Swindon Business Networking Groups

Swindon Business Networking Groups
Swindon Business Networking Groups

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

If you are self employed or run a small firm in Swindon, 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 Swindon based business networking clubs below, but if you want to learn more about networking, please visit our national Business Networking section.

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FSB Somerset & Wiltshire

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK’s leading business campaigner. As experts in business , they offer a range of services as part of membership and a powerful voice in government for the small business community. On a local basis they run regular events open to both members and non-members to provide support to grow and develop whatever stage you are at and an opportunity to meet your wider business community.

Information on local events can be found here:

https://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/south-west/events

FSB Somerset & Wiltshire
Tel: Contact via website or e-mail.
Web: http://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/somerset-wiltshire

A Friendly Welcome Awaits!

The idea of business networking can seem terrifying to some people.

Yet it is vitally important to business these days, a great way to make contacts and increase business without a lot of cold calling. It is actually quite easy and painless. All you need to do is attend a networking event and begin making connections for yourself and your business.

If you would like to know more about networking in the area and where to find a friendly welcome, please complete and submit this simple form.

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How to Network - Free Factsheet

Free Guide to Business Networking Swindon Free Networking Factsheet Free guide to successful networking

A simple to follow guide to networking written by Stef Thomas, author of 'Networking for Dummies'.

Attending your first networking event can be quite intimidating if you do not know what to expect. This factsheet outlines the most important "dos and don'ts" to ensure that you get the most out of every gathering. Even if you are a seasoned networker, it may serve as a useful reminder of how to get the most out of your networking.

