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“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.” – Confucius

August 23, 2017

A great quote that could have been written about networking!  And very serendipitous as it was on 28/9/551 BC that Confucius was born!

And on 28/9/1066 William the Conqueror landed in Britain….

Plus – 28/9/1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin

And finally on 28/9/1836 – Thomas Crapper was born; an English plumber, he invented the ballcock!

And it’s International Right to Know Day!

And it’s also the date for the next Bristol Business Network event at Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa – fabulous city centre venue

  • You benefit from the free business seminar.
  • You will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • You have relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch from 12.30pm
  • Your table is hosted & you don’t sit with anyone who does what you do
  • You get an event programme full of great opportunities, offers and the delegate list.
  • Your dietary requirements can be catered for
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.

Seminar before lunch – being hosted by Ken Abbott

Photography, Business and the Digital Age

The advent of digital photography and the explosion of the Internet has completely revolutionised the way that business can exploit photography to its advantage.  Gone are the days where only large business with big budgets used photography.  Nowadays even the one person operation needs to think seriously about how they can use photography simply to keep up.

But easy access to affordable and advanced photographic equipment has also brought its downsides.  Everyone thinks they are a photographer now but having the right equipment doesn’t necessarily mean that the result will be a professional image.

An informative and sometimes humorous journey around the world of photography in the digital age

About Ken

As one of Bristol’s foremost photographers with a host of assignments, exhibitions and projects completed and in progress.

Photography is and always has been my passion.  It inspires me like nothing else.  People paint, draw and sculpt but I take photographs because I believe that they capture the world around us like nothing else can.  And do you know the best bit?  It is also my job.  Situations don’t come much sweeter than that.”


Followed by THE Networking Lunch

11.45am. Arrival for drinks before lunch; an informal free range networking session

12.30pm. Sit down at your hosted table for 2 course served lunch with coffee and formal networking at your table where you have 3 minutes to explain to the others at the table the benefits that you and your organisation can offer…  3 minute presentation tips here

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.

1.40pm – Speaker – Mark Leveridge – one of the best Professional Strolling Magician’s in the UK

1.50pm – Closing announcements

Event finishes at 2pm – you can still continue to network with the others in the room, maybe set up a follow up meeting. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your discussions.

Want to know more?


Cost of event is £38.00 (Inc VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme with delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence.  Car parking available in hotel car park on first come first served basis. 

To book your place

Call 01981 540708



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


Prefer an invitation then complete your details here





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