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Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Berkshire, we would strongly recommend that you consider adding networking to your marketing strategy. Not only does it widen your circle of business contacts, it can keep you in touch with what is going on in the local business world, and potentially bring in more trade!

You will find a list of business networking clubs in Berkshire below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networkingsection.

Business Networking is a great way to make new friends and business contacts

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Berkshire Networking Groups

Thames Valley Women in Business
Thames Valley Women in Business is a business networking and mentoring group for women in the Thames Valley area. Whether you have an established business or a new venture, it is important to network with and to surround yourself with business people who understand what it is like to run their own enterprise. As women we are often poor at making time for networking for business. Professional women’s networking groups can help introduce us to the world of professional networking and to learn from other entrepreneurs and business people.
Networking Groups in Berkshire
Networking in Berkshire and the Thames Valley, both face-to-face and online, is still an important way to meet new customers, business contacts, suppliers, partners, investors and future employees as well as generally raising the profile of your business. This page on the Business Growth Hub website contains a list of some of the networking groups and business organisations covering Berkshire:
WIBN (Women in Business Network) Thames Valley
Would you like to spend time with other motivated businesswomen, in a vibrant, energetic, and supportive environment where great connections are made, opportunities arise and friendships blossom? WIBN membership is for businesswomen who own SME businesses, are self-employed, or work as professional service providers for small businesses.WIBNs purpose is to create communities of businesswomen who build strong business relationships. Members benefit from referring each others businesses, mutual support, collaborations, and much, much more.
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group is the voice of business in the Thames Valley. On behalf of micro to multinational organisations, we aim to drive better economic conditions and new opportunities for members and the wider community. Through our recognised centre of excellence for global trade and inward investment, we provide services that promote and create opportunities for the Thames Valley business community. We do this whilst protecting trade and the local/national economic environment. We offer local engagement, regional representation and global opportunity.
The Ribbons Network is for you if you run your own growing business and understand the need to create a support network around you to learn and grow with.We run welcoming and respectful events in Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex & Dorset which are always a no-clique zone. Our events are run for you, to help you grow your network, your business, and yourself. You will gain support, friendships and knowledge in a family feel environment. All enabling you to grow your business.
10-12 Business Club
The 10-12 business club was founded by 3 local women in business as a structured networking group for like-minded professionals within Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. The 10-12 Business Club offers structured networking for women in business and now also for men at our mixed group in Twyford. Our meetings start at 10am and finish at 12 noon promptly, no early starts or meetings scheduled in the middle of the day that eat into your working day. During our meeting you will have the opportunity to present you and your business to the group, listen to an informative presentation, learn something new in our Light bulb moment section as well as have up to 4 1-2-1_s with other visitors to the group. We hope that when you leave you will have made some great connections and be motivated to move your business forward. The Reading group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Reading Moat House hotel, Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Wokingham, RG41 5DG The Marlow Group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Danesfield House Hotel. Henley Road, Marlow-On-Thames,Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY. The Ascot Sunningdale group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Sunningdale Park Hotel, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0QE. The Twyford mixed group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Bird in Hand, Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading Berkshire, RG10 9UP. Meetings start at 10am until 12noon.
FSB Thames Valley
FSB Thames Valley is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area.
The Lonely Middle Club - From Startup Hive
Starting a business is exciting, and succeeding is rewarding, but what about the bit between? You know, that bit that’s full of self-doubt, endless repetition and feelings of being out of your comfort zone? We call it ‘The Lonely Middle’ and it’s one of the hardest parts of creating a successful business. We know, we’ve been there. So, we created The Lonely Middle Club to help you through it. Each month you get exclusive content to help give you the knowledge and inspiration to succeed. Plus, you get access to a private members-only Facebook group where you can get advice and network with small business owners who are going through similar challenges to you. If you want even more, you can download our 51 worksheets, guides, and journals all designed to do one thing, and one thing only… help you get through ‘The Lonely Middle’ and achieve your business goals. Visit our website today to join the club and benefit from our members price lock and full no questions asked money-back guarantee.
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon to help them achieve their full business potential. We do this by offering members a range of services including business advice, networking events, training and international trade support. Address: Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group, 150 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, SL1 4SS
NRG Networking
NRG runs facilitated business networking events. Members are mainly independent professionals who are either self-employed or work for small or medium sized businesses. Our purpose is to help our members grow their business faster and more successfully.

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