A Biig Hello

Business In Ilminster Group (BiiG) is a friendly weekly networking meeting that brings together a wide range of businesses in and around the Ilminster area in Somerset.

We’re committed to providing BiiG opportunities for our members, keeping our eyes and ears open for possible business leads, generating referrals, supporting their organisation and sharing experience.

Whether you’re an experienced networker or just starting up your business we’d be delighted to welcome you along to visit us and see what a BiiG opportunity awaits you.

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We mean BiiG Business – here’s how it works

BiiG meet every Friday at The Shrubbery Hotel & Restaurant, Ilminster, just off the A303. We start at 7am giving members a chance to catch up, grab a coffee and welcome in any visitors before breakfast is served. The meeting itself is made up of 3 main sections following a welcome from the group Chair.

60 Seconds

This is a key part of the meeting, a chance for everyone to introduce their business, let us know what they have been up to in the last week and ask for contacts or introductions that they are looking for.

10 Minutes

Each week, one member of the group is given a BiiG showcase, a chance to present their business to the rest of the room, going into more detail about their services, qualifications and experience. It helps us all to understand what they do and in doing so gives us the knowledge to help generate business leads for them as we go about our day to day business.

BiiG Opportunities

We’re all here to grow our businesses and this part of the meeting allows members to pass referrals, share news of work generated as a result of the referrals or confirm the 1-2-1 meetings we have had with fellow members since the last meeting.

The main part of the meeting usually ends at 8:30am followed by informal networking until 9am.

Biig Networking group meeting in progress
Biig Networking breakfast at The Shrubbery Hotel & Restaurant
Biig Networking meeting notes and overview with a glass of orange juice
The Shrubbery Hotel & Restaurant, Ilminster front of house
The Shrubbery Hotel & Restaurant, Ilminster Breakfast croissant
The Shrubbery Hotel & Restaurant, Ilminster Biig Networking selection of hot drinks
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Very productive morning… It was extremely useful for me personally, so thank you very much again.

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Great meeting and I enjoyed getting back to a face to face at a wonderful venue!

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Lovely meeting as always. Thanks very much Duncan, you certainly get us all thinking!

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Great to see everyone this morning and to have such a packed room!

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It was a great presentation!