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Quoting Charles Eames for Bristol Business Network’s June event……

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se”. so said Charles Eames the designer who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture

And how true this is for one of the reasons for coming to this event!

So pull up a chair – a Charles Eames one of course! and read on

Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) circa 1956

The event comprises a business seminar with networking over coffee and a relaxed and structured networking lunch with numerous opportunities for you to build relationships with other business owners, directors, partners and decision makers.

  • Yes – it is part of your marketing strategy
  • Yes – conversations, connections and collaborations
  • Yes – Guaranteed that you will leave better informed and better connected than when you arrived!
  • Yes – it is a genuine business expense
  • Yes – a guaranteed crumb free keyboard working lunch
  • Yes – proven to generate opportunities
  • Yes – a business seminar that will benefit you

By means of introduction, I am Sean Humby, Director and host for Business Network SW events in Bristol and the writer of this post!

Details for the event on 17th June at Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

Seminar before THE networking lunch…..”Creating the perfect customer life cycle”

Everything you need know about getting and keeping customers in 7 bite sized chunks.

From attracting leads, to converting them into customers and turning them into raving fans that refer you to their friends, if you follow these 7 steps you will be guaranteed to have a sustainable, profitable business that gives you the lifestyle you want.

This is as useful for new businesses, as it is for business that have been running for many years.Packed full of creative sales and marketing tips that can help any business, this seminar is not to be missed.

Hosted by Inge Dowden – Bristol’s leading Business Growth and Happiness expert

who has 15 years’ experience as an Export Sales Manager in engineering along with Coaching Academy qualifications; is an NLP Practitioner; specialist in DISC profiling; a Growth Accelerator Coach with Business West; has a Degree in International Business; is Fluent in 6 languages (Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German and Italian – in case you were wondering) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) - summed up beautifully in Inge's words "Because you deserve nothing less than happiness and success!"

Seminar not to be missed!

Coffee and networking from 10.00am – seminar starts at 10.30am and runs until 11.45am.  (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity)

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm

You sit with other decision makers – none of whom do what you do. There is a table host at each table and you have a 3 minute presentation to do for the others around your table – enthuse and inspire and build relationships. PLUS you will an Event Programme & seating plan which lists everyone attending , their name, business name and what their business does and importantly what table they are sat on enabling you to network with other – more business building opportunities!

Lunch speaker – Roy Adair Open Network Associates – talking about the forthcoming “Meeting of Minds”

Lunch finishes at 2pm

Your Investment - for seminar, coffee & networking, pre-lunch drinks and networking – including wine, 2 course served structured networking lunch with coffee, numerous decision makers, delegate list, follow up correspondence – £36.00 Inc VAT. Dietary requirements catered for.

Venue  Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ

Car parking is available at the hotel is complimentary first come first served.  There are other Car parking options available here

To book

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

or

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Gallery for the event

Event host

Event host - Sean Humby

Event host – Sean Humby

Seminar Host

Inge Dowden meeting Deborah Meadon at a recent event in Bristol

Speaker at the event

Roy Adair

Charles Eames

10th June – Exeter Business Network event involving Judy Garland, Howlin’ Wolf, Prince Philip, Terence Rattigan and Saul Bellow!

Judy Garland, Howlin’ Wolf, Prince Philip, Terence Rattigan and Saul Bellow all born 10th June and all eminently quotable! And all found on the internet of things(read on and you’ll understand!)…..

I have chosen just 2 – both from Saul Bellow – that do sum up in a few words what a networking event is all about

“When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”

“Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps”

Exactly what the event on 10th June at Exeter Golf & Country Club is about – networking is about developing a mutually beneficial connection with other people (accomplices’) to enable you to achieve success in your business (a distant goal).

The event in brief

  • Coffee and networking from 10am
  • “The Internet of things”  seminar starts at 10.30am
  • Pre-lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. 
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your hosted table with other decision makers. 
  • Lunch finishes 2pm
  • Guaranteed conversations leading to connections and collaborations
  • Guaranteed you’ll leave be better informed and connected than when you arrived!

Seminar before lunch being hosted by Cobalt Communications titled –  The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

Have you noticed recently that when you shop online for a new TV for instance that you will go back on the Computer tomorrow to your favourite Homepage you will be shown relevant adverts for other TV’s that you might be interested in? This is because as Technology marches forward and all of your devices, (Phone, Laptop, Home PC) are now sharing their information about you with “The Internet of Things”.

The Internet of Things is a growing network of everyday objects – from industrial machines to consumer goods – that can share information and complete tasks while you are busy with other activities, like work, sleep or exercise.  Soon, our cars, our homes, our major appliances and even our city streets will be connected to the Internet – creating this network of objects that is called the Internet of Things, or IoT for short.

