North Bucks 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 (pictured), MP for Milton Keynes South West.
Price: £29.79 for members and non-members. 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.
Annual Members Meeting begins at 3pm

BREAKFAST

CITY BREAKFAST CLUB
Monthly networking breakfast. Speaker: Peter Muir, president of Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce. By sponsors’ invitation or visit www.citybreakfastclub.co.uk
Novotel MK, Linford Wood
April 4, 7.45am-9am

BUCKS-FIZZ
Networking and business referral group. Speaker: Ann Taylor, of AnnWebCom.
Price: £8.50. Contact: Ann Taylor on 01296 771117, e-mail breakfast@bucks-fizz.biz or visit www.bucks-fizz.biz
Tanlaw Mill building,
University of Buckingham
April 10, 7am

BUCKS-FIZZ
Networking and business referral group. Speaker: Mike Foster, of Canvas.
Price: £8.50. Contact: Ann Taylor on 01296 771117, e-mail breakfast@bucks-fizz.biz or visit www.bucks-fizz.biz
Tanlaw Mill building,
University of Buckingham
April 24, 7am

MIDSUMMER BREAKFAST CLUB
Speaker: Colin Fox, of the South East England Development Agency.
Price: £12. Contact: Sue De Fraine on Milton Keynes 687800 or visit
www.midsummerbreakfastclub.co.uk.
Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes
April 26, 7.45am

QUALITY NETWORKING MEANS BETTER BUSINESS CONNECTIONS WITH BBMK
Joint networking event hosted by Business Breakfast MK and Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Price: £15 inc. VAT. Contact: Beverley Berrill on Milton Keynes 259013, e-mail beverley.berrill@mk-chamber.co.uk or visit
www.mk-chamber.co.uk
Novotel Milton Keynes, Linford Wood,
April 27, 7am-9am

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Visitors welcome. Price: £10 per person. Contact: Mike Binsted on Milton Keynes 699065 or e-mail Mike.Binsted@QuantumOrg.com
Harben House, Newport Pagnell
Every Tuesday, 7am-8.30am

BUSINESS BREAKFAST MK – TUESDAY GROUP
Independent business breakfast networking group. Price: £10. Contact Roy Palmer via e-mail at contact@artofperformance.co.uk
David Lloyd Centre, Newlands, Milton Keynes
Every Tuesday, 7.15am-9am

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Visitors welcome. Price: £10 per person. Contact: Judi Whiting on 0845 226 2998 or e-mail bni@amoreden.co.uk
Bell Hotel, Winslow
Every Wednesday, 7am-8.30am

GRAPEVINE
Friendly networking and business referral group. Price: £8. Booking essential.
Contact: Trisha Page at e-mail trisha@ag-gifts.co.uk or Ray Ambrose at e-mail ray,ambrose@randacreative.com
David Lloyd Leisure, Newlands
Every Thursday, 7am-8.30am

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Visitors welcome. Price: £10 per person. Contact: Judi Whiting on 0845 226 2998 or e-mail judi@bni.gb.com
Wavendon Golf Centre, Wavendon
Every Thursday, 7am-8.30am

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL
Visitors welcome. Price: £10 per person. Contact: Judi Whiting on 0845 226 2998 or e-mail bni@amoreden.co.uk
David Lloyd Leisure, Newlands
Every Friday, 7am-8.30am

BUSINESS BREAKFAST MK – FRIDAY GROUP
Independent business breakfast networking group.
Price: £10. Contact Beth Baker via e-mail at cbeth.baker@adstockweb.com
Novotel MK, Linford Wood
Every Friday, 7.15am-9am

LUNCH

FIRST TUESDAY LUNCH CLUB
Hosted by Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors. By invitation only. Price: £12.50. Contact: Tasin Akhtar on Milton Keynes 689361 or e-mail takhtar@geoffreyleaver.com
Taipan Oriental Restaurant,
Theatre District, Central Milton Keynes
April 3, 12.30pm-2pm

