The regular Business Excellence Network (BEN) Breakfasts have become an institution on the Shore over the past decade or more. They have recently received a boost by becoming part of the North Harbour Club's annual event schedule and also finding a new home at the wonderful Regatta Bar & Eatery overlooking Takapuna Beach. The first BEN Breakfast at the new venue was held on Tuesday September 18th and featured guest speaker Dan Radcliffe, founder and Executive Director of IVHQ. IVHQ is now the world’s leading volunteer travel company with volunteer programs in over 25 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dan gave an inspirational address about his business journey from start-up to success. The BEN Breakfast programme is sponsored by Westpac, Schnauer and Co, BDO and Regatta Bar & Eatery. The sold-out event was MC’d by Andrew Hill of BDO and also included a welcome from North Harbour Club President Phil Brosnan. All funds raised from these breakfasts go towards the North Harbour Club’s annual AIMES Awards. Five BEN Breakfasts are held each year with the next event scheduled for Tuesday November 20th at Regatta with local business indentity Bruce Cotterill as the guest speaker.