Event Dates

A list of all our forthcoming events.

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

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Jean Atkinson, Jean Atkinson Consulting

    Topic - Winning Sales Strategies

    Jean will be sharing her winning strategies for attracting new business and getting more from your existing customers.With the use of case studies and activities, Jeanâs aim is for you to leave the seminar with a few take-aways to implement within your own business to achieve the goals you have set yourself for 2018-2019.Content- The importance of setting goals- Top 10 sales strategies businesses adopt- Art of negotiation- Identifying the right strategies for your businessJean Atkinson has been in sales and marketing for over two decades, working in both business and consumer markets within an international arena. Holding senior positions on a global level, Jean's wealth of experience has contributed to the growth of numerous SMEs and organisations over the years via her structured approach and ability to identify opportunities and deliver results.Jean's clients describe her as a no-nonsense, jargon-free individual who embeds herself within your company to get to know your market, your people and your proposition. All this is topped off with oodles of passion, fun and creativity.Jean seeks out opportunities, asks the questions others won't and works with you to achieve results via effective sales and marketing strategies, activities and measures.www.jeanatkinson.co.ukinfo@jeanatkinson.co.uk

  • September: Thursday 13th, Barton Grange Hotel 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

    Time - 10.30 - 11.45

    Presenter - Anne Williamson, Customer Love

    Topic - Are You A One Night Stand Business?

    What have you bought this past couple of weeks ... and how did you feel about the company you bought from? Were you elated or frustrated? If they were a date ... would you carry on dating them or were you left feeling like a one night stand?Going through the 3 stages of the Customer Love Journey will help you grow your business whilst saving you money and time that you may spend looking for new customers. You will leave this seminar with ideas and actions to take your business to another level.This interactive seminar will be full of fun with real life stories (business stories â the dating is a whole other seminar!).You will look at your business as if you were dating your customer ... right from being in the bar and catching sight of them from across the room through to going on dates and ... more dates.With 25+ years experience in marketing, my focus is always on the customer. My last âjobâ was as the marketing manager in a mail order business where I ran the marketing, design and web teams taking the business from less than a million to Â4.8 million turnover (selling Â1 products).I am no holds barred, plain speaking and great fun to work with. I have worked across a variety of business including funeral businesses, professional services, engineers and estate agents. I have a real love for great customer service and work with businesses who want to be the stand out business in their field.Do join me on LinkedIn to view my #datingtips for business short videoswww.linkedin.com/in/annewilliamsoncustomerlovewww.customerlove.meEmail anne@customerlove.mePhone 07966 190743

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

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  • June: Thursday 13th, Stanley House 12 Noon - 2.15 pm

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 9th August

Stanley House 12 Noon to 2.15 pm

What members and guests say

"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."

Ros Nuttall
Chapelfield PR

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Grassroots HR