Made up of millions of sensors and devices that generate incessant streams of data, the IoT can be used to improve our lives and our businesses in many ways. But how does it work? And what are these things that are part of the network?

The Internet of Things consists of three main components:

  • The things themselves.
  • The communication networks connecting them.
  • The computing systems that make use of the data flowing to and from our things.

Using this infrastructure, objects can communicate with each other and even optimise activities between them based on the analysis of data streaming through the network.

Imagine a sprinkler system that uses forecasts, weather sensors and pay-by-use water rates to optimize the watering of your lawn. Or a public bins can that compact rubbish as needed and alerts the Council when it’s full.
Self-parking cars today are a marvel, but what about fully autonomous cars that taxi us efficiently around a city, stopping to share fares when budget-conscious travellers opt in; or trucks that haul commerce safely and quickly across the country, avoiding traffic delays and optimizing part replacement needs?
Home security systems already allow you to remotely control your door locks and thermostats, but what if they took proactive action on your behalf - cooling down your home and opening windows, based on your preferences, the existing weather conditions and your proximity to home?

Ian and Jim from Cobalt will share their expertise and insight into what is current and what is coming that can enhance your business, the customer experience, sales, profitability and resources.

Coffee and networking from 10am and seminar starts at 10.30am (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Then it’s THE networking lunch – a proven way of growing and building your network

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm.

You sit down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee), no buffet here – conversation – not queuing is key!  

You will sit on a table with 7 or 8 other decision makers – none of whom do what you do – a table host will ensure that each person gets 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.   A great catalyst for questions that lead to the all important conversations that generate the connections and collaborations – sharing knowledge, advice, tips, expertise in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  

From 1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan in your event programme will help you locate them), continue your conversation or start a new one with someone else on your table. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people – unique to Business Network events!

Our speaker during lunch (from 1.40 – 1.50pm) is Jon Beake – Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association

There will some closing announcements and the event finishes at 2pm – all you need to do is follow up! Or continue your conversations at the venue.

Your investment is £36.00 (Inc VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme with delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence and a few hours of your time – your return……click here

To book

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

or

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Event album

The Venue

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Event Host

Event host - Sean Humby

Event host – Sean Humby

Seminar hosts – Cobalt communications

Jim Taylor and Ian Dunstan - Cobalt Communications at their hugely successful seminar at the Exeter Business Network event at Bovey Castle in 2014

Jim Taylor and Ian Dunstan – Cobalt Communications at their hugely successful seminar at the Exeter Business Network event at Bovey Castle in 2014

Lunch Speaker

From l-r Jon Beake - Wessex Reserve Forces' & Cadets' Association; Sean Humby - BNSW and Fergus Sullivan - 105 Battalion REME presenting The Armed Forces Coprporate Covenant

From l-r
Jon Beake – Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association; Sean Humby – BNSW and Fergus Sullivan – 105 Battalion REME presenting The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Levi Strauss, de Balzac and Red Bull – May’s Bristol Business Network event!!

20th May – a day of great events, births and quotes many of which can be directly linked to the Bristol Business Network event!  Feel free to come with me on this factual journey that will lead you the event details!

In 1570Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas and we all know how vital it is to have guidance, a map, a route planner to help us reach our destination – something that a networking event can do – expertise, knowledge, connections and conversations will all help you get to where you want to go – maybe quicker, maybe more cost effectively and maybe event with greater results….

In 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets – and we all know what an iconic brand Levi is – and networking events (whetehr it is the one I will get too or others!) are a great place to share “Brand You” – the who, what, why, when, where and how of you and your business and the way in which can positively impact those that you meet (and those that they meet and know)

We are nearly there -that is the fantastic event at Old Down Manor on 20th May – but first a few quotes from people born on 20th May – and yes they are all related to networking, perhaps even how to approach your networking and certainly what networking can do for you and your business…..

Honore de Balzac the novelist born 1799 and said  “It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

The actor Jimmy Stewart was born in 1908 has been quoted saying “Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
And finally “It is a must to believe in one’s product.” Dietrich Mateschitz the founder of Red Bull born in 1944.
And here’s where all of that knowledge plus your expertise and enthusiasm can be put to great use

In brief…

  • Wednesday 20th May at Old Down Manor – a fabulous setting
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  • Super seminar before lunch –  “Social Media for beginners” Hosted by David Doughty – Excellencia – 10am – 11.45am with networking!
  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Structured 2 course, served, networking lunch 12.30pm – 2pm
  • Lunch speaker – Peter Prater – MD – QTAC Payroll Software and Outsourcing
  • Networking in a nutshell – a message from the host
  • Guaranteed conversations leading to connections and collaborations – here’s what people are saying
  • Guaranteed you’ll leave be better informed and connected than when you arrived!
  • Cost of event for you as a visitor is £36.00 (Inc. VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for. Free car parking
  • Opportunity cost of not attending? The value of the best alternative forgone, in a situation in which a choice needs to be made between several mutually exclusive alternatives given limited resources

