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Welcome to the family business practice
Practical Family Business Development
Knowledge information and education
Over two hundred speaking opportunities a year
Formal and informal networking opportunities
Excellent food and venues
Fill the Fridge, Sleep at Night, Know, Like & Trust

familybusinesspractice-connectWe run regular sessions to enable members and guests to network practically and with purpose in a 72 Minute Zoom call session.


Hosted by Peter Roper we have a guest speaker which usually is one of our members and then our attendees share information about their business and what they are looking for.

There is an opportunity for several referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced yet relaxed environment.

"The Family Business Practice Connect session is a fantastic way to find out more about what members and guests offer and tell everybody how you're helping people come through these challenging times. Rich Brown gave a great talk about creating our virtual presence and Peter helped put us at ease and get maximum value from the call. You can quickly get 121s lined up and finally get things moving again!" Dr. Dave Bird dave@smallbizdigitalmedia.com

"After attending my first Practice Connect session yesterday I would just like to say both how much I enjoyed it and how useful it was. 
 Video meetings with many people on them are difficult at the best of times and after an hour or so you may only have contributed a few words.  Practice Connect is very different.  In a physical setting you may describe them as more intimate.  With only half a dozen people involved in a friendly and supportive way it is easy to make a contribution to the meeting and really feel part of it.  I would also suggest that these sessions are an excellent way for new members to find out about the Family Business Practice and really get involved" Ian Jarvis
 Ian.jarvis@vertisaccounting.co.uk


Connect sessions are open to members and non-members and are free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

To take your place simply ask our members about the sessions, call us or simply book on and join us.

Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 10/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Steve Parker

'Spa sessions and Fermented Mustard Green - marketing tips and lessons learned'  

The proverbial challenge in sales and marketing is how you get noticed and how you make clients comfortable with you and the products themselves. How you excite them and get an emotional reaction from them, so they want to keep buying and telling others to buy from you too.

But sometimes it is easy to get entirely wrong or just miss that final link that gets the reaction. Using Spa Sessions and Fermented Mustard Green, Steve will highlight lessons learned and make you think how you can improve your message and communication. P.S. Sadly due to lockdown, no samples or free sessions are included in this presentation!

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 
This event is now fully booked

Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 10/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Julie Widdowson

 “5 reasons why you might consider extending your existing home”
 
If you enjoy watching Grand Designs and aspire to the modern Contemporary home there’s no reason why you can’t transform your current home without the massive investment of a Grand Design! Julie shares 5 reasons why you might want to think about extending your existing home.


There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 11/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Phil Brown “the benefits of having certification to ISO9001 for companies restarting after the Covid 19 lockdown”

Phil will cover “ what types of benefit the standard provides including leadership, identification of stakeholders in the business, provision of a business risk register, control of approved suppliers setting of objectives for business improvement. Plus the importance of customer satisfaction and a systemised approach to for dealing with customer complaints”

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 11/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Shaun Philpott
There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 17/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Ian White "Everything Digital including online training..."
 
topics includes
 
1. Creating a digital road map 
2. A little crystal ball gazing into what the business world might look like 
3. Can online training really replace face to face
4. Every hour training will see an increase in the  bottom line
 
Take away
 
Rethink your business plan marketing 
Think digital
Look beyond the boundaries of the current client group
See training as an integral part of business strategy 


There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 17/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper "The impact of COVID19 on UK Real Estate "

Hear from FBCMB Senior Commercial Property Associate Ifzal Akhtar, who will discuss the impact that COVID19 has had on the UK’s property market with a particular focus on leases. 

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 18/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Nathan Littleton

"How to build your email list with killer lead magnets"

Lead magnets are the single most effective way of building your email list.
But how do you create one? How do you know what to put in it? How do you get the tech together and working smoothly?

From this session, you'll learn exactly how easy it can be to create a lead magnet that consistently builds your list with high quality prospects.


There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 
This event is now fully booked

Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 18/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Dave James

"Resilient lessons learned in business"
 
Dave is going to look at the time in the business when his business partner set up in opposition, and the resilient lessons that came from that.

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 24/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Emma Robinson

Why is it so easy to hack humans?

Covid-19 has resulted in a significant increase in cyber risk and most breaches take 100 days or more to be discovered

- Even highly sophisticated IT systems get hacked
- What can we do to reduce our risk?

Join Emma for some tips on becoming a digital private investigator!

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 24/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper

"Credit Control and COVID19"

FBCMB Solicitor Jon Moss will take delegates through the importance of having a robust credit control process in place and discuss how FBCMB has been supporting business owner’s during the crisis.

There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Morning Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 25/06/2020

10.30 am

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Neill Hall

Unravelling travel since 1975!
 
Find out:

The difference between Travel Agents and Tour operators
Financial protection,ABTA and Atol who does what and what do they mean?
Travel industry from Mid March 2020 and Neill's  thoughts on how it will evolve.
Hints and tips and when is a “deal” not a “good deal?"
 
There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER

 






Practice Connect Virtual Afternoon Meeting

Virtual Meeting Date: 25/06/2020

2.30pm

Hosted by Peter Roper, our guest speaker this time is Sanjay Shah

 "Why this thing has been messing with your head...!"
 
Description:
Learn why COVID, lockdown (and other nasties):

  1. has  been messing with your head,
  2. what you need to do to get out in one piece as a business, and
  3. what I did, and you can do too, to thrive not just survive this period


There will be structured time for our attendees to share information about their business and what they are looking for.


This is an opportunity for referrals and relationships to be created in this fast-paced, yet relaxed environment.

The session is open to members and non-members and is free of charge.

NON MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: OUR POLICY IS FOR YOU TO ATTEND A MAXIMUM OF TWO SESSIONS BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER