SYBA has provided everything I was looking for; at meetings you are surrounded by a room full of experts, and the help and support everyone is willing to give to each other is amazing; everyone is as interested in making your business a success as they are at making their own a success. The group is very relationship based and I have found members whose businesses offer services I wish to use as well as receiving work and referrals from other members.
Lynn Edwards, L Energy Assessor
Simpsons Solicitors have only been SYBA member since late last year, however the amount of contacts that you connect with is amazing. The group is friendly and welcoming; it's a warm and comfortable atmosphere to be a part of. Due to the welcoming nature, I felt as if I could apply for the position of Social Secretary within the Executive Team. I am so proud to not only be an ambassador for my company, Simpson Solicitors, but also to help SYBA grow to help more local businesses.
Samantha Goss, Simpsons Solicitors
I’ve been a member of SYBA since it began, and it has helped shape and develop my business over almost a decade. I’ve loved meeting everyone and have made genuine friendships and long-term working relationships, as well as useful contacts. There is an atmosphere of mutual support, and the range of members means there’s a wealth of experience and expertise to tap into.
Claire Jaggard, Cromhall Media / MyYate.co.uk
Joining SYBA in 2015 has been a huge benefit; not only have I covered my membership for the next 50 years, I have gained double figure referrals which helped grow my successful business into a profitable one during my first 2 years, and in 2017 launched the first South Glos Expo with another SYBA member, Esther James from Socialable! The association is extremely well run by the chairs and secretary, helping businesses thrive and over the years we have raised thousands for charity.
Louise Elliott, Elevate your Business
I've been a member of the SYBA since it started in 2009. The group has grown from strength to strength and is welcoming new members on a regular basis. I've been very lucky to get a number of business connections from the group, being a photographer I often find members need new photos. I would thoroughly recommend you come along to a meeting as guest and see for yourself how friendly the group is.
Rich McD, Rich McD Photography
I have been a member since SYBA’s inception and have been a regular attendee at the monthly meetings. I have been on the Executive Group for most of the time, much of it as the Vice Chair. SYBA has provided the opportunity for its members to promote their businesses at events and public displays using empty shop windows. It continues to grow in strength and is recognised by the local councils as a major contributor to the health and wellbeing of the local economy.
Steve Birch, Dectel Ltd