Working for a small independent business means networking is important! Lawton and Dawe Properties are a local, independent and qualified Estate Agency offering lettings, sales and also have a sister company, Property Fusion, who deal in block management. Networking has been a key part of our business for the 7 years we have been open, as we believe the relationship between us and our landlords, vendors and tenants is what’s important.

With your property being your biggest asset, we know how important it is that your interests and the property are given the best possible service, and we pride ourselves on ‘managing homes, not houses’.

Having attended Toast Brighton a few months ago, I was so impressed with the level of enthusiasm and energy from Angela and Licia! I felt welcomed and relaxed straight away, (doesn’t matter how much networking you do, always makes you a little nervous!)

I have now joined Toast in Hove, and was thrilled when the opportunity came up to become a member of Toast which was slightly more local to our office. The set-up of Toast is informal and relaxed, and it is about getting to know people and what they do. The ‘WWW’ round is a great way of understanding people’s business and the referrals they are looking for.

The Claremont Hotel, as Licia says ‘feels like your living room!’ and does a delicious brekkie, so it does have the feel of having a cuppa and talking with friends at the meeting! Despite the group only being on its second meeting, I have no doubt once the word spreads Toast will be popular! I am pleased to have gotten my bum on the seat so quickly!

With enthusiastic and local businesses being represented already, I am sure that Toast will be a success as it grows and more sectors are covered. So I wouldn’t waste time in coming along, seeing what it is about and seeing what BOB’s (bits of business) you can bring! I’ve already started having some initial talks with people who I think can help our business, and who I think we can help. I feel that’s what good business boils down to – being able to get to know people and what they bring to their company!

Let’s Toast to that!