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Business Events & Networking
Networking is an important tool for business growth and in Warrington there are real opportunities to build an effective business network due to the many events and forums currently established.
The Business Exchange by Warrington & Co. www.wbex.co.uk
In March 2018, Warrington & Co. launched a new business network. The Business Exchange offers a fresh approach to business networking with a variety of events for both members and non-members designed to connect business professionals, whilst also supporting and promoting local business networks and forums.
On the Business Exchange website you will find a comprehensive calendar of business events including breakfasts, workshops, seminars, conference and social events covering a wide range of themes and sectors www.wbex.co.uk
WARRINGTON BUSINESS NETWORKS AND FORUMS
The contacts listed below host regular events around the area and actively promote business referrals. Some are free to attend whilst others charge a fee per event and/or for membership.
4 Networking: https://www.4networking.biz/groups/group-details/?groupid=117
National business network running breakfast events locally at Warrington Golf Club, every two weeks on Thursdays 8.00–10.00am, Fee charged for breakfast.
Business network platform for B2B companies located at The Base, and visitors. Regular themed networking events & workshops, free to attend. Registration required. Tel. 01925 909777
Birchwood Forum: http://www.birchwoodforum.com/
Membership based Forum for companies located in and around the Birchwood area. Meetings with guest speakers held at various locations in Birchwood. Incorporates sector specific business groups for Nuclear and Facilities Management.
Business Breakfast Group: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/tricia-peters-14019751065
Monthly breakfast meetings held at Warrington Golf Club, 7.30-9.15am featuring guest speaker. No membership fees, but attendance fee charged per event. Also host Womens Business Network regular events throughout the year for women in business.
Business Network International (BNI): https://bni.co.uk/
International business networking organisation with active Warrington Chapters. Under rules of BNI only one member is allowed from each profession or market sector Annual fee for membership, plus fee to attend weekly meetings at the Hallmark Hotel and Village Hotel each Thursday and Friday at 6.45am.
Colony Networking: http://www.colonynetworking.co.uk/
Colony Networking Group run regular meetings and workshops around Lymm, Warrington, Liverpool and Chester areas, mostly fee paying and occasional free events. Also Women in Business events.
Federation of Small Business: http://www.fsb.org.uk/
The Federation of Small Business is a membership organisation designed to promote & protect the interests of the self-employed and small business owners in the UK. Warrington sits within Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan region.
Forum of Private Business: http://www.fpb.org/
Proactive, not-for-profit, membership organisation, providing comprehensive business support to small to medium-sized businesses across the UK. HQ based in Knutsford. Often host events in conjunction with affiliates and partners including practical law and tax workshops, and networking events.
Institute of Directors (Cheshire Branch): www.iod.com/events-community/regions/north-west#tab-Cheshire
Membership organisation for business leaders, entrepreneurs and company directors across all sectors. Cheshire branch hold regular events and business discussion groups with key stakeholders in the region.
Love Warrington: @Love_Warrington
Love Warrington is a twitter-based campaign designed to promote the town as a business and leisure destination. Regular free business networking events with speakers held at various locations, plus evening social events.
M62 Connections: http://www.m62connections.co.uk/
Weekly meetings alternating between Birchwood, Trafford and Rochdale. Non-membership network with attendance fee to cover refreshments. Check website for dates/venues.
Sci-Tech Daresbury – Business Breakfasts: https://networkhub.sci-techdaresbury.com/
Daresbury Science & Innovation Campus offers a programme of events designed to meet the immediate knowledge requirements of hi-tech businesses, stimulate innovative thinking and forge connections between key players. Monthly Friday morning meetings are held at the campus for relaxed, informal but high-intensity sharing of knowledge.
The Best of Warrington: www.thebestof.co.uk/local/warrington
Web-based local business guide promoting regular events for business and the general community. Mostly retail, domestic services and not-for-profit membership.
Warrington BizMums https://www.facebook.com/BizMumsWarrington/
BizMums is a supportive community of self-employed mums. Regular monthly meetings held on Monday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30 at Gullivers Hotel. Meetings are in a child-friendly environment and involve information networking and guest speakers. Fee payable per attendance.
Warrington Central Business Club: http://www.wcbc.co.uk/
Business networking club meeting every first Tuesday in the month over lunchtime, approx. 11:45 – 13:30, with £10 fee per attendance. Membership option which includes exclusivity within business sector. Meetings take place at The Photo Studio, Norman Street WA2 7HW.
Warrington Chamber of Commerce: http://www.warrington-chamber.co.uk/
Membership organisation located at the International Business Centre, Westbrook, Warrington. Organises regular events both for members and non-members held at various locations around Warrington, together with Training workshops, links with local companies and events in partnership with other Chambers of Commerce.
Warrington First Business Club:www.warringtonfirst.co.uk/
Business networking group with members from a variety of backgrounds including professional service, retail, agencies and media. Calendar of events range from lunch meetings to informal/social activities.