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January 2018

An interview with ~ Rebecca Stevens at Work Brighter

Rebecca is a member at the Stockport North BforB, held bi-weekly on a Thursday at Broadstone Mill, Reddish.  Since joining in May 2016 Rebecca has built some strong alliances with [...]

Success for Ian Marr and Craven Slater

Ian Marr of Craven Slater has been a member of BforB for two years.  Ian was originally invited as a guest by member Darren McGuiness.  We thrive on success stories [...]

March 2017

Are you up for the challenge?

Calling all local businesses, schools, colleges or community groups. Get involved with the Cyril Flint Befrienders Accumulator Challenge 2017 and compete alongside other local companies, organisations, schools and local groups in a bid to win recognition for: most Funds Raised most Innovative Idea best Publicity Piece […]

BforB Bolton Wednesday member Andy Dolan is fundraising for prostate cancer, can you help him?

Andy  mentioned at his BforB meeting on Wednesday that he was completing a bike ride in June to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer he would really appreciate it if you could [...]

BforB Ladies

BforB was the first networking group to set up a Ladies only networking and we currently have two groups in Bury and Bolton in my franchise area , we are [...]

Kate Bullen shares her BforB story with Tony Hayes

  I opened my Manchester Property & Construction group in 2013 and one of the first members was Kate Bullen of Stephensons, a leading full service law firm. Kate is a mum to two young children, and also a partner at Stephensons in the Commercial Property team. Kate has been a BforB member since 2006 and has maintained her membership through two maternity gaps, so it was a pleasure to sit down and find out why Kate stays loyal to BforB, and what makes us stand out in the crowd of other network groups. When did you join and why? “I originally joined in 2006, young and eager to find a way to bring in new business.   I’d seen an article in the paper about a new group being set up – at a time when I needed to get involved in networking. I didn’t like the idea but that I needed to do it because I lacked confidence. I didn’t know what to expect, I just knew that the time was right to do something. […]

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