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Networking Groups

Networking Groups

St Albans District Chamber of Commerce

St Albans and District Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1907 to ‘further the interest of businesses in the area ensuring positive growth and development’. Over one hundred and twenty years later we are still committed to these objectives, providing a forum for business networking in St Albans and aiming to be a voice for our members.

If you have a business issue or need some advice do get in touch with us and we can offer you sound advice from our access to expertise and resources.

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Businesswomen UnLtd

If you run a small business around your family or are thinking of starting a business then you are in the right place. Our meetings are structured, open to non mums and men and provide you with amazing value as there is no paid membership.

This means for you

  • You can attend which meetings you want to
  • You have no memberships to pay ( most start at around £150 upwards)
  • There are no strict rules and professional lock outs
  • All you have to do is book and pay in advance and if you cannot subsqently attend we transfer it to another meeting- so you never lose out.

Our award winning formula has supported thousands of businesses go from strength to strength since 2011. Our meetings give you some great business advice, enable you to promote your business and make connections. There is no other networking organisation that offers what we do. We are simply unlimited in what we offer.

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Business Buzz

Business Buzz St Albans is a fresh vibe in business networking. This face-to-face drop-in session is a great way to catch up with the local business community in Hertfordshire. There’s no membership, no pre-booking required, just £8 payable on our app in advance, or at the event.

Meeting every 3rd Thursday of each month between 10am-12pm.

To book a place at our next event visit the Business Buzz Booking App

Venue

The Beech House

81 St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3EG

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The Businesses Community St Albans

People do business with people. If those people, in small, medium and large corporate businesses work together, as a community, their businesses thrive.

We promote YOUR business to an active, engaged and ready made audience of thousands of potential customers.

And we do that for all shapes and sizes of businesses. From start ups, to large, well-established corporate businesses. For us, it’s all about the people!

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Wheathampstead Businesses

 

 

 

Wheathampstead Businesses’ aim is to promote, support and protect Wheathampstead and local businesses.  This is done in a number of ways:  maintaining a local business directory on our website,  monthly networking events (breakfast and lunch) and taking up local issues such as parking and CCTV with the local councils.  We also support the community on Village Day and Lights Up and produce the bi-annual Window on Wheathampstead Directory.   Annual membership is £25 or £50 for Premium membership. Anyone living or working in the village can join, or any other local business that isn’t already represented.

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We Are St Albans

The ‘We Are’ Community was set up in lockdown 2020 as a friendly place to help connect the local community to local businesses, and vice versa.

If you are a member of the community, this is the place for you to come and see what events are going on in the area. It is also the place to source independent businesses on our local business directory which showcases the versatile range of businesses that call St. Albans home. You can also head over to our blog page for the latest news, reviews and interviews with local talent!

 If you are a business owner or creative, then why not become a We Are St. Albans member. As a member you will have access to weekly co-working spaces, monthly networking, member events and of course a listing on our ‘love local, shop local’ directory – a trusted platform where our local community can find out more about you.

 Finalist for ‘Best New Business In Hertfordshire’ – Little Ankle Biters Awards

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We Are Harpenden

The ‘We Are’ Community was set up in lockdown 2020 as a friendly place to help connect the local community to local businesses, and vice versa.

If you are a member of the community, this is the place for you to come and see what events are going on in Harpenden and the surrounding areas. It is also the place to source independent businesses on our local business directory which showcases the versatile range of businesses that call Harpenden home. You can also head over to our blog page for the latest news, reviews and interviews with local talent!

 If you are a business owner or creative, then why not become a We Are Harpenden member. As a member you will have access to weekly co-working spaces, monthly networking, member events and a listing on our ‘love local, shop local’ business directory – a trusted platform where our local community can find out more about you.

 Finalist for ‘Best New Business In Hertfordshire’ – Little Ankle Biters Awards

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The Athena Network

The Athena Network is the The Leading International Networking, Training & Development Business Club For Female Executives And Entrepreneurs.

We are passionate about bringing women like you together, helping them to grow stronger, more profitable businesses and creating opportunities for career success.

We host productive monthly virtual business networking meetings throughout the UK and beyond, we operate a one seat per profession rule to enable you to foster strong business relationships within your group and enhance your networking experience.
We also have a number of face to face opportunities to connect throughout the year, along with training sessions, an online community and a training platform. Come along for a visit to see how we could be a fit for your marketing and business growth strategy.

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Herts Executive Network

STIMULATING. ENGAGING. FUN.

Networking should be enjoyable, you want to meet people you are looking to do business with in some shape or form. And to do that you need to get to know them so you can then choose whether you want to work with, refer to or collaborate with them.

That needs a connection. And connecting people is at the centre of our networking group – people buy people. HEN is a group built on relationships that are meaningful, supportive and instil trust.

A good relationship needs to be meaningful, and that isn’t something that happens in one meeting.  It is about getting to know someone, getting the right vibe from them and ultimately liking them.

So if you are in business and like creating meaningful connections, we’d love to meet you!

Join us for a mix of formal and informal networking, talk to people to make geuine connections and enjoy some though-provoking seminars and discussions.

