Enjoy pitch free networking where the emphasis is firmly on being yourself and making friends!

Andy Boothman is the group leader for DRIVE Cambridge. He invites local successful business owners to share their experience of growing a business in an informative environment where frank discussions about the highs and lows of business life are common and laughter is a big part of most meetings!

The Future Business Centre provides the perfect setting for a modern take on networking with no sales pitches and lots of opportunities for real conversations. Please use the attendance list to find out who you would like to meet and connect with other attendees before the meeting so that nobody ever has to walk into a room full of strangers.

A typical agenda: Start with coffee and informal networking, listen to the speaker, discuss how to apply what you’ve learned to your own business. End with more networking and continue the discussion in the Drive Facebook Group.

Next Events 08.30 – 11.00 Future Business  Centre, Cambridge

Friday 7th July – Think Pink – The founder of Pinkster Gin, Stephen Marsh  Book Here
Friday 4th August
– The Power of Collaboration – Anne Beamish founder of Independent Cambridge Book Here 
Friday 1st September – Rory Underwood talks about the RAF, rugby and how to create business success Book Early!

Attendees for 7th July *Booked

*Group Leader Andy Boothman busyasab @AndyBoothman
*Jon Torrens – Jon Torrens Communication Coach @JonTorrens
*Mary Mansfield – Cambridge Interior Designs @mmidcam
*Kelly Anstee – Tax Swag @TAXSWAG
Sam Taylor – Sam Taylor Consulting@IDoDigitalStuff
Tania Brint – Appetite for Success@taniabcoach
*Jo Bryant – The Hands-On Company @HandsOnCompany
*Lenka Koppova – LK Social Media @Lenkakopp
Kathy Salaman – The Cambridge Tutor  @Tutor_Cambridge
*Jean-Luc Benazet – Cambridge Photographers @CambPhotos
Paul Lewis – Lewis Andersen @PaulRLewis_
*Jim J Doyle – Speaking Confidence @JimJDoyle
*Mark Samways – Neva Consultants  @SamwaysCarTalk
Dawn Giesler – ScuseMe @ScuseMeCambs
Jane Gaynor – Auditel Consultant @JaneatAuditel
*Tim Headley – The GRASP Framework @OneTimHeadley
Lucy Churchill – Lucy Churchill Stonecarver @LucyStonecarver
*John Petre – Independent Innovator
William Ward – Ward Trademarks @WardTradeMarks
Rachael Ward – Ward Trademarks @WardTradeMarks
Alicja Wawrzyniak – Alwa Design Studios  @alwadesigns
*Emma James – The Number Ninja @emmatnn
Teresa Roberts  Energised Focus Ltd @tmr101
Karl Gjertsen   Gjertsen Consulting @karlgjertsen
Shari Khan    Trainsform    @Shari_Khan
*Louise Frayne Equaliise @equaliise
*Hayley Williams Keystone Marketing  @keystonehayley
*Jessica Hawkins Breadcrumb Media  @BreadcrumbMedia
*Nicky Peters @AnUltimateWoman   NickyPeters

Ann Hawkins Inspiring Enrepreneurs – MD of Drive @AnnHawkins

*Attending this meeting

See all other Drive events coming up

Andy Boothman Busy as AB

Group Leader

Andy Boothman Busy as AB @AndyBoothman

Designer, creative thinker, strategist, brand design and development.

Andy created the Drive branding and liked the idea so much he became our first Group Leader!

Andy is joined by Group Partners Kelly Anstee, Paul Gibson, Mary Mansfield, Sam Sales and Jon Torrens.


Jon Torrens
Partner Jon Torrens, @JonTorrens, is a communications coach. He uses his experience as a stand up comedian combined with games development and a love of superheroes (and heroines) to bring a unique and fun aspect to his training, all designed to help people to communicate with ease.


Mary MansfieldPartner Mary Mansfield, @mmidcam, has her own interior design company, Cambridge Interior Designs.  Mary spent 8 years training as an interior designer and holds a Regent Academy/City & Guilds Certificate with distinction in Interior Design and a Diploma of Interior Design by The Interior Design Institute.



Kelly Anstee @KellyAnstee.  As well as an ace accountant and a brilliant and enthusiastic networker, Kelly is great social media user and trainer so is going to be a real asset to the group. Kelly Started her business Tax Swag  in 2015 and attracted so many clients she’s already had to take on help. Her blog is packed full of useful information from everything you need to know about accounts and tax to body language, free apps and great social media tips. And she keeps it real 🙂

Sam Taylor Consulting Sam Taylor If you want to get your website in front of more people who are looking for your product or service, this is exactly what Sam Taylor does for his clients. Using a mix of digital marketing techniques; inbound marketing; SEO; content marketing; Pay Per Click and social media, Sam ensures that his clients’ digital marketing activities are highly targeted at the people who are interested in that business.  @IDoDigitalStuff
Read all about Sam and his business in his member profile 

Tania Brint has 25 years’ senior Operations and HR experience within the dynamic and competitive restaurant industry.  Tania delights in seeing people grow in confidence, build bigger relationships, be the best version of themselves and be successful at whatever it is they love to do.  Happy, motivated people do their best in life and are far more effective at work.  Tania founded Appetite For Success Limited to continue to use her coaching, training and leadership skills, and to focus on  helping people realise their true potential and do more than they ever dreamed they could. @TaniaBCoach