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Welcome to The Networking Group

The Networking Group (TNG) is a networking organisation that connects Trades, Services and Professionals. It is your opportunity to grow strong business relationships with your fellow Members and thus receive and give referrals.

TNG promotes the power of ‘word of mouth’ marketing, which is an immensely effective way of growing your business. Meetings are held fortnightly in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is able to promote their business with no significant costs once you have joined.

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The Power Of Networking

Mark Trafford - the IMPORTANCE of NETWORKING to position yourself for success.

Mark Trafford, TNG Director, took to the stage with four incredible speakers at the Tomato business event in June 2019. Mark covered the IMPORTANCE of NETWORKING to position yourself for success.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

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Ellerslie, Auckland - Delight Cafe
Delight Cafe & Restaurant Mitchelson Street, Ellerslie, Auckland
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Aaron Court Motor Inn Ulster Street, Whitiora, Hamilton
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THE Networking Group

4.5 8 reviews

  • I love my TNG networking! I have met some fabulous people, been able to use businesses that are fantastic and I have grown my own businesses. The TNG admin team are super friendly and helpful. Love TNG!
    Chanelle Reid ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
  • TNG is a great part of my business. I get to hang out with like minded people and share opportunities when they come up. Givers gain, and it's a relationship building experience one which will find you leads, friends and other opportunities … More you never thought possible.
    Rich Ellis ★★★★★ 4 months ago
  • TNG has been a major contributor to the growth in my business. I have network of like-minded salespeople for my business and it's also resulted in some great friendships. Highly recommended....
    Steve Smith ★★★★★ 4 months ago
  • One of the best networking groups around, My business has seen a significant rise in revenues due to referrals from other members. I highly recommend joining a local TNG if you are looking for more clients to grow your business.
    Tibor Mackor ★★★★★ 4 months ago
  • I’ve been involved with The Networking Group for 5 years and love the opportunity to meet many business owners, many who I count as personal friends and who have benefitted from TNG. If you are in business or thinking of starting business … More surround yourself with others who know others. You’ll soon find your network growing, you’ll get great education and insights & you’ll see personal and professional growth. So many opportunities for wins. .
    Catherine Sherwood ★★★★★ 4 months ago
  • Initially I thought that membership of THE Networking Group would be all about receiving business referrals, however I soon learned that the more you give the more you get. This is a great platform to meet other local business owners and … More I have learned a lot through being involved. Thank you TNG.
    Garth R Partridge ★★★★★ 5 months ago

The benefits of becoming a Member of The Networking Group

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Grow your business with

Personal recommendations and leverage off the power of ‘word of mouth’ advertising to unlimited potential clients
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Meetups

Fortnightly face-to-face meetings, plus additional meet ups to further build strong business relationships
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Increase sales

Create salespeople to generate business leads for your business through other Members Connect with like-minded business people and discuss and brainstorm around issues that affect all businesses
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Massive Opportunity

The opportunity to seriously build your network Free networking and referral training
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Inspiration

Feel inspired and invigorated to work on your business, not just in it Ability to visit other TNG groups to further extend your networking opportunities
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Training

Free seminars on crucial business issues for Members Octopus Global EdTech Programme

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      ROD KELK

      Area Group Manager



      Empower Business offers business advisory and systems accounting services to all types of businesses across Northland.
      Our proprietary STAR Cycle (Strategy . Tools. Activity . Results) helps business owners to increase the profitability and value of their business in a structured manner.
      Call us for a no-obligation chat about your situation.

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      ROD KELK

      Area Group Manager



      Empower Business offers business advisory and systems accounting services to all types of businesses across Northland.
      Our proprietary STAR Cycle (Strategy . Tools. Activity . Results) helps business owners to increase the profitability and value of their business in a structured manner.
      Call us for a no-obligation chat about your situation.

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      Tibor Mackor

      Area Group Manager



      Business owners generally have no money or time, you gain both, in working with me, so that you have a business that creates more money and gives you the opportunity to have the time you always wanted from your own business.

      With an extensive background in chartered accounting, I have over 20 years involvement in advising business leaders on strategies to achieve growth. Heading up diverse businesses, including co-operatives and private companies in New Zealand, South Africa and Europe, I am a specialist in managing change and stimulating business improvement and development.

