Having lived in Gloucestershire for most of my life, I have navigated the business networking scene for a while. Like most people who settle in Gloucestershire, I fell in love with the healthy lifestyles that Gloucestershire offers, being a predominantly countryside location, not too developed, not too underdeveloped, it’s just right.
Throughout the towns and villages that make Gloucestershire, you’ll discover many strong and supportive communities waiting to welcome you with open arms to help, advise, and direct. With self employment being so common place here, one of the largest communities you’ll discover is most certainly the business networking community, which many venues are happy to accommodate for.
There are loads of business networking communities that you can become involved with in Gloucestershire, some for women, most for everyone, some sport themed, most food and drink based, some free, some paid for on the day, and others paid for via monthly/annual subscriptions for those hardcore professionals. It’s fair to say that there is at least one good business networking group for every Gloucestershire business person.
Most business networking communities now are blended between online and face to face, and most have either a breakfast or lunch meet, covering all members who are either early birds catching those worms, or the members who function better a little later in the day.
In no particular order of preference, some regular communities with larger turnouts are:
- Tayntons Curry Club
- Gloucestershire Forwards
- Sterling (There are many throughout Gloucestershire and only let 1 person from each industry join per chapter)
- Start & Grow Enterprise
- Circle 2 Success
- British Chambers (There are many throughout Gloucestershire)
- GlosBiz® Business Lunch
- The Breakfast Club Stroud
- Gloucester Ladies who Latte
- Gloucester OMNI
- ReKindle Cirencester
- Coffee Catch-up
- Laptop Friday in Cheltenham