Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • August: Thursday 16th, 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 - To Be Confirmed Shortly....

    Details of our seminar by Deb Gilby from GW Resources will appear here shortly...

  • September: Thursday 20th, Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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

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  • 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
  • September: Tuesday 18th, The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

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

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

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  • December: Tuesday 18th, Bolton Whites

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  • Brighton
  • August: Wednesday 15th, Malmaison, Brighton

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  • September: Friday 14th, Malmaison, Brighton

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  • 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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  • December: Wednesday 19th, The Grand, Brighton

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

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  • Central and East Lancashire
  • August: Thursday 9th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Jean Atkinson, Jean Atkinson Consulting

    Topic - Winning Sales Strategies

    Jean will be sharing her winning strategies for attracting new business and getting more from your existing customers.

    With the use of case studies and activities, Jeanâs aim is for you to leave the seminar with a few take-aways to implement within your own business to achieve the goals you have set yourself for 2018-2019.


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    - The importance of setting goals
    - Top 10 sales strategies businesses adopt
    - Art of negotiation
    - Identifying the right strategies for your business


    Jean Atkinson has been in sales and marketing for over two decades, working in both business and consumer markets within an international arena. Holding senior positions on a global level, Jean's wealth of experience has contributed to the growth of numerous SMEs and organisations over the years via her structured approach and ability to identify opportunities and deliver results.

    Jean's clients describe her as a no-nonsense, jargon-free individual who embeds herself within your company to get to know your market, your people and your proposition. All this is topped off with oodles of passion, fun and creativity.

    Jean seeks out opportunities, asks the questions others won't and works with you to achieve results via effective sales and marketing strategies, activities and measures.


    www.jeanatkinson.co.uk
    info@jeanatkinson.co.uk

  • September: Thursday 13th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Anne Williamson, Customer Love

    Topic - Are You A One Night Stand Business?

    What have you bought this past couple of weeks ... and how did you feel about the company you bought from? Were you elated or frustrated? If they were a date ... would you carry on dating them or were you left feeling like a one night stand?

    Going through the 3 stages of the Customer Love Journey will help you grow your business whilst saving you money and time that you may spend looking for new customers. You will leave this seminar with ideas and actions to take your business to another level.

    This interactive seminar will be full of fun with real life stories (business stories â the dating is a whole other seminar!).

    You will look at your business as if you were dating your customer ... right from being in the bar and catching sight of them from across the room through to going on dates and ... more dates.

    With 25+ years experience in marketing, my focus is always on the customer. My last âjobâ was as the marketing manager in a mail order business where I ran the marketing, design and web teams taking the business from less than a million to Â4.8 million turnover (selling Â1 products).

    I am no holds barred, plain speaking and great fun to work with. I have worked across a variety of business including funeral businesses, professional services, engineers and estate agents. I have a real love for great customer service and work with businesses who want to be the stand out business in their field.


    Do join me on LinkedIn to view my #datingtips for business short videos
    www.linkedin.com/in/annewilliamsoncustomerlove

    www.customerlove.me
    Email anne@customerlove.me
    Phone 07966 190743



  • October: Thursday 11th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • 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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  • January: Thursday 17th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • February: Thursday 14th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 PM

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  • June: Thursday 13th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • July: Thursday 11th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • August: Thursday 8th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • Chester
  • August: Thursday 9th, The DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Noon - 2.00pm

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - John Loney and Daniel Matthewman of Knights PLC

    Topic - The 6 Pâs of Property Development-Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Property

    This months seminar is all about property - residential and Commercial.

    Come and learn about Permitted Development Rights and how the right knowledge and advice can enable developments to be maximised both in terms of use and value.

    Learn some useful tips for your own developments or for your clients and get an insight into how the planning process can be used to assist projects rather than restrict them.

    About The presenters

    John Loney- Partner in the Real Estate Team at Knights plc with over 10 yearsâ experience in the Commercial and Residential property sectors

    Daniel Matthewman- a chartered Town and Country planner and Senior Associate in the planning team at Knights plc. With over 10 years of experience advising on planning matters, with an emphasis on contentious green belt proposals and developments in protected areas, housing schemes, waste and energy projects, large-scale agricultural and industrial initiatives and planning enforcement matters


    You will learn a lot so why not come and join us?

