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Local networkers join charity to speed network

Category: Charity

Release Date: 30/05/2017


Members of Southend's ebn (Effective Business Network) tried their hand at speed networking this month when Career Ready, in partnership with The Hive and Chase High School, organised an event to help students prepare for the world of work.

Career Ready is a UK-wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people. The charity gives students from lower income families the confidence, skills and networks to achieve their potential. Through volunteering for Career Ready, employers get a rewarding opportunity to develop their own presenting, coaching and management skills, and find the next generation of talented employees.

Sarah Morton, of Career Ready, said: "I was delighted that my fellow ebn networkers volunteered their time to help with our latest event.

"The Group Members are from very different sectors, which is ideal to give the students a real taste of networking.

"Students in years 9 and 10 visited The Hive in Southend to participate in a range of activities to help them develop their understanding of the local economy and the skills needed to succeed.

"The students enjoyed speed networking with local entrepreneurs and business volunteers; they found out about the support available to young entrepreneurs, as well as learning about how to manage their finances effectively.

"The event was such a success that we are now arranging more events of this type. If anyone would like to volunteer please contact me at sarah.morton@careerready.org.uk."

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the Members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Southend ebn has done exceptionally well, and I really enjoyed joining them and supporting their chosen charity at this event. I am sure that the Members will continue supporting the charity every time they meet with fellow business representatives."

Southend ebn meets every other Tuesday at The Arlington in Leigh-on-Sea. For more information, please visit http://www.ebn.uk.com/groups/southend.

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Sarah Morton on 01277 656 032

Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Witham networker supports marathon

Category: Charity

Release Date: 20/03/2017

Witham networker supports marathon

ebn (Effective Business Network) member Graeme Parrett, of redHotsource in Witham, has not only been boosting his own growth through networking with local businesses, but also supporting local fundraising.

Graeme said: "Each and every runner of this year's Colchester half marathon received a medal, goody bag and a T-shirt. The company was delighted to be able to supply the T-shirts for such a wonderful event.

"We also sponsored a friend running this year's half marathon, which helped raise funds for the Essex Air Ambulance – a vital service that relies on donations."

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn encourages each of our networking Groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Graeme has done amazingly well to support charity fundraising for this event."

Witham ebn meets every other Friday at the Rivenhall Hotel. Additional information is available at www.ebn.uk.com/groups/Witham

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Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Graeme Parrett on 01206 822833

Essex charity thanks Brentwood networkers

Category: Charity

Release Date: 27/02/2017

Brentwood businesses have not only been boosting their own growth through networking, but have also raised cash for the charity SNAP in Essex.

During last week's ebn (effective business network) meeting at The George and Dragon in Brentwood, Robert Dennis, Fundraising Co-ordinator for the local charity SNAP, gave a presentation to show the Group how much they have helped the charity during its two-year membership.

SNAP - Special Needs And Parents - is an Essex charity that helps families with children and young people who have any special need or disability.

The presentation showcased not only the monetary value raised by the Group from personal fundraising, but the support received at SNAP's fundraising events. These included donations of auction and raffle prizes, and supplying equipment and beverages. The Group often join in at these events, attending curry nights, afternoon tea, and a Christmas jumper day for their last meeting of the year.

Robert Dennis said: "All money raised by ebn Brentwood helps us to continue to provide vital services, including a very busy helpline, a directory of contacts, parent courses and advice from our team of parent advisers.It will enable children and young people to come to the centre to enjoy play sessions, therapies and clubs, and to use our multi-sensory room and specialist IT suite.

"We are currently helping over 2,000 families and couldn't be here without the support from the local community.

"We are extremely delighted to be part of such an inspiring Group. From curry nights and Christmas jumper days, Brentwood ebn members have been extremely supportive of us and the work we do to help local families affected by disability. It

really does highlight the power of the network - not only for businesses, but for charities too. We couldn't be here without the support of the local community and we thank all of the members for being so supportive."

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Brentwood ebn has done exceptionally well, by joining in and supporting their chosen charity's fundraising. I am sure that the members will continue supporting the charity every time they meet with fellow business representatives."

Additional information is available at:

www.ebn.uk.com/groups/brentwood.

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More information:Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Robert Dennis on 01277 211300

Colchester networker raises money for local charity

Category: Charity

Release Date: 20/02/2017

ebn (Effective Business Network) member Nicola Masterson, of Aloe Inspired in Colchester, has not only been boosting her own growth through networking, but is also spending a good chunk of her year raising money for local charities.

Nicola said: "I'm very excited to be participating in five marathons this year: the Colchester half marathon in March, London full marathon in April, London full marathon Moonwalk in May, Relay for Life in July, and the Discover Adventure London marathon in September.

"There are three main charities I'm raising money for this year, including one that is a fellow ebn member: Colchester-based Dancing Giraffe."

Dancing Giraffe's Susan Pattrick, said: "We were delighted that Nicola has decided to help raise money for Dancing Giraffe.

"All of the money kindly raised will go towards helping inspire, inform and represent the Essex disabled community, by enabling people to access information, products and services that are needed every day.

"Dancing Giraffe relies heavily on the local community for support, and I would like to thank Nicola, and all of the other members at Colchester ebn, for supporting the work that we do. It's a pleasure to be part of ebn Colchester and we look forward to another exciting year ahead."

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Nicola is doing an amazing amount for charity and I hope that she collects a good sum of money. I am sure that the members will be supporting Nicola and the charity every time they meet with fellow business representatives."

