What our members say...

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Friendly, well organised lunch time networking events that have a nice blend of structured 'round table' networking and informal 'getting to know people' time. Most members are helpful, and it is a great place to discuss ideas and issues with like-minded people. As someone getting into networking, I have found Sharon and the members to be very supportive. The optional morning seminars (delivered by members) are informative and enjoyable.
Amit Wason
CBIZ
I have been a member of the Business Network South Herts networking group since May 2019 and I have attended most of the monthly meetings since then. I have attended many other networking meetings and events over time but BNSH is unique. Sharon takes the time at the outset to get to know each member, to understand their business and what they want from networking. Sharon is a superb host and she is very proactive in connecting people and creating networks within the group. The meetings themselves are unique, in that each month a different member has the opportunity to 'showcase' their business to the group through a presentation. At the same time, for the other members, this is a great opportunity to learn more about each others' industries and to understand the latest trends in the market. There is always ample time for informal networking but the fact that the meeting also incorporates a seated lunch means that you can get to know the other members at your table, and vice versa, properly which helps to promote stronger relationships between members. If you haven't tried BNSH yet, I'd recommend that you contact Sharon to find out more about this unique and effective networking group.
Yiannis Yianni
Action Coach
Professional, well organised, welcoming and great value are some of the reasons why I have been a member of BNSH for the last 5 years. Sharon Sacofsky has built a brilliant networking group which is extremely well run and attracts key decision makers to make connections, support each other and do business. Sharon is pro active, always open to suggestions and works tirelessly to ensure we all get the best out of the group. Thank you Sharon for your help and support and also for keeping the momentum going online in recent months with great success!
Caroline Deutsch
Select Appointments
I've been a member of the Group for about six months now and its one of the best business investments I have made, both in terms of time and money. Sharon is an excellent host and organiser who takes the time to get to know all of the members and their respective businesses individually. The meetings are well structured and the speakers topics are always interesting and there is plenty of opportunity for informal and formal networking both before and after lunch.
Colin Lock
ThreeR Consulting
The most friendly and productive networking group you're likely to join. No pressure, great connections, educational seminars and sound advice.
Rick Coleman
Rick Coleman Caricaturist
If you want to grow your network, boost your business and meet interesting and friendly people, come to the next South Herts Business Network meeting. Sharon is calm, organised, strategically minded + empathetic; and South Herts is a very well run group which benefits greatly from Sharon's skills, experience and professionalism.
Fiona Mocatta
Copy and Content
I really enjoy being one of the people attending Sharon's network group. Because of the Covid19 lockdown, she's very quickly moved to update her normal meeting events to online and has ensured she continues to serve her clients. I always enjoy her positive and helpful approach.
Penny Sophocleous
Corporate Alchemy
The Business Network South Herts is an excellent networking group. Members and visitors are generally senior decision makers in their organisation and the meetings are well run. Each month there is an optional seminar from a member organisation and these are very informative. This is followed by lunch with 7 or 8 members where you can learn more about each other's work. Sharon Sacofsky is a great host and connects members where this would be useful. I have been a member for 2 years and highly recommend the network.
Susie Kaye
Your HR Partner
I have been a member of this networking group for around 3 years and would highly recommend it. Sharon is a brilliant host and provides an atmosphere for both business and fun. There Is a real cross section of businesses in the room and I have received a lot of business opportunities and work from its members and their contacts.
Sam Biggerstaff
Everblades
I've been a member of The Business Network South Herts for over a year now and just recently renewed my membership for another year. The monthly networking meetings are a great place to meet like minded local business people and the seminars i've attended have been interesting and informative. I always take away one tip if not more to improve my business. During lockdown the group has really come into its own as Sharon has continued with the meetings via zoom even introducing break out meetings which means that despite working from home i have been able to continue networking. This has been something i've looked forward to as it doesn't actually feel that different to when we used to meet at venues. In fact i always leave the zoom meetings feeling motivated and re-energised to work on my business.
Helen Patterson
JHP Electrical
I was introduced to Sharon via a LinkedIn referral about two and a half years ago and was invited along to a meeting of the Business Network (South Herts) group, unknowing what I would find, having been to numerous other networking meetings and events, my expectations weren't high, I thought it would be similar to the other companies events that I had been too that really don't work for my business. I was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and diversity of the attendees and the relaxed atmosphere, it was more a gathering of like-minded people than a pressured 'salesy environment'. I have learnt there is one main reason that this works, it's the organisation and the management of the group, the way that it is run at events and behind the scenes. This is all down to Sharon. Most group leaders run their events when they have time between running their business, with Sharon, the Business Network is her business which clearly shows in the professional way that she conducts each event to run smoothly. Some people don't 'get' networking, and turn up once to an event, 'work' the room, decide that this doesn't work and move on. Business Network (South Herts) is not for them, which is great because this is a networking group set up for the long-term success of its members without the pressurised referral expectations or designated 10-minute meetings, without someone trying to sell you something, or a membership every five minutes. The added benefit, before each lunch event, there is a well-presented seminar by one of the members of the group, these are always useful and very well received, it also gives you more time to network before and afterwards. Does it work? Definitely. I have renewed my membership again this year, having had more business and referrals from this networking group than I thought possible, certainly more than any other organisation I have visited. I would highly recommend Sharon and the Business Network (South Herts) to any serious business person that wants to develop a long-term network of contacts.
Alan Rawlins
Kaleidoscope Property Consulting
I've tried a number of different networking groups (the usual suspects) and none of them were for me...too pressurised and regimented, and the early morning starts were a problem because of the school run. The Business Network is different. Sharon does an excellent job of creating a friendly environment, and I've made some great contacts. More importantly, after just the first couple of meetings I've already secured enough new business to more than cover my membership costs for the year...with hopefully more in the pipeline.
Steve Braden
BTL Creative
I just want to say that I have found being a member of the Business Network group very beneficial from both business and personal reasons. I have met a diverse group of companies and business owners and have secured a number of new clients through the group. During lockdown and since I find the meetings motivating and informative. Thank you and look forward to my next year with you. It works just as well on zoom.
Ruth Goodmaker
Perfect Team
I have recently become a member of the Business Network South Herts and would like to let you know how welcome I have felt from the first meeting I attended. Sharon has a wonderful way of making you feel comfortable and integrated. She is keen to know more about you and your business, as it helps her to connect you with people you are likely to develop a synergy with. This is clearly her thinking behind the way she puts the table plan together and it proves to be quite effective. The morning workshop, the lunch and the various networking opportunities throughout the meeting all work together very nicely to help you engage with like-minded business people. The members of the group are business owners and key decision makers. If you've not had a chance to visit the Business Network South Herts, why not come along to the next meeting? Like others before, you are likely to come away feeling "positive and energised"!
Olivier Carion
Sales Masters Guild
Very well run monthly networking event for SMEs with a good mix of informal and structured networking together. Very informative sessions and presentations before each lunch.
Joolz Joseph
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