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

    Time - 10am registration for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Rupert Harvey of Redmayne Bentley

    Topic - Successful Long Term Investing

     

  • November: Thursday 15th, TBC

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    Presenter - Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden

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  • December: Thursday 13th, The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm

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  • Exeter
  • August: Wednesday 15th, Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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

    Presenter - WBW Solicitors - Corporate Team

    Topic - 'Protecting Your Business â The Legal Doâs and Donâts'

    This month's seminar, entitled 'Protecting Your Business - The Legal Dos and Don'ts, is being delivered by the Corporate Team at WBW Solicitors.

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

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

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

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  • December: Wednesday 5th, Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • Lincoln
  • August: Thursday 16th, The Lincoln Hotel

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  • London Central
  • August: Thursday 16th, Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

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

    Presenter - Carola Becker - Life Is Good Nutrition and Graham Roberts - WPA

    Topic - How To Make Sure Youâre Healthy And Stay Healthy

    For this month's seminar Members Carola Becker and Graham Roberts have teamed up to support your most important asset:your health!

    Carola will talk about what she calls Strategic Eating. Foods in combination with lifestyle changes have a big impact on your well-being and besides making you feel great they can certainly prevent many of the well-known health issues! She will focus on stress: Everybody gets stressed sometimes but our food and lifestyle choices can make a big difference to the way we can deal with stress. And timing is crucial - you will learn about the best way to introduce strategic eating and thinking into your personal and professional environment which can help you increase your stress resilience and recover quicker from stressful situations.

    Graham will inform you about the challenges the NHS is facing and the impact those challenges will have on your future health. He will show alternatives, recent technological evolution in treatment and cost-effective ways to support your well-being.

  • September: Thursday 13th, Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12 Noon - 2.00 p

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  • October: Thursday 11th, Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross 12 Noon - 2.00 p

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  • 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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  • Manchester
  • August: Thursday 30th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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

    Presenter - Paul Winterbottom

    Topic - How To Exit Your Business On Your Terms

    Every business is ultimately either Sold or Liquidated! This seminar will provide business owners with practical advice on how to maximise the value of their business and increase its 'saleability'. And its never too early to start the process of planning your exit!

    Paul Winterbottom is Owner of his business, The Alternative Board (TAB) in Manchester, and has been a member of the Business Network since 2014.He has been TAB's Facilitator of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    Paul helps the Owners of Small and Medium sized businesses achieve their Business and Personal goals through monthly Peer Boards.

    Please use the link below to book for both the seminar and your lunch.


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

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  • 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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  • Peterborough
  • July: Thursday 26th, The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Ady Slack from Clarian Health & Safety Training

    Topic - It Only Takes 2 Minutes To Save A Life, Could You Do It?

    Synopsis:

    Having the knowledge to use a defibrillator and perform CPR could literally mean the difference between life & death. Would you feel confident enough to make a real difference if the need arose? This seminar will help to give you some of the skills needed. You'll be informed and shown how CPR works with an automated external defibrillator (AED) by an expert.

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    * Information about the cost of saving a life â prices and types of AED.
    * What is an AED & how does it work?
    * Your safety when its in use
    * Operational uses and how it functions
    * Demonstration on Basic adult CPR
    * Putting it all together to save a life in under two minutes.
    * Practical application for those who want to operate the AED & CPR.
    * Questions & Answers

    About The Presenter:

    Ady Slack was a volunteer first responder for 7 years within his community working with the NHS. Ady also has over 30 years experience as an operational incident commander and training & fire protection officer within the Fire Rescue Service.

    More recently Ady set up Clarian Health & Safety Training and trains people at all levels of first aid as well as Health & safety in the workplace.

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

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  • 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
  • July: Wednesday 25th, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden

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

    Presenter - Paul Parrish + Paula Craig MBE

    Topic - Do we know our limits? What might we be capable of?

    ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

    Paula Craig MBE is a retired Senior Detective Inspector in the Met, having worked in the Flying Squad, Homicide and Serious Crimes and Counter- terrorism units. She is also a world class athlete. In 2001, whilst training for the triathlon world championships she was hit by a car and paralysed. 11 months after discharge she became the first (and only) person to both run the London Marathon and push the event. She was to finish second on two occasions behind Tanny Gray Thompson and continued to compete at the highest levels as a wheelchair athlete.

