Bedfordshire & Luton networking: April

Mar 29, 2007

ANNUAL MEETING

INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
Business luncheon for members of the IoD Milton Keynes branch, which includes Bedfordshire, followed by the Annual Members Meeting. Speaker: Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP for Milton Keynes South West.
Contact: Debbie Benger on 01844 201324, e-mail admin.miltonkeynes@iod.net or visit www.iod.com/miltonkeynes
Jurys Inn, Central Milton Keynes
April 12, noon – 2.45pm. AMM begins at 3pm

BREAKFAST

BEDFORD FSB BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Lloyds TSB.
Networking breakfast. Contact: Charles Smith on 01234 825866
Bedford Corn Exchange
April 4, 7.30am

AMPTHILL & FLITWICK BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Lawrence Archard, of Upbeat product development; Marc Bax, of Panchromos.
Subject: Product innovation: From fuzzy ideas to hard metal.
Organised by Conquest for Marketing. Price: £8.50 per person. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
Silsoe Campus, Cranfield University
April 11, 7.30am-9am

SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development; Chiltern Business Training; South Bedfordshire District Council Economic Development.
Speaker: Bob Gillett, of Accalon Associates. Subject: Remembering people’s names.
Organised by Conquest for Marketing. Price: £7.50 per person. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
The Chalk Hill, Dunstable
April 12, 7.30am-9am

BEDFORD SME BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedford Development Agency; Bedford College
Speaker: Jim Hannigan, of Aztech Business Systems. Subject: How to use the web to improve business efficiency.
Organised by Conquest for Marketing. Price: £7.50 per person. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
Park Inn, Bedford
April 13, 7.30am-9am

BEDFORD BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Peter May (pictured), chairman of NIRAH.
Cost: £15 per person. Contact: Sue Alabaster on 01234 402000, e-mail sue.alabaster@mazars.co.uk or visit www.bedfordbreakfastclub.co.uk
Nicholls, The Embankment, Bedford
April 18, 7.20am-9am

WYBOSTON LAKES BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Gavin Grover, of Build 4 Business. Subject: How to get the best results from an exhibition.
Organised by Conquest for Marketing. Price: £8.50 per person. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
Wyboston Lakes
April 19, 7.30am-9am

BREAKFAST FOR BUSINESS
Luton-based networking and referral club.
Leaside Hotel, Luton
Every Tuesday, 7.30am

LEIGHTON BUZZARD BUSINESS CLUB
Weekly networking breakfast organised by businesses in Leighton Buzzard.
Price: £25 per month.
Contact: Keith Rawlings via e-mail to keith@rawlingsassociates.co.uk or visit www.lbbiz.co.uk
Barrington’s, High Street, Leighton Buzzard
Every Wednesday, 7am-8.30am

LUTON BNI (BUSINESS
NETWORK INTERNATIONAL)
Weekly networking breakfast.
Cost: £8 per person. Contact: Peter Virgo on 01727 842086.
Chiltern Hotel, Waller Avenue, Luton
Every Wednesday, 7am-8.30am

BUSINESS REFERRAL EXCHANGE
Weekly networking breakfast hosted by Luton Central BRE.
Price: £10 per person. Contact: Group chairman Ed Redwood on 07779 302293 or e-mail ed.redwood@thinkits.com
Leaside Hotel, New Bedford Road, Luton,
Every Wednesday, 7.15am-8.45am

BEDFORD BNI (BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL)
Weekly networking breakfast.
Cost: £6 per person. Contact: Tony Rice on 01234 346667.
Stagsden Golf Club, Spring Lane
Every Thursday, 7am-8.30am

NETWORK IN BEDS
Networking breakfast, all newcomers welcome.
Price: £7.50 per person. Contact: Tim Atkinson on 01234 404333 or e-mail tim@printhouseanddesign.co.uk
The White Horse,
Newnham Avenue, Bedford
Fortnightly on Thursdays, 7.15am-9am

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
Business referral group meeting over breakfast.
Contact: Mike O’Keefe on 0845 056 2885, e-mail mike@business-connections.biz or visit www.business-connections.biz
Stratton Hotel, Biggleswade
Every Friday, 7am-8.30am

LUNCH

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
Networking lunch organised by WIBN’s Luton branch.
Contact: 0845 004 9426 or visit www.wibn.co.uk
Hotel St Lawrence, Guildford Street, Luton
April 10, noon-2pm

