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Networking lunch, 2 great seminars and unlimited opportunities – look who’s coming

April 3, 2012

Update for the seminar after lunch – hosted by Optix Solutions

Potential on line market – some stats that offer real opportunity for you and your business

•       30% of the world’s population online
•       2 billion users worldwide
•       70% of Western Europeans are online
•       22% of global population is on social media
•       Brands are acquiring social media fans at a rate of 9% per month
•       78% of Internet users conduct product research online


‘Everybody knows the web is a big deal but not everyone knows how best to utilise it to maximum effect for their business. Unfortunately some people that work in the web industry are less commercially minded than others and this talk is designed to equip attendees with the awareness of the web that will ensure that commercial consideration is at the very heart of any web related activity.’  


May 2nd 2012 at The Lord Haldon Hotel

Do you want to generate opportunities that will enhance your business?

Do you want to build mutually beneficial relationships with other decision makers?

Do you want your networking to relaxed and comfortable?

How about business seminars that can positively impact your business?

Would a huge variety of contacts be useful to your business?

Some of the businesses booked to date

2DAY Microportals Ltd
Bitpod Ltd
DevonAir Ambulance Trust
ExeterRacecourse & Conference Centre.
Hartnell Chanot & Partners
Hosted Desktop
Knowledge Gateway Ltd
Mosaic Print Management
Northcott Beaton Insurance Brokers Limited
Old Mill Accountancy LLP
Optix Solutions Ltd
Print Guy
Q Social Media Ltd
QuickPrint (South West) Ltd
Road User Support Service
RSH Copywriting
St James’s PlaceWealth Management
The Bid Coach
The HR Dept
The Passage House Hotel
The West ofEnglandSchool& College
WBW Solicitors LLP

Do you want the opportunity to promote your business and expertise?

Do you want a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business?

What about generating an ROI on your networking?

This event will give you the opportunity to meet people over informal drinks followed by a two course sit down lunch; a structured, relaxed environment to meet and create ties with a wide variety of decision makers from all walks of business life. You have the opportunity to develop your networking, it’s all about talking and listening to people and creating opportunities that will enhance your business.

Business Seminar 10.30am – 11.45am (coffee from 10am)

Hosted by Alana Carroll of  Gravitas Recruitment SW Ltd
The importance of staff retention

Although a moderate level of staff turnover can be good for a business, every organisation needs to have a strategy in place to retain the high performers that give it a competitive edge.

The cost of not doing so can be severe, as high employee turnover can be very costly. It lowers internal morale and it could harm an organisation’s external reputation and cost it business.

It’s essential to try to understand more about the reasons why people are resigning. There may be positive reasons such as an attractive new job or a chance to reshape their lifestyle by working on projects outside of mainstream work. However, more likely is that their departure signifies some dissatisfaction with the present job.

This seminar will give you insights into how you can make every employee feel valued and proud of the work that they do.  Start to develop a work culture that encourages diversity and creativity.

The importance of staff retention

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

From 11.45am Pre lunch drinks and informal networking.

During the lunch each decision maker at your table will have 3 minutes to explain to the others the benefits that you and your organisation can offer; the type of business that you are looking for and also how other businesses can help you. Be memorable so that other people will be able to remember and refer.

Getting the most from BNSW events

The afternoon Seminar is being hosted by Optix Solutions – from 2.30pm

‘Online Awareness In Your Business’

‘A discussion of those topics that need to be considered when building an online presence.’

The intention of this talk is to help attendees improve their awareness of how they use the web. We will be looking into some of the most fundamental questions that need answered when embarking on any web related activity. From considering how you will measure the success of a project to having real clarity in regards to intended outcomes, my talk will be intend to equip attendees with the necessary awareness to ensure they gain the very most out of any web related project.

Online Awareness in Your business may2012

From a recent Business Network SW event….

“A great session – thanks. I think that Business Network really does well because of the really friendly, personal and warm atmosphere which is created – I really feel I belong and I think we all welcome new members and guests well.

 One guest commented to me that you had phoned him to make sure that he had directions etc. He said it is the first time that any group had ever done that and he was impressed.  Great stuff”

Cost of event is £32.50 (Inc VAT) covering seminars, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, delegate list, free car parking, dietary requirements catered for

Businesses not currently represented

Travel agents, tailors, health and beauty, spa, stationery suppliers,  Butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, food/drink businesses (producers, retailers), florists, manufacturing, logistics/courier, hire, utilities, consumer goods, restaurants, hair dressers/barbers, outfitters, interior design, building supplies, recycling, waste disposal – to name a few!


Complete the enquiry form here and your personal invitation will be emailed to you

Call 01600 891584


The impressive Best Western Lord Haldon Country Hotel, is set amidst rolling hills and is close to the cathedral city of Exeter.

  1. Reblogged this on Businessnetworksw's Weblog and commented:

    You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result – Gandhi. Feel free to take some action and come to this event on 2nd May in Exeter – how to retain your staff hosted by Gravitas Recruitment- seminar before lunch, THE networking lunch and online awareness seminar after lunch hosted by Optix Solutions

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