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
This month’s sponsor is John Kelsey of Sequel Communications

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

2024
July
Live Event
Thursday 4th

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start - 10.30am
The Pinewood on Wilmslow, Handforth Cheshire
After a drinks reception/pre-lunch networking session you will sit at a table of like minded business owners/directors for a 2 course lunch.
Seminar: How to get your website to do its damn job!
August
Live Event
Thursday 1st

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start -
Forrest Hills, Overton Hill, Frodsham
After a drinks reception/pre-lunch networking session you will sit at a table of like minded business owners/directors for a 2 course lunch.
September
Live Event
Thursday 5th

11:30 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start -
The Alderley Edge Hotel, Alderley Edge
After a drinks reception/pre-lunch networking session you will sit at a table of like minded business owners/directors for a 2 course lunch.
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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 4th July 2024

Networking Events' Seminar Topics

Seminar: How to get your website to do its damn job!
Presenter - Dave McEvoy

Succeeding online is not hard if you follow basic principles. Unfortunately, most of us are unfamiliar with what these principles are and how they apply to our business. There are countless strategies, tactics and gimmicks that can help you get to where you need to go but unless you know where you are to begin with you have no idea how to make the most of them. This seminar will introduce you to the principles of user experience (UX) and give you simple tools and tips on evaluating how well your website works. It will give you a no-nonsense methodology for developing marketing strategies that you can understand and manage.

NB Please note, presentation may contain humour and be entirely too enjoyable for a one hour talk on websites. 




  1. What does user experience mean and why is it important.
  2. Understanding your audience (who and where are they)
  3. Crafting the right message & Understanding user intent
  4. Measuring Success
  5. How to budget for marketing
  6. Assessing your resources (outsource v in-house)
  7. Priority based marketing
  8. Deciding on your mix
  9. Accountability

Dave McEvoy has over 20 years' experience in the web design trade, he has won awards in public speaking and absolutely refuses to take himself too seriously. The majority of his professional career has been spent at the helm of Dmac Media where he has helped hundreds of clients create successful websites and digital marketing strategies. 

Live Event
Thursday 4th July
11:30 Start - 14:00 End

Seminar start - 10.30am
The Pinewood on Wilmslow, Handforth Cheshire
Seminar:
Presenter -
Live Event
Thursday 1st August
11:30 Start - 14:00 End

Seminar start -
Forrest Hills, Overton Hill, Frodsham
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What our
members and
visitors say...

" The Business Network in South Manchester is one of the best regular meetings I attend. The atmosphere is extremely friendly, the venues are excellent and the members have a genuine desire to help each other out. Simon and Win provide brilliant leadership and ensure that no one is left out. If you've not networked before, or are a little jaded by the experience, I recommend you try the SMBN."
Chris Moran
JCM Business Solutions
It was a really enjoyable event. Professionally run in a quality hotel with quality people and food. Well Done Karen!
John Redfern
John Redfern Associates
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