Some members have been
with us for over 20 years – what keeps them coming back?

Thoughtful event planning that tailors to the needs of every Member

If you are visiting this site for the first time, please take a few moments to read some of the kind comments provided by members. They offer an insight into why we have such loyal members throughout our Business Network groups.

A Host’s role goes beyond simply organising professional and efficient events. To be successful they need to act as ‘business connectors’ for their members, actively brokering links when the opportunities arise. To do this they need to research a member’s business and understand its position in the marketplace. Only then can the table plans of our live events, or the breakout room configurations of our online events, work most effectively.

So when you find yourself attending one of our business networking events you will appreciate that the group of business owners and directors you meet at your table, or in your breakout room, is not down to fate, but is the result of careful and considered planning on the part of your Business Network Host.

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The Benefits of Membership

The Business Network Host

As we mention above, a key benefit of membership is your dedicated Business Network Host, playing a connecting role by working to get you in front of the business owners and directors you want to meet, not only at events but also during the working periods in between.

Seminars

The seminars are an important part of our events. Drawn from the membership, the presenters offer topical and relevant seminars, allowing you to share expert insight to ensure your knowledge remains current. At our live events, they also provide a further opportunity to network with a group of like-minded business professionals.

Making your expertise more visible

Membership offers opportunities to shed a spotlight on your expertise. You can choose to present a seminar yourself and you can also submit articles for publication on the news pages. Dependent on the level of membership you select, this can be done through your regional website, or the national and regional website together.

National Members Database

Membership allows a personalised entry on the National Members Database, making you and your business visible to the national membership.

Member Offers

Membership also allows you to promote offers. Dependent on the level of membership you select, this can be done through your regional website, or the national and a regional website together. These offers can be taken up by both members and non-members.

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

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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
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
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
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