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  • Birmingham
  • October: Thursday 18th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Deb Gilby from GW Resources

    Topic - Stand and Deliver! How To Perfect Your Presentation Skills

    Your Business Networking Seminar Synopsis:

    Have you ever been faced with putting together a presentation and found yourself wondering where on earth to begin? What to say? How much detail is needed and how to make the structure flow naturally? What if the audience don't "get it"?

    Or perhaps you've already mastered the art of designing great presentations and are looking for fresh ideas on how to make your delivery really connect with your audience?

    During this seminar we will unlock the mystery of what your audiences really want and how to create content that speaks to them appropriately and memorably. We will explore how to structure your presentation so that it flows naturally for both you and your audience, and, we will also look at how to flex your delivery style to make sure your message gets home.

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    Attend this seminar to:

    * Discover what audiences really want from your presentation

    * Pick up tips & techniques for creating well-structured presentations

    * Learn how to flex your presentation delivery style to match your message to your audience

    * Explore a variety of methods and aids to bring your subject to life

    About The Presenter:

    Deb Gilby has over 25 years' experience in facilitating learning and development events and is passionate about making learning experiences useful, engaging and fun!

    She has an excellent reputation for reading a group and tailoring the learning to their specific requirements.

    Deb is a qualified NLP Business Practitioner, an Associate Member of the CIPD, a Certified TetraMap Facilitator and proudly holds a prestigious Black Belt Award from Kaizen Training, specialists in Brain-Friendly Learning.

  • November: Thursday 15th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • December: Thursday 13th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • Bolton and Bury
  • October: Tuesday 23rd, Stables Country Club Bolholt Complex. Walshaw Road

    Time - 10am

    Presenter - Paul Limb, ActionCOACH

    Topic - Five Ways to amazing results Business should give you more life. Is your b

    Paul Limb, a Business Growth Specialist with ActionCOACH, the world's No.1 Business Coaching company, and a Business Network member, will take you through some of the systems and strategies that have enabled ActionCOACH clients to achieve massive results in their businesses over the last 25 years.

    In his workshop, you will see how by focusing on five key areas of your business, you can increase your profits by 61%. Paul promises no jargon, no business techno-babble, just plain speaking, to help individual business owners grow their profits and create commercial, profitable businesses that work with or without them.

  • November: Tuesday 20th, The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

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  • Brighton
  • October: Friday 19th, Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront. Lunch 12.00-14.00

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  • November: Thursday 22nd, Hotel du Vin. Lunch 12.00 Noon - 14.00

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • October: Thursday 11th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Debbie King, Partner, Farleys

    Topic - Prepare, Plan and Profit - Legal Tips for Business Success

    While focusing on growing your business, alongside working in your business, it can be easy to lose sight of the wider picture.

    Are you confident that your business is working for you?

    Are your interests and investment fully protected, particularly in the long term for you, your loved ones and the company itself?

    Successful business owners are often too busy building their empires to pause to think what will happen to their business in the long term?and not just in terms of passing on to a family member or selling.

    Many people simply do not consider what would happen to their business if they were to suddenly become unable to work, or if personal circumstances change significantly.

    Continuity planning is therefore an important consideration for any business owner, and it?s never too early to start thinking about your plans. Our seminar will provide an overview of how business owners can prepare for succession planning and provide guidance about protective mechanisms to put in place in order to preserve the wealth and your company interests that you have worked hard to build up.

    Debbie King
    Partner
    Farleys

  • November: Thursday 15th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • December: Wednesday 12th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • October: Thursday 17th, Stanley House

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  • Chester
  • October: Thursday 11th, The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - David Bingle of DDL Group

    Topic - Communicating in a Post GDPR World

    David will look at the power of marketing data and how it can be used to generate a real return on investment from direct marketing campaigns, bringing to life some great examples of the journey he typically takes a company on to help them achieve their direct marketing objectives.

