It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing to endorse Business Connected. Since working with Richard and the Business Connected team to manage our social media, we have seen a huge increase in our online activity. The service we receive is professional but more importantly personal and designed to meet our needs. Richard and the team have made enormous effort to understand our business, learn our culture and talk about our business on social media, immensely important if you want to get the right message out there! 
Richard's passion for business and achieving results is evident in the success they have delivered for our businesses.

David James Bell

Founder & Managing Director of Simboc Limited



For over a year now we have been a Premier Partner with Business connected and have found Richard and his team fantastic to work with. The service we have received has been excellent and the advice given has helped our business develop in the Essex marketplace. It may be a quick phone call to catch up, a 121 to discuss strategy or an email with advice on how to use social media better but the communication is constant and helpful. I would recommend the Premier Partner service to everyone.

Phil Caborn
Former Commercial Director at Heart FM



“I am a regular attendee at Richard's Business Connected networking events in Essex and Suffolk and can highly recommend them as a superb way of making new contacts and re-acquainting yourself with existing ones. 

Richard and his team are very friendly and always willing to help point you in the direction of someone specific you would like to meet, or just introducing you generally if you are not an experienced networker. 

The events are very affordable and, because they are always held first thing, do not cut into your working day. The atmosphere is always relaxed, with the opportunity to circulate before and after the breakfast and to do more one-to-one networking over the always-delicious breakfast itself. I cannot recommend Business Connected highly enough.

Mike Jenner
Head of Investigations at McTear Williams & Wood



I would highly recommend Business Connected’s LinkedIn course. I learned exactly what I needed to and have a comprehensive manual now to refer to. Not bringing a laptop along and actually doing it there and then is a great idea and saves loads of time. The course has encouraged me to get and use LinkedIn to its full potential.

Lucy Cracknell
Consultant at Reward Health


I have attended the Business Connected events on numerous occasions, mainly in Colchester, Ipswich and Chelmsford. Good organisation, good locations and a decent spread of attendees - both business owners and professionals. Always good events to catch up with existing connections and make new ones. 
I have also attended Richard's LinkedIn training seminar - really informative about how to use this social media properly. 
I would highly recommend Business Connected for your Networking and Social Media needs.

Stuart Ager
Senior Fund Manager at Finance East


The Business Connected team have been a joy to work with. The breakfasts have a great format are well attended with a good mix of business owners and business professionals having a choice of 5 different locations across the region. The LinkedIn training is well worth attending and Richards clear guidance in using LinkedIn to its full potential was a real eye opener and something I will gladly recommend.

Anthony Payne
Business Development Manager at Monthind Clean LLP



Richard presented a great LinkedIn workshop, which will help me to fully optimise LinkedIn and better manage my connections. Thanks Richard.

Tracy Healey
Marketing Manager at Ryan's



Richard is passionate about bringing businesses together and he runs one of the most organised networking groups I have been involved with. If you want to progress your business in Essex and would like to work with an organised group give Richard a call.

Matthew Harding
National Sales and Franchise Manager at BBX Exchange Limited



I have been attending Business Connected meetings for a while and have not only found the meetings very enjoyable but the help that Richard and his staff have given has been very valuable to my business. 


Wayne Collier
Business Development Manager at Hoskin Financial Planning



For a number of years now I have attended the Business Connected events, organised by Richard and his team. The events are well run, in easy accessible locations in Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend. There is a good mix of business owners and professionals. The format is networking, cooked breakfast and some speakers. I normally come away with some new contacts or some new insights. 
It is clear that Richard has developed this concept well, and runs it consistently. Something which is not easy in a time where new networking initiatives are launched daily. 
In another capacity I recently worked with Richard on Social Media. I was impressed by his skills and speed, and keeping on top of things.  I can therefore highly recommend Richard for your Networking and Social Media needs.

Hugo Heij
'The Levels' Certified Coach
at Fluid Business Coaching