What our members say...

Our members are the heartbeat and make
The Business Network what it is

" 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
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
I have been a Network attender of many Networks over a number of years and have to say I thoroughly enjoy the Business Network North West – South Manchester meetings which Win and Simon run. They are full of good people and there are lots of laughs! However, there is business done between the members. I thoroughly recommend this Network as a means of building business and congenial meetings with successful business people.
Ian Allison
Allison Protection Specialists
The Business Network South Manchester has undoubtedly facilitated steady growth in my business during the last year whilst increasing the number of invaluable contacts within my networking circle and I'm confident this will continue through into 2012. Your meetings are always well structured, productive and uplifting - what more could you ask of networking? I would not hesitate to recommend The Business Network South Manchester to all my associates and wish you continued, and much deserved, success in the coming year.
Tracey Richley
WPA
The Business Network South Manchester is the premier event on the monthly business calendar. Karen Tems is not only a fabulous host, who can help make introductions and connections, she is an experienced, successful business women, who offers insights into making the right connections. I have come to appreciate her help and support during my time with The Business Network
Nick Brookes
Cornfields Holdings
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
The Business Network South Manchester, run by Win and Simon Edmondson is just brilliant! Win and Simon create a friendly, non-threatening and relaxed environment in which you meet other business owners and decision makers who are interested in helping all the members of the group to grow their businesses and introduce you to others they know. The meeting does have a structure but it isn’t a rigid format and the pre-lunch educational seminars attract a great range of speakers who are always informative. All in all, the meeting is fun! And that is why I have been a member of the group for several years and will continue to do so. Oh and yes I have got new business from being a member. A business networking group which is relaxed and fun and does what is says it will do!
Chris Booth
McKellens Ltd
I joined The Business Network South Manchester several years ago and when the opportunity came up to buy the group I jumped at the opportunity as the members had helped me so much with my business.
Simon Edmondson
Federation Of Small Businesses
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
Not only does Business Network make sense financially, it's a huge asset to business owner/managers and the 'lonely at the top' syndrome. There's a huge wealth of knowledge and regional business information within the South Manchester branch, high quality businesses and a tangible community feel about the whole group. If I need a contact or expert advice, or if I'm struggling with something, there?s always someone I can call and get a result. When you're running your own business, being able to access that support and 'business intelligence' is invaluable. So for me, South Manchester Business Network isn't just a professional networking group; it's a natural extension of my own business.
Penny Lines
No Nonsense Marketing

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