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      Theo Simeonidis

      Area Group Manager



      UProtectNZ Insurance Services

      Following an extensive career as a Company Secretary and CEO and 30 years of community volunteering, Theo continues to provide important services to the community. Theo is very well known as a networking 'legend' in TNG giving tirelessly to his groups and members.

      Theo specialises in risk protection for individuals, families and businesses. All insurance companies have their specific 'sweet spots' – Theo’s detailed product knowledge enables him to find the best 'sweet spot' for his clients, in terms of the type, quality and amount of cover, as well as making sure the cost is competitive, manageable and sustainable. He provides a comprehensive and professional service, including advocacy, in pursuing claims on behalf of his clients.

      Founding Member TNG Ellerslie 2014, Area Group Manager TNG Orewa, Silverdale and Hibiscus Coast, Group Manager TNG Warkworth, Chairperson Silverdale Business, Rotary Club member of Orewa-Millwater, Organiser "Greek Extravaganza" Annual Charity Function.

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          Howard George

          Area Group Manager



          Howard is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in senior accounting and management positions in New Zealand businesses. Howard has been a business sales specialist with Company Sales and Acquisitions Limited for over 3 years. His background and experience enable him to help owners prepare the business for sale so as to generate strong genuine interest and the best returns. If you are considering selling your business please give him a call.

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          Steve Smith

          Area Group Manager



          Steve is a multi-faceted sales and marketing professional with experience across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, retail, publishing, electrical engineering, leisure and financial services. With a particular focus on customer service Steve’s mission is to work on your brand to make your brand work for you. He does this by supplying customised apparel and promotional products, helping your brand ‘get noticed’.

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          Sarah Kavanagh

          Area Group Manager



          The Live Well Tribe
          Sarah successfully launched the Cambridge group of TNG in 2018 and has now moved to Wellington where she has opened the first TNG group in Wellington. "I am thrilled to be involved in the launch of TNG Wellington. TNG has helped me make valuable connections and grow my business through referrals. I look forward to meeting Wellington business people and creating a vibrant networking group in our capital city

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          Paul Foster

          Area Group Manager



          Senior Sales Partner at Iron Bridge Real Estate since 2009 and previously Property Investment Sales Manager 2006 - 2009.
          Recognised for reaching a standard of excellence, I received Gold Badge Status in 2012 in the Pittard Training Group putting me in the top 5% of the industry. Later that same year Paul became the first Kiwi to win an award at the Australasian Real Estate Awards being awarded 'Most Improved Salesperson'.

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          Nigel Ekins

          Area Group Manager



          Nigel Ekins is the owner of Phoenix Consultancy Services Auckland. He specialises in web development and makeovers, lead generation, web analysis and copywriting. Nigel has worked in a variety of industries and his focus has been on the back end, looking at processes regarding how businesses communicate with clients, staff etc.

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          Clare Baker

          Area Group Manager



          I am a passionate, self-motivated, people person who loves a challenge and thrives on excellent customer service. The thrill of reaching and over achieving targets compliments my competitive nature.

          I am fortunate to be part of eGENTIC Asia Pacific who are industry-leaders in digital lead generation services. I enjoy working as part of a team and firmly believe that as individuals we can shine together to provide the best outcome for our company and our customers alike.

          My work history demonstrates that my technical knowledge has enabled me to leverage sales opportunities and gain ‘Win-Win-Win’ situations. My sales methodology is very much consultative based.

          Every contact and conversation presents an opportunity. I always want to make sure I am ready for the opportunities that come my way.

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          Karl Jackson

          Area Group Manager



          Karl is a property management specialist with extensive experience in managing a large commercial property. He has specialised in property maintenance and has overseen large renovation and maintenance projects. Developing strong relationships is the foundation of Karl’s work ethic. This has enabled him to build a successful network within the Remuera and Eastern Bays area. Karl achieved a Diploma in Health and Safety which has given him an in-depth understanding of how to navigate the intricacies of current legislation.

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          Rawinia Matthews

          Area Group Manager



          Are you considering selling a property in Central Auckland or West Auckland?

