Michael and Jayne Anne O’Flynn have been members of the Business Hive for almost three years now. We quickly realised that this was no ordinary Networking Venue, but was completely focused on the Business Community of North East Lincolnshire and beyond.
Being new to the area and starting our own business in the area it was very important for us to meet other business owners, and do business with local businesses. The range of information, support and Master Classes, Social Media courses we have found most helpful to our business. Also, it has put us in contact with professionals who are of interest to our business. It can be quite daunting when coming into a new area to make contact with new people. The Business Hive is the perfect place to do this.
All the team are so helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone of them. The facilities are fantastic at the Business Hive. Members have modern and comfortable meeting rooms at their disposal, where they can hold client meetings in a professional and welcoming environment, with every need catered for by all its’ staff.
We are so grateful to Mark Webb, Sam Burgess and her team for all the professional help they have so warmly given to us over the last year, a time when we were getting to grips with our new business and needing all the help we could get.
Grimsby can be proud to have the Business Hive in its town. We wish it every success for its future.
We can highly recommend the Business Hive to anyone who is looking for support, making new contacts, and availing of the many Courses, Master Classes that are constantly been run at the Hive.
Michael and Jayne Anne O’Flynn
Although we are a well-known firm the networking at the Hive has helped our people connect with business people on a regular basis in both the traditional way of face to face as well as helping take our social media to a higher level.
The range of information and support available is second to none and as all the team there are so helpful we make a point of recommending clients to visit which in turn adds value to our relationship with our clients. The Hive has also enabled many colleagues who are new to networking to get involved and hence develop their own business skills.
As such I would recommend all owners, whatever the size of their business, to check out what the Hive can offer themPaul Gray - Forrester Boyd
I joined the Business Hive back in March 2014 - and what a two years it has been!
From the very outset, I was met by Sam who introduced the concept of the Business Hive and how it might be of benefit to my brand new business. Since then, referrals have come to me from the team at the Hive which has undoubtedly helped me grow my business year on year.
The opportunities for networking are fantastic - and always done in a non-threatening, very sociable way.
The Business Hive is a fantastic place to meet likeminded professionals and allows the opportunity to develop my own business. The facilities at the Business Hive are exceptional and allows me to meet clients in a professional environment where a warm welcome is always on hand!
The Business Hive should be highly recommended to people in business in the North East Lincs area - and hope it continues to go from strength to strength.
I like the concept of the Business Hive Club - a 'not-for-profit' organisation that helps local businesses make a profit. It just floats my boat and deserves to succeed.
So when I was looking for a way to 'put something back', I suggested the idea of running some business seminars (called iCan) at your premises where the entry fee would be cans of food that would be given to a local charity.
You guys were really helpful and did everything you could to market the seminars to their members and the local business community. The seminars created a win-win-win:
- A way for local businesses to give something really meaningful to those in most need in their community,
- Over 2,000 cans of food for hungry, homeless people and
- To be honest, and (I'm sorry of it sounds corny) a feel good factor for me by doing something good.
I've met some really nice people through the Business Hive, given referrals to some, introduced good business contacts to others and because what goes around comes around, enjoyed receiving referrals and doing business with at least 4 companies I can think of who are members.
I would like to provide this testimonial with regard to the support I have received from Sam Burgess and all of the Team at the Business Hive.
As I am located centrally between Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe, I have looked long and hard for a similar facility to provide me with the same level of support in Scunthorpe and Hull but to no avail. The facilities and support the Business Hive provides really is unique.
Overall, the Business Hive is an essential resource to businesses new and old, and long may this continue.
"I set up as a freelance copywriter in 2013, my first time being self-employed, and the Business Hive has always been a big help.
The team are very supportive, giving advice on different areas of my business such as deciding rates and the direction of my services, and will happily recommend the services of other businesses to me. They are very generous when passing my name and services on to other businesses too. Following connections through the Hive, I have been working with a leading, award-winning local business on an on-going monthly project which I thoroughly enjoy.
I think the events, particularly the workshops and Inspiring Women networking events, are fantastic, and the Hot Desking and Meeting Lounge areas are extremely handy for people like me who work from home but occasionally need space to meet people and work in a different environment."
Since joining the Business Hive last year, I have been extremely impressed by both the professionalism and friendliness of all the staff, coupled with the excellent facilities, where phone calls can be made, meetings can be booked and computer work carried out remotely thanks to the quality of the Wi Fi that is available throughout the business.
The Business Hive is always clean, has really good facilities for refreshments and allows the opportunity to meet with other business colleagues for advice or support. It has made managing my diary a lot easier as I am now in closer proximity to many of my clients and I must thank you for the opportunity to help build my business from a great location with a superb team working to maintain the high standards of customer service that you set yourselves. Well done and many thanks!!
A big well done and here’s to 2017!
As a new member of the Business Hive, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. In addition to the obvious benefits - access to hot desking, the business lounge, business hive shield and meeting rooms, plus much more…
Well, my expectations were really blown out of the water. The Business Hive team couldn’t have been more supportive of my business giving guidance and ideas on how I can raise the profile of the business. The proof really was in the pudding though, and recently I held a HR Forum which was the first event I have held at the Hive, and I honestly couldn’t have wished or hoped for any more help or support.
Emma and Carrie on the day were outstanding, arriving much earlier than they should to make sure that they were on hand should I need anything, setting up the room exactly as I needed and meeting and greeting the guests as they arrived. Sam and Jo helped in promoting the event through e shots and spreading the word through local media.
Yes, the big things do make a difference but it is often the little things like this that leave a lasting impression. For anyone – business large or small who may be considering joining the Business Hive then you should go for it. The facilities, support and access to a huge network is invaluable. Everything made possible because of Sam and her dream team.
Nikki Davies - Sherwoood Recruitment
I would like to recommend the fantastic service you provide at the Business Hive.
I would just like to say a massive thank you for the use of the meeting room. Emma had come in early to accommodate the early start, that was very much appreciated. She also helped out in getting the room prepared and replenished with coffee etc when required.
I'd also like to thank Carrie who was there for much needed tech support!
If any other organisations need a meeting room or require any of their business services I would strongly recommend using you, as I will definitely be using your services again soon.