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Business Network Launches in Lancaster

John Freeman
Michelle Malkin,
founder of Business
Network Lancaster
An entirely new concept in networking, whose organiser says has generated tens of millions of pounds worth of business for entrepreneurs in other parts of the country, is being launched in Lancaster.

The Business Network Lancaster, part of the larger Business Network North, is the brainchild of  business woman Michelle Malkin, and will throw open its doors to potential new members at the Lancaster House Hotel on Thursday 21st October.

Founder Michelle is convinced it will help local companies fight back from the economic challenges of recent times. Business Network North has been running for 15 years and has local groups in cities such as Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.

“The Business Network model has worked exceptionally well in other parts of the country over the past 16 years, helping members to make valuable contacts and pass on business through targeted introductions," says Michelle, who has had many years experience in business on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Now that tried and tested formula is coming to the Lancaster region at a time when the economy is slowly beginning to start to grow again.

“The Business Network’s structured meetings provide an ideal forum for business men and women to meet, talk business and do business in comfortable surroundings."

Michelle, who was born in Maryland, moved and settled in the UK in 2003 following her marriage to her husband Tony. As a member of The Business Network, she says she has experienced the benefits of membership.

But why has a businesswoman from Stockport chosen to bring the concept to Lancaster?

“I love this region of the country," says Michelle, who has an office in Heysham. “But I also know this area has a vibrant business community. So when an opportunity came up for me to run a network of my own I had no hesitation in opting for the Lancaster region because I believe it will bring huge benefits to its entrepreneurs."

Doors will open for the first Business Network Lancaster luncheon on Thursday October 21 at the Lancaster House Hotel at 11.45 am. The event finishes promptly at 2.00pm. Attendees may also take advantage of a pre-lunch seminar which starts at 10 am and finishes in time for the lunch event. To register for a place at the inaugural meeting contact: Michelle on 07561 536537 or email