          To see if I can add value to you, I'd like to ask you a few questions:
          • Why are you selling? Is there some way in which we can help you to keep this property?
          • By what date do you want to sell? Is there anything pressing you to that date?
          • Who are your advisors (finance/legal/insurance/etc.)?
          • Do you need help in getting your property ready to go to market?

          Here’s how I help people in your situation: I am a licensed real estate agent with over 3 decades in real estate sales, so I have usually experienced most situations that a seller could face.

          The people who find I’m ideally suited to help tend to be committed sellers who are market ready.

          My sellers hire me because of the benefits of my service, which include:
          • I am proudly aligned with Arizto Limited, a NZ company and licensed real estate agent
          • We are a digital full-service agency with a fixed fee of $10,000 +GST for successfully selling a property; all our documentation is online, and we are really easy to deal with
          • Being a fully-digital agency means that I can spend more time working for my sellers
          • After the initial appraisal, every step in the sales process is automated on mobile/PC and fully transparent. The only exception to this is if the property is going to auction, in which case there must be an on-site auctioneer and paperwork on the sale day
          • The deposit paid by a seller always goes to a third-party trust account, never to the agency
          • We make the connect to the lawyer and send them the documentation for review pre-sale
          • A feature of our system is the ability to instantly convert a viewing into an open home
          • I have a pool of trusted advisors and contractors who can be sure to smooth the sales experience for my sellers and we will ensure that the property is fully presentable to the market
          • For buyers, I teach them how to be market-ready

          Just briefly, here’s how I came to be in this business: with a young family I couldn't go back to nursing, so going into real estate was a way to get a business up and running whilst raising my children. I had recently purchased a property and I thought that I could do as good a job. Now, some 3 decades later, I know that I made the right choice, and so do the hundreds of sellers who have entrusted me with the sale of their homes (many of them having done so more than once).

          If you’re interested in learning more, do get in touch for a friendly chat about how I can help.

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          Geoffrey Hughes

          Area Group Manager



          Geoffrey has had a varied and rich working life, he has worked in a number of senior management positions and as a self-employed contractor. He co-founded a start-up taking it to a national company within 10 years, receiving a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister on their 10th anniversary. Geoffrey is now Business Manager & co-owner of a full suite accounting practice based on Auckland’s North Shore.

          I work with clients either on a 1:1 basis or via my unique, semi-group coaching course, called the Construction Business MasterClass.

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          Andy Burrows

          Area Group Manager



          I specialise in coaching the owners of construction-based companies to improve their business performance. They include builders, electricians, plumbers, HVAC and other specialist contactors.
          The typical business owner I work with loves what he does, is happiest solving technical challenges for his clients, but feels held back by all the other stuff that is essential in running a successful business. That may be building a marketing and sales system, clients from hell who are over demanding and then slow to pay; staff who can’t come up to the owner’s standard of work and result in too many call-backs, or the demands of all the quoting and administration that keep you up all hours of the night. Many tradies have had extensive technical training in their chosen field, but seldom any training in running a growing business. I help fill that knowledge gap.

          I work with clients either on a 1:1 basis or via my unique, semi-group coaching course, called the Construction Business MasterClass.

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          Rich Ellis

          Rich Ellis

          Area Group Manager



          Rich Ellis is a health coach, a speaker and a mentor. Rich helps kiwi businesses get healthier through workshops and programmes that address organisational culture and individual health and wellness challenges.
          Rich takes a holistic approach, leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of optimal health and a stronger bottom line.

          Sharon Kawe

          Sharon Kawe

          Area Group Manager



          The principal of SJK Accountants Ltd, Sharon brings a wealth of business knowledge and understanding of challenges facing small to medium sized business owners. She believes owners need a consistent point of contact they can ring to chat about their latest business challenge. SJK help take the stress out of dealing with forecasting, accounting packages, tax compliance and change. SJK work with small to medium sized businesses, trusts and rental owners.

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          Judith Scott

          Judith Scott

          Area Group Manager



          Melaleuca The Wellness Co
          Judith has been passionate in business networking and connecting people and earned many major awards for her work in enhancing lives. She loves helping others gain financial freedom & improved wellness. Her story took her from pain to gain.

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