A Note Following The Survey

A Note Following The Survey

EVN Membership Survey
Hello Elite Vendors Network,
We have all the results from the survey, and the majority of you have answered. The very first person to complete the survey completed it on the 19th of October. Some of the last group members did it as late as 23.55 last night of course lol
Thank you to everyone that took the time out to complete the survey before midnight last night. Some group members were texting myself and the Leadership Team today of course saying they missed it yesterday, and wanted to complete it today; we have discussed it today and have decided to decline any late entries. This decision has been made out of respect for the group members that did complete it on time, and for all the hard work that the Leadership Team have put into this, especially Palangfat who led this extremely well.
Everyone who missed the deadline will be removed from the group and it will be done tonight, overnight and over the weekend. This won’t be for good, but it gives us a chance to make sure that everyone in the group actually wants to be here. Those that really do want to be in the group, and literally just ‘missed the boat’ can be added again at a later date.
We have come a long way from the first day that the group started, and many of you have been part of the journey. Now that we aren’t cruising along anymore, and that we actually have a plan we really think we have something special and unique within the Elite Vendors Network. Something that hasn’t been done before.
There was no fair (and quick) way for us to reassess group members without doing this survey to see who really wanted to be here; we would never just remove the quieter ones or the group members that we don’t know as well as others, without good cause. We hope that the people that stay on board do contribute the growth of the network going forward. We are more than happy to take your ideas on how you think we should do this i.e. getting higher engagement from group members.
Getting to know more about those who have made themselves known has really been great for myself and the EVN Leadership Team; the more quality relationships we build among us the better. Our eyes have been opened to how many talented, professional, charismatic and quality vendors there are in our industry.
The quality is the key thing here, not the quantity, which is why we didn’t just want to continue with a full group just to be able to say it’s full, or switch to another platform immediately just to have higher numbers, when there wasn’t really a process for adding people to the group initially. Quality connections between us can only bring the quantity of business that many of us desire.
We know that we are just scratching the surface with the vendors that could be added to this network. The industry is bigger than many of us know; and it is growing every day.
There are many more vendors to add, hundreds, maybe even thousands, across London and the UK, but we are happy to start with the representation of the industry that we have here now and build upwards from where we are.
Thanks again for your efforts and time.
Looking forward to working with all of you in the near future.
Dean Carby
The EVN Leadership Team