Testimonials From Our Members

I have been a member of the group since 2014. This was my first venture into networking, and I’m pleased to say it’s been a very rewarding experience. Not only in terms of the additional business opportunities it has generated for JJNET, but also in terms of the personal development that occurs naturally when you meet with a close group of like-minded professionals on a weekly basis. I recommend anyone that serious of developing their business to consider networking- it’s not an “instant fix” in terms of new business, but something that will build strong relationships & bear fruit in good time.

Russell Elliott - Managed IT Services

"I have been coming to the group since 2010. I have done quite a lot of work for existing and former members of the group. I have had opportunities to supply personally selected/designed jewellery for members, including tanzanite earrings and an engagement ring."

Stewart Berg - Jewellers

"EFBG is a vibrant friendly group. I have been a member since 2015 and have always been impressed by the level and quality of the referrals offered."

Fiona Sagoo - Accountants

"I joined the group in 2015 when I first launched myself out of the “Corporate Employed” world. The group has been supportive in terms of good business practice, raising my profile with integrity & being introduced to quality referrals. I chaired the group in 2017 along with Fiona Sagoo and thoroughly enjoyed developing the group. EFBG is friendly, helpful and helped grow my business from standing still."

Arpit Shar - Financial Advisor

"I joined the group in September 2017. I had never attended a networking group before, I was made very welcome and any apprehension I might have had was quickly removed by the friendly and professional members. I find our meetings very interesting and enjoy the networking between the members."

Samantha Wicks - Mortgage Solutions

"I enjoy EFBG because of the buzzy atmosphere each Thursday morning. The power of networking at the group is very strong and most important is that we all trust one and another in recommending business to each other."

Ian Clements - Insurance

"This group fills all my networking needs. Informal, fun and friendly, I have gained many clients through my time at EFBG since joining in 2009.  It works because everyone is professional and respectful of each expertise offered by the Members."

Christine Baker - PR Specialist

"Being part of the Epping Forest Business Group is not only beneficial in business terms but in growing personally - its a friendly atmosphere where you can rely on good advice and support. It is a great place to develop business contacts as well as friendships. With few rules and expectations business flows naturally and organically."

Angie Phillips - Graphic Designer

"I joined Epping Forest Business Group (EFBG) in 2011 when I started our new dental practice called Smile Design By Ash. I was clear that to grow the business, it would be important to network with local people and businesses. I found the EFBG group had a relaxed approach, but with genuine desire to promote business referrals amongst group members. The other thing I really appreciate, is the expertise in the many sectors, so that it is easy to get good advice from trusted colleagues within the group..."

Dr. Ash Parmar - Dentist

"I started attending the EFBG about 5 years ago. I am a web designer and of course a big fan of online promotion, however during my comparitively short time with the group I can hand on heart say the the group has been directly responsible a substantial portion of the contracts we have aquired during our time here."

Arhon Ankhkara - Website Designer

"I have been a member for approximately 2 years. The group’s strength compared with other networking groups I have tried over the years is that we do not stick to rigid scripts and formats, we treat each other like adults, and actually enjoy our networking."

Neil Lloyd-Evans - Lawyer