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JET Business Network

JET Network

Executive Development Forum relaunched as JET Business Network

At the NAJ, we passionately believe that the key to success in any industry sector is the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience with other like minded industry professionals.

The fact is, no successful business or business owner can afford to be an island because the more we all share and learn the more our business will grow and most importantly grow profitably.

Since 2005, the Executive Development Forum has been helping retail businesses to do just that. Today, as the NAJ servicing the whole supply chain, our sharing of ideas and knowledge will now extends beyond the world of retail to cover every sector of the industry with two new groups to run alongside the existing Retail group: A JET Business Network group for Designer Makers and a JET Business Network group for Manufacturers.

The new groups will be tailored to the very specific needs of the respective designer maker and manufacturing channels within our industry; as well as incorporating relevant components of the successful retail networking groups, such as:

  • Data Sharing - enabling you to benchmark your business against other channel businesses.
  • News Flash - receive relevant industry, business, and management articles straight to your inbox.
  • Online Advice Forum - whether you have a business issue or just seek guidance. You ask the question and the members answer.
  • Educational Visits - allow you to see and hear what others in your channel are doing.
  • Business Surveys - on topics identified by members that inevitably make you money and save you money
  • Regional Group Meetings – are facilitated by an independent and experienced professional, where you can discuss the issues and opportunities you face, develop new business skills and establish supportive relationships.

Plus the opportunity to influence and shape the content of the Annual Oxford Congress, where all the regional networking groups meet together to hear external speakers share their knowledge, expertise and experience.

Networking in today’s fast moving world may now be virtual as well as physical but is still based on the values of Trust, Respect and Confidentiality – values that have established and sustained Jet Business Network relationships formed through the common purpose of sharing knowledge, expertise and experience with other like minds looking to looking to improve their businesses.


 “I was a bit sceptical when I joined the EDF, as I didn’t really understand how it could add value to my business. Now after being a member for 3 years, I can categorically state without reservation that the ideas, recommendations and suggestions I receive more than cover the costs every single time I attend a meeting. The atmosphere is supportive, encouraging and inspiring. I cannot recommend it highly enough, whatever stage your business is at, EDF can provide improvement” Simon J.

“If I hadn’t seen the range of credit card transaction costs poll we did, I wouldn’t have realised I was paying top end of the spectrum. By pushing back on my supplier, the savings made paid for EDF membership last year” Adam J.

“We have a manufacturing workshop and have been using it just for our own customers and a small amount of trade work. After joining the EDF we have taken on extra manufacturing for two EDF members, which has increased our overall turnover, without it our turnover would have shown a slight decrease” Timothy R.

For more information, please contact Amanda White, Compliance Manager: 020 7613 4445 or or Michael Donaldson the JBN Facilitator: 07817 305 122 or 


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