I joined Chairman’s Network three years ago and have found it to be a most collaborative, connected and useful network full of talented, interested and interesting individuals. I have always believed in the benefit of networks but this one has led to a dream opportunity for me. I mentioned in the early 2019 meeting about Focus and Goals, that I would be interested in being a Trustee for a charity and wanted to work for one close to my heart, which is Age UK. After the meeting a couple of attendees introduced me to their networks and I must thank Karen Thomas-Bland for recommending that I speak to a contact of hers which then led me to another contact and on to another. Before long I was interviewing with one of the Age UK branches in London and I am delighted to say that I have been appointed as a Trustee there. Nothing is a greater example of the power of focus and the power of networking.
Liz Baran, Member, London 2019
A very big thank-you to Caroline and the Chairman’s network. An introduction from Caroline to a Private Equity Head Hunter led to me securing an Interim Operating Partner role for a top tier Private Equity Firm. For me the Chairman’s Network is a powerful network that really works.
Karen Thomas Bland, Chairman, July 2019
Was great to attend the Chairman's Network Ltd on Wednesday at the always beautiful Hotel du Vin Bristol City Centre. Thank you to Caroline Hayward for your invite and the hospitality you showed me whilst there. A big thank you to all those who attended and imparted your words of wisdom too. Your input in relation to some of my current challenges was sincerely appreciated!
Stuart Carter, CEO, 3 Trees Community Support Ltd
I have joined several Networking Groups recently, but the Chairman’s Network in particular is truly excellent. The topics are interesting, the people are from a raft of different backgrounds, and the commercial approach and regular meetings are focused, but in a relaxed and informal manner. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who wishes to extend their professional reach to join.
Eliot Charles Heilpern, June 2019
Another excellent group of people, and serious discussion to address the problems brought to the meeting.
Nic Pillow, June 2019
I just wanted to say it was great to meet you today and be welcomed by you all. I really enjoyed it and thought everyone was very open, interesting, bright and engaged. I will definitely come again and look at joining. Please can you just remind me of the pricing etc. It was great too to see everyone so engaged in hearing more about Couplepreneurs.
Tricia Bacon, CEO/Founder, June 2019
I’ve been a member of The Chairman’s Network for just a year. It’s been a useful experience; just hearing the views of others is fascinating in itself and then we have had true insights from those who understand a subject in real depth. I have just renewed my membership and look forward to what the next year brings.
Professor Khalid Aziz LVO DL FRSA, April 2019
Just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed being part of your network. Sadly, I am an infrequent attendee, but the various coffee morning that I have been to have been full of interesting people to talk to.I have been to two or three of your seminars and each has been extremely informative in their own way and there has always been lively and interesting debate at the end of them.
Stephen Kimbell, April 2019
We partnered with the Chairman’s Network to provide a special subscription deal to our online legal platform (Sparqa Legal) to members of the network. Caroline was extremely helpful by publicising the offer to the network and we managed to obtain dozens of new subscriptions as a result!
Dan Mitchell, March 2019
A really interesting meeting well worth attending always meet new people.
Geoff Bennett, Member, Midlands Group, March 2019
A good interactive session, and lively discussion on an important topic - Electric Car Round Table.
Simon Enoch, Chairman, February 2019, London
As always the round-table gathers members with a common interest so not only is the presentation informative but the networking opportunity is extremely useful.- Electric Car Round Table.
Graham Sadd, Chairman, February 2019, London
I attended as a guest and was very impressed with the way the meeting was managed and the quality of the attendees. I had to leave just as the conversation got going but heard enough to convince me that this is a group that has a lot to offer.
Andrew Wyborn, February 2019, London
I have been involved with the Bristol Chairman's Network since its inception and have enjoyed London meetings too. The relaxed nature of the meetings promotes proper discussion and understanding. I have made some great business contacts through the network and it has been a pleasure helping members with IP issues.
John Dean, January 2019
The Chairman's Network proved its value almost immediately. I was approached with an opportunity via a fellow member on my second event, which lead to a successful engagement with an innovative digital company. Moreover, the high calibre and depth represented by the members, and the sheer fun of the exchange of ideas, makes this network easily my favourite.
Pete Everett, Member, January 2019, London