Is there something in the Northern air this year? The North West Liberti Regional Directors are working as a team to grow their introductions base and strengthen their relationship. With a calendar full of structured and more informal meetings, complemented by a whatsapp group full of banter the team made up of experienced and newer Regional Directors are really making an impact on the monthly introduction stats and wider Liberti businesses performance overall.
The team is made up of Christine Parker-Stubbs (Freeman Clarke), Julie Brook (The Marketing Centre), Marc Gordon (CFO Centre), Justin Arnold (Kiss The Fish), Debra Lee (People Puzzles) Chris Holliday (CFO Centre), Adam Smith (YRH Finance Team) and Helen Littlewood (MyInhouseLawyer).
We spoke to Justin, Julie and Christine (with insight pooled from across the team!) to get to know more about what works, challenges they’ve overcome and what they think the secret is to successful cross-Liberti relationships.
Q: Christine, you must be chuffed with the positive results coming out of the North West region over these past few months…
A: Christine – Oh absolutely, as a team we work so well together and the introduction results prove it – we even sat down and discussed the answers to your questions, true teamwork.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Christine – Our relationships across the team, we trust each other – there’s a great amount of banter, honesty, fun – our monthly meeting (which includes lunch) is always time well spent, productive and enjoyable. It’s all of these things which make a difference.
Q: Justin, as the newest member of the team, Regional Director for the North West for Kiss the Fish, how have you seen this come to life?
A: Justin – The team has made me feel so welcome, they’ve welcomed me with open arms and from day 1 have made me feel like i’m part of something bigger. I know we are all from individual businesses, but I really feel there is a connection between us all, a shared objective and the desire to see each other succeed.
Q: Julie, have there been any challenges? Anything that as a group you’ve found difficult?
A: Julie – Agreeing a mechanism for making sure we don’t have Liberti competitors or semi-competitors at events has been important to us all so we had to find a way to make that happen. We all have a strong network of connections within and outside of Liberti and although tempting to call on these people for support at events, we’ve stuck with the ‘Loyal 2 Liberti’ pillar and it’s working for us!
A: Christine – We also had to really focus post-Covid and commit to coming back together to re-energise the group. Our working relationship and shared sense of humour has really helped with that.
Q: And finally… successful events seem to be a big thing in the North West, what do you have lined up?
A: Justin – we have a calendar of events mapped out that we work on together, our Entrepreneur’s Dinners in Manchester and Liverpool have been incredibly popular post Covid, and we are already planning our Principal get together at Christmas! When we’re planning events we acknowledge each of us have strengths and we play to those – again, it comes back to the relationship and the desire to really collaborate together and put Liberti first. I’m so proud to be part of this team.
It was great to chat to the North West RD’s – thanks for sharing your ideas and insight team – you’re one region to watch!