The Business Networking Show
The Business Networking Show

Friday 15th Sept @ Wolverhampton Racecourse, WV6 0PE | 01278 393 250

MC From 10.05

Your MC for the day Mr Brad B - and yes he's wearing a suit!

No one does it quite like Brad.

As you know he's the UK's #1 Motivational Business Speaker and is normally one of the key notes at shows across the country, however, on 15th September he's agreed to take the reins and be your MC for the day.

The room will have a high energy feel from the minute the show opens, between our world class speakers and Brad (who will possibly be sharing some of his humorous, thought provoking, business wisdom) the stage and the show will be buzzing all day.   Brads approach to life, business & motivation is unique. Lets see how he brings his experience to the stage as the MC - not to be missed!





Keynote 10.15 - 10.45

Craig Petty

Magic Circle magician of the year. Twice.

He has since been kicked out of the magic circle.

Why is that and what can a magician teach you about business? With a prestigious client list that includes Rolls Royce, Merlin Entertainment, he now owns a multi million pound business... he's going to share his business and magic secrets... again! Unmissable.

- Don't miss The Bad Boy of magic.


Keynote 10.55 - 11.25

Gary Turner

A spark of an idea that first led Gary Turner to drop out from a computer science degree at the age of 19 to join a fledging technology start-up in Glasgow has since gone on to propel him through a career at the top of some of the world's most renowned and admired technology businesses.

That same spark led him to walk away once more, this time from the mighty Microsoft in 2009 to form another technology startup, Xero, where under Gary's leadership as co-founder and managing director of Xero's UK arm, his business has grown from first year revenues of barely £50k to what will rocket past £25 million in 2017. The kind of growth and flair for innovation that's earned Xero global recognition from Forbes Magazine who named it World's Most Innovative Growth Company in both 2014 and 2015.

A wonderful storyteller with inspirational and often amusing tales from over twenty years inside global technology startups and behemoths alike.

Which emerging technologies and business models are now sparking Turner's imagination and entrepreneur's spirit for the next ten years, where do these sparks come from and how do you know when to follow your own spark and passion.



Keynote 11.30 - 12.00

Stef Thomas

How to turn your networking meetings into sales

There are some REALLY simple reasons why some of you aren't selling more at networking meetings. I used to find it incredibly frustrating when I spotted other people making sales, whilst I was just making friends.

A few simple tweaks to what you're doing and how you're approaching networking will make a huge difference.

Spend 25 minutes with me at The Business Networking Show, follow my advice and you'll see your sales from networking increase - instantly.

I've been a member of 4Networking for almost ten years, have attended over 1000 networking events and am the author of Business Networking for Dummies and Instant Networking.


Keynote 13.00 - 13.30

Dilys Price OBE

When you think of an 84 year old grandmother you think small, frail, cardigans and a shopping trolley. This is exactly the opposite to our Dilys and what sets her apart from not only her age group, but other speakers too! With blonde hair and bright clothes (not forgetting the leather trousers) Dilys REALLY stands out from the crowd.

Dilys may be deemed 'passed it' by societies standards but she's no ordinary Grandma. Aside from the fact that Dilys has a larger than life attitude, an even bigger heart and a smile to make you melt, she is also one kick ass lady!

Dilys founded the charity Touch Trust and made a world of difference to so many people and their lives. Eventually being awarded an OBE for all she has done.

Dilys really does appeal to everyone. She not only has a brilliant business brain but can help you in life too. From building a better, happier life, to relaxing and living life to the full. There are no limits to this Super Grans abilities.

  • Awarded the Guinness Book of Records "Oldest Woman Skydiver in the World" title.
  • Completed over 1000 skydives. (Thats not a typo)
  • Gained a silver medal in the British Parachute Nationals for Free Style.
  • Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at National Diversity Awards in 2014.




Keynote 13.40 - 14.10

Ian Dickson

20 Humdingers for your Business - One every 90 seconds!

Ian Dickson is one of the UK's leading Business Coaches and an International Speaker who is currently in the middle of a globetrotting year with keynotes in Cape Town, Vietnam, Bangkok and Dubai. Following the incredibly successful "100 Game Changers" event earlier this year, Ian is going to share 20 of the best business tips and strategies that any business owner can use. Simple in concept but deep in content, these game changers will come at you thick and fast over this 30-minute presentation. Bring a fast pen and an open mind, you'll love these tips.





Keynote 14.20 - 14.50

Paul Bohill

Honourable Policeman to TV Super Star

Paul Bohill was born in Wolverhampton. After school he joined a small town Police force as a cadet progressing to the force proper and worked his way through most departments finally at a young age became a fast response driver and special escort group motorcyclist. He was also a founder member of the Police Underwater Search Unit.

His career then progressed to the Trading Standards Department where he was also able to progress his diving interests ending up on survey work in the North sea and around the British isles. After a divorce a sabbatical saw him join a fair in Bristol and 8 years later he re-emerged as a law officer once again, a Sheriffs Officer in Kent.

Paul later became a star on the hit TV show 'Can't Pay We'll Take It Away', and Senior Enforcement agent and consultant to DCBL who are the power behind the TV programme. But don't be fooled, Paul isn't all law and order. He has a down to earth attitude and is always happy to laugh at himself - As long as he's the one telling the story. 

  • Paul doesn't mince his words, on or off the screen.
  • He has a tattoo which says," No is not an option", and lives by that statement.
  • He is said to be dangerous to work with because he either doesn't see or ignores incoming danger.
  • His emblem is a Hippo. Head down and unstoppable!!!




Keynote 15.00 - 15.30

Darren Hepburn

How to nail the GDPR and target market for the WIN!

We all make mistakes, said the horny hedgehog climbing off the hairbrush. Without them we'd never know what's right or wrong for us in life or business.

A lot of big brands are making mistakes with regards the upcoming GDPR, this talk will focus on getting you through the next 9 months without making the same rash mistakes!

We'll also look at Target Marketing. Pioneering marketer John Wanamaker once said "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half" In this talk we'll look at how you can know which half is working for you through good Target Marketing.