FOR THE BEST SOCIAL EVENTS
Some stats from 2016. We have plenty more social, learning and networking events planned for 2017, so keep an eye out for updates!
"I have been to several IOMBN events in 2015, both as an audience member and also as a presenter at the January 2015 event. On every occasion I have been very impressed how well run and how professionally organised the events are from start to finish - getting over 100 people to attend a talk on strategy on a cold and wet January night is no mean feat!. Based on these different events my view is that the committee are an extremely slick and well organised team who work together really well to make people feel welcome and help ensure the success of every event. Many successful voluntary organisations would probably be happy to rest on their laurels at this point but to their credit IOMBN have decided to explore how they could further improve. I recently attended a working lunch organised by the IOMBN committee with several local business to offer the some informal strategic advice. During this session it was very clear to see how effective the leadership team is. They bring a range of different skills to the table, enjoy working together and are all clearly passionate that the IOMBN should deliver excellence in everything it does".
"Wearing a number of hats and over the years, I have thought very highly of the work and am an enthusiastic supporter, of the IOMBN. More recently, I have been honoured and privileged to speak at one of their events, on the topic of business strategy and planning. It was well attended and very well organised. I have also been consulted as a friend at court, over one or two of their strategic initiatives, to seek to further develop the IOMBN offering. In observing the organisation, I have been impressed by their clear imperative to communicate, consult and collaborate, not only externally with their membership but also internally with their colleagues and team. There exists excellent division of duties and responsibilities and a clear understanding of respective roles. Leadership style is consensus based, with respect for others, in other words, the epitome of good teamwork and entirely true to their core values of leadership, integrity and fellowship."
"IOMBN culture epitomises Manx business culture by creating a business friendly networking community that encourages enterprise spirit and collective solution solving within a team focused environment."
"Having worked closely with the IOMBN committee over the last year I can say without hesitation that they are an extremely hard working, positive and close knit team of professionals. The team have a great skill of filling a room full of interested parties across a very diverse business range, not an easy task I can assure you."