More details

The business seminar that runs before THE networking lunch is titled “Social Media for Beginners”
Everything you have ever wanted to know about Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter but were afraid to ask
  • How to gain 1,000 Twitter followers in just 3 weeks
  • How to make your LinkedIn profile work for you
  • Facebook really can be used for Business

David Doughty, Chief Executive of Excellencia, actively uses social media to promote his business and it is now the prime source of all leads and the number one focus for marketing. He has over 25,000 followers of his personal twitter account @daviddoughty and has 3 twitter accounts in the top ten globally for his specialist field of Corporate Governance #CorpGov.

Find out how you can harness the power of social media to promote your business by coming along to this event….

Seminar starts at 10.30am with coffee and networking from 10am; followed by THE networking lunch

THE networking lunch – a proven way of growing and building your network

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm.

You sit down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee), no buffet here – conversation – not queuing is key!  

You will sit on a table with 7 or 8 other decision makers – none of whom do what you do – a table host will ensure that each person gets 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.   A great catalyst for questions that lead to the all important conversations that generate the connections and collaborations – sharing knowledge, advice, tips, expertise in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  No sin bin in operation – just a donation to the Bristol Business Network charities if your mobile device is heard!

From 1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan in your event programme will help you locate them), continue your conversation or start a new one with someone else on your table. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people – unique to Business Network events!

Our speaker during lunch (from 1.40 – 1.50pm) is  Peter Prater – MD – QTAC Payroll Software and Outsourcing– sharing top advice on Auto Enrolment and what it means to your business

There will be some closing announcements and the event finishes at 2pm – all you need to do is follow up! Or continue your conversations at the venue.

Your investment is £36.00 (Inc VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme with delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence and a few hours of your time – your return……click here

To book

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

or

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Gallery for the event

Exeter Business Network May’s event – networking knowledge and opportunities from start to follow up and beyond!

You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better” so said Joe Louis (born 13/5/1914) and the same can be said for making your business better.  You may have challenges, you may wish to expand,you  may need specialist advice, you may need to recruit, you may need to develop your team, you may need tp promote your expertise, you may need to just get out of the office, you may need to just meet people face to face over a relaxed lunch, you may need to engage with the local business community, you may need to develop your networking skills – well that is all available to you……..

13th May at Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre.

  • Super seminar before lunch – 10am – 11.45am – on networking
  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Structured 2 course, served, networking lunch 12.30pm – 2pm, networking at your table, networking at other tables
  • Lunch speaker – Chris Wood – Q Social Media
  • Guaranteed conversations leading to connections and collaborations because you are networking with the longest running lunch time networking group in Exeter
  • Guaranteed you’ll leave be better informed and connected than when you arrived becuase you have networked with numerous other people who benefit from networking
  • So to coin a phrase from Will Kintish (a master networker) then “If you networking is not working” then come along to this event

So I’ve mentioned networking once or twice – feel free to read on…..to see how this networking event can benefit your business

In fact here’s 100 reasons to come as a starter…………….

100 reasons to attend BNSW event

For the event on May 13th – The seminar before THE networking lunch “How to grow and build your network”

From Forbes Magazine “Connections make the world go round. They help you get things done faster and more effectively” They are the greatest source of new ideas, information, and opportunities.  This great image from a Forbes article by Joel York shows this!

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A company’s social business network comprises all the underlying social network relationships, beginning with a company’s employees at the center and extending out to include a company’s customers, vendors and investors on the next circle out, then a company’s prospects, partners, competitors, as well as your industry’s influencers, press, associations and so forth to create the complete social network the industry’s ecosystem. Full article here http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelyork/2013/04/10/the-social-business-network/

Connections open doors, but relationships close deals. Networking is not just about exchanging business cards and connecting on LinkedIn and/or Face Book or following on Twitter. Networking is most valuable when long-lasting, mutually beneficial (win-win-win) relationships are formed.

This seminar hosted by Sean Humby will take you through a step by step process to enable you and the people that you meet to get more from any networking that you do!

Seminar starts at 10.30am with coffee and networking from 10am; followed by THE networking lunch

THE networking lunch – a proven way of growing and building your network

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm.

You sit down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee), no buffet here – conversation – not queuing is key!  

You will sit on a table with 7 or 8 other decision makers – none of whom do what you do – a table host will ensure that each person gets 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.   A great catalyst for questions that lead to the all important conversations that generate the connections and collaborations – sharing knowledge, advice, tips, expertise in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  No sin bin in operation – just a donation to the Exeter Business Network charities if your mobile device is heard!

