May 21, 2020
By Sanaa Sachdev In the Club’s 2020 AGM, held online for the first time via Zoom, outgoing President Caroline Rochford reported Club membership was 132
Why should you join St Andrews Business Club? Here are comments from Club Members.
Read why current members joined, how they’ve benefited since and what they most enjoy.
“I joined the club to meet local business people. It’s been useful for that and I've had business as a result. I also appreciate the social media support that the club gives, particularly on Twitter and LinkedIn. Breakfast speakers are always interesting and inspiring and we've had some good trips to visit local businesses including Eden Mill, The Highland Chocolatier and Hill of Tarvit.” - Jane Banks
“We relocated our business to Dundee in October 2016 and through networking we were quickly introduced to St Andrews Business Club. We attended our first meeting in January 2017 and haven’t looked back! Being a Member has been good for us, both personally and professionally on so many levels – offline and online. It’s not just a business club - it’s a place where we’ve met lasting friends, been privileged to hear great speakers and developed our business through the support of others.” - Clark Boles
“As a new business owner in Fife I was keen to explore the geographical area and network across Fife. St Andrews Business Club offered me the opportunity to meet like-minded business owners. I’ve gained visibility for my business and a new group of contacts. I most enjoy the very welcoming, friendly environment, great event topics and the fact it’s local.” - Emma-Jane Kerr
“I joined the club because I wanted to develop business contacts in the St Andrews and Dundee areas. I've gained several useful contacts and have been given some fascinating insights into other successful businesses. I particularly enjoy the range of speakers - anything from turning round a multi-million pound business from a very low starting point to hearing what really influences a business angel to invest. And of course the events, especially the evening ones, are very relaxed and friendly.” - Eugene Clarke
“Being new to the area I joined to meet other local business leaders and have the opportunity to promote my consultancy services. I’ve met some very interesting people and attended some very informative and entertaining talks. I most enjoy networking with other members on a regular basis.” - Nigel Edwards
“I joined the Club (twice!) to meet prospective friends/clients/network/learn about the business community in St Andrews & surroundings. I gained what I hoped for. I most enjoy learning new things from speakers/general fellowship/getting out early in the morning!” - Flora Selwyn
“I joined the club to meet other business people so I could discuss relevant small business issues with them in a friendly and informal way. I’ve met a whole host of people who have businesses in and around St Andrews and who I had no knowledge of before. I most enjoy the friendly atmosphere and opportunity to share experiences.” - Alistair Morris
“I joined St Andrews Business Club as I was interested in being a part of a local business organisation which gave me exposure and insight into my local area. I’ve gained some valuable business contacts and have started to develop some local knowledge which will help in getting my name out there in the business community. The members are all very willing to help me gain more recognition and credibility. I love the fact the meetings are relaxed and informal - this makes the conversations over tea and coffee very easy to have. There is a real focus on trying to help in whatever shape this help takes.” - Peter Waggott
“I joined the Club to improve my business connections in the St Andrews area. The Club has delivered that for me, as well as providing lots of useful information for my business and referrals. I most enjoy the friendly, informal nature of the Club.” - Alan S. Morrison
“I joined the Club for networking and useful information from presentations to help with starting up my business. I’ve gained opportunities for networking and business associations as well as very interesting talks/presentations with useful information. I’ve most enjoyed the meetings with other members of the Club and guest speakers i.e. networking and contacts. I’ve also enjoyed the venues for the Club meetings and the buffets. I would highly recommend to anyone starting up or running a business to join St Andrews Business Club.” - Roy Malcolm
“I joined to meet new business people in North-East Fife and to gain new clients. I’ve met many new people. I most enjoy Hearing interesting speakers and talking with other business people.” - Pauline Randall
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