Andy Lopata
Business Networking Strategist
I believe that networking is a vital tool in business, from sales generation to career development. Unfortunately, it's still not treated with the same strategic consideration as other business methods, leaving many companies and individuals failing to realise the potential their networks offer. For eight years, I was Managing Director of Business Referral Exchange, one of the UK's leading referral-focused networking groups with over 2,000 member companies.Since leaving BRX, I have worked with companies from one-man bands to global names such as NatWest Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mastercard to help them realise the full potential from their networking. (source)