What our members say

"It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend."

Stephen Singer, Infralogics Limited

Manchester Business Network Member

"It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend."

Stephen Singer, Infralogics Limited

Birmingham Business Network Member

"Having had the privilege of speaking at two of The Business Network events I only need one word to describe how they are organised, promoted and staged - BRILLIANT!"

Michael Heppell, Michael Heppell Ltd

Brighton Business Network Member

"I would highly recommend The Business Network to companies wishing to expand their client and supplier base. It represents the right blend of formal and informal networking. Karen is dynamic, professional and supportive. There is a real buzz in the room and her infectious enthusiasm makes each event special.I look forward to meeting people from a broad spectrum of organisations and learning something new at the pre-lunch seminars.We have made some excellent business contacts and some really good friends."

Ros Nuttall, Chapelfield PR

Central and East Lancashire Business Network Member

"The Business Network South Manchester has undoubtedly facilitated steady growth in my business during the last year whilst increasing the number of invaluable contacts within my networking circle and I'm confident this will continue through into 2012.Your meetings are always well structured, productive and uplifting - what more could you ask of networking?I would not hesitate to recommend The Business Network South Manchester to all my associates and wish you continued, and much deserved, success in the coming year."

Tracey Richley, WPA

South Manchester Business Network Member

"Joining The Business Network was one of the best moves I ever made. When Winning Tenders moved to Exeter in 2012, local business people recommended that going to The Business Network events would be a great way to get to know potential customers and suppliers.I duly went along to my first event soon afterwards - a complimentary seminar followed by a great networking session and then a very nice lunch - and found this format to be tremendously appealing so I joined up and have been a member ever since.Through The Business Network, I have found a number of trusted suppliers and some very good customers. Not only that but the complimentary morning seminars are a valuable source of information on business trends and ideas; we have also been able to present our own seminars.The Business Network just gets better and better; the organisers Helen and Russell certainly know how to put on good events and choose the right sort of venues. Importantly, Helen Bennett is extremely proactive in introducing members to those who may be able to help them. There's nothing better than a personal introduction and I'm grateful to Helen for putting me in touch with several members who have now become valuable customers of Winning Tenders; she also goes to the trouble of announcing successful contract wins that we have achieved for members where they are happy for her to do so.The Business Network meetings in Exeter are very well attended and always very enjoyable so, not content with those I have now also joined The Business Network London: as you might expect, they are well-attended too, and another source of really useful contacts and now customers.The Business Network is the one to join; it's events are worthwhile and a pleasure to attend. Informative seminars, great networking, nice lunches and good table companions - what's not to like?!'"

Ian Smith, Winning Tenders Ltd

Exeter Business Network Member

"If you've been going to networking events as long as I have you will have done them all. Ones where it's just you and a woman who does aromatherapy for cats and that one where half an hour in you start to wonder if you've accidentally joined some sort of cult. You know the one where people are deliberately breaking their own toilets just so they have got a referral to give to the plumber. Anyway 10 years ago we went to our first Business Network and we haven't bothered with anything else since. Above all its enjoyable and you meet great people. Out of that business relationships and even friendships grow. The culture is very much' how can I help' rather than 'what's in it for me'. So all the right ingredients are in place for you to grow your network of contacts and grow your business. And it works."

Ted Flanagan, Gosschalks Solicitors

London Central Business Network Member

"I�ve come across plenty of business networks in my years running professional football clubs and in consultancy; most are good, but this one is exceptional. The level of professional organisation and engagement of The Business Network makes me want to contribute my own experience and contacts. In turn, I expect to learn what's going on in the region and pick up new ways of doing things - supporting each other in this way benefits everyone."

Barrie Pierpoint, BP Management & Marketing Services

Peterborough Business Network Member

"What I would say? Do it! You do have to work it.. not just lunch once a month but 1 to 1's, being open to opportunities, and a givers mindset. If you want to grow your business - simply do it!"

Heather Hobden, Aircool Diesel Services Ltd

Chester Business Network Member

"As a Humber based business it’s important for Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd to network with likeminded business people to extend our network and build up our brand awareness. With this in Mind we joined the South Humber Business Network in 2010 (I think) and gave it 12 months to see if it was for us. We have been members ever since. The group has allowed us to fulfil our initial goal as our network has grown and people have started to recognise our brand. More importantly the we have now picked up new suppliers and clients who we use and rely on and pass their details on to others in our network as trusted connections. The meetings are a place where we can network in a comfortable business like environment with great business people from a diverse range of local/national business’s."

Simon Delaney, Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd.

South Humberside Business Network Member

"Joining the Business Network South Herts has been a revelation to me as my previous experiences of other Networking Groups was a real turn off.The Business Network format has a working lunch feel to it that allows even the least experienced networker to shine ... and enjoy"

Brian Light, Pharoscoach

South Herts Business Network Member

"Having had the privilege of speaking at two of The Business Network events I only need one word to describe how they are organised, promoted and staged - BRILLIANT!"

Michael Heppell, Michael Heppell Ltd

Lincoln Business Network Member

"Joining the Business Network in Bolton/Bury has increased our exposure to new potential customers in the North Manchester area, new relationships have been started and continue to develop giving us new opportunities to introduce our business to new clients across all markets."

Jonathan Robb, Lakeside Hotel

Bolton and Bury Business Network Member

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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