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23/5/18 – Bristol Business Network – business enlightenment and connections over our 301st lunch

April 24, 2018

Bristol Business Network is delighted to announce that on Wednesday 23rd May you have the opportunity to attend an event that will definitely benefit your business.

Bristol Business

23rd May was patently productive for Thomas Edison….

  • In 1922 he was issued a patent for “Production of Thin Metal Sheets or Foils”
  • In 1916 he was finally issued three patents for his “Phonograph or Talking Machine.”
  • In 1911, he was issued a patent for “Device for Feeding Pulverulent Material” (Pulverulent refers to a consistency of fine powder.)
  • And in 1905, he was issued a patent for a “Process of Duplicating Phonographic Records”

This event gives you an opportunity to be super productive!

Book your place and come along to Bristol’s premiere lunch time networking event; established in 1993; attracting senior decision-makers to the monthly lunchtime events, the unique, professional and business focused format offers an effective environment for building close working links and establishing that invaluable ‘support network’ of business contacts.

Business Effectiveness and Enlightenment Session before lunch – Jonathan O’Shea – The Alternative Board

“Try a taste of The Alternative Board”

An opportunity to experience what it’s like to participate in an Alternative Board and have the opportunity to resolve a tricky situation you are dealing with in your business.


Jonathan O’Shea – The Alternative Board – your Business Effectiveness and Enlightenment session host

Jonathan brings over 30 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of business.  Having spent the first 10 years as an accountant in public practice and the subsequent 20 years in the not for profit sector either as Finance Director or Chief Executive.

Jonathan’s career has always been about supporting and developing people and their businesses. Whilst his work in the not for profit sector was supporting people through the services that were provided by the organisations, it was invariably in an environment where the funds were maximised by ensuring that the activities were being run in the most efficient and effective possible way. This has been achieved though his expertise in investments, fund management, property development, property management, retail outlets and the provision of services.

Having been Chief Executive of organisations with between 4 and more than 200 people, Jonathan understands how to deliver success for organisations and the challenges that go with achieving this.

This session will have a brief introduction into how the morning will work and then a very practical demonstration of a board meeting with the time being spent working through a couple of issues from those attending.

Why you should come

  • A chance to get an insight into a particularly effective approach to resolving issues and exploring opportunities.

What you will take from this session

  • An improved approach to decision making.
  • Either to think about whether more of this type of activity would be useful to them or whether it would be of interest to business owners they know.

Event Schedule

  • Before THE networking lunch – Business Effectiveness and Enlightenment   (10am coffee and 10.30am start)
  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Lunch speaker – Mark Leveridge – Professional Strolling Magician
  • Structured 2 course, served, networking lunch 12.30pm – 2pm
  • Your Investment is £39.00 (Inc. VAT) covering pre-lunch session, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.

The Venue


Mercure Brigstow Bristol

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel – Parking available, discounted (by 25%) in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park – up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate..  Alternatives here


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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