Bedfordshire networking: May

May 02, 2007

BREAKFAST

BEDFORD FSB BREAKFAST CLUB
Sponsor: Lloyds TSB. Networking breakfast. Contact: Charles Smith on 01234 825866
Bedford Corn Exchange
May 2, 7.30am

BEDFORD BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Chris Parkhouse, of the Institute of Directors. 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
May 16, 7.20am-9am

LUTON BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Peter Birkett (pictured), principal of Barnfield College, Luton. Cost: £15.95 per person. Contact: Michelle Lennox on 01727 775557 or e-mail michelle.lennox@barclayscorporate.com
Vauxhall Recreation Club, Gipsy Lane, Luton
May 16, 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. 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
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
May 9, 12.30pm-2.30pm

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
May 15, noon-2pm

BEDFORDSHIRE BUSINESSWOMEN
Monthly networking lunch. Speaker, price tbc. Contact: Rebecca Caird on 01525 72011 or e-mail rebecca@bedfordshirebusinesswomen.org
Pavenham Golf Club
May 24, 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
May 29, noon-2pm

EVENING

YOUR STAFF: AMBASSADORS OR ASSASSINS
Speaker: Business guru Geoff Birch. 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
May 23, 5.30pm-8pm

CHARITY
MAY BALL
Sponsors: Silverjet; London Luton Airport. Organised by Kate Robbins, honorary president of Save The Children Luton branch, in aid of Save The Children.
Black tie dinner, followed by auction. Compered by Ted Robbins, star of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, cabaret by The Sheilas, special guest appearance by Chico, from The X Factor. Price: £70 per head, tables of ten. Contact: e-mail katesmayball@hotmail.co.uk
Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, Luton
May 19, 7pm for 7.30pm-1am

EXHIBITION

SPRING BUSINESS EXHIBITION
Sponsor: Bedford Development Agency. Speaker: Professor Chris Shaw, founding scientist of Nirah. The event includes an exhibition and ‘prop’ networking.
Organised by Conquest Sales & Marketing. Price: £12. Contact: Pam Woods on 01234 742663, e-mail pam@businessclubs.biz or visit www.businessclubs.biz
Bedford Corn Exchange
May 22, 8am-2pm

SEMINAR

PROCESS MAPPING
Hosted by the Green Business Network. Speaker: Paul Barker, of Business Link.
How to achieve savings in terms of waste, energy, raw materials and packaging reduction in the production process of a business.
Contact: Visit www.gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine
May 23, 8am-11am

SPORT

CHAIRMAN’S GOLF CHALLENGE
Sponsor: Specialist Cars Luton. Hosted by the Chamber.
Format: Three-ball stableford (tee-off 1pm-2.15pm) followed by dinner and prize-giving.
Price: £55 + VAT Chamber members, £70 + VAT non-members.
Contact: Paula Devine on 01582 522316, e-mail paula.devine@chamber-business.com or visit www.chamber-business.com
Bedford & County Golf Club,
Clapham nr Bedford
May 10

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