Welcome from THE EVO Founder Jamie Breese

By reading this you may just be on the cusp of becoming a Member of what I fully aim to be the most exciting thing in business networking in years.....

11 years ago I set up a new business & social networking event in Bristol to fill the gaps in my broadcasting schedules. Little did I know that it would blossom into such a popular fixture in people’s lives. 15,500 guests have attended Only Connect to date and I can’t begin to list the success stories I hear - whether that be a lifelong friendship forged or £150,000+ worth of business secured from just one meeting.

I have always understood there is also a significant demand for a business-driven, membership-based business network that meets in the daytime. But I wanted evolution.

After a few years getting the Business Showcase South West expo up and running (I moved it to a stadium for 2016), it was time to find out what people really want from a new business network.

1 year later, we listened, met with and asked questions of a variety of business people and firmly believe that Evolution Business Networking will is an excellent, fresh, and productive network: a network which has been created, based on what a number of business people actually wanted. Join us at the Genesis: Join the Evolution!


Our Mission

To actively create great business opportunities for Members to broaden their circle of contacts, to meet potential clients and to develop the trust within a network of dynamic introducers and referrers. 

EVO is a membership-based, truly business-driven network, for an evolving business landscape which meets monthly in the mornings and ALSO every 2 months after work.


Connect with Jamie

Please feel free to connect with Jamie on LinkedIn

Jamie Breese's Biog

  • Founder of the South West of England's largest business event - The Business Showcase South West

  • Broadcaster for over 18 years on all the major networks including worldwide series on Discovery and host on several hit ITV1 and BBC2 series

  • Founder of the region's largest open networking event - Only Connect

  • Host/Toastmaster/ Auctioneer at some of the largest fundraising events in world at venues from Wembley Stadium to EXel

  • Recipient of The Lord Mayor's Medal for services to the community in 2016

  • Columnist at the Sunday Mirror for 18 years

  • Former holder of 2-year 'first look' directing deal with Steven Speilberg's Dreamworks Studios in Hollywood, USA

  • Writer of 2 books and features in most high street magazines

  • Newspaper reviewer for Sky News in 2011, Public Spokesperson for Ebay, Gumtree, Lego, LV and others