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Business club breakfast a big success

Adams Park Business Club, in association with London Wasps and Wycombe Wanderers FC, held its first breakfast meeting of the season in the Woodlands Executive Lounge on Friday 4th November.

The 32 plus businesses that attended the event enjoyed a full English breakfast and talks from sports & business guest speakers.

The next session on December 2nd, will include a talk with London Wasps player Tom Rees as well as senior management executives from Momentous Moving Excellence, a global Shipping, International Removals and Storage Solutions firm.

At the November event, Wycombe Wanderers boss Gary Waddock spoke to the crowd about his playing career at both club level for teams such as QPR and Milwall and at international level for the Republic of Ireland.

Holding the crowd’s full attention, he discussed the tactics employed when marking Maradona, arguably the world’s greatest ever player. He also accepted the efforts had been futile, admitting “we hardly got near him”!

Following Gary, Simon Turner, Managing Director of Seymour Taylor, presented the importance of planning, reviewing and adjusting your business plans on a far more regular basis.

Simon, a keen rugby fan, used a number of sporting scenarios to elaborate on the importance of goal setting and following key indicators to review your business position against these. His delivery was both interesting and enjoyable, something that appears to lack from many similar gatherings.

The morning concluded with Neil Peters, head of sales at London Wasps and WWFC, unveiling the new Adams Park Business platform on the Adams Park website

As well as a gallery of past events, information page and dates for the diary, members are now in a position to understand who sits on their Business Club with them and review the full company profiles of each member online.

Neil Peters said: “It’s often an issue at large business club meetings where you migrate to the same faces and eat at the same tables never realising the chap on the table next to you could hugely benefit your business and likewise vice-versa. With company profiles you can do your homework prior to attending and make a beeline for those you know you need to speak with”.

Rob Quick closed with an announcement that global training experts Navitas have teamed up with Wasps and WWFC to create a unique training platform, bringing the performance drivers, strategies and motivational techniques employed within sport and aligning these with business needs.

The courses launch at the start of 2012 and will be held at Adams Park. The sessions will be specifically tailored for the attendees and have been created to be relevant for both large corporates and local businesses. The club will be involved in the training and players and coaching staff thoughts on real events, half time team talks and inspirational ideas will be aligned to modern day business requirements.

Rob said: “Sporting clubs on the scale of Wasps and WWFC offer a huge amount in terms of business learning. Team work, planning, leadership, communication and results matter to us all and how the playing squad and backroom staff react and promote the club can be used fantastically well within the normal business world. It will be a unique experience using every aspect of the club, right down to sessions being held in various parts of the ground, including the changing rooms and guest appearances from those who have inspired and run the businesses”.

The next Adams Park business breakfast will be held on Friday 2nd December.

To register call Alison Budd on 01494 455753 or email here

For more details check out the website here