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My First Time at the BECBC Professional Services Meeting: A Journey of Learning and Connection

Last week Friday 14 June 24, I had the pleasure of attending my first BECBC (Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster) Professional Services meeting, and I brought my work experience student Cimony Sequeria with me so she could experience more of the business world on her last day with me. As someone new to this vibrant community, I was eager to connect with colleagues from various sectors and see what the meeting had to offer. I'm delighted to share that it exceeded all my expectations, providing a platform not just for networking, but also for learning and professional growth.

A Warm Welcome and Vibrant Networking

From the moment I walked through the doors, the atmosphere was buzzing with energy. The BECBC Professional Services meeting brought together a diverse group of professionals, all eager to share insights and build connections. It was refreshing to meet colleagues from a range of sectors, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the table. The conversations were engaging, and I found myself quickly absorbed in discussions about industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.

Informative and Engaging Sessions

One of the highlights of the meeting was the series of informative sessions that covered a broad spectrum of topics relevant to our professional services category. Each presentation was thoughtfully curated to provide valuable insights and practical takeaways. I was particularly impressed by the depth of knowledge shared and the willingness of speakers to engage with the audience. It was clear that the BECBC team had put a lot of effort into ensuring that the content was both interesting and applicable to our work.

Learning New Skills: BECBC Website and GlueUp System

A significant part of my learning experience at the meeting was getting hands-on with the BECBC website and the GlueUp system. These tools are invaluable for staying connected and accessing a wealth of resources offered by the BECBC. The tutorials and live demonstrations provided during the meeting were incredibly helpful. I learned how to navigate the website efficiently, find important updates, and utilise the GlueUp system for event registrations and community interactions. These skills will undoubtedly enhance my ability to stay engaged and make the most of my BECBC membership.

Why I Recommend BECBC Professional Services Meetings

Reflecting on my experience, I can confidently say that attending the BECBC Professional Services meeting was a decision well worth making. The blend of networking, learning, and professional development offered in such a collaborative environment is something I would highly recommend to all BECBC members, especially those in the professional services category.

The value of these meetings goes beyond the immediate benefits of new contacts and knowledge. They foster a sense of community and shared purpose that is vital for professional growth and success. Whether you are new to BECBC or a long-standing member, the Professional Services meetings provide a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow within a supportive network.


My first time at the BECBC Professional Services meeting was a fantastic experience that left me inspired and better equipped to navigate my professional journey. The connections I made, the skills I learned, and the insights I gained have all contributed to a richer understanding of our industry and the resources available to us through BECBC.

I encourage all members in the professional services category to take advantage of these meetings. They are a treasure trove of opportunities waiting to be explored. I look forward to future meetings and continuing to build on the foundations laid during this initial experience. Thank you, BECBC team Peter Flemming, Diane Richardson and Ellen Muncaster, for such a welcoming and enriching event!

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Dianne Richardson
19/06/2024 16:34:43
I'm so pleased you enjoyed it Mel! Members bring that sense of energy into the room & I love it! Looking forward to the next one.
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Julie Edmondson
19/06/2024 16:38:31
It was a brilliant meeting; so informative and interactive, I really enjoyed it too.