February 2022 – New faces fill the room!

A fantastically full room with over 80 guests opened by Chairman Kevin Guthrie at The Everyday Champions Centre, who welcomed not only many well known members but lots of new faces too.

Motorfinity help team building

Dean Skiba-Briggs started us off by introducing us to the senior management team at Motorfinity, showing us (with an exceptional presentation) just how important teams are to your business.
Motorfinity has established relationships directly with car manufacturers and has contracts in place that allow us to offer discounts to our eligible customers. Working with over 20 major brands like Ford, Audi, Volkswagen and so on to offer support to our Armed Forces, Veterans, and Emergency Services personnel with not only the best value we can offer but the highest level of service they can expect to receive.

Their company culture is the key that brings it all together – happy staff = happy customers = happy company = happy management team.

What can Motorfinity do for you?
We are a national company who thinks local.
We are honest and trustworthy.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
We are members of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.
We have the best price, and we don’t charge any fees.
We pride ourselves in delivering the best service.
We align brands to achieve greatness.
“B2B Car Leasing is ready for your Business”

Quick on the draw

Before the round table networking, Laurence Childs from Jalapeno Business services was picked for our existing member write up prize and Ben Addlesee Financial Advisor was our newbie winner!l.

Spotlight on Jalapeno

Jalapeno Business Services is a professional services company that delivers high quality IT management and business services to the small and medium sized business sector. Enabling our clients access to skills and expertise normally only found in national and multinational companies in the quantity and costs that these businesses can afford.
With over 50 years’ experience of working within the public, private and third sector, Jalapeno Business Services has the experience and expertise to enhance current IT & Business services and deliver new capability and ensure continuity of services and performance.

Our Philosophy

We formed Jalapeno Business Services in 2010 with the belief that small and medium businesses will benefit from access to levels of experience and expertise that are normally prohibitive on the basis of quantity and cost.
We want to help others realise the benefits of best practices available to large companies to increase their awareness, efficiency and productivity in the area of IT Management and its alignment to business objectives. We therefore help organisations to:
· Be aware of the pitfalls in operating IT systems within their business environment.
· To improve their IT management skills and processes.
· To align their IT investment to the business’ objectives.

Over the last 12 years we have supported businesses in many sectors including Construction, Manufacturing, Accountancy along with many others.

The Pandemic allowed Jalapeno Business Services to reflect and go back to our core philosophy of using the IT tool sets within all businesses to enable them to run as efficiently as possible.
We spent a lot of time during the first lock down speaking with as many of our clients as we could, supporting them and discussing what businesses did and may look like in the short and medium term
Many of our clients had taken advantage of the furlough scheme and had furloughed junior staff within businesses, this had the knock-on effect where senior staff then had to take on tasks that they perhaps hadn’t had a first hand view of.
This is where Jalapeno Business Services have come to the fore, we have now had the opportunity to work with senior staff who now see some of the day-to-day inefficiencies within business processes. We work with our clients to realign staff and processes to become more efficient, we have also worked to create new tools to streamline processes, this allows our clients to do more with what they have, strengthening their bottom line leading to more profits.

In Summary

Jalapeno works as a trusted partner to our clients delivering peace of mind in order to keep business running day to day, also bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on business going forward to increase profitability.

Awards for business

Sharron Marriott launched Newark Business Awards 2022 which will be held on June 10th at Lady Eastwood Centre, Newark Showground.
These awards are a fantastic way to enhance your business through exposure, awareness and giving yourself a stronger position against your customers.
You can enter through the NBA website: www.newarkbusinessawards.co.uk
Nominations are now open!
There are also sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Sharron Marriot sharron.marriott@iliffepublishing.co.uk for more information.

Charity begins at home

This month we heard from 3 amazing charities as part of our Charity of the Quarter initiative. Each spent 10 minutes sharing the wonderful work that their charities do both locally and in their wider networks. Members had the opportunity to vote for their chosen charity to win an amazing £500 donation from Newark Business Club.
We heard from:
Kathy from Beaumond House Hospice Care
Wendy from Think Children
Ann Hays on behalf of Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

News from Westminster

Robert Jenrick shared with us that Nottinghamshire has been designated as an education investment area, meaning that schools in problem areas will have a focus of retraining and hiring for teachers. There will also be investment into 6th form and post 16’s.

There will be a jobs fair held in partnership with the Job Centre in the coming months, aiming to help local people get back into employment – there are a very high level of jobs available at the moment and Robert is supporting both the local businesses to find employees and local people to find employment. More information coming soon.

Next Meeting – Friday 4th March

We look forward to seeing you and remember to book you ticket using the link below. If you need any more persuasion there are great breakfasts available from our friends at Cox Events.


For sponsorship opportunities, contact chairman@newarkbusinessclub.co.uk