I have attended and been involved with a number of networking clubs all over the UK. Below is a list of organisations and clubs dedicated to networking. Some I am a member of or have been involved with, others I have simply researched. The list is for different people, areas and industry sectors.
If you are not sure which networking group is right for you, then get in touch and I will do what I can to recommend networking clubs associated with your profession or your local area.
4Networking is a nationwide breakfast club that is probably the fastest growing in the UK and has certainly made a big impact since it started in 2006 and they continue to open new clubs every week!
Run by Simon Morgan, Business Network Scotland is where all the Scottish lunch time networkers need to visit. Simon runs 3 successful networking clubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The SME Club is operated by pro-manchester and provides businesses of all sizes with advice, tips and information on a variety of topics such as finance, accounting, marketing and eCommerce.
The Talk of Manchester is the fastest growing business group in Greater Manchester.
Business Introductions run business networking events in Manchester, Leeds and across the North which enable you to meet new prospects or suppliers quickly, face to face and without parting with hefty amounts of cash.
Business Growth Hub work with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, share their experiences, boost their profile, find partners and create new business growth.
Networking in the City, specialists in the Property, Finance and Construction sectors held its monthly Chester Curry Club business lunch.
Construction Pool is a business development network for the property and construction sector. They run free-of-charge networking events that are 100% sector specific, introducing high-level professionals to strategic contacts in their local area and helping hundreds of companies to win new business every year.
If all you want to do is go to an event, no speaker, no formality, no interference, you can't do better than Mark Greenwood's networking sessions. Events are located in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. More information on Networking4Business.
This is a site we found recently...well worth a look if you're looking to attend more networking events. More information on www.findnetworkingevents.com.
BforB is a referral Networking organisation that gives business people, professionals and decision makers exclusivity for their business sector in Business Clubs that meet over Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner. BforB also provide Clubs for Women in Business. BforB is a referral system that works and is proven and successful since 2001. More information on www.bforb.com .
Pro-Manchester is a group designed for Professional and financial people and run regular networking lunches and seminars in the Manchester region.
Business-Scene is a regional website, which offers a great opportunity to find out what is going on for small businesses in your area.
There is a very good reason why The Business Network is still so popular over 23 years on from its launch in the UK - it works! Attracting senior decision-makers to the monthly lunchtime events, the unique, professional and business focused format offers an effective environment for building close working links and establishing that invaluable 'support network' of business contacts. Contact Helen Bennett or visit www.business-network.co.uk
The Manchester Business Breakfast Club is probably the friendliest happiest effective independent networking club this side of China.
Park Lane NetWalking Club
If you are into walking, and networking, then this is the club for you! The group is free to join and covers walks no more than ten miles outside of Manchester, roughly 10 miles long.
Networking Clubs for Women
Having worked with thousands of professional women, Kintish knows that you have specific issues when out networking. Our networking for women training, run by women who understand women best, is aimed at making women feel far more comfortable, particularly when working in a male dominated profession. To be the modern all-round female professional, not only do you have to be an expert in your field but to guarantee career success, you will be expected to be an integral part of business development.
Network North West is one of the few national networking organisations which meet regionally to enable women to establish and build mutually beneficial professional relationships, based on friendship and trust.
Forward Ladies offer business support network for women providing social and business development with many different events in the North from Manchester to Hull.
Thirsty Thursday is a celebration of women. Quite simply, they create opportunities for enjoyment, conversation, friendship and business. They meet once a month in 4 regions - Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Cheshire.
The Well Heeled Divas is an organisation dedicated to empowering and inspiring women to step up to the next level in their lives – whatever that may be. They hold workshops throughout the month as well as preview events to introduce you to the Divas!
Led by a group of North East female entrepreneurs, Women into the Network has taken ten years of award-winning activity in supporting women’s enterprise, and transformed this into a current, honest and ambitious network for female entrepreneurs and women in business.
The City Women’s Network are committed to helping members develop director-level skills and competencies, as well as promoting, through the media and other prominent channels, the contribution that women make to the business community.
Interested in networking with like-minded women in business? Want to boost your knowledge and be inspired by inspirational entrepreneurs and leading female figures in UK business? Then the Every Woman network is for you. Find out all about everywoman's popular conferences.
The Women in Banking and Finance is a non-profit making leading professional organisation committed to empowering its members in the banking and finance industry to realise their full potential.
The Women in Business Network (WIBN) is a membership organisation for women who wish to gain new business opportunities through word of mouth. They offer business women a forum to network their business and meet likeminded individuals.
Women represent only 15% of the property and construction industry workforce, a balance still to be redressed. The Association of Women in Property aims to do just this. They are a national organisation that seeks to enhance the profile of women in this sector.
National Womens Network is one of the UK's most forward-thinking national networking groups for women, formed in 1981 to fulfil a recognised need for a social, personal and professional forum for like-minded women across the country. They meet in the North West one evening a month. They are always lively and entertaining, even if they also happen to be thought provoking.