DIARY DATES & VENUES - Full Listing for Bristol and Exeter 

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Each Event

  • Seminars/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 - watch it here!
  • 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

Cost of Events

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.  2015 Members £30 inc VAT - Visitors £36 inc VAT

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  • Visitors can come and experience 2 consecutive events with no obligation to join. 
  • To attend future events membership is required. 
  • From £250 + VAT/year (Bristol) and £345 + VAT (Exeter)
  • Membership can be paid monthly by Direct Debit using Gocardless.com
  • No joining Fee

For your invitation call 01981 540708 or Click Here or email

Diary of events below Click on the date to get more details

14 October 2015 - Old Down Manor , Bristol

"Where is the value you are adding to your business?"

Having started and run your own business, how can you walk away from it with a spring in your step, money in your pocket and a clear conscience?

In this thought provoking seminar, David Doughty will ask the following questions and provide practical insights from a lifetime of starting, growing and exiting his own businesses and advising other owner directors on their exit strategies:

Where is the value you are adding to your business and how do you get it out?
When is the best time to plan your exit?
What do you need to do to make your business exit ready?
How much is your business actually worth – with you and without you?
As with many things in life that are put off to the last minute, such as writing a will, taking out a pension, or thinking about retirement, planning your business exit is usually not something that people think about when starting a business.
Find out what you should be doing now to secure both your financial security and the continuation of the business you have put so much time and energy into growing by attending this seminar.

Being hosted by David Doughty CDir FIoD FCIM

Chief Executive of Excellencia Limited

The Corporate Governance experts.


Speaker: Matt Richardson - Recognition Express

04 November 2015 - Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre

Seminar 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!)

WESC Foundation

WESC Foundation is a charity based in Exeter dedicated to providing education and care for young people with little or no sight. It provides a stimulating and supportive environment for the 102 learners to thrive in.

We rely on the generosity of the public and companies (hopefully like you) to fundraise, volunteer and donate for us so we can ensure a bright future for the learners by providing much needed specialist equipment and fun activities for them to take part in.

Most of the learners have additional complex needs such as physical and learning disabilities, other sensory impairment and medical needs. The vital funds raised allow us to prepare the young people to access the curriculum and the world around them, giving them the opportunities they need to develop their invaluable independence, skills and confidence.see less


Speaker: Cobalt Communications– Humanisation of technology

11 November 2015 - Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

Being hosted by LP Wealth Management

Speaker: Peter Prater - Managing Director - QTAC Payroll Software & Outsourcing

09 December 2015 - Sandy Park - Exeter

Seminar 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!)

Seminar host WNW Digital

Subject tbc

At WNW Digital we combine the disciplines of Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing/ Management, Paid Search and Web Design and Development. Our services help businesses maintain a substantial online presence an element that is an essential to any business strategy. 

We work with our clients to help them develop their business goals. Our friendly team will help you decide what online practices will help achieve online success. As Google Partners and specialists in Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media and paid search, we have a proven track record of maximising placement rankings to drive visitors to your website.

Whether you require Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing, Paid Search or Web Design, to find out more about our services please visit our website and view our extensive portfolio and contact us to arrange a free no obligation meeting today.see less


Speaker: Supporting Exeter Business Network charities - auction over the last 2 years has raised over £2,700!

16 December 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

Seminar being hosted by Matt Richardson - Recognition Express

Subject is to be confirmed

Matt has delivered many inspirational, informative and entertaining sessions over the last 8 years and this seminar I am sure will be no different!

Speaker: Supporting Bristol Business Network charity