The Business Network which helped Manchester’s dramatic post IRA bomb regeneration is being brought to the city by Merseyside businessman Len Rainford whose own company has profited and grown through long term membership of the organisation.
“This is more than a networking group,” said Len yesterday speaking from the Newton-le-Willows HQ of his parcel delivery company Sameday UK. “It’s a one-stop-shop for advice, support, friendship and business generation.
“To borrow the anthem of a very well known Liverpool organisation, the Business Network offers its members the guarantee that they will never walk alone! This forum of business owners and decision makers provides a reservoir of expertise and support that members can dip into at any time.”
The first meeting of the Business Network Liverpool will take place at the Thistle Atlantic Tower Hotel on March 11th when existing and would-be members can network with businessmen and women from across the region over lunch. Len believes the timing of the launch will be ideal for the city’s business community.
He said: “There is no doubt that Liverpool as a whole, and its business community has benefited hugely from the City of Culture accolade and there is a justified new pride and confidence in the city these days.
“However, we need to drive this confidence onwards, especially as we are now seeing the early signs of a recovery from what has been the worst recession in decades. I know what the Business Network can do for a business community because I and my company have experienced those benefits from membership in Manchester.
“I am determined to bring those benefits to a city that is close to my heart. The network will enable Liverpudlian businesses to work together for the common good, build alliances, share experiences and generate business for each other.
“The Business Network is a tried and tested formula that has done remarkably well over the past 17 years. By bringing business owners and decision makers together at our monthly meetings we enable them to build alliances that often turn into strong friendships.
“The Business Network’s structured two hour luncheon meetings provide the ideal forum for businessmen and women to meet, talk business and do business in comfortable surroundings. But we are conscious that our members need to get back to their business in good time so we close our meetings promptly at 2pm.
“However, we also offer members free morning seminars which are presented by a variety of experts and gurus. Networking guru Will Kintish will present the pre-lunch seminar at the Atlantic Tower to which delegates need to arrive no later than 9.30 am.”
Doors open to Liverpool’s first Business Network meeting at 11.45 am on Thursday March at the Thistle Atlantic Tower Hotel. Visitors enjoy an open networking session, after registration, before sitting down to a two course lunch. The meeting finishes at 2.00pm.
To register for a place at the inaugural meeting contact: Len Rainford on 01925 222400 or email: len@business-
Or book on-line at www.business-
For further information about this release call Carl Nagaitis on 01606 558730 or 07957 860720.