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Look who’s coming 20/6/12 – Dangerous Guide to Business Success

May 16, 2012

J.R.R. Tolkien

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

Why not take a trip to Bristol Business Network?  See who else is coming below..

  • to generate opportunities that will enhance your business?

  • to build mutually beneficial relationshipswith other decision makers?

  • networking that is relaxed and comfortable?

  • for a business seminar that can positively impact your business?

  • for a huge variety of contacts be useful to your business?

  • for the opportunity to promote your business and expertise?

  • for a team of advocates and ambassadors for your business?

  • to generate an ROI on your networking?

Venue – Hilton Garden Inn

Seminar before lunch hosted by Jill Green – Focus Forum – The Girls and Boys Dangerous Guide to Business Success

The format for this event

All attendees to the event have a badge with their name, business name and the number for the table where they will sit for lunch.

All attendees are given a copy of the table seating plan – this is in Company Alphabetical order and shows the decision makers attending and which table they will be seated for the lunch along with offers an opportunities contributed by members.

Among the guest list

Nick Fox
Chris Gordon
Dan Lloyd
Paul Wilkinson
Daniel Collings
Richard Graves
Kate Hemmings
Anna Cussen
Mark Leveridge
Peter Quintana
Martin Boulton
Inge Dowden
Matt Richardson
Simon Penn
Jo Grant
Mark Yates
John Shore
Anna Pepler
Alice Isbell

From companies including…..

A Suit That

Appleton Fox Wealth Management Ltd


CELB Ltd t/a Shred-it M4 Corridor

GWS Media Ltd

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol

Mark Leveridge Magic

Phil Yarrow Consulting Ltd

Polyglot Coaching

Recognition Express

Red Recruitment

Scan Film or Store Ltd

Shore Business Services

The HR Dept (Bristol) Ltd

The Jessie May Trust

The business seminar before lunch

10.00am – 11.45am – coffee served from 10am – informal networking opportunity.

 The Girls and Boys Dangerous Guide to Business Success

At the April meeting, Jill was given a potpourri of topics that could be covered.  There are some common themes, and whilst we can’t promise to cover everything, with the collective wisdom in the room, we are sure that we can provide the basis of a blockbusting novel!  So come along and be prepared to discuss getting clients, closing the sale, how to break into a group at a networking event, how to manage the things that hinder us, how to budget.

We have a limited time let’s live dangerously and see what we can get through!  Someone wanted a recipe for hollandaise sauce too, but that may not be possible – or may it??   We could always bottle that one!

THE Networking Lunch

11.45am. Arrival for drinks before lunch; an informal free range networking session, you have a choice of wine, fruit juice or water. You will be introduced to other members during this time. Feel free to view this time lapse video of the pre lunch informal networking. – Thank you Bitpod!

12.30pm. Sit down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee) and formal networking at your table – 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 get at least 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.

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.

3 minute presentation tips

  • Introduce yourself an your company/organisation
  • Outline what you do – the benefits that you bring to your customers/clients 
  • What’s new in your world? What’s novel? How will people remember you?
  • What type of customers/clients are you looking to build relationships with?
  • How could the people around the table help you or your customers/contacts? What are you looking to purchase, what challenges do you have (also think about this from the perspective of your clients) 
  • Can you refer the people around the table to others that you know?
  • Lunch will be served during the presentations so you will have to eat and listen and talk rather than eat!

“You can everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar  

There will opportunity to ask further questions when everyone has completed their 3 minutes.

1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan 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

1.40 Speaker – members opportunity to beinformative, enlightening, even entertaining – Martin Boulton of PYC

2.00pm Lunch finishes – you can still continue to network with the others in the room, maybe set up a follow up meeting, gather information from the literature table. A great time to make those appointments and even continue your discussions in the venue’s facilities.


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

Call 01600 891584


Why attend? The results of a recent survey show that the majority of participants joined Business Network SW to build valuable relationships and meet decision makers from businesses that they felt would benefit them.  

96% of members feel that Business Network SW has met their expectations, with most of them making valuable connections, gaining work and getting an increase on ROI 

Cost of event – seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with wine and coffee and numerous decision makers – £30.00* (Inc VAT) per person

Car parking is available at the hotel is complimentary first come first served

Venue details

Visit the Hilton Garden Inn homepage

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre

Temple Way Bristol BS1 6BF, United Kingdom
Telephone 44 117 9251001  Maps


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