And friends become valued introducers
Still wondering about what kind of return you might achieve? Well apart from being part of the Trafford Community which many members believe alone justifies the investment, the unrivaled and unique benefits we offer, the fine dinning in beautiful venues with great company, there's the new business we generate via our community. Here's a small selection of what our members have to say...
What Our Members Say
Click the videos to listen to our members testimonials and further written testimonials are below the videos.
Everyone should understand that Networking is a 'Long Game' Establishing your own credibility and expertise in people's minds is a subtle and continuous process. After 18 months as a Trafford Member I now receive regular business from other members with whom I have built a relationship but more importantly I receive 3rd party business from potential customers introduced to me by Trafford Members. I have also received excellent support from Jason and his Team.
"I have been a member of the Trafford Surrey Property Group for a year, and frankly enjoy very much our monthly meetings. The members are competent and the guests are always very welcome. The ambiance is very relaxed, the food is delectable at the Chalk Lane Hotel, and the meetings are to the point. Jason Trafford and his team make the event very pleasant every time, and sharing contacts and helping businesses grow are always on the agenda. All in all a wonderful organisation!"
Interiors By Aida Ltd
“Not all networking groups are the same and you really do get what you pay for. If you are serious about making networking work for your business – then be serious about which group you join. Trafford Enterprises is a lot of fun yet brings quality results.”
Trafford Enterprises is a remarkable business ecosystem to part of. Not only does business change hands through quality of the friendships made via other member's valuable contact network, I have also found reliable and hardworking suppliers for my business. The best thing about the dinner events are that they are fun, relaxed and people socialise! & I sometimes wonder how I get so much business when I'm having fun. This should be illegal!"
In the early days of the networking trend I joined a number of franchised breakfast meetings and this opened my eyes to the benefits of generating business leads through networking. When I saw what Jason was doing at Trafford Enterprises, I added this to my rounds of networking. I soon realised that Jason was taking things to the next level through his passionate and personal involvement in the organisation. I now am no longer a member of the breakfast groups and my main networking Focus is via Trafford Enterprises. Why? Because it works. As important as the new customers is the new friends and support network I have built up. Through Trafford I know I can find pretty much any supplier for me and my associates. And each of those suppliers will be vetted, ethical and professional. What is more, they will also be looking out for business to pass back to me.
"I joined Trafford Enterprises in the Autumn of 2003, I was looking for a way to develop good relationships with other business people who in time would have confidence to recommend my company to their own contacts. What I got was a whole lot more than that, firstly I not only gained business from attending events I gained some good suppliers (that are pre vetted) and friends.
What impresses me about Trafford Enterprises is the devotion from Jason Trafford to ensure that each member is getting the maximum out of their membership, he continues to come up with new and exciting ways for members to network, and ensures each meeting is run professionally and that it's always a fun and enjoyable event. I would say that if Networking is something you are considering then Trafford Enterprises should be first on your list, you will enjoy the events gain friends and most importantly gain business through the introductions made."
Love Your Logo
"I am a member of both the Trafford Horsham Premier and Horsham Property groups and thoroughly enjoy both events. The format is excellent giving everyone an opportunity to showcase their business and share successes, ask for specific referrals and share decent connections. It is the only networking group I’ve been to that encourages people to offer less but advocates that any referrals made are quality introductions. I have definitely had some good sources of work from the meetings. It’s also at a time of day when I want to relax with good food and like-minded people and I find the dinners very entertaining. I count some of those I’ve met at dinner, including Jason, as friends as well as valuable colleagues. "
Caroline Buchan Chambers
"Trafford Enterprises has taken my business to the next level! In addition to the great people, atmosphere and food - there is a great structure in place that really gives you the opportunity to expand your business."
Lloyd HR Consultancy Ltd
"Initially we attended a Trafford meeting to see if we could get leads to grow our business. Referrals weren’t instantly forthcoming as (quite rightly) members needed to get to know us before they could recommend our services but we have now easily covered the cost with new good quality customers. But the hidden benefit is the advice, help and support we receive from the other like-minded group members who I enjoy meeting each month."
"During my 2 years at Trafford I met many interesting people and even did some business with them. The return for an accountant is easy as you only need one decent client to cover the costs, the main factor is the time, but even this is no problem as the monthly meetings are in the evenings at an enjoyable location where you have a nice meal and network with like minded businesses. If you are looking for a pleasant and non pushy networking environment I can thoroughly recommend Trafford."
