Action Coach

Employee Engagement

In our spotlight session this morning, Helen Pethybridge shed some light on the whole topic of Employee Engagement – what is the current situation across UK businesses; the opportunities and benefits for our people and for business results when engagement is increased; as well as some tips about where to start if you think your team would benefit from having increased engagement in the business.

Helen finished by offering a free Employee Engagement Survey and report, so that referred businesses can better understand their starting point. The full presentation is attached here so you can learn more on this topic, and do contact Helen at ActionCOACH for further information.

Keeping secure

Luke Hatt made a great presentation on the kinds of security measures his firm can provide.
Master locksmiths are no longer just about cutting keys or getting you in when you’re locked out of your home or your car (although these are very useful services!!) it’s now about all sorts of security enhancements like alarms and CCTV that can help protect what matters to us

B-Hatt Alarms

Do you need to secure your home?

Then call the longest established Master Locksmith in High Wycombe! Our family run business has been trading for over 50 years, our staff are all fully qualified and we are members of The Master Locksmith’s Association. Secure your home and business by certificated professional master locksmiths.


We welcome all enquiries, we supply and install all of our products and also offer a free home survey to discuss your home security requirements, ask our friendly staff for more information on how we can make your home or office safe and secure.

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Reasons to Join Our CBC Networking Group High Wycombe Bucks

Hi I’m Genovieve Feasey Local Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, here are reasons to Join Our CBC Networking Group. The good things about CBC networking, is that people are generally there for a similar reason.

Chiltern Business Connections High Wycombe.

Chiltern Business Connections High WycombeCBC Phillip and GenovieveOn the afternoon/ evening of the 28th May 2015 a large group of us attend a business-social trip addressing theory of  ‘Business Models’ we attend an exhibition by the Famous and Prestigious Company Patek Philippe, Geneva’s oldest independent family-owned watch manufacturer .  Networking is perhaps one of the most misinterpreted and underrated skills. Some people think it’s just about intermingling and some people consider it’s about getting a chance to get in front of someone they can sell to. We at CBC take Business and Pleasure seriously it’s ‘All about Balance in Life’. Key advice from Genovieve Feasey: “ when I do my Networking and Socialising primarily I remember it’s not about doing business… forget about trying to influence… in its place I discover ways to be of value, discover ways to be a friend and demonstrate how I can be of use to my group. So be ‘in it’ for the right reasons; just ensure these few things are your intention and you will be ahead of the opposition” …so with this in mind, check out below my list of advantages of Networking with CBC: You make new contacts – both one-on-one and as a team You may learn new things very quickly and without research You may find support to take your projects forward You can be empowered and re-energised You get to meet a group of likeminded individuals It will help you focus on what you are looking to achieve You may find Collaborators or Partners – both financially and emotionally for what you are looking to achieve! Done the correct way networking is probably the most central and lucrative skill you can learn. And it doesn’t matter if you do it for the purpose of doing business, getting a job, improve your social / presentation skills, confidence in people skills. It’s simply one of the most effective ways to get what you want.  Why?  Because people like to buy from and do business with people they like, know and trust. Today your networking is more important than ever and the bigger your network grows the more your NET WORTH will grow.

To drive business growth and meet the expectations of increasingly demanding customers, companies must take risks, experiment and innovate or face inevitable stagnation in a competitive industry. In other words, it must carry out research and development.

Generous R&D tax incentives are available to encourage businesses to innovate by reducing their Corporation Tax liability.  However, over £1 billion of R&D tax credits goes unclaimed every year in the UK.

To help companies gain a better understanding of the support available, I am hosting a workshop on 18th March 2015 on claiming R&D tax credits. The purpose of this workshop is to give clarity to the types of projects and activities that may be eligible (including real case studies) and to demystify the apparent complexity of the entire process. Attendees will be better placed to assess the likelihood of their company being able to claim R&D tax relief and understand how to get expert help to progress to the next step.

For more information and to register, please follow the link below…

Simon Eggleton

Try before you buy! High Wycombe Networking

Networking High Wycombe Guest Day

That’s right… you’re invited!

Tuesday 11 November, 2014 – 7:15am – 9:00am

  • Network with some of the best business owners in South Bucks.
  • Join discussion groups.
  • Introduce your skills and services to other business owners.
  • Experience two top presentations

Six Essential for Better Cashflow: cash is king for the self-employed and SMEs – learn how to make it flow your way!

How to build a Smarter Business: an insight into smart, simple strategies to leverage your business opportunities.

  • Enjoy a full English breakfast – what a way to start your day.

Breakfast networking doesn’t get much better than this – and it’s FREE!

Reservations essential. Book your place using the contact form on the website. Or call Martin on 07785 923525

WIN valuable prizes! Bring some cash and you could be in line for some valuable business prizes in our BIG CHARITY RAFFLE. All proceeds to our chosen charity Wycombe Youth Action.

CBC enthused by Brad Sugars – ActionCOACH

Thanks to the organisation skills of Martin Shimmen (ActionCOACH) and a little assistance from Chairman, Paul Wakefield (BLR Financial) the CBC Networking team embarked on a London trip last week to see Brad Sugars, the founder of ActionCOACH, the business coaching franchise.

The guy was electric and CBC members were quick to point out that 3 hours bolt upright on a church-pew had never been so tolerable.

We started the evening with a coach journey from High Wycombe Holiday Inn to Pizza Express around the corner from the Emmanuel Centre where Brad and his team where preparing.

The pizza’s piled up (though Paul Cartwright – Halo windows, opted for a salad!?) beers and wine flowed and everyone enjoyed themselves. Especially when Genovieve Feasey (The Choice To Change) elaborated on her new tea exporting venture!

CBC networking group do Pizza Express for 14

Then we hit the venue for our enlightening seminar from Brad. ‘Buying Customers‘ was the title of his presentation and a lot of ideas, strategies and handy tips were scribbled frantically by Nick Knapp (NK Financial Management) and Martin Wyvill (Springwater Print Solutions) to name a few!

A thoroughly entertaining evening in my books although a little costly for the back-hander that I had to give Brad for emphasising the essential requirement for…

“Websites, Websites, Websites!

Christmas is on us!

We wanted to give you another great reason to join our friendly, productive and rewarding business networking group.

So we decided that if you come along as a guest before December and decide to join up, which we are sure you will! You just need to pay your joining fee which is currently £120 and you will qualify for your FREE delicious Christmas Dinner at our Christmas Party on Tuesday 17th December.

Christmas on us!


Speed Networking Breakfast 12th March

Chiltern Business Connections are having a SPEED NETWORKING BREAKFAST and you’re invited.

Christmas Lunch 13th December

A return to the Hit or Miss Pub, Penn Street, our Christmas Lunch venue of choice. Excellent menu, great company and the stimulating challenge of a convival pub quiz. The membership benefits of Chiltern Business Connections don’t get much better than this. Merry Christmas and a prosperous networking New Year to all.