For the second year Surrey’s longest-running independent business group, BEST Business Group, is supporting the Disability Challengers Business Club.
BEST is the only corporate group in Surrey supporting the charity.
Members come from all over the county and represent a broad range of business, including property, law, accountancy, branding, architecture, construction, natural health, banking and PR.
“It’s fantastic that BEST is supporting us again,” says Mady Henderson, Head of Communications and Marketing at Disability Challengers. “We’re thrilled they’re continuing their membership of the Business Club, which now has 23 members.
“The Club gives vital support as it helps fund us in these tough times and enables us to give play places to more than 1300 families and meet costs of more than £2m a year.”
Laurie Rogers, chairman of BEST Business Group, was delighted to receive the new certificate of membership and said: “We all believe passionately in Disability Challenger. They do a wonderful job for disabled children in Surrey and we’re honoured to be members for another year.”
The Challengers Business Club is for networking and further development in business expertise. It holds at least three seminars a year for the exclusive education of the 23 businesses who are members. The seminars involve experts, who advise on matters such as motivation, customer service and negotiating. Last year Damon Hill talked about handling stress and the parallels between business and Formula 1. This year already Jon Kamaluddin, the international director of asos.com the fashion portal, and the highly successful businessman Chris Ingram are set to speak at the Club.
This was set up in November 2010 and members pay a subscription of £1,000.00 a year to attend the exclusive seminars and a gala supper with a celebrity guest speaker – in October it was Michael Buerk, one of the country’s most respected broadcasters.