CONNECT. CONVERSE. COLLABORATE.

Some members have been
with us for over 20 years – what keeps them coming back?

Thoughtful event planning that tailors to the needs of every Member

If you are visiting this site for the first time, please take a few moments to read some of the kind comments provided by members. They offer an insight into why we have such loyal members throughout our Business Network groups.

A Host’s role goes beyond simply organising professional and efficient events. To be successful they need to act as ‘business connectors’ for their members, actively brokering links when the opportunities arise. To do this they need to research a member’s business and understand its position in the marketplace. Only then can the table plans of our live events, or the breakout room configurations of our online events, work most effectively.

So when you find yourself attending one of our business networking events you will appreciate that the group of business owners and directors you meet at your table, or in your breakout room, is not down to fate, but is the result of careful and considered planning on the part of your Business Network Host.

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The Benefits of Membership

The Business Network Host

A key benefit of membership is your dedicated Business Network Host, playing a connecting role by working to get you in front of the business owners and directors you want to meet, not only at events but also during the working periods in between.

Seminars

The seminars are an important part of our events. Drawn from the membership, the presenters offer topical and relevant seminars, allowing you to share expert insight to ensure your knowledge remains current. At our live events, the seminars also provide a further opportunity to network with a group of like-minded business professionals.

Making your expertise more visible

Membership offers opportunities to shed a spotlight on your expertise. You can choose to present a seminar yourself and you can also submit articles for publication on the news pages. Dependent on the level of membership you select, this can be done through your regional website, or the national and regional website together.

National Members Database

Membership allows a personalised entry on the National Members Database, making you and your business visible to the national membership.

Member Offers

Membership also allows you to promote offers. Dependent on the level of membership you select, this can be done through your regional website, or the national and a regional website together. These offers can be taken up by both members and non-members.

To find out more about membership, call Helen Bennett on
0161 823 1386 or email helen@business-network.co.uk

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What our
members and
visitors say...

I have been a member of the Business Network for four or five years, first in Manchester and then in Chester when that region was established. Having spent over 30 years in corporate life, the latter 20 at Board level, I was very uncomfortable with the whole concept of formal networking events. Thank heaven I joined Business Network!!! My 30 year corporate experience involved working for three multinational retailers, so I believe I am qualified to make international comparisons when commenting on the strengths of The Business Network. For brevity I'm going to bullet point the exceptional strengths of this world class brand. 1. Clarity of purpose. Some may call it a vision or a mission.... Doesn't matter. BN knows what it wants to achieve, is utterly consistent in its execution and therefore achieves its targets. 2. A single eye over the business. This is hugely important in a franchise business. Helen Bennett, the founder of BN in its current form, is a colossally impressive networker, and an infectiously inspiring facilitator and leader. Helen's integrity, astonishing work ethic/output and unbounded enthusiasm permeate the entire organisation and set the standard for every region. 3. Efficiency, reliability and member friendly admin systems. The business is designed to give its members the best possible service... And it unfailingly does. 4. Results orientated. The success of any brand is ultimately measured by the loyalty of its customers. I haven't done the research but I bet Helen has, and I'll wager that BN beats most comparable business networking agencies worldwide on member retention. Why? Because we, the members, love the process, love the people and develop lasting, constructive business connections as a result of regularly attending our local Business Network monthly lunches. "Simple" as the Meerkat says!
Francis Ball
Chesmait Ltd
This Network is as good as it gets. Hosted by the wonderful Helen Bennett it offers all kinds of businesses excellent network opportunities as well as support from Helen. The network lunches are always a positive experience and for me personally they have provided me with many new clients - and indeed friends.
Maggie Ford
Spring Rites Speaking Skills
A great group of people led by the highly motivational Tracy, ably supported by Hayley. All business leaders need motivation, guidance, the benefit of other local expertise to help them grow. This is exactly what the Chester business network offers.
Stephen Carroll
Investors In Marketing
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