Another Big Success For The EDBI
On Friday 2nd December another of the EDBI's mini-'BIG' Breakfasts was held at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club. In association with Continuum the EDBI meeting centred on keynote speaker Lee Stevens from Close Brothers who covered issues relating to BREXIT six months on, the Trump effect and interest rate/currency predictions for 2017. The event went down exceedingly well with all those that attended as Woodbury Park is an excellent venue for hosting not only the regular weekly EDBI meetings but these larger BIG Breakfasts and to top it all Woodbury Park does provide a cracking full English breakfast.
A special thanks go to Ian Noon for his sterling work in organising and co-ordinating this event.
The team within the EDBI will now be working on planning the next event for 1st Quarter (2017). If you are interested in attending, watch this space.
EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative)
The EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative) is a non-profit making, business club and referral group made up of enterprising small and medium sized businesses in the East Devon and Exeter areas.
We aim to offer something different to other groups - put aside any of your traditional views about 'networking' and enter a scene where the emphasis is nurturing relationships, rather than forcing referrals....
EDBI offers the value added extra of business support and advice as well as a regular schedule of informative and inspirational speakers. Every member has a chance to give a short presentation on their own business so that fellow members can speak knowledgeably about them when coming across a possible lead.
At EDBI we emphasise getting to know and supporting each other in our businesses and maximising business growth opportunities through member referrals. We do have a structure to our meetings and manage the group on a professional basis but the atmosphere remains very friendly and completely 'unstuffy'. We build trust in each other and foster relationships on business and a social level, believing that people buy from people.
The EDBI is currently one of the largest non-profit making business support groups with a healthy, growing membership and avoiding internal competition by allocating membership to only one in each business category.
The Friday EDBI weekly breakfast meetings are held from 7.30 - 9am leaving you with plenty of the day to still effectively run your business. Meetings take place at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club which offers EDBI members excellent meeting facilities as well as fantastic discounts on leisure memberships as well as the chance for some of our golfing enthusiasts to tee off following our meetings.
Every year the EDBI likes to support and raise funds for local charities.
Why Not Come Along...
You don't need to wait to be invited if you want to come along as a guest to one of our breakfast meetings just contact April and see the benefits for yourself.
Since our first official EDBI breakfast in September 2009 interest in the group and membership growth has exceeded expectations; we now have over 30 members. There is no pressure to bring along guests but every week we have one or more guests attend one of our networking breakfasts.
We regularly invite outside speakers to come along and impart their knowledge and advice.
For a list of forthcoming events and presentations throughout the year please check our EDBI Meeting Schedule for further details.
The EDBI weekly networking breakfasts are held at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club. These are exciting times for the EDBI as there are major plans to further increase membership. It would appear that we are on to something good and obviously doing something right. It was therefore felt that we needed to look for an alternative venue, one that would cope with the expected increase in club membership but also offer both EDBI members and guests excellent meeting room and function facilities as well as the chance for some of our golfing enthusiasts to tee off following our meetings. For further information view the Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club website.