May 16, 2014

The Rubgy World Cup at The Business Network

It was exciting to see the Webb Ellis Trophy on display at our London event at the Kingsway Hall Hotel this week and I am grateful to Business Network members Rugby, Travel and Hospitality, and particularly Rob Wingrove, for presenting their latest Hospitality research findings. Members were also grateful to have the opportunity to be photographed with the trophy prior to its scheduled tour before the 2015 World Cup.


May 16, 2014

Webb Ellis Trophy

Webb Ellis Trophy

The Webb Ellis Trophy on display at our May event in London

May 1, 2014

National Database for Members

I’m excited to say that the latest enhancements to the Members’ National Database are to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We regularly say to new members that their main aim, when coming to an event, is to get fellow members to get to know, like and trust them – these latest developments will certainly help with the first part.

March 25, 2014

A Great Example of the Skills within the Group

This month’s event at Emirates Old Trafford sees Lisa Johnson, Managing Director of SquareOne Training Ltd delivering the pre-lunch seminar on Microsoft Tips and Tricks – offering shortcuts that with help with the quick formatting of documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

SquareOne work with clients ranging from large private sector corporations and large public sector organisations through to fast-growing small to medium sized businesses. Having won the contract to support one of the World’s largest oil and gas companies with the introduction of Microsoft 10 to 6,500 of its staff across 7 countries we are grateful that Lisa agreed to share her expertise with us this month.

January 31, 2014

A Wealth of Knowledge

Our Members across the UK are a talented group, many at the forefront of the latest technological developments, business trends and are leaders in their fields – and they are generous with their knowledge and time. Make sure you are getting the most from your membership by tapping into this expertise and taking advantage of free Monthly Pre-lunch Seminars.  

October 25, 2013

Business Network Member Leading The Way

It is always exciting when members are at the forefront of something new. Les Owens, Managing Director of The Trustland Group had over 100 business people enthralled at our October event at The Midland Hotel in Manchester when he spent 10 minutes introducing their revolutionary recyclying scheme Recipro

September 13, 2013

The Business Network South Herts

Exciting times – our latest Business network to open will be The Business Network South Herts, due to launch on Tuesday 22nd October at Beales Hotel. If you are keen to come along you can book here, or please let me know if you have contacts in the Watford and St Albans area who may want to take part in this latest group.

August 7, 2013

The Business Network Lincoln

I am delighted to announce that Thursday 12th September sees the launch of the latest Business Network – The Business Network Lincoln. Will Kintish will be presenting the pre-lunch seminar on How to Become a more Confident and Effective Networker – and if you want to reserve a place please use this link.

July 18, 2013

Variety Equals a Successful Network

This month’s event in Manchester and next weeks event in London are great examples of how the more diverse the mix of Business categories in attendance  the greater the opportunities for members. The 100 plus businesses booked for the Manchester event at The Midland Hotel included over 20 new visitors from 12 different business categories. The London event at The Hotel Russell, taking place on 25th July, already looks like matching this for variety with new visitors already booked from Retail, Property and Construction, Product Design, Travel and Security sectors.  Vive la différence.

June 20, 2013

Matt Tomkin sitting in the boat that he and fellow Business Network Manchester member Mark Brocklehurst plan to row across the Atlantic with two colleagues to raise £250,000 for charity.

Seeing the boat outside the Salford City Stadium at today’s event made you appreciate what an awe inspiring challenge they are planning. If you want to support their 3,000 mile journey contact me and I will put you in touch.