First 4 Business is a niche networking group that puts business first – in the morning. The group operates on a relaxed and relatively informal basis, and is comprised of members from non-competing professional businesses. Each group member is either the business owner or at least has a prominent voice in their organisation, and has been invited to join by the other members. Meeting bi-weekly members have the opportunity to present their business, and its products or services, to improve business for all around the table.
The meeting starts informally from 6:45am, at the Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club, with a chance to catch-up over a coffee and at 7:00am, members take their seats round the table and hear each business in turn stand up and explain who they are and what they do: There is a short break for a fabulous breakfast and then the Chairperson will introduce the speaker for that meeting; guest speakers are invited to present but each member will be expected to make a presentation of around ten minutes. After any questions have been dealt with, there is a final round of the table for members to pass or seek referrals and meetings. The objective is to wind up the meeting by 8:30am, thus allowing time for members to make their offices in good time. Further meetings and informal chat is easy in the pleasant hotel surroundings.
Typically there are between 10 and 20 attendees and, whilst the Group would always want to encourage visitors, members must consult with, and gain consent from, the Chairperson before inviting a guest. This measure is to ensure that numbers are controlled for room capacity and ensuring no conflict of interest of the membership.
To discuss a visit to the group please make contact with one of our members.