Networking: It’s Not What You Know

In 2020, over 7000 new businesses were registered in Devon alone - creating new and diverse networking opportunities for professionals across all industries.

Networking groups are a great way to meet other businesspeople, make contacts, and build connections. As there are so many networking groups around Devon and Cornwall, there will be something out there for you!

FSB Devon Virtual Networking offer their members a wide range of vital services, including business advice, financial expertise, guidance, support, and ensuring the views of the business community are heard by the government. 

Whether you are a sole trader or responsible for a large corporation, the FSB offers virtual events to suit you, throughout the year. 

https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar.html 

Your Partnerships Exeter & East Devon are back running in-person events.

From netwalking in Haldon Forest, breakfast greets, golf, and even a ghost walk, enjoy fantastic events and expand your professional network at the same time! 

https://yourpartnerships.co.uk/business-networking-events-uk/ 

The Samphire Club is a private members club that offers an exclusive networking opportunity.

Membership is by invitation only, with events ranging from lunches to spa evenings. You can register your interest by visiting their website:

https://thesamphireclub.co.uk/

Chamber Of Commerce Networking offers high-level introductions with industry leaders, local contacts, and potential prospects.

With a global reach, members can benefit from HR Support and Health Insurance while gaining influence and representation across a wide audience. 

https://www.britishchambers.org.uk/

BNI is the world’s largest referral network, boasting over 280,000 businesses worldwide.

By holding meetings all over the world, BNI offers a vast opportunity to tap into a global network.

https://bni.co.uk/en-GB/findachapter

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers legal advice, business banking, and many other professional services that will help smaller businesses to achieve their ambitions.

Offering a wide range of online networking events, there is something here for everyone. 

https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar.html

G12 Business Networking Club - Business Networking in Totnes and Chudleigh for growing businesses.

G12 Business Club meetings provide the perfect balance between informal networking and structured business exchange, so the meetings are both fun and productive. We meet once a month in Chudleigh and Totnes, both meetings start for 9:30 am, breakfast is served at 9:45 am and the meeting is organised so that we finish at 11:30am.  

If you want to come along to one of our meetings as a visitor and learn more about G12 and our members, please feel free to get in touch and we’d love to welcome you.

Find out more here: 

https://www.g12businessclub.co.uk/

Zoom Around The Room - Chamber Networking run networking events, along with Q&As and training sessions on topics that may affect your business.

These range from conversations on how to apply for the government Kickstart Scheme, to Customs Declaration Training, and guidance on how to import and export from the UK after Brexit. 

https://www.businesswest.co.uk/events

South West Business (SWB) Connections run a range of events to help you connect with others,

including their famous ‘elevenses’ events, the monthly SWB Connections online meetings, and their ‘Post School Run’ meeting – alongside several daily live events with the mentor team that cover topics such as Marketing, HR, Business Growth, Sales, and Finance.

https://www.swbconnections.co.uk/

Article by QUAY Media

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