Welcome to The Business Network in Leeds, Wakefield and York

Network with Style

business network

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 25 April 2018

Date: April 25, 2018

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

Location: Novotel

Date: 25th April 2018 – Bookings by 23 April

Venue: Novotel – LS1 4HR

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


Practical advice and tips to tackle IT issues

Our workshop will cover:

– How to improve IT security?
– How can business owners maximise IT to embrace modern work styles?
– Common issues the average small business is likely to have – with tips on how to help prevent them


This event is sponsored by:

Tor Mackenzie



01274 662953

07775 800156

Wakefield Event

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Date: May 9, 2018

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

Location: Hotel St Pierre

Date: 9 May 2018 – Bookings by 7 May

Venue: Hotel St Pierre – WF2 6QG

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


“Your Digital tax account”  (DTA)

Employed or self-employed, did you know you have a DTA?  Are you using it?
Like it or not, HMRC are pushing you firmly in the direction of using it.  Do you know how?
If you are a sole trader or have rental properties, Making Tax Digital is less than 12 months away.
Tax expert Tracy Sedgwick from Jolliffe Cork will update you on all of these issues.
The direction of your tax affairs is digital.  Are you happy your cyber security is good enough to protect your most sensitive business or personal financial information?
Andy Gambles from Servertastic will talk cyber security

This event is sponsored by:

Tim Hill




01924 376045

York Event

Thursday 19 April 2018

Date: April 19, 2018

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

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton

Date: 19th April 2018 – Bookings by 17 April

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton – YO31 7JA

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

£27.91 inc VAT – if paying online*


The way it’s done around here

– does it have to be drama?

An interactive workshop in which you get to change organisational culture for the better.

See and hear what good looks like and why some people don’t act as they would like to.

This event is sponsored by:

Andrew Thacker



07717 724765