Networking Events

A list of dates for all our forthcoming networking events. Please click on the event for further information.

  • April: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - Nicola Pease from Ignite Coaching & Consulting Ltd

    Topic - The Future of Work

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking confirmation to access the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by Business Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table conversation. As always the "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    The way we work has changed forever. And with 79% of people saying they want to continue working from home at least part of the time, companies need to adapt and evolve for the longer-term. So what is the future of work? And how can we prepare ourselves for it?

    Content:
    • Why the 9-5 is dead and why we shouldn't revive it!
    • How to strike the balance between what your company needs and what your people want
    • How to lead a flexible workforce effectively
    About The Presenter:

    Nicola is a Flexible Working Consultant at Ignite, helping organisations to make flex work for their business and their people.

    A global Head of HR, she has changed cultures, led organisational transformation and helped to create engaging places to work.  

    Based on her experience and #flexworks research she has developed The Flex Framework which enables you to know exactly what, when and how you can make the changes you need to implement your flexible working strategy.

    Her pragmatic approach will help to find the right solution for your business because one size doesn't fit all when it comes to flexibility.

  • May: Thursday 13th, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking confirmation to access the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by Business Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table conversation. As always the "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • May: Thursday 20th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 11.15am For A Prompt 11.30am Start

    Presenter - Kristian Downer from DowSocial

    Topic - Get Your Post Apocalypse Social Media Plan

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Social media has changed rapidly and grown even greater in popularity and priority for businesses during 2020.  This is likely to continue as we head into an equally uncertain new year.  Learn the social media strategies that will help you grow whatever happens in 2021.

    Content:

    The seminar will cover:

    • Which social media activities to focus on
    • What has changed and what you need to do to adapt
    • How to get maximum impact from your time on social media
    • How to generate sustainable leads using social media
    About The Presenter:

    Kristian started DowSocial as a blend of his knowledge base, strategic outlook and corporate experience. Although he manages several clients marketing the focus on his work is guiding companies large and small through the marketing jungle and giving them the training to survive.

  • June: Thursday 10th, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking confirmation to access the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by Business Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table conversation. As always the "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • June: Thursday 17th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • July: Thursday 15th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

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  • July: Thursday 22nd, Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

    Time - Registration 9.45am for a prompt 10.00am start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Virtual Networking Event:

    Our Virtual Networking Event will be hosted using Zoom. All attendees will receive a link after payment has been made via your booking confirmation to access the event on the day. The event will begin with an optional 30 minute business seminar at 9.45am for a 10.00pm start (see details below). After the seminar, at 10.30am, and everyone has arrived there, will be an introduction by Business Network Birmingham host, Simon Coy, before everyone will go to their separate virtual "Tables" for introductions and a round table conversation. As always the "Tables" will be planned in advance. This will be followed by our 10 minute speaker and finally a series of pre-arranged member offers / announcements before we close the meeting at 3.00pm.  You won't need to rush away as the room will remain open for networking.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • August: Thursday 12th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • September: Thursday 2nd, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

  • October: Thursday 14th, Edgbaston Stadium, 12.15pm - 2.00pm

    Time - Registration 12.15pm for a prompt 12.30pm start

    Presenter - To Be Confirmed

    Topic - Seminar Details To Be Confirmed Shortly...

    About Our Face-To-Face Networking Lunch Event:

    Your safety during the pandemic is our top priority.  Our socially distanced Face-To-Face Networking Lunch has been specifically designed to minimise risk and keep you as safe as possible, whilst providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior business contacts at a proactive, vibrant event. There will be an opportunity to pre-arrange networking in the hotel bar area before and after the lunch via our attendee list send out in advance.  The event will begin at 11.15am for an 11.30am start with an optional 45 minute educational business seminar (see details below). The lunch will start at 12.15pm for 12.30pm using socially distanced tables of 8 people. After your 2 course lunch and round table introductions, further cross table networking will be possible using our designated "Meet Zones". Finally there will be a 10 Minute Lunch Speaker before the event finishes promptly at 2.00pm.

    Seminar Synopsis:

    Seminar details will be confirmed shortly...

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Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 22nd April

Virtual Networking Event, 10.30am - 12.00 noon

What members and guests say

"Having heard stories of how these events are run I went in with high expectations, but my experience far exceeded what I had imagined. From initial greeting to final farewell the event continued to surprise me. There is a wide variety of business sectors to talk to. "

Rich Hancock
RagTag Developments Ltd

"I joined The Business Network Manchester over a year ago and took the time to get to know the network Members there. After about 5 months we won our first contract, and since then we?ve generated a constant flow of referrals and met many new decision makers and business contacts. It?'s not just been the attendees that we?'ve worked with, they have suggested our services to their contacts, so it's networking in the real sense of the word. "

Vicki Culverhouse
Straightahead UK Ltd