Doncaster networking group continues to grow

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A business growth club is Doncaster is gathering PACE as members look to the year ahead with strategic planning sessions.

The Fruit Tree Business Growth Club, which offers a networking and training programme giving members a real return on investment, is currently running a programme set around Planning, Attracting, Converting and Engaging (PACE) business.

Founder Brian Butcher, has seen the Doncaster club go from strength to strength over the past few years.

He said: “I think the reason for our success is the culture that we generate within the group. The Fruit Tree is not a ‘go and sell’ networking meeting, it is a ‘go and give’ business club.

“We’re doing this by providing ‘connect’ sessions where we eat together in a relaxed setting and really get to know each other. We then have ‘learn’ sessions where we bring in speakers and coaches who are always of the highest calibre and are at the top of their game.

“We are currently running a programme that helps our members to focus on their goals for 2014, create the right sales and marketing plan and then learn how to convert these enquiries to clients who keep coming back and even become advocates of their business.

The club’s members also help to dictate its structure and so the club has now introduced mastermind sessions throughout the year where smaller groups get together to tackle issues that they are facing.

“Sometime having half a dozen people work on a members problem can solve issues much quicker because of the different perspectives and experiences that our members have.”

Members in Doncaster have already shared hundreds of referrals with many generating business several times their annual membership fees (£60 per month).

“We are always on the lookout for new members and there is no commitment required, just come to a meeting, meet our team of coaches who will provide inspiring sessions at each meeting and see if The Fruit Tree is for you,” added Brian.

Due to the success of the Doncaster club the Fruit Tree is looking to launch in Sheffield and Pontefract in the coming months.

To reserve a place at the next Doncaster meeting or to find out more about the new clubs in Sheffield and Pontefract email