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Our Survey said….87% said they network – why – read on

February 15, 2012

Some results of the ongoing Business Network SW Networking Survey

87% of the people who responded network!

Why they network

Personal development
Business development
Building relationships
Food, drink, social
Develop advocates
Look for opportunities
Business Seminars
Effective use of time

And what would encourage people to network more

Duration of events
Quality of venue
Quality of food
Level of people attending – decision makers
Relaxed atmosphere
Served lunch 0.0%
Time of day
Seminars – CPD
Types of businesses that you would like to meet
Cost of events/Return on Investment
Restricted membership

The 13% that did not network attributed it to

Time factors
Cost/Return on Investment
Value to your business
Poor experience
Too much choice

Thank you to those who have responded

Want to participate………………….


About Us…

It’s about relationships!

Here at Business Network SW we want to provide decision makers and businesses in the South West region the opportunity to develop and enhance relationships with the invaluable skill of networking.
  • we provide an environment to enable you to be relaxed and comfortable building relationships with the others there
  • educational business seminars that can positively impact your business
  • the unique seating plan system gives you a huge variety of contacts
  • the opportunity for you to promote your business and expertise
  • structured networking from the UK’s longest running lunchtime networking organisation
  • build a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business
  • No joining Fee – membership can be paid yearly or monthly

We offer monthly, lunch time, structured and business focused networking events in Bristol


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To book your place

Call 01981 540708



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  1. Rick Bond permalink

    Hi there, great article summarizing your survey about networking in 2012. I’m just curious to know how many respondants you had?

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