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Bristol Business Network – March Event

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.

I shouldn’t be telling you how great the events are – come to an event and hear it from our members who will give you a clearer picture as to how they have benefited from being involved, some for over 20 years!

Bristol Business Network – Making Meaningful Business Connections On Behalf Of Our Members since 1993

A free business seminar & then you will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks followed by relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch.

 Wednesday 18th March at Ashton Gate Stadium

  • You benefit from the 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.
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.

Seminar before THE networking lunch being hosted by Inge Dowden

Social Media for busy business owners

Every business owner knows that social media is important for their business. But so are a million other things, and it’s hard to find the time to do everything. So they either do nothing, or do a whole lot at once and then nothing again for 3 weeks. OR they spend way too much time on it without getting any significant results.

In this seminar, Inge will show you how create a ‘foundation’ of social media posts that will ensure you have a daily presence, but that you only need to work on for about 5 minutes every 3 months.

Her tried and tested methods have helped one client of hers improve his turnover from £20K a month to regularly hitting more than £100K a month, and she herself has picked up clients this way.

Come along to this seminar if you’re a business owner who knows they should be doing more on social media, but who simply doesn’t have the time (or the inclination).

Coffee and networking from 10am and session starts at 10.30am (optional, always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes -enlightening, entertaining, informative
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

To book your place

Cost of event is £39.95 covering seminar, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme, delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence.

Call 01981 540708

Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place for Bristol” & I will arrange – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

The Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium – Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ Parking available to event attendees free, on a first come first serve basis.  Alternatives here

FAQ’s

What is business networking and is it important?

Networking and membership – your ROI

Networking and meeting the same people – good or not?

Feedback from recent events

Thanks Sean, great meeting yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it.” – PK – Acorn Health and Safety

It was great to see you yesterday. Thank you for having us and as mentioned I do think your events are very impressive!” TB – St James’s Place October 2019

“It was a great lunch, thank you Sean; your events never disappoint ” – RB – WRFCA October 2019

Good to meet you on Wednesday! I thought the whole event was run rather well and it was a very nice venue, so thumbs up from me! CJ – ESNO Media

Just to say thank you for yesterday, I really enjoyed it. You’ve built such a lovely network and everyone was so friendly and supportive. ” – RS – Sustainable Results

Event Gallery

Apocalypse Now and The Chocolate Factory at Bristol Business Network’s February Event

This 1887 painting, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Depicts Death, Famine, War, and Conquest….in today’s business world you can add many more disasters…but can your business survive them?

Apocalypse and chocolate maybe headline grabbers but they are also the title for the business seminar at the event on February 19th at The Cowshed

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.

I shouldn’t be telling you how great the events are – come to an event and hear it from our members who will give you a clearer picture as to how they have benefited from being involved, some for over 20 years!

Bristol Business Network – Making Meaningful Business Connections On Behalf Of Our Members since 1993

A free business seminar & then you will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks followed by relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch.

Business seminar before THE Networking lunch

Coffee from 10am – session starts at 10.30 (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity)

Apocalypse Now & The Chocolate Factory

How to prepare your business in case of disaster

This session will cover methodologies for making sure your business survives a disaster.

A holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organisation and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.’ – Business Continuity Institute

What is your business continuity plan? How do you protect your business, stakeholders, reputation and future? Be Astute will cover Risk Assessments, Technology, Communication and more.

It’s a Be Astute workshop so there will be a thought provoking scenario that will require participants use their imagination – this one involves a Chocolate Factory.

Be Astute help companies make astute IT and business decisions, working to get to the core of the knotty problems that keep business owners and managers awake at night. Be Astute are proud to be independent; we are not technology re-seller or vendor so we can provide unbiased advice when it comes to picking the best solution for your business

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes from Inge Dowden – Speaker of the Year award at the Women’s Business Club
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Cost of event is £39.95 covering seminar, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme, delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence.

To book your place

Call 01981 540708 Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place for Bristol” & I will arrange – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

FAQ’s

What is business networking and is it important?

