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LOOK “Who could you ask?” at Bristol Business Network September event?

August 13, 2014
“To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?” Jim Rohn b 17/9/1930
You will be delighted with this invitation to the Bristol Business Network event on 17th September as there will be numerous talented, knowledgeable people to ask!

Just look at some of those already booked……

The event will give you  the opportunity to converse and connect with numerous businesses who can help enhance your business; guaranteed to add value, overcome challenges, build connections, develop initiatives…..

At this event you will have the opportunity to meet numerous other senior decision makers from locally based businesses in a relaxed and focused environment. It is a proven way and sustainable way of continuing to develop your business and has been since 1993!

The format has been designed so that you gain the maximum benefit

Why should you attend?

First (not compulsory but sure to enhance your business) 10.00am – 11.45am Business Seminar – coffee served from 10am – informal networking opportunity and seminar starts at 10.30am

Hosted by Amicus Law – The Legal Update

This update will provide you with a greater understanding of the latest family law, awareness of imminent changes in the legilslation and clarification of new case law all of which can impact you and your business.

Divorce or civil partnership dissolution will certainly have an impact on your business. Historically, it has always been assumed the family business would be protected during a divorce, however, recent case law has shown that this may not always be the case. Today your business is considered to be an asset alongside the matrimonial / partnership home, investments and pensions.
Things to consider

• Litigate or collaborate?
• What can you do to protect your business?
• Valuing your business and the valuation process.
• How will the valuation effect the settlement?

PLUSAre you confident that you’re fully up to date with key developments in employment law?
This will provide a succinct update on a broad range of topical employment issues, including; Dealing with medical reports, Agency Worker Regulations, Shared parental leave, Calculating holiday pay, The right to request flexible working

Then it’s THE networking lunch…

What’s this networking lunch all about 

You have the opportunity to network over drinks from 11.45am – we supply you with your name badge, an event programme detailing the others that are booked on the event along with numerous offers, opportunities and networking advice.

At 12.30pm lunch is called and you sit at a designated table 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 have a copy of the 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 the room – more business building opportunities!

Getting the most from the event – free guide here

What people go to the events?

People just like you! People who want their businesses to succeed through knowledge, connections and strong business relationships generating an ROI for you.  Report from a recent event – Bristol July 2014

What else do I need to know?

Cost of event – 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 – £36.00 Inc VAT. Dietary requirements catered for. Free car parking*. Opportunity Cost of not attending?

Where is it taking place?

Hilton Garden Inn, Temple Way, Bristol, BS1 6BF

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

Car parks within 5 mins of hotel – Hotel is located at Number 23


More questions or a conversation then please contact me!

Have a great day

Best regards

sean signature picture

Sean Humby – Director and host – Business Network SW Click here for my profile!


“Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.” Jim Rohn b 17/9/1930


 How do you book your place?

Call 01981 540708



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


Prefer an invitation then click here and complete the inquiry form – thank you


Gallery and accompanying articles


Jim Rohn

Amicus Law at the launch of their speeding initiative

Hilton Garden Inn – Bristol – The City Cafe

The red pin is the location of Hilton Garden Inn


Is your company at risk from divorce?

23 March, 2014 in Advice & Guides by Vicki McLynn. Permalink

It can be difficult to plan for the future, but when you own a business anticipating future risk is essential.

Considering the risk of divorce on your business is vital to ensure that the right measures are taken to protect your business against loss.

Whilst it might not sound like the most romantic of topics, taking precautions now and planning how finances or assets will be handled and protected after a marriage breakdown can keep the business running smoothly and ensure the outcome on a divorce is that which you and your partner want.

Set up a Trust

You may be able to help protect business shares for future generations by placing them into a trust; specialist legal advice is essential as the structure of the trust will have a large impact on how it is treated by family courts.

Company Constitution

The articles and/or shareholders agreement can restrict who is entitled to hold shares and to whom they can be transferred. This may prevent a transfer to a spouse on divorce or dissolution. It may also affect their value.

The court may be reluctant to treat the business as part of the matrimonial pot if ownership is shared with wider family members, as the court would always be concerned not to prejudice the interests of the other owners.


The greater the liquidity of your business, the more vulnerable it will be to claims against it; a lack of liquidity will often reduce the money that can be raised from it to fund a settlement. However if liquidity is a problem it might be more likely that the settlement will need to be funded over a number of years instead.

Pre-nuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement is the most effective means of protecting your business from divorce claims.

A pre-nup is a written document which states how the couple wish to handle their financial affairs or business assets should the marriage breakdown; couples can also sign a post-nup agreement if they wish to set out the terms after they have married.
Such agreements are usually upheld in court as long as they are not unfair and follow set guidelines; however they are not currently legally binding.

Don’t bring work home

It’s often best to avoid hiring spouses within the business, as this can create employment law issues should you find it difficult to continue a good working relationship following a divorce. Allowing a spouse to acquire shareholdings in the business can create further issues and should be avoided as well.

Don’t use the business account for family expenses, as the court may assume that this is to continue in the future and attribute more income to the former spouse in the settlement. Keeping business and personal spending or bank accounts separate can help keep the business separate to matrimonial assets during a divorce.


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