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January Event

Bolton Whites welcomed us back to the Wanderers Suite and we were looked after very well.

Dr Pam Coates of Waterside Dental Care presented a highly informative and interesting seminar on the importance healthy gums and teeth and showed us the latest in dentistry techniques.

Laura Thompson National Business Development Manager at Bolton Whites share their exciting plans for the future of the venue and we wish them well.

As well as some excellent speakers, we enjoyed some enthusiastic and effective networking, cards were swapped and 121s arranged.

Our next event is on 26th February at Bury�s Red Hall and we shall look forward to that.

September Event

Richard Burns and the team welcomed us back to the Red Hall in Bury on a beautiful Autumn day.

Nick Brookes of Growth Accelerator and Ged Hull of Cornfields Business Advisors facilitated a thought provoking and practical introduction to Creating Sustainable Growth Through Business Planning, just one of the many tools available with GrowthAccelerator.

Our usual energetic and lively free range networking over refreshments was followed by a hearty two course lunch.

Pete Slater of Silk Group took our after lunch speaker slot and demonstrated the power and importance of branding.

Our next event is on 23 October when we will be back at historic Bolton School. 

July Event 2014

The team at BSS Wedding & Events at Bolton School welcomed us for our first visit to the prestigious and historic Bolton School.

Sara Beaumont of Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors led a highly informative and practical seminar on Effective Debt Recovery, specifically how to avoid bad debts and maximise recovery.

We then had our usual vibrant free range networking prior to an excellent two course lunch.

The Head of Marketing at Bolton School, John Newbould gave us a fascinating insight into the history of Bolton School, its outstanding educational reputation and how it contributes to the local economy.

Our next event is a Summer Special – a joint event with Central & East Lancashire at Stanley House on the 7th August and we look forward to that.

June Event 2014

We had a wonderful view of the pitch at the newly name Macron Stadium at Bolton Whites today in the beautiful Reflections Suite.

Lynne Cramb of DTE Payroll and Tax Centre presented an excellent morning seminar dispelling the myths of Auto Enrolment and offering sound advice to our members and guests.

We then enjoyed some vibrant free range networking where contacts were made and 121s scheduled.  A mouth-watering lunch by Heathcotes followed our table presentations and as well our normal business conversations, the World Cup and England’s all import match was discussed at length.

Dr Pam Coates of Waterside Dental Care gave a fascinating talk about her new service of Thermal Imaging which can detect precancerous changes 8 years earlier than mammography. It will also highlight problems in the bowel, muscles or joints.

We are looking forward to our next event at Bolton School on the 16th July, where we already have 2 new members to introduce to the group.

May Event

Richard Burns and the team at the Red Hall welcomed us back for our May event. The sun shone, the flowers were in bloom and our members and guests had a definite spring in their step.

Deb Gilby of GW Resources, presented a thought provoking and fascinating seminar Resourceful and Resilient How to Use Your Energy To Achieve Success, the participants learning new skills and techniques to apply in everyday situations.

Nick Brookes of GrowthAccelerator shared some real insights into how the initiative can help different types of companies depending on their requirements. We are sure that it will help several of our members and their contacts too.

Lots of opportunities, relationships strengthened and new contacts made - a smashing event.

December Event

Macdonald Egerton House decorated in splendid seasonal decorations was the venue for our Sparkly Business Network Event.

Over 50 enthusiastic members and guests joined in the fun by wearing something sparkly for the event and through generous Member donations we raised almost 400 for our Charity members, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Three Wishes and Bury Hospice. The entertainment was provided by the outstanding Clearwater Music led by Alex Danson, simply stunning.

Merry Christmas to all.

November Event

The Macdonald Egerton House gave us a warm welcome on a frosty November day. After a seminar to explore how to get the best from networking and enjoy the benefits of being a valued member of our group, we put our honed skills into action with some vibr

James Arthur of Bury Hospice gave us an update on the Corporate Membership scheme with a call to action to support such a worthy cause.
Our next event is a very special one � our �Sparkly Christmas� event on Tuesday 17th November for more details call Karen on 07530 287629 or email karen@business-network.co.uk

June Event 2013

The Last Drop Hotel & Spa welcome us back for our June event in the lovely Firwood Suite.

Jean Atkinson shared her considerable expertise with a 10 Step Marketing Plan presentation. James Arthur of Bury Hospice took the after lunch speaker slot to tell us about the new state of the art, award nominated Hospice. Lots of great networking took place, with business relationships started and built upon. Looking forward to our July event at De Vere Whites on Tuesday 16th July.

First Anniverysary March 2013

A wonderful First Anniversary event at Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa. Heather Green and the team looked after us so well especially the fantastic cakes and pyrotechnics!