From 1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan in your event programme will help you locate them), continue your conversation or start a new one with someone else on your table. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people – unique to Business Network events!

Our speaker during lunch (from 1.40 – 1.50pm) is the multi-talented Chris Wood of Q Social Media – sharing top advice on getting more from your social media activity.

There will some closing announcements and the event finishes at 2pm – all you need to do is follow up! Or continue your conversations at the venue.

Your investment is £36.00 (Inc VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme with delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence and a few hours of your time – your return……click here

To book

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

or

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

or come and visit……

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Gallery for the event

Event host - Sean Humby

Event host – Sean Humby

Chris Wood – Q Social Media – lunch speaker

Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre – from the course!

Directions to the venue

Exeter Racecourse is situated just 5 miles on from the end of the M5 southbound, along the A38 (Exeter to Plymouth). The racecourse is situated at the top of Haldon Hill and is clearly signposted from all directions. Once you have arrived, you will find ample free parking just a short walk from the main entrance. (Use EX6 7XS as the sat nav friendly postcode with which to find us.)

Good listeners popular at Bristol Business Network’s May event……

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something” – Wilson Misner*

Certainly true for all those that attended the event on 20th May at Old Down Manor.

The event began with a superb seminar hosted by David Doughty of Excellencia – titled “Social Media for Beginners” – David clearly demonstrated with numerous examples how he successfully markets his business, engages his followers, shares insights, creates content using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – brought to life with David sharing real data on how he has done this and how it can be replicated in your business.   From getting 1,00 followers on Twitter in 3 weeks, to getting your LinkedIn profile to work effectively for you and even how Facebook is generating opportunities – a 75 minutes bursting with great advice and tips!

Connect with David on or to continue the discussion

The networking lunch that followed brought conversation, energy and enthusiasm together with a fantastic 2 course lunch – compliments to the Chef!

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As each person delivered their 3 minute presentation to the others on their hosted table connections, knowledge, opportunities, expertise, perhaps a supplier and  one to ones were being discussed.  The additional question asked was – “Who would be the one person (alive or dead) you would invite to dinner and why?”, giving an insight into the people there as people and not solely “business people”!

The table I was sat on had a real mix of people -some I’d heard of and some I’d not – some I could find on Google and others I couldn’t – hence the empty chairs! When they are all sat together what a discussion there would be!  Among those at the table

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Those attending were then enlightened, educated and entertained by Peter Prater – QTAC Payroll Software and Outsourcing– into the vital importance of payroll and ensuring that with RTI, AE, SSP, SMP, AML, AEO, AVC, PAYE, SAYE all factors (and that’s just the one’s Peter mentioned!) you pay the right people at the right time the right amount each and every time.

The next event is 17th June at Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa – download and share the details here – Fabulous seminar, super location plus great conversations and connections to be made!

Copy of Event Programme – large print – full of offers, opportunities, dates, networking tips and more – available when you attend an event!

Concluding quotes

“Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon” – Peter Lynch – Wall St investor

“Runners run because they love running. Joggers jog because they love cake and, to a lesser extent, fitting into their trousers” Stuart Heritage from this article!

“Don’t stop, never give up, hold your head up high and reach for the top” S Club 7 (thank you Megan 21 on Tuesday 19/5!)

And penultimately what was said on Twitter – gallery follows!

daviddoughtyMay 20, 10:54pm via Twitter Web Client

@wintenders @seanhumby @MPBorman @deloittecfoThanks Ian – I’m glad I was able to enlighten you

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seanhumby  RT @MPBorman: @daviddoughty 4 orientations for engaging in strategy process http://t.co/6TFkpJ9uC0 @deloittecfohttp://t.co/O6Y4tFlW6R4:05pm, May 20 from Hootsuite

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wintenders  @seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty@deloittecfo Many thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!10:34pm, May 20 from Twitter for Android

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daviddoughty  @wintenders @seanhumby @MPBorman@deloittecfo Thanks Ian – I’m glad I was able to enlighten you10:54pm, May 20 from Twitter Web Client

wintendersMay 20, 10:34pm via Twitter for Android

@seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty @deloittecfoMany thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!

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seanhumby  RT @MPBorman: @daviddoughty 4 orientations for engaging in strategy process http://t.co/6TFkpJ9uC0 @deloittecfohttp://t.co/O6Y4tFlW6R4:05pm, May 20 from Hootsuite

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wintenders  @seanhumby @MPBorman @daviddoughty@deloittecfo Many thanks David for an enlightening overview of social media. I now understand Twitter!10:34pm, May 20 from Twitter for Android

wintendersMay 20, 10:33pm via Twitter for Android

@seanhumby @MyCommunitySW Another great event today thanks Sean, good to meet Bristol colleagues, super venue.

