November, 2019

November 13: Work-life balance – success without sacrifice

Work-life Balance – Success without sacrifice

Sam Forsberg, of ActionCoach Scotland, explained the importance of maintaining some kind of work-life balance as our working lives get busier at the event held by St Andrews Business Club at The Old Course Hotel.

Success in business is no good if you end up sacrificing your health or your relationships with your loved ones.

As our working lives get busier by the year, maintaining some kind of work-life balance gets harder, particularly for the self-employed.

The audience heard from Sam Forsberg, from ActionCoach Scotland, who gave attendees practical advice on organising themselves and looking after their physical health, to help with setting and achieving realistic business goals which allow them to also meet their personal goals.

For more information about this subject, you can visit ActionCoach Scotland website at

For more photos, go to the Album on our Facebook page.


NEXT EVENT: The Club’s next event is Dec 11: Festive Social, where members can enjoy a festive social event and tour of the five-star Fairmont St Andrews hotel.

St Andrews Business Club named ‘Best Business Networking Club in Fife’ by CMA

St Andrews Business Club has been named the Best Business Networking Club in Fife by the Content Marketing Academy (CMA).


Earlier this year Nicola Crawford at the CMA evaluated networking clubs in Fife based on criteria including membership cost, type of events, topics discussed, location of events and member attendance. After comparing our club with Fife Chamber, BNI and Fife Networking Group, it rated St Andrews Business Club as the best!

In her blog post setting out her process and the results, Nicola writes: “For consistency, flexibility, price, and opportunities to learn and network, I think St Andrews Business Club is your guy.

“They’ve done a decent job of laying it all out for you and you don’t need to be tied into their membership to attend. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, there are options there for you. And suitable when you’re already squeezed for time working hard on your business.” Thanks Nicola!

Speaking about this latest honour for the Club (we were a finalist for Best Marketing Campaign in the 2019 Fife Business Awards), President Caroline Rochford said: “I’m delighted the Club has been chosen as the best place for business networking in Fife. We’ve worked extremely hard over the last three years to create a place that provides SME owners and managers with the knowledge and networking they need to succeed. It’s great to have that recognized in this way.”

CMA founder Chris Marr is no stranger to Club members as he explained content marketing and its importance at our December 2016 event.

Chris explained how, over the years, people have become more comfortable with web purchasing and the importance of using content marketing to gain the trust of people online to drive sales.

Chris’s talk encouraged the Club to provide more explanatory content on its website use our events and social media to keep our members updated about things useful for their business.

Doing that and many other things has helped us grow the Club’s membership to more than 130 members this year – a record as we approach our 70th birthday.

Thanks to all our Committee members, members, speakers and guests for helping us achieve this accolade. We intend to continue working to keep improving!

St Andrews Business Club