Owner and entrepreneur at Combyne Group
This profile was last updated on Monday 12 May 2014
Achieved promotion to Senior Group Leader with Utility Warehouse on the 31st January 2014 - just 101 went before me.
Over the weekend, Utility Warehouse (16 and 17 March 2013), hosted its annual conference called Express Day – more than 5,500 attended in Telford.
Lots of recognition, announcements, awards and a key note speaker, sorry speakers, Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz, who have co-written Go for No. Awesome presentation, and their principle is something I was taught many years ago.
The company itself has launched a number of initiatives for team members to make their life simpler to grow their customer numbers and teams.
Have also introduced a number of enhancements to services and reduced the price of same too (apply to existing customers as well), when many of the other suppliers have increased prices.
It is now possible for business customers to sign up online – previously only residential.
Also both within the business club and residential club there are no upfront charges for new mobile handsets making it even easier to offer mobile phone deals to new and existing club members and customers.
How fast is your broadband? I just checked my home line (Wednesday 20 June 2012) for the new Utility Warehouse Broadband Ultra service, and got this report back: Great news! You can get Ultra! We estimate that your maximum download speed will be 75.8 Mbps and your maximum upload speed will be 20 Mbps.
Would you like to find out if your area is live? If so, please visit http://www.go-fast.co.uk/ click on Phone and Broadband, and select Phone and Broadband from the drop down, Select the Phone & Ultra Broadband, click Check Availability and enter your details and the system will check, whether you are live for your area. Connection fee is £30, and monthly charge £24.99 plus line rental and it is an 18 month deal -additional benefits too - please ask?
Announced by Utility Warehouse - Monday 19 September 2011 THE UK'S BEST FEED-IN TARIFFS Feed-In Tariffs are for people who generate their own electricity, using solar panels on their roof, wind turbines, or other technology. Customers save money by generating electricity themselves, and they can make money by sending electricity back to the national grid. They are paid for the electricity they generate, at a rate fixed by the government. The company has launched its own Feed-In Tariffs. And to make them that extra bit special, Utility Warehuse will pay customers an extra 2p per KiloWatt Hour for the electricity they generate - a bonus of about £45 a year for the average household. That's more money than they can get anywhere else - and it's guaranteed for three years To find out more, please call Laurence on 0795 789 0 757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over the last three years, pay rises have been outstripped by increases in living costs, plus the continued threat of redundancy hangs over the head of many. For those aged 50 plus, this is a seriously sorry time for those out of work; there are many stories of 800 plus employment applications with no positive outcome. This short video will explain more about an award winning business run by a successful British Plc. It may well be of interest to you or it may not, and whichever category you fall in, is fine. But do please take a look, since it may well be your answer to creating extra income and a better future for yourself and family? www.future-biz.co.uk And need I mention poor performing pensions and increased education fees, which will impact upon all of us at some point? And the time limited offer?
The joining fee is just £100 (inc Vat). Also comes with a 90 day money back guarantee, full training & support plus the potential of extra bonus payments too - T & Cs apply. With the announcements at our annual conference over the weekend (2 & 3 April) of a Double the Difference Guarantee, the word CHEAPEST, returns to our vocabulary on all RESIDENTIAL services - simply great. :)
CALL TO ACTION Please call Laurence on 0795 789 0 757 to discuss how you can create an additional income with typically 5 to 7 hours work a week and how you can reduce your outgoings both at home or business?
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The Home of Joint Ventures - success is a joint venture, and helps you maximise your income - you could be sitting on a fortune? Please ask for help and guidance. Check out present plans here: http://plancast.com/laurencelowne
Professional Call Answering UK based operation - please ask for a proposal to satisfy your needs Or if your business needs office simplification with the install of landlines and switchboards.
March 2013: I just found out how I can now buy my petrol & diesel fuel at reduced prices and get a discount on my shopping ................Great! It could be worth 25 to 30% off your home bills - sign up online here today!!!
There are a whole host of new offers and enhancements to services, including:
Businesses, how would you like unlimited broadband for just £7 per month (plus line rental)? Please ask for full details.
