Are These Dates Good For You? Networking Events 2020

Updated 17th April 2020

Are These Dates Any Good For You?

Page on calendar for eventsEver thought about attending a Networking event or wondered if it would be beneficial for your business and yourself. If you are interested then are these  dates any good for you. To see the dates check the list at the bottom of the post.

If you have decided to attend a Business Networking event, but not quite sure what it involves, I am going to give you a low down on how to locate networking events, which companies are running them and what they involve. Unfortunately, the events I am going to tell you about are all within the UK.

Maybe you are not sure what a business network is when people talk about them and this really puts you off attending the events. In this post therefore, I am going to explain what a Business Network is as well as what you can achieve from it. I am also going to let you know about the events coming up or  are happening just now.

What Is A Business Network?

Jigsaw buildingA business network is a social network which is available to businesses. This has been created, so business people can get help when they are connecting with entrepreneurs or managers in the hope of being able to form future business relationships which will be of shared benefit as well as encouraging one another’s business passions.

Are you interested in finding ways to make the most of both your business and personal connections, then attending Business Networking events, is a good way of helping you to bring in a steady amount of new business for you.

There are a number of important companies dealing with business networking, and they create large varieties of networking events which allows business people to forge new business affairs while at the same time creating new business prospects.

Although there are large types of Business Networking groups who all work differently, each individual will be able to work out who is the best person for themselves depending on what business they are involved in as well as the prospects they are hoping to meet. However, other business-oriented groups are also able to arrange networking events.

History of Business Networking

Joining of handsBefore the introduction of Business Networking appearing to be used online, opportunities for doing business networking were still available, it was done face to face instead thought. The way this was done, by means of trade shows, loyalty programs or marketing.

It was proven that these techniques were still looked upon as a valid source for getting an income. However, a lot of companies are now choosing to use online marketing more because there is the means to follow the details of any campaigns as well as being able to justify the outgoings that are needed when arranging one of these campaigns.

Business Networking Events

Here is my insight into what it means when you are talking about Business Networking Events. I have also told you a little about the history of what these networking events were like before they were introduced online.

How To Find Networking Events

I will show you here how you are able to find networking events that are taking place near to you just now or when they are coming up in the UK.

UK Events Happening In March and April 2020

Diary of Upcoming EventsBelow I have shown in chronological order a selection of Networking Events taking place throughout the UK. If you are interested in attending any of these events, I am sure that  you will be warmly welcomed and introduced to businesses who could possibly become future work prospects.

Thursday 12th March 2020

  • London Central Business Network at London Marriott Hotel, Marble Arch .

Thursday 19th March 2020

  • Chester Business Network, Chester Grosvenor Hotel

Thursday 26th March 2020

  • Manchester Business Network, Lowry Hotel, Manchester.
  • Peterborough Business Network, Orton Hotel & Spa.

Wednesday 1st April 2020

  • South Herts Business Network, Aldwickbury Park Golf Club.
  • South Humberside Business Network, San Pietro, Scunthorpe – Main Event.

Thursday 2nd April 2020

  • South Manchester Business Network, The Pinewood Hotel

Thursday 16th April 2020

  • Birmingham Business Network, Novotel, Birmingham Centre.

All these events run over lunchtime and start about 12 noon and finish between 2 pm and 2.15 pm. The only change is the Humberside meeting which starts at 11.45 am. 

If, you would like to attend any one of these Business Networking events, to get more information or ask questions about them, then click below.

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Scottish Networking Events

Blocks saying eventIf you are interested in any Business Networking events that are being held in  in Scotland, listed below are dates and places for the meetings happening in March, April and May. These take place in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.


  • Wednesday 18th March 2020 at Copthorne Hotel, starting at 6pm till 9pm.
  • Thursday 23rd April 2020 at  Marcliffe Hotel, starting at 12 noon till 2pm.
  • Thursday 14th May 2020 at Palm Court Hotel, starting 12 noon till 2pm


  • Thursday 26th March 2020 at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, at 12 noon till 2pm.
  • Thursday 30th April 2020 at the Apex Waterloo Hotel, at 12 noon till 2pm.
  • Thursday 21st May 2020 (Venue to be confirmed), at 12 noon till 2pm.

Business Network Scotland run these events over lunchtime and if you are interested, you can book yourself on to the event as a guest if you are not a full member. Each event has a cost and for a member it is £40 and £45 if you are a guest.

This cost will include lunch as well as sometimes guest speakers at the events

If you would like to attend any of the Scottish events or just need more information on Business Network Scotland then click below. Places can also be booked on these courses by also clicking below.

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Here are a selection of Business Networking Events being held within the next 3 months throughout UK. I hope there will be one that will catch your interest.

I had the pleasure of being invited to a breakfast meeting of the Business Network International (Braidlaw BNI Midlothian) and I was very impressed with how the meeting went and everyone I spoke to were all very friendly and enthusiastic. They do their marketing using a referral system to help each other out and I was surprised to see how many referrals they create for each other.

If you ever get an invite to one of these BNI meetings, I would highly suggest you should attend. I was disappointed at not being able to join this group. However, should I get the chance in the future, then I would certainly do so.

Hopefully this post will be helpful for anyone thinking about attending any of these events but scared to making the first step through the door.

If you have any questions or feedback on this article, then please leave them in the comment section below or contact me at and I will be more than happy to answer them.





4 Replies to “Are These Dates Good For You? Networking Events 2020”

  1. Hello there 😉

    This is very informative and helpfu larticle, great job! Going into this article I didn’t even know what a business network is. I was pleasantly surprised and got really excited when I read Your article and learned that it is sort of a social network for business people to communicate and help each other as well as oppurtunity for forming new relationships and acquiring new knwoledge, very exciting stuff! To be honest, I would be interested in looking further into the Business Network events and perhaps maybe participating in one of the events listed in You article! Keep up the good work 😉

    1. Hi Evald, Firstly I must apologise for the late reply to this comment. I am very pleased to read that you got a lot of good advice and information as well as learning what a Business Network is.

      I hope that by now you have attended your first networking event and really enjoyed it as well as making contacts with others who can help you within your business.

      Thank you and you are very welcome.

  2. Dear Cheryl Brown,

    To be honest, yes as you said I am not sure about the exact meaning of Business Networking Events. Since it has the word “Networking” I thought this is about MLM and I use to skip it. After reading your post only I now realized its exact meaning and purpose thanks a lot.

    From your great post I came to know the importance of business relationships and going forward need to focus on building it by attending Business Networking Events.

    Thanks a lot for sharing the useful insights on Business Networking very helpful and an eye opener for me.

    Wishing you great success!

    Your Friend,


    1. Hi Paul, thanks very much for your comment and I am pleased to know that I helped you to find out what business networking is and to clear that up for you.

      You don’t need to go to these events if you don’t want to but it is a good way to get to know new people and interacting with businesses as you never know what can come out of these events for you. 

      Thank you and wishing you success also. 

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