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Falmouth Business Club Events

Falmouth Business Club - Regular Events

The Club meets every Thursday morning over breakfast in the Working Boat Pub at the Greenbank Hotel, where a lively and welcoming group of local business people awaits you. Activities include speakers on a wide range of topics, discussions on topics of interest to the group, relaxed business networking, mutual support for businesses around the table to enhance what they do and how they do it. We also try to have fun whilst doing all of that.

We are looking forward to the hospitality in one of Falmouth's newest venues, part of a Hotel that has stood for hundreds of years on the site. We can promise views across Falmouth Harbour to Flushing, of Falmouth Docks and of the hundreds of craft that moor in the Harbour during the year.

No pressure

Although members find that they do a great deal of business with one another, there is absolutely no pressure to do so, and referrals are neither tracked nor forced.  We respect the ability of members and visitors to make their own business decisions, yet there has been plenty of business done that began in conversations around our breakfast table. Building strong personal relationships is a great way to develop advocates who will then keep you in mind when talking to their customers and contacts. Networking is NOT selling and there is no pressure to 'close' the other people there. Just let us get to know each other.

Who comes along?

We are lucky to have a very varied group of businesses at the Falmouth Business Club.

5 top tips to help you make the most of your marketing - Trevor Lee

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5 top tips to help you make the
most of your marketing

For those of you who attended my talk at the Falmouth Business Breakfast here is a
review of the tips I offered. If you weren’t there I hope you will find the tips really

1. Know who you are aiming at
Who are your ideal customers? You need to be an exceptional (and probably huge business) to
say ‘everyone’. Unless you know who you are trying to reach there is no point in investing time
and money in marketing. If you are clear about who your target customer is then I recommend
that at least once a quarter you sit down for however long it takes and review your marketing activity
and ask ‘Is our message reaching the right people? Will they understand it?’ Be ruthless and
make changes if they are needed. Too many small businesses do the same old marketing week
after week, month after month and rarely if ever sit back and robustly challenge what they are doing.

2. Make some ‘noise’ and get attention
Once you’ve established who you are aiming at then you need to question if your marketing messages
are getting enough attention i.e. are they making enough noise? We are bombarded with
and surrounded by marketing messages all day long. Make sure you are doing whatever it takes
to ensure your marketing messages stand out from those of your competitors. If your marketing
doesn't get attention from your targeted audience it won't drive them to you which then gives
you a poor return on your marketing investment. Be proactive and be ‘noisy’.

3. First impressions really do count
Every interaction with a customer or potential customer is marketing. So you need to ensure
whenever anyone see’s, hears or reads about your company the impression they get is the one
you want them to have. That includes meeting you, seeing your van, getting an email from you,
seeing your social media activity. It also includes what happens when they call, visit, direct message
or email your company. Test this out by phoning and emailing your own company. Phone
your own mobile just to test how many rings before it goes to answerphone and what your answerphone
message says.

4. Share your expertise
Content Marketing is proving a real winner for numerous businesses who are sharing there expertise
through web articles, blogs, e-books, how to videos, podcasts. event speaking etc…Gaining a
reputation through content marketing for being an expert is a sure fire way to create and attract
new business. It takes time and effort but it will be worth it.

5. Make sure your website is mobile friendly
More people now access the internet on mobile (smartphones and tablets) than desktops and laptops.
It is therefore imperative for most businesses that their websites and marketing messages
can be easily accessed and viewed on a mobile device. Become a potential customer and test
your’s on your smartphone. Did it download quickly? Was it easy to view? Was it easy to use? If its
not mobile friendly Google won’t list it on there early pages for those undertaking a Google
search on a mobile device.

If you would like help with your marketing please call me, Trevor Lee, on 07785 390717 or email
via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click here for details of A Marketing Fix and Plan which you can do yourself or I can help you with

Falmouth Business Club Away Lunch 8th October - Menu

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Falmouth Business Club Away Lunch

The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate

8th October 2015

2 course menu

£20 per person

12.30pm arrival seated by 1.00pm


Pan Fried Fillet of Bass served with sauté new potatoes, tender stem broccoli and red pepper relish

Portobello Mushroom served with ratatouille, spinach, goat’s cheese and tomato fondue (v)

Confit Lamb Breast served with white bean cassoulet, kale and chorizo


Chocolate Delice with orange syrup and shortbread

Lemon Tart with apple sorbet

Bannoffee Pie with banana sorbet

Tea and Coffee

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Refreshed Branding for FBC

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If you are reading this, you will already have seen our refreshed branding and colour scheme.

The logo and style (which will be carried in our business cards and roller banners) were created for us by Dom at Quayside Desgin and Print -

The website and email refreshes were done by Luke Best at Channel Digital who created the original site for us over 5 years ago.

We know both companies through our networking activities. Pete Graves of Channel was one of our founding team and Karen Schofield of Quayside is still part of the team that manages FBC activities. Over the 5 years we have worked with many of the businesses who network with us, both as FBC and in our own companies. We remain committed to networking (especially of the relaxed, fun kind) as a way of meeting the right people and working with them.

Andy Coote for FBC 

Business Club moves to 'The Working Boat' from Sept 2015

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Networking has become ubiquitous in Cornwall with new groups springing up across the Duchy seemingly on a weekly basis. Falmouth Business Club has been around now for 5 years with a heritage that precedes that.


In the light of increasing competition, FBC commissioned PFA Research to survey their contacts list which includes those who attend the meetings now, have done so in the past or have expressed an interest. The results have been published and now changes are being made.


September sees Falmouth Business Club move to the Greenbank Hotel's new pub The Working Boat.


On Thursday 3rd September at 7.30am, Nick Hodges, Head Chef at the Greenbank, will be the first speaker at the new venue.

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