Networking and membership – your ROI

Networking and meeting the same people – good or not?

Feedback from 2019 events

Thanks Sean, great meeting yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it.” – PK – Acorn Health and Safety

It was great to see you yesterday. Thank you for having us and as mentioned I do think your events are very impressive!” TB – St James’s Place October 2019

“It was a great lunch, thank you Sean; your events never disappoint ” – RB – WRFCA October 2019

Good to meet you on Wednesday! I thought the whole event was run rather well and it was a very nice venue, so thumbs up from me! CJ – ESNO Media

Just to say thank you for yesterday, I really enjoyed it. You’ve built such a lovely network and everyone was so friendly and supportive. ” – RS – Sustainable Results

Event Gallery

To book your place

Call 01981 540708 Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place for Bristol” & I will arrange – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

Networking and membership?

Why does Bristol Business Network have membership fees? In fact you could ask this question for any of the groups that charge membership fees.

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Membership of a networking group is no different than that of a gym….it’s all about commitment and doing things that will enhance/improve and make your life better.

Bristol Business Network is a membership based organisation/business and has been since 1993.- with some current members having joined then! The reason behind this is that with membership comes commitment and from that familiarity, likeability, trust and the conversations and connections that enhance business.

The majority of networking groups charge membership in some shape or form – and to be honest it is where the profit for them comes from – Bristol Business Network is no different in that respect.

Where it is different is that this is what I do – networking and networking events and making sure that the members and visitors get the best possible experience from the networking they do at the events.  Along with actively connecting people and businesses at the events and also between the events.  Any network host will have a plethora of contacts and connections that can be utilised – what makes the an exceptional host is someone who is connecting people without being asked!

And I am sure that you will find that all other networking groups where there is membership have people/hosts/group leaders who are there solely to ensure that you get the most from your membership……

  • the events are planned well in advance enabling you to plan your activity
  • the events are held at venues that deliver great food in super surroundings
  • speakers and Business Enlightenment and Effectiveness session hosts are organised offering business enhancing sessions
  • the venues are briefed to ensure that each event goes to plan,
  • that at each event there the correct number of seats, the table plan worked out in advance, you have your badge, event details, delegate list
  • that your table is hosted by someone who is experienced, enthusiastic and keen to give you the best possible networking experience
  • that you receive all the relevant correspondence in a timely fashion – the booking details, your confirmation, your invoice, post event details so that you can follow up
  • that your payments/invoices/receipts are handled easily, securely and correctly
  • that you know what to prepare for for each event to ensure that you get the best use of your time
  • actively seeking to connect people, share collaborations, engage in conversations and facilitate opportunities
  • they inspire, motivate and communicate to set the tone for great events
  • deal with any requirements that you may have – dietary, access, contact details, directions, parking arrangements
  • to share – your good news, what you are looking for, what your clients are looking for (whether it is a piano tuner or miniature ponies!)
  • that guests you wish to bring are fully briefed

Being a member of a networking group whether it be Bristol Business Network, 4N, BNI, NRG, IoD is all about taking the time to get to know the members and the ways you can help – whether it is support, information, introductions, collaborations developed on a regular basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks).  By becoming an active listener you will see how you can help the people you meet. Then following up with a simple e-mail or telephone call to have a further conversation, a 121, meeting, maybe even sharing a connection.

You and the people that you do meet regularly networking will become advocates going out of their way to recommend your goods and services without being asked or expecting anything in return. It is the time taken to develop the relationships with key members of your network/group/chapter that will lead to the greatest rewards….

With a multitude of networking contacts – some direct and some indirect, you can find everything you need for a successful business, employees to hire, a job for you, business intelligence, barter/contra contacts, or advice in a multitude of areas.  As well as inspirational. positive thinking, enthusiastic people who will enhance and add to your success – and celebrate that with you. Nothing can take the place of a wide range of trusted business contacts. It is the most valuable thing you can own. It really is and Porter Gales book – Your Network is your Net worth.

