I ran the Chairman's Network for over a decade during which time it became clear that physical networking was not the answer. The answer was more job opportunities for Chairmen and NXD's along with the opportunity to make more and relevant connections that would deliver them significant benefit either as a consultant or Board Member.
Our members loved the events at smart locations in London such as Claridges with great speakers such as Lord Digby Jones and Stelios but actually they wanted to make great connections that led to either personal fee income or business advantage for their portfolio companies.
At that time the technology to enable this was way too expensive for a small business, but today it's not.
And so Chairman's network.2 was born as an online platform for our Chairmen, Members and Service providers to network online with a likeminded community. We are about 6000 registered members of Chairmen, NXD, CEOs and Advisory Boards.
Last year Peter Gibbons of RAA Sprague Gibbons, Digital Marketing and Recruitment Advertising experts joined me as Co-Director.
We have selected the best of breed Your Membership platform for both membership and appointments. www.yourmembership.com
We have created an international platform for networking based around groups. This may now prove quite timely as a way to start conversations with people and businesses in the UK and internationally that are relevant to your own.
We have created a job board that should become the only destination if you're recruiting a chairmen /NXD as a highly cost effective way of targeting exactly the right SME community.
The Chairman's Network was ticking over for a while until I went to a Shirlaws business conference for SMEs - this was the catalyst that got me fired up to do CN.2 an online version of the business that I started over a decade ago. Now they're joining me as a key Service provider to offer their services to other SME businesses that have great ideas or products with potential!
The network is not expensive to join at only £240 plus VAT for an individual member and if you engage with us the benefits could be significant.
If you're advertising a job this is only £500 plus VAT if you're not a member and half price for members. How else can you get to exactly the right community at the click of a button?
If you're a business that offers relevant goods and services you can access our network for only £2400 plus VAT or you can become a Sponsor.
Diversify your board. Gain new and relevant connections. Gain a great new Board role. Join the Chairman's Network!