August 9, 2017

The Business Network Brighton – Our Latest Area To Launch

Wednesday 11th October saw the launch of the latest Business Network Group – The Business Network Brighton.

The event took place at the Hotel du Vin – Brighton and included a morning seminar from networking guru, Will Kintish on ‘How To Become A Confident And Effective Networker’.

If you would like to be involve in the new group, or have colleagues or contacts on the South Coast who you feel would like to take part please contact me via


June 16, 2017

Networking On The Move

August 17th 2017 see the latest ‘Networking on the Move’ trip, this time from Manchester to London.

Using a Private First Class Carriage with Virgin Trains, members from Business Network groups in the North West will have the opportunity to link with London Central members. This is the forth such trip that has been orgainsed to help strengthen ties across groups.

Contact me via for more information.

You can see how the last trip went here.


July 24, 2016

The Latest Initiative From The Business Network

I am excited to announce that September 28th 2016 at The Lowry Hotel saw the launch of out latest initiative; a Personal Development Programme for 18-28-year-old young professionals.

Predominantly focusing on the ‘softer skills’, and with the seminar topics being delivered by industry experts, the rolling programme will be made up of 6 bi-monthly events, each consisting of a morning seminar, an informal Networking Lunch and an afternoon seminar. Topics to be covered include Leadership Skills, Speaking and Presentation Skills, Communication and Networking Skills, Resilience, Time Management and Personality Profiling.

The first event took place at The Lowry Hotel and included a Leadership seminar by keynote speaker and author Ben Morton from TwentyOne Leadership and a Networking Skills seminar by Founder of Strategic Communication Ltd, author Simone Andersen.

For details of all the topics to be covered please go to The Business Network Young Professionals website.

February 10, 2016

Back To Where It All Started

It was nearly 23 years ago when I first experienced a Business Network event – in fact the very first event held in the UK. It took place in Exeter, and today I returned to take over the hosting of the group – a group that still contains founder members from that launch event.

Sean Humby has been successfully running The Business Network Exeter for the last 8 years and over that time he has established a wonderful group of business people who really understand the true collaborative nature of Networking. When Sean mentioned that he felt it was time for him to move on it seemed to me the ideal opportunity to return to where it all started, and now I am delighted, and humbled, to have the opportunity to work with such a vibrant group.

Many thanks Sean for a great job well done – and all good wishes moving forward. 

Event dates until December 2016 should any Members from London or Manchester wish to come down to visit.

August 28, 2015

Latest Business Network Just Launched in Birmingham

Thursday 12th November saw the launch of our latest group, The Business Network Birmingham at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, with Will Kintish providing the morning seminar on ‘How to be a Confident Networker’. If you would like to access the Birmingham business community you can book your place here.

May 1, 2015

‘Network on the Move’ – The Return Journey with Virgin Trains

On Thursday 27th August 2015 members of The Business Network London Central group will have the opportunity to travel to Manchester, in a private first class carriage with Virgin Trains, to meet members of the long established Business Network Manchester.

The event marks the ‘return journey’ of one made in 2013 when a Manchester group travelled to the newly established London network. Helen Bennett, Owner and Director of The Business Network said, “the first trip was such a success, and now the London group has grown to over 100 members, it seemed a great opportunity to run the return journey”.

“The idea of ‘Networking on the Move’ has always appealed to me”, said Helen, “and we are in a unique position whereby we can broker introductions between the two business communities”.

As well as the private first class carriage on Virgin Trains, executive transfers will be provided in Manchester by Professional Chauffeur Services (PCS), who will take the London group on to the Networking Event at The Lowry Hotel.

January 12, 2015

Peterborough Launch Set For March 2015

The Business Network Peterborough will launch on Wednesday 4th March at the Holiday Inn Peterborough West. Will Kintish will be delivering the morning seminar and if you would like to attend or have contacts in the area who you feel would be interested in taking part please visit our local Peterborough website.

August 24, 2014


We are getting an increasing number of enquiries from companies in locations where we currently do not have a Business Network operating. With our long established format being supported by a unique integrated web-based Contact and Event Management System, growth is now dependent on finding new hosts who share a passion for people, have a commercial awareness and a strong desire to support a local business community, whilst still developing a substantial second income. If you think you know someone who would like to learn more about running a group please ask them to contact me.

July 17, 2014

The Value of One-2-Ones

The opportunity to meet a group of knowledgeable, senior decision-makers face-to-face in a busines focused environment is a powerful and valuable resource; arranging one-to-one meetings with some of those you meet is ‘a must’, however, if you really wish to explore the all the opportunities that may exist, and go on to establish long term and meaningful business relationships.

May 16, 2014

Rob Wingrove from Rugby Travel and Hospitality