What Our Members Say
Karen runs the Business Network, Central and East Lancs. For any business owners and senior decision makers who already have or want to make networking as part of your strategy, then I would highly recommend The Business Network. Karen’s mission is to connect you with others and ensure you get a return on the investment you make.
It is one of the most relaxed groups I have had the pleasure to be a member of, and at the same time, I have made more connections and gained more work than any other group I have been involved with.
You must be a business owner or senior decision maker to join and only a certain number from each sector are allowed in the group, which has over 100 members who meet regularly at the Stanley House Hotel.
Karen is a fantastic connector of people and really understands what business owners need. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen and her Business Network group in the highest possible terms.
I have been attending Karen Tems’ network since it started over ten years ago on a regular basis mostly enjoying lovely lunches and great company at Stanley House. From a purely practical and business point of view, at least 30% of the business that I have produced over the years has been with members of the Network or referrals from members of the Network, and this is growing as time goes by.
From a social point of view, the meetings provide a break in a business day where I’m able to meet like-minded people and share a lot of laughs as well as a lot of business knowledge.
Karen organises members to give their expertise, on a complimentary basis, at each meeting and most of these have invaluable advice and ideas.
In short, a pleasant and profitable use of my time, run by the effervescent and irrepressible Mrs Tems!!
The morning seminars are engaging, and you leave with lots of food for thought and actions you can apply immediately. The members are experts in their field, generous with their time and conversations around the table are interesting, giving you quality time to get to know both guests and members. I have developed a strong network of trusted specialists who I can call upon for our clients. The business has grown through referrals and direct business and I can’t speak highly enough of Karen Tems and the fantastic members who make up the Business Network.
The professionalism and fun that Karen brings to each event is impressive. Over the years I have attended many networks and The Business Network is by far and away the best! The clients we have gained through this group have been quality clients who have remained with us.
It’s the only group with the perfect balance of people, location and purpose. I have stopped all breakfast networking and recognise that this group is all about building lasting, meaningful business relationships. The financial returns have been excellent. This meeting is the first thing in my diary each month, and I look forward to meeting new members and learning more, every time.
The Business Network is an invaluable connection for me to a wide range of people and businesses in the area. Not only that but it’s like a business family, and that’s something I’ve never felt before with other networking groups.
I have only been to 2 of these events but can I just congratulate you on how lovely they are. Having attended so many similar events in the past I have never enjoyed one and felt so comfortable so quickly and actually looked forward to attending.
Simply the best! I have been a member of Karen’s networking group for over ten years. I can honestly say that I have not attended more well-organised or enjoyable events. From the moment I first met Karen and other members I was welcomed with open arms. It is the perfect forum for exposure to other industry leaders. Not only have I met some fantastic business contacts, but I have also made some wonderful friends. I always look forward to the monthly events and the enthusiasm which Karen brings to the group.