Welcome to The Business Network in Leeds, Wakefield and York

Network with Style

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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 26 September 2018

Date: September 26, 2018

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

Location: Gusto Restaurant Cookridge

Date: 26 September 2018 – Bookings by 24 September

Venue: Gusto Restaurant Cookridge – LS16 6HN

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


Alpha’s v Boomers – has technology changed that much?

I’m going to take a stroll through technology from Baby Boomers through to Generation Alpha with what I’ve seen through my working life and how I’ve seen it change what we do in business.
Yes – I might refer to a few things to do with telecoms; but rather than being a workshop on changing your life, hopefully it’ll bring back some memories for us dinosaurs…. and bring a few laughs for the people who are midway through the timescales mentioned, and perhaps make the late Generation Z’s realise how lucky they are to have been born when they were

This event is sponsored by:

Jeff Cohen – Time Communications

Office: 0113 2059640

Mobile: 07903 943721



Wakefield Event

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Date: October 10, 2018

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

Location: Waterton Park Hotel - WF2 6PW

Date: 10 October 2018 – Bookings by 8 October

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


Next Steps To Taking Better Pictures 

The majority of people are now using their smart phones to take pictures at home, work and on Holiday

Mark will give you some top tips on how to take better pictures

  • Looking at Why and how to take better photographs
  • How to use the gadgets on your smart phone camera
  • And some Apps to process/improve your photographs

This event is sponsored by:

Photoneg – Putting you in the picture

Mark Rowbottom

Mobile: 07974 135318

Office:  01924 264725



York Event

Thursday 18 October 2018

Date: October 18, 2018

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

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton York - YO31 7JA

Date: 18 October 2018 – Bookings by 16 October

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


The Good, the Bad and the Internet

Andy will demonstrate in simple terms how the internet works, shed light on the dark web and give guidance on how to be safe online
Every attendee will receive a free website security review
Be there or be hacked

This event is sponsored by:

Andy Gambles

Office: 01723 361931

Mobile: 07958 944629