By attending the networking events on a regular basis and going out of your way to connect to key members of the network you become an advocate and in true “abundance” (and I’ll use an NRG sentence!) “what goes round comes round. People will eventually become advocates for you – and this is where the networking dividend really pays out!”

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Sean Humby – event host and writer of this post

Want to know more?

FAQ’s

2020 Dates for Events in Bristol

To book your place/get your invitation

Call 01981 540708 or 07807 941927

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

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

or

 Complete your details here

15th January 2020 – networking lunch and business seminar

Bristol Business Network – Making Meaningful Business Connections On Behalf Of Our Members since 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.

I shouldn’t be telling you how great the events are – come to an event and hear it from our members who will give you a clearer picture as to how they have benefited from being involved, some for over 20 years!

A free business seminar & then you will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks followed by relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch.

Next event is 15th January 2020 at The Bristol Hotel

Business Seminar before THE networking lunch

How can Bristol Business Network positively impact your business for 2020

You go to networking events, you commit time, money and effort for 12 ( or more ) events a year….are you getting the most from doing this? 

This session will explore the ways that you can positively impact your business for 2020 looking at your challenges, opportunities and plans for the coming 12 months and how Bristol Business Network can help in achieving these.   Perhaps your current network is not working?

It could be a shared contact, some insider knowledge, some tactics that have proved successful, shared ideas, thought catalysts or just a conversation which opens up opportunities.

Hosted by Sean Humby host of Bristol Business Network events with years of experience working with (and in) businesses to help them get the most from networking and increasing their opportunities for growth, problem solving, overcoming challenges. Well connected in Bristol and the South West with a large online network as well!

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes from Mark Leveridge – Professional Strolling Magician
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Cost of event is £39.95 covering seminar, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme, delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence.

To book your place

Call 01981 540708 Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place for Bristol” & I will arrange – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

FAQ’s

What is business networking and is it important?

Networking and membership – your ROI

Networking and meeting the same people – good or not?

Feedback from 2019 events

Thanks Sean, great meeting yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it.” – PK – Acorn Health and Safety

It was great to see you yesterday. Thank you for having us and as mentioned I do think your events are very impressive!” TB – St James’s Place October 2019

“It was a great lunch, thank you Sean; your events never disappoint ” – RB – WRFCA October 2019

Good to meet you on Wednesday! I thought the whole event was run rather well and it was a very nice venue, so thumbs up from me! CJ – ESNO Media

Just to say thank you for yesterday, I really enjoyed it. You’ve built such a lovely network and everyone was so friendly and supportive. ” – RS – Sustainable Results

Event Gallery

Bristol Business Network December event – the festive one!

Wednesday 18th December at Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

It’s the last event of 2018

Bristol Business Network – Making Meaningful Business Connections On Behalf Of Our Members since 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.

I shouldn’t be telling you how great the events are – come to an event and hear it from our members who will give you a clearer picture as to how they have benefited from being involved, some for over 20 years!

A free business seminar & then you will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks followed by relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch.

Business Seminar before lunch

Resilience – what it is & how you can use it to your advantage

This session explores what Resilience is, what research tells us about how best to invest in it & the practical steps we can take to build resilience in our own lives.

There will be a particular focus on; meaning, character strengths & positive emotion

Participants will leave with some take away actions & ‘experiments’ to carry out, to build on & action their learning in day to day life.

Your seminar host is Lucy Duggan, founding director of Light Box Leadership CIC, Lucy has gathered deep insight and expertise over 17 years working in and on mental health. Lucy is committed to equipping individuals and organisations with evidence-based insights, tools and strategies to become stronger, more effective and to lead with resilience.

She does this through public engagement projects, training, consultancy, coaching, writing and public speaking events. Lucy is also a Fellow of the Wellcome Trust.

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – Raffle to support The Jessie May Trust – all prizes welcome!
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Raffle to support The Jessie May Trust – prizes welcome!

Cost of event is £39.00 covering seminar, 2 course served lunch with drinks, event programme, delegate list, networking tips, event correspondence.

To book your place

Call 01981 540708 Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place for Bristol” & I will arrange – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

FAQ’s

What is business networking and is it important?

