DIARY DATES & VENUES - For Bristol events

Call 01981 540708  For your invitation

Each Event

  • Seminar/business workshops before THE networking lunch - Coffee and networking from 10am and seminar starts at 10.30am (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)
  • Informal networking with drinks from 11.45am
  • Sit down for 2 course, served and structured networking lunch, every table is hosted, with drinks and coffee, from 12.30pm
  • Lunch speaker
  • Event finishes at 2pm
  • Getting the most from Business Network SW events

Your Investment - Covering seminar, coffee, 2 course lunch with drinks (wine available) and coffee, numerous senior decision makers, event programme with delegate list and post event follow up details. 2018 events £32 and £38

Be on the invitation list to ensure that you get your email invite on a regular basis - decision makers only

  • Visitors can come and experience 2 consecutive events with no obligation to join - BRISTOL events only
  • To attend future events membership is required. Available from £250 + VAT/year
  • Membership can be paid monthly by Direct Debit using Gocardless.com
  • No joining Fee

For your invitation to Bristol events call 01981 540708 or Click Here or email

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25 April 2018 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol City Centre

Business Enlightenment and Effectiveness Session being hosted by Inge Dowden

Topic to be comfirmed

A message from Inge...."I’m the Business Growth and Happiness Expert. It’s my mission in life to make sure that everyone is happy and successful at work. Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, I believe that everyone deserves happiness and success......"


Venue Details

Click here for location The Bristol Hotel


Parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.


Alternative Car Parks here



Speaker: To be confirmed.

23 May 2018 - Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, Bristol Waterfront

“Try a taste of The Alternative Board”

Hosted by Jonathan O’Shea – The Alternative Board

An opportunity to experience what it's like to participate in an Alternative Board and have the opportunity to resolve a tricky situation you are dealing with in your business.

Jonathan brings over 30 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of business.


This session will have a brief introduction into how the morning will work and then a very practical demonstration of a board meeting with the time being spent working through a couple of issues from those attending.

Why you should come

A chance to get an insight into a particularly effective approach to resolving issues and exploring opportunities.

What you will take from this session

  • An improved approach to decision making.
  • Either to think about whether more of this type of activity would be useful to them or whether it would be of interest to business owners they know.


Venue Details

Click here for location Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel -


With discounted (by 25%) parking in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  


Alternative car parks here



Speaker: Mark Leveridge - Professional Strolling Magician with over 30 years of business expertise

27 June 2018 - The Cowshed, Whiteladies Road, Bristol

Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session - details to be confirmed

Why would you host a Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session

  • Increases your visibility
  • Enables potential customers to see you in action
  • Positions you as an expert on a specific subject. 
  • Share knowledge
  • Positions you as an expert on related subjects. 
  • Improves public speaking skills
  • Allows you to educate others. 
  • Enables a 2-way conversation through a q & a
  • Generates new business leads.
  • Deliver something informative, interesting, and entertaining 
  • Provides opportunity to earn referrals


Venue details

Click here for location The Cowshed Bristol


Parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  


Alternative car parks here



Speaker: To be confirmed

25 July 2018 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol City Centre

Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session being hosted by Steve Tasker - Your Finance Director

Subject to be confirmed

 "a part-time member of your team and can offer an extensive range of finance and accounting services."

With me, you don’t just get accounts and reports on how you’ve done. I also provide you with short- and medium-term projections – helping you learn how best to steer your company in the future.

The services Steve offers include:

  • Interim/Short-term Assignments
  • Management Accounts
  • Cash Flow Forecasts
  • Budgeting & Business Planning
  • Accounts, Self-assessment & Corporation Tax
  • I offer all contracted clients monthly and quarterly reviews as part of the service.

If you have watched the YouTube video ‘Monty Python – The Lion Tamer’


 and you still think this remains the popular perception of a Chartered Accountant – we need to talk!

Accountants, especially Chartered Management Accountants are no longer just the bean counters / score keepers / quietly kept in the corner meek and mild souls they have long been perceived to be.

My philosophy is to encourage regular contact with my clients (weekly / monthly / quarterly) to suit their needs and keep up to date with progress against plans and future expectations. Your relationship with your accountancy services provider should be more than the once or twice a year meeting to sign off accounts and tax returns. Would you rather be getting an idea what your likely tax bill is going to be as your financial year progresses rather than wait for the ‘shock’ once a year?


Venue Details

Click here for location The Bristol Hotel


Parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.


Alternative Car Parks here



Speaker: To be confirmed

22 August 2018 - Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, Bristol Waterfront

Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session - details to be confirmed

Why would you host a Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session

  • Increases your visibility
  • Enables potential customers to see you in action
  • Positions you as an expert on a specific subject. 
  • Share knowledge
  • Positions you as an expert on related subjects. 
  • Improves public speaking skills
  • Allows you to educate others. 
  • Enables a 2-way conversation through a q & a
  • Generates new business leads.
  • Deliver something informative, interesting, and entertaining 
  • Provides opportunity to earn referrals

Venue Details

Click here for location Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel -


With discounted (by 25%) parking in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  


Alternative car parks here



Speaker: To be confirmed

26 September 2018 - The Cowshed, Whiteladies Road, Bristol

Seminar being hosted by Inge Dowden

Venue details

Click here for location The Cowshed Bristol


Parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  


Alternative car parks here


Speaker: To be confirmed

31 October 2018 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol City Centre

Seminar being hosted by Mark Leveridge

Mark is a full time professional magician, dealer and author with a wide performing experience gained over many years as an entertainer.

In Britain he has presented close up magic at many venues around the country, his engagements including business functions, private dinners/parties plus a number of extended periods performing in restaurants and hotels for groups such as Trust House Forte and Leisure Inns.

Mark has presented his lectures at nearly every Society in the country and has appeared on the bill at most of the major conventions including the IBM, Blackpool and Macmillan London Conventions.

Abroad Mark has entertained and lectured several times in Europe, including engagements in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany and Holland, plus has lectured in Australia and Singapore as well as many times visited the United States, appearing at both the IBM, SAM (twice), the 4F's and Abbott's Conventions and performing and lecturing at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Colombus, Baltimore, Louisville, Salt Lake City and on board the Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach, California to name just a few.

In the magic world Mark is well known as an author, inventor and lecturer on close up, children's and mental magic, his creations, sold by his mail order company Mark Leveridge Magic, being used by magicians from all over the world.


Venue Details

Click here for location The Bristol Hotel


Parking available in adjacent NCP at 50% discount for those attending - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.


Alternative Car Parks here


Speaker: Inge Dowden - Inge Dowden Coaching

28 November 2018 - The Cowshed, Whiteladies Road, Bristol

Seminar to be confirmed

Venue details

Click here for location The Cowshed Bristol


Parking available in Clifton Down Shopping Centre - up to 4 hours is £5.00  


Alternative car parks here


Speaker: To be confirmed

12 December 2018 - Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, Bristol Waterfront

Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session - details to be confirmed

Why would you host a Business Enlightenment & Effectiveness Session

  • Increases your visibility
  • Enables potential customers to see you in action
  • Positions you as an expert on a specific subject. 
  • Share knowledge
  • Positions you as an expert on related subjects. 
  • Improves public speaking skills
  • Allows you to educate others. 
  • Enables a 2-way conversation through a q & a
  • Generates new business leads.
  • Deliver something informative, interesting, and entertaining 
  • Provides opportunity to earn referrals

Venue Details

Click here for location Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel -


With discounted (by 25%) parking in the Queen Charlotte Street NCP Car Park - up to 4 hours is £9.38 at discounted rate.  


Alternative car parks here



Speaker: Bristol Business Network Charities