    About the Presenter
    For over 30 years David has been at the helm of leading UK direct marketing services company DDL Group based in Ellesmere Port and Dunoon. David works with large and small UK Companies assisting with the development of their data and direct marketing strategy with the emphasis on generating real return on investment on marketing activity. Clients include JD Williams, the USA Embassy, Fresenius, Thomas Cook, Scottish Enterprise, Country Attire. For the last few years much of David?s work has been involved with data analytics and profiling looking at how this can be applied to direct marketing. This year has been dominated helping Clients through the GDPR mire. David also acts as an expert witness in a variety of legal cases including receipt and despatch of material via the internet and email, recovery of deleted data and examination of digital images. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing and a Member of the Market Research Society.

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    How will members benefit?
    The seminar will look at the key components that makes direct marketing work with examples and real life case studies that will challenge the attendee as to how it can be applied to their business.

    What will they learn?
    They will learn the benefits of using direct marketing to marry together the strengths of their product offering with the needs of their customers

  • November: Thursday 8th, The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

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    Presenter - Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden

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  • Exeter
  • October: Wednesday 10th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Gavin Ball

    Topic - Will I or Won?t I?

    This month's seminar is being presented by Estate Planning Consultant Gavin Ball. With more that half of British adults having not made a will, Gavin will help answer some of the common questions people have on the subject. What things should I consider when deciding to make my Will? Who should I appoint as my executor? What is a trustee? Do I need to appoint a guardian for my minor children? What are the different ways people can benefit from my estate? How does Inheritance Tax work? Can my Will be challenged?

  • November: Wednesday 7th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • January: Wednesday 23rd, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • March: Wednesday 13th, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • April: Wednesday 3rd, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • London Central
  • October: Thursday 11th, Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12.00 - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Anne Gullon - R & E Finance

    Topic - Alternative Finance Solutions

    This month's seminar is being presented by Anne Gullon from R&E Finance. Following a presentation containing several real-life case studies Anne will talk through some situations which have seemed impossible and yet R&E Finance have managed to find financial solutions.

    After 35 years working in banking, Anne left the Corporate World seven years ago to focus on helping customers through financial situations.

  • November: Thursday 15th, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

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  • December: Thursday 6th, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

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  • January: Thursday 24th, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

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  • February: Thursday 14th, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

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  • Manchester
  • September: Thursday 27th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Peter Dickinson - Director - KUB Ltd

    Topic - How to Drive Sales with Digital Marketing

    This month's seminar is being presented by Peter Dickinson, Director at KUB Ltd, and is for all those who want to grow your business in a digital age.

    Since 2015 Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation, they are digitally native and they have now entered their prime spending years. If you haven't already done so you need to review whether your digital marketing is working for you as your customer base will expect to communicate digitally with you whether they are business customers or consumers.

    The workshop will be interactive and so you will review how to you engage with your customer base through all the different aspects of digital marketing. You will learn the latest trends and identify strategies for developing digital marketing that will help you to drive sales in your business. There is an accompanying free eBook,'How to drive sales with Digital Marketing', for attendees to download afterwards covering the content of the workshop in more detail.

  • October: Wednesday 31st, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • November: Wednesday 21st, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • December: Thursday 13th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • January: Thursday 31st, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Peterborough
  • September: Thursday 27th, Peterborough Marriott Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Matthew Jolly from Lightning Transformations

    Topic - How To Enhance Lead Generation And Business Growth

    Synopsis:

    Our seminar this month will explain how to enhance lead generation and business growth through an integrated approach to your marketing communications.

    We will explore ways to optimise the structure of a marketing communications campaign to maximise effectiveness and deliver the best possible return on investment for your business. We will look at how various elements of the marketing communications mix such as your website, online content, email marketing, social media and telemarketing can be co-ordinated more closely to enhance lead generation and fuel business growth.

    About The Presenter:

    Matthew is an experienced sales and marketing professional specialising in business to business (B2B) telemarketing, social media and strategic marketing.

