Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

  • September: Thursday 7th, Stanley House

    Time - 10.30 am to 11.45 am

    Presenter - Sarah Green, Training 2000 - Cyber Security Division

    Topic - Cybercrime: The Risk and The Remedy

    We all know the horror stories, so what does cyber security really mean?This session will guide participants how to approach cyber security from the top down, ensuring that it becomes part of your culture whether you are a sole trader or large organisation.Touching on real-life experience, we will discuss why everyone has or will be hacked at some point in their lives, and will provide some simple yet effective, hands-on guidance for how to secure yourselves, and your business from the bad guys.We will also discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018, what this will mean for your business and how to ensure you comply.Content- The risks to modern business- GDPR รข what it means for you - Why people are a target- Cyber breach case studies- The cyber security landscape- Building your cyber security strategySarah Green is Business Manager of the Cyber Security Division at Training 2000 one of the UK's largest group training associations. Sarah's role is to lead, develop and grow the total vision for the company's cyber security business unit. Sarah provides training and consultancy to clients in line with the Government's Cyber Security Strategy to empower commercial, public bodies and private individuals to ensure their systems and processes, both on and offline are robust, safe and secure.With over four years experience in strategic roles within the industry, Sarah feels passionate about helping businesses break down the barriers to putting cyber security processes in place, working with them to identify their risks and providing a gateway to information and support, so that they can protect against this ever-growing threat.Training 2000Furthergate Business ParkHarwood StreetBlackburnBB1 3BD01254 54659www.t2000cyber.co.ukTwitter:@T2000Cyber@ItsCyberSarahFacebook:Training 2000 Cyber SecurityLinkedIn:Sarah Green

  • October: Thursday 12th, Stanley House

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  • November: Thursday 16th, Barton Grange Hotel

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Liz Hardwick, DigiEnable

    Topic - SEO Generating New Business, Even When the Office is Shut

    Did you know that almost three quarters of us now start our search for a new product or service online?This is why many businesses are switching onto the benefits of good SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and it's ability to make sure that your business being seen ahead of your competitors.But do you know enough to ensure that your website is at a standard that will make a difference to your business?Would you know the right questions to ask to make sure you are getting value from an SEO provider? Is your website ranking well enough to make sure you are getting a share of the 3.5 billion Google searches that are taking place on a daily basis?This seminar is aimed at helping you answer the above questions, and giving you enough knowledge to understand what it takes to reach the elusive first page of Google.We will dispel some of the myths surrounding SEO and share tips which are working for our clients and generating those all-important leads. You will leave with a checklist to take back to your business and apply immediately, ensuring that you are in the best possible position to become top of the list for customers looking for services like yours.Liz Hardwick is a Partner in DigiEnable, a training provider who works with businesses, charities and councils to develop their online marketing. Liz also manages a team who deliver SEO services to a range of clients ranging from business consultants to window manufacturers and everything in between. DigiEnable were ranked 29th in the UK's Top 100 Digital Leaders in 2014.To find out more about Liz click here or visit https://www.digienable.co.uk/Who-is-Liz-Hardwick. To learn more about the services offered by DigiEnable, or to simply book time for a coffee and a chat, call DigiEnable on 0843 886 8470 or email info@DigiEnable.co.uk

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  • January: Thursday 18th, Stanley House

    Time - 10.30 am to 11.45 am

    Presenter - Graham Campbell, Moose Media

    Topic - The Future of Social Media: Unleashing The Power of Your Employees

     

  • February: Thursday 15th, Bartle Hall

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Cassandra Fairclough, Global Radio

    Topic - DAX

     

  • March: Thursday 15th, Stanley House

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  • July: Wednesday 4th, Stanley House

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 7th September

Stanley House

What members and guests say

"As a member of The Business Network Preston, we have attended their events on a number of occasions and have been blown away by the warm welcome and professionalism that is extended to all members and guests. People feel able to build long term relationships in the Network which helps generate business in a friendly and non - pushy manner. I would recommend The Business Network Preston without hesitation."

Simon Price
DWF LLP

"I would highly recommend The Business Network to companies wishing to expand their client and supplier base. It represents the right blend of formal and informal networking. Karen is dynamic, professional and supportive. There is a real buzz in the room and her infectious enthusiasm makes each event special.I look forward to meeting people from a broad spectrum of organisations and learning something new at the pre-lunch seminars.We have made some excellent business contacts and some really good friends."

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Chapelfield PR