Your comprehensive guide to the virtual networking meetings taking place across Milton Keynes, North Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire by host, by month, by day.

IN Be the One

A group for networkers looking for a constant stream of referrals, introductions, opportunities and sales. The tried and tested RIO model offers weekly online meetings and an experienced management team:

Northants and surrounding areas Every Tuesday at midday.

National networking Every Wednesday at midday.

Contact Gary Thorpe for all events. Tel: 07963 766052 or 01536 333425. email: gary.thorpe@debt-doctors.co.uk

All meetings are over 90 minutes and will continue online, which means delegates benefit from no increase in time commitment, no additional fuel costs and no high monthly/weekly meeting fees.

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THE ATHENA NETWORK

Networking lunch.

BEDFORD 2nd Wednesday 12 noon-2pm: Online

BEDFORDSHIRE (EAST) 4th Tuesday 12 noon-2pm: Online

WOBURN 3rd Thursday 12 noon-2pm: Online

CAPPUCCINO CONNECTIONS 3rd Friday, 4th Thursday: Online

Contact: Kate Cherry, regional director Bedfordshire & St Albans. 07909 675333 email kate.cherry@theathenanetwork.com or visit www.theathenanetwork.com/katecherry

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BEDFORD BREAKFAST CLUB

January 19 8.30am-9.15am: Online. Speaker: Karen Perkins, CEO of Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation. 

3rd Wednesday of the month (exc. August) 7.30am Networking breakfast with speaker.

“We are hopeful to be back with face to face meetings in February”. 

Contact: Kerry Ransby e: kransby@woodfines.co.uk

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BEDFORDSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CONNECT OVER COFFEE

January 19 10am-11.15am: Online. Virtual networking in virtual rooms with other Chamber members. Free event.

MONEY DOESN’T GROW ON TREES

January 25 1am-11.30am: Online. Webinar hosted by Saidat Oke, of MoneyTree Coaching. Subject: The importance of having a sound financial plan with an end goal. Understand the relationship between your business finance and personal finance. Free event.

To book on to Chamber events, visit www.chamber-business.com/events

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BNI

DIAMOND Tuesdays 6.45am: Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Two Mile Ash

IGNITE Tuesday, 6.45am: The Turnpike, Northampton

ELITE Tuesday, 7am: Kettering Park Hotel (meetings temporarily online)

PIONEER Wednesday, 9.30am: Online meetings

APOLLO Wednesday, 10am: MK Gallery

PAVILION Thursday, 6.45am: The Old Northamptonshire RFC, Billing Road, Northampton

PROSPERITY Thursday, 6.45am: The Kettering Golf Club

STERLING Thursday, 11.30am: The Old Northamptonshire RFC, Billing Road, Northampton

ENCORE Friday, 6.45am: Holiday Inn London Luton Airport

UNITY Friday, 6.45am: Great Doddington Club, Great Doddington near Wellingborough

LIGHTHOUSE Friday, 6.45am: Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton

PHOENIX Friday, 9.45am: The Bedford Golf Club

For more information, visit www.bni.co.uk

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BUCKS FIZZ

January 11, 25 7.45am: Online meetings.

February 8, 22 7.45am: Online meetings.

March 8, 22 7.45am: Online meetings.

April 5, 19 7.45am: Online meetings.

May 3, 17, 31 7.45am: Online meetings.

June 14, 28 7.45am: Online meetings.

July 12, 26 7.45am: Online meetings.

August 9, 23 7.45am: Online meetings.

September 6, 20 7.45am: Online meetings.

October 4, 18 7.45am: Online meetings.

November 1, 15, 29 7.45am: Online meetings.

December 13 7.45am: Online meetings.

For more information, visit www.bucks-fizz.biz

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BUSINESS BUZZ

10am-noon: No fuss, no membership, pay-as-you-go networking.

BRACKLEY (New Group) 1st Thursday Plough Pub & Kitchen, High Street

NORTHAMPTON 3rd Wednesday Fox & Hounds, Harborough Road

MILTON KEYNES 3rd Friday: Revolucion de Cuba, Savoy Crescent, 12th Street

BEDFORD 1st Wednesday: George & Dragon, Mill Street

BIGGLESWADE 2nd Wednesday: Yorkshire Grey, London Road

Price: £6, payable in advance on the Business Buzz Booking App https://app.business-buzz.org/app or at the event. 

EAST MIDLANDS (virtual) 1st Friday: Online. Price: £10

BEDFORDSHIRE (virtual) 4th Tuesday: Online

Price: £10, payable in advance on the Business Buzz Booking App https://app.business-buzz.org/app or at the event. 

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THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Business networking and referral group. Price: £6.

