There are lots of active networking groups in Basingstoke and Deane to help you connect with other businesses.
Omni Local Business Networking
This networking event runs fortnightly and includes informal networking, one minute presentations as well as a meeting with one of the members of the group.
Where: on Zoom
When: Fortnightly, Mondays
Time: 7.30am to 9.30am
For more information visit the Omni Local Business Networking website.
Athena Network Group – Basingstoke
The leading international networking, training and development business club for female executives and entrepreneurs. For more information or to book contact Karen Fowler on 0118 976 2404 or Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Join connections at a dedicated network monthly meeting. More information can be found on the Linkedin Local Basingstoke website.
When: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm
Basingstoke BNI Breakfast
BNI is the biggest networking organisation in the whole world. This is a referral based group with the main focus being to generate genuine referrals for fellow members. to help everyone achieve their new business goals, 1-2-1 training, group training and presentation skills are provided. Power teams are created to provide even more opportunities. This is a group for people who are looking to attract new business in the local Basingstoke area.
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 6.45am to 8.30am
You can request to visit via the Basingstoke BNI website.
Buzz Connect is a local initiative championing business throughout North Hampshire and West Berkshire, building the local economy and making it a great place to work and live.
When: Every first, second and third Thursday of the month
Enterprise Connexions (ECX)
ECX’s business meetings are structured for business owners who understand the benefits of successful collaboration and being part of a team. During their meeting, you will have the opportunity to promote your business and learn about others’ businesses.
When: Fortnightly, Thursdays
You can book a ticket to attend an ECX meeting via their eventbrite page.
Basingstoke Business Club
A great environment to find suppliers, form connections or learn how to improve your business. Any business owner or sole-trader is welcome including medium to large sized companies.
When: First and third Friday of the month
Time: 8am to 9am
For more information visit the Basingstoke Business Club website.
Other networking Groups
Business at Basing View
The free Business at Basing View events (previously the occupiers forum) are open to all businesses based at Basing View.
The free Connecting Biz events will help connect you with other local businesses. Currently being held online.
Google Developer Group (GDG) – Hants & Surrey
GDG Hants & Surrey is an independent group that meets to discuss all things Google.
Overton Business Association
The Overton Business Association (OBA) is passionate about supporting local businesses and encouraging people to buy local. The OBA holds meetings for members and it’s committee.
Peer Discussion Group
Wote Street People peer group meetings are very informal. It’s a chance to have an open and frank discussion with your peers (anyone at the coal face of hiring and firing) about employment issues. They meet quarterly.
Time: 8am to 9.30am
For further information email email@example.com or call 01256 799127
The advent of 5G will make the internet of things and virtual/augmented reality possible transforming how businesses operate. Explore what 5G means for businesses at the Talk 5G meetings, how they will change as a result and what future business models may look like.
Whitchurch Business Group
The Whitchurch Business Group aims to develop professional, supportive relationships in a relaxed, approachable environment. Due to the pandemic all meetings are suspended.
Women in Business Group
Women’s networking group with a focus on providing a welcoming and friendly environment for business women to meet and network. Meetings are currently being held on Zoom, please visit the Women in Business Group website for more details.
There are also local organisations offering business support.