As I write this early on a lovely summer morning I do recall well going fishing with my dad.  It was enchanting……… but that is not what this is about.

Gone Fishing 4 Business is a very long established network for local business people which meets fortnightly in Derby and Walsall.  I’ve been ‘going fishing’ for almost all of the 8 years of its existence and the support and expertise available from its members is superb, especially for owner managed businesses.

Most Gone Fishing members in Derby are either what could be generally described as professional firms or suppliers of services which are useful to these firms.  So in taking on my new member of staff I used one of the HR Consultants for a company handbook  (I’d never had one of those before!) and the contract of employment and the Health and Safety  Consultant for our H&S policy document.  Other members will be used to meet our various other requirements.  Their quality advice and service are very reassuring.

Oddly, to my mind, Gone Fishing doesn’t have a resident solicitor or accountant and yet for firms who operate in the owner-managed business and personal sectors there must be a steady stream of at least modest business to be had.

Gone Fishing is run on a non-profit making basis by the excellent Chris Towe (whom some will remember for working wonders at the South Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce).  Chris makes everyone welcome and we meet from 7.30 – 9.00am on alternate Wednesdays.

If you want to see what we’re all about call me on 01332 344566 or book yourself in via the website.