Over 26 years' experience in building meaningful connections to help your business flourish

Welcome to The Business Network South Manchester – helping connect owners and directors from across the business community

“Great friendly atmosphere with a servant leadership culture. I attended my first meeting in November and already had four follow up sessions in the following week. Well worth joining.” Hein Pretorius – Onpro Consulting UK

Whether providing face-to-face lunchtime networking events, as we have been since 1993, or hosting our more recent and equally successful online events, our purpose remains the same – to provide business owners and directors with an effective and focussed environment to do business.

Currently, the opportunity to make new contacts, to collaborate and share knowledge, and the ability to build a support network, is perhaps even more important than before. That is why we continue acting as ‘connectors’ for our members and finding new ways to make their expertise more visible.

“I’ve been a member of the Business Network for over 4 years now and I know of no other network that works so hard for its members.” Roger Porthouse – Latent Capability Ltd

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To find out more, call
Simon Edmondson on 0161 503 5000
or email: simon.edmondson@business-network.co.uk

Why join
The Business Network

We are a Membership Organisation, though at the same time we encourage visitors to attend an event to find out for themselves why our members view The Business Network as such an important part of their business growth strategy.

Membership will provide you with:

  • A dedicated Business Network Host, working to get you in front of the people you want to meet
  • Access to topical seminars, sharing expert insight to ensure your knowledge remains current
  • The opportunity to ‘make your expertise more visible’ by presenting seminars and supplying articles for our news pages
  • Access to a National Database of Members
  • The opportunity to submit offers via our Regional and National websites
  • Monthly events with Senior Decision makers
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What our members and visitors say...



3 years! Its seems like only yesterday that I was fighting my way through the Cheshire lanes to the launch of a brand new networking group. These days, new networking groups seem to spring up like weeds, but this one WAS different. It ticked all my boxes and I decided to join at that launch meeting. And I'm still there after three years, because it did deliver on those initial expectations, and continues to do so!! Why do I continue to like The Business Network? Three Simple Reasons: 1 - Its a pleasurable experience. Great lunches in nice locations each month. A structured meeting format, but not rigid. Great educational seminars. Meeting decision makers not salesmen as fellow members. Importantly , you feel you are among friends, all willing to help you. 2 - It helps my business. As a digital marketing consultancy, the majority of our clients come through referrals. I have been introduced to a number of new clients by fellow members and met great companies to partner with through the network. 3 - You don't know when you will meet your next client! As host, Karen works hard to attract new people to every meeting. As well as growing the membership, these visitors help to keep the meeetings fresh and dynamic. And hopefully some may need our Internet Marketing services! Happy 3rd Anniversary!
Andy Wooles, WSI Internet Marketing
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