Meet your Suffolk Promotions and Events Ambassador Jane Beales

Get to know your Promotions and Events Ambassador in Suffolk.

Name: Jane Beales

Position/company: Owner Jane Beales Promotions (East Anglia)

Describe your current role/company:

Working with businesses to generate new clients via various tried and trusted methods. Also Representation service.

Previous roles:

Insurance Brokerage joint owner.

Other information (eg. Other positions held, charity roles):

Volunteer at Suffolk Punch Trust – generally promoting this wonderful charity.

Committee Member of Crouch Yacht Club Ltd – generating new members and working with the Committee on event organisation.

Outside work (hobbies/interests):

Clay Target Shooting, Sailing, Power Boating

How long have you been an IoD member?

About 15 years

Describe your role as an Ambassador:

Generation of new members, generally promoting the benefits of joining the IoD at every opportunity I have, being available for existing members in case I can assist, sourcing sponsors and speakers for IoD events.

What part of IoD membership do you value most?

  • Events,
  • Directors Advisory Service
  • Getting to know other members

What are the top three things about your branch area?

  • Beautiful Suffolk!
  • The Energy Coast.
  • An excellent mix of successful businesses.

What are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

IoD events, business networking at other events, working on my business, meeting up with who I know at social events, being able to clay shoot more and good health.

Looking back, what advice would you give yourself when you started out in business?

  • Get all agreements in black and white.
  • Don’t be a busy fool.
  • Avoid those who pull you down i.e., those whose glass is always half empty.
  • Give and don’t expect to receive.
  • Treat everyone as you want to be treated and be fair.

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