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Updated with guest list – 11th February – Bristol Business Network event – Mandela released and it’s also European 112 Day!

January 13, 2015

Facts for the day – Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years and events take place to promote the existence and the appropriate use of the EU emergency number* – 999 and 112 both function in the UK!

If I’ve grabbed your attention – fantastic!  You’ll benefit from details of the opportunity and some complimentary networking advice!  If you haven’t got this far then you’ve missed out!

Bristol Business Network events guarantee a number of yes’s…..

  • Yes – it is part of your marketing strategy
  • Yes – conversations, connections and collaborations

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  • Yes – Guaranteed that you will leave better informed and better connected than when you arrived!
  • Yes – it is a genuine business expense
  • Yes – a guaranteed crumb free keyboard working lunch
  • Yes – proven to generate opportunities
  • Yes – a business seminar that will benefit you

The date is 11th February 2015 and the venue is The Bristol Hotel

At each 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.- 21 years of events is proof of this!

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

  • 10.00am – 11.45am Business Seminar  – coffee served from 10am – informal networking opportunity and seminar starts at 10.30am
  • Then THE Networking Lunch 
  • 11.45am. Arrival for drinks before lunch and Informal networking
  • 12.30pm. Sit down for 2 course served lunch 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. 
  • 1.30pm – table to table networking – with your delegate list you will be able to locate and introduce yourself to others.  As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – 10 minute Speaker
  • 2pm The event finishes.

The seminar before THE networking lunch – great for 2015 and beyond!

How to grow and build your network

From Forbes Magazine “Connections make the world go round. They help you get things done faster and more effectively”

They are the greatest source of new ideas, information, and opportunities.

From Lifehack “People do business with people they know, like and trust. Companies don’t make decisions, people do. Your professional network can open doors for you that otherwise could not be opened. For better or for worse, it’s not just what you know or are capable of doing, it’s who you know, that’s important for career advancement and business development. You can also learn a tremendous amount from people in your network who have experience and expertise”

Connections open doors, but relationships close deals. Networking is not just about exchanging business cards and connecting on LinkedIn and/or Face Book or following on Twitter.  Networking is most valuable when long-lasting, mutually beneficial (win-win-win) relationships are formed.

This seminar hosted by Sean Humby will take you through a step by step process to enable you to get more from any networking that you do!

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 down for 2 course served lunch (bread rolls, main course and dessert with coffee), no buffet here – conversation not queuing is key! 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 gets at least 3 minutes to introduce themselves and their business and the benefits that it brings to others.   A great catalyst for questions that lead to the all important conversations that generate the connections and collaborations – sharing knowledge, advice, tips, expertise in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

From 1.30pm – table to table networking. Your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan in your event programme 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 – unique to Business Network events!

The guest speaker will enlighten, entertain and educate for 10 minutes and the event finishes at 2pm – all you need to do is follow up….some complimentary networking advice – regardless of what networking you do – the key part after meeting someone….what will you do

  • A one to one?
  • A follow up telephone call?
  • Passing on a lead?
  • Acting as a connector?
  • Connect on LinkedIn?
  • Share some information?
  • Refer some business to one of your customers/contacts?
  • Ask for help?
  • Assistance for future developments?
  • Get connected on Twitter, Google+?
  • Could I host a seminar?
  • What about a 10 minute speaker slot?
  • Meet for a coffee……………………

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.

To 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 complete your details here

Gallery for the event

The venue

Getting to the venue

Seminar host

Sean Humby – Director – Business Network SW

More resources for you!

2015 Dates here

Getting the most from the events

What is business networking and is it important?

What others are saying or look on Twitter, look up @seanhumby or search #BNSW

Will I get a return?

Networking in a nutshell

*Since 2009 and a tripartite convention signed by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, 11 February (11/2) is the European 112 Day.

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