    Before founding Lightning Transformations Ltd Matthew recruited, trained and led a team of up to 12 marketers within one of the UK?s largest B2B telemarketing companies. Matthew holds a first class (Hons) degree in Business Management and has subsequently completed qualifications in web development, social media marketing and PR.

  • October: Thursday 25th, Peterborough Marriott Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • November: Thursday 22nd, Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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  • South Herts
  • October: Wednesday 10th, Holiday Inn, London Elstree

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Ray Rubenstein + Rashmin Shah - Parker Cavendish Chartered Accountants

    Topic - Ready Steady Cook - Making Tax Digital

    We are in the starting blocks with our utensils waiting for the competition to commence. This is a competition with a difference. There is no gourmet dish at the end but there is something special.

    In April 2019, the Digital competition commences which will revolutionise the way businesses and eventually individuals maintain their accounting records and deal with HMRC.

    Out go the old accounting manuals, handwritten accounts ledgers, scraps of paper and spreadsheets. From that date all VAT registered businesses above the threshold of £85,000 will need to maintain their accounting records digitally using compatible software. The VAT returns will also need to be transmitted to HMRC directly from the software. No more cooking the books!

    Avoiding boiling over, spillage, wastage or undercooked records, Ray Rubenstein and Rashmin Shah, both of Parker Cavendish Chartered Accountants, will talk you through the process and how this will affect you and your business going forward so that when the gun is fired, you are ready and prepared to serve up a dish fit for HMRC.

    MAKING TAX DIGITAL - a seminar not to be missed next month at a venue near you.

  • November: Wednesday 7th, Beales Hotel, Hatfield

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - David Ventura - V7 Consultancy

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  • South Humberside
  • October: Wednesday 10th, San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00

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  • November: Wednesday 7th, San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00

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  • December: Wednesday 5th, Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby

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  • January: Wednesday 16th, San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00

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  • February: Wednesday 6th, Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby - Main Event 11:45 - 14:0

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    Topic - Making Tax Digital

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  • South Manchester
  • October: Thursday 4th, Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Chris Booth from McKellens Ltd

    Topic - Do You Know What Is Your Best Price And How To Find It?

    Synopsis:

    Working out how to set your prices is one of the most difficult things to do when you are running your own business! To build a successful, profitable business we have to work out our strategy. It's the foundation of our business so we have to figure it out pretty quickly. And an essential part of that strategy has to be around pricing. Otherwise we are relying on luck - and unfortunately luck isn't always kind!

    Content:

    We are, to coin an old political phrase, Going Back to Basics - but this time on pricing.

    We will discover

    * the 3 key pricing strategies and what they might do to our business;

    * the 2 critical decisions we have to make when building a pricing strategy;

    * the 3 common pricing myths and what to do to avoid them;

    * how to avoid the commodity trap; and

    * what we can learn from water, lettuce and shares.

    About The Presenter:

    Chris Booth is a business growth advisor, professional speaker and Chartered Accountant based in Stockport. Chris has over 30 years experience of advising businesses of all sizes as a Chartered Accountant (and he is a director of McKellens based in Heaton Mersey) but his passion is to help owner managed businesses or more importantly the business owner get to where they really want to be. And to help them ensure that their businesses are the most successful and enjoyable to run. Chris has been running the McKellens Masterclass sessions for over 10 years and has seen fantastic results achieved by those business owners who are prepared to take on new ideas and concepts, adapt them and apply them to their businesses.

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 18th October

Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Bolton and Bury Business Network

Tuesday 23rd October

Stables Country Club Bolholt Complex. Walshaw Road

Brighton Business Network

Friday 19th October

Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront. Lunch 12.00-14.00

Chester Business Network

Thursday 11th October

The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 10th October

Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

London Central Business Network

Thursday 11th October

Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12.00 - 2.00 pm

Manchester Business Network

Thursday 27th September

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 27th September

Peterborough Marriott Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Thursday 11th October

Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 10th October

Holiday Inn, London Elstree

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 4th October

Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 10th October

San Pietro, Scunthorpe - Main Event 12:00 - 2:00