Jean-Paul Quertier from Simpkins Edwards talking to the attendees.
In a new bid to reach out to local businesses close to their new premises, Derek Lane & Co recently hosted a breakfast morning... and to great success!
The idea, spearheaded by Sales Director Rob Woodley, was born from a desire to try new ways of introducing to the local area.
"Over the years we have had some moderate success with open days and trade events, but found it is always difficult to get clients to come away from their busy workloads to attend" says Rob, "We want our customers to get a better understanding of our business and to give them something that may benefit their own business."
"The Breakfast meetings are designed to share some of the successes, have a tour of our facilities and enjoy a breakfast with us at the same time! It is a great way of networking with our local customers and forging relationships. We hope to continue the success with future breakfast meetings on a whole range of varying topics that affect all business types."
The first breakfast meeting featured a talk on R&D tax credits from Simpkins Edwards; attendees made up of directors and finance managers from local businesses discovered how they could be claiming tax credits if they are investing in innovation within their respective industries.
Jon Coleman, A1 Extraction
"It was great to get a group of local businesses together from a manufacturing background to share experiences and network."
Hannah Giles, British Ceramic Tile
"What a truly inspiring event and insightful morning with guest speaker Jean-Paul Quertier covering R & D Tax Credits. Friendly, informative, and superb breakfast provided. The information gained will be invaluable to many of our clients."
Janet Phillips, anew South West
If you would be interested in attending future breakfast meetings at our premises, please contact Joyce Neill on 01626 831400. Alternatively, fill out our contact form.