“While I have worked for about 60 percent of our members – which is a terrific referral rate in anybody’s language – it’s other benefits of WBG membership which I appreciate just as much.
For example, I was thinking about a particular financial issue one day, and our accountancy member was able to offer me the right advice, there and then.
It’s one of the benefits of sitting down every week for breakfast with people who have a range of different business skills and experience. Together, we know a lot about the advantages and pitfalls of being self-employed, and we share that knowledge.
I also like the fact that our members come from in and around the Tenterden area. I like the idea of keeping it in the community – some other networking groups are more widespread, and don’t have the same philosophy”.