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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 East Renfrewshire, 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 East Renfrewshire 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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If you are based in in East Renfrewshire or offer a product or service which could help existing local businesses and start-ups, we would love you to help you reach them. Our aim is to increase the chances of every new business's success by highlighting the help that is available in the area.

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East Renfrewshire Networking Groups

East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce
We are an independent, not for profit, company whose aim is to promote and facilitate business, encourage a healthy business environment and improve prosperity in East Renfrewshire. Business Benefits Members can access the Tender and Contracts Hub which lists business development opportunities in the area including; Information on house builders and primary contractor’s forthcoming projects, Approved Supplier Lists, names and contact details for application East Renfrewshire Council’s contracts plan from 2017-2019 ERC’s Contracts Pipeline, when they are being tendered and who has won them Fast track to decision makers and public-sector buyers with Community Benefit SME engagement agreements Partners information including local grants, employability support, business workshops and tender writing skills. PLUS… Increase your visibility with opportunity to promote your business at events, guest member’s spots and social media Get involved with networking opportunities to build your contacts and collaborate with other members Attend a wide range of events including training, development and information sessions, Christmas Lunch and the Annual Business Awards Dinner. Contribute to consultations and policy development for East Renfrewshire Council Automatic membership with Scottish Chamber of Commerce and take part in sector based national policy groups and consultations Input into Scottish Chamber of Commerce’s national Quarterly Economic Indicator survey Interact with a forum for the exchange of information on a wide range of business related topics. Governance East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce is run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of local business people. There are currently seven on the Board with a maximum of ten allowed. They meet on a quarterly basis and the AGM is held in August. The membership is open to all persons having an interest in a business in the boundary of the East Renfrewshire Local Authority. Any persons wishing to become a member should register an application along with remittance to the annual membership subscription. Our members are drawn from all corners of East Renfrewshire and beyond: businesses big and small, from the private, public and not for profit sectors, reflecting the diverse nature of business here. We have a high number of micro businesses and home workers in the area, and the membership of our Board reflects this business demographic as far as possible. Realising that we cannot realistically compete in terms of size, we very deliberately offer a range of alternative and complementary services to our members from that of our neighbouring larger Chambers. On behalf of our members we: * Encourage private and social enterprise and advance the interests of commerce in East Renfrewshire. * Provide guidance in all aspects of business affairs in the community. * Promote co-operation with civic authorities such as East Renfrewshire Council. * Provide a forum for the exchange of information of mutual interest. At the heart of business in East Renfrewshire 1 Golf Road, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, G76 7HU
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Business Network Scotland
Networking is about meeting people and building long-term relationships. You need a vehicle to meet the right people, those with both a buying and selling power, from the right companies - representing a broad range of services and with a similar attitude towards active networking. However, face-to-face networking is off the cards at the moment so if you want to be here at the end of this you need to keep making connections. Get ahead of your competitors and Zoom into online networking with BNS! Spaces online are limited so book your space before someone else does.
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Scottish Chambers of Commerce
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is at the heart of Scotland’s largest and most influential business to business network The Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is a leading, global and entrepreneurial business network, representing more than 12,000 companies and over 50% of Scotland’s private sector workforce. We are made up of our members, who form the network of the 30 Chambers of Commerce across Scotland’s towns, regions and cities. Chamber Network members are the trusted champions of businesses, places, and global trade. Leading and uniting the Chamber Network, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce has built an unrivalled reputation as Scotland’s voice for business at national and international level. Our unparalleled business network is strengthened by our responsive business insight and economic intelligence, and our unrivalled local knowledge and business to business connections, making us Scotland’s most informed and influential business support organisation.
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Women's Enterprise Scotland
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based in Scotland with a global reach. A catalyst for economic growth and inclusion, WES works to create an environment where women can start up in business and thrive. The simple fact is that more women-owned businesses in Scotland means more money for the economy. Research shows that women-owned businesses already contribute a staggering £8.8bn into the economy every year and have created over 230,000 jobs in local communities across Scotland. Yet women-owned businesses are just 20% of the business base in Scotland. We believe we can encourage more women and girls to try out their business ideas, through the provision of support co-designed by women-owned businesses and experts in gender techniques. Consigning the current gender gap in enterprise to history.
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Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1964, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce are the leading business membership organisation in Renfrewshire, here to help your business grow & prosper. Come to our events & network – get your company name and staff more visible. We offer monthly networking lunches, breakfast networking events & other events throughout the year. Become part of this excellent programme providing your business with the opportunity to access the skills of experienced Business Mentors from a variety of sectors to match your needs. Bute Court, St Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, Paisley, PA3 2SW
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The Association of Scottish Businesswomen
The Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) aims to be the voice of businesswomen throughout Scotland: linking, inspiring and supporting its members. ASB was founded in 1995 as the umbrella organisation for a number of businesswomen’s clubs. In 2012, the ASB introduced individual direct membership to all business and professional women throughout Scotland. We aim to encourage personal and professional development for business owners and women who work across all sectors and levels of experience and responsibility. We promote business opportunities by way of sharing news, showcasing businesses, exchanging views, networking and recognising achievement.
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