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Milton Keynes has a whole variety of networking meetings and events to cater for all tastes. This group is a very open group designed to introduce you to a variety of networking opportunities. Although I do run my own Milton Keynes Business Networking Club (https://businessgrowthclub.co.uk/) this meetup group is not all about promoting that. I will promote every networking meeting that people tell me about even if the conflict with my own.

I believe that every business owner and professional is different and they all have different goals and ambitions or they are at different stages in their business building process. So, they will like different formats, different times of the day, different days of the week and different venues. Networking definitely isn't one size fits all.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about networking on 07903 655 169 or email me at mark@pritingandmailing.co.uk I love helping people get the most out of their networking and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Upcoming events (5)

MKFM'S Monthly Business Networking Meeting - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Marco’s New York Italian Milton Keynes 500 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ

IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BOOK THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE - YOU WON'T GET IN WITHOUT A BOOKING AT THIS LINK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-of-mk-thursday-27th-february-2020-tickets-93504796363? This is now the biggest and most entertaining evening Business Networking event in Milton Keynes, regularly attracting 120 local businesses owners, professionals and charitable organisations. The Meet of MK was launched 2 years ago as an alternative to some of the already well established Business Networking events in Milton Keynes. Joanne Ronan, head of sales and advertising for MKFM says, “We wanted to introduce an event that felt more like after work drinks which allowed networking but also helped attendees relax at the end of each month. I believe the event has been well received based on regular attendees and new faces from positive referrals. The event sees a great mix of businesses, including many of our partners, and is always a great evening with attendees making new contacts and friends.” Darren Dorrington, MKFM’s managing director added, "The Meet of MK is a great event and gives me the opportunity to inform the business community of what MKFM is contributing locally. Many potential advertisers come along and meet our existing clients to hear first-hand what it is like to work with us. It’s always a great end to the month in a relaxed environment.” Marco's New York Italian Deli inside the Holiday Inn, Central Milton Keynes is perfect for this lively event. Great food and great atmosphere. The Meet of Mk is always on the last Thursday of every month between 5pm and 7pm. Entry is £15 and free for MKFM partners. YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THIS LINK - DON'T JUST TURN UP https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-of-mk-thursday-27th-february-2020-tickets-93504796363? Car parking is available outside the venue at Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2HQ. To take advantage of The Holiday Inn’s free parking please provide your vehicle registration at the hotel reception upon arrival.

The Business Growth Club Milton Keynes ONLINE - Free Business Support

Abbey Hill Golf Course


Do you have a problem that’s preventing your small business, charity or CIC from growing? https://businessgrowthclub.co.uk/events/business-support-package Discover how your small business, charity or CIC can work with The Open University to solve your organisations problems. The ALPHAs Project offers you free expert advice, & grants to help cover the cost of graduate interns & even capital expenditure. Here are just some of the main benefits:- 1. Grants of 30% towards the cost of capital equipment or expertise 2. 12 hours FREE workshop programme on leadership & management, digital tech, staffing for the future or financing your own growth 3. Academic expertise from the The Open University in Milton Keynes, University of Bedfordshire & the University of Northampton. 4. 60% of salary costs for a graduate for 3-6 months, including FREE academic consultant, to set your plans in motion The ALPHAS Project creates a direct link for expertise & funding between The Open University and your small business, charity or CIC to solve problems in your organisation. This helps you create capacity for future employment so you can help retain graduate talent locally. The ALPHAs Project is a partnership between the The Open University in Milton Keynes, University of Bedfordshire and University of Northampton. ALPHAs stands for Accelerating Leadership and Productivity in High Ambition SMEs. Now you can fully understand why they shortened it :-) https://businessgrowthclub.co.uk/events/business-support-package Very unusually we have two 10 Minute Tippers this Friday morning. Jon Hall and Anna White run the ALPHAs project here in Milton Keynes at The Open University. Both have many years of experience in working with businesses, charities and CIC’s, creating deeper understanding of business problems and finding their solutions. Jon and Anna can give you access, through the ALPHAs project, to Open University graduates and academic expertise. Jon Hall is a leading research scientist in problem solving with over 100 peer reviewed publications. Jon has extensive experience in designing, leading and evaluating research programmes in many fields, including organisational change, financial technology, safety-critical systems, and project management and has a long history of delivering excellent value to business. Jon has successfully chaired many scientific, governance and leadership committees and boards, and provided business evaluations for many companies. Jon’s work has influenced industrial practice both directly and through contributions to international standards. In terms of his personal research, Jon began his scientific career as a logician in Newcastle and York Universities, conducting research on engineering alongside Professor John McDermid, FREng, one of the leading proponents of the use of mathematics in engineering. After researching logic for many years, Jon began to apply the techniques to software engineering and then more broadly across engineering, finding deep links between ostensibly different areas. Jon’s most recent research explores problem solving structures that bridge the chasm between agile and plan-driven approaches to solving complex problems holding out the hope that wicked problems, previously unsolvable, will soon be effectively understood and treatable. Anna White spent 15 years working for Thomson Reuters Scientific division. Anna's career included Editorial work, Product management and Project management. Following on from those varied interests Anna then had a number of other roles which included working as a Product Manager for an Artificial Intelligence company, marketing for a local Bridal design company, and working with special needs children. Anna grew up in Milton Keynes Anna is passionate supporter of all things MK. Anna has many links to local businesses and charities so she's helping build economic growth from the bottom up. https://businessgrowthclub.co.uk/events/business-support-package

247 The Social Media Marketing Training Network - ONLINE DURING CORONA CRISIS

I go to Mick Holloway's 24/7 Social Media Marketing Training meetings every 2 weeks. I find they help me keep up with new developments and create strategies to grow my business. It's fun too! Although the focus is firmly on training and not networking, I have found it great to be in a room full of like minded business owners and professionals who are also focused on growing their businesses. So I'm winning new business at the same time as learning something really useful. What's not to like :-) I would really love you to come along too. Please follow the link below and choose the Tuesday morning that suits you best. http://24-7.so/Groups.aspx?ID=53 Please can you also share the link with all your Milton Keynes contacts. Thanks

Libabun BEN - The Business Education Network - ONLINE DURING THE CORONA CRISIS

De Vere Harben House


Attend the next LibAbun-BEN Business Education Network Meeting which are run every Wednesday morning from[masked]am at Harben House in Newport Pagnell. The address is Harben House, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK169EY. See the location on Google maps. Please arrive there by 7.15am, we will be collecting our breakfasts before the meeting starts. Bring plenty of business cards and a great attitude too... LibAbun-BEN is a Business Educational Networking Group. Its primary purpose is to "Help Small Businesses grow, automate and thrive!' Our Business Educational Networking Groups are vastly different from the more 'traditional Business Networking' groups. LibAbun-BEN Business Educational Networking is both a 'Business Mastermind' Group and a Business Networking Group. You will learn the best business development strategies from amongst over 400 business strategies to apply into your business to help you grow, automate and thrive. At the same time you will also develop a trusted network of 'like-minded' business people who will help you grow your skills and business by supporting and challenging the way you do business and also supply you with appropriate leads and referrals when suitable. Because each Business Educational Networking Group is both a business mastermind group and to a lesser extent a referral network, groups are restricted to only one of each trade/profession (e.g. one Accountant) per group. Very few people are comfortable discussing business strategy with competitors in the room, so we are restricting this membership. I look foward to seeing you there. Kind regards... Neil Sinclair Director Libabun Business Angels Limited Work:[masked] [masked]

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