As a networking group, Canterbury BoB (Business over Breakfast) wanted to promote ourselves to the business community. The group has a friendly, relaxed approach to building long-term business contacts and developing ongoing work for its members. We are a diverse group in age, business type and size, but we have created something special together.
In this video, Laurie & Lesley at Smugshot have captured the feel of the group meetings and highlighted individuals in the group on what they have gained being a member.
The Smugshot process shows the expertise and knowledge of video presentations. We discussed what we wanted to achieve from the video, and Laurie created a working brief.
Two areas stood out for us and showed the level of professionalism of Smugshot.
1. The filming took place over two sessions, but it was never intrusive.
2. The end product has been brilliantly edited to the right length to maintain interest and provide a call to action.
The resulting video is something everyone in the Canterbury BoB Group is proud of. Thank you, Laurie & Lesley!
A while ago we had a bad problem at home with rats. Carl visited to assess the situation. Through his in-depth experience, he identified where the rodents were entering the property and put procedures in place to resolve the immediate problem and prevent it in the future.
I am pleased to say we have been rat-free for some time.
Thank you, Carl.
I have used Iain’s services many times, and receiving his appraisal of business ideas and financial plans is always beneficial. Using his extensive business insight, Iain creates clear information and adds that extra layer of practical thinking based on his breadth of experience.
If your business needs a lift, I recommend asking Iain to review things with you. Equally, if your business is doing very well, Iain can help you make the most of your success and secure it for the future.
We have used CS Heating & Plumbing for several years to service and maintain our home heating system and plumbing. Last year, they installed a new efficient boiler and thermostat and upgraded some radiators. It has made a big difference.
The work is always very high quality and completed on time.
I highly recommend the CS service plan – a monthly charge covers plumbing and heating throughout the year.
Nick and his team from Stronix did a great job installing two new cooker feeds to our kitchen. This was a tricky installation passing under the floor, through several walls and a ceiling, but they completed the work quickly and left everything clean and tidy.
Thank you so much for a great job!
We have just used Tom from TJL Kitchens to complete our kitchen makeover. Tom advised us on new worktops, splashbacks and a sink and recommended we use his local branch of Howdens to supply the products.
The products were good quality, and Tom fitted them with the expertise and care of a true craftsman, and he liaised with the electrician and plumber to ensure that they completed their works in line with his.
Overall, we are delighted with the quality of the work and Tom’s approach and would highly recommend him.
Sean exemplifies the spirit of how modern businesses should work – through collaboration. Like many businesses, Sean received an unsolicited CV from somebody looking for a job. This young guy had some accountancy experience but did not fit what Sean needed at the time. He could have ignored the email, he could have said “Thanks, but no thanks”, but he wanted to help.
So, he recommended that this enthusiastic young guy contact me. I could tell immediately that this candidate had potential and contacted some local Accountancy firms that I know. Two of the firms asked to interview the candidate; both offered him a job. He knew which job opportunity was best for him and started work last Tuesday. He is no longer unemployed and has a great career ahead of him.
Thank you, Sean, for being so thoughtful. Doing the right thing does make a massive difference.
I need to recommend CS Heating & Plumbing's monthly plan to everybody in the BoB Group. First, it gives you peace of mind that if you have a breakdown or fault then it will be sorted out. Secondly, it ensures that your heating system is inspected by qualified staff on a regular basis. This means that it remains safe and efficient.
On top of that, it also covers repairs to the heating system. Last week, we noticed a pipe joint was leaking. I contacted the office, an Engineer came the next day and fitted new pipework to resolve the leak.
Thank you so much to Calvin, Sophie and the team.
Carl was excellent in resolving our rat problem. First identifying where the pests were, taking care of them and advising us what we should do in order to prevent any further rat access. A real expert on pest control and resolution.
Calvin's team of heating engineers have given us excellent service at home, servicing and repairing our boiler. Excellent value monthly boiler care.
Calvin's team of heating and plumbing engineers are excellent. I have taken out their great value monthly service plan and this gives me peace of mind and first-class service. Highly recommended.
Iain has provided me with business advice for over a year. This work has included producing spreadsheets for management accounts, cash flows and budgets which enable me to keep things under control. He also acts as a very valuable sounding board for ideas. I would highly recommend Iain for his knowledge, enthusiasm and great approach to making a business better. Thanks, Iain.
Rob and his team at GO Vicinity have recently take the plain Word document Candidate Guide that I used to send out to people and turned it into a fabulous 8 page booklet with printed and PDF versions.
It looks brilliant, is easier to read and gives a great impression of my company.
They are truly Design Super Heroes!
Suffering IT failure is the thing that modern businesses fear most. We have become reliant on databases, email and internet access. I am pleased to say that have confidence in my IT as it is cared for by Jacqui Offen's company, J&J Systems. They ensure that everything is backed up safely, my systems are maintained to optimum performance levels and that damaging viruses are kept at bay.
If you don't have this level of cover, your business will regret it. Let the professionals take of your IT!