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The seminars form an important part of our events. They provide the ideal opportunity for you to learn about current business trends, as well as refresh the knowledge and techniques that, even with the best will in the world, can get forgotten with time.

Take a look below at the upcoming seminar topics in an area near you.

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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.
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North West

Chester

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Seminar: Networking skills for the
Presenter - Tracy Griffiths

So which of these happen to you when you think of attending a business networking event ?


  • It?s not for me ? ?I?m not a natural business networker?
  • I?ve tried business networking but it was a disaster ? never again
  • I do it but I hate it - sweaty palms, butterflies in the stomach.
  • I can?t do business networking so I don?t even think about it!
  • Business networking skills? You either can do it or you can?t?!
  • I do it but maybe there are things I can do better to get better results ? but not sure what?

So how would it be if through the course of an hour you could take away critical business networking skills that are practical, methodical, grounded in helping you be you, and best of all, bring a sense of calm and peace and control to your business networking?


Tracy Griffiths, Host at this long established network will share her insights about online business networking with attendees.


Tracy has clocked up over 11 years of hosting face to face events and made networking work online also ? so she knows what works. At this online seminar you will get access to her short cut, fool proof accessible tips to drastically improve your online business networking success rate.


At this seminar Tracy will share her tips to answer;


  • How to craft an elevator pitch that invites questions and curiosity ? rather than the blank stare of doom
  • How to make a positive impact when attending business networking events.
  • How to develop a ?curious? mindset and ask great questions
  • How to build trust in your follow up
  • How to have a productive 121 meeting after the event
  • A handy checklist for every networking event!


So ? if you want to inject confidence, authenticity and positive results into your business networking ? this is the seminar and event for you!


February: Online Event
Wednesday 9th
11:50 - Sign In 12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - Join us from 10:00 for a 10.30 start
Join us for our monthly business networking event packed with innovation, energy and inspiration!
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North West

Manchester

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Seminar: It is easy to dismiss an employee with less than 2 years service isnt it?
Presenter - Lindsey Bell - Managing Director - Peach Law Limited

Lindsey Bell will be talking about the common pitfalls of a 'quick' dismissal for those employees with under 2 years' service and the potential cost implications for the business.

February: Online Event
Wednesday 16th
11:50 - Sign In 12:00 Start - 13:30 End
Seminar start time - 12.10 - 12.30
An online business networking event connecting business owners and directors from across the Manchester, London and Exeter business communities.
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North West

South Manchester

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Seminar: From event venue to Nightingale Centre
Presenter - Shaun Hinds

A look back over 3 weeks between March and April 2020 where we converted the Manchester Central Convention Centre into a Nightingale Hospital. We?ll also look back at some of other chapters in the history of the Manchester Central starting with its original role as a railway terminal. We?ll also look to the future and touch on the reasons why Manchester needs to host world class events if it?s to meet its ambition of a leading global city

We will reflect on the history of the venue and use more recent PowerPoint slides and video to chart the construction of the nightingale hospital. We will spend some time on how the venue has changed over the years whilst remaining true to its central purpose, no pun intended!

Shaun is Chief Executive of Manchester Central and in addition to running the business day to day, works as part of the Manchester family to attract leading events into the city. In addition he is a board member with two industry associations as well as other local venue of historical interest, Victoria baths. 

Originally from Newmarket in Suffolk, he moved to the North West initially for a role with another Manchester Institution, The Co-op. Prior to taking the helm of Manchester Central, He spent 4 years with Bridge Street Global Hospitality overseeing their portfolio of hotels and serviced apartments in EMEA and APAC.






