Enjoy a mix of practical advice and inspiration while networking.
The Drive Huntingdon Group is led by David Brown who believes that informal networking in a relaxed environment contributes to collaboration, learning and development for both individuals and businesses.
The stylish Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon is the perfect setting for a range of superb thought provoking speakers. Invite guests and use the bar and restaurant to continue to network after the events. Check the attendance list to see who you’d like to meet. Leave your elevator pitch behind and enjoy some real conversations!
A typical agenda: Start with coffee and informal networking, listen to the speaker, break for more coffee and reconvene to 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 meeting Tuesday 18th July
08:30 to 11:00
The Old Bridge Hotel – 1 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3TQ
(Early bird sales end on 1st July)
- Marion Foreman was inspired to start her own gym to empower people to take responsibility for their health.Marion says, “I would like to say we had a clear business plan – but that would be an exaggeration. We guessed and gambled. What we were really clear about was that we were creating places for people to work on their health and wellbeing. We hired staff who shared our vision and who are happy to spend an hour helping an older person to use the treadmill and a younger person start on their fitness journey.”Our strength lies in our passion to help others to be their best, in our strong knowledge base and fantastic customer care. We know we often get it right from our feedback. You know what you will get if you go to a Forefront Fitness gym ! Its taken longer than we thought and we have worked harder than we ever thought we could – but we are successful – and its helped to keep Steve going!”
Armed with a clear focus they now have two gyms and a very successful business built on brand and ethos.
- Marion will share her experience on:
- Vision and changing direction
- Strength in the face of adversity – turning catastrophe into possibility
- Mind set and choice
- Drive and determination
- The synergy of mind and body
- Getting help and finding the people to journey with you
Come along and hear Marion share her story.
As ever, we will have great networking and the opportunity to discuss the lessons we have learned and how we can apply these lessons to our own businesses and lives.
Guest speaker – Marion Foreman
David Brown @PotentialityC Potentiality Coaching
Philip Saich @WeArePostscript Postscript
Christine Seymour @ChristineKTS KTS Computers Ltd
Nicky Peters @AnUltimateWoman NickyPeters
Sam Taylor @IDoDigitalStuff Sam Taylor Consulting
Lenka Koppova @lenkakopp LK – Social Media
Sarah Kemp Black Biro Recruitment @Black_Biro_
Emma James The Number Ninja @emmatnn
Hayley Williams Keystone Marketing @keystonehayley
For a complete list of events see our Events Page
Group Leader – David Brown
David runs Potentiality Coaching and uses the powerful mind / body techniques he’s learned in 20 years of teaching martial arts to help people to increase their awareness of mind and body so that they can live life with more confidence, meaning and purpose.
David was one of the very first members of Drive, joining the Cambridge Group straight after the launch.
David says, “I had tried several networking groups over the years but found networking to be a pretty unpleasant experience. I was delighted to find that Drive offered a real alternative and within a few months it was obvious that it delivered exactly what it said it would. I’ve already transformed my business based on the help I’ve got and I’m really happy to have the opportunity to bring Drive to more people by leading a fantastic team of Partners in the Huntingdon / St Ives Group.
I think networking can be so much more than just telling people about your business and hoping it will convert to clients and sales. I believe networking can also be about collaboration built on relationships that mutually enhance our businesses and each other as individuals. I would like to build a group that provides inspiration, training and support in all areas of business development so that we Drive to Thrive.”
Philip is the MD of Postscript, a dynamic marketing and communications agency offering fully integrated digital and print services including website design and development, graphic design, email marketing, video, search engine optimisation, social media management, content creation, marketing strategy and branding.
Since launching Postscript in 1997 Philip has been helping clients to grow their businesses by helping them establish and develop their brand and then communicate with their target market to win more business.
Philip says: “We’re a team of four: myself, Matt (studio manager), Chris (web developer) and Eloise (graphic designer). Our skills base enables us to offer the full range of marketing services, from branding and photography through to responsive web development and SEO.
Away from work, I’m a sports nut. I captain Steeple Morden Cricket Club, I’m a member of the MCC and we’re season ticket holders at Cambridge United.
I’ve already had some great results from networking and I’m really looking forward to being part of Drive and helping something new to be successful.”
Christine is a Director of KTS Computers Ltd in St. Ives. KTS has been looking after customers computers and other IT needs for 20 years.
“We are the people you call when you are ready to throw your computer out of the window! We understand exactly how important IT is to every business, whatever size they are and that no-body can afford not to have safe, efficient and reliable equipment and processes.
We not only fix the hardware, we make sure that your all important data stays safe, that your back up systems work, that your anti-virus protection is up to date and up to the job and that all of your devices are in sync. We can access our customers systems remotely so that speeds things up and means we can often spot problems and fix them before they cause an issue in your business. Whether you need laptops, PCs, servers, fully integrated systems or just some advice, we’re always happy to help!” @ChristineKTS
Nicky is an Ultimate Women’s Champion, Speaker, Mentor and a Transformation Coach.
For female executives, business owners and mumtrepreneurs, for whom it can be very challenging to run or scale a business and balance family life, I have founded the ‘Association of Ultimate WomenTM’ that empowers middle-aged women to share their limiting beliefs, fears and challenges with other members that have similar experiences. We attracts top speakers and thought leaders to help you scale your business, boost your career and become an ultimate champion. Register for FREE at the website below.
For corporates, most successful businesswoman have to overcome negative perceptions in organisations, fight their way to the top and compete for equal opportunities. I solve this through running women’s empowerment workshops called ‘How to Become the Ultimate Woman’. The workshops are designed to arm you with all the necessary tools to accelerate your career, boost your confidence and create a work-life balance.