Networking and membership – your ROI

Networking and meeting the same people – good or not?

Event Gallery

November’s event – business seminar and networking lunch

Making Meaningful Business Connections On Behalf Of Our Members since 1993

There is a very good reason why Bristol Business Network is still so popular over 26 years on from its launch – it works!

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.

I shouldn’t be telling you how great the events are – come to an event and hear it from our members who will give you a clearer picture as to how they have benefited from being involved, some for over 20 years!

The next event is Wednesday 27 November 2019 – The Cowshed

  • Hosted by Sean Humby
  • You benefit from the Business seminar – “Stop wasting money at Trade shows and exhibitions”
  • You will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks
  • You have relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch
  • Your table is hosted & you don’t sit with anyone who does what you do
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.

Business Seminar before THE networking lunch

Coffee and networking from 10am and session starts at 10.30am (optional, always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Hosted by Mark Leveridge – Professional Strolling Magician

“Stop Wasting Money At Trade Shows And Exhibitions”. 

Many businesses attend exhibitions and invest much time, energy and money in organising their display and literature. However, perhaps surprisingly, there are other aspects of the actual event which are sometimes overlooked, such as what are the specific aims of attending, how will an impact be made, what will help to attract customers and more. 

Drawing on his many years of experience using his magic at trade events to help companies achieve their goals, Mark goes through a check list of good and bad practice that he has observed at exhibitions, offers a number of important questions that companies should perhaps ask before they attend, analyses why so many exhibitors come away from events feeling disappointed, and suggests ways to increase the likelihood of being successful. 

Mark will also perform one or two examples of the magic that he has used to help companies in the past.

Then THE Networking Lunch…..

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes – Inge Dowden
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Your investment (a claimable expense) is £39.00 covering business effectiveness session, coffee, 2 course served lunch (main meal & dessert with coffee) with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Call 01981 540708

Message me on LinkedIn or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk 

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

The Venue

The Cowshed Bristol – parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre – up to 4 hours is £5.00   Alternatives here

EVENT GALLERY

Protecting you and your business financially – made simple and even sexy!!!

A headline that grabs one’s attention! And that’s just the business seminar before THE networking lunch!

At the next Bristol Business Network event on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at The Bristol Hotel you will have conversations, generate connections and build relationships with other decision makers that will have a positive effect on your business.

And have done since 1993!

  • You benefit from the Business seminar – full details below!
  • You will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks 11.45am – 12.30 pm
  • You have relationship building conversations over a served, 2 course lunch from 12.30 pm
  • 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.
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2 pm.

The business seminar before THE networking lunch

Protecting you and your business financially – made simple and even sexy!!!

Typical questions……. why is a pension important to me now? Can I afford a pension now? Which type of protection and insurance do I really need? Why should I hold personal investments? Overall, highlighting the importance of replacing the benefits you had when you were employed.

Insuring risk can ensure business survival. Take a look at what you need in your survival kit. Let’s simplify the types of protection you and your business could benefit from should the risk become a reality. For example medical insurance can boost employee retention and productivity, protect their health and help recruit talented staff.

This session will give you informed and expert advice on the various types of business insurance and pensions. A great help to any business owner, enabling them to make reasoned, informed decisions for now and the future.

Judith is the local face of WPA Private Medical Health Insurance, passionate about making sure her customers receive the best medical attention where and when they need it. WPA only do private medical insurance and cash plans and that’s what we are brilliant at.

Tiffany Beard is a Partner at St. James’s Place. She is passionate about making sure her clients receive the best advice covering pensions, investments and protection.

A fantastic double-act to help ease your understanding and reduce your risk!

Coffee and networking from 10am and session starts at 10.30am (optional, always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Then THE Networking Lunch…..

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes – GWS Media
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Your investment (a claimable expense) is £39.00 covering business effectiveness session, coffee, 2 course served lunch (main meal & dessert with coffee) with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.

