Networking with Sterling – an honest review

Networking with Sterling – an honest review

by | Apr 8, 2024

As seen in Sterling Networks’ magazine:

Local pay-as-you-go PR Agency owner Ruby Edwards writes an honest review of what it’s like to attend Sterling as a guest – and how this has provided valuable insight into what becoming a member might mean.

 “As someone who has a number of clients and friends as Sterling members, and sceptical of membership networking and Sterling’s cult-like status, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to find out what all the fuss was about,” says Ruby, known for her no-nonsense approach to public relations across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Ruby attended a BIG breakfast at Sixways back in 2023 and wanted to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a guest at a meeting – before considering a membership in 2024. With costs a consideration for many small businesses and sole traders, this seemed like a sensible and pragmatic option – one that the Sterling team readily supported.

Upon her arrival at the Tewkesbury Group, Ruby received a warm welcome and quickly secured a lead within the first session. This initial success, coupled with the invitation to stand in for a client at a subsequent meeting, familiarised her with the venue, the room and, most importantly, the group dynamic, fostering an unexpected sense of belonging and camaraderie.

A highlight of her experience was solicitor Corinne Smurthwaite’s speaker slot. Corinne’s unconventional approach, sharing heartfelt moments from her life, left a lasting impression on the room. Reflecting on Corinne’s authenticity and warmth, Ruby remarks, “I left feeling inspired by Corinne’s authenticity and believing that we could all learn something from her approach. Be more Corinne!”

With the Tewkesbury open day approaching on Friday 3rd May, Ruby encourages others to grab the opportunity to share the Sterling experience. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, attending this event could provide invaluable insights into how joining Sterling could benefit you professionally and personally.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of a professional community dedicated to fostering genuine connections and driving business growth. Reserve your spot today at and discover firsthand why becoming a Sterling member could be the next step for you and your business.

As seen in Sterling Magazine.

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