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seanhumby  Excellent seminar on social media from @daviddoughty@OldDownManor before the #BNSW networking lunchhttp://t.co/adCeGL0a9911:18am, May 20 from Twitter for BlackBerry

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OldDownManor  @seanhumby Great to meet you today!8:03pm, May 20 from Twitter for iPhone

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RT @huwjohns: Looking fw to the seminar tomorrow on#socialmedia by @daviddoughty at #business network south west with @seanhumby et al

huwjohnsMay 19, 8:15am via Twitter Web Client

Looking fw to the seminar tomorrow on #socialmedia by @daviddoughty at #business network south west with @seanhumby et al

Gallery for the event

*American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. Born 19/5/1876

Thank you to Into the Image for photo documenting April’s Bristol Business Network event

Thank you to Ken Abbott – Into the Image for these great photo’s….

Not this first one!

Numerous mentioned a lot of times at Exeter Business Network’s May event!

“You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better” Joe Louis b 13/5/1914

The Exeter Business Network event yesterday at Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre brought together numerous people from numerous businesses and organisations for numerous conversations, filled with energy and enthusiasm!   I can only quote Robert Kiyosaki here as I saw lots of rich people growing and building their networks!

Joe Louis used the words “a lot” and I have picked that theme up using the word “numerous”!

The event opened with a seminar hosted by me (Sean Humby!!!) on networking – growing and building again – a whistle stop tour of the why, when, where, what, who and how to get the best from any networking that you do

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Full of discussion, top tips, conversation and advice on the numerous ways of getting more from your networking!

THE networking lunch where there were numerous conversations taking place athe the different points – conversations over drinks, at the hosted tables where every person spoke about their business/organisation and the benefits that it brings to others, the table to table networking using the seating plan where numerous people were listed!

A snapshot here…

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Secondly “Thank you” Chris Wood – Q Social Media – more insight, facts and tips to help you get more from your LinkedIn activity with 5 super tips!  Available to you here.

Want more expert advice then you can follow Chris on Twitter @qsocialmedia or contact Chris – 01392 311340 or sign up for Chris’s Eureka Bulletin – full of great stuff!

The event finished at 2pm with the numerous attendees all leaving with numerous actions to follow up and continue to build their network – numerous actions including one to one’s; a phone call or 2; connecting on LinkedIn; sharing their knowledge; following on Twitter; perhaps even placing an order…..

Announcements and links made at the end of the lunch…..

Nigel Wilkinson – WNW Digital –

Revealed: The Secrets to make Digital Marketing work effectively? Free – however if you book then don’t show up without giving us 24 hours notice then we will invoice you £80+ VAT, which we will donate to our favourite charity the WESC Foundation

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Sally Burn-Jones – Burn Jones Wealth Management – Three Peaks Challenge Tuscany 

A message from Sally “On June 5th, I will be taking part in the charity challenge of climbing 3 Peaks in Tuscany of between 4000ft and 6200ft in 3 days.  The views will be idyllic if I have the strength to lift my head up whilst trekking!  I am seeking sponsorship – every pound is match funded by St. James’s Place so dig deep and double your charitable donation this year!”  More details here

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Colin Slade representing Tiverton Adventure Playground Association looking for support, sponsors, committee members to support the future of the 3.5 acre enclosed wooded site in the heart of Tiverton, that is used for a wide range of fun, stimulating and imaginative environmentally based play activities.

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Scott Hunter – Cafe Style Speed Training – a 2 minute survey for you to complete (please!) to help develop a range of training and development interventions based on what you want, what your challenges are and what you are looking to achieve in your business/organisation  

Next event 10/6/15 at Exeter Golf and Country Club – again offers numerous opportunities for guaranteed conversations and connections that will only enhance a business…Super seminar “The Internet of things” hosted by Cobalt Communications before THE networking lunch – full details on the link!

Quotes used to wrap up the event (from The Week) no relevance to networking other than making people smile!

“In the beginning there was nothing, and God said “let there be light”; and there was still nothing there but everybody could see it” Dave Thomas – founder of Wendy’s

“A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age maybe smart but he’s not very bright” Lucille Ball

The gallery of photo’s from the event

Created by Ken Abbott – Into the Image – a cracking job!   If you would like your event “photodocumented” ( a new word?!) or need some great photographs taken for your business/organisation then feel free to contact Ken – 07966 505490 or ken@intotheimage.co.uk

