Regional business networking company celebrates five years of growth

C2S 5 years Suzanne & Angela balloon 5 yes

Circle2Success (C2S), a corporate membership and networking organisation is celebrating its fifth Birthday. The organisation now not only has members in Gloucestershire, but Worcestershire, Swindon, South Gloucestershire; Bristol and South Wales.

Circle2Success was launched in 2013 by Directors’ Suzanne Hall-Gibbins and Angela Edwards.  Suzanne said: “We thought there was a gap in the market for a proactive group that brought aspirational businesses together. We are delighted with how far C2S has come and the fact that we have attracted members in new areas. The diversity of businesses and the geographical reach adds huge value to all members”.

Circle2Success runs a wide range of events for members throughout the year and provide access to local, regional and national opportunities.

Angela Edwards added: “The C2S business community work together, they collaborate, share knowledge, ideas and best practice. The extent to which businesses within the group do business together or even in some cases enter into partnerships has exceeded even our expectations”.

C2S is also expanding its team,  with Andrea Borwell-Fox heading up the Worcestershire region. Until recently Andrea was President of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber.

‘We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with so many fantastic organisations and business leaders” said Suzanne Hall-Gibbins.

Jonathan Viney, Sales Director of Simplicity explained what they get out of their membership of C2S. “We have used Circle2Success to build our supplier network as we have grown our business to a turnover now in excess of £100 million. We work with over 20 C2S companies with which we have developed strong relationships. We also take advantage of the events and visits which have helped me personally to develop my skills and those of key members of Simplicity staff.

Darren Stevens, Managing Director of Prestbury Marketing, added: “Networking and connecting with other local businesses is a core part of most organisations business development. In my opinion C2S has become THE organisation to join from this perspective.”