WELLINGBOROUGH 1st + 3rd Thursday, 7.30am: Great Doddington Club, Great Doddington

DAVENTRY 2nd Wednesday, 7.30am: Mercure Daventry Court Hotel

MILTON KEYNES 2nd Thursday, 7.30am: Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Two Mile Ash

NORTHAMPTON 3rd Thursday, 7.30am: Turnpike Beefeater, Harpole

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Tuesday Brunch 2nd Tuesday, 9.30am-11am

Wednesday Breakfast 4th Wednesday, 7.30am

Thursday Breakfast 3rd Thursday, 7.30am

Friday Breakfast 2nd Friday, 7.30am

For more information, visit www.buscomm.co.uk

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BUSINESS GROWTH CLUB

Alt. Fridays 7am: Abbey Hill Golf Centre, Two Mile Ash

Networking breakfast with speaker. Price: £15. Contact: www.businessgrowthclub.co.uk or Mark Orr 07903 655169

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FSB

SOUTH CENTRAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2nd Tuesday, 12 noon: Online.

January 18 Subject: The Good Business Charter, a new accreditation scheme set up to acknowledge good business behaviour. Speaker: Jenny Herrera. Book here.

MILTON KEYNES 2nd Friday, 10am-11am: Online

Meet and expand your network with other business owners in and around Milton Keynes. Meet the FSB’s new host for this event, Daxa Patel and join lively discussions and networking. Book here.

CHERWELL & NORTH BUCKS 3rd Wednesday, 10am-11am: Online

Networking forum for entrepreneurs, the self-employed and small businesses.

January 19 Speaker: Daniya Stewart, founder of food company PHOMO. Book here.

NORTHAMPTON 4th Thursday, 10am-11am

For more information and to book on to FSB events, visit www.fsb.org.uk

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FENNY BREAKFAST CLUB 1st + 3rd Friday, 7am

Breakfast networking online and face to face.

Monthly dinner event. For more information, email yvonne@4unoworries.com

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MILTON KEYNES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS January 19 5.30pm-7.30pm: Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford.

Informal networking. Price: £10 + VAT Chamber members; non-members £15 + VAT.

SPEED NETWORKING February 8 11am-1pm: Novotel Milton Keynes, Heelands

Open to Chamber members and non-members. Price: £15 + VAT.

To book on to Chamber events, visit www.chambermk.co.uk/events

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NEXT GENERATION CHAMBER

Networking events provide a platform to meet and build relationships with peers and fellow members. The group also hosts personal development sessions, with talks from business leaders.

For more information, visit www.nextgenerationchamber.co.uk

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SPEED NETWORKING January 13 10am-11.15am: Online

Free event. Chamber members only.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS January 27 5.30pm-7.30pm: Square Media, Corby Gate Business Park

Informal networking. Price: £10 + VAT Chamber members; non-members £15 + VAT

SPEED NETWORKING February 24 11am-1pm: Sedgebrook Hall, Chapel Brampton

Price: £15 + VAT. Chamber members only.

To book on to Chamber events, visit www.northants-chamber.co.uk/events

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SEMLEP

PRODUCTIVITY ESCALATOR: THE FUTURE IS DIGITAL

January 17 9am-11am: iCon Innovation centre, Daventry / Online

Hosted by the University of Bedfordshire. Productivity Escalator is an EU-funded project that aims to help SMEs across the South East Midlands to be more active online and with digital technology in orde to improve productivity, their potential to export and their recovery from the impact of the pandemic.

Register at https://www.beds.ac.uk/ris/we-mean-business/productivity-escalator/

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WIBN

12 noon-2pm, networking lunch.

BEDFORD & AMPTHILL 1st Tuesday The Swan Hotel, The Embankment, Bedford / Online

LEIGHTON BUZZARD 3rd Wednesday The Dukes, Heath & Reach / Online

LUTON 2nd Monday South Beds Golf Club, Warden Hills Road / Online

SANDY & BIGGLESWADE 1st Wednesday Stratton House Hotel, Biggleswade

Contact: Louise Yexley on 07989 020647, email louise.yexley@wibn.co.uk or visit www.wibn.co.uk

Milton Keynes 1st Tuesday The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley

Contact: Edith Samambwa on 07802 581838, email edith.samambwa@wibn.co.uk or visit www.wibn.co.uk

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WOMEN IN ENTERPRISE

NETWORKING LUNCH January 26 12 noon-2pm: The George, Little Brickhill

NETWORKING COFFEE February 23 10am-12 noon: Planet Ice – 1st Floor Café, Central Milton Keynes

NETWORKING LUNCH March 30 12 noon-2pm: The Brasserie at Milton Keynes College, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley

For menu and price details and to book, visit www.womeninenterprise.co.uk

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