The Benefits of Membership
Your Network Host - A valuable and committed support as they will work tirelessly on your behalf, getting you in front of the people you want to meet.
Free Educational Seminars - There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within The Membership that is freely available to you. Try and ensure that you attend the Free Pre-lunch Seminars offered by Members on a wide variety of topics; and if you wish to increase the profile of your company further why not offer to present a seminar yourself. We undertake to do the promoting of the seminar for you.
Free Speaker slots - If running a seminar is not for you then why not take one of our after lunch speaker slots? A great way to promote your Business to up to 80 people per lunch.
Free Stand At The Events - Take a Free Stand at the monthly events a give members and visitors an even greater insight into what your company can provide.
Monthly Meetings With Senior Decision Makers - We restrict attendees at events to a senior level, people who can influence the 'buying and selling' within their organisation.
Members only evening events - Cannot make the lunch time event? Then there is a great chance to cath up with friends and newer members at our popular members only events in the early evening.
Free Access To The National List Of Members - with 24 groups spread across the UK there are over 2000 busines contacts you can potentially connect with.
5% cap on any specific category - Unlike BNI we belive there is always room for choice in our group. At the same time we know our members enjoy the diversity of the people they can connect with at every meeting. It also means that we operate a strict 5% policy on member growth - which means in a 100 member group you will never see more than 5 members per category. Diversity rules!
New visitors each month - We work hard in the background to encourage the contacts you want to meet to come and join us for lunch. Our sophisticated table seating planning software then makes the introductions happen - like magic.
Promote your Business and events through the blog - dedicated to the Chester area our blog is a valuable resource for members to promote their Business, share their knowledge and tell the world about their successes.
Linked in group - with online networking playing a bigger part in all our lives we also provide a members only group for Chester members.
Come and join us at
OUR NEXT EVENT
Thursday 17th May
The Chester Grosvenor 12 Noon - 2pm
What members and guests say
"Great Bear Distribution have been members of The Business Network Forum for almost 12 months and in that time I have met many interesting Owner Directors and Senior Managers of business.The Chester Business Forum meets monthly for a couple of hours at various prestigous Chester Hotels. Not only is there an opportunity to network with key decision makers in the region, it is also possible to present your organisation to a wider audience, on a one to one and if the opportunity allows as a formal seminar.My Company will in time I am sure be doing business with one or two of the key people we have met - this is a gradual process of confidence building ,and sharing of ideas and experiences. Equally many of the smaller companies and individuals can provide a higher degree of personalised service, something which has been lost and perhaps missed in a quest for business growth.I highly recommend any business to put a toe in the water and meet two highly motivated organisers and many like minded business networkers at a future meeting....Go on try it - nothing ventured nothing gained.!"
Great Bear Distribution Ltd
"The Ikon Partnership has joined The Business Network Chester. When Ikon was looking to strengthen their presence in Cheshire, this friendly proactive group was a natural choice as a significant tool in Ikon's marketing strategy."
The Ikon Partnership