Sue Tonks of Utility Warehouse provided an enjoyable, motivational and entertaining seminar and Stephen Singer of Infralogics shared tips on 'Beautiful Procedures' in his after lunch talk.

Our next event is on 23rd April at the Macdonald Egerton House Hotel.  Simon Halliday of Business Doctors will help us to step back and think about our businesses differently in our pre lunch seminar  'The Antidote to the Dragons Den'

February Event 2013

Our February event was held at the Macdonald Egerton House who looked after us in style

Karen Baron of Stephensons Solicitors provided us with an interesting,  topical and entertaining pre lunch seminar and Jill Kirkham of Derian House told us about The Great Derian Tea Party in her after lunch speech

Join us next month for a very special event.  It's our First Anniversary! 'Rollercoasters, Roundabouts and Roulette' is the title of our seminar.   Sue Tonks of Utility Warehouse will help us to plan our way into achieving our goals.  So come along and join us on Tuesday 19th March at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.

January 2013 Event

A great day at the Red Hall who welcomed us back for our first event of the New Year.

Stephen Singer of Infralogics and Ally Lawson from Virtue Technologies gave an enlightening and thought-provoking seminar and Karen Baron of Stephensons Solicitors provided an interesting after lunch speech.

Karen will be presenting our seminar at our next event on Tuesday 26th February.  'Carry On Driving' will show us how legislation including the new proposed 'drugs' driving legislation will affect you not only as a driver but also as an employer.  Book early!

'Sparkly' Christmas Event 2012

An absolutely wonderful Christmas event at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa with John Hotowka of Wit and Wisdom providing a brilliant after lunch session.

Thank you all again for your generous donations to our Charity Prize Draw - £495 for Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Derian House and Three Wishes.

Our next event is on Wednesday 30th January at the Red Hall where Stephen Singer of Infralogics and Ally Lawson of Virtue Technologies will present our pre lunch seminar 'Why Bother With Quality?'  Stephen sets out to define who is really interested in the 'Quality' of our businesses.  See you next year!

November 2012 Event

Another great event at the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa.

Mark Nolan of Orbis Solicitors gave a highly enjoyable and informative pre lunch seminar.

Sue Tonks from Utility Warehouse provided us with an enlightening and entertaining after lunch talk.

Our December event is our 'Sparkly' Christmas event on Tuesday 18th December at the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa.  It will be a fabulous event and to whet your appetite for the Christmas Season we have some great entertainment lined up for you. Please bring £10 if you would like to enter our prize draw and wear something sparkly no matter how small or discreet - otherwise a £1 fine to our charity pot!

We also we aim to raise funds to support our Member Charities -  Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Three Wishes and Derrian House.  If you feel like you want to support our effort by offering a prize for the draw please do let me know.

October 2012 Event

A fantastic meeting at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.

Deb Gilby of GW Resources gave an enjoyable and interactive pre lunch seminar.

Pete Hackin and Pete Slater of Silk Group provided us with a highly enjoyable after lunch talk.

Our next event is on 15th November at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.  Don't miss our seminar - Mark Nolan of Orbis Solicitors will be presenting 'Discrimination And Dismissal In The Workplace'.

October 2012 Event

We were back at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa for our October event. Another great meeting.

It was lovely to see you at yesterday's Business Network Bolton & Bury event and as promised I have attached your copy of the Seating Plan. (Please wait a few seconds for the link to open). If I can help with any introductions, please let me know.

Deb Gilby of GW Resources gave an enjoyable and interactive pre lunch seminar.

Pete Hackin and Pete Slater of Silk Group provided us with a highly enjoyable after lunch talk.

Our next event is on 15th November at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.  Don't miss our seminar - Mark Nolan of Orbis Solicitors will be presenting 'Discrimination And Dismissal In The Workplace'.

September 2012 Event

The Red Hall welcomed us back again for our September Event.

Peter Hackin and Peter Slater of Silk Group Limited gave an informative and highly enjoyable pre lunch seminar and Deb Gilby of GW Resouces provided us with an engaging after lunch talk.

Our next event is on Wednesday 17th October at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.  Deb Gilby will be presenting our pre lunch seminar 'Teasing Cats and Leading Dogs. Have you ever wondered why sometimes it's naturally easy to engage with people and other times it can seem like an uphill struggle?  Deb will show us how to flex our communication styles for better results. Why not join us?

August 2012 Event

The Red Hall was the venue for our August event where Philip Moss & Alistair Hodgson of NTTX Seclect started our day with their informative and topical seminar 'Climb On-board The Cloud'

Simon Halliday of Business Doctors provided our enjoyable after lunch talk. 

Next month's event is on Thursday 20th September at the Red Hall Hotel.  Join us for an interactive seminar - 'Creative Ideas to Promote Your Business' - by Peter Hackin and Peter Slater of Silk Group Ltd. 

July 2012 Event

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa was the venue for our July event where they looked after us in their usual style.

Robyn Robertson of Robertson Fox gave a thought provoking and compelling pre lunch seminar - '9 Critical Factors for Self-Inspiration'.  

After lunch Diane Pilling of Affordable Accounts reminded us of the importance of management accounts and flexible working in an engaging and enjoyable manner.   

Next months meeting is on Wednesday 8th August at the Red Hall where Philip Moss will explain the computing revolution (in plain English) in his seminar 'Climb On-board The Cloud'.

June 2012 Event

Another great event at the Red Hall Hotel with Leon Hawkins and Peter Richman of Plug and Play Design opening our day with a very useful and engaging seminar.

Thanks also to Mark Nolan of Orbis Solicitors for an informative and enjoyable presentation.  

Our next event is on Tuesday 17th July at the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.  Robyn Robertson of Robertson Fox Coaching Ltd will help you discover how to become a source of inspiration to yourself whilst taking steps towards defining success on your own terms at our pre lunch seminar '9 Critical Factors for Self-Inspiration'. Book early!

May 2012 Event

The Red Hall, Bury welcomed us for the first time hosting our May event.

Ros Nuttall, Chapelfield PR opened our day with a highly interactive and informative pre-lunch seminar, 'How to Kick Start Your PR'. To see how Ros can help you raise your profile, visit www.chapelfieldpr.com.

Debi Fellone, Creative gave an engaging after lunch talk . Visit www.creativenetwork.co.uk to see how Debi can help your brand.

Next Month our event is also at The Red Hall  and our seminar is ‘How To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Marketing Activity’ by Leon Hawkins of Plug and Play.  Book early!

April Event 2012

The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa was the venue for The Business Network Bolton & Bury April event where we welcomed 30 Founder Members.

Alistair Macdonald, amtv started our day with a lively and highly enjoyable pre-lunch seminar.  To see how Alistair can help you and your team's presentation and communication skills please visit www.amtvmedia.co.uk

Mark Brocklehurst Sharples Group took the after lunch speaker slot to share their exciting plans for the Atlantic Challenge to help Bolton Lads & Girls Club Mentoring Programme.  Please visit www.boltonatlanticchallenge.co.uk to see how you can help to  raise fund.

PrizeDraw  - Dinner For 2, kindly donated by Kerian Barnes, General Manager of the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa, was won by a delighted Andrea Cail of Derian House Childrens Hospice.

2 Free Places to next month’s Bolton & Bury Business Network event on Tuesday 22nd May at The Red Hall was won by Howard Marsh of Metcalfes.

Our seminar next month is ‘Do It Yourself PR’ by Ros Nuttall of Chapelfield PR is a no-nonsense guide to kick-starting your PR campaign.   Book early!

The Business Network Bolton & Bury Launch Event

We had a spectalular start to The Bolton & Bury Group when over 105 people attended a very lively inaugural event.

Many companies have already made a commitment and we are looking forward to welcoming around 35 Founder Members and several guests at our next event on 24th April at the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa.

Why not come along and see for yourself.

Over 100 booked to attend the launch with a week to go.

The launch of The Business Network Bolton & Bury looks set for success with over 100 businesses already booked on for our March 14th Event.

The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa is the venue for our very first Bolton & Bury Business Network event in March.

We are very excited about the great response to our Bolton & Bury launch.  With over 100 businesses booked to attend it promises to be a great start to our new group.

14th March sees the exciting launch of The Business Network Bolton & Bury

Will Kintish to Present at the Launch of The Business Network Bolton & Bury Networking guru Will Kintish is to offer a free pre-lunch networking workshop at the Business Network Bolton & Bury launch event in March.

Taking place on Wednesday 14th March at The Last Drop Hotel & Spa, the event is the first in Bolton & Bury of the successful and long-running Business Network format that came to the UK in 1993. Helen Bennett, head of The Business Network in England, said that she is delighted that long-standing Network member and Host of Preston, Pennine Lancashire and South Manchester is to run this new group. 

"There is no doubt that the most successful Business Networks are those run by Hosts who are genuinely interested in supporting local businesses", Helen commented. "And I am confident that Karen will do a great job in providing a vibrant business environment

Networking Working

Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Tuesday 16th May

Red Hall, Bury

What members and guests say

"I can't praise Business Network (Central & East Lancs) highly enough. It offers just the right blend of formal and informal networking and, crucially, a good mix of organisations to build relationships with. We've made some excellent contacts and some really good friends."

Chris Macpherson
Chapelfield PR

"A professionally run network group with only key decision making people attending, a great way to make new contacts that will change into future clients and suppliers, all the magic happens at quality venues within the area."

Pete Slater
Silk Group Ltd