Take the plunge for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Skydive Sunday, 25 March 2018 – Take the plunge for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and help transform cancer care across the region

Full details here


Ostrich or owl? Come check how future proof you are?

Louise Holmes from Oliver and Co & Carla Brown from Oakmere Wealth Management.

So – which are you? An Ostrich or Wise owl?

Are you burying your head in the sand or do you have full 360-degree vision about your future?

This month’s seminar will be a double header –

  • Tackling the often ignored and yet thorny issue of Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney,
  • An update on the latest changes in pensions and question packed to get you thinking!

Louise Holmes from Oliver and Co. will guide you through

  • The reasons to make Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • How to do so
  • What happens if you don’t!

She will also share handy “quiz” to help attendees assess their LPA and Will status and they will learn what actions they can take.

Carla Brown from Oakmere Wealth Management will then help you learn about

  • New state pension and pension freedoms,
  • Retirement – I Wasn’t Expecting That! How much is enough to retire on?
  • What do you expect retirement to look like?
  • What age do you want to retire?
  • Are you making the most of your pensions?
  • How lifestyle financial planning can help you get the future you desire.

So – to join the info packed seminar please join us at our event on 18th January 2018 at The Double Tree by Hilton.

Simple press book, call us on 0844 310 1400 or simply email tracy@business-network.co.uk

How secure is Office 365?

Whenever you think of IT for business, the issue of data back-up and securityOffice 365 security features is never far away.

Just think, what would happen to your organisation if you lost access to your data, even for just a day? For how long could you function without access to customer and employee records? What impact would there be if you couldn’t see financial information, or draw down management reports? What if there was a malicious attack and your data fell into the wrong hands?

The recent malware attack on the NHS illustrates that no organisation is immune. and that network security cannot be taken for granted.

With the increasing popularity of Office 365, it should be no surprise that security is a big feature. In this article, we outline the built-in security features of Office 365 to protect your business from any data loss.

For the full article from Ten Ten Systems click here

Get ready to go green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Get ready to go green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity from 3 – 11 Feb 2018 to support the development of a specialist cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool and investment in our current Wirral site. Could your workplace light up your building green, or organise some green fundraising? Do you know anyone who could get involved? We’re asking local schools, colleges, businesses and well-known landmarks to go green – whether it’s wearing green socks or holding a green bake sale!

Full details here https://www.clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk/charity/events/Social-and-Cultural/LetsGoGreen


Christmas Charity Extravaganza in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice

Willaston Physio & Sports Rehab would love you to join them at their Christmas Charity Extravaganza in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice, on 8th December from 4pm

Sample the delights of Wirral Gin • Cheshire Phoenix Meet & Greet • Authentic Indian Canapes • MUFF’s Food Platter • Wirral PT • APPI Pilates with Sue Coppack • Christmas Raffle • Handmade Christmas Cards • Claire House Merchandise • Cheshire Phoenix Merchandise • Festive Cheer


Whizz! Bang! Pop! Network fireworks all around!

WOWZERS! what a firecracker of an event is in store for us this week!

Ceri George of By George Marketing kicks us off in a Marketing masterclass to help you sqeeezee out the most from your budget.

Then – as always – the perfect mix of drinks over relaxed networking followed by strategic table networking – helping our members meet the people they want to meet – to help, to learn, to collaborate to inspire!

Come on – it will be too late soon to join us!

Looking for the perfect space to hold your next meeting this winter at a great price?

The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is offering some great Winter packages

Day Delegate Package £30 per person

24 Hour Delegate Package £125 per person

For more information click here

Winter Meeting Special

FREE EVENT – Are you ready for the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on your business next year?

Are you ready for the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on your business next year?

I would like to invite you to an event which Oliver & Co are holding on 21st November 2017 at Chester Racecourse together with Protos Networks and Grosvenor Insurance.  We are holding this event to help small and medium sized businesses in Chester prepare for the coming changes.  Here are the details:

If you’re feeling apprehensive at the mention of GDPR, then you’d be forgiven – there’s been enough scaremongering!  What businesses need now is some clarity and a plan of action.

Thankfully, a team of Chester’s finest professional services, Oliver & Co Solicitors, Protos Networks and Grosvenor Insurance, are joining forces to bring local businesses like yours, professional guidance and an opportunity to have your questions answered by the experts.

This FREE event will take place at Chester Racecourse, where there will be speakers from each of the hosts, as well as a live Q&A.


11.00 – 11.30 – Registration and Networking

11.30 – 12.30 – Expert Presentations

12.30 – 13.00 – Delicious Lunch Provided

13.00 – 14.00 – Panel Discussion and Q&A

14.00 – 14.30 – Informal Networking


We expect this event to be extremely popular, and it would be great to see you there, so please book soon through the link below to avoid missing out. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-ready-for-the-uk-data-protection-bill-2018-tickets-39183831896?utm_term=eventimage&invite=MTMwMDg2NjMvam9lLmpvaW5zb25AcHJvdG9zbmV0d29ya3MuY29tLzA%3D&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&ref=enivtefor001


Any questions please let me know.  

Kind regards.

 Tim Polding

Associate Director & Head of Commercial Department

Oliver & Co Solicitors



T 01244 312306 

F 01244 354666

W oliverandco.co.uk


Networking at Boodles !!

Champagne Fizzy Friday !

Andrew Musgrave of Boodles Chester would love you to join him on Friday 10th November for their champagne fizzy Friday, 4-6pm.

Boodles are also inviting local businesses so the evening could be a great networking opportunity !

Could you kindly RSVP to Andrew andrewmusgrave@boodles.com

Welcome to Chester Beer and Wine!

Great news gang! Sam from Chester Beer and Wine has joined the group!

So no more waiting for wine for all you renewals and amazing members!

So – why not see what they are about and join them on 8th November

Portfolio Tasting – Champagne & Sparkles!! (6pm – 9pm

This is the one you’ve all been waiting for – the beautiful Abbey Suite of the Doubletree by Hilton, filled with dozens of bottles of Champagne and Sparkling wine from all over the world, and an army of lovely reps to help you indulge……You will have three joy filled hours to sample as many of the delicious bottles of fizz on taste as you like – choose from English Sparkling, Rose and vintage Champagne, Cremant and Blanquette from France, South African Cap Classique, the best that the American sparkling market can offer, and much more!!What better way to get yourself in the Festive spirit?Tickets usually £25 a head……special offer price for Members of £15 -details to follow in an email!@ChesterBeerWine