From Twitter

dbarr77May 13, 4:08pm via Hootsuite

Looking forward to @SimpkinsEdwards Really Big Quiz tonight, watch out for team Business Network SW with @seanhumby & @nigelwnw #RGQ

seanhumbyMay 13, 4:03pm via Hootsuite

RT @AllySW: Engaging and honest seminar from @seanhumby #BNSW this morning on why we need to network and network well. TY Sean #inspired

seanhumbyMay 13, 4:03pm via Hootsuite

RT @wescfoundation: Thank you @seanhumby the @wescfoundation is now up to 1696. Can we reach 3000 by next week? twitter.com/seanhumby/stat…

wescfoundationMay 13, 1:55pm via Twitter Web Client

Thank you @seanhumby the @wescfoundation is now up to 1696. Can we reach 3000 by next week?twitter.com/seanhumby/stat…

AllySWMay 13, 12:01pm via Twitter for Android

Engaging and honest seminar from @seanhumby #BNSW this morning on why we need to network and network well. TY Sean #inspired

10 years in business and “a double whammy for BNSW”

What can I say other than congratulations! Firstly for 10 years in business and secondly for yet again coming up with a headline I can use!*

PR CONSULTANCY CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

Local PR consultancy, Glen King PR/Marketing Limited, established in 2005, is celebrating 10 years in business with the launch of a new website designed by City-firm Reactor 15. A small, professional and friendly PR consultancy based in Exeter with clients in the South West, the company works with a diverse portfolio of clients both large and small, across a number of diverse market sectors throughout the region.

A former media spokesperson for Camelot, founder Director Glen King was actively involved in the exciting and historical launch of the National Lottery in 1994. Over a 20 year period, she has developed a close working relationship with the South West Media across a full PR mix. This includes radio, television, newspapers, magazines, on-line and social media platforms.

Glen King – Director said: “We are a small but perfectly formed company with drive, passion and commitment to get results for our clients. I am delighted to be celebrating 10 years in business and very excited about the new website, which is much more visual and industry-sector based. We are also currently looking at new offices in the City-Centre and expanding the team.”

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Glen King and Fleur Cook of Glen King PR/Marketing celebrates 10 years in business Picture by Matt Austin:

Glen King PR/Marketing works with a number of long-term retainer clients across a diverse portfolio and only represents one client per market sector. With a specialist knowledge of construction Glen has also developed a high profile in the industry across the region as a whole. The firm’s largest client is award-winning builder C G Fry & Son Ltd., based in Dorset best known for the prestigious Poundbury development in Dorchester with The Duchy of Cornwall. In addition, the firm works with adhoc clients, carrying out a number of PR campaigns for milestone opportunities; such as celebrating an anniversary, expansion, a move to a new office, or for firms who have won awards.

A new retainer client for 2015 is WESC Foundation (after meeting at Exeter Business Network events and developing a great business relationship!), a school and college for children, young people and adults with sight loss and the Specialist Centre for Visual Impairment based in Topsham Road, Exeter.

Mark Braithwaite – Director of Partnerships and Business Development – WESC Foundation said: “We wish Glen King PR/Marketing a happy 10th Anniversary. The PR consultancy provides a highly professional PR service to WESC Foundation (formerly West of England School and College), and we have been delighted to work with both Glen and her Marketing Assistant, Fleur Cook, since the beginning of 2015. They really go the extra mile to ensure effective coverage of the diverse range of activities going on at WESC, to ensure that we maintain a high level of media coverage with a full PR mix, including via social media”

*I would add to Mark’s comment “Glen has been a real support and asset for Business Network SW in Exeter (and Bristol where she has clients) in helping members like WESC Foundation and others, referring other business people to the events and also helping me secure coverage in the local press/social diaries – here’s to the next 10 years!”

www.glenkingmarketing.co.uk 

Build your network here in 2015 – events in Bristol and Exeter

“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki

With the date in your schedule you know that you can book your place for

  • Guaranteed conversations and connections
  • Guaranteed that you will leave better informed an connected than when you arrive
  • Guaranteed informative seminars and speakers at each event
  • Guaranteed crumb free keyboard/smear free tablet working lunch
“A diary means yes indeed” – Gertrude Stein
“Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you” Mae West

Exeter

 The Dates

  • May   Wednesday 13th – Exeter Racecourse
  • June   Wednesday 10th – Exeter Golf & CC
  • July   Wednesday 8th – Lord Haldon Country Hotel
  • August   Wednesday 5th – Bovey Castle
  • September   Wednesday 9th – Sandy Park
  • October    Wednesday 7th – Exeter Golf & CC
  • November    Wednesday 4th – Exeter Racecourse
  • December   Wednesday 9th – Sandy Park

The Venues

Sandy Park – host venue for 2015 Rugby World Cup, home to Premiership team Exeter Chiefs and a fabulous venue!

