Why Perfect People?
Business networking is the easiest and best way to grow your client base, build relationships with trusted suppliers, and ultimately improve your business’ bottom line performance. Perfect People was formed because we recognised that there was a gap in the market for an affordable, flexible, no-commitment group that offered the potential for business relationships built on a genuine desire to help and support our local economy.
We believe that sustainable business relationships are built on getting to know, like and trust each other, by providing support and advice based on your own expertise. Over time, this trust will lead to better connections within the local business community, and allow other members to refer work to your company.
We organise business networking meetings across Yorkshire at various times of the day so that we can serve as many businesses as possible. This adds flexibility for business owners who can’t commit to attending meetings at the same time every week. Our two-hour meetings are designed to be fairly relaxed; with open networking, followed by the main meeting and finishing with a delicious meal and the opportunity to chat over breakfast, lunch or dinner.
We don’t believe in competition. We believe in finding the right fit between customer and supplier. We positively encourage collaboration between companies within the same industry.
For example, having two web designers in the room is beneficial to the group because they are likely to have different skill sets and price points. In fact, this means that people in the same sector are likely to refer to one another once they have developed a trusting business relationship.
Our networking group leaders are passionate about helping businesses to succeed. Along with our attendees and advocates we will support you to grow and develop utilising our own networks, ensuring you get the best return on your networking investment.
We don’t tie our attendees down to membership fees, we want to provide the flexibility to dip in and out in line with your business’ peaks and troughs. We don’t need to either! With almost five years of Perfect People we’ve proven our success.
We actively seek business owners, managers, business developers and purchasing staff to attend our meetings, get involved with our community (we’re online as well as having weekly meetings in our locations!).
Get involved and educate us about your business, let us get to know the person behind the business and we’ll not only buy from you, we’ll find new customers for you and there’ll be lots of laughs and fun along the way.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.Brené Brown
Victoria Field – Founder and Managing Director
Victoria established the Perfect People networking groups in February 2014 to sit alongside her virtual and PA support business. She understood the value of networking and had attended various events, but couldn’t find the right format at the right price with the right level of commitment.
The vision for Perfect People was born from a very personal desire to help and support businesses to succeed, and following many learning curves encountered on her own journey into self-employment, she became an ambassador helping people start up and succeed in business.
She has created a community of businesses that pass business opportunities, collaborate, and ultimtaely support each other to grow which in turn improves the local economy.
Laura Norman – Barnsley Group Leader
Laura is an experienced networker and runs a marketing consultancy based in Barnsley, Chroma Marketing.
Laura has attended Perfect People networking events for almost two years and is 100% committed to supporting attendees and members to develop their businesses through referrals and support in true PP style.
Her newly established group in Barnsley is already successful, attracting between 10 and 20 attendees to each fortnightly event.
Fiona Ibbetson – Wakefield Group Leader
Fiona is an active networker and runs a Virtual Assistant business based in Leeds, Get Ahead VA.
Fiona has been a part of Perfect People events as an attendee for almost three years and uses her excellent organisational skills to ensure her events run perfect
The Wakefield event is held at the stunning Italian restaurant Capri At The Vine which provides a delicious Italian buffet style lunch at the close of our meetings.