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:

25 Apr

Mercure Dunkenhalgh 11:30 – 14:15

Optional Morning Seminar

(10am coffee for 10:30 start)

“How To Handle Difficult Behaviours In The Workplace”

Helen Russell, Harrison Drury Solicitors

After Lunch Speaker:

“Life as an IP”

Ian McCulloch, Opus Business Advisory Group

16 May

Stanley House 11:30 – 14:15

Optional Morning Seminar

(10am coffee for 10:30 start)

“Inclusive Employment At Its Best – The Bits You Would Never Consider”

Claire Buckle, Ability Consultancy

After Lunch Speaker:

“Surviving Domestic Violence”

Sarah Darwen, Halcyon Therapies

13 Jun

Mytton Fold 11:30 – 14:15

Optional Morning Seminar

(10am coffee for 10:30 start)

“Leadership – The Missing Component of Cyber Security”

Mark Tunstall, Orca IT

After Lunch Speaker:

“From Burnout to Bali”

Liz Hardwick, DigiEnable

The next 12 months:

25 Apr

16 May

13 Jun

18 Jul

22 Aug

12 Sep

17 Oct

14 Nov

5 Dec

16 Jan

13 Feb

20 Mar

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.

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