Seminar Information

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  • Birmingham
  • April: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - Nicola Pease from Ignite Coaching & Consulting Ltd

    Topic - The Future of Work

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After
    the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    The way we work has changed forever. And with 79% of people saying they want to continue working from home at least part of the time, companies need to adapt and evolve for the longer-term. So what is the future of work? And how can we prepare ourselves for it?


    Content:

    • Why the 9-5 is dead and why we shouldn't revive it!
    • How to strike the balance between what your company needs and what your people want
    • How to lead a flexible workforce effectively

    About The Presenter:

    Nicola is a Flexible Working Consultant at Ignite, helping organisations to make flex work for their business and their people.


    A global Head of HR, she has changed cultures, led organisational transformation and helped to create engaging places to work.  


    Based on her experience and #flexworks research she has developed The Flex Framework which enables you to know exactly what, when and how you can make the changes you need to implement your flexible working strategy.


    Her pragmatic approach will help to find the right solution for your business because one size doesn't fit all when it comes to flexibility.

  • May: Thursday 13th, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After
    the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • May: Thursday 20th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - Kristian Downer from DowSocial

    Topic - Get Your Post Apocalypse Social Media Plan

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially
    distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed
    to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an
    excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a
    proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange
    networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our
    attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for
    an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our
    designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch
    Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.



    Seminar Synopsis:

    Social media has changed rapidly and grown
    even greater in popularity and priority for businesses during 2020.
     This is likely to continue as we head into an equally uncertain new
    year.  Learn the social media strategies that will help you grow
    whatever happens in 2021.


    Content:

    The seminar will cover:



    • Which social media activities to focus on

    • What has changed and what you need to do to adapt

    • How to get maximum impact from your time on social media

    • How to generate sustainable leads using social media


    About The Presenter:

    Kristian started DowSocial as a blend of
    his knowledge base, strategic outlook and corporate experience.
    Although he manages several clients marketing the focus on his work is
    guiding companies large and small through the marketing jungle and
    giving them the training to survive.

  • June: Thursday 10th, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute
    business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below).
    After
    the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an
    introduction by
    Business
    Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • June: Thursday 17th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially
    distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed
    to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an
    excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a
    proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange
    networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our
    attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for
    an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our
    designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch
    Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • July: Thursday 15th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

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  • July: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute
    business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below).
    After
    the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an
    introduction by
    Business
    Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • August: Thursday 12th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially
    distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed
    to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an
    excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a
    proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange
    networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our
    attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for
    an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our
    designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch
    Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • September: Thursday 2nd, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially
    distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed
    to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an
    excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a
    proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange
    networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our
    attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for
    an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our
    designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch
    Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • October: Thursday 14th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially
    distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed
    to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an
    excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a
    proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange
    networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our
    attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for
    an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our
    designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch
    Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • Chester
  • April: Thursday 22nd, Online Networking Event

    Time - 10.15 am log on for a 10.30 start - til 11.30am

    Presenter - Julia Worthington of Amber Consulting

    Topic - Strategic partnerships and how to create a win-win!

    STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ? HOW TO CREATE A WIN-WIN FOR ALL PARTIES.


    Whether you work in B2B, B2C or 3rd sector, forming strategic partnerships are critical to success when developing your Business or Charity funding streams.


    Regardless of our size or scale, there are local small charities and 3rd sector organisations that will always benefit from business insight and support. But strategic partnerships are not one way. We know from our own experience in supporting our member charities that when we do so we get real benefits; connection, collaboration, idea sharing, exercise, fresh air, and of course knowing we are helping many local real families that really need the support of that charity or community group.


    In this educational seminar you will learn creative and innovative ?Win-Win? ways to create good, find that perfect partner aligned to your ethos, and create boundless opportunities.


    Book A Call to learn more


    Strategic partnerships ? learn from experience


    • Who did Coca Cola work with to help them reduce their use of natural resources?
    • How did Network Rail tackle the challenging issue of suicide on the Railways?
    • Who did Boo Hoo work with to sell more T-shirts in lockdown?

    The answer to all these questions?