"The Trafford group has been a highly profitable source of business for us with a large number of "A-Grade" businesses in attendance. As a direct result of Trafford we have formed partnerships resulting in over $3.5 million in new business which otherwise would have been impossible. Trafford has been by far the highest ROI activity we have engaged in. Jason is diligent and genuinely concerned with the welfare of businesses in attendance as well as the quality of the the leads passed. I firmly believe in business your Net Worth is your Network and if your goal is to increase your net worth then Trafford should be an indispensable part of your marketing activities. In 2014 I anticipate up to 50% of our new business will come as a result of connections made through Trafford".
Web 360 Ltd
"Trafford Focus Group membership has provided us with an an invaluable strategic networking opportunity. The opportunity to meet like minded people who are ambitious and can see the bigger picture cannot be taken lightly. The Focus Group format provides a welcoming, relaxed but business like environment without the formulaic approach of some alternative organisations. I can thoroughly recommend it to any serious business person who values strategic networking."
DNA Media Services Ltd
"Just thought I'd drop you a note firstly to say a HUGE thank you to you personally for inviting me in to the Trafford Group. It has reeeeeeeaaaaally been a pleasure to be part of what is a pretty tight ship. You are so devoted and passionate about what you do which makes it so much easier for your members to be the same. It's always been great to be part of a group that actually cares about the other people and follows through on promises. We also have a good laugh too which is definitely part of the mix for me. Your organisation won hands down for me when originally looking at networking groups and it is true to say that to a large extent that was because of YOU. You have been enormously supportive of both me and all your members and that, to my mind, is the X factor of networking. So again my HUGEST thanks to you."
"Jason Trafford, founder of Trafford Enterprises Ltd, is a dynamic and forward thinking business man who goes to great lengths in making Trafford events very special. I have had seven years of success and have seen my business grow through strong collaborations and business opportunities. The secret is in showing up to the events and taking part. I have met some of my favourite people through the Trafford network. The three course meal, fantastic members and guest make a perfect mix, every time. After seven years I can say Trafford continues to be innovative and ahead of its game in business. "
Main Stream Cleaning Ltd
"We have certainly seen fiscal pay back for our investment to date in Trafford and of course the long-term payback is the investment in relationships with a key number of members and their network."
Employment Legal Solutions Ltd
"I have known Jason and been a member of the Trafford Business Networking organisation since 2006. The meetings and events organised that I have attended have not only been beneficial for business contacts and leads but also very enjoyable. Jason runs an organisation that combines a great blend of professionalism with his sense of humour to make you always welcome at a Trafford event. Keep up the great work!"
Haynes Financial Ltd
“One of the most reassuring qualities for me is the fact that Trafford is invitation only – they go to great lengths to carefully select members who “fit” with each group, whether that be type of business, their target clients, their resources, or even down to whether the potential member, as an individual, will fit with the groups personality. As a result, you know every new member is a good addition, strengthening the group, and adding to the powerhouse of resources that the group yields. It’s an ingenious concept, built around a relaxed fun yet highly professional approach. If you’re invited to join, it’s to your good fortune, so don’t miss a golden opportunity for your business and snap it up!”
"I am proud to say I have been a member of Trafford Enterprises Ltd for more than 10 years, being one of the founder members. I have developed many valuable and long term relationships within Trafford. Jason and the members are very supportive. The meetings have an excellent balance of professionalism but at the same time are fun, sociable and enjoyable.
Jason has helped build a wonderful community, where you are surrounded by good people with great businesses. Being a true Entrepreneur himself this innovative culture is resonated through Trafford Enterprises and onto its members. Shared ethics and values are common place, which is due to how selective they are as to who is offered membership.
I thoroughly recommend Trafford Enterprises and would advise not to miss the opportunity."
“I rely on my monthly Trafford meetings not just for referrals,
brilliant though they are! No. For me the real value is being part of a community of like-minded professional people where support and advice is freely given, received, valued and respected.
Priceless!” Proud to be in my 8th year of membership.
I thorougly enjoy being part of the Trafford community. It is a most supportive and lively environment, where you have terrific fun doing business. Members support one another, the Trafford team are always approachable and supportive and their approach is truly unique. It comes highly recommended."