We hope you’ll have a fun and engaging time, develop long-lasting relationships and do some valuable business.

It is £38 to visit the group for the first time. After that we’d love you to join us as a member (with member benefits) or ask about our Friend of HEN option for those unable to commit.

2nd Wednesday every month @ The Comet Hotel, St Albans Road, Hatfield

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Entrepreneurs Circle St Albans

Every month, some of the most switched-on business owners in St Albans get together for a new type of Networking and Business Growth Meeting – would you like to join them?

If you’re fed up with Zoom OR have ever thought that local ‘networking events are a bit rubbish’ then this is for you:

Run by Entrepreneurs Circle, the largest organisation in the country that’s dedicated to helping businesses grow, these unique and very different events are already becoming the highlight of the month, every month, for ambitious business owners in and around St Albans.

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Harpenden Connect

Harpenden Connect is a local business networking group, covering Harpenden and the surrounding area.

Meeting monthly, the group provides an excellent opportunity for local business owners to promote themselves and create new working relationships.

The group meets every second Thursday of each month at Rothamsted Cafe, Harpenden from 10 till 11.30. With no fees and free parking the only cost to you is your coffee!

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FSB East of England

As experts in business, the FSB offers its members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

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BNI

BNI (Business Network International) is the world’s largest and most successful business referral network. There are four local groups that meet weekly:  Chariots Chapter and Alban in St Albans, Unity in Hatfield and Fortuna in Harpenden.

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St Albans Business Women's Group

Originally formed in 2002 the group has undergone various changes over the years but has remained true to the original, simple idea; to create a forum where business women who work or live in and around the St Albans’ area can meet and form business links and friendships. The group’s events include networking lunches, special speaker events or treat occassions. All events are arranged so that there is plenty of time to network and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.

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biz4Biz business networking

The network for like-minded business owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives and forward-thinking professionals in and around Hertfordshire.

biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

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The Athena Network St Albans North Group

A popular, dynamic and vibrant group where you can be assured of excellent business connections, meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

The St Albans North members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

For further details call Kate Cherry on 07909 675333 to find out how you can visit and then join our group.

This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

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The Athena Network St Albans South Group

A popular, dynamic and vibrant group where you can be assured of excellent business connections, meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

The St Albans South members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

For further details call Kate Cherry on 07909 675333 to find out how you can visit and then join our group.

This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December).

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Enterprising Women

At Enterprising Women, our goal is to help women achieve the success they want, by empowering, connecting, training, inspiring, campaigning, promoting, celebrating and supporting them in whatever way we can. We warmly welcome all female business owners, new and well-established, from any sector, background and from all parts of the UK.

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The Women In Business Network

The WIBN is a membership organisation for women who wish to gain new business opportunities through word of mouth. Whether employed or a business owner, the network has a huge diversity of businesses involved. Our members support and encourage each other through collaboration and the sharing of business contacts and opportunities.

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Constructing Excellence

Constructing Excellence is the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction. We exist to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. We are a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders

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St Albans and Harpenden District Networking

“We invite you to join us on LinkedIn. St Albans District means St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, London Colney, Redbourn, Sandridge, Colney Heath, Chiswell Green, Park Street. There is unquantifiable wealth locked up in our own personal networks – particularly our local networks. A universal truth for each & every 1 of us. Unlock & create new wealth for yourself by joining in with us!”

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Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of business and the premier advocacy organisation in the county.  Accredited by the British Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber supports the prosperity and long term growth of businesses across Hertfordshire.  Our goal is to develop a shared, collaborative vision for the county through extensive interaction with local business communities and other business support organisations.  Promoting the positive impact of Hertfordshire businesses success through the ‘Inspire Hertfordshire’ Awards Programme, involvement in initiatives to generate an educated and highly-skilled, capable workforce to meet the future needs of  the county and launching county wide campaigns such as  ‘International Trade 2014’ are just some of the ways that the Chamber is supporting the economic growth of Hertfordshire.

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The Harpenden Collective

A fantastic line up of member Business and Social Events. Time to share, learn, connect and collaborate with local, like-minded businesses.

The Harpenden Collective are continually adding to the events schedule.  All business/networking events are included in the annual membership fee of £250 + VAT / or £25 + VAT pcm

To find out more about membership or to book a free Day Pass in the workspace contact natalie@theharpendencollective.co.uk, tel: 01582 249 123

https://www.theharpendencollective.co.uk/

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Network Central

Every business needs leads, sales and contacts.

Network Central is a UK wide platform of thousands of small to medium business owners who come together, to work together, grow together.

You’ll find opportunities to network each and every day online and off!

Since 2006 that’s what they’ve been doing – helping 10000’s to find ALL those things and much much more…

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WIBN (Women in Business Network) - St Albans and Hatfield

Lots of networking opportunities with the St Albans & Hatfield group, which combines businesses from 2 key areas within Hertfordshire and was one of the original groups to launch with WIBN. Take the opportunity to forge fantastic collaborations, connections and friendships whilst growing your business at the same time. Whether you are a seasoned networker or just taking your first steps in the world of networking, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome from our very friendly group of pro-active, local business women.

 

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