    They are strategic partnerships between a profit-making business and a not-for-profit  organisation. Can you guess the charity partners?


    To find out the answers and what they did then you need to come and join us at the event!


    Book A Call to learn more


    Strategic partnerships ? how do I make a choice?


    Business/charity partnerships are not soft, fluffy, nice to have alliances, they make sound business sense to both parties and you don?t need to be a multi-national to benefit.


    They can help with staff retention, resource usage, suicide prevention, employee volunteering, skills improvement, diversity, and inclusion!


    And that is just what it does for the business.


    In this seminar Julia will help you think about what are your strategic challenges are, and which UK based charity could help you overcome them?


    So come and join Julia Worthington of Amber Consulting for Fundraisers, as she helps you discover how having a well planned and strategic charity partnerships can increase profit, increase staff motivation and bring you new customers too.




    Book A Call to learn more


    Strategic partnerships ? there is a partner for everyone


    You may not be the partner for Coca Cola, or Network Rail ? but from School PTA?s to local community groups, to local Hospices there will be a willing group of people doing great good in their communities where Strategic partnerships can be created.

  • May: Thursday 13th, Online Networking Event

    Time - 10:15 for 10.30 start

    Presenter - Mark Byers of OG Kitchens

    Topic - Can a Values based Business succeed?

    VALUES AND BUSINESS?


    When you think of your business and your values are you:


    • Frustrated your clients seem only focussed on price?
    • Worried your drifting along and not driving your Business forward?
    • Anxious that your Business does not live your values and passions?
    • Ready to pivot to your Passion, but scared you may alienate clients?

    Then why not take an hour to listen and learn from Mark Byers, MD of OG Kitchens?


    Book A Call


    Our speaker ? puts his Values at the heart of his Business.


    Mark has ?pivoted? from creating a successful digital marketing agency to leading OG Kitchens to be The true ?Eco? kitchen creator driven by his values.


    When you join us at our May 12th business networking educational seminar, you will learn how the evolutionary path of OG Kitchens came to be and help apply those learnings to your business.


    Backdrop


    This journey for OG Kitchens has not been easy ? surviving the sudden departure of a business partner, a global pandemic, the impending and actual impact of BREXIT to name just a few of the challenges Mark has faced.


    By staying true to his principles and knowing the digital to destination route was critical to success, learn how Marks ?bumps? in the road combined with steadfast vision and ability to seize opportunities have created many points of learning.


    Taking the company on its journey to being truly ?Eco? has lead Mark to create strategic partnerships with people across the world.


    Book A Call


    Mark will share his insights and in doing so will discuss the importance of


    • Using your values to create conditions for people to buy.
    • Accepting not everyone can be your customer.
    • Adaptability ? and how it is critical to growth.
    • Curiosity ? and how it can lead to unique opportunities.
    • Supplier relationships VS strategic partnerships aligned to values.
    • Robust processes to support the customer journey.
    • Enhancing health through our home environment.

    From this educational business networking seminar you will learn its OK to have a laser like focus on who you serve, how you serve them and weave your beliefs and values into what you stand for  in your Business.


    To join us schedule a call with Tracy and see how we can help you grow your network, raise your profile and get support towards your business values and goals.


    Book A Call

  • June: Thursday 10th, Online Networking Event

    Time - 10:15

    Presenter - Lisa Carew of NMS Recruit

    Topic - Recruiting and retaining in 2021

    Lisa Carew will lead a seminar on helping you understand the power of having a robust values based route to recruitment.


    Lisa will share 7 critical tips to help you improve your recruitment process and cover the importance of


    • Why is it so important to recruit the right people for your company?
    • Understanding company?s and candidates? needs   
    • Spread the news
    • The importance of complete, correct and specific information
    • Plan and structure your job interviews
    • How to Conduct tests and assessments
    • How to properly communicate with applicants
    • Value your time and the applicants' time

    Join us at this seminar and improve your recruitment process and success rate for bringing the best people on board to your company. 


    To book lets chat first - book a call with Tracy to see how we can help!


