The Open Network offers friendly, relaxed, fun and structured virtual and offline networking events.
At the Open Network, you will get to build quality lasting relationships, that help you grow your business in a zero pressure environment.
Our founder, Paul Ulett discovered business networking in 1998, whilst working as a salesman for a large business. After realising his efforts developing relationships and obtaining referrals was growing someone else’s business he decided to quit his job and go it alone, much like you may have done in the past. Paul set up his first business in 2003 and needed customers, support and guidance so started making business friends in Leeds and asking them for help.
For around 16 years he did this successfully with three of the largest business networks in the world. He held various positions as a member, then supporting existing groups, whilst setting up new groups, becoming a regional networking leader, trainer, director, ambassador in Yorkshire, Lancashire & London.
Having learnt over the years what works and more importantly what doesn’t; The Open Network was born. Helping business owners learn how to network, in a relaxed environment, with other great business people, with “True Qualified Referrals” without silly rules and red tape is what sets us apart for all other networks.