Contact & Networking Opportunities
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Business Networking is our preferred way of keeping in touch so you'll
find us at a wide range of events in the North East & North Yorkshire.
Networking Events in the North East & North Yorkshire:
‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you
Networking is a great way to make new business contacts and build on existing relationships. Business professionals who network on a regular basis increase sales, reduce costs, find new suppliers, share ideas and enjoy what can be a fun experience.
Free Networking Events:
The Mussel Club
The Mussel Club provides a range of FREE business networking & social events to help develop successful businesses throughout the North East. www.themusselclub.com/events
- First Monday Business
Informal business network group meeting on first Monday of each month in
Northallerton area. No hard sell, no prescribed outcomes, no pressure and
no agenda - simply make connections, find solutions, and promote your
- CDC Enterprise Club
Last Friday of the month. 1 to 3pm in Mile House, Chester-Le-Street. There
are usually around 16 to 20 attendees ranging from Pre-Start to
established entrepreneurs, sole traders and SME’s. The format is 2 minute
introductions, speaker/seminar on topics to benefit your business.
Call on 0191 389 2648 to book a place.
- First Friday Newcastle
Newcastle Science City Monthly Event - First Friday of every month: 08:00
to 10:00am at Central Bean Coffee Shop on Gallowgate Newcastle City
Centre. An informal forum regularly attracting over 100 people who come
along to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship. The events are
specifically targeted at the science community, including entrepreneurs,
designers, scientists and financiers. To date the event has played a key
role in helping a number of collaborations and businesses get off the
- G Casino (Newcastle)
This networking event is open to any business and is very informal with no
presentations or formal introductions, just an opportunity to network and
make new contacts. Takes place on the last Thursday of the month from 12
to 2pm. Refreshments provided.
Contact Cheryl Flowers on 0191 221 1660 to book a place.
- Rise and Design
Run by Design Network North. A fantastic networking opportunity for
members to meet on the second Friday of every month. Each Rise and Design
covers a different topic of design practice and includes speakers from the
relevant industries. Tea, coffee and breakfast is served and members also
have the chance to showcase their products and services in a dedicated
exhibition space. See eventbrite for dates/times.
- Refresh Teesside
In Teesside there are hundreds of creative & digital businesses who
can benefit from knowing each other. Many of the businesses are relatively
small in size, focusing on a specific skill or service. Everyone can
benefit from knowing other professionals in their own trades and
networking with other professionals who offer skills and services they may
require in the future.
Monthly Event - First Tuesday of every month: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT),
Newcastle upon Tyne. If you’ve never been to a Powwow before basically
it’s a chance for creative and digital people to grab a beverage, get
together and really get to know each other, none of this business-card-swapping
nonsense that we’ve all seen so often. We also provide some yummy grub so
come hungry, now prepared by the lovely folks at The Town Wall
Paid Networking Events (Regional)
- Durham Business Club
There are, regular monthly evening meetings that present valuable
information on topical business issues, promote inter trade and encourage
a friendly, sociable gathering of business people willing to share
experience and knowledge. As well as monthly breakfast meetings with
- Sunderland Business Network
- Derwentside Business Club
- Darlington Business Club
Darlington Business Club is a thriving organisation, attracting upwards of
50 local businesses to each of our monthly meetings. Monthly meetings are
friendly and informal. They include a guest speaker, buffet and the
opportunity to network with fellow members and guests. Guests can attend 1
meeting free of charge – if you enjoy it then you’ll need to become a
member to attend further meetings.
- Darlington Monthly Network
Darlington Monthly Networking Group is a not-for-profit venture by
Darlington Business owner Angela Ming. Angela successfully runs Darlington
Monthly, Darlington's free independent community magazine, packed with
adverts, features and local interest stories.
Through the club Angela's aim is to raise the profile of Darlington
Businesses to increase collaboration and ultimately sales and income.
There is no joining fee, networkers are simply asked to pay for their
lunch at the time of booking. Coffee and tea will be provided.
- Tees Valley Business Club
Held once a month on a Thursday evening from 6pm.
- Middlesborough Business
- Weardale Business Club
First Monday of every month (evening)
Second Monday of month (lunchtime)
Paid Networking Events
- Network North
- 8 Business Networking
8 Business Networking, Stockton-on-tees, is a vibrant group of local
businesses that come together once per month to make new introductions and
build existing business relationships. It's all about making business
introductions in a relaxed and non pressured way. You can attend one event
free of charge as a guest. www.8businessnetworking.co.uk
- FSB – Federation of Small
Businesses (NE Region)
- ISMM – Institute of Sales
& Marketing Management
Regional Networking Groups are taking place around the UK.
- Inspire Network
A network of North East women entrepreneurs running great businesses in all shapes, sizes and forms. Meetings in Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington, Teesside, Tyneside and Northumberland.
Usually last Wednesday of month Genting Casino Forth Street NE1 Newcastle
upon Tyne. Approx £15 per month. Initial free visit may be possible. Structure-
forst 30 mins or so informal, then in small groups, of maybe 7 or 8
deliver a 2 minute pitch. Then everyone is asked to pitch to whole group
using microphone, followed by more informal mingling.
Friendship In Networking Durham is a local networking group set up to help
Women in Business in and around County Durham – providing a central hub to
access business information, education, support and guidance.
- Co Working Days
Monthly events in Durham City and Consett. £20 including lunch, workspace,
WiFi and refreshments throughout the day. Cheaper if you book 2 events at
a time – you’ll pay £16 for each event. Arrive any time from 9 am, a light
lunch is included in the event price. After lunch join together for about
an hour for an informal but structured chat about a topic associated with
running a business which provides lots of opportunities to share ideas and
experiences, to learn and pass on knowledge, and of course to connect with
other people who are running their own businesses in the local area.
Regular Events with Networking Opportunities
- North East Expo
Organised by Marc Gordon. Always a great line up of
speakers featuring the best of local, regional and global business.
Featuring networking, marketing and business development at the core of
the event and it is FREE to attend for all delegates. Look out for other
Expo events in Sunderland, Cumbria and Scotland.
- Mussel Club Expo www.musselclub/events
Remember you can use www.eventbrite.com to search for (Business) Networking events. Enter a location and date range to narrow your search.
The online resource www.findnetworkingevents.com offers a simple, quick way to access information about Business Networking events, business clubs and networking groups in your local area.
This list is updated regularly so if you know of other networking opportunities not mentioned please drop an email with the details to email@example.com
If you can't get out and about you could try some online
networking. There are various 'Twitter Hours' on designated days and
For information on 'Twitter Hours' in the North East see our
list on http://www.secretsofsoftware.co.uk/twitter
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