Build and forge new relationships, and raise your own profile

Make valuable new connections as well as gain fresh insights from our monthly seminars

We help members establish and develop a network of supportive and knowledgeable senior contacts, as well as make their expertise more visible. However, before we can do that you need to attend one of our events and discover for yourself why members find our format so relevant.

Calendar of Events

Our forthcoming events are listed below. Part knowledge-share, part networking, our lunchtime events offer you the ideal opportunity to engage with a diverse group of senior decision-makers in a business-focussed environment.

Agenda
10.00am – Registration for seminar plus an opportunity to grab a coffee/network
10.30am – Pre-lunch seminar begins
11.30am – Drinks reception courtesy for our sponsor
12.30pm – Lunch
13.40pm – Post lunch talk
13.50pm – Spin the wheel
14.00pm – Meeting closes but stay to network and carry out those important 1-2-1s

Our sponsor for this month is Kevin Owen of Vitality Medical Insurance providers

For your first, exploratory, visit you can choose to book one of our next three events.

2022
July
Live Event
Thursday 7th

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start - 10.30am
The Tytherington Club
A relaxed networking group for senior business people based in the North West to generate quality business locally, nationally and internationally.
Seminar: The secret world of Franchising
August
Live Event
Thursday 4th

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start - 10.30am
The Pinewood on Wilmslow, Handforth Cheshire
A relaxed networking group for senior business people based in the North West to generate quality business locally, nationally and internationally.
September
Live Event
Thursday 8th

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start - 10.30am
Tytherington Club
A relaxed networking group for senior business people based in the North West to generate quality business locally, nationally and internationally.
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Present a seminar

Our seminar presenters are drawn from the membership. Delivering a seminar offers a great opportunity for you to showcase your expertise and increase your profile within the membership and beyond.

If you are interested in presenting at one of our networking events, please get in touch.

Call 0161 503 5000
or email: simon.edmondson@business-network.co.uk

Come and join us at our
Next Event
Thursday 7th July 2022

Networking Events' Seminar Topics

Seminar: The secret world of Franchising
Presenter - Natalia Shvarts director at Beyond Corporate

This session will explore what franchising is, whether it?s appropriate for your business and if so, what you would need to consider in order to become a franchisor. We will focus on the building blocks of what makes a franchise a franchise, the legal aspects to consider, and how to prepare your business for franchising. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as we go along and at the end.

  1. What is Franchising
    1. A method of expansion
    2. Franchisor / franchisee relationship
  2. Is my business franchisable?
    1. Success
    2. Longevity
    3. Scalable
    4. unique
  3. Essential Elements
    1. Brand protection ? trademarks
    2. Manual
    3. Training
    4. Quality control
    5. Pilot
    6. Franchise agreement
  4. Next steps
    1. Franchise consultant
    2. Legal advice
    3. British Franchise Association

Natalia is a true franchise lawyer who is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals. Pragmatic and with a can-do attitude, Natalia adopts a ?thinking outside of the box? approach to problem solving.

Natalia?s experience spans multiple sectors from retail & hospitality to care as well as multiple disciplines from IP, consumer law, data protection, charity law to all aspects of corporate and commercial work.

Having spent 7 years as legal counsel with a large, award winning franchisor, Natalia understands the pressures on businesses and in-house legal teams alike and therefore the importance of practical solutions.

Live Event
Thursday 7th July
11:30 Start - 14:00 End

Seminar start - 10.30am
The Tytherington Club
Seminar:
Presenter - Steve Neil
Live Event
Thursday 4th August
11:30 Start - 14:00 End

Seminar start - 10.30am
The Pinewood on Wilmslow, Handforth Cheshire
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What our
members and
visitors say...

The South Manchester Business Network is the best I have ever attended! There are online networking events, seminars, updates, 121's, networking and much more. They are always an enjoyable event. They are professionally run, in a quality hotel with quality people. After my first visit I joined the group as I felt I found my Networking home with likeminded people. Simon and Win have supported me, since I have joined the group and look forward to being a member for many years.
Lisa Storey
E Z Hampers
I happily renewed my membership with The Business Network South Manchester yesterday hosted by Simon & Win. Why? It's structured, director level networking which works for me and the kind of businesses I want to be introduced to. Plus there's an amazing extended network I have access to... With a couple of contacts i have met in the group we're working on developing what will be the biggest production project of my career so far. Renewing was a bit of a no-brainer....
Ben Schmidt
Pixel Assist
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