Launch of Aylesbury Group in partnership with Metro Bank

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Sterling continued its plans for rapid growth with the launch of a new networking group in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

This was the 25th group in the Sterling Networks with networking groups currently running across the Midlands, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the South West. The new Aylesbury group launched on Thursday 11th February 2021 and is in partnership with Metro Bank. Although the meeting launched online once the group returns to face to face meeting it will be hosted at Aylesbury’s local Metro Bank store on Market Square. 
Founded in 2014 by husband-and-wife business duo, Neil and Tracey Davis, Sterling Networks prides itself on integrity and helps professionals build genuine, profitable business relationships that enable them to increase sales and discover new suppliers.
Despite the challenge presented over the last year by COVID-19 and lockdowns, the dynamic organisation has been able to sustain its plans for rapid growth by ‘pivoting’ its strategy and moving all networking meetings from a face-to-face to a virtual environment via video conferencing tool, Zoom.
As a result, Sterling Networks has continued to support business leaders in establishing new relationships, whilst successfully increasing its members by 28% to well over 350 members by the end of 2020.
With plans to reintroduce face to face meetings once social distancing measures have been lifted, the new Aylesbury based networking group will provide the opportunity for business leaders from across a range of sectors to meet on a fortnightly basis, enabling them to establish new relationships and drive new business.
Neil Davis, co-founder of Sterling Networks, confirmed: “COVID-19 has impacted firms across all sectors and there couldn’t be a more crucial time for business leaders to grow their networks and support one another through sharing their skills, knowledge and expertise.
“We saw an opportunity to continue supporting the business community by expanding and launching groups in new locations and the response to our networking events couldn’t have been more positive. We are, therefore, really excited to be launching the new group in Aylesbury in February and look forward to meeting new faces and helping more members secure new business over the coming months.”
With an impressive membership retention rate of 90%, Sterling Networks is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading business networking organisations.

Lorna Nichols, Local Director of Metro Bank, Aylesbury, added: “At Metro Bank our stores act as a hub for their local community and we’re delighted to be working with Sterling Networks to develop an even stronger business network here in Aylesbury.
“As a community bank, Metro Bank is about delivering more than just banking. Local networking events are regularly hosted both in store and virtually to encourage local businesses of all sizes to feel empowered to grow and develop.”

Metro Bank is the highest rated high street bank for overall service quality, in store service, and online and mobile banking services for personal customers in the Competition and Market Authority’s Service Quality Survey in August 2020; It was also recognised as ‘Bank of the Year’ at the 2020 MoneyAge Awards.
With Metro Bank every business has a Local Business Manager, someone they can speak to directly to help grow and develop their businesses, alongside its local store networking events.
As the organisation’s 25th group, the Aylesbury meetings take place on Thursday from 07.00 AM via Zoom.
Interested parties can find out more at: https://www.sterlingnetworks.co.uk/aylesbury-breakfast