Events and Networking

Peer Networks

All our Peer Networks encourage the sharing of brilliant ideas, best practice and learning from others. They bring together senior leaders with their peers who share their job role, but work in a different sector. This combination can provide enlightening solutions to common problems. Each session focuses on different business issues and offers attendees the chance to ask questions, explore and walk away with fresh perspectives. All Peer Networks are exceptionally popular, so book early. They are an exclusive CBI member benefit and therefore non-members are unable to attend.


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People and Skills Networks

Open to members who hold the role of Chief of People/ HR Director/VP within their organisation. This cross sector network will support you to share best practice, hear new perspectives on the challenges faced when it comes to managing people and skills.

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This weekly industry-based network is to support HR professionals in Northern Ireland. The network will discuss the key HR challenges affecting UK business during the coronavirus crisis from changes to Statutory Sick Pay to how the new Job Retenti...

  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Wales)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (South West)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Webinar
    People and Skills Network (London)
  • 02 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 09 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 09 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 16 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 16 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 23 Apr 2020 / Reading
    People and Skills Network (Reading)
  • 29 Apr 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 06 May 2020 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 14 May 2020 / Birmingham
    People and Skills Network (West Midlands)
  • 28 May 2020 / London
    People and Skills Network on the Benefits Package for the Modern Employee (London)
  • 10 Jun 2020 / Norwich
    People and Skills Network (EE) on Post-Brexit Immigration and Skills
  • 10 Jun 2020 / Cambridge
    People and Skills Network (East of England)
  • 16 Jun 2020 / Glasgow
    People and Skills Network (Scotland)
  • 23 Jun 2020 / Sheffield
    People and Skills Network (YH)
  • 24 Jun 2020 / Manchester
    People and Skills (North West)
  • 30 Jun 2020 / Bristol
    People and Skills Network (SW) on the Benefits Package for the Modern Employee
  • 15 Jul 2020 / Cardiff
    People and Skills Network (Wales)
  • 22 Sep 2020 / Sheffield
    People and Skills Network (YH)
  • 30 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    People and Skills Network (Scotland)
  • 06 Oct 2020 / Belfast
    People and Skills Network (NI)
  • 08 Oct 2020 / Bristol
    People and Skills Network (South West)
  • 13 Oct 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    People and Skills (North East)
  • 20 Oct 2020 / Birmingham
    People and Skills Network (WM)
  • 17 Nov 2020 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 19 Nov 2020 / Manchester
    People and Skills Network (NW)
  • 24 Nov 2020 / Sheffield
    People and Skills Network (YH)

Finance Director Networks

Only open to members who hold the role of CFO / Finance Director within their organisation. This cross sector network provides regular opportunities across the country for healthy collaborative discussion with your peers. The network supports business to help solve the issues we collectively face from the perspective of the FD.

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As an FD, you play a pivotal role in the strategic direction of your business. Are you seizing the moment? Learn more about the opportunities and risks facing business in 2020.   A forum for those with a significant finance function in their job...

  • 22 Apr 2020 / Bristol
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 14 May 2020 / Edinburgh
    Finance Directors Network (Scotland)
  • 14 May 2020 / Nottingham
    Finance Directors Network (East Midlands)
  • 11 Jun 2020 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)
  • 16 Jun 2020 / Leeds
    Finance Directors Network (YH)
  • 01 Jul 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Finance Directors Network (North East)
  • 23 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    Finance Directors Network (Scotland)
  • 29 Sep 2020 / Birmingham
    Finance Director Network (West Midlands)
  • 14 Oct 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Finance Directors Network (North East)
  • 15 Oct 2020 / Exeter
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 15 Oct 2020 / Bristol
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 11 Nov 2020 / Belfast
    Finance Directors Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 12 Nov 2020 / Nottingham
    Finance Director Network (East Midlands)
  • 16 Nov 2020 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)
  • 17 Nov 2020 / Leeds
    Finance Directors Network (YH)

SME/MSB Networks

Open only to MD's / CEOs / Senior Leaders who are running an SME/MSB. Convene with peers who are facing similar challenges. Discuss, explore, and find new solutions to common challenges. Each session focuses on a specific topic - check each event for details.

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Offering a fantastic opportunity for small and medium sized business leaders to share key strategic insights and examine the latest trends impacting business in 2020.  This network is designed for CBI member companies who are on a clear strategic...

  • 23 Apr 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    SME Network (North East)
  • 04 Jun 2020 / Belfast
    SME Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 12 Jun 2020 / Cardiff
    SME Network (Wales)
  • 17 Sep 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    SME Network (North East)
  • 21 Oct 2020 / Cardiff
    SME Network (Wales)

Women in Leadership Networks

A cross-sector network exclusively for the business women in leadership roles at our member organisations. Women leaders can face a multitude of challenges in the workplace today. We'll discuss a wide range of topics but with some focus on those issue that affect women, diversity and the ways to continue improving women’s standing in business.

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Offering an opportunity for senior female executives to network, collaborate and discuss current business issues. We are excited to announce that Angela Noon, Chief Financial Officer of Siemens UK will be joining us to share her stories on her car...

  • 07 May 2020 / Online
    Women In Leadership Network (South West)
  • 10 Jun 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Women in Leadership (North East)
  • 12 Nov 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Women in Leadership (North East)

Sector Networks

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With 2020 shaping up to be an important year for the education sector, we are bringing together leaders of the Universities in the East of England to collaborate and discuss solutions to common challenges. The network will be joined by Harry Ander...

  • 13 May 2020 / Cambridge
    Vice Chancellor Network (EE)
  • 16 Jun 2020 / Manchester
    Pro Vice Chancellor Network (NW)
  • 06 Oct 2020 / Manchester
    Pro Vice Chancellor Network (NW)

Future Leaders Network

A network for the rising stars and future leaders of British business. This cross sector network provides regular opportunities across the country for healthy, collaborative discussion with your peers. Supporting your personal development through the exchange of ideas that you can take back to your business to make a difference.

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Join other talented, ambitious future leaders from across British industry. Offering a unique opportunity for the next generation of leaders to network, collaborate and discuss challenges. Attend this Future Leaders Network (NE) and you will: Joi...

  • 20 May 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 28 May 2020 / Edinburgh
    Future Leaders Network Drinks Reception (Scotland)
  • 04 Jun 2020 / Cambridge
    Future Leaders Network (EE)
  • 02 Jul 2020 / Nottingham
    Future Leaders Network (East Midlands)
  • 10 Sep 2020 / Bradford
    Future Leaders Network (YH)
  • 16 Sep 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 17 Sep 2020 / Bristol
    Future Leaders Network (SW)
  • 24 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    Future Leaders Network (Scotland)
  • 18 Nov 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 01 Dec 2020 / London
    Future Leaders Network (South East)
  • 03 Dec 2020 / Nottingham
    Future Leaders Network (East Midlands)

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