Your Networking Questions Answered

Business Networking Questions

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Swindon Business Networking

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The aim of the Swindon Chamber Council is to set down the key issues of concern to members and to outline the Chamber’s plan to lead, debate and action change. We aim to ensure that Swindon remains a sustainable environment for businesses and continues to be one of the most productive towns in the United Kingdom. This will be achieved by creating a partnership with large and small businesses, local government, all sectors of the community and the education sector. These partnerships support the commercial growth of the town and the economic improvement of all sectors of the community. Swindon Chamber of Commerce Old Bank House 5 Devizes Road Old Town Swindon SN1 4BJ
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From breakfasts to lunches, to seminars were bringing businesses together and inspiring you in many different ways. There is bound to be something to suit your needs. Whether youre a regular or new to Inspire we look forward to seeing you soon! This list is continuously updating and expanding, be sure to check back frequently.
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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK’s leading business campaigner. As experts in business , they offer a range of services as part of membership and a powerful voice in government for the small business community. On a local basis they run regular events open to both members and non-members to provide support to grow and develop whatever stage you are at and an opportunity to meet your wider business community. Information on local events can be found here: https://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/south-west/events
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Wiltshire Chamber of Commerce connects businesses from across the county and works in partnership with charities, the public sector and Government to help your grow your business and stimulate local economic growth. Under the directorship of Ian Larrard, who is also Director of the Swindon Initiative, Governor of Swindon College and Chair of Swindon BID, Wiltshire’s businesses are brought together to collaborate and profit from sharing knowledge, goods and services. Wiltshire Chamber members enjoy a number of benefits including: * Raise your profile online, in the press and among your peers * Opportunities to find new business and advance your sales pipeline * Network with experienced and influential business leaders in the local area and beyond * Have your views represented at a local and national level to decision makers who listen * Gain preferential access to training, advice and support services to help your business grow Plus, as part of Business West, Wiltshire Chamber provides a local access point to government funding, business services and support, as well as other business opportunities available via your fellow members.
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Theres a big difference between networking, where you get to meets lots of people, and referrals, where people start to tell people they know, how good you are. Although BNI provides networking opportunities, essentially we are a referral organisation where we bring together business people, inc. trades, in order to develop the level of relationships that leads to a regular source of referrals. As the largest referral organisation in the world we know we can help you develop a strategy for your business that gets you in front of people who actually want to buy your products or services - so you spend less time chasing people who dont.
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Theres a big difference between networking, where you get to meets lots of people, and referrals, where people start to tell people they know, how good you are. Although BNI provides networking opportunities, essentially we are a referral organisation where we bring together business people, inc. trades, in order to develop the level of relationships that leads to a regular source of referrals. As the largest referral organisation in the world we know we can help you develop a strategy for your business that gets you in front of people who actually want to buy your products or services - so you spend less time chasing people who dont. BNI Isambard meet at Jurys Inn Hotel, Fleming Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2NG
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Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain®. Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. Membership in BNI® offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI® members around the world.
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A comprehensive list of networking opportunities across Wiltshire.
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If you are looking to attend a networking get together in Wiltshire, Eventbrite is a great resource. it has a page dedicated to the latest meetings and other business related events.
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“FORE” Business are delighted to welcome you to our Swindon Group which is hosted at the The Wiltshire, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon. The business networking event in Swindon has been established since April 2017 and business and friendship within the group is flourishing. If you would like to attend a “FORE” Business golf event at our Swindon Group, please click on the below link. We have members eagerly waiting to pass referrals and at the same time enjoy an amazing round of golf at The Wiltshire.
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The Forward Swindon Team drives initiatives that support Economic Growth in the Swindon area.
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Exclusive network breakfast for mid-tier companies with a turnover above £5m, aimed at helping them to grow their business through key insights from industry experts and shared peer-to-peer learning.
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The Federation of Small Businesses website, for the latest business news and policy, and legal and financial advice
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At the heart of Sterling Networking groups, is a core value of networking with integrity. We never pressurise anybody to join any of our groups at any time and would much rather a prospective member visit their selected group at least twice before joining, which enables both the prospective member and the group to make sure they are a good fit before. We strongly believe in business collaboration wherever possible and help to facilitate 1 - 1 face to face meetings between members and also visiting guests to ensure a good understanding of each others business.
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The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP has been formed to develop the economy of the sub-region. Its primary focus is to create wealth, jobs and new business opportunities by forging a meaningful partnership between the private and public sectors. Their initiatives will be driven by business through their engagement in the partnership.
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Swindon Mums Business Club meetings are for mums running or thinking about running their own business. Each meeting will feature a speaker as well as opportunities to network with other mumpreneurs. If you are just thinking about starting your own business, you can talk to mums who have taken the step already and get the vital support you need. Children are always welcome at our meetings and we will provide toys for them to play with. Refreshments are provided.
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Connect over lunch with successful, authentic like-minded Swindon business women over a healthy lunch with our top class business talks that will leave you inspired and raring to go. If you are a home worker or a professional woman trapped in an office, you will find our Business Lunches a breath of fresh air. Our businesses lunches are designed to connect, support and empower entrepreneurs and executives locally in Swindon as well as through our national network giving you friendly, local support and connections as well as access to a wider national network of business contacts and opportunities.
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Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group represents the Swindon area and provides business information and advice, details of training courses, lobbying services and information on local trading and networking.
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Total Swindons networking guide will help you find business events in Swindon as well as top tips to help you make the most of them. Not only can networking help you grow your customer base and generate leads, but its a fantastic way to learn, develop and grow.
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Wessex Chambers represents 18 Chambers of Commerce from the Wessex region and provides business information and advice, details of training courses, lobbying services and information on local trading and networking.
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During the past 20 years, our members - from almost every type of business, trade, profession and organisation - have met to eat, drink, talk, learn, network....and yes - do business. You’d be surprised at how businesslike our relaxed meetings are: new friends made - and new business won. No wonder we’ve outlasted so many other business networking groups.
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Welcome to the directory website of the #WiltsHour - a free weekly networking event for Wiltshire businesses held on Twitter every Monday evening from 8-9pm. Bulldog Websites founded and sponsor the #WiltsHour and WiltsHour.co.uk to offer local free marketing to local businesses, helping you to promote your Wiltshire business and gain new followers and friends. This is a great new networking event - take part from the comfort of your sofa after a hard days work. Come along and join us - simply tweet about your business, new products, offers, or just say hi! using the hashtag #WiltsHour and well do the rest!
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