STONY STRATFORD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Networking lunch. Contact: Eileen Sparrow on 07765 400071 or e-mail eileen.sparrow@btinternet.com
The Crown, Stony Stratford
April 10, 12.30pm-2pm

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
Networking lunch organised by WIBN’s Central & South Milton Keynes branch.
Price: £18. Contact: 0845 004 9426 or visit www.wibn.co.uk
Wavendon Golf Centre
April 12, noon-2pm

WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
Networking lunch organised by WIBN’s North Milton Keynes branch.
Price: £18. Contact: 0845 004 9426 or visit www.wibn.co.uk
Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Two Mile Ash
April 17, noon-2pm

WOMEN IN ENTERPRISE
Networking lunch.
Price: Members £18, non-members £23.
Book on-line at www.womeninenterprise.co.uk
Metros, Upper Fourth Street, Central Milton Keynes
April 25, noon-2.30pm

BUCKINGHAM BUSINESS CLUB
Networking lunch. Speaker tbc.
Contact: Susan Renshell on 01296 715105 or e-mail suerenbbc@btinternet.com
Villiers Hotel, Buckingham
April 26, 12.30pm-2pm

MILTON KEYNES SPORTING LUNCH CLUB
Speaker: Athlete Derek Redmond.
Contact: Sally Fennemore on Milton Keynes 586326.
Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes
April 27, 12.30pm-2pm

NETWORK WITH THE NEIGHBOURS
Networking lunch hosted by Milton Keynes & North Bucks, Bedfordshire & Luton and Northamptonshire 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

CHARITY

MAYORESS’ SPRING BALL
Charity event in aid of Inter-Action MK.
Includes champagne reception, three-course dinner and live entertainment including a set by the Will Snap Band.
Tickets: £50 per person or £500 per table of ten. Contact: Catherine on Milton Keynes 440007 or e-mail the dimmocks@talktalk.net
Jury’s Inn, Central Milton Keynes
April 21, 7.30pm

ROTARY & ROTARACT

MILTON KEYNES ROTARACT CLUB
Dynamic networking organisation for those aged between 18 and 30, offering a range of social, international, vocational and community events. New members welcome.
Contact: Richard on 07855 342987 or Wendy on 07974 821370 or visit
www.rotaract.org.uk/miltonkeynes
Bancroft Park, contact above for details
1st & 3rd Monday of every month, 8.15pm

BRICKHILLS ROTARY CLUB
A new style Rotary Club which meets twice a month, on the first Sunday of the month at Little Brickhhill Community Centre to discuss the business of the club and on the third Sunday at the Old Green Man, Little Brickhill, for a pub night.
Our members are both men and women, with an average age of 38.
Contact: Elizabeth Howell on 07913 864669, e-mail publicity@brickhillsrotary.co.uk
or visit www.brickhillsrotary.co.uk.

ROTARY CLUB OF BLETCHLEY
Rotary Club of Bletchley is a very friendly organisation which next year celebrates its 50th anniversary of local and international fund-raising projects and events. The club is always looking for new members who are interested in helping their community while at the same time not only enjoying the company of many like-minded people but also widening their social circle.
Contact: Tom Stocks on Milton Keynes 584611 or John Davidson on 01296 720422.
Macdonald Parkside Hotel,
Woughton-on-the-Green
Every Monday, 12.45pm-2pm

ROTARY CLUB OF MILTON KEYNES
Rotary Club of Milton Keynes organises popular events like the Swimathon, our major fund-raising event, the Kids Out Day for disadvantaged children, mock interviews for young people and the Rotary Technology Tournament.
Networking at weekly lunch meetings on Mondays from 1pm to 2 pm.
Contact: Membership services committee member Carola Holz at carola.holz@xpatrium.co.uk or visit
www.rotary-milton-keynes.org
Wavendon Golf Centre
Every Monday, 1pm-2pm