EXECUTIVE LUNCH
Informal networking event, hosted by Mazars in conjunction with Bedford Blues.
Price: £14 inc VAT. Contact: Lorraine Connolly on 01234 402000 or e-mail lorraine.connolly@mazars.co.uk
Members lounge, Bedford Rugby Club
April 11, 12.30pm-2.30pm

BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESSWOMEN
Monthly networking lunch.
Speaker: tbc. Price: tbc.
Contact: Rebecca Caird on 01525 72011 or e-mail Rebecca@bedfordshirebusinesswomen.org
Venue tbc
April 19, noon-2pm

NETWORK WITH THE NEIGHBOURS
Networking lunch hosted by Bedfordshire & Luton, Milton Keynes & North Bucks and Northampton-shire Chambers of Commerce, focused on the expansion plans for the Milton Keynes South Midlands sub-region.
Price: £25 + VAT. Contact: Beverley Berrill on Milton Keynes 259013, e-mail beverley.berrill@mk-chamber.co.uk or visit
www.mk-chamber.co.uk
Hilton MK, Kents Hill, Miton Keynes,
April 30, noon-2.30pm

EVENING

BEDFORD EVENING BUSINESS NETWORKING CLUB
Sponsors: Business Link, Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Ed Parsons, of Tavira Training. Subject; How to put together a presentation in 20 minutes.
Organised by Conquest Sales & Marketing. Price: £12. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
Magna Tandoori restaurant,
Tavistock Street, Bedford
April 16, 6.30pm

NETWORK ON THE WATER
Organised by the Chamber, a cruise along the Grand Union Canal aboard the Chiltern Countess.
Price includes a chicken/fish and chips supper. Price: £17 + VAT Chamber members, £25 + VAT non-members. Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail
paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.tchamber-business.com
Grebe Canal Cruise, Pitstone Wharf, Pitstone
April 19, 5.45pm-8pm

SUCCESSFUL ONLINE ADVERTISING
Speaker: Nigel Leggatt, direct marketing manager of Microsoft UK.
Subject: Microsoft’s new AdCentre software tool that helps SMEs in marketing their business.
Organised by the University of Bedfordshire’s Knowledge Network. Free event for Knowledge Network members. Contact: Gary Kirby, events and network manager,
on 01582 743916, e-mail gary.kirby@theknowledgenetwork.co.uk or visit www.theknowledgenetwork.co.uk
Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, Luton
April 26, 5.30pm-8pm

ROTARY CLUBS

ROTARY CLUB OF BEDFORD DE PARYS
Contact: Gill Lake via e-mail at gill.p.lake@gtuk.com
Park Inn, Bedford
Every Tuesday, 7.30am

ROTARY CLUB OF LUTON
Meets every Thursday, new members and guests welcome. Contact: Peter Collins via e-mail at sales@corp-coach.co.uk
Chiltern Hotel, Waller Avenue, Luton
Every Thursday, 12.45pm-2pm

LUTON SOMERIES
Contact: Marian Brookes on 07899 916989 or visit www.lutonsomeries.org.uk
The Pavilion, Bowling Green Lane,
Old Bedford Road, Luton
Every Friday, 7am for 7.30am

SEMINARS

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Organised by the Green Business Network in partnership with Groundwork East and the Forest Centre at Marston Vale near Bedford.
Subject: How CSR will become an integral part of environmental management systems. Speaker: tbc.
Contact: Visit www.gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
April 25, 8am-noon

INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS
Organised by the Chamber. Speaker: tbc. Subject: How to free up your time and get your life back while increasing the value of your business.
Price: £10 + VAT Chamber members, £20 + VAT non-members.
Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.tchamber-business.com
The Chamber, Kimpton Road, Luton
April 25, 5.30pm-8pm

SPECIAL INTEREST

BEDFORD SPEAKERS AND LEADERS
(TOASTMASTERS)
Develop your public speaking, presentation and leadership skills.
Contact: Colette on 01234 851087 or 07930 373486 or Roger on 07946 568153.
Kempston Council Chambers
April 12 & 26, 7.30pm-9pm

CONSTRUCTION NETWORK
Meets on the last Friday of the month. Contact: Bill Wright, of Mainland Construction. Tel: 01536 412033.
Cricket pavilion, Middleton
April 27, 12.30pm

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