Build and forge new relationships, and raise your own profile

Make valuable new connections as well as gain fresh insights from our monthly seminars

We help members establish and develop a network of supportive and knowledgeable senior contacts, as well as make their expertise more visible. However, before we can do that you need to attend one of our events and discover for yourself why members find our format so relevant.

Calendar of Events

Our forthcoming events are listed below. Part knowledge-share, part networking, whether they are online or face to face, our events offer you the ideal opportunity to engage with a diverse group of senior decision-makers in a business-focussed environment.

For information on the format of our online events please click here.

For information on the format of our face to face events please click here.

For your first, exploratory, visit you can choose to book one of our next three events.

2021
August
Online Event
Wednesday 4th

11:00 - Sign In 11:00 Start - 12:45 End
Seminar start - 11.15 am
A business networking event connecting business owners, directors & senior contacts from across the business community in & around South Herts
Seminar: Workshop on Managing Stress and Building Resilience
September
Online Event
Tuesday 14th

11:00 - Sign In 11:00 Start - 12:45 End
Seminar start - 11.15 am
A business networking event connecting business owners, directors & senior contacts from across the business community in & around South Herts
Seminar: Big Data, Little Me
October
Live Event
Wednesday 13th

11:45 Start - 14:00 End
Seminar start -
Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden
A business networking event connecting business owners, directors & senior contacts from across the business community in & around South Herts
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Present a seminar

Our seminar presenters are drawn from the membership. Delivering a seminar offers a great opportunity for you to showcase your expertise and increase your profile within the membership and beyond.

If you are interested in presenting at one of our networking events, please get in touch.

Call 01923 606 444
or email: sharon@business-network.co.uk

Come and join us at our
Next Event
Wednesday 4th August 2021

Networking Events' Seminar Topics

Seminar: Workshop on Managing Stress and Building Resilience
Presenter - Alex Crow, Stress Boffin

A one hour workshop on building resilience and proactively preventing and dealing with stress, that ensures you have the most effective workforce, with less lost days due to sickness and a more focussed attitude to work.  

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Exploring the causes of stress (in the workplace and at home)  

  • Building Resilience 
  • Reframing (cause versus effect) 
  • The three lenses (three different ways of looking at stressful situations)  
  • Tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed and more  

Interactive Exercises  

  • Acting Mindfully  
  • Body scan  
  • Heartmath exercise  
  • Breathing exercise  

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

As well as being a professional mindreader, Alex Crow is also Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and runs workshops on managing stress and building resilience as "The Stress Boffin" for companies of all types and sizes throughout the UK and beyond. His workshops are interactive and engaging and give everyone the tools and resources they need to manage their stress no matter the cause. 

Online Event
Wednesday 4th August
11:00 - Sign In 11:00 Start - 12:45 End

Seminar start - 11.15 am
Seminar: Big Data, Little Me
Presenter - David Calle, Egopetram
"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know." Donald Rumsfeld

Luckily for us, not everybody has the same unknown unknowns.

Data science is a discipline that has recently become much more prominent especially with the advent of machine learning  and artificial intelligence. IBM has even morphed into a business based on 'big data'rather than big boxes.

In old fashioned parlance "information is power?. In the world of the SME information is the power to make your business stronger, more profitable, and more able to attract funding.

Business Owners focus on their known knowns. At least, they focus on what they believe to be their known knowns; this article/presentation is about the power of looking for the unknown unknowns.

If you think the disciplines of big data don?t apply to your business, think again. Using the power of data analysis to improve profitability and secure funding is definitely not just the preserve of the global corporates like Amazon.

Use the information you don?t think you have to get the bank to say ?Yes?!
Online Event
Tuesday 14th September
11:00 - Sign In 11:00 Start - 12:45 End

Seminar start - 11.15 am
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What our
members say...

I have been a member of the Business Network South Herts networking group since May 2019 and I have attended most of the monthly meetings since then. I have attended many other networking meetings and events over time but BNSH is unique. Sharon takes the time at the outset to get to know each member, to understand their business and what they want from networking. Sharon is a superb host and she is very proactive in connecting people and creating networks within the group. The meetings themselves are unique, in that each month a different member has the opportunity to 'showcase' their business to the group through a presentation. At the same time, for the other members, this is a great opportunity to learn more about each others' industries and to understand the latest trends in the market. There is always ample time for informal networking but the fact that the meeting also incorporates a seated lunch means that you can get to know the other members at your table, and vice versa, properly which helps to promote stronger relationships between members. If you haven't tried BNSH yet, I'd recommend that you contact Sharon to find out more about this unique and effective networking group.
Yiannis Yianni
Action Coach
I really enjoy being one of the people attending Sharon's network group. Because of the Covid19 lockdown, she's very quickly moved to update her normal meeting events to online and has ensured she continues to serve her clients. I always enjoy her positive and helpful approach.
Penny Sophocleous
Corporate Alchemy
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