Member offers

"Great Bear are National Warehouse and Distribution Company with 30 locations across the UK, 4.5m sq. ft space, and over 200 commercial vehicles specialising in many sectors eg.FMCG International Food and Drink, Pharmaceutical, Sportswear, Clothing, Automotive, Wines and Spirits Beers and Cider markets, Industrial and Retail sectors. Michael Pepper would be pleased to hear from interested parties requiring Logistical solutions, be they warehousing, transport added value co packing, short term projects to longer term. To discuss individual projects please contact Michael on either HQ. Office Chester 01829 772200 or mobile 07739 610201 e mail also see "

Michael Pepper, Great Bear Distribution Ltd

"Summer Holiday Reads TH Publications is offering a choice of 4 autobiographies to Chester Business Network members with an exclusive 25% discount on RRP and P&P included. One football, one rugby league, one crime and one boxing, including a limited supply of signed copies of Herol ?Bomber? Graham?s book. Visit for reviews and contact to order."

Stuart Wilkin, TH Media

"New collection launch offer: 10% off new collection and free delivery (within UK only). Offer available nationwide"

Victoria McKenna, Victoria Jane McKenna

"Two hour free consultation for members (normal offer one hour). Services offered include: providing strategic and practical advice on development issues, preparing and submitting planning applications, handling appeals and promoting sites for allocation in local planning documents. Showing people how best to use the planning system to achieve their aspirations."

Adrian Thompson, Lightwater TPC

"Our standard recruitment fee for permanent positions is 12% of the annual salary, we offer a reduced fee of 10% to all members"

Louise Wilson, Brighter Choices Ltd

"Quality, fresh and regular content is key to online success. One free blog/news piece* written in and around your industry, to publish on your site from Engage Web?s writing team and journalist-trained editors. Ask for Lianne and quote CHESTERBIZ (*written according to pre-agreed editorial brief tbc) August & September Only. Get 2 years? web hosting for the price of 1 when you move your site to Engage Web. Ask for Lianne and quote CHESTERBIZ"

Lianne Wilkinson, Engage Web

"The Difference is JustSeed for all your seed requirements: special introductory offer to our new e-shop 10% off your first order enter the code FTO116"

Susan Black, Just Seed Limited

"2 Weeks free trial of our Telephone Answering Service for Members (usually 1 week)"

Peter Belton, Orca


Tony Mills, Signs Express

"If you are a land or property owner, a developer or a large or small business ?and want to maximise the value of your land and buildings, or obtain planning permission for your development proposals, we are offering a FREE initial discussion about your proposals and aspirations and how to achieve them. Call us on 07718 277925 or 0161 442 8391"

Chrissie Gibson, Connectivity Associates

"10% discount (to all Business Network members nationally) on the Ofqual qualification Level 3 Certificate in investigative interviewing , available in either the 25hr blended on line/classroom at aimed at individuals /companies (?95 off the ?995 price ) or 4 day in house course aimed at groups of 8 (?125 off the ?1250 price) contact: and quotes BNPROMO "

Mick Confrey, Intersol Global

"a free audit of Gas and Electricity. All I need is sight of a bill. Also, with Water being de-regulated as of 1st April, a Water audit will be completed if you send me a Water bill."

David Cramp, Power Solutions UK Limited

"Remember, "Feel Great Friday!"...Book in for a personal development session with Olivia for the last Friday in the month, and she'll waive her fees - and instead, she'll simply ask you to make a donation to the charity of her choice, The Moebius Trust. Olivia is happy to offer coaching sessions over the phone or Skype also."

Olivia Stefanino, Be Your Own Guru Ltd

"Clarity Virtual would like to offer members of The business Network the opportunity to try our virtual services:- Clarity Virtual PA ? Receive 50% off your first 5 hours of PA assistance which includes anything from general administration to marketing support."

Ceridwen Hughes, Clarity PA

"Video is now one of the fastest growing marketing formats. If you would like to showcase your business, products or service with a professionally produced video then do call us. Any filming or video editing requirement booked by members will receive a 10% discount."

Richard Knew, Knew Productions Ltd

"We?ll pay your mobile phone bill for 2 months!? If you have 5 or more handsets and move your Business Mobile Phones to Check Comms, we?ll pay the bill for the first two months of your new contract. Open to all Business Network Customers nationwide. Offer available on selected business tariffs. We?ll pay your standard line rental, excluding any overspend or additional bolt-ons. Other Terms and Conditions may apply."

Rob Wellings, Check Group Ltd

"10% Discount on all rates to all Business Network members. loyalty card scheme and road mile club coming soon!"

Malcolm Horn, Cheshire Chauffeur

"We are offering all members a FREE 'Digital Marketing Healthcheck' If generating new business is important to you in 2018, then having a fresh pair of eyes to review your digital strategy and make recommendations to help you achieve your objectives will add real value to your business. "

Claire Treloar, Ultimate Creative Communications

"Free Business Energy Costs Audit - Find out if you?re paying too much for your business energy. We can provide a straight-forward analysis and contract comparison to help you make the right decisions for your business energy needs. All we require is a copy of an invoice."

Gavin Jones, Innovative Energy Consultancy

"Love it or loathe it, auto enrolment is just around the corner for many of us and will clearly have an impact on business. To help you understand your obligations and help you prepare for your ?staging date? Phil Illingworth of PWM Wealth Management is offering members a free auto enrolment audit."

Phil Illingworth, Illingworth Seddon Chartered Financial Planners

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What members and guests say

"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for arranging the introduction to Sue Brocklehurst of the University of Chester Academies Trust at the last Business Network lunch. Sue was genuinely surprised during the initial introductions to learn of all the services, the members on her table could offer to the Trust. Sue did comment that having received a personal invitation from you inviting her to lunch, she could simply not refuse! I have subsequently emailed Sue and I am hoping that your initial introduction will turn into some real business. Thank as always for your continuing support and assistance."

John Loney
Oliver and Co

"Great Bear Distribution have been members of The Business Network Forum for almost 12 months and in that time I have met many interesting Owner Directors and Senior Managers of business. The Chester Business Forum meets monthly for a couple of hours at various prestigous Chester Hotels. Not only is there an opportunity to network with key decision makers in the region, it is also possible to present your organisation to a wider audience, on a one to one and if the opportunity allows as a formal seminar. My Company will in time I am sure be doing business with one or two of the key people we have met - this is a gradual process of confidence building ,and sharing of ideas and experiences. Equally many of the smaller companies and individuals can provide a higher degree of personalised service, something which has been lost and perhaps missed in a quest for business growth. I highly recommend any business to put a toe in the water and meet two highly motivated organisers and many like minded business networkers at a future meeting.... Go on try it - nothing ventured nothing gained.! "

Michael Pepper
Great Bear Distribution Ltd