ROTARY CLUB OF MILTON KEYNES GRAND UNION
Start every Thursday with a smile. That is the approach and attitude of the only Rotary breakfast club in Milton Keynes. Interesting speakers, fund-raising activities, helping others in the community and social events are what we thrive on. Come and visit or join us. Our prompt 8.30am finish feeds you into the rest of your day.
Contact: Jim Donovan on Milton Keynes 618777 (home) or 360808 (business) or email
jim.donovan@waysidegroup.co.uk or Patricia White on Milton Keynes 371308 (home) or 648284
(business) or email pw@spaceff.com or visit www.mkgu-rotary.org.uk
The Beale Suite, Open University
Milton Keynes (use Church car park)
Every Thursday, 7.15am for 7.30 – 8.30am

ROTARY CLUB OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
Our Rotary Club is renowned for its friendliness and is constantly seeking new and enthusiastic members to join our fund-raising and social activities. We welcome male and female members and invite anyone interested to come along and dine with us to find out what Rotary is all about.
Contact: Neil Beeton on Milton Keynes 617735 or e-mail neil.dor@beeton01.freeserve.co.uk or David Dibley on 01234 391743/ e-mail david@odenvale.freeserve.co.uk
Swan Revived Hotel, Newport Pagnell
Every Wednesday, 7.15pm for 7.30pm

ROTARY CLUB OF WOLVERTON AND STONY STRATFORD
Give a bit back to the community and have a lot of fun doing it. Local and international fund-raising projects and events. Relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Open to men and women with enough spare time for a few dinner meetings each month and who want to make new friends and contacts.
Come along as a guest and check us out. Contact: Chris Byard on Milton Keynes 263040, e-mail chris.byard@mkcollege.ac.uk or visit www.wolvertonrotary.freeserve.co.uk
The Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford
Every Tuesday, 6pm for 6.15pm

SEMINAR

DRIVING CRIME OUT OF BUSINESS
Sponsor: Layton Blackham
In association with Thames Valley Police, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service and Milton Keynes Council. Hosted by Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
Speakers: Richard Solly, community safety manager for Milton Keynes; Ali Gillings, co-ordinator of Partners Against Crime; Jan Hodgkinson, Thames Valley Police crime reduction advisor; Christine Duncan, of Thames Valley Police; Linda Kendall, of SmartWater; Peter Jones, partnership manager (MK) for Bucks Fire & Rescue.
Free event for Chamber members. non-members: £15 inc. VAT. Contact: Beverley Berrill on Milton Keynes 259013, e-mail beverley.berrill@mk-chamber.co.uk or visit www.mk-chamber.co.uk
Chamber offices, Avebury Boulevard,
Central Milton Keynes
April 17, 7.30am-9.30am

DON’T MAKE HARD WORK OF THE 2006 COMPANIES ACT
Sponsor: Kimbells LLP
A Legal & Financial Services Network event organised by Milton Keynes & North Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Subject: How the new legislation – the longest act ever to pass through Parliament – will affect local businesses.
Free event for Chamber members. non-members: £15 inc. VAT. Contact: Beverley Berrill on Milton Keynes 259013, e-mail beverley.berrill@mk-chamber.co.uk or visit www.mk-chamber.co.uk
Chamber offices, Avebury Boulevard,
Central Milton Keynes
April 18, 6pm-8pm

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

SPECIAL INTEREST
ELDERGATE TOASTMASTERS
Fortnightly meetings aimed at developing public speaking and leadership skills.
Contact: Brian Bollen on Milton Keynes 234952 or e-mail brianbollen@mac.com
Herons Lodge Guide Centre, Loughton
April 2 & 16, 5.30pm

MILTON KEYNES ENTREPRENEUR NETWORK
Monthy networking meeting, organised by Adstock Web and Software Services.
Price: £6. Contact: Beth Baker, of Adstock Web and Software Services on Milton Keynes 306003 or visit www.entrepreneur.adstockweb.com.
Exchange House, Central Milton Keynes
April 3, 12.30pm-2pm

NORTH BUCKS SPEAKERS
Fortnightly meetings aimed at developing public speaking and leadership skills.
Contact: Brian Bollen on Milton Keynes 234952 or e-mail brianbollen@mac.com
The Well Community Centre, Willen
April 5 & 19, 7.15pm

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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