Bedfordshire networking: March

Feb 28, 2007

BREAKFAST

BEDFORD FSB BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Lloyds TSB
Networking breakfast.
Contact: Charles Smith on 01234 825866
Bedford Corn Exchange
March 7, 7.30am

SOUTH BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESS
BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedfordshire County Council
Economic Development, Chiltern Business Training,
South Bedfordshire District Council
Economic Development.
Speaker: Jim Reynolds, of Icon Business Solutions.
Subject: Increasing profits.
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
March 8, 7.30am-9am

BEDFORD SME BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsors: Bedford Development Agency,
Bedford College
Speaker: Simon Bloxham, of Occupational Safety Systems.
Subject: Health & safety – how to get it for free.
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
March 9, 7.30am-9am

LUTON BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: David Oakley-Hill, of Friends of the Earth.
Cost: £15.95 per person.
Contact: Contact: Marie Lake on 01582 390440 or e-mail marie.lake@taylorwalton.co.uk
Vauxhall Recreation Club, Gypsy Lane, Luton
March 13, 7.45am-9.30am

AMPTHILL & FLITWICK
BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council
Economic Development Group
Speakers: Sue Whittaker, of the University of Bedfordshire.
Subject: Customer leakage.
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
March 14, 7.30am-9am

WYBOSTON LAKES BUSINESS BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council
Economic Development Group
Speaker: Claire Atkins, of the Bedfordshire Green Business Network.
Subject: Saving money and saving the environment.
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
March 15, 7.30am-9am

BEDFORD BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Clive Heywood, of Bedfordshire Golf Club.
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
March 21, 7.20am-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

DAY

IT COFFEE MORNING
Hosted by the Chamber.
Speakers: Representatives of IT company Prolateral, which has developed the Profilter e-mail management service.
Free event. Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.chamber-business.com
The Chamber, Kimpton Road, Luton,
March 14, 9.30am-11am

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
March 13, 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
March 14, 12.30pm-2.30pm

BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESSWOMEN: ‘MAN DAY’
Monthly networking lunch.
An opportunity to bring along male colleagues or other men in businessmen.
Price: tbc.
Contact: Rebecca Caird on 01525 72011 or e-mail Rebecca@bedfordshirebusinesswomen.org
The Swan, Salford
March 15, noon-2pm

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
Launch meeting of the new WIBN Bedford branch.
Contact: 0845 004 9426 or visit www.wibn.co.uk
Venue tbc
March 27, noon-2pm

EVENING

OPEN SKILLS EVENING
Organised by Barnfield College, aimed at employers and training officers.
Barnfield College, Luton
March 6, 6.30pm-8pm

BEDFORD EVENING BUSINESS NETWORKING CLUB
Sponsors: Business Link, Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Keith Benwell, business consultant.
Subject: Business planning for profit.
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
March 19, 6.30pm

THE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
Speaker: Jeremy Hicks, director of Audi UK.
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
March 21 5.30pm-8pm

CHARLES WELLS BREWERY VISIT
A tour of the Charles Wells brewery (pictured) in Bedford, followed by networking over a hot supper and a pint.
Price: £13 + VAT Chamber members or £15 + VAT non-members.
Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.chamber-business.com
Charles Wells, Havelock Street, Bedford
March 29, 7.30pm-10pm

CHARITY

CHAIRMAN’S CHARITY BALL
Hosted by Chamber chairman Richard Coombes and in aid of his chosen charity the Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation.
Price: £55 + VAT per person or £500 + VAT per table of ten.
Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.chamber-business.com
The Riverside Suite, Luton,
March 9, 7.30pm

MK SNAP FUND-RAISING DINNER
Charity event in aid of MK SNAP.
Speaker: Henry Blofeld.
Tickets: £57.50 per head.
Contact: Sally Fennemore on Milton Keynes 586326 or e-mail sally.fennemore@mksnap.org
Woburn Golf & Country Club
March 15, 7pm

CONFERENCE

SPORT, FITNESS & HEALTH ENTERPRISE
Organised by Bedford Development Agency.
Speakers: Olympic rower Tim Foster, representatives of Bedford-based Bodyflight indoor sky diving centre and representatives of the London 2012 team.
Price: £15, payable in advance to Bedford Borough Council
Contact: Alison Slatcher on 01234 227416 or e-mail aslatcher@bedford.gov.uk
Colworth Park, Unilever, Sharnbrook,
March 23, 9.30am-4pm

SEMINAR

INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
Sponsor: Bedford Development Agency
Speakers: Nazir Jessa, of Watford Electronics; Kate Lanz – Doing business with other western cultures; Bharti Tailor – The dos and don’ts of doing business with Hindu and Sikh people; Zardad Khan – The dos and don’ts of doing business with Moslem people.
Organised by Conquest Marketing.
Price: £10. Contact Pam Woods at Conquest Marketing on 01234 742666 or e-mail
pam@businessclubs.biz
The Park Inn, Bedford
March 6, 6pm-8.30pm

AGE DISCRIMINATION
Employment law update, presented by Taylor Walton Solicitors.
Organised by the Chamber.
Price: £20 + VAT Chamber members, non-members £35 + VAT. Contact: Marie Lake on 01582 390440, e-mail marie.lake@taylorwalton.co.uk or visit www.taylorwalton.co.uk
The Chamber, Kimpton Road, Luton
March 20, 5.30pm-8pm

THE GREEN OFFICE
Hosted by the Green Business Network.
Speaker: tbc.
How environmental improvements in the office lead to bottom-line gains.
Contact: Visit www.gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
March 21, 8am-10.30am

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Hosted by the Green Business Network.
Speaker: tbc.
Why CSR will become an integral requirement for environmental management systems.
Contact: Visit www.gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
March 21, 8am-10.30am

SPECIAL INTEREST

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
March 8 & 22, 7.30pm-9pm

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