Local business networking groups

4Networking - The UK Business Network

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A breakfast networking meeting that will set you up for the day. Come and introduce yourself to new businesses, hear from a guest speaker on their specialist subject and get a chance to talk to the businesses that really interest you on a one-to-one basis.

When: 8am to 10am every second Friday

Where: DeskLodge, Basing View, Basingstoke

For more information: adam@ukcachemag.com or sign up at 4Networking Basingstoke

Athena Network Group-Basingstoke

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The leading international networking, training and development business club for female executives and entrepreneurs.

Time: 12-2pm

Where: Audleys Wood Hotel, Alton Road, Basingstoke, RG25 2JT

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month

To book please contact Karen Fowler on 07790 909971 or karen.fowler@theathenanetwork.com

Basingstoke 4 Business - every Tuesday morning

Basingstoke 4 BusinessBasingstoke 4 business is a business support group that meets with the purpose of gaining new business contacts and clients.

Where: Basingstoke Hilton Hotel
Time: starting 7:30am

For further information please visit the Basing 4 Business website

Basingstoke BNI Breakfast - weekly on a Wednesday morning

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. 1-2-1 training, group training and presentation skills is provided to help everyone achieve their new business goals. Power teams are created to provide even more opportunities for each other. This is the ideal group for people who are looking to attract new business in the local Basingstoke area. A group of friendly like-minded business owners looking to help each member to generate new customers.

Please request to visit via our Chapter website bnihampshire.com/phoenix-basingstoke/

Where: The Basingstoke Golf Club, Basingstoke RG23 7LL

Time: 6.30am to 8.30am

Visitor Cost: £10 includes full English breakfast

Basingstoke Business Biscotti

Business Biscotti is a Private Membership Organisation that warmly welcomes visitors and members' guests to all our Club events.

Our Clubs are informal, supportive and informative, cultivating a sense of belonging that sets us apart from other networking organisations and members can attend any Club event, anywhere across the UK.

Where: Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke RG24 9NU

When: 2nd Monday of each month

Time: 10am to midday

For further information visit https://www.businessbiscotti.co.uk/

Basingstoke Geeks - Software and social - regular events

A group for anyone with an interest in software development, whether it be coding, testing, operations or any funky combination.

They meet up for sharing cool stuff, hackathons, coding katas and having a beer or two. The group is language agnostic, so it doesn't matter whether its assembly mnemonics, css3 or any thing in-between. Details of meetings can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/basingstoke-geeks/

Business over breakfast - fortnightly on a Thursday morning

BoB imageBoB Basingstoke meet with the concept to facilitate collaboration and synergies between businesses and be part of a team.

Where: The Holiday Inn, Basingstoke
Time: 6:30am to 8:30am

For more information please visit the BoB Basingstoke website.

Connecting Biz - Networking group

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These free events will help connect you with other local businesses. Refreshments are provided.

Held in various locations around the borough make sure to check out the event webpage to see when the next one is.

Enterprise Connexions (ECX) Fortnightly business breakfast

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 introduce your business to your prospective sales team through an elevator pitch for 60 seconds.

Where: Holiday Inn, Grove Road, Basingstoke

When: Fortnightly, Thursdays


Hampshire Chamber of Commerce business events

Hampshire Chamber of CommerceVarious events with guest speakers, 1-1s with experts, networking and valuable business advice.

Where: various
Time: various

For more information please visit the Hampshire chamber of commerce website.


Have you ever thought how much better it would be to meet your online connections, offline, and turn them into friends, possible clients or open doors to new opportunities. Join us at #LinkedinLocalBasingstoke and see how much easier it is when you meet your online connections offline.

Where: The Crown, The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month

Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm

Local Women in Business - Last Thursday of each month

Local Women in Business is a community of people working in Overton, Oakley, Whitchurch and surrounding villages that meet together to talk about recent challenges, successes and to share experiences and insight. Local Women in Business, is an informal, relaxed, social group with guest speakers covering business and social themes.

