NETWORKING GROUPS IN THE BANBURY AREA

Banbury Women in Business Banbury Women in BusinessVenue changes We are a non-profit organisation that aims to help and celebrate business women who work in the Banbury area. Our quarterly lunch meetings are fun, relaxed events where you can meet like-minded business women and listen to informative and entertaining speakers. If you are looking for this sort of networking opportunity, then please come to our next lunch and see first hand what we do. We are always happy to welcome new members!

Banbury Chamber of Commerce Banbury Chamber of CommerceColin Sanders Innovation Centre, Mewburn Road, Banbury, OX16 9PA Telephone: 01295 817642 We are an apolitical organisation whose purpose is to provide information, representation and support to local businesses, both small and large, which choose to work with us through membership. We aim to Develop the business interests of members by providing support, information and networking opportunities - Represent members effectively and deliver a range of high quality business support services and Develop strong links with the local Member of Parliament.




1.   4Networking - Breakfast Banbury Business Breakfast ClubCherwell Edge Golf Course, Appletree Road, Chacombe, OX17 2EN Breakfast Meeting which meets every other Tuesday from 8am-10am - Our recipe for great networking is simple - we make it easy for people to network by letting them choose when, where and how to do it. Add in a relaxed friendly vibe and you’ve got social business networking. What you want is to chat with people, get to know them, figure out if you like them and then decide if you want to do business with them. That’s what happens at 4N meetings. The 40-Second Round, the 4Sight Slot and three 1-2-1s plus time for chatting gives you just enough structure to ensure that the meeting works for your business and works for you personally. It’s social business networking.

2.   The Athena Network The Black Boy Inn, Milton, Banbury Telephone: 0845 199 02 96 or Mobile: 07771 881600 The Athena Network is a Business Networking group for Ladies. We have a great speaker each month who will help and support your business as well as mini workshops to help with your networking skills. We are a positive and friendly group of professional ladies and a valuable asset to anyone who runs their own business or anyone responsible for the business development of a larger organisation.

3.  B 2 B Club Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Barford Road, Bloxham, OX15 4FF Telephone: 01295 724545 The b 2 b club is a great opportunity to network with local businesses, share ideas and get motivated and inspired for the challenges we face in our day to day businesses. We meet once every 3 months - so please contact us about the next meeting.

4.   Banbury Business Networking Club Banbury RUFC, Bodicote Park, OX15 4AF Telephone: 01295 270999 Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month. The BBNC has been running for over 20 years for the benefit of the local business community. With high-calibre guest speakers and fantastic food - we offer a brilliant opportunity for regular networking sessions with a large, well-established database of like-minded business professionals. BBNC is open to all businesses - large and small. There’s no membership fee, no obligation to bring leads for other club members, no minimum attendance requirements, and no limit to the number of members’ announcements you can submit for our monthly newsletter!

5. Banbury Women in Business Banbury Women in BusinessVenue changes We are a non-profit organisation that aims to help and celebrate business women who work in the Banbury area. Our quarterly lunch meetings are fun, relaxed events where you can meet like-minded business women and listen to informative and entertaining speakers. If you are looking for this sort of networking opportunity, then please come to our next lunch and see first hand what we do. We are always happy to welcome new members!

6.   Banbury Chamber of Commerce Banbury Chamber of CommerceColin Sanders Innovation Centre, Mewburn Road, Banbury, OX16 9PA   Telephone: 01295 817642 We are an apolitical organisation whose purpose is to provide information, representation and support to local businesses, both small and large, which choose to work with us through membership. We aim to Develop the business interests of members by providing support, information and networking opportunities - Represent members effectively and deliver a range of high quality business support services and Develop strong links with the local Member of Parliament.

7.  Cappuccino Connections The Black Boy Inn, Milton, Banbury Telephone: 0845 199 02 96 or Mobile: 07771 881600 Cappuccino Connections are informal drop-in networking sessions for Athena members and visitors providing an opportunity to network with female business owners from the region. Free to Athena members, £5 for Visitors (you pay for your own beverage on arrival). Although we are more than happy for you to just who turn up for a coffee and stay for however long it suits you, we would advise you book your place so we know to expect you. It is a great opportunity for you to network and make those all important business connections. We will be holding these meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month 10.30-12noon.

8.  IoD (Institute of Directors) - pub hub Church House, Banbury Meets third Thursday of every month from 6pm to 8pm - Non-members welcome for a friendly, relaxed and informal atmosphere to meet like minded business people.

9.   Interbiz Cromwell Hotel, 9-11 North Bar, Banbury OX16 0TB  Telephone: 01295 738834 Banbury Interbiz is a breakfast forum for business owners in Banbury and the surrounding areas run by its members for its members. We've been meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday mornings each month for the last 7 years and there's no sign of much changing, apart from a welcome new face of course! We give support to the business community by providing a stream of qualified referrals in response to specific requests for contacts to help members achieve their business objectives. You can expect short presentations, business discussions on key issues, training relevant to members, and most importantly of all, a good old fashioned chat! Business people with business interests who want relaxed quality networking and to share their knowledge, skills and contacts with a group of like-minded people are welcome to join us.