To book your place

Call 01981 540708

Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

A recent LinkedIn recommendation….from June 2019 – thank you Tara Clist

I’ve been in business for 9 years and in that time, have attended many, many networking events and been a member of various networking organisations. I gave networking a break for a couple of years but kick started it again with Sean’s Bristol Business Network monthly lunches. People really do buy from people and Sean is a genuinely good guy who wants to help and is really giving and generous with his time and connections, in a genuine & valuable way. Lots of people and groups promise things when you join and once you are a member, all to often, you find that they don’t materialise. Sean really does deliver on his promises and has been incredibly kind and positive, he has a really in-depth knowledge of business, networking and relationship building – and his lunches are always fun.

The Venue

The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel – parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending – up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  Alternatives here

EVENT GALLERY

Bristol Business Network – September event with “How to manage Stress” seminar before lunch

Delighted to share the details for the next event on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at The Cowshed

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  • You benefit from the 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.
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.

Seminar before lunch being hosted by Inge Dowden – Business Growth Coach

How to manage stress

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James

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As business owners, we are constantly faced with a lot of pressure, and this can lead to us feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

In this workshop, business coach Inge Dowden will look at the difference between pressure and stress, explain why stress is so bad for us.

You’ll leave with 11 ways to reduce your stress levels in your business and personal life.

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. “
– Lily Tomlin

Coffee and networking from 10am and session starts at 10.30am (optional, always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Then THE Networking Lunch…..

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers. Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes – Judith West – WPA
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

Your investment (a claimable expense) is £39.00 covering business effectiveness session, coffee, 2 course served lunch (main meal & dessert with coffee) with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.

To book your place

Call 01981 540708

Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

A recent LinkedIn recommendation….from June 2019 – thank you Tara Clist

I’ve been in business for 9 years and in that time, have attended many, many networking events and been a member of various networking organisations. I gave networking a break for a couple of years but kick started it again with Sean’s Bristol Business Network monthly lunches. People really do buy from people and Sean is a genuinely good guy who wants to help and is really giving and generous with his time and connections, in a genuine & valuable way. Lots of people and groups promise things when you join and once you are a member, all to often, you find that they don’t materialise. Sean really does deliver on his promises and has been incredibly kind and positive, he has a really in-depth knowledge of business, networking and relationship building – and his lunches are always fun.

EVENT GALLERY

https://www.business-networksw.co.uk/contact_us.php

The UK doesn’t close down for the holiday season and neither does Bristol Business Network! August’s event….

Hello and welcome to an event full of opportunity

Monthly lunch time networking events that bring the decision makers, directors and partners of local businesses together and have done so since 1993.

What you can experience Wednesday 28th August will certainly add value to your business…..

Events described as “easy going, informative & delicious methods of gaining & developing mutually beneficial business relationships”

The essential details first

  • 28th August at The Bristol Hotel– superb city centre venue
  • You benefit from the Business Seminar before lunch – knowledge & expertise to enhance your business
  • You will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks from 11.45am followed by a relaxed & structured served, 2 course lunch
  • Your table is hosted & you don’t sit with anyone who does what you do
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.
  • A justifiable business expense & investment– marketing/business development

Business Seminar before THE networking lunch

Being hosted by Sean Humby – Business Network SW and host of Bristol Business Network events

Networking 2.0

Networking, a word that provokes all sorts of emotions….from a fear of going to a “networking event” and having to put yourself out there to generate business to one of excitement because you’ll meet and have conversations with a whole variety of people in different businesses with expertise and connections that can help you and those that you know.

Going to a networking event  can be daunting, and for some people it can even be intimidating.  It doesn’t have to be this way!

By coming to this session you’ll benefit from the experience and expertise of Sean Humby – host of 100’s of networking events, a visitor to 100’s more, who has seen the good, the brilliant and the not so good of what makes networking work.

We will produce a plan that you can use for any networking event covering the  Before, During and After.

Full of tips, practical advice that you can take away and use within minutes…..

Then THE Networking Lunch…..

