UK networking websites and groups

UK Business networking websites

Graham Roberts-Phelps

contact@grahamphelps.com 07515 851 691

Let’s be honest, networking is nothing new. Before social media and the Internet, cold-calling and networking were about the only two games in town for a business-hungry start-up business or freelancer. (Until we could afford to waste money on direct mail and advertising that is.)

Here is a list of organisations that promote, host or hold regular good networking events.

I like networking and it can work if you follow a few key principles (that is another post!). Meanwhile, here is an example of a listing I put together for my own use, from my website (focused on the Milton Keynes and London area):  http://grahamphelps.com/networking-links/

UK networking event organisers and listing websites

Some of those are also listed here, but the following are more national or regional networking organisations. I have only included links to their main websites. Whilst there are others, these might be a good place to start. Not in any order.

Top tip: Do not join any until you have been to a few, and then pick a few to go to regularly.

  1. http://www.fsb.org.uk/

  2. http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/

  3. WWw.iod.com

  4. http://www.cipd.co.uk/events

  5. http://www.roundtable.co.uk/

  6. http://www.findnetworkingevents.com/

  7. http://www.lovebusinessnetworking.co.uk/

  8. http://www.sourceout.biz/business_networking_links.html

  9. http://birmingham.impacthub.net/host/

  10. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–london/networking/

  11. http://businessjunction.co.uk/

  12. http://www.business-network.co.uk/

  13. http://wibn.co.uk/

  14. https://www.londonprofessionals.co.uk

  15. http://www.bni.co.uk/

  16. https://www.princes-trust.org.uk

  17. https://www.manchesterprofessionals.co.uk

  18. http://www.launch22.co.uk/

  19. http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/

  20. http://www.businessbiscotti.co.uk/

  21. http://www.networkb2b.co.uk/

  22. https://www.campus.co/london/en/events

Or organise your own events:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

www.meetup.com

It might also be worth looking up your local University and local business support services and groups.

Graham Roberts-Phelps

contact@grahamphelps.com 07515 851 691