    BOOK a call


  • July: Thursday 8th, TBC

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  • Exeter
  • April: Wednesday 28th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Hazel Sanders - Stephens Scown Solicitors LLP

    Topic - Working Life Post Covid ? Making Permanent Changes

    What have we learnt from the pandemic? In terms of new ways of
    working and what can work bucket loads but if you want to make changes
    permanent you are likely going to need to change the terms of your
    employees? contract. Changing contractual terms does not necessarily
    have to be a painful process but it is important that it is done right
    to avoid legal risk.  


    The presentation will focus on:



    • the pros/cons of new ways of working ? productivity and monitoring;

    • how to get employees engaged with the changes; and

    • what you need to do to change an employee?s contractual terms.

  • May: Thursday 20th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Julie Grahan - Managing Director - Distinction Consulting

    Topic - How to Get Your Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business

     

  • June: Wednesday 23rd, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Bernadette Willems - Greater Manchester Mediation

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  • London Central
  • April: Wednesday 28th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Hazel Sanders - Stephens Scown Solicitors LLP

    Topic - Working Life Post Covid ? Making Permanent Changes

    What have we learnt from the pandemic? In terms of new ways of
    working and what can work bucket loads but if you want to make changes
    permanent you are likely going to need to change the terms of your
    employees? contract. Changing contractual terms does not necessarily
    have to be a painful process but it is important that it is done right
    to avoid legal risk.  


    The presentation will focus on:



    • the pros/cons of new ways of working ? productivity and monitoring;

    • how to get employees engaged with the changes; and

    • what you need to do to change an employee?s contractual terms.

  • May: Thursday 20th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Julie Grahan - Managing Director - Distinction Consulting

    Topic - How to Get Your Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business

     

  • June: Wednesday 23rd, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Bernadette Willems - Greater Manchester Mediation

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  • Manchester
  • April: Wednesday 28th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Hazel Sanders - Stephens Scown Solicitors LLP

    Topic - Working Life Post Covid ? Making Permanent Changes

    What have we learnt from the pandemic? In terms of new ways of working and what can work bucket loads but if you want to make changes permanent you are likely going to need to change the terms of your employees? contract. Changing contractual terms does not necessarily have to be a painful process but it is important that it is done right to avoid legal risk.  


    The presentation will focus on:



    • the pros/cons of new ways of working ? productivity and monitoring;

    • how to get employees engaged with the changes; and

    • what you need to do to change an employee?s contractual terms.

  • May: Thursday 20th, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

    Time - 12.10 - 12.30

    Presenter - Julie Grahan - Managing Director - Distinction Consulting

    Topic - How to Get Your Customers to Fall in Love with Your Business

     

  • June: Wednesday 23rd, Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

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    Presenter - Bernadette Willems - Greater Manchester Mediation

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  • Peterborough
  • April: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • May: Thursday 13th, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • May: Thursday 27th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - Kristian Downer from DowSocial

    Topic - Get Your Post Apocalypse Social Media Plan

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Social media has changed rapidly and grown even greater in popularity and priority for businesses during 2020.  This is likely to continue as we head into an equally uncertain new year.  Learn the social media strategies that will help you grow whatever happens in 2021.

    Content:

    The seminar will cover:



    • Which social media activities to focus on

    • What has changed and what you need to do to adapt

    • How to get maximum impact from your time on social media

    • How to generate sustainable leads using social media


    About The Presenter:

    Kristian started DowSocial as a blend of his knowledge base, strategic outlook and corporate experience. Although he manages several clients marketing the focus on his work is guiding companies large and small through the marketing jungle and giving them the training to survive.

  • June: Thursday 10th, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • June: Thursday 24th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst
    providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business
    contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to
    pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch
    via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

  • July: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Time - Registration 1.15pm for a prompt 1.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees
    will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking
    confirmation to access
    the event on the day. The event will begin at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start
    with an optional 30 minute business seminar (see details below). After
    the seminar and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by
    Business
    Network Peterborough host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to
    their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table
    conversation. As always the
    "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by
    our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of
    pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the
    meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain
    open for networking.


