BNI Rock

Rock, Huddersfield

As anybody who knows me will attest, I am a huge rugby league fan and it was a double joy today to go to a new region (South Pennines) go to a strong chapter (Rock) with a great AD (Jill Evans ) AND find that the meetings are held at the George Hotel. The George Hotel is a hugely important building in the history of British sport. It is where the Rugby League was formed when “the original clubs” broke away from the Northern Union in a bitter dispute over broken time payments. The whole building is a working museum and the walls are covered with photos of the games greats. Framed photos of Fox, Boston, Jim, Mick and Sir Clive Sullivan, Stephenson, Ashton, Murphy, Edwards, Karalius, Farrell inter alia are everywhere. As a rugby league fan since the 70s this was a dream location for me and I spent an hour reminiscing on my days following Bradford Northern. Happy Days!

Yes, the hotel is a real “must visit” for anybody interested in rugby or indeed sport in the UK. It is wonderful to stay in a hotel with “style” rather than a characterless triple-decker on some industrial estate or outer city ring road. The staff all seem local and clearly love working here ….. and it shows! Other hotels take note!

As for the meeting, it was a lunchtime event and held in the famous Harold Wilson Suite. As a lunchtime meeting, it has a special “feel” and I was made very welcome by enthusiastic members covering a great member of professions.

These included:

Jill Evans Jill is the model Renaissance Woman. A skilled entrpreneur, a magnificent networker, a superb ambassador for BNI, a loyal Partner to Chris …and a great cook! She was a superb hostess for me in Huddersfield. Even when the meeting was over she was looking for ways in which she could help me. RESPECT!

Jeff Pottock Financial Planning Manager
Anthony Dickinson Financial Services
 The Vinery Hair Salon. Here is my claim to fame – I had my hair cut by Jon who had also cut Beckenbauer’s locks! Fame at last!
 Steve Bradley “We make marketing work for you”
Charlie Kemp Online Solutions
William Taylor
 The UK’s No.1 Letting Agent

Alan Whyke The “Total Professional” (my words, not his) for all aspects of property development. If there was one man I was impressed with on this tour, it was Alan.
Ashley Stubley
Plumbing and heating specialist.
Fiona Whitehead Travel counsellor

Paula Stock Fire Protection Services
Georgina Oldfield A charming lady who helped me with my cycle pains


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