February: Live Event
Thursday 3rd
00:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - How to build a Hospital in a fortnight and other stories
The Pinewood On Wilmslow
A relaxed networking group for senior business people based in the North West to generate quality business locally, nationally and internationally.
Venue web site
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Midlands

Birmingham

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Seminar: Could Your Business End Up In Tribunal?
Presenter - Sarah Hudson from Clover HR
Is your HR Documentation in order? This months seminar looks at the importance of HR documentation and how not having the correct documentation can lead to an Employment Tribunal claim. The correct HR documentation is an essential part of the employment relationship. It ensures both parties are aware of their rights and responsibilities and can be referred to when there is conflict. Is your business keeping the correct information on employees? Are you providing the correct documents to employees? Are you aware and complying with your obligations under GDPR? Just a number of the questions that will be explored within the seminar.
February: Live Event
Thursday 10th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 11.00
Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, B5 7QU
Proactive networking lunch for senior business decision makers
Venue web site
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Midlands

Peterborough

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Seminar: The Power Of Print - Ignore At Your Peril..!!
Presenter - Bill Marshall from Printmarshall
We live in a digital age, but this certainly doesn't mean print is "old fashioned" or no longer needed. In fact print can set you apart from the crowd and give you an edge over your competitors. Our seminar this month explains why print should always be part of your marketing mix, and how to maximise your return on investment by using it effectively..
February: Live Event
Thursday 24th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 11:00
Orton Hall Hotel
Proactive networking lunch for senior business decision makers
Venue web site
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South East

London

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Seminar: Competitive Positioning and the Importance of Different and Better
Presenter - Sara Marshall - Managing Director - The Strategy Place
Competitive positioning is the space you (or your products or services) occupy in the mind of your chosen audience groups. It is a short-cut to your promise and serves to act as the basis of why customers will choose you - or not.

Understanding your positioning is vital if you are to maximise your opportunities and accelerate business growth.

The presentation will cover what competitive positioning is, how you get to an accurate definition of positioning and how you can use this powerful tool in practical ways to get more customers and keep the ones you have got.

February: Live Event
Thursday 10th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
London Marriott - Marble Arch
A lunchtime business networking event for business owners and directors - 2-course lunch with coffee and pre-event refreshments.
Venue web site
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South East

South Herts

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February: Online Event
Wednesday 16th
11:50 - Sign In 11:00 Start - 13:30 End
Seminar start time - 12.10 - 12.30
An online business networking event connecting business owners and directors from across the Manchester, London and Exeter business communities.
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South West

Exeter

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Seminar: Authentic Communication Toolkit (ACT) Workshop
Presenter - Vanessa Cobb - Commercial Writer and Creative Director - Words Your Own Ltd
How to Compile Your Authentic Communication Toolkit for Building Business Relationships

The global pandemic delivered a revolution of change across every business sector, with 45% of UK small businesses pivoting in response.*

In a world of unprecedented change, how can we continue to build trust, deliver value and demonstrate reliability across our network?

The answer lies in authentic communication and transparent accountability. It has never been more important to build open and honest business relationships as we strive to re-grow and build back from our shared experience.

In this lively, interactive seminar, participants will follow steps towards compiling their own personalised kit of communication tools, each serving a unique role for building business relationships, to support their newly emerging business marketing and networking goals.

The A.C.T. toolkit will include:
  • Optimising your professional profile online.
  • Gaining greater knowledge and understanding of others? needs.
  • Expressing challenge and disappointment in a constructive way.
  • Recognising and employing virtual and live resources for networking.
  • Preparing case studies to amplify your build-back offer.
In 2020, Vanessa Cobb repositioned her business away from leadership training and coaching to focus on creative and commercial writing services, and Words Your Own was born. She believes it was the best move she ever made, one which would not have been possible without the continued support of The Business Network.
Join us to explore how to capture the power of your own words in meeting your evolving business goals in 2022.

*As early as 6 months after the first lockdown, a survey by Goldman Sachs revealed that 45% of small business owners identified the need to pivot their business offer in some way. This involved adopting new technology, expanding existing product lines, launching completely new products and services or creating entirely new business models.
February: Live Event
Wednesday 9th
12:00 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start time - 10.00 registration and refreshments - 10.30 start
Sandy Park
A lunchtime business networking event for business owners and directors - 2-course lunch with coffee and all pre-event refreshments.
Venue web site
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North East

South Humberside

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