Handy Croissant moves to fortnightly meetings to allow more business owners to benefit from high quality networking

As a successful networking group of over 18 years, with members busy serving their clients, it’s natural that Handy Croissant members are often time-constrained, making it difficult to attend every week.

However, Handy Croissant members are passionate about the group and value the support, learning and referrals it brings. We are keen to grow the group to bring these benefits to even more people, while also expanding the potential for referrals.

As a result, from the beginning of November, Handy Croissant will meet fortnightly rather than weekly. This will help ensure members can strike an ideal balance between networking and running our businesses. It will also allow the numerous visitors who loved the group but were unable to commit to weekly meetings to participate in the group.

So, if you’ve visited us previously or considered attending but were discouraged by the prospect of a weekly commitment, now’s the ideal time to reconsider and secure your place for your particular discipline.

Meetings for the rest of 2018 and early 2019 are:

  • November 9, 13.
  • December 7, 21 (group Christmas lunch).
  • 11, 25.
  • February 8, 22.

August Networking Schedule Published

We’ve just published the next six weeks main sessions, you can see them on the Meetings & Events Page. We’re taking a break on Friday 24th August so please don’t come along that day.

June and July Networking Schedule Published

We’ve just published the next four weeks main sessions, you can see them on the Events Page.

Cross Reference & Handy Croissant Joint Networking Event

We’re away this week at a joint meeting with Cross Reference so if you’re thinking of visiting us please don’t make it this week.

Visitors Day

Missed our Visitors Day? Make sure you register with us so you are on the list for the next one.

Simply Purple Web Design High Wycombe part of the quiz team

Charity event – Handy Croissanters!

Guess who won the quiz!!??

The Handy Croissant team led by Sarah Lawton, were Paul and Diane Thomas, Phil Langley, David Banes and Gavin Styles. We were so happy to support the good causes of the Butterfly House, South Bucks Hospice. A good evening was had by all.


Regatta Prize Draw

Handy Croissant had a stall at this years’ Marlow Regatta. Polmac one of our member businesses designed and supplied this custom-made wood Champagne presentation box which formed part of the Prize Draw prizes. Attendees of the regatta were invited to enter the draw by leaving their business cards. The draw was won by the charity Carers Bucks.  Information regarding this charity can be found here http://www.carersbucks.org/

Marlow Regatta

Handy Croissant team members led by Liz, all contributed to creating a presence at the regatta. Members created the literature, an other printed the literature, the stall and marquees was erected by the strongest and bravest (even erecting other marquees close by) . Liz arranged for entertainment in the way of Barry (see photo below – yes, that shirt is his setting-up clothes), seriously… in the way of a stilt walking juggle!
The weather was perfect and the event was well attended.

David Banes of Cleartext talks data security

David talks data security and GDPR – data protection. Excellent presentation and wall members present are now aware of how to be GDPR compliant.

David is the go-to-market solution finder for software vendors, resellers and IT services companies. Contact him via his website for more information http://cleartextsystems.com/

Wycombe Sound

This year Handy Croissant were invited to the Wycombe Sound Studios to discuss the group and our networking activities.