Handy Croissant Membership

Committed to developing its members and their businesses

Handy Croissant is committed to developing its members and their businesses. We invest in marketing activities for individuals and the group and we also run regular workshops to support members’ business activities. In addition, we organise a range of social events and each year choose a charity to support.

Benefit from our collective expertise

Experienced business professionals offer a complete range of business services

Our members are predominantly owners of professional services companies – many with significant experience in large corporations. As such, Handy Croissant is able to offer a full range of services to help support larger organisations, as well as smaller businesses. Start-ups find our expertise and guidance particularly useful.

Meeting format

Our meeting format is not rigid like other groups. We decided to make it flexible to allow us to accommodate a range of different types of activities to provide maximum value to our members and we actively look for new ideas to make meetings interactive and enjoyable. For example, we organised a meeting at Wycombe Sound Radio Studios and we regularly have combined meetings with other local networking groups. We are also a very friendly group with a great sense of humour, meaning this is one networking meeting you will enjoy! 

Finally, each year we adopt a charity and undertake a variety of fundraising initiatives to support it. At present we are supporting the One Can Trust, a food bank charity in High Wycombe. To find out more about this fantastic organisation and how they are helping the community in High Wycombe and surrounding areas please visit their website: https://onecantrust.org.uk/.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently meeting online each week using Zoom. If you'd like to join us as a visitor to see what we're all about Book your attendance here.

Our current members include:

Ray Ansar

Acorn Motors

Car and light commercial vehicle servicing, repairs and MOT tests. We use the latest diagnostic and testing equipment and genuine parts, and are up to 50% cheaper than main dealers.

T: 01494 638293 
E: info@acornmotors.co.uk
W: www.acornmotors.co.uk

David Banes

Bean & Grain

A new food business sourcing and supplying artisan produce responsibly and, where possible, locally. Selling preserves, honey, oil, vinegar, condiments, flour, yeast and freshly baked bread and much more.

T: 01494 414470
E: info@beanandgrain.co.uk
W: www.beanandgrain.co.uk

Barry Saunders

Eurocom Research

Technology strategy, development and design specialists. From SME database applications to sophisticated platform systems, we help companies increase efficiency and save money by using business automation.

T: 01494 638293 
E: barry.saunders@eurocomresearch.com
W: www.eurocomresearch.com

Ian Horler

Excel Office Supplies

One-stop solution for all your office needs, from office supplies, toner cartridges, office furniture and facilities products, to IT hardware and accessories, audio visual products and promotional products.

T: 01494 519988
E: ian.horler@eos.uk.net
W: www.excelofficesupplies.co.uk

Matt Simpson

Ingenuity IT

IT services for small businesses, non-profit organisations and individuals. Business-driven support and systems development, provided by personable engineers who communicate without jargon.

T: 0800 8494503
E: info@ingenuityit.com
W: www.ingenuityit.com

Phil Langley

Langley Creative

A full service design and print agency offering branding, logos, advertising, brochures, infographics, exhibition work and illustration. With more than 40 years’ of print know-how we offer a service that is helpful, uncomplicated, consistent, and reliable.

T: 01628 616695 
E: phil@langleycreative.co.uk
W: www.langleycreative.co.uk

Saiqa Raja

Metro Bank

Seven-day-a-week branch banking. Instant debit and credit cards issued in store, with no-risk based pricing, dedicated relationship managers and 24-hour UK call centre.

T: 020 3402 7590
E: saiqa.raja@metrobank.plc.uk
W: www.metrobankonline.co.uk

Gavin Styles

Seymour Taylor

Established in 1917 proactive Accountants in High Wycombe and the Thames Valley providing tax advice and planning, accounts, auditing; bookkeeping, company formations; payroll bureau and business development.

T: 01494 552100 
E: info@stca.co.uk
W: www.stca.co.uk

Sarah Lawton

Simply Operations

Adding value to businesses by reviewing, implementing, streamlining and assisting them with their systems and processes to ensure they are as time-saving as possible and that their compliance requirements are met.

T: 01628 873403
E: sarah@simplyoperations.co.uk
W: www.simplyoperations.co.uk

Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn & Associates

Marketing consultant and copywriter. Whether you need engaging copy for a new brochure or website, or a customised multi-channel marketing strategy and tactical plan, talk to us.

T: 07764 621527
E: steve.gunn@stevegunn.co.uk
W: www.stevegunn.co.uk

Karen Pawlowska

Take One TV

Video communications and marketing, including conference and event support with live filming, Powerpoint for speaker support, aerial footage and mentoring for on camera appearances.

T: 01494 898919
E: karen@takeonetv.com
W: www.takeonetv.com

Tony Thomson

Thirdwave Business Partnership

Helping your people to harness their skills and abilities to best effect through mentoring, coaching and training. Also advice and help to business owners on developing business plans and strategy.

T: 01628 487912
E: info@thirdwaveweb.co.uk
W: www.thirdwaveweb.co.uk

Become a member

Join today!

Handy Croissant operates on a discipline exclusivity basis, so make sure you don’t miss out and book your no-obligation visit now. Book your attendance here on our Eventbrite page.

We currently meet using Zoom every Friday at 08.00 with meetings generally finishing at 09:00 or just after. Please try to log in 10-15 mins before meeting starts so we can begin promptly at 08:00 and minimise any technical difficulties.

Fees

Visitors fees are £5 per visit and you may have up to 3 visits before joining as a full member. 

Full Member fees are currently set at £10.00 per month.

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