Bespoke Property Finder
"I joined Trafford in November 2007 and I can honestly say that having networked like a demon using various organisations I was pleasantly surprised with the format and supportive members. Jason is very specific and thorough about his members and everyone seems to be like minded strong business people. I have to say that I have received a number of good quality leads which have turned into solid business for me, however the major benefit I find from Trafford is meeting the members, discussing problems or issues and solving it directly. Trafford is a very professional, friendly, well thought out and in my mind fantastic networking group - Jason is very driven and extremely supportive. If you are thinking of networking then join Trafford, it has paid for itself over and over again for my business!"
“The people are great, I love the events – they are so entertaining, oh and I definitely rate the food! So that alone makes it worth while going, but on top of that you get business too! What a result!”
CWM Chartered Accountants
“Why am I a Trafford member? In fact, why have I been a member for so long!? Perhaps I’m insane? In fact I must be! Jason [Trafford] insults me every month, and then charges me for the privilege! He digs at me for not taking him for afternoon tea (although in fairness I have taken most of the other members! Ha!), and then wants a testimonial to say how good his organisation is! Outrageous! All joking aside, truth is, it’s a World Class organisation, and my Premier group is just brilliant. The mix is spot on. Relaxed yet structured, silly yet serious, you can’t help but have a great time doing something serious – business. So without trying to make JT’s head too big, I would honestly say don’t miss out on joining if the opportunity presents itself.”
Mark Gough Solicitor
"What can I say about Jason? Yes he is charming, witty and urbane and great company but that only skims the surface. He is a natural networker who takes great pride and pleasure in helping business people make valuable connections with potential customers, partners or suppliers. I have been a member of several networking organisations but Trafford Enterprises is the creme de la creme, and that comes largely because of the personality of Jason himself. If you are looking for a way to help your business take the next step, then you really should get in touch with Jason. The investment in joining Trafford Enterprises will be repaid many times over both from a business perspective and from the real friendships you will forge there."
Bite Social Media
"I joined Trafford Enterprises earlier this year . I had belonged to other networking organisations but hadn't found them a successful support for my business. Trafford Enterprises completely changed my opinion! The innovative format and Jason's personal support for each member transformed my business with an immediate flow of new customers. Within the first 6 weeks I had a 600% return on my investment! One of the most valuable benefits of joining has been the long term business relationships I have made with other members. The events are great fun, professional and productive and I always look forward to them. Trafford Enterprises is a national success story waiting to happen and its growth will further support the businesses it serves. I am really proud to be a member."
"Since having started my business and attending several networking groups, I am glad I became a member of Epsom Trafford Premier Group. This is by far the most professional organisation of its kind I have experienced, with the best results. I enjoy the format of the meetings and having an á la carte meal with excellent company. Whilst benefitting from introductions to new potential clients, and also being able to tap into the resource of the high business acumen of the members in my group."
Box Office Supplies Ltd
"I have found Trafford Enterprises to be a breath of fresh air in the congested world of networking. Jason and his team provide a positive, structured yet relaxed approach to what many find a daunting yet essential part of business today. My company has benefited not just by gaining new opportunities but also by being able to tap into the skills within the groups."
“Well let’s see, dinner with professional friends, great hotel, great food, quality business and valuable introductions – that's a recipe for successful networking in my book.”
Langton Business Services
"When I was first introduced to Trafford Enterprise and invited to a dinner as a guest, I must confess, I was sceptical, and thought ‘another networking dinner’. I am so glad that I did take the time to go along, as it was not just another networking dinner. Trafford is a well thought out and successful formula. One of my reservations about joining was ‘do I know enough people to be able to assist the others in the room’. I need not have worried about this, as I have been able to assist my fellow members on numerous occasions. You meet like-minded business people. It is so true that you get out what you put in. If you go along to a dinner and ask for an introduction to a specific institution, company or person, the chances are that you will achieve this. If you go along and ask for more business from anyone out there, you will have a very nice dinner with very nice people, but you will not get the introductions that you seek. Jason and his team ensure that the evenings are very well run with just the right amount of formality to ensure that objectives are met whilst keeping a light hearted enjoyable feel to the event."
Yes Promo Products Ltd
"I find Trafford Enterprises to be an extremely professional and successful networking organisation. When I first met Jason Trafford I knew that I would get work through his company and their networking events. I have received work from other members of the Premier Dinner Group and have been able to pass on warm leads which have resulted in profitable business for them. I highly recommend Trafford Enterprises to individuals and companies who are serious about getting new business and want to contribute to effective networking group."
Merrill Consultants Ltd