Who do you know who is raising funds for a good cause? I am looking for introductions to individuals, small charities, even football or rugby clubs - amateur or professional, cubs, guides, dance troupes and so on. Even organisations that help animals or the countryside ..... there is a very long list.
The Community Fund Raiser scheme launched on the 1st November 2007 has simply taken off, and is bringing much needed extra funds to deserving causes. Please call 020 8296 1846 or email
Are you a business with an existing client base of 200 of more customers? If so, then we need to talk about the Independent Representative position, which will deliver additional income on a non-competing basis. There is a brief overview available, please ask for details. This profile contains details of TELEPHONY & UTILITY EXPENSE MANAGEMENT provided by Combyne Group
Professional Call Answering Please ask about our week's trial - it is the best way of discovering the benefits. Best to send a brief email, detailing your needs, and contact number(s) and we can have you try the service within days -
If you feel like having a chat, Monday is always a great day,
and my contact details are:
Home/Office 020 8296 1846
Office 0844 826 1730
Fax 0871 900 1129
Mobile 0795 789 0 757
Website 1: http://www.combyne.wordpress.com
Website 2: http://www.go-fast.co.uk
Website 3: http://www.future-biz.co.uk
I have been self employed in one form or another since 1988 working with some ofthe best and worst within the b2b and b2c environment. I am a passionate networker not only being a member here but also a great believer in early mornings and attend regular breakfast meetings previously with BRX in Croydon and NABO Networking. Presently not a member of any networking group, so out and about again playing the scene and re-establishing old contacts and making new ones - it is fun.
As Combyne Group, we specialise in a complete telephony and utility audit and see typically 10 business and home users each week, plus handle stacks of enquiries by letter and email from all around the UK. We fervently believe that by providing the right information, the user (home or business) can make the right decision for themselves, we are simply the interpreter or facilitator - it is perhaps why we have clients going back over 25 years who have used our knowledge across various disciplines to assist their growth or in this instance cost savings.
Utility Warehouse Discount Club also has opportunities for additional agents countrywide, which in line with the Ecademy Ethos I do not actively promote here. However, if you are interested in finding out more, then please click here: http://www.future-biz.co.uk
Hobbies and Leisure
On the leisure side of things I am a passionate supporter of AFC Wimbledon as you may have gathered, and we had a little task of raising £2.5 million by the end of 2003. We raised £1.3 million by way of a share issue as of the 31st October 2003, and funded the rest through a loan scheme, if you would like to find out more please click here
As at January 2013, fund raising continues apace. There are a number new schemes in place including seat sponsorship, Mega Draw plus a 100 x 100 bike ride to enable the debt to be paid off. We held a very successful boxing night in conjunction with local amateur club Foley for the last two years, and just about to have the Walk 4 Wimbledon IV, which has in the past raised thousands of pounds for the Club and for the Mayor of Merton charities. We are always open to new ideas, so please do not hesitate to drop me a message.
Further information on these websites: AFC Wimbledon and The Dons Trust I am also involved on the campaigning side of things, and those who have followed football over the last 10 years or so will have heard me on the radio or seen one of the many articles I have written in the national press about plans to move Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes.
I basically ran the media campaign on behalf of the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association (WISA). As one of the founding four of WISA I was very much against this scenario and remain anti-franchising in sport to this day - sorry if there any Americans reading :)
Other interests include writing, which I do for the local newspaper (sport), plus a couple of national publications (business). And here I sing the praises of networking providing advice and tips on how to improve what you are doing. Also have my own blog here As and when the fancy takes me I shall update this profile from time to time.
What do I read? Naturally self-help books, most things football related plus a number of newspapers. I have enjoyed over 6 years membership of Eacdemy as a Power Networker and as first believed membership has enabled me to broaden my horizons and I compliment Penny on her foresight, and look forward to meeting and exchanging further messages with many of you. Then in December 2009, I decided to take the plunge and upgraded to BlackStar for a period of three years. So now a member of over 9 years standing.