What’s On

October 2017

Keynote Speakers

Brad Burton

Every single decision you've ever made in your life has brought you to this moment... the moment where you are reading this. Is it a sign?

Brad left school with no qualifications, spent years on the dole before starting his own business in 2006 with £25,000 of debt. He delivered pizzas at weekends to keep his business afloat. 10 years on, that business; 4Networking....now runs over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year.  He is also the highest rated & reviewed Amazon business author as if that's not enough he's also Business Ambassador for Visit Somerset.  He knows his stuff.

If you want to be entertained and educated in equal measure, then come to this humorous, thought provoking, high energy, motivational talk, where you'll find out, that winning at life, is a whole lot more important than coming first in business.

Can someone really motivate you to positively change your life, business and direction in just 25 minutes?  If you are waiting for a sign to make changes in your life.... this is probably it!

Get there early, he's the opening keynote speaker. Once every seat is full, there is no stopping him.


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.

Stef Thomas

But networking doesn't work right?

So in 2017, with social media, content marketing and every other way of connecting online - why bother with real life face to face networking?

Here's the thing, most small businesses are treating their networking as something separate to the rest of their marketing.

The real magic is in joining everything up and,in a fast paced keynot Stefan will explain how he did i, how you can do it and, vitally, how not to make a complete cock of yourself at networking events






Craig Petty

The Bad Boy of Magic

Craig has had a love of magic his whole life, choosing to work professionally several years ago. During his career he has won a multitude of magic awards including both the British Magical Societies' Close Up & Stage Magician of the Year. The Stage Newspaper described him as 'The Speciality Act of the Decade' as well as comparing him to 'Darren Brown on speed'!

Craig went from being accepting in to the Inner Magic Circle with a silver star without even having to audition, to being kicked out for not playing by their antiquated rules. Getting death threats (from fellow magicians) was just one repercussion for choosing to do things his way! So Craig decided to concentrate on the business aspect of his magic & stop worrying about what the magic community thought about him.



Nick Elston

The Anxiety Guy

Nick has walked the path of OCD, GAD & Anxiety - through the darkness, the pain & frustration & out the other side.

He now shines the light on Mental Health with his powerful message of hope & inspiration - combining experience, insight, mistakes, successes delivered in a humorous & thought provoking style. Speaking from pure, emotionally charged passion - Nick will highlight how Anxiety affects everyone - and in every area of our lives - even when you wouldn't label it as Anxiety.

Delivered in the form of 10 top tips - Nick will inspire you to question every area of your life & challenge you to make changes both personally - & in business.

Raw experience shared in a way that will connect to the audience in a life changing way.  Nick really lays it all open for his audience - no punches pulled - brutal honesty & a refreshingly unique take on Mental Health.



Robert Cox

Video Mindset

Why you should become your own video content creator and why every business can benefit from online video.

Rob will show you how you can create professional business videos with just your smartphone.

During the workshop, we'll run through some vital top tips to make your videos more professional and help you present with more confidence on camera. We'll also show you some additional equipment to use with your smartphone to produce better videos. We'll run through an easy video setup which everyone will get to try. It will be an interactive workshop, bring yourself and your smartphone.

Rob Cox runs Video Mindset and has been working in the media industry for 15 years, 6 years in interactive TV, and produced his first YouTube show back in 2005, called 'this is a knife' for Channel 4. Rob says 'The internet and online video has changed a lot since I first started producing content on platforms like YouTube and the opportunities for businesses to utilize online video couldn't be greater'.




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Show Programme

Networking Breakfast


Networking breakfast sponsored by 


08.00 - 10.00

Places are limited and need to be booked in advance  Click here to BOOK

The cost for the meeting is £15.00 (cash on the day)

You do not need to be a 4Networking member to attend the meeting. Any questions please contact us.

The Somerset Business Show 2017

‘Welcome to the show’

10.05 – 10.20

Opening Keynote Speaker Brad Burton

10.20 - 10.45

Details to follow

11.00 - 11.25

Speed Networking

11.40 - 12.10

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12.30 - 12.55

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13.15 – 13.40

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13.50 – 14.15

Speed Networking

14.30 – 15.00

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15.10 - 15.35

Show Closes

We hope you had a great day, see you at the next show!

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In 2009, following a project helping orphan children in Swaziland, the School in a Bag initiative was born to help address the millions of children who are deprived of an opportunity to learn.

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