Networking is about meeting people and building long-term relationships. You need a vehicle to meet the right people, those with both a buying and selling power, from the right companies - representing a broad range of services and with a similar attitude towards active networking.
BNS events bring together decision makers from a wide range of businesses who wish to promote their business and to expand their network of service providers.
Attendance is resticted to decision makers who have both a buying and selling authority. The events are structured but informal with an aim of creating an ideal environment for constructive, and enjoyable, networking.
Following a pre-lunch reception when there is time to mingle and chat, you will be seated on a table with decision makers from other businesses, but none competitive with your own.
Over lunch, each person at your table will be given the opportunity to explain about their company or service. This interactive session has proved a very successful way to develop business relations.
Are you someone who would like to grow your business through networking but are not in a position, either financially or time-wise, to commit to a year's worth of networking? Business Network Scotland's "try before you buy" offer may be just for you.
All you need to do is to book into 3 events up to 3 months in advance. The 3 events can be consecutive months in Aberdeen or Edinburgh or 3 events in either of the 2 areas within a 3 month period. The £180 is non-refundable but you can pay by debit or credit card over the phone.
After the trial period, if you then decide to join BNS for 12 months, the joining fee will be waived, saving you £50 + VAT.
I love the structure of BNS. You get a decent amount of time to help people understand what you do; and the dedicated Who Do You Know Who slot gives you an additional opportunity to tell your table who you help. But when I think about what I really love about BNS, it always comes back to the people. The people make any network, and BNS is full of the most supportive people, who genuinely want to help each other succeed. And that's why I renew my membership, year after year.Sam Dounis, Content Creation Expert