EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative)
The EDBI (East Devon Business Initiative) is a non-profit making, networking 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 networking breakfasts 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.
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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 Alan Marriott (T: 01392 95 2014 or M: 07710 510 462) 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.
Devon Showcase’ at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall on the 17th September
In partnership with 22 other venues across Devon, Stewart Molyneux will be attending a ‘Devon Showcase’ at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall on the 17th September. The overall aim is to raise the profile of this great county and showcase the range of fantastic venues in Devon and the levels of hospitality which we are renowned for. The target audience is typically Event Organisers who are looking for venues and services outside of London, which can very often be hugely expensive in comparison to the rates available in regions such as ours. Here are just some of the 22 venues coming together to scream and shout about all things Devon:
|Bovey Castle||Riviera International Conference Centre|
|Dartington Hall||Land Rover Experience|
|OAC Limited||Exeter Racecourse|
|Conference Plymouth||National Marine Aquarium|
|Heart of Devon/Conference Devon||Powderham Castle|
|Sandy Park||Event Exeter|
With this in mind, Stewart would MASSIVELY appreciative if anyone within the group would be kind enough to forward the following invite to all relevant London-based clients/partners/contacts to ensure that the event is as well-attended as possible? Obviously, this is a slightly ‘bigger picture’ activity, with the hope that the profile of the county as a whole is raised, rather than fighting for individual pieces of business, but he will certainly be using groups like the EDBI to demonstrate the perfect example of the thriving business scene which is happening in Devon.
Get Seen @ See The Future's Summer Ball
See The Future is offering businesses to advertise in their most popular event of the year and that is their 4th Annual Summer Ball that is held at Woodbury Park. All guests will receive a programme with details about the charity, future events and business adverts.