Where: 5mile Studio, 18 High Street, Overton, RG25 3HA

Time: 7pm to 9pm

For future dates and to register for an event please visit the Local Women in Business Facebook page

Love Running, Hate Networking - third Wednesday of the month

Love running, hate networking and are a small business owner/director?

Then why not come along to a free run where you can network while you run. It’s run (mind the pun) by me Chris Pearson, as I see the need/benefit for networking but don’t love it, so this helps me enjoy networking a little more.

Ping me an email, or check out the Facebook Group, if you might be interested and I will share the distance (likely 5-7km), pace and other details (like snow or man flu means no run) each month. No sign up, no cost, no forced pitching, just like minded people mulling over business issues/ideas and hopefully generating sales for each other. You can stay for a coffee after or not, completely up to you and no pressure.

Where: Car park of Café in the Park, Beggarwood, Basingstoke RG22 4AQ

Time: 9.30am - third Wednesday of the month

Cost: Free

For further information visit the Facebook Group or email chris.p@frontpageadvantage.com

Omni Local Business Networking - Basingstoke Breakfast - Every fortnight

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. Cost includes breakfast as well as tea and coffee.

Please register: https://omnilocalbusinessnetworking.com/our-meetings/find-a-meeting/upcoming

Where: The Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7LX

Time: 7.30am

Cost: £13

Overton Business Association

The Overton Business Association (OBA) meets on one evening during the first week in every odd month (May, July, etc). All businesses based in or with major trade in Overton are welcome.

More information can be found by visiting the Overton Business Association website.

Peer Discussion Group "How to engage with disengaged employees" - quarterly.

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 at 8am - with a free breakfast provided.

Where: Viewpoint, Basing View, Basingstoke

Time: 8am to 9.30am

Cost: Free

Further information: Email maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk or call 01256 799127

Sales Mastery: Experience Sandler Training, complimentary session - Every Wednesday ongoing

Transform your career and your team.

Join us for a complimentary session.

A ninety minute interactive session for business owners and their sales teams. The session provides unique approaches to help businesses to improve their sales effectiveness through reinforcement training.

The class runs weekly throughout the year, every Wednesday from 8.30am to 10am and is for members only, however we welcome visitors to our Training Centre. Please contact us to reserve your seat.

01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Second Friday Networking

Second Friday networking runs on the second Friday of each month at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Basingstoke. No need to register, free to attend.

Where: The Creation Space, Proteus Theatre Company, Council Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH
Time: 10am to 12 noon

Visit the Second Friday Networking Facebook page: www.facebook.com/secondfridaynetworking

SETsquared Beer and Pizza Networking Events – second Tuesday of each month

Meet your neighbours, exchange ideas and contacts over beer and pizza at these free monthly networking events.

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Meet your neighbours, exchange ideas and contacts over beer and pizza at these free monthly networking events.

Where: Desk Lodge, Belvedere House, Basing View, Basingstoke. RG21 4HG
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm


Strategic Leadership & Management Development Program: PLANNING - Every Wednesday ongoing

Join us for a complimentary session.

A 2 ½ hour interactive session for business leaders. The session challenges strategic thinking and self-development to influence your business and your people.

The class runs once a month throughout the year, every Wednesday from 2pm to 4.30pm and is for members only, however we welcome visitors to our Training Centre. Please contact us to reserve your seat.

01256 698309 or 07789951995 or email jody.walker-barrett@sandler.com

Talk 5G

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, how they will change as a result and what future business models may look like.

Meets monthly.

Find out more information about Talk 5G meetings.

Women in Business Group

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Women’s networking group with a focus on providing a welcoming and friendly environment for business women to meet and network.
Meets monthly, evenings or lunch times, please visit www.wibg.org.uk for more details.

For more information please visit the Women in Business Group website.

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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