“ Richard is an excellent motivator with clear and smart solutions to business problems. His clear positive thinking gives him a distinctive edge for any forward looking business ”
Joe Tiley-Walker
Environtec Limited


“ Richard is passionate about bringing businesses together and he runs one of the most organised networking groups I have been involved with. If you want to progress your business in Essex and would like to work with an organised group give Richard a call.”
Matthew Harding


“ It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing to endorse Business Connected. Since working with Richard and the Business Connected team to manage our social media, we have seen a huge increase in our online activity. The service we receive is professional but more importantly personal and designed to meet our needs. Richard and the team have made enormous effort to understand our business, learn our culture and talk about our business on social media, immensely important if you want to get the right message out there! 

Richard's passion for business and achieving results is evident in the success they have delivered for our businesses”
David Bell


“ I would highly recommend Richard's Linkedin course. I learned exactly what I needed to and have a comprehensive manual now to refer to. Not bringing a laptop along and actually doing it there and then is a great idea and saves loads of time. The course has encouraged me to get and use LinkedIn to its full potential ”
Lucy Cracknell
Arc Health


“ A very enjoyable & insightful look into LinkedIn, Richard was excellent for people starting and those who had experience, he had vast knowledge of social media in general, he was interesting, humorous and understood from small, medium and large business perspectives.

I would highly recommend that you ask Richards advice and he knows just about anyone and anybody in the business arena in Essex ”
Jamie Marshall
Premier Print & Promotions Ltd


“The Business Connected team have been a joy to work with. The breakfasts have a great format are well attended with a good mix of business owners and business professionals having a choice of 5 different locations across the region. The Linked In training is well worth attending and Richards clear guidance in using LinkedIn to its full potential was a real eye opener and something I will gladly recommend.”
Anthony Payne
Monthind Clean


“ I Would Highly recommend Richard for his Linked-in Seminar...As such he totally changed my Sceptical Perception towards IT . He is The Man who made me to see through , how exactly any one could transfer their Personal skills to their Profiles .
"People Buy From People" approach can be done through Linked-in too......which I believe with out a second thought after attending Richard's Seminar . Which flows through his entire Seminar very sensibly.”
Radhika Eartheneni 


“ Richard presented a great LinkedIn workshop this morning, which will help me to fully optimise LinkedIn and better manage my connections. Thanks Richard.”
Tracy Healey ACIM
Ryan's Insurance


“ I have been attending Business Connected meetings for a while and have not only found the meetings very enjoyable but the help that Richard and his staff have given has been very valuable to my business”
Wayne Collier


“ I have attended the Business Connected events on numerous occasions, mainly in Colchester, Ipswich and Chelmsford. Good organisation, good locations and a decent spread of attendees - both business owners and professionals. Always good events to catch up with existing connections and make new ones. 
I have also attended Richard's LinkedIn training seminar - really informative about how to use this social media properly. 
I would highly recommend Richard for your Networking and Social Media needs”
Stuart Ager
Finance East


“ For a number of years now I have attended the Business Connected events, organised by Richard and his team. The events are well run, in easy accessible locations in Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend. There is a good mix of business owners and professionals. The format is networking, cooked breakfast and some speakers. I normally come away with some new contacts or some new insights. 
It is clear that Richard has developed this concept well, and runs it consistently. Something which is not easy in a time where new networking initiatives are launched daily. 
In another capacity I recently worked with Richard on Social Media. I was impressed by his skills and speed, and keeping on top of things.
I can therefore highly recommend Richard for your Networking and Social Media needs”
Hugo Heij
Fluid Business Coaching


“ For over a year now we have been a Premier Partner with Business connected and have found Richard and his team fantastic to work with. The service we have received has been excellent and the advice given has helped our business develop in the Essex marketplace. It may be a quick phone call to catch up, a 121 to discuss strategy or an email with advice on how to use social media better but the communication is constant and helpful. I would recommend the Premier Partner service to everyone”
Phil Caborn
Anglian Radio



“ This morning I attended an excellent LinkedIn seminar with Richard Pond at Marks Tey Hotel in Essex. In two succinct hours Richard gave me ideas and tips that can be put straight in to practice. It was a very worthwhile event and I found the professional yet engaging manner Richard uses left me wanting to hear him speak and share his knowledge at future events. Many thanks."
Andrew Morgan
Hidentity UK


“ I recently attended one of Richard's LinkedIn seminars, and found him to be knowledgeable and informative. The training was very relaxed and enjoyable, but it also really helped me to understand LinkedIn from a business perspective, and equipped me with new tools to help develop my LinkedIn profile to suit my business needs. I would thoroughly recommend Richard to anyone looking to learn more about LinkedIn, whether they are a beginner or a more experienced LinkedIn user ”
Hannah Read
Tendring Technology College


“ Richard always facilitates great business events in prestigious venues and I would recommend this networking vehicle to any one in business”
Jim Haran
Business Bank Exchange