Dear Members and Guests

Summer has arrived and with it an air of optimism about our new way of living and working.  Networking with likeminded people has never been more important and we have increased our events accordingly with now 2 In Person Events, 1 Monthly Event Online and our Drop in which is by our Members for our Members.

So whatever your calendar looks like, you will be able to meet new contacts, spend time with your tribe learning, sharing and exploring opportunities.

Remember I am here to help you make the most of your membership, please feel free to get in touch.  Check our joint availability here:

https://calendar.x.ai/karentems-781/phone-call 

or https://calendar.x.ai/karentems-781/catch-up

Best wishes

Karen

We would like to thank Andrew Livesey, Andrew Livesey Photography for offering professional headshots on a free of charge basis in lieu of a donation to be split between our Charity Members: Age UK Lancashire, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and The Creative Space Centre. Andy explained, that he has been profitably busy over the past 15 months where many of us have experienced challenges and he wants to give something back.

JUNE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Our Member Drop In includes a short webinar and Member news roundup. The Monthly Online Event includes a short webinar, hosted breakout room sessions where you have the opportunity to promote your business and a motivational speaker.  Our Monthly In Person Events include informal networking, hosted tables, the opportunity to promote your business and a 2 course lunch.

MEMBER DROP IN

Zoom, 10 June
11:00-11:45
Members Only

WEBINAR

R & D Tax Credits – Rewarding Innovation

Andrew Robinson, Director, STS (Europe) Ltd

MONTHLY ONLINE

Zoom, 24 June
11:00-12:45
Guests Welcome

WEBINAR

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights

Daniel Fletcher, Solicitor Commercial, Forbes LLP

SPEAKER

Introducing The Gen

Lisa Edge, GB Shared

IN PERSON

Mytton Fold, 29 June
11:30-14:00
Guests Welcome

SPEAKER

This Is Me – Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Louisa Scanlan, Director, Collaborate Business Solutions

IN PERSON

Stanley House, 30 June
11:20-14:00
Guests Welcome

SPEAKER

A Foray Into Family Law

Philip Rhodes, Partner, Slater Heelis

It’s Back - Win a £1,000 Travel Voucher

Be in it to win it!

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 that you introduce who then joins our group, you will get a ‘ticket’ for our draw at Christmas to win a £1,000 Travel Voucher. Here is a reminder of how it works.

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

Online Event

If your guest is a Senior Decision Maker and genuinely new to The Business Network Central & East Lancashire, then I will happily host their place.

In Person Event

Your guest will be very welcome at the guest rate of £40 plus VAT.

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

To say thank you for introducing New Members to our group, the following Members are in ‘the hat’ to win a £1,000 Travel Voucher to spend with Chic Boutique Travel. The draw will be made at our Christmas event on Thursday 9 December at Stanley House.

Webinars By Our Members, For Our Members

Coming Soon…

  • ESG – The New CSR, Owen Phillips of Community Foundation of Lancashire
  • Supporting People Back To The Workplace, Deb Gilby GW Resources
  • Sarah Clemson of Latitude Studios will be telling her story and sharing life and business learnings.
  • Andrew Leeming, Boost will be talking to us on 15 July at SH
  • Jayne Gregson, PW Will Be Talking To Us About How Businesses have changed over the past 15 months
  • Jean Atkinson will showing us to How To Stay Focused, Stay Lean and Create a 12 Month Marketing Plan in just 1 day
  • Ben Griffiths of Clever IT will be taking the floor to talk about the latest in IT innovation
  • How To Write A Brief For Your Next Website Refresh To Make Sure Your Grow Your Business, Peter Dickinson, KUB
  • 5 Secrets to Creating Your Own Marketing Videos, Darren Hutchinson Dreamscope TV

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 September.

Dates for the Diary

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

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Member Drop In
Online
1100-1145

8

9

7

4

6

3

3

7

5

9

7

8

6

3

Monthly Event
In Person
1145-1400

15 & 28

19

16 & 29

14 & 27

11

9

13

10

10

14

12

16

14

18

15

13

10

8

Monthly Event
Online
1045-1245

22

26

23

21

18

7

20

17

17

21

19

23

21

25

22

20

17

15

Liz Hardwick

When I think of great networking hosts, I think of Karen. Karen welcomes you before you even get to one of her events and you know exactly what’s going on and what the plan is!

I enjoy networking events that are managed well, I can learn something new at, and I can chat to other business owners and senior decision makers in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Karen and The Business Network Central and East Lancashire ticks all those boxes.

Karen is super welcoming, a great personality and is always happy to go that extra mile for any of her members or guests. She’s also great at understanding your businesses and helping make the right introductions.

When I attended as a guest the first time, the next day I signed up as a member, because it was the combination of a fab event, fab host and fab people, that made me join.

My business, DigiEnable are now in our 3rd year of corporate membership, and long may it continue. Seeing Karen’s bright and smiling face as you turn up, is always a comfort to see. Highly recommended!

Liz Hardwick
DigiEnable