Colchester ebn meets every other Tuesday at the Colchester PlayGolf Centre. Additional information is available at www.ebn.uk.com/groups/Colchester.

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More information: Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Nicola Masterson on 07852 476092

Susan Pattrick on 01206 212469

Networkers to go glam at charity 'black tie' event

Category: Charity

Release Date: 06/02/2017

Businesses from across the local counties will come together on the 24th November, when one of the Essex top business networking organisations will hold its first charity 'black tie' event. The event will be held at the Ivy Hotel and up to 200 ebn (Effective Business Network) members and their guests are expected to attend.

Proceeds from the evening will be shared between six of ebn's charities: Age UK Essex, Havens Hospices, Dancing Giraffe, Parc Essex, SNAP, and Farleigh Hospice.

The Managing Director of ebn, Glenys Chatterley, said: "The event is looking as though it will be extremely successful; we have already filled tables, even though the tickets haven't officially gone out yet.

"This event will bring together ebn members from all 15 of our Groups in Essex, Kent and Herts, and we hope to get a good intake of non-members, too.

"At ebn, we believe that business networking is about more than just generating leads for other businesses in each Group, as there needs to be a proper relationship between business owners if they are to make good, personal recommendations to their own networks.

"ebn encourages each of its networking Groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Members have already started to come forward to sponsor parts of the evening. This will help us to raise a bigger amount for the charities taking part. If anyone else would like to help, please let us know."

Please keep an eye out on the website www.ebn.uk.com for more information. If you would like to get your name down for tickets, or even to book a table, please contact Glenys at Glenys@ebn.uk.com.

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More information:
Glenys Chatterley on: 07780 666726

Woman on a mission raises incredible amount for local hospice

Category: Charity

Release Date: 28/12/2016

The aching limbs, blisters and hair-raising challenges didn't stop Glenys Chatterley (63), who was determined to face her fears and push herself in aid of the charity Farleigh Hospice.

Glenys, who is the Managing Director of ebn (Effective Business Network ), with the support of her friends, family, colleagues, and networking contacts, raised an incredible £15,000 for Farleigh Hospice.

Glenys decided to set herself a range of challenges to help raise the money for the charity which included wing walking, parasailing, kayaking, taking part in the London marathon, and even having a tattoo - just to name a few of the activities.

Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity which provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across mid Essex. Since being established in 1982, the Hospice, and its team of healthcare professionals, has grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of the community it serves.

Glenys said: "These were the toughest, yet most exhilarating, challenges of my life, but knowing the money that I was raising would make a big difference was the best part of all.

"I was determined to reach my £15,000 target, and to complete this in December has finished the year off perfectly. I would have walked across hot coals to get there - in fact, I did!

I'm so grateful to everyone who sponsored and supported me through my challenges, including the members of my networking Groups. Each of our ebn networking Groups supports a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community."

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More information: Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Brentwood networking group raises money for local charity

Category: Charity

Release Date: 19/12/2016

Brentwood businesses have not only been boosting their own growth through networking, but have also raised cash for the charity SNAP in Essex.

Group Director for Brentwood ebn (Effective Business Network) Hayley Taylor, of Taylor Made Promotions, said: "Our members meet on alternate Thursdays at The George & Dragon. For the last meeting before Christmas, members gave extra to dress up in festive attire to support our Brentwood charity member, SNAP.

"Each ebn Group has a charity member that it supports and we were pleased to hand over £453.80 to help SNAP in its work."

SNAP's Robert Dennis, said: "We were delighted that members of Brentwood ebn decided to raise money for SNAP through a wonderfully festive Christmas Jumper Day and themed networking breakfast.

"All of the money kindly raised will go towards helping to ensure that Essex families with children affected by disability always have a safe place to turn.

"SNAP relies heavily on the local community for support, and I would like to thank all of the other members at Brentwood ebn for supporting the work that we do. It's a pleasure to be part of ebn Brentwood and we look forward to another exciting year ahead."

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"Brentwood ebn has done exceptionally well, collecting a good sum of money by joining in with their chosen charity's fundraising. I am sure that the members will continue supporting the charity every time they meet with fellow business representatives."

Additional information is available at:

www.ebn.uk.com/groups/brentwood

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More information: Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Hayley Taylor on 01621 856504

Robert Dennis on 01277 245345

South Woodham Ferrers' networkers age for charity

Category: Charity

Release Date: 14.11.2016

At a South Woodham Ferrers ebn (effective business network) meeting recently, members took on the challenge of wearing age-awareness equipment to give an insight on the challenges faced in later life.

Member Jean Robinson, from Age UK Essex, took along the age simulation suit, which included gloves, glasses, joint limiters and muscle waste simulators, for members to wear.

These are all items that can simulate the challenges that later life can bring and this einforces the reasons why Age UK Essex exists to support thousands of people each year to manage day-to-day in their golden years.

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterly said: "ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

"The South Woodham Ferrers Group has done exceptionally well by joining in with their chosen charity's fundraising, and I am sure that the members will continue to support the charity each time they meet."

South Woodham Ferrers members meet every other Tuesday at The Lodge Country Inn in Battlesbridge. Further information can be found at www.ebn.uk.com.

If you have older customers and would like to discuss a training package for your staff, or would like to support Age UK Essex by regularly donating just £3 per month, please contact Jean on 01245 207065, or email jean.robinson@ageukessex.org.uk .

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More Information:

Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726

Jean Robinson on 01245 207065

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