September saw a record high month for the number of new ‘Contact Builders’, our unique 1-1 relationship-building service. It also took the total number of clients who have used this service to over 500 – including some who’ve been with us from the very start 6 years ago!

Contact Builder was first launched as a way for local business people to build their relationships and networks one-on-one and has led to over £4m in new business won. It’s a unique method of matching business people together, following a ‘Before, During and After’ meeting format and using 10 key questions to pull out key information from both parties. Networking events work – but so does building relationships one-to-one!

ABN director Andrew Smith said “A huge well done to all our Contact Builders who have come on board with this service since it began in January 2014. We’ve been delighted to hear of so many new and developed business relationships, as well as of course the impressive business won figure that continues to grow”

And Siobhan Jaffray, Centre Manager of Centrum commented “I love networking events – but I like building relationships this way too! The matching service means that I’m meeting with local and relevant contacts. And the meeting format allows us to take our time, get to know each other and share vital information”

To find out more about Contact Builder please click here.