Dear Members and Guests

Happy New Year!

I do hope that regardless of the challenges that we faced over the Christmas period, they seem now to be a thing of the past and that you are relishing the opportunities that a brand new year offers us.

Here’s to a fantastic 2022 for all of us, stay healthy, be happy, cherish your loved ones, be successful and (to pinch an anonymous quotation) ‘When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine’.

Look forward to working with your over the coming year and to sharing your company on Thursday.

Fancy a catch up soon?  Check our joint availability here:

https://calendly.com/karentems

MEMBER DROP-IN
ZOOM, 6 JANUARY
11:00-11:45

WEBINAR

How To Hone Your Influencing Skills

Louisa Scanlan, Collaborate Business Solutions

Includes a short webinar, and members news round-up.

IN PERSON
STANLEY HOUSE, 13 JANUARY
11:30 - 14:00
GUESTS WELCOME

SPEAKERS

Valuing The Precious Gift of Time

Pam Clark, All Things Sorted

Includes informal networking, hosted tables, the opportunity to promote your business and a 2 course lunch.

MONTHLY ONLINE
ZOOM
20 JANUARY
11:00 - 12:00

SPEAKERS

2022 Opportunities

As the last of our monthly online events, Karen takes the opportunity to share plans for our group and how you can be involved.

Includes hosted breakout room sessions where you have the opportunity to promote your business and a speaker.

Win a £1,000 Travel Voucher

Be in it to win it!

At our Christmas 2021 event, Lisa Edge of GB Shared won our voucher for the second time. Congratulations Lisa.

Our Members generously introduce guests who always add value to our events. Indeed a good proportion of guests express interest in joining our wonderful group. For every guest who then joins our group, our Member will get a ‘ticket’ for our draw at Christmas to win a £1,000 Travel Voucher.

All guests must be a Business Owner or a Senior Decision Maker

Business Categories

We keep business categories to 5% of the membership total to achieve balance and provide collaborative opportunities. If your guest is in a category that is currently full, they will be welcome to join a wait list.

Full Categories – IT, Digital and Creative, Videography, Legal, Business Coach, Charitable Services

Webinars and Speakers

Coming Soon…

  • Iconic Productivity Processes that WORK, Liz Hardwick, DigiEnable
  • All Things IT, Abbey ICT, Stuart Lee
  • IP – On Your Side, Andy Platt, Simply Corporate
  • Introducing DECAMA, Catherine Dobson, CD Psychology
  • What’s New In IT, Stuart Lee, Abbey ICT
  • Mental Health First Aid Training, John Hutchison, Advocacy Focus
  • What’s New In Promotional Gifts, Pete Slater, The Purple Group
  • The Fast Moving World of Telecoms, Patrick Mee, Avandda
  • Follow Your Heart and the Rest Will Come, Lauren Lane, BEE Coaching
  • Different Makes The Difference, Andy Henderson, Forward Thinking
  • My Life As A Walking Encyclopaedia, Suzanne Gibson, Ecompli
  • The Creative Space Centre, Andrea Baker

If you would like to share your expertise with the group in the form of a learning event, please let me know, I would love to hear from you Webinar and Speaker Slots available from August.

Dates for the Diary

Remember that you can book or pass apologies for as many events as you wish, go to your Member Login area

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December 

Member Drop In
Online
11.00-11.45

3

3

7

5

9

7

8

6

3

1

Monthly Event
In Person
11.45-14.00

10

10

21

12

16

14

18

15

20

10

15

Kath Bell

I have been attending The Business Network events for nearly a year now and look back with real pleasure on these occasions. Having only attended online events until August 2021, Karen’s events have played an important role in teaching me how to network virtually and I am impressed by the way her events have been run. Karen is skilled at hosting and putting people at their ease, and I felt immediately welcome to the network. The learning elements, delivered by a good mix of speakers, have been valuable and interesting – there are many chances to take part in these to promote your business. The networking in smaller groups is effective and enjoyable. I have connected with many members over the past year and business has been generated through these new relationships. I particularly enjoyed my first in person event last month; a fine venue, a tasty lunch and finally a chance to meet Karen and the many members I knew only virtually! For anyone wishing to connect with fellow decision makers in Lancashire, I’d recommend speaking with Karen and joining The Business Network.

Kath Bell
Lancashire Business View