Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events. Please click on the event for further information.

  • January: Thursday 31st, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Claire Treloar - Ultimate Creative

    Topic - Setting Goals For Your Website In 2019

    This months seminar is being presented by Claire Treloar from Ultimate Creative. Claire points out that your website should play an important part of your business plan and therefore it is crucial to set objectives for your website and have a clear plan as to how they will be achieved.

    Claire asks; "Do you want 20% more leads from Google? A 15% increase in basket conversion rates? Ten people a month downloading your brilliant piece of content?" Claire's presentation will explore some common goals and give some great tips on how to achieve them.

  • February: Thursday 28th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Paul Skinner - Founder - Agency of the Future

    Topic - Collaborative Advantage

    This month's seminar is being presented by Paul Skinner. In it Paul will explore how creating Collaborative Advantage can help to rapidly accelerate the growth of your business or non-profit organisation by bringing the fuller, value-creating potential of the outside world inside the organisation.

    Until now, the history of business strategy has been built on the idea that businesses must compete to win. But what if the competitive model of business is broken? Could strategies to create competitive advantage actually be holding ?you ?back?

    Paul Skinner is the pioneer of Collaborative Advantage, an alternative strategy to help organisations to drive a greater level of success that is better for business, better for customers and better for society.

    Paul?s groundbreaking book Collaborative Advantage develops a holistic approach to building Collaborative Advantage that can be applied to any business or organisation. And in this session Paul will present an overview of this approach including practical tools from his book.

    As well as a successful author Paul is the founder of the Agency of the Future, which helps clients create Collaborative Advantage to drive a greater level of organisational success that is better for the business, better for its customers and better for society.

    He is also the founder of Pimp My Cause, which uses cause-related marketing challenges to enhance the capabilities of individuals and teams and supports over two thousand charities and social enterprises with access to pro bono marketing in the process. Pimp My Cause partners with the UK?s top marketing and advertising professional organisations including The Marketing Society, Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

    In 2014 he was awarded an honorary visiting fellowship at Edge Hill University business school, has twice won Consultant of the Year awards from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is an advisory board member at London?s Museum of Brands.

  • March: Thursday 21st, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

    Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

    Presenter - Roger Porthouse

    Topic - Leading in Complexity and Uncertainty

     
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  • July: Wednesday 17th, The Mere12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • August: Thursday 29th, The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • September: Thursday 26th, The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

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  • October: Thursday 31st, TBC 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 31st January

The Midland Hotel 12.00 Noon - 2.00 pm

What members and guests say

"What is clearly apparent about The Business Network is that, unlike so many other networking groups and events that I have attended, you take an active role in connecting your members where you see there is an opportunity. Typically these networking events are organised, payments are collected from the delegates and the delegates are then left to get on with the networking themselves. Not with The Business Network! This is clearly a differentiator and I'm both surprised and delighted by the level of attention you give to your members, in particular to identifying those potentials relationships that that could benefit members and making the connections for us where we haven't already had the chance to connect."

Luke Rebbettes
Kingsbrook UK Ltd

"Hi Helen, I just wanted to say that my first meeting as a member of The Business Network Manchester was superb. I?ve already made a couple of excellent new contacts, with follow up meetings being arranged. Many thanks,Andy Following on from my email earlier this year I just wanted to let you know that I have just received confirmation today of a new 3-month pilot campaign with a new customer which is directly as a result of me being part of The Business Network. This is a significant piece of work for Mustard Seed and further cements my confidence in the group moving forward. "

Andy Pearson
Mustard Seed Telemarketing