When most people are still waking up in the morning a group of Harrow entrepreneurs are already getting down to their first business meeting of the day.
The Bentley chapter of networking firm BNI (Business Network International) is made up of a range of professionals from the borough who meet every Thursday to generate business for themselves and each other.
On Thursday last week the group celebrated its 10th anniversary at a special breakfast meeting which was attended by the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor John Nickolay (Con).
For founding member Jeremy Garson, of Garson and Co Solicitors, in Pinner, the 6.30am starts have been worthwhile, with the group growing from strength to strength over the years.
To date the chapter has around 38 members who each get a chance to describe their businesses, swap information and make requests to other companies.
Mr Garson, who is also chairman of Pinner Business Club, said: "There has to be a good reason why I'd get out of bed for a 6.30am meeting every week for the past 10 years.
"The anniversary celebration was a heart-warming occasion, with so many long-established members and our mayor attending. Members continue to show their commitment."
The Stanmore-based group took its name from the famous Bentley Priory RAF headquarters in Stanmore.
Four of the founding members who still attend the weekly meetings are Mr Garson, from Pinner, Andrew Rhodes, of Sobell Rhodes Accountants in Pinner, Graham Kershberg, a loss assessor from Bushey, and Anthony
Rosenfeld, a dentist with practices in Bushey and Kingsbury. * For more information about joining the Bentley chapter email firstname.lastname@example.org