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More than just networking

As a Biz Ex member you'll benefit from unlimited access to our networking events which offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking.

Our events bring a fresh approach to the networking scene and our exciting guest speaker programme is bursting with top tips for business improvement.

Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

 

Biz Pitch – Exclusive to NBV Biz Ex Members

Stand out from the crowd and take the spotlight to pitch your business in 5 minutes! One member is randomly selected prior to each event. Remember to book early to ensure that you are entered into the draw. This opportunity is optional and needs to be selected when booking for each event.

 

Unlock your business network

As an NBV Biz Ex Member, you are free to attend as many of our events throughout the East Midlands as you would like – giving your business a wider geographic reach. Event places are limited though, so book early to avoid disappointment!

 

MAY 2017

Victoria McDonagh

Victoria McDonagh

 

Victoria is the founder of Victoria M Consultancy and has helped many clients to improve their online presence through creating quality content. Victoria has a Masters in Creative Writing and has over 4 years of freelance and business writing experience.

 

How to Create Engaging Content

Venue: Nottingham, Mercury House | Date: 9th May 2017 | Time: 12.00pm – 14.00pm

 

 

Are you frustrated that no matter how hard you try, the content you create just doesn’t seem to catch your ideal client’s attention? Victoria focuses on hints and tips to help you create engaging content and ways to make the most of your current content.

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

This event is FREE for Biz Ex Members and first-time attendees or £20+VAT for non-members.

Event Fees:
NBV Biz Ex Members: £FREE
Non-Members: £20+VAT
Additional Members: £15+VAT
First Biz Ex Event: £FREE

JUNE 2017

Kate Strawson

Kate Strawson

 

Kate is a qualified journalist and an experienced PR professional. She is a director of Shooting Star, an award-winning PR and marketing agency which she set up with her business partner in 2006.

 

Social Media Marketing Made Easy!

Venue: Lincoln, The Showroom | Date: 1st June 2017 | Time: 12.00pm – 14.00pm

 

 

Have you heard the phrase “social media marketing” but don’t really understand what it means? In this talk, Kate will explain what it involves in simple terms and how you can use social media marketing right now to help grow your business and reach your goals. Whether you want to increase brand awareness, launch a new product or service or attract new customers, social media marketing can help you to achieve all these and more!

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

This event is FREE for Biz Ex Members and first-time attendees or £20+VAT for non-members.

Event Fees:
NBV Biz Ex Members: £FREE
Non-Members: £20+VAT
Additional Members: £15+VAT
First Biz Ex Event: £FREE

Matt Youdale

Matt Youdale

 

Former award-winning BBC journalist Matt Youdale is the founder of Nottinghamshire PR and marketing agency Arch Communications, whose clients range from start-up companies to global brands.

 

Strategic Marketing for Your Business

Venue: Leicester, Phoenix | Date: 20th June 2017 | Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

 

 

Every business needs to be promoted. But how confident are you that you have got your marketing right? Is it giving you the return you want, or does it feel as if you’re making it up as you go along? This talk will help you ask all the right questions, so you can create a successful marketing strategy tailored to your business needs – including touching upon the issue of social media!

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

This event is FREE for Biz Ex Members and first-time attendees or £20+VAT for non-members.

Event Fees:
NBV Biz Ex Members: £FREE
Non-Members: £20+VAT
Additional Members: £15+VAT
First Biz Ex Event: £FREE

JULY 2017

Beryl Pettit

Beryl Pettit

 

Beryl has worked in marketing for over 25 years, both in a corporate environment and in her own business, Ridgeway Marketing. She understands the pressures of running a business, and clients find her advice both practical and affordable. Beryl has an MA in marketing and is a Chartered Marketer.

 

Ten Top Tips to Save Time on your Marketing

Venue: Nottingham, Enterprise Centre | Date: 5th July 2017 | Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

 

 

Do you find there is so much marketing that you think you should be doing, but just not enough time? How do you keep up with finding stuff to share on social media, or write content for your website? It can all feel overwhelming when you are running a business, so Beryl Pettitt is bringing us Ten Top Tips to Save Time on your Marketing.

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

This event is FREE for Biz Ex Members and first-time attendees or £20+VAT for non-members.

Event Fees:
NBV Biz Ex Members: £FREE
Non-Members: £20+VAT
Additional Members: £15+VAT
First Biz Ex Event: £FREE

Lindsey Newman-Wood

Lindsey Newman-Wood

 

Lindsey Newman-Wood is an experienced Marketing Consultant working with clients to deliver creative campaigns that really speak to their target market through a number of channels.

Through her experience in the public and private sector and over 20 years’ experience in marketing, she works with her trusted team of specialists to deliver exciting and powerful campaigns that ‘pack a punch.’

 

Champagne Marketing on a Lemonade Budget

Venue: Derby, YMCA | Date: 12th July 2017 | Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

 

 

Marketing can be seen as a bit of a dark art, in this engaging seminar, Lindsey Newman-Wood will show you some of the tricks of her trade and give you practical tips on how to market your business on a shoestring budget but still get maximum impact for your efforts.

The session will cover:

  • Why Marketing is important
  • Why you should have a strategy and plan
  • Top tips for success (both in traditional and digital marketing)
  • How to get the clients you really want
  • How to measure your success

NBV Biz Ex events offer an informal and relaxed approach to networking. Come along, be inspired and chat with like-minded business owners – don’t forget your business cards!

This event is FREE for Biz Ex Members and first-time attendees or £20+VAT for non-members.

Event Fees:
NBV Biz Ex Members: £FREE
Non-Members: £20+VAT
Additional Members: £15+VAT
First Biz Ex Event: £FREE