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Oldham Business Network nominated for Pride in Oldham award

October 14, 2011

David Beharall
After 11 years in professional football David retired in 2006 to set up CandidSky. He currently holds the position of Managing Director.

Pride in Oldham awards

The local network

As some of you may know, we are involved in the running of a number of social networks. One of which is the Oldham Business Network that we set up just over a year ago.

The social network site highlights businesses in Oldham and gives members the opportunity to socialise or ‘do business’ with each other online. OBN is a niche network and we now have over 560 members with more joining on a daily basis.

An easy way to engage with people

Building a social network like OBN for your customers or community gives you the opportunity to learn about the individuals that use it and gives a platform to communicate with them.

Oldham Business Network is a great form of communication for people in Oldham who are running their own businesses and is a perfect example of how to build a community properly online.

Good things can come from getting people who share a common interest to network or socialise on a regular basis.

Nothing too formal

Every month there is an OBN social, which is an opportunity for members to get together over a drink in a relaxed setting. There are no fees, no presentations and no formal networking, which creates a much nicer environment.

The members drive the network and it has grown into a successful social networking site that people use on a regular basis.

The nomination

So the nomination! Well, we have been nominated for the 2011 pride in Oldham awards. This is the first of our social networking sites to get a nomination for an award and I have to admit I am really excited about it. To have all our hard work recognised by this nomination is brilliant.

The idea of bringing business people closer together in Oldham has worked and I am delighted at what we have achieved. If you build a network for your community or customers and put them first, you will succeed every time.

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