Good people doing good things together

We’re a collaborative network of experienced business consultants, specialists, advisors and service providers. 

We work together as a community to better support our clients, grow our businesses and do good things for the world.

Synergy48 founder Brenda Thomson explains the 5 core principles that make Synergy48 unique (1 min 30 secs)

Belonging

You’ll be part of a team of outstanding B2B businesses working collaboratively to help members and their clients build more profitable and sustainable businesses and make a difference in the world

Results

All Synergy48 Group members are B2B businesses serving the SME market This makes it easy to share valuable referrals and create powerful strategic partnerships, ensuring measurable results for your business.

Impact

We aspire to be a true north version of business—one that provides economic development, prosperity and positive growth in a way that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. 

Our Mission?

To create a community where good people can do good things together – helping one another build more profitable and sustainable businesses that are making a real difference for their clients and the world. 

 

Who we’re for

Are you a business specialist, advisor or service provider?

Are you tired of the lucky dip of traditional networking events?
Would you like to be part of a community of experienced, quality business owners who want to do good things together?
Are belonging, results and impact ALL important to you?
Do you share our core values of professional excellence, truth, collaboration and business for good? 
Our mission is to create a community where good people can do good things together –  B2B businesses working collaboratively to help members and their clients build more profitable and sustainable businesses and make a difference in the world. 

If you’d like to be part of that mission we’d love to meet you.

What Synergy48 Group members say

The collective of specialists that Brenda and Colin have essentially curated and vetted over many years are of a superb quality

Ian Hopkinson

Founder and Head of Results, Mad Scientist Digital

A group of loyal and supportive business owners who have each other’s back. It’s more than a business networking group – it’s a community that exists for the benefit of all members.
Peter Engelhardt

Founder and CEO, Plan2Brand

Great bunch of people who all share the same values of wanting to genuinely help other people in business and achieve win-win outcomes. 
Its been very beneficial to me, its great to have a network of high quality people to turn to for help in my business or in my clients business. 
Damien Battersby

CEO, Proactive IT Solutions

It’s a high end team of exceptional people

Frances Pratt

CEO and Sales Success Architect, Metisan

An amazing group. And the value sits with how great the people are in the room. It is a great group to grow your network with high value individuals but also gain amazing new clients via excellent referrals.
Tony Sambell

Founder and CEO, Spicy Web

How we’re different: membership based on strict selection criteria

1. Shared values

1. Shared Values

No relationship can succeed in the long term without a common foundation of shared values. That's why every S48 member shares a commitment to our brand values.

More about our shared goals and values

2. Professional Excellence

2. Professional Excellence

Every S48 member maintains high standards of professional excellence measured by our client feedback processes.

More about our Professional Excellence Client Feedback Processes

3. Shared Target Market

3. A common target market

All Synergy48 Group members are B2B businesses serving the SME market This makes it easy to share valuable referrals and create powerful strategic partnerships.

4. Balanced Ecosystem

4. Secure Your Niche in a Balanced Ecosystem

Membership to S48 Group is based on ensuring every member is a fit for the ecosystem with each member holding a unique niche within their region.

How we work together

5. Partnerships NOT Quotas

5. Strategic partnerships NOT referral quotas

There are no referral quotas. Members have access to an extensive library of strategic partnership guidelines and templates and our systems and processes support members in identifying and implementing valuable and innovative strategic partnership opportunities that they can implement together.

6. Better Business Practices

6. Implement Better Business Practices

Members have access to our proprietary Better Business Practices Benchmarking Tool Kit, enabling you to easily identify gaps in your business practices and implement action plans and strategies for ongoing business improvement.

7. Shared Industry updates

7. Shared Industry updates and alerts

Share key information from your industry and keep your clients informed about any key information from outside your area of expertise which may affect their business through industry updates and alerts from your Synergy48 Group peers.

8.Client Dinners

8. Knowledge Sharing Dinners

Bringing together selected advisors and personally invited clients to explore specific business challenges over dinner. Whether you are a panel member or a client host you will be adding real value to your clients and those of your fellow members.

More about the Knowledge Sharing Dinner Series

9. Integrated Services

9. Integrated Business Improvement Services

Work collaboratively with other specialists, providing your clients with fully integrated services and solutions, reducing overlap and wastage, increasing efficiency, saving them time and money and ensuring better outcomes for their business.

10. Collective Marketing

10. Collective Marketing Strategies

Collective client marketing strategies include a client-centric website and social media activities providing members with collective brand credibility and increased awareness.

Visit the Synergy48 Services Website

11. Boards of Advice

11. Ongoing access to your own Board of Advice

The monthly meeting process provides the opportunity to discuss challenges and issues with your fellow members in a supportive environment where every member is an expert in their field and everyone cares about the continued success of every member.

12. Professionally Facilitated

12. Professionally Facilitated

All meetings and Knowledge Sharing Dinners are professionally facilitated by experienced business consultants utilising our tried and tested meeting processes, ensuring every member and guest gets maximum value from every meeting.

13. Business for Good

13. Business for Good

We aspire to be a true north version of business—one that provides economic development, prosperity and positive growth in a way that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. Every service we provide our members contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

More about how we're making a difference

How to join us…

 

Say Hello!

One-time visitors and potential members welcome

If you are business coach, consultant, advisor, specialist or service provider whose products or services add real value to the SME community, and you share our core values of professional excellence, integrity, collaboration and business for good we'd love to meet you. The first step is to say hello so we can decide together whether there could be a fit. Then we invite you to be our guest at a meeting and get to know us. We welcome once only visitors as well as potential members.
There is no charge and no obligation!

 

Say Hello

Attendance at meetings is by invitation only. We want to ensure that you will get value from meeting us, and members will get value from meeting you. Book a 15 minute chat with an S48 facilitator to say hello and ensure that there's a fit. 
SAY HELLO

Visit

Your first S48 Group meeting is on us! There is no charge, and no obligation. Our primary objective is to ensure that both you and our members enjoy and receive real value from your visit. 

Reflect

Following your visit you'll have the opportunity to reflect on whether you think  Synergy48 membership could be right for you and your business. We're not right for everyone. Around 1 in 3 visitors go on to apply for membership, 95% say they got real value from their visit.

Experience

If you liked what you've seen so far... the next step is a 3 month provisional membership experience. So you can get to know us and we can get to know you. 

Commit

At the end of that time, if you've participated fully and met our quality control criteria, it's most likely that you'll be invited to join a group. All memberships are approved by members based on professional standards and shared values.

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