7 February 2013
We talk to Peter Motley owner of Business Networks East Midlands, a regular business network gathering which focuses on quality, select lunchtime meetings, and seminars in Nottingham, and from April 2013, Derby.
Love Business “Why did you decide to build a business focused on network?”
Peter “I was impressed by the Business Network approach. They’ve been around a lot longer than most, so know what works. Most senior business professionals find work pressures have grown, making time precious. Many traditional meeting groups have suffered in membership numbers, because fewer and fewer people have the ‘spare’ time out of work.”
Love Business “So who do you attract and why do they come?”
Peter “We attract senior decision-makers to the monthly lunchtime events. They enjoy the unique, professional and business focused format, as it provides an environment for building close working links and establishing that invaluable ‘support network’ of business contacts. Also, as a lunchtime event it fits in well with business as well as family demands. Members are not allowed to ‘sell’ as the whole approach is about nurturing long term business relationships through trust, respect and understanding. It’s also a fact most business people have never been to a networking event and one of the main reasons is the fear factor of meeting new people. Our non-networking welcoming approach negates this barrier.”
Love Business “You’ve been an early supporter of Love Business East Midlands. Why?”
Peter “It complements our events, as it draws hundreds of business professionals from across the region and beyond, offering new contacts for all.”
Love Business “I see you’re launching in Derby”
Peter “Yes, it’s a natural progression and we’ve booked in at the ideal venue, the Roundhouse restaurant. We’re launching in April. We’ve also been encouraged by a number of companies from the region, who have requested a similar monthly event in Derby.”
Love Business “So, how do interested professionals join or come to the launch luncheon?
Peter “They can go to our website and go to ‘book the next event here’, or email me their contact details, I’ll be happy to answer any questions.”
To book your next event visit www.businessnetworkeastmidlands.co.uk or email me your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.