  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Sit down for 2 course, served lunch with coffee at 12.30pm. Structured networking around your table with other decision makers.  Lunch finishes 2pm……
  • 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. As a member at subsequent events you will be sat with different people
  • 1.40pm – The 10 minutes – Phil Stevens – Employtec
  • Event finishes at 2pm – feel free to continue to network with the others in the room. It is a great time to make those appointments or even use the venue facilities to continue your conversations.

 

Your investment (a claimable expense) is £39.00 covering business effectiveness session, coffee, 2 course served lunch (main meal & dessert with coffee) with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.

 

 

To book your place

Call 01981 540708

Email sean@business-network.co.uk with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice

Or CLICK HERE

register your details and add “Please book my place for 28th  August” in the notes box and everything will be arranged for you!

Still in 2 minds…..here’s a recent LinkedIn recommendation from Tara Clist of Tara’s Table – Bristol’s award winning Private Chef and caterer

I’ve been a member of Sean’s Business Network South West group for coming up to a year now. I’ve been in business for 9 years and in that time, have attended many, many networking events and been a member of various networking organisations. I gave networking a break for a couple of years but kick started it again with Sean’s Business Network South West monthly lunches. People really do buy from people and Sean is a genuinely good guy who wants to help and is really giving and generous with his time and connections, in a genuine & valuable way. Lots of people and groups promise things when you join and once you are a member, all to often, you find that they don’t materialise. Sean really does deliver on his promises and has been incredibly kind and positive, he has a really in-depth knowledge of business, networking and relationship building – and his lunches are always fun.

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6 numbers for your business 315, 24, 7, 2019, 10.00, 14.00

6 numbers for your business 315, 24, 7, 19, 10.00, 14.00

315th event, 24th July, 2019 starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm!

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Sean Humby here with your invitation to 315th event!

Hello

Feel free to read on and get ALL the details for the event on Wednesday 24th July at Mercure Brigstow Bristol Hotel – superb city centre venue!

  • You benefit from the Business seminar
  • You will meet other business owners, directors & decision makers over drinks
  • You have relationship building conversations, on your hosted table, over a served, 2 course lunch
  • Connections with other decision makers throughout the event
  • Back to your office for the afternoon as event finishes at 2pm.

Business seminar before lunch being hosted by Be Astute

6 numbers to run your business

The logic is that from the smallest to the largest organisations,there are key indicators which we can measure internally which are accurate forecasters for future success.
If you only measure success using your financial results, you are managing by looking at your rear view mirror.  For many of us, a lot of effort and time is expended before we get a sniff of a clients money.  Therefore if you are only looking at those numbers you cannot see what is coming down the line.
For many of us, as non financial people we are much more comfortable measuring real life activity, the number of sales inquiries or number of customers.  We understand these numbers better and how they relate to each – how we can influence them to get the results we are looking for.
And this is the area we will be exploring in the seminar – understanding our numbers, how they relate, and more importantly how we can easily measure them and report them.
Be Astute is independent, and is not an approved partner, re-seller or vendor for any hardware or software products. They focus on the people and business needs first, and recognise it is these needs that ultimately define the technology to adopt.

A husband and wife team combining our individual talents to create a business support company with a difference. They are business focused IT specialists but their starting point is not the technology, or selling you cool gadgets.

They start with you, your needs, the issues that you have that need solving.

Followed by THE Networking Lunch

11.45am. Arrival for drinks before lunch and Informal networking

12.30pm. Sit down for your served 2 course lunch and more 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.  Catalysts for the conversation to follow!

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.

 

“If you are looking you join (or even experience) a business network in Bristol then this is by far the best! Not only will you get to meet interesting and influential people in a networking format which is different and really works but you will also get the opportunity to attend free monthly seminars on a wide range of topics which will be useful to you and your business” David Doughty – named by Thomson Reuters as the UK’s top social influencer in risk, compliance and regtech in 2017.

Your investment – for the business seminar with coffee, pre-lunch drinks, 2 course served lunch with wine & coffee, event programme and attendee list – £39

To book your place

Call 01981 540708

or

Email sean@business-network.co.uk

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

or

Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

 

The Venue

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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

 

 

 

 

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