    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • July: Thursday 29th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst
    providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business
    contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to
    pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch
    via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

  • August: Thursday 26th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst
    providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business
    contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to
    pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch
    via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

  • September: Thursday 16th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst
    providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business
    contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to
    pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch
    via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

  • October: Thursday 28th, Holiday Inn Peterborough West, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst
    providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business
    contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to
    pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch
    via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start
    with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details
    below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially
    distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table
    introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

  • South Herts
  • May: Wednesday 12th, Online

    Time - 11.00am

    Presenter - Emma Ellis - Amber Mountain Marketing

    Topic - Building a Marketing Strategy for your Business

    CONTENT


    In this session Emma will talk through the importance of marketing strategy in business and give examples of several different strategies that can help any business to increase awareness and build their customer base.  


    ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    With over 15 years experience in the digital arena, award-winning Chartered Marketer Emma Ellis has a proven track record for transforming businesses through high-performing content and creative online campaigns.

    Emma is passionate about helping SMEs overcome their digital challenges, reach their business goals and achieve online marketing success.

    Since 2018, Amber Mountain Marketing has helped both new and established Herts businesses to achieve digital marketing success. Amber Mountain Marketing prides itself on building genuine, long-lasting relationships with their clients and have a proven track record for increasing profits and accelerating business growth.

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  • May: Wednesday 5th, Online via Microsoft Teams - 12:30 until 14:00

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  • South Manchester
  • May: Thursday 20th, Mottram Hall

    Time - 10.30am

    Presenter - Chris Booth

    Topic - The Street Smart MBA

    The Street Smart MBA - mastering business acumen without going to school


    The Street Smart MBA by Ian Fishwick is a book crammed full of practical tips which Ian has used in his very successful business career and has put together into a very readable book.


    The sub-title is mastering business acumen without going to school!


    Ian Fishwick is a 3x winner of UK CEO of the year and reported increased profits for 29 consecutive years between 1990 and 2018 despite a number of recessions and periods of economic uncertainty. As we hopefully enter the post Covid-19 world there has never been a better time to go back to business fundamentals and to rebuild our economy and our business communities.


    With 13 chapters and over 100 individual stories / lessons there are far too many tips to be covered in a single McKellens Masterclass session. But we will look at several of the things which Ian used. At the end of every story Ian has a succinct point which he prefaces with?my message is simple....


    In this session we will look at:



    • Cash is King - the very first chapter of Ian?s book

    • Selling profitably

    • Operational advice

    • Product development

    • Accounting and finance

  • June: Thursday 10th, The Pinewood On Wilmslow

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  • July: Thursday 1st, Cottons Hotel

    Time - 10.30am

    Presenter - Sonya O'Sullivan

    Topic - The Best of Both Worlds ? Presenting Tips Online and Face to Face

    We have all had to learn ? and fast! ? how to showcase our business and its benefits to potential clients by speaking online as well as face to face.  Some of us are now more comfortable speaking virtually, we feel safe in our own environments, whereas others can?t wait to return to the energy and vibe of the networking room.  How do you make the ?Best of Both Worlds??

    • You get back what you give out ? how to be the ?perfect guest? ?  Zettiquette (online etiquette)
    • Exploring the differences between the two platforms ? and the barriers you may need to overcome?
    • Tips on visual aids and attention grabbers ? both online and F2F
    • Sharing Tools and Tips on how to hold your audience?s attention both online and F2F. 
    • Keeping it concise and confident ? Turn Up, Speak Up, Shut Up!

    Having been an associate of the Professional Speaker?s Assoc. for many years and with 20 years business skills training experience, Sonya uses her knowledge and experience to deliver empathetic and encouraging presentation/public speaking programmes and coaching sessions.    From people so terrified of presenting that they can?t catch their breath to more seasoned performers wanting to hone their skills, Sonya has helped literally hundreds of people to become more confident and competent at presenting and public speaking.

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 22nd April

Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

Chester Business Network

Thursday 22nd April

Online Networking Event

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 28th April

Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

London Central Business Network

Wednesday 28th April

Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

Manchester Business Network

Wednesday 28th April

Online Event-11.50 Sign In-12.00 Start-13.30 End

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 22nd April

Virtual Networking Event, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 12th May

Online

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 20th May

Mottram Hall

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 5th May

Online via Microsoft Teams - 12:30 until 14:00