Lancashire Business owners and senior decision makers


From each other to solve business challenges


New relationships and opportunities


Your confidence, your profile and your business

Monthly networking events with around 100 businesses, in the heart of Lancashire.

Since 2009, The Business Network Central & East Lancashire has been the go to event for expanding your professional reach with likeminded business owners.

A monthly event with structured networking and a fantastic 2 course lunch in sumptuous surroundings. The optional morning seminar is a great opportunity to learn and acquire new skills.

We encourage a wide depth and breadth of sectors, from charities to legal, professional services to digital marketing, and everything in between.

Upcoming Events:

7 Dec

Stanley House 11:30 – 14:00

Christmas Sparkly Event!

(11:30 start)

Join us at Stanley House for our magical and fantastical Christmas event!


At our Christmas Event we aim to raise funds to support our member charities – Advocacy Focus, Age UK Lancashire, Positive Action In The Community and Rosemere Cancer Foundation. If you feel you would like to support our effort by offering a prize for our draw please do let us know. In the past our members have donated:

Hampers – Champagne – Spa Treatment – Afternoon Tea for 2 Vouchers – Wine – Floral Displays, the list is endless!


If you would like to support our charities and enter our prize draw, please do bring £10 that you don’t need, it would be very much appreciated. At our last in person Christmas Event in 2021 we raised an amazing £1800 on the day.

18 Jan

Mytton Fold 11:30 – 14:00

Optional Morning Seminar

(11:30 start)

“Lead Your Business With Your Head, Heart & Gut”

Sarah Fletcher, Transformational Coaching

After Lunch Speaker:

“Basic, Better, Best”

Ian Allison, Protection Specialists

15 Feb

Mercure Dunkenhalgh 11:30 – 14:00

Optional Morning Seminar

(11:30 start)

“Your Brand Identity – What you Show and Say to the World”

Sarah Clemson, Latitude

After Lunch Speaker:

“Marketing Trends for 2024”

Jean Atkinson Marketing

The next 12 months:

7 Dec

18 Jan

15 Feb

14 Mar

25 Apr

16 May

13 Jun

18 Jul

22 Aug

12 Sep

17 Oct

14 Nov

Watch The Business Network in Action

Is it right for me, or my business?

Listen to our members:

Helen Dimmick

Gemologist & Diamond Grader

Noormohamed Valli

The Therapy Company

Liz Hardwick


Your Host

Karen Tems has been involved since the very beginning.   An expert host and facilitator, Karen’s passion is in bringing people together; helping Lancashire’s business owners to forge lasting and productive business relationships.

(c) Copyright 2023 – Karen Tems Ltd t/a The Business Network Central & East Lancashire.