DIARY DATES & VENUES - Full Listing for Bristol and Exeter 

Call 01981 540708 For your invitation 

Each Event

  • Seminars/business workshops - coffee from 10am and they start at 10.30am - a networking opportunity
  • Informal networking with drinks including wine from 11.45am - watch it here!
  • Sit down for 2 course, served and structured networking lunch, with drinks and coffee, from 12.30pm
  • Lunch speaker
  • Event finishes at 2pm

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

Getting the most from Business Network SW events

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

  • Visitors can come and experience 2 consecutive events with no obligation to join. 
  • To attend future events membership is required. 
  • Full details available at the event you attend. 
  • From £250 + VAT/year (Bristol) and £345 + VAT (Exeter)
  • Membership can be paid monthly
  • 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

07 January 2015 - Sandy Park - Exeter

The seminar before lunch is being hosted by Scott Hunter –-Cafe Style Speed Training

Now all businesses can experience the highest quality staff development as corporate companies! Join us for this 70 minutes dynamic Café Style Sales Development Boot Campand leave with a greater aware of sales language and skills that support sales in the new economy. As a bonus and a thank you for attending the seminar, you’ll get 6 months free access to the Café Style Culture Club when it launches in January.

This is what I had to say after attending an event "A whole range of different learning activities – all of which had a “fun” element, working in groups, pairs led to discussions, solutions and ideas covering everything from leadership to organisational language to creative thinking to change/transformation to customer experience. Scott delivered this new, it was to me anyway, style of learning in a professional, fun and inclusive way” 

Discover how to: Sizzle a sausage - Flip a but - Find a hot spot- Volley a balloon...........Wondering how this can impact on a business?

Piqued your interest, come along to this engaging, innovative and thought provoking event. Coffee and networking from 10am and seminar starts at 10.30am (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Speaker: Nigel Wilkinson - WNW Digital

14 January 2015 - Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

Hosted Shane Dean - Purple Sheep Media

(optional but always rewarding and a great networking opportunity)

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH POSITIVITY, PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTIVITY AND BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES

Misery peaks on 24 January which has been pinpointed as the worst day of the year, according to university studies. Foul weather, debt, fading Christmas memories, failed resolutions and a lack of motivation conspire to depress. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Join expert on positivity and publicity Shane Dean on Wednesday 14th January for an upbeat talk on how to beat the January blues and look forward to a bumper business year.

He will give quick tips on how businesses can boost their productivity and profits through using their positivity to make positive free publicity PR stories.

Shane Dean is a motivational speaker, publicist and writer.

Speaker: tbc

04 February 2015 - Exeter Golf and Country Club

Chris Wood - Q Social Media

Specialties

social media, online marketing, social networking, internet marketing, inbound marketing, twitter, linkedin, facebook, google, hootsuite

Speaker: WESC Foundation

11 February 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

Growing and Building your network

Speaker: tbc

04 March 2015 - Bridwell Park,

Seminar hosts - The HR Dept & Life Coach Station

 

Belinda Newton - The HR Dept 

Working with SMEs we provide a complete range of HR services to businesses in Exeter and the surrounding areas.  We know that the best person to run your business is you, but all too often your time can be frustratingly spent dealing with staffing issues. We can make the difference by taking away those issues, allowing you to focus on growing your business.  We provide HR advice and guidance through a cost effective, professional and efficient service that will be tailored to your Company’s individual needs and will be delivered at a local and personal level. We will tell you what you can do, not what you can’t do!

Chris Catt - The Life Coach Station

A message from Chris - "I provide business coaching and insight into disability at work. My main aim is to help business-owners and individuals manage disability and achieve success.  Whether it's helping business owners who happen to have a disability, or a HR professional who wants to help more people into work for longer, The Life Coach Station brings results"

A new Venue for Business Network SW

Venue details

1 mile from Junction 27 of the M5

This handsome, classic Georgian house set in 120 acres of verdant, rolling parkland, boasts magnificent views across the Culm Valley, and is the much loved family home of Lord Ivar Mountbatten.

Hidden from public gaze for over 240 years, the house will shortly be opening its doors for guests to enjoy Bridwell Park on an exclusive use hire basis for the very first time.

A haven of peace and tranquillity waits, and yet Bridwell Park is ideally located less than 1 mile from Junction 27 of the M5, and only 2 miles from the mainline rail station at Tiverton Parkway.

