Breakfast Networking

Please join us for face-to-face Breakfast Networking over a delicious breakfast at The Watermill, Dorking. Remember to bring plenty of business cards with you!

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Workplace Apps – Productivity Utopia or Pandora’s box?

Our speaker for this month is Richard Excell from Excell Design & Marketing.

In this talk, Richard will explore the impact of workplace apps, which can be a double-edged sword. We’ll discuss the benefits they bring, such as improved communication, task management, time management, and document collaboration. We’ll also delve into the consequences of using too many apps, including information overload, fragmented communication, and decreased productivity.

He’ll provide advice on how to evaluate workplace apps, considering factors such as necessity, usability, integration, and cost. We’ll conclude with the importance of using apps judiciously to avoid ‘app fatigue’ and the need for regular evaluation to ensure they’re still serving your team effectively.

Finally, we’ll share and discuss some top workplace productivity apps and and how they have helped individual businesses in the room.


About the speaker

Richard Excell - design, branding and marketing for SMEsRichard Excell has worked in the design, branding and marketing sector for 30 years setting up his own business Excell Design & Marketing in 2005.

Richard is a design and brand expert who delivers brand discovery workshops for businesses and organisations across a wide variety of sectors, as well as implementing creative design solutions across web, digial, print and events.

Specialising in brand strategy and brand design has been at the forefront of Richard’s career, working with a number of award-winning design and marketing agencies.

Richard has always believed in ‘design with a purpose’, enabling clients to make an impact and achieve results through their brand design and marketing efforts. His clients enjoy his ability to listen and understand their challenges, guiding them painlessly through a brand and marketing process that empowers them to achieve their goals and prosper.

He is passionate about supporting and helping local businesses of all sizes grow and evolve, joining the board of directors for Mole Valley Chamber in October 2022 and helping to rebrand and revitalise the chamber.

Oh, did we mention that Richard is a keen amateur brewer and has been struck by lightning once? Why does that matter? Well, it means that he’s a bit mischievous, has a taste for quality and is a little bit lucky. He also considers himself an unofficial master brewer (in his own home) with an electrifying ability to make his hair stand on end!

7:30am arrival for an 8:00am breakfast which will finish at 9:30am.

£15.00 Mole Valley & Surrey Chambers Members
£20.00 Non-Members

About this event

The Chamber’s monthly Networking Breakfasts are very popular, so do book early. Business people from the Mole Valley district and the surrounding areas come together to meet, eat and network in the third week of each month.

There is a wide range of people who attend from all sectors and all sizes. From sole traders and start-ups, to some of the biggest businesses in the district.

Each month there is a guest speaker, who talk about their own experiences of running a business and their own personal journey or give an insight into their particular skills and sector.

What you can expect:

  • Enjoy an excellent breakfast with like-minded people.
  • Make new connections through our informal networking.
  • Get an introduction if there’s someone you’d like to meet.
  • Find new local customers and suppliers.

If it is your first breakfast or you haven’t attended in a while the Chamber Directors are always on hand to make introductions.

Bookings must be made and paid-for online ahead of the event.

We do hope you will join us, and look forward to seeing you there!

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