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All yes’s for October’s Bristol Business Network event

September 17, 2014
  • 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 – it does generate an ROI
  • Yes – a guaranteed crumb free keyboard working lunch
  • Yes – proven to generate opportunities
  • Yes – a business seminar that will benefit you…
Hello and welcome!
By means of introduction, I am Sean Humby, Director and host for Business Network SW events in Bristol
I would be delighted if you can along and not only benefit from a great networking opportunity, a great seminar, an informative speaker but the chance to develop numerous opportunities for you and your business.
The event comprises a business seminar with networking over coffee and a relaxed and structured networking lunch with numerous opportunities for you to build relationshipswith other business owners, directors, partners and decision makers.
Details for the event
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Venue – Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, BS1 6SQ

Seminar before lunch 

Being hosted by Page Hargrave – a leading specialist Intellectual Property practice (including patents, trade marks, designs and copyright), providing the highest levels of service, expertise and quality. Through the years they have built up many strong and productive relationships with clients throughout the world.  With offices in Bristol and London
Did you know that….
  •  iPads, suitcases, t-shirts, logos, user interfaces and splash screens have something in common?
    There was a performance benefit (measured as sales per employee) associated with businesses holding designs registered?
  • Just 1.7% of small and 5.2% of medium sized firms trade mark their products and services**
  • Trade marks are used in every sector of the economy, with manufacturing, wholesale/retail services, and business services the three sectors that use them most.
  • The National Archives has representations for around 2,950,000 designs registered between 1839 and 1991?
    Design rights exist independently of copyright?
    “Good design is good business” – Thomas J. Watson (IBM)

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are an increasingly important part of a company’s values and assets. Protection of your and your businesses IPR is important for people in business, particularly in a more competitive market.

Join Peter Emerson and Addy Bridger from Page Hargrave for an essential seminar on an often overlooked, but increasingly important, area of IP protection – Registered Design! We’ll be looking in detail at this affordable but sometimes confusing option.  As well as the all important aspects of Trade Marks – clearance searches, filing, portfolio management, international trade mark portfolios to name a few areas!

Covering protectable subject-matter, recent high-profile cases, and business tactics, this talk should provide an entertaining and informative look at the world of designs and trade marks.

Whether you have a logo/brand/systems/procedures, design products or are developing your brand, perhaps are looking to design something or protect something you have or know people who are looking to do something similar – this seminar will ensure that you are better informed and more knowledgeable. Ideal for those who offer advice to other businesses or work with businesses that produce/design/innovate/have brands/logos.
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 – Fiona Hallworth – Director of Heritage – Clifton College
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.
Car parking is available at the hotel is complimentary first come first served.  There are other Car parking options available here
Still not sure and want to know more?
Some links here that I trust you will find useful….
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki
Feel free to contact me if you need any more details and I look forward to seeing you at this event
Have a great day
Best regards
Sean Humby – Director


Call 01981 540708



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Gallery for the event

Sean Humby - Blog co-ordinator! Also host for Business Network SW events

Sean Humby – Blog co-ordinator!
Also host for Business Network SW events










Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa


Peter Emerson – Partner – Page Hargrave.  Seminar host


Addy Bridger – Associate at Page Hargrave – registered UK and European trade mark attorney

Fiona Hallworth – Director of Heritage – Clifton College.  Speaker at the October lunch


Pin marks the spot for Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol


*Design Economics Chapter Two: Registered Designs & Business  Performance – Exploring the Link
Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau and Bruce S. Tether, Imperial College Business School,
Imperial College London


**Trade Mark Incentives – Christine Greenhalgh*, Mark Rogers**, Philipp Schautschick, Vania Sena July 2011. Independent Research commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office, and carried out by Christine Greenhalgh, Mark Rogers, Philip Schautschick and Vania Sena



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