our people connect with business people on a regular basis in both the traditional way of face to face as well as helping take our social media to a higher level. The range of information and support available is second to none and as all the team there are so helpful we make a point of recommending clients to visit which in turn adds value to our relationship with our clients. The Hive has also enabled many colleagues who are new to networking to get involved and hence develop their own business skills. As such I would recommend all owners, whatever the size of their business, to check out what the Hive can offer them
PAUL GRAY - FORRESTER BOYD
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