Grow with Facebook Advertising

  • Location: Culloden Hotel & Spa
  • Venue: Belfast

  • Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Cost:BFN Non-members £20.00 +VAT

  • Speaker: Andy Hill

Digital technologies have transformed the way that we build business with new platforms to help achieve customer acquisition and retention.  With more than 1.8 billion people using Facebook every month to connect with friends and family and discover things that matter, it’s a great platform to showcase your business to a targeted audience.


But how do you use Facebook to find new customers and does it really work? 


The guest speaker for this event is Andy Hill, Managing Director of Dokoo Digital.  Andy will share the secrets of Facebook for business and how it can bring you new leads through highly targeted advertising.  If you’d like to find out the tips that he used to make a client £250,000 in the last few months using Facebook ads alone then sign-up today.




As Director of Dokoo Digital, a social media marketing agency that helps clients build their brand online, Andy is a seasoned digital marketer and renowned throughout Northern Ireland as a true social media expert.


The BFN Protect | Save | Grow | Reward events will also give you the opportunity to meet up with like-minded business owners in an informal and relaxed environment.


Meet Up                      5.30 - 6.00 pm
BFN Welcome             6.00 - 6.15 pm
Speaker                       6.25 - 7.10 pm
Tie Up                         7.10 - 7.30 pm

The BFN events are free to members and their guests.  Please request your discount code from the BFN office.

Event Contact

Register online or contact Michael Osbourne:

T: 07703599908



BFN Late Summer Social

  • Location: 1000 Trades
  • Venue: Birmingham

  • Time:18:00 – 20:00

  • Cost:Free

  • Speaker:

By request from our members we have finally announced our late summer social event, and are pleased to thank our hosts (and BFN member) 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter. It is open for BFN members and non members and free of charge.


This is going to be the simplest of events, turn up, buy yourself a drink and take the opportunity network in a completely relaxed environment.


No Agenda, No Presentation, No 60 second pitches, No Cost

Simply register, turn up, buy yourself a drink, enjoy, and meet some fellow business owners - oh and we might have a little fun along the way.




Event Details:

Thursday 28th September, 6-8pm

Location: 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3HE


Any questions please feel free to contact me at or call me on 07904 415068.


See you there

Brett and the BFN team


The One You Can't Afford To Miss - GDPR for SMEs

  • Location: Walsall Golf Club
  • Venue: Walsall

  • Time:18:00 – 20:00

  • Cost:Free

  • Speaker: Scott Taylor, Ebit Consultancy

es we're talking GDPR Regulations (yawn), but by giving practical tips in a relaxed, informal environment, with the opportunity to network fellow business owners, we hope that this is one you will enjoy.....and yes we've made this free for everyone.


At Business First Network we have a simple aim with our events. There is no hidden agenda. Our events follow a simple format giving business owners a relaxed environment to meet fellow business professionals and the opportunity to develop the skills required for business owners to thrive in the 21st century.


For September we are proud to announce our guest speaker is Scott Taylor from Ebit Consultancy.


As a specialist in Cyber Security and Data Compliance, Scott agrees that the new GDPR Regulations are not necessarily the most exciting thing in the world, and that those in control are not exactly making it simple for small business owners to comply.


And to top it all - we know that if you get it wrong, THERE'S GOING TO BE HEFTY FINES!!!


So we're going to change that.............

Firstly, Scott is going to be explaining what its all about in plain English - no jargon GUARANTEED!!!


Secondly, Scott will be giving away, completely free of charge, simple tips, tricks and advise that you can follow to help you become compliant.


Being held at Walsall Golf Club on Tuesday 5th September, 6-8pm this event is not to be missed, and limited to 40 tickets (note this event already has had pre-bookings so it will sell out). Please book early to avoid disappointment.




Any questions please feel free to contact me at or call me on 07904 415068



Market your business on a shoestring

  • Location: Culloden Hotel and Spa
  • Venue: Belfast

  • Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm

  • Cost:£20 + VAT | Free to Members and Guests

  • Speaker: Kate McKay

For a business owner, the prospect of marketing your business can be overwhelming.  It becomes even more complex and difficult for SMEs operating with little or no budget.  The good news … marketing doesn’t have to be hugely complex or expensive. 


The guest speaker for this event is Kate McKay, Director, AKU Training Ltd.  Kate will share a range of marketing ideas to help get your message, whilst watching the pennies and making an impact.


Kate is a CIPD qualified trainer and Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has more than 23 years' experience in marketing and business development working for both private and public sector organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Kate has been involved learning and development for 21 years in parallel to her marketing career. She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of academic, public and in-house training to range of public and private sector organisations. Kate thrives on developing others and has gained a reputation as a valued trainer and expert in her field. 


The BFN Protect | Save | Grow | Reward events will also give you the opportunity to meet up with like-minded business owners in an informal and relaxed environment.




Register your interest today