Bedfordshire networking: June

Jun 04, 2007

BREAKFAST

BEDFORD FSB BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Lloyds TSB
Networking breakfast. Contact: Charles Smith on 01234 825866
Bedford Corn Exchange
June 6, 7.30am

BEDFORD SME BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedford Development Agency, Bedford College
Speaker: Babs Moore, of Bold Oak. Subject: Difficult phone calls.
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
June 12, 7.30am-9am

AMPTHILL & FLITWICK BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: AJ Silvers, of Authentic Selling. Subject: Building a rapport to enable people to buy from you.
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
June 13, 7.30am-9am

SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development, Chiltern Business Training, South Bedfordshire District Council Economic Development.
Speaker: Susanne Hall, of Craft Coaching. Subject: Problem-solving.
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
June 14, 7.30am-9am

BEDFORD BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Andrew Needham, managing director of Bedfordia plc’s Biogen division.
Price: £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
June 20, 7.20am-9am

WYBOSTON LAKES BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group; MacIntyre Hudson LLP
Speaker: Michael Darvell, of MacIntyre Hudson LLP. Subject: What business expenses you can claim in order to reduce your tax bill.
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
June 21, 7.30am-9am

LUTON BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: David Osborne, of easyJet.
Cost: £15.95 per person.
Contact: Marianne Ryan on 01234 409163
or e-mail Marianne.ryan@bedsnews,com
Vauxhall Recreation Club, Gipsy Lane, Luton
July 4, 7.45am

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.
Price: £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: £10 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
June 12, 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
June 13, 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
Moreteyne Manor, Marston Moretaine
June 21, noon-2pm

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
Networking lunch organised by WIBN’s Bedford branch.
Contact: 0845 004 9426 or visit www.wibn.co.uk
Park Inn Bedford
June 26, 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 of 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
Cranfield Management Development Centre
July 5, 11.45am-2.30pm

EVENING

BEDFORD EVENING BUSINESS NETWORKING CLUB
Sponsors: Business Link; Bedfordshire County Council
Speaker: Joyce Parkinson. Subject: Handwriting analysis.
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
The Jas Bar, Bedford Road, Kempston
June 12, 7pm-8.30pm

GO TO THE EDGE… IT’S WHERE MOST OF THE REWARDS ARE
Speaker: Business coach Tony Whittle.
Subject: How to make it to the top in business and being aware of the pitfalls.
Organised by the University of Bedfordshire’s Knowledge Network.
Price: £18 for Knowledge Network members, £36 for non-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
June 20, 5.30pm-8pm

INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
Tour of Bletchley Park National Codes Centre. Organised by the IoD Milton Keynes branch.
Price: £23.40 for members and non-members. Contact: Debbie Benger on 01844 201324, e-mail admin.miltonkeynes@iod.net or visit www.iod.com/miltonkeynes
Bletchley Park
June 20, 6pm-9pm.

CONFERENCE

BUSINESS WITHOUT BORDERS
A one-day conference organised by the University of Bedfordshire focusing on world-class competitiveness and enterprise development in the ‘new’ Europe.
Speakers invited include: Margaret Hodge, Minister of State for Industry and the Regiona; RBS chief economist Ross Walker; Miquel Puig, chief executive of London Luton Airport owners Abertis Airports; Dr Sergio Arzeni, director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Followed by gala dinner and presentation of the Business Without Borders awards. Speaker: Simon Jordan, chairman of Crystal Palace FC.
Price: £150 + VAT if registered before May 4, afterwards £200 + VAT. Awards dinner only: £45 + VAT. Contact: Rubicon Communications on 01865 327813, e-mail enquire@bwb.org.uk or visit www.bwb.org.uk
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridgebury campus, Luton
June 6, registration 9am. Gala dinner: 6.45pm

SUPPLIER RELATIONS WITH POLAND
Organised by the East of England Chambers of Commerce.
Subject: The opportunities, challenges and, most importantly assistance available to those trading with Poland or those who intend to utilise foreign trade opportunities and have not yet selected a country for this purpose. We will also be showcasing the new supplier matching and relationship management service TradeArc.
Price: £75 + VAT Chamber members, £99 + VAT non-members. Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit
www.chamber-business.com
Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket
June 27, 9am-4.30pm

SEMINAR

THINK CUSTOMER!
Organised by the Bedford Development Agency and the University of Bedfordshire.
Speaker: Sue Whittaker. Subject: How to keep customers through increased customer service.
Price: £10. Contact: Alison Slatcher on 01234 834694 or e-mail alison@bedford.gov.uk
Barns Hotel, Bedford
June 6, 1pm lunch, seminar 2pm-5pm

NETWORKING EFFECTIVELY – CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO?
Organised by Shuttleworthbusiness, a new networking group which meets on the first Wednesday of every month (exc. August).
Speaker: Susanne Hall, of Craft Coaching.
Free event. Contact: Moira Caborn on 01767 626254 or e-mail moira.caborn@shuttleworth.ac.uk
Shuttleworth College,
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
June 6, 7pm-9pm

SOCIAL

MEMBERS’ SUMMER BARBECUE
Hosted by the Chamber.
You will have the opportunity to network with both new and existing Chamber members. Chamber staff will also be on hand to update you on our current services and benefits.
Event includes a mini exhibition.
Free event, Chamber members only. Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail
paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.chamber-business.com
Woburn Safari Park
June 14, 4.30pm-7.30pm

SPECIAL INTEREST

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL BEDFORD
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation for women in management and professions. We have been committed to advancing the status of women and human rights for all for more than 80 years through awareness, advocacy and action.
The Bedford club has celebrated its 75th anniversary this year and has 47 members.
Our programme includes speakers on various sub
jects – education, economic and social development, health, environment and international goodwill and understanding.
The club has also raised £2,500 this year for the Sue Ryder Care home at Moggerhanger.
Contact: Club development chairman Sonia Banks via e-mail to soniabanks5@aol.com.
Holt Room, St Andrew’s Church,
Kimbolton Road, Bedford
June 4 & 18, 7.30pm

BEDFORD SPEAKERS & 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
June 14 & 28, 7.30pm-9pm

WORKSHOP

FAMILY FRIENDLY LEGISLATION
Hosted and presented by Taylor Walton.
Designed for directors and managers without a large HR team or in-house lawyers.
Contact: Marie Lake on 01582 390440, e-mail marie.lake@taylorwalton.co.uk or register on line at www.taylorwalton.co.uk
Taylor Walton Solicitors, Alma Street, Luton,
Various dates available, 4pm

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