Welcome to The Business Network in Leeds, Wakefield and York

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Caroline Coward - Director

The Business Network is a structured lunchtime networking group with a national reputation for excellence. This is your opportunity to experience business to business networking at its best. It will only cost you the price of a lunch plus a couple of hours of your time.

At each event we have a seating plan which ensures a good selection of businesses at each table. Membership is corporate and by invitation. We allow 4 to 5 members in each business category.


The Business Network has a unique and very effective format and has been helping businesses grow since 1994. These events attract business owners, directors and senior level staff i.e. the decision makers.

Networking is a fantastic way to build and grow your business. We support the decision makers from a wide range of businesses who wish to promote their business and expand three network of service providers.

Why not come along and give it a try?

The Lunch Event Fee is £25.00 inc VAT*

*PayPal and EventBrite fees may apply

All attendees are well looked after and made very welcome!

Next Events

Leeds Event

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Date: November 22, 2017

Time: 11:15 - 12:00 (Workshop) | 12:00 - 14:00 (Lunch)

Location: Marriott Hotel

Date: 22nd November 2017 – Bookings by 20th November

Venue: Marriott Hotel – LS1 6ET

Cost: £25.00 inc VAT – arrival drink / 2 course lunch / coffee

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


What does GDPR mean for my business from an IT perspective?

GDPR regulations are coming in in May 2018.
This workshop will help you to understand what you need to do in preparation from an IT perspective.
Businesses don’t understand what they need to do – come along to work out what your next steps should be.
This event is sponsored by:

Tor Mackenzie – Rochester & Associates Ltd



Contact Number 1: 01274 662953

Contact Number 2: 07775 800156

Wakefield Event

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 11:15 - 12:00 (Workshop) | 12:00 - 14:00 (Lunch)

Location: Hotel St Pierre

Date: 1st November 2017 – Bookings by 30th October

Venue: Hotel St Pierre – WF2 6QG

Cost: £25.00 inc VAT – arrival drink / 2 course lunch / coffee

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


Why & How To Take Photographs

In this workshop we are going to look at where and why we use photographs in our everyday lives and the importance of them.
Mark will give you some tips on how to take better photographs and will also look at the importance of using landscape and portrait as well as different styles and types.
This event is sponsored by:

Mark Rowbottom – Photoneg



Contact Number 1: 01924 264725

Contact Number 2: 07974 135318

York Event

Thursday 9 November 2017

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 11:15 - 12:00 (Workshop) | 12:00 - 14:00 (Lunch)

Location: Novotel

Date: 9th November 2017 – Bookings by 7th November

Venue: Novotel – YO10 4FD

Cost: £25.00 inc VAT – arrival drink / 2 course lunch / coffee

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


Business Growth: what holds us back

A business is like a tree – if it’s not growing, it’s dying.
Is your business prepared for the next economic winter?
Using examples from her work with business owners and her own business, Ros looks at some of the common obstacles to business growth that most of us encounter. She’ll then share some tools to overcome them.
This event is sponsored by:

Ros Jones – business owner, business growth coach and franchise partner – ActionCOACH



Telephone: 0781 864 6672