Nicola Blake, Marketing Manager, Creative Funding Solutions Ltd
"I joined Creative in August 2015 and quickly set the wheels in motion to become a member of the Gatwick Diamond Business network, I knew that they had a very good reputation locally and my MD had also heard the same.
I embraced the networking program straight away and found that everyone was really friendly and I genuinely looked forward to each meeting. I also immediately started to swap any spends for goods and services to companies who were members of gdb and we quickly secured some finance opportunities from other gdb members.
I believe that for this network to work at its best all members should try to keep business opportunities, where possible, between other gdb members and this is something I have tried to do since I joined. I have great pleasure when I receive sales calls to tell people that I only engage with companies who are gdb members or based on the Manor Royal BID area! I think because of this approach the gdb team recognised my commitment to this group and asked me to become an ambassador."
Susan Fleet, Founder and MD, Lea Graham Associates Ltd
"Having been a member of gdb for 25 years (initially with CADIA), no doubt it was my seniority that earned me an ambassadorship! It certainly means I can testify to the outstanding networking gdb affords us. I firmly believe it's who you know that counts and being a member of this professional club leads not only to mutual opportunities, but problem-solving through shared experience. I will be pleased to assist new and existing members in any way I can."
Ben Harvey, Operations Director, Storm12 Ltd
"gdb invited Storm12 to be ambassadors because we've been enthusiastic members for so long and are happy to be able to recommend the gdb to other businesses. It's friendly and welcoming yet professional and effective as both a networking and lobbying group on behalf of all its members."
Simon Bland, Economic Prosperity Programme Manager, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
"The team at Gatwick Diamond Business are always committed to working for the benefit of their members. Helpful, enthusiastic and flexible in their approach, they always strive to add value and help people ‘do business’. gdb represents an extensive and important network of local businesses and I’m delighted to act as an Ambassador for such valuable organisation."