Miranda Salmon and Barbara Osborne, started the Brill Business Club in December 2010. It meets in the local Sports and Social Club for a late breakfast of coffee and bacon rolls between 9 and 11. It has already developed a businesslike structure with a meeting and greeting time, a time for light networking, and a talk or workshop normally given by a participant. At a future meeting, because the numbers have grown, they are going to hold a “speed dating” activity for everyone to meet everyone else.
The Brill Sports and Social Club is near the Church and overlooks a sports field on top of the hill. It has some parking although most people walked to the venue. The room is warm and modern with good light. The main room has six small square tables with five or six chairs at each table. There is an additional area with a bar where tea and coffee are served and people can leave their coats.
Each meeting is organised by Miranda and Barbara. They send out notices, provide a register of names and collect the £3 contribution towards costs. They are capable and experienced facilitators and each meeting has clear structure and is very professionally kept to time.
The group has a lively Google Group and virtual support network.
The future? Barbara and Miranda have said they are happy to run it for six months. After this they hope that members of the group might take the role of coordinator on a three monthly rotating basis.