Exclusive network for SME companies with a turnover above £2m, aimed at helping them to grow their business through key insights from industry experts and shared peer-to-peer learning.

SME Network is designed for CBI member companies (with a turnover above £2m) who are on a clear strategic growth path; from ambitious and confident firms driving into the mid-market, through to successful mid-market firms who continually champion innovation and competitiveness.

We know how busy you are growing your business, and what little time is spare. So with the support of our stakeholders, we are offering you ‘speed networking’ with a number of key professionals. You can access advice, network and develop links to support your company’s growth and strategic planning.

How will it work?

Select the experts you want to meet from the list below - you have a maximum of six x 15 minutes slots.



Access to Finance

Yorkshire Bank / British Business Bank

Business/University Collaboration

Sheffield Hallam University

Employee Relations




Media and Communications

Finn PR



Legal Services


Accountancy Services

Garbutt and Elliot

Regional Business Support

Sheffield City Region LEP


Why attend?

·        High level networking with senior business leaders

·        Expert led discussion that considers ‘the business impact’

·        Practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business

·        Opportunity to address the key issues and challenges affecting your industry

Registration and breakfast will commence at 08:00, followed by speed networking from 8:30. Places are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

This Network is sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and Sheffield Hallam University

Book your place now

Please register your place by clicking the link – or to register your interest for future Networks, please contact angela.gault@cbi.org.uk

Why join an SME Network?
The objective is to share knowledge and best practice whilst also helping to influence the wider policy debate. You can expect practical guidance through a mix of thought-provoking case studies, group discussion and collaborative networking.

SME Network is for members only and takes place two – four times per year with limited capacity to 20 attendees.  Click here for more event dates