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The Business Network South Herts

8th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join us for some excellent networking opportunities combined with an educational seminar.

What happens at a Business Network South Herts event?

You will meet 60/70 senior contacts from a diverse mix of South Herts based business and professional services companies and enjoy the mix of formal and informal networking at our carefully planned event. Before the seminar and before lunch enjoy a drink while you network. During the course of lunch we take it in turns to go round our table and talk briefly about our business and the kind of opportunities we are looking for.

What’s the seminar about?

This month’s seminar “Cyber attacks can damage your business. Learn how to protect yourself” will be given by Francis West of Westtek Solutions.

The session will cover:

1. Cyber-crime facts and figures related to SMEs
2. How to protect your staff and company
3. True stories
4. Live hacking (ethical)
5. The Dark Web …


Francis @ Westtek
Francis West recently became a UK citizen after leaving South Africa 26 years ago. He is the founder and CEO of Westtek Solutions – an IT MSSP (Managed Services Security Provider).

A previous winner of the South African Business Innovation award, Francis networks with black belt efficiency. He particularly loves sharing Cyber Security facts and time-saving tips so people can spend their valuable time with their loved ones, and sleep soundly at night knowing their IT is secure.

Westtek was founded to help business owners and directors who have become frustrated with poor IT service which causes high levels of interruption or downtime, and results in a loss of profitability. Having seen the rise in cyber-crime targeted at SMBs, Francis changed the direction of Westtek to focus on Cyber Security, with the aim of helping businesses to protect themselves against the ever-evolving cyber attacks that they are now facing.

Never one to do things by half measure, Francis promptly gained Cyber Essentials and CompTIA accreditations for himself and Westtek to ensure he is leading the charge in the battle against cyber-crime! In his fight to raise awareness and promote cybersecurity, Francis…

– Is one of 7 mentors for CompTIA – one of the IT industry’s top trade associations
– Is the Co-Chair of the Technology Leadership Forum for APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies)
– Partners with Barclays Bank to give talks and seminars in their local business workshops
– Takes part in many business networking events and seminars
– Partners with Cyber Security vendors to help drive products towards the needs of SMBs (Continuum Ambassador or the Year 2018)
– Regularly updates his own YouTube channel with free Cyber Security and IT time-saving tips

For extra Cyber Security information or time-saving tips please have a look at the Westtek YouTube Channel:
7 ways to easily spot a dodgy email https://youtu.be/EDdYVOSpmnc
Cyber Attacks – 5 ways to prevent it https://youtu.be/LeIUoEY47Fw

What are the timings?

We register for the seminar at 10.00am and the seminar starts at 10.30am but don’t worry if you can’t get there for 10.00am as the seminar is an optional part of the event.
I always recommend that visitors come to the seminar if they can as there’s extra networking time beforehand. You’ll also be amazed at what you can learn from the seminar presenters. You’ll always pick up a new tip or two.
However, if you can’t spare the time, we register for lunch from 11.45am and have open networking until we sit down to lunch at 12.30.
To help you plan the rest of your day we finish promptly at 2.00pm

What feedback do you get?

The feedback after each event is always positive and enthusiastic with people commenting in particular on the calibre of our members and guests and the format of the events which allows for a mix of formal and informal networking. People also enjoy the business-focussed yet unpressurised atmosphere.

Get a flavour of our events

You can get a flavour of our events by watching the short video on our website. You’ll also find information on the up-coming event and seminar there.

Get in touch

If you’d like to be kept informed of our events please send me your email address and I’ll add you to the mailing list.
And do feel free to give me a call on 01923 606 444 if you have any questions.



8th May 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sharon Sacofsky
01923 606 444


Holiday Inn, London Elstree
Barnet Bypass
Borehamwood, Herts WD6 5PU United Kingdom
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