To help you plan your day here are the timings of our events:

10.00 am - Registration for optional free seminar

10.30 am - Seminar starts

11.15 am 11.45 - Registration for lunch

11.45-12.30 - Open networking over reception drinks

12.30 pm - Sit down for lunch

2.00 pm - Close

Event Dates - A list of all our forthcoming events are below

Please note we usually meet at either The Double Tree by Hilton or The Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

  • September: Thursday 12th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

    Time - 10am registration, tea and coffee for a 10.30am start

    Presenter - Justine Watkinson

    Topic - Employee Engagement ? What is all the fuss!

    The Business Network Educational seminar this month is all about Employee engagement.

    The Phrase Employee Engagement is often banded around by directors and senior managers. They say that they are committed to improve their internal culture but often this is just lip service because it?s a trendy new concept. Employee Engagement is too often seen by commercially focused leaders to be the ?fluffy? end of strategic management and development and simply not for them but for HR.

    These people are so wrong! Building real sustainable value in a business starts and ends with the people within it. Those business leaders who do not genuinely commit to engagement and trust strategies will ultimately underperform against their competitors as the dynamics of our workforce changes.

    About the Presenter (s)

    Justine Watkinson is head of the Employment law team and Engagement Director at Hillyer Mckeown solicitors. She has a passion for helping business to improve their people management processes and strategies and the psychology of business change.

    Whatever your scale of Business - come and visit and as a Members or Visitors to The Network you will

    • Understand the importance of employee engagement and how it underpins all areas of their business,
    • Learn a number easy implementation tools to kick off their engagement journey
    • Take away actions to start the narrative and commit to improvement and change.


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Watch our video and member testimonials here

Come and join us at

OUR NEXT EVENT

Thursday 12th September

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

What members and guests say

"Congratulations on running a really relaxed feeling event. I met some lovely people some of whom already I hope to do Business with."

Helen Rae
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"The Business Network is a great example of how fruitful networking events should be run. The meetings are structured to allow you to discuss opportunities with a range of senior business people without feeling under pressure to deliver instant referrals. I look forward to the events each month as I know how beneficial they can be"

Tracy North
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