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MiNetwork launches free Business Development Audit service for Corporate & Elite members


By Richard Draycott, Managing Director

November 3, 2011 | 4 min read

MiNetwork has introduced a new service to offer Corporate and Elite members the opportunity to have their business development strategy audited by a leading business development specialist in order to ensure they are in the best position possible to win business in 2012.

Flannery to conduct new business audit for MiNetwork members

The Business Development Audit service will be offered by Yorkshire-based business development professional and MiNetwork advisor Trevor Flannery, who has more than 20 years business development experience with marketing services agencies across the UK.

MiNetwork’s new Business Development Audit service will see Flannery undertake an initial one hour consultation with MiNetwork members, during which he will gain a fuller understanding of what the agency offers, what type of business the agency is looking to bring in, why they are targeting those areas and how they are currently going about achieving their new business objectives. After this briefing Flannery will then write up a critique detailing what is being done well and possible areas for improvement.

Over the last 20 years in various agency sales and marketing roles Flannery has developed a deep understanding of what the new business journey involved and how best to take control of this journey to ensure new business is gained on the agency’s terms. In his last four years of working at the coal face of winning new business for a number of agencies Flannery has never once had to enter a competitive pitch.

Flannery says: “Points of differentiation are always important and my work with agencies includes developing a new business proposition and tempering new business development messages. This creates a simple and powerful point of differentiation itself and helps gain the ‘inside lane’ on new business endeavours.”

Speaking of the Business Development Audit service MiNetwork’s MD Richard Draycott said: “I’m delighted that Trevor has agreed to work with MiNetwork's corporate and elite members to help them ensure their business development strategy is in good shape for what promises to be another tough year. This is just another way in which MiNetwork is giving our members as many resources as we can to help build their businesses. Having seen Trevor speak at a number of events over the last year it is clear he has a very strategic approach to business development and I’m sure that he will be able to give our members a very useful external viewpoint on what they are doing to bring in new clients to their businesses. ”

MiNetwork members who wish to take advantage of the Business Development Audit service should contact Richard Draycott on 0141 559 6084 or by Email.

Not a MiNetwork member yet, but want an audit? For more information on how membership could help you grow your business please contact Chris Morton on 0141 559 6068 or by Email.

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