Jacinta Atkinson, principal account manager at the company’s Somerford near Congleton HQ and her colleague Mark Murphy, a business analyst, now represent NTTX at lunch meetings from the Lake District to Liverpool and from Preston to Chester.
“Although I thoroughly enjoy my Business Network lunch meetings, the expansion of our membership is a serious business move,” explained Jacinta who has been a member of The Business Network Manchester for four years.
“The Business Network format is ideal for what we do because we are about building relationships with other business people and not about a big sell. The individuals we meet at our networking meetings could become suppliers or clients.
“I began representing NTTX at The Business Network Manchester four years ago and found it really useful for business, so much so that we joined the Business Network Preston last year.”
Now Jacinta and Mark have added the South Manchester, Chester, Pennine, Liverpool, Lancaster and Bolton networks to their list.
“It’s perfect for our business because NTTX is all about understanding the client’s business,” explained Mark. “Every IT system we design for a client is bespoke so it is important that we fully understand their individual needs.
“Our company ethos is about building relationships with client companies and The Business Network is very effective in enabling us to do just that.”
Jacinta said the company’s commitment to networking was an indication of how effective it was from a business point of view.
“It just shows that intelligent networking is good for business,” she said. “It obviously works for NTTX.”
“I’m delighted at the decision of NTTX to go for a multiple membership,”
“Networking isn’t just about building business, it can be an effective way of finding suppliers and new opportunities as well as being a great way of being introduced to new business.
“Networking can also provide a valuable support network because network members also tend to become good friends.”
The Business Network now runs a chain of networking groups across the whole country.
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