    Paul Parrish, Director of Fundraising and Marketing for spinal injury charity, Aspire, is also an endurance athlete. He has completed a variety of long distance events and has raised over Â60,000 for his charity. In 2014 he became only the 20th and oldest person to complete the "Worldâs Hardest Triathlon", the Arch to Arc; an 87 mile run from Marble Arch to Dover, a solo swim of the Channel and a 182 mile bike ride to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. He later appeared in the BBC's Ultimate Hell Week, where he persevered to the penultimate episode of the series, proving that age need no barrier to physical achievement.


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    This is a story of two very different people facing very different challenges finding their lives converging through a charity. Paula and Paul will tell their personal stories. Whilst not a traditional business presentation this seminar will inspire and help you "right size" the day to day challenges that you face in your personal and professional lives. They will challenge your perception of what is âpossibleâ and how with a simple change in mental attitude and the way that you approach a problem, you can achieve more than you would ever imagine possible.

  • August: Wednesday 15th, De Vere Theobalds Estate, Cheshunt

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

    Presenter - Trevor Gee (Patient Health)+ Carolyn Richardson (RHG Insurance Brokers)

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  • September: Wednesday 5th, Beales Hotel, Hatfield

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

    Presenter - Dexter Moscow - Audience Dynamics

    Topic - Maximising the Networking Opportunity

     

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

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

    Presenter - David Ventura - V7 Consultancy

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  • November: Wednesday 7th, Beales Hotel, Hatfield

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    Presenter - Charlie Ryan - CMR Recruitment

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  • South Humberside
  • August: Wednesday 15th, Ashbourne Hotel, Immingham - Main Event 12:00 star

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  • September: Wednesday 12th, Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby

    Time - 10am Registration, 10:30am start

    Presenter - Paul Mounce,

    Topic - Inheritance Tax and POA

    Changes in inheritance tax and about powers of attorney for both domestic and business protection

  • 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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  • South Manchester
  • August: Thursday 9th, Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.00am for a prompt 11.15am start

    Presenter - Chris Moran from JCM Business Solutions

    Topic - Be Radical: Work Less!

    Synopsis:

    At the end of last year, we posed the question,"Why can't we work 4 days a week and still grow the company?"

    With all the latest business innovations and software available to SMEs, is this possible? It's been an interesting journey which has revealed some curious facts about the business! Join Chris Moran as he take us through the thought processes and changes that needed to be made, and if JCM have actually managed it.

    The project has presented challenges, successes and failures and has helped redefine some of the core values of the business.

    Where we lead others follow! As I write this, I note that Amazon have started a project to see if they can work a 4 day week at one of their US centres!

    About The Presenter:

    Chris Moran is Managing Director of JCM Business Solutions, a Zoho Elite partner, specialising in Cloud Based CRM and business solutions.

    Chris started life as an Accountant and was FD of a couple of large manufacturing clients, before moving into the Service and Leisure sector. After overseeing the conversion of Sale Rugby Club into Sale Sharks, he moved into software implementations for the Financial Sector, eventually becoming European Sales Director for a major Software Provider.

    Those of you who have lunched with Chris will know that his passion is really for cycling, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering and that he his currently walking his way around the Welsh 2000 mountains.

  • September: Thursday 6th, Alderley Edge Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 16th August

Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Bolton and Bury Business Network

Tuesday 18th September

The Last Drop, Bolton 11:45 - 14:00

Brighton Business Network

Wednesday 15th August

Malmaison, Brighton

Chester Business Network

Thursday 9th August

The DoubleTree by Hilton 12 Noon - 2.00pm

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 15th August

Exeter Racecourse 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Lincoln Business Network

Thursday 16th August

The Lincoln Hotel

London Central Business Network

Thursday 16th August

Grand Connaught Rooms - West End 12.00 - 14.00

Manchester Business Network

Thursday 30th August

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 26th July

The Haycock Hotel, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Thursday 9th August

Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 25th July

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 9th August

Manchester Airport Marriott, 12.00 noon - 2.00pm

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 15th August

Ashbourne Hotel, Immingham - Main Event 12:00 star