Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

  • November: Thursday 16th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Liz Hardwick and Darren Jenkinson, 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

  • December: Thursday 14th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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  • January: Thursday 18th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 am to 11.45 am

    Presenter - Phil Heaven, Shopper Anonymous

    Topic - Customers - Love Them or Lose Them

    It is becoming clear that customer-centricity is the new norm in competitive organisations.In this interactive session, we will examine the key features of delivering a remarkable customer experience. It will be a chance to identify common failings as well as hints and tips to secure customer loyalty and show how to make customers advocates of your business.Prior to the seminar, three (willing volunteer) members of The Business Network will have been Mystery Shopped in some capacity and we will examine the results as part of the seminar.Phil HeavenRegional DirectorShopper Anonymousphil.heaven@shopperanonymous.co.ukshopperanonymous.co.uk

  • February: Thursday 15th, Bartle Hall 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Cassandra Fairclough, Global Radio

    Topic - DAX

     

  • March: Thursday 15th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • April: Thursday 12th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • July: Wednesday 4th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • August: Thursday 9th, Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

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  • November: Thursday 15th, Tbc

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  • December: Wednesday 12th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.00pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 16th November

Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

What members and guests say

"Having been involved in many business networking over the years, I have found Preston Business Network to be one of the best organised and most enjoyable meetings I have attended. Every meeting is very well planned / hosted, the agenda is relaxed, always kept to time and held the best venues available in the area. Business Network provides a valuable opportunity for our business to network locally and will remain a vital component of our face to face marketing for many years to come."

Ian Hilton
Tech Advance Ltd

"‘The Business Network has been instrumental in helping Mayes Accountants grow our client base over the last 18 months. We have met and made strong relationships with excellent businesses and their owners and have worked together to help each other to grow our respective businesses. Via our unique Business One Page Plan service we have been able to offer local business owners a hugely successful resource to help them to increase the profitability of their businesses and at the same to help them feel less isolated at the top of their business tree’‘The Business Network offers a great, well organised and structured approach to meeting quality business owners – if you are looking to expand your already successful business, whatever sector, I highly recommend you join’."

Andrew Botham
Mayes Accountants