Exeter Golf & Country Club

Bridwell Park

Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre

Lord Hadon Country Hotel

Bovey Castle

Bristol

The dates

  • May   Wednesday 20th – Old Down Manor
  • June   Wednesday 17th – Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa
  • July   Wednesday 15th – Old Down Manor
  • August   Wednesday 12th – Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa
  • September   Wednesday 16th – The Bristol Hotel
  • October    Wednesday 14th – Old Down Manor
  • November    Wednesday 11th – Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa
  • December   Wednesday 16th – The Bristol Hotel

The Venues

Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

The Bristol Hotel

 

Old Down Manor

 

 

 

 

 

Your Investment for the events – for seminar, coffee & networking, pre-lunch drinks and networking – including wine, 2 course served structured networking lunch with coffee, numerous decision makers, event programme with delegate list, follow up correspondence – £30.00 Inc VAT for members.  £36 inc VAT for Visitors*.  Dietary requirements catered for.

Car parking charges apply at the following venues – The Bristol Hotel, Bristol (50% discount at adjacent NCP for BNSW event attendees), Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Bristol (free car parking on first come first served basis in hotel car park – alternatives here)  and Sandy Park, Exeter (4 hours £2, £1 for up to 1 hour)

 

Not receiving invitations for the events then you can easily rectify that here

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

or

Add your details here

 

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101 Reasons to attend Devon Business Expo 2015

100 reasons to exhibit and/or attend the Devon Business Expo 2014

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  1. Meet people
  2. Meet people face to face
  3. Build relationships
  4. Grow your business
  5. Increase knowledge
  6. Create opportunities
  7. Enhance your reputation
  8. Make better buying decisions
  9. Get details to pass to a client/colleague
  10. Gain market intelligence
  11. Share ideas
  12. Overcome challenges
  13. Generate referrals
  14. Book the next Bristol  event
  15. Build strategic alliances
  16. Find solutions
  17. Support charities
  18. Use as part of your CSR
  19. Be inspired
  20. Host a seminar?
  21. Increase credibility
  22. Promote your business
  23. Develop your brand
  24. Learn from experts
  25. Develop collaborative opportunities
  26. Explore new ideas
  27. Create wealth
  28. Benefit from relaxed structured events
  29. Get business advice
  30. Make friends
  31. Learn new skills
  32. Build your customer base
  33. Stay in touch
  34. Request your special dietary requirement
  35. Utilise unique seating plan system
  36. Benefit from huge variety of contacts
  37. Book your place at Exeter’s next event
  38. Expand your contacts
  39. Secure new business
  40. Build your database
  41. Inspire others
  42. Book your place at Bristol’s next event
  43. Expand your contacts
  44. Secure new business
  45. Build your database
  46. Crumb free keyboard working lunch
  47. Meet like-minded people
  48. Develop abundance mentality
  49. Visit some fabulous venues exhibiting their
  50. Enjoy a relaxed lunch
  51. Develop win-win attitude
  52. Visit some fabulous businesses
  53. Enjoy a relaxed lunch and networking party
  54. Request the best possible exhibition stand
  55. Utilise unique seating plan system
  56. Benefit from huge variety of contacts
  57. Schedule your appointments
  58. Develop long-term business relationships
  59. Generate opportunities
  60. Become energised
  61. Increase your profit
  62. Become healthier – think of the walk to see over 90 exhibitors
  63. Discover real benefits
  64. Obtain expert advice
  65. Get the latest news from the local business community
  66. Enjoy a networking lunch
  67. Benefit from experienced event organisers
  68. Participate in speed networking
  69. Get your free pads/pens giveaways
  70. Meet like-minded people
  71. Get 2015 dates for your diary
  72. Stay in touch
  73. Build collaborations
  74. Drive traffic to your website
  75. Enhance your networking ability
  76. Get more invitations
  77. Increase your sphere of influence
  78. Understand the legal aspects
  79. Overcome HR issues with expert advice
  80. Get the latest marketing techniques
  81. Discover ways to enhance your business
  82. Understand people better
  83. Create connections
  84. Engage in numerous conversations
  85. Get latest offers/deals/incentives
  86. Become inspired and motivated
  87. Develop your Optitude*
  88. Ask for the testimonials
  89. Meet some of the members
  90. Meet more people and build relationships
  91. Promote your business through social media
  92. Learn something new
  93. Understand your business better
  94. Make friends
  95. Start a new business
  96. Increase your visibility
  97. Meet the business owners
  98. Promote your business with literature/banners
  99. Host a corporate table
  100. Inspirational seminars and speakers
  101. Oh  – Have Fun and Enjoy!

 Free tickets available

Reporting from Bristol Business Network’s April event – what a buzz!

This report replicates the email that is sent to all those that attended the event – some aspects are for those who were there only!  I am sure that you will get the gist!

I will say that the buzz was amazing – a constant thrum of conversation, energised and enthusiastic people having conversations and building the connections that will certianly be enhancing their business!

The opening quote – networking in a nutshell –  “Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them” Madame de Stael b 22/4/1760 – they say things never change!

Report starts here!

Hello

Thank you for attending, participating and contributing to the Bristol Business Network event yesterday and bringing your conversation, energy and enthusiasm!

I trust that you benefited from – connections, knowledge, opportunities, expertise, perhaps a supplier, a one to one, even an insight into the people you met as people and not solely “business people”!

I did mention a book that you may find interesting, thought provoking – I certainly have and I’m only 100 pages in! It’s The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin – he also has a great blog – well worth reading as well!

The article on geese and the relationship to networking is here – feel free to share!  Honk! Honk! LinkedIn link is here

TWO “Thank you’s” to Ken Abbott – One for the great seminar in the morning – Tales from the far side of the learning curve – 12 lessons that covered everything from postcards to A3, outsourcing, networking, customers, Alan Partridge, 100 lorries and even Billy Connolly!  An informative, entertaining and succinct way to approach business – Ken will be delivering this at the Exeter event on September 9th! And Two for the photographs – I will share these later – feel free to contact Ken if you would like your event documented by photo’s!

Thank you to Matt Richardson – Recognition Express – for the brilliantly thought out, entertaining and hilarious 10 minutes.  What can I say other than – fantastic!  And my apologies for not spiking my hair!  Contact Matt if you would like to enjoy the benefits of great service and super promotional items from a massive range!  

The details of those at the lunch is here – well just the names and organisations – full details to those that attended!

These people…..

Fergus Sullivan
Darren Moloney
Toni Farrington
Paul Shields
Sam Finlay
Sue Sadler
Rebecca Mittins
Karen Jonas
Alex Johnston
Deborah Dunsden
David Doughty
Louise Pen-Collings
Claire Robinson
Russell Hancock
Ray Turner
Richard Graves
Daniel Collings
Inge Dowden
Ken Abbott
Huw Johns
Andrew King
Damon Fox
Nigel Peeck
Roy Adair
Peter Emerson
Peter Prater
Bryonie Harwood
Matt Richardson
Lindsey Horton
Duncan Laker
Jon Beake
John Primett

From these businesses and organisations

Federation of Small Businesses

GWS Media Ltd
Inge Dowden Coaching
Into the Image
Just Huw Johns Ltd
BizVidz

Extra Help Limited
LP Wealth Management
N3 Display Graphics Ltd
Open Network Associates Ltd
Page Hargrave
QTAC Payroll Software & Outsourcing
Recognition Express
The Jessie May Trust
Welcome Telecom Ltd
Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association
Your Step Up Ltd

105 Battalion REME
All things Web
Allied Irish Bank

Extra Strong

Bradley and Sadler Sales & Lettings

Corporate Travel International
Dartington Hall
Domus Financial
Dowlis Corporate Solutions
Excellencia Ltd

The next event – 20/5/15 at Old Down Manor – details and booking form for you to share with your connections!

Fabulous seminar, super location plus great conversations and connections to be made!

Members invitations will be emailed shortly!

Announcements made at the event

Jessie May Trust Raceday at Bath Racecourse – 4th May

Only 3 Full page ads left for the Race card – audience in excess of 2,500, ad’s featured on screens around the course – deadline for artwork etc – Friday 24th April – only £250 – all for a GREAT cause!

For more details contact Lindsey.horton@jessiemay.org.uk or call 0117 9582174

Realising Your Business Assets – 14/5/15

Come along to this Free event hosted by leading law firm Clarke Wilmott with corporate governance experts Excellencia, financial planning specialists LP Wealth Management and innovative investment company Octopus Investments to find out how you can secure your future when you leave your business.  If you are the owner of a growing business then this event will help you to understand how you can take steps now to ensure that you get the most out of your business when it is time to step down and what to do with your money once you have left.

Copy of Event Programme – sorry blog only readers – this you get by coming to the events! It’s full of offers and Opportunities that Bristol Business Network Members have contributed to help you get more from your business!

All 2015 Dates here

Look for Joe Bloggs***

Any guest* that you invite who joins earns you a bottle of bubbly/fine port – unlimited.

Businesses that could and would benefit from networking – to name a few!

Business Network SW is on LinkedIn – could you follow?

Even try BNSW Face Book page and post a “like”!

Business Network SW – discussion group on LinkedIn – 1325 members!  Feel free to get involved and participate in discussions, comment and post!

Concluding quotes…..

Einstein (I just liked this quote!)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”

Quotes from Jack Nicholson b 22/4/1935

“My motto is: more good times.”

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”

Have a fantastic day and I look forward to seeing you and your guests on 20th May 2015

And that’s the end of my report – photo’s and more will be added soon!

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