There are lots of active networking groups in Basingstoke and Deane to help you connect with other business people.
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.
Where: The Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7LX
When: Fortnightly, Mondays
For more information: https://omnilocalbusinessnetworking.com/our-meetings/find