Speaker: Alex Wren - Bitpod

11 March 2015 - Old Down Manor , Bristol

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Speaker: tbc

15 April 2015 - Sandy Park - Exeter

Seminar Hosts - Bitpod

Specialties

Internet video production, Video editing and animation, Digital video marketing, Production graphics, Location sound recording, Studio and on-location filming, Location photography

Speaker: Rob Wingrove - Rugby World Cup Travel and Hospitality

22 April 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

tbc

Speaker: tbc

13 May 2015 - Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre

Growing and building your network

Networking is not new – a browse through the history books and you will see that the masons back in 900AD met to talk about the latest developments in stone and what new building were being made. Before then the Greeks and Romans developed agoras – areas where people could get together and talk. 

The Wikipedia entry says “Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of like-minded business people recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities"

A business network is a type of social network whose reason for existing is business activity. There are several prominent business networking organizations that create models of networking activity that, when followed, allow the business person to build new business relationships and generate business opportunities at the same time. Many business people contend business networking is a more cost-effective method of generating new business than advertising or public relations efforts. This is because business networking is a low-cost activity that involves more personal commitment than company money.

This seminar hosted by Sean Humby will give you practical advice on how to get the most from any networking that you do.

Networking in a nutshell - a preview!

Speaker: Chris Wood - Q Social Media

20 May 2015 - Old Down Manor , Bristol

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Speaker: tbc

10 June 2015 - Exeter Golf and Country Club

Cobalt Computer Solutions - Digitalisation

Digitalisation is sweeping across every aspect of our daily lives in all possible ways. It is digital technology that is making tasks faster and more accurate.

The impact of digital technologies is prevalent in every spectrum of our lives. The process of digitalisation started some five decades back with the advent of computing technologies and digital electronics. Today digitalisation can be seen as a tool of transformation which extends beyond our lifestyle to the way we transact, interact and conduct business. Across all business sectors we are increasingly seeing the use of digital technology. The landscape of this digital age is increasingly being driven by innovations in e-communications, e-commerce and ever increasing deployment of the internet to create economies based on high technology, massive communication, knowledge creation and innovation. It is important to understand and appreciate the factors that are ushering in such changes and how these are impacting the modern day business.

Over the past ten years Cobalt Computer Solutions has firmly established itself as one of the South West's leading suppliers of business computer systems and networking solutions. Cobalt has built a strong client base in and around the Exeter area and provides coordinated networking packages for companies working both nationally and globally.

Website
www.cobalt-computers.co.uk

Speaker: Sally Burn Jones - Burn Jones Wealth Management

17 June 2015 - Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

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Speaker: tbc

08 July 2015 - Lord Haldon Country Hotel, Exeter

Seminar Host - Richard Hussey - RSH Copywriting

Content- focusing on how businesses need to adapt their content publishing and online marketing to the changes that Google is making to how it ranks web content

Specialties

Website copywriting, Content Marketing, Business Blogging, On Line Marketing

Speaker: tbc

15 July 2015 - Old Down Manor , Bristol

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Speaker: tbc

05 August 2015 - Bovey Castle

Seminar slot available

Free to Business Network SW members

£500 + VAT for others - what you get is the room, coffee, a networking lunch and the opportunity to showcase your expertise, knowledge and give those attending something that will enhance their business. You can invite others to see you in action - Business Network SW handles all bookings and payments (£36 inc VAT per person for seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch, delegate details, structured networking throughout the event, follow up correspondence)
Contact Sean Humby - sean@business-network.co.uk or call 01981 540708

Venue details

Bovey Castle is situated in the beatiful Dartmoor National Park, in the heart of Devon. The hotel is easy to locate, just 45 minutes drive from Exeter International Airport and 40 minutes from Exeter St David's Station.

Speaker: Ken Abbott - Into the Image

12 August 2015 - Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

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Speaker: tbc

09 September 2015 - Sandy Park - Exeter

Seminar host - Ken Abbott - Into the Image

Speaker: tbc

16 September 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

tbc

Speaker: tbc

07 October 2015 - Exeter Golf and Country Club

Seminar slot available

Free to Business Network SW members

£500 + VAT for others - what you get is the room, coffee, a networking lunch and the opportunity to showcase your expertise, knowledge and give those attending something that will enhance their business.  You can invite others to see you in action - Business Network SW handles all bookings and payments (£36 inc VAT per person for seminar, coffee,  2 course served lunch, delegate details, structured networking throughout the event, follow up correspondence)

Contact Sean Humby - sean@business-network.co.uk or call 01981 540708

Speaker: Mark Leveridge - Professional Strolling Magician

14 October 2015 - Old Down Manor , Bristol

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Speaker: tbc

04 November 2015 - Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre

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

Website
http://www.wescfoundation.ac.uk

Speaker: Cobalt Communications– Humanisation of technology

11 November 2015 - Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

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Speaker: tbc

09 December 2015 - Sandy Park - Exeter

WNW Digital

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

Website
www.wnwdigital.co.uk

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

16 December 2015 - The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

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Speaker: Supporting Bristol Business Network charity