BREAKFAST

Bedford FSB Breakfast Club
Sponsor: Lloyds TSB
Networking breakfast. Contact: Charles Smith on 01234 825866
Bedford Corn Exchange
February 7, 7.30am

South Bedfordshire Business Breakfast Club
Sponsors: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development, Chiltern Business Training, South Bedfordshire District Council Economic Development.
Speaker: Madeleine Hall, of Bedfordshire Waste Exchange.
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
February 8, 7.30am-9am

Bedford SME Business Breakfast Club
Sponsors: Bedford Development Agency, Bedford College
Speaker: Esin Esat, of Bedford College. Subject: Sustainable technology – existing and new.
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
February 9, 7.30am-9am

Ampthill & Flitwick Business Breakfast Club
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: John Harfield, of Apertech. Subject: Copyright and trademarks.
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
Flitwick Manor
February 14, 7.30am-9am

Wyboston Lakes Business Breakfast Club
Sponsor: Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Emerson Patton, of Action International. Subject: Six steps to a better business.
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
Wyboston Lakes
February 15, 7.30am-9am

Bedford Breakfast Club
Speaker: Steve Nevey, of Red Bull Racing.
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
February 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

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
February 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
February 14, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Bedfordshire Businesswomen
Monthly networking lunch.
Speaker: Helen Long, of the Bedfordshire Down Syndrome Support Group
Price: tbc. Contact: Rebecca Caird on 01525 72011 or visit www.bedfordshirebusinesswomen.org
Moreteyne Manor, Marston Moretaine
February 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
February 27, noon-2pm

EVENING

BEDFORD EVENING BUSINESS NETWORKING CLUB
Sponsors: Business Link, Bedfordshire County Council Economic Development Group
Speaker: Bharat Shah, of Newmans Financial Services.
Subject: Alternative routes to finance and insurance.
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
February 19, 6.30pm

Grow your profits by 125% with truly outrageous customer service
Speaker: Derek Williams, international speaker, author and chief executive of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Europe. Subject: Adding the WOW factor to customer service.
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
February 21, 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

SEMINAR

Good public relations is worth more than money can buy
Organised by the Bedford Development Agency and the University of Bedfordshire.
Speakers: Deena Ingham, of the University of Bedfordshire and former BBC, BSkyB and Reuters journalist; a representative from the Bedfordshire Times & Citizen.
The event include a series of short smeinars by BDA members aimed at generating awareness and publicity for their businesses. Student panel and guest speakers will vote for the winning presentation.
Contact: Alison Slatcher on 01234 227416 or e-mail aslatcher@bedford.gov.uk
Bedford Town FC, Meadow Lane, Cardington
February 16, 9.30am-3.15pm

Sickness / Disability 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
February 20, 5.30pm-8pm

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
February 8 & 22, 7.30pm-9pm

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