Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

  • October: Thursday 17th, Stanley House 11.45 - 2.15 pm

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Steve Edge, VaultConnect

    Topic - Deliberate Performance; Improve on Purpose

    There is an academically proven way to improve and yet we are all taught a different way.

    With a few tweaks you can radically improve performance levels in those who interact with customers.  We will cover:

    ? How we are taught today

    ? Debunking the myths behind high performance

    ? Core elements needed to transform performance

    ? 5 Easy steps to creating a high performance culture

    Steve Edge is ?The Habits Coach, based on a long and successful career as an imperfect sales professional. As a youngster Steve graduated from selling sweets at schools to buying and selling horses including one to the Royal Family.

    Years in the technology sector enabled Steve to work in Automotive, Aerospace, Petrochemicals and Robotics for both small start-ups and global players. Frustration trying to effectively develop sales talent started a journey of self-learning focused on the study of expert performance and habitual behaviour.

    Steve Edge, OPTSM

    www.OPTSM.co.uk

    07880735 774

    se@optsm.co.uk

  • November: Thursday 14th, Barton Grange Hotel 1145 - 1415

    Time - 1030 - 1145

    Presenter - Harrison Drury

    Topic - A Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

    This seminar will provide a practical guide to help attendees to manage mental health in the workplace. It aims to assist an employer in determining what they can, can?t, should and shouldn?t be doing in different types of circumstances involving sensitive, challenging and varied mental health issues with employees.

    Managing mental health in the workplace can often be difficult and intimidating. In particular, there tend to be two kinds of situations that employers have to deal with:

    1) Known conditions
    2) Conditions which are not known to the employer or which take them by surprise

    In this seminar, we will look at the approaches available to employers when an employee makes a condition known to them.

    We will also look at how an employer should deal with conditions that are not made known / pro-actively declared / formally diagnosed as these can be particularly difficult to deal with if, perhaps, an employee?s behaviour changes.

    The next section of the seminar will cover preventative measures that an employer can look at ? one primary example of this is flexible working. 

    Presenters

    Helen Darbyshire
    Helen is an HR Advisor who works within the Employment & Regulatory team at Harrison Drury to provide support to employers both for discrete activities / individual cases and routine matters under the HR Compass retainer service.  In her role, Helen is able to provide clients with practical advice, guidance and coaching covering everyday HR issues which all employers encounter at some point. Using her extensive experience in operational HR roles, she supplements the service provided by the legal professionals within the Employment Team by coaching managers how to best translate legal advice into practice in sometimes difficult circumstances.

    Sarah Astley
    Sarah is an Associate Solicitor at Harrison Drury. Sarah deals with HR issues for businesses. She primarily advises on the employment aspects of business sales and acquisitions, drafting employment documentation and dealing with day to day queries regarding employees.

    Roger Spence
    Roger is a Solicitor and Director at Harrison Drury, he is also head of the Employment & Regulatory Department at the firm. Roger advises businesses on the full range of day to day HR issues and provides Employment Tribunal representation. He also advises on the employment aspects of business sales and acquisitions. Roger is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association

    Emily Leeming

    Emily is a Solicitor at Harrison Drury. Having enjoyed her seats within Employment during her Training Contract, Emily qualified into the Employment Law team in October 2018. Since then Emily has worked with Roger, Sarah and Helen to deal with a wide variety of activities across the employment legal and HR spectrum. She has focussed particularly on aspects on business sales and acquisitions, contentious tribunal matters and advises businesses on a wide range of day to day HR issues and technical legal queries.


    Helen.Darbyshire@harrison-drury.com

    Sarah.Astley@harrison-drury.com

    Roger.Spence@harrison-drury.com

    Emily.Leeming@harrison-drury.com

  • December: Thursday 12th, Stanley House 1145 - 1415

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  • January: Thursday 16th, Stanley House 1145 - 1415

    Time - 1030 - 1156

    Presenter - Liz Hardwick and Darren Jenkinson, DigiEnable

    Topic - Putting the Romance back into your Online Marketing

    Putting the Romance back into your Online Marketing

    Try too hard and you will drive people away, don?t put enough effort in and you won?t give off the signals required to show you are interested. When it comes to online marketing and SEO, applying the rules of dating can give your online presence a serious advantage. If it has been a while since you have considered that all important relationship between your website and the online world, this workshop will help you climb back on that horse and discover that there really are plenty more fish in the sea.

    Holding your hand through this seminar will be DigiEnable partners Liz Hardwick and Darren Jenkinson. With over 30 years' experience between them, Darren and Liz have supported thousands of businesses to create strategies which attract the right kind of people to their services and products. Touching on the importance of online relationships, understanding who you?re trying to attract and how to give off all the right signals that you?re someone who deserves some Google love. You?ll leave this workshop with actionable tips on how to give your website the attention it deserves.

    To learn more about DigiEnable visit www.DigiEnable.co.uk.

  • February: Thursday 13th, Stanley House 11.45 - 2.15

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  • July: Thursday 16th, Stanley House 1145 - 1415

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  • October: Thursday 15th, Stanley House 1145 - 1415

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  • November: Thursday 12th, Stanley House 1145 - 1415

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  • December: Thursday 10th, Stanley House 1130 - 1500

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 17th October

Stanley House 11.45 - 2.15 pm

What members and guests say

"I can?t praise Business Network (Central & East Lancs) highly enough. It offers just the right blend of formal and informal networking and, crucially, a good mix of organisations to build relationships with. We?ve made some excellent contacts and some really good friends."

Chris Macpherson
Chapelfield PR

"?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