FAQs

What is the structure of the Members Forum?

The Forum is an opportunity for all members to engage in the conversation. Its an open forum which is completely confidential and is facilitated by a trained coach or facilitator. Any topic is open for discussion, whether that be external factors influencing local business or business issues/challenges been faced by a member. Ideas can be discussed for example marketing ideas, something might be really working for you in your business and you want to share it with the group. You might have read a great business book and want to share it, or you may have been to a conference and been inspired by a guest speaker and want to share that with members.

Can I become a member of 1845 Connect in different locations?

You can become a member of as many Clubs as you like and receive a £50 discount off the first years membership fees.

Can I visit other Clubs as a guest?

You can visit any Club as a guest, however you can only attend as a guest once before committing to join.

What should I do if I can’t make a meeting?

Please let your club chairman know if you cannot make a meeting no later than 1 week before the event or the morning of the event if you are ill. Your Club Chairman's contact details are on your members list.

What is a magic minute and do I have to do one?

Your magic minute is when you have 1 minute to tell the room who you are, what your business name is, what your business does, and its unique selling points, i.e. why should someone use you as opposed to your competitors.
You can prepare your minute on paper and read it if you wish. We also offer new members free training on how to present yourself at networking events.

If you didn’t want to do a magic minute then simply let your chairman know and either they or your table captain will introduce you.