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.

  • November: Thursday 7th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

    Time - 10.00 teas and coffees for 10.30 start

    Presenter - Claire Brook of Aaron and Partners

    Topic - Mental health in the workplace and Employment law 2020

    Our Network educational seminar - November 7th 2019

    Claire Brook, Employment Law Partner at Aaron and Partners will take us on a whistle stop tour of how employers must promote and proactively manage Mental health in the workplace.

    In addition Claire will also provide some insights into what lies ahead for Employers with regards to and Employment law through 2020.

    About the Presenter

    Claire studied law, human resource management and Japanese at Keele University. After a spell working in Cumbria, where she qualified as a solicitor, and in the North East, Claire joined Aaron and Partners in July 2005 and became a partner in June 2009.

    Claire advises a wide range of employers on all aspects of employment law, from recruitment and employment, through to complex dismissals and representation at employment tribunals.

    Claire has substantial expertise in contractual terms and policies and human resource issues. In particular, she regularly advises clients regarding sensitive or complex grievance and disciplinary matters. Claire also advises clients regarding TUPE and redundancies (including collective consultation).

    Attendees will benefit from learning from Claire in key 2 areas:

    Mental Health

    • Employers obligations and the relevant statutory framework
    • Key cases
    • Best practice guidance

    The future of Employment law in 2020

    • Good Work plan
    • Parental bereavement rights
    • Family friendly changes
    • IR35

    Book early to reserve your slot on this fantastic seminar.

    1. December: Thursday 5th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

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    2. January: Thursday 16th, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

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    3. February: Thursday 13th, The Double Tree by Hilton

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    4. March: Thursday 19th, TBC

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    9. August: Wednesday 12th, TBC

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    10. September: Thursday 10th, TBC

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    Watch our video and member testimonials here

    Come and join us at

    OUR NEXT EVENT

    Thursday 7th November

    The Chester Grosvenor Hotel

    What members and guests say

    "Tracy, I really enjoyed the event and thought you were the perfect hostess. Quality People, Qaulity venue. We will look forward to joining you after Summer season!"

    Kerry Bland
    Jack Russell Debt Collectors UK

    "The Ikon Partnership has joined The Business Network Chester. When Ikon was looking to strengthen their presence in Cheshire, this friendly proactive group was a natural choice as a significant tool in Ikon's marketing strategy."

    John Cooper
    The Ikon Partnership