Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

Just go to the Book A Meeting page, check that your category hasn’t been locked out by a member, then book the event you want to attend.

If you go to the Book A Meeting page you’ll see a list of all the locked out categories.

If you’re unsure if your category is covered, send us a message and we’ll let you know.

If you decide to become a member, all other members will be consulted for any objections. This is to ensure there is no conflict of interest.

Once approval has been given, you will be sent an application form and a Direct Debit mandate form. You’ll be charged at the start of each month.

Members pay £25 per month which covers every meeting that month (usually 2, occasionally 3). It also locks out their business category so nobody else in the same industry can attend as a non-member. 

Non-members pay £15 per meeting.

 

No. You either pay per meeting or pay monthly.

Non-members don’t need to cancel as they attend on a per-meeting basis.

Members can cancel their membership with 30 days notice. They may, of course, then attend future meetings as a non-member.

Our Meetings

Every other Wednesday morning from 7:30am – 9:30am. 

Yes. Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are available on request.

Please note these in the ‘Dietary Requirements’ filed on the booking form.

Open Networking: 7:30am – 8:00am

Sit down breakfast: 8am-8:15am

Formal Meeting: 8:15am – 9:30am

(All timings are approximate)

 

See the ‘Our Meetings‘ page for more details.

Just go to the Book A Meeting page, check that your category hasn’t been locked out by a member, then book the event you want to attend.

Our meetings are held at the beautiful and historic Hind Hotel, located in the centre of Wellingborough.  

We meet in one of the function rooms.

See our location here.

About Networking

A referral is when someone recommends your business to a new client.

A one to one (or 1:1) is when two people spend time learning about one other as individuals and about the products or services they provide. This should be a two-way conversation, rather than one person talking whilst the other listens and vice versa.

A traditional lock out group means that only one person from each business, trade or profession can join. This means, if you are a plumber, and someone requires your service, then you are more likely to be passed the business as a subscribed member, as there is no direct competitor in the group.
 
At Cornerstone we’ve chosen a different approach – what we call ‘Hybrid Lock-Out’. So you can pay monthly to become a member, get a bio on this website and lock your business category out. Or you can attend as a non-member, as long as nobody has locked out your business category. 
We think this provides flexibility and the best of both worlds.

Tracey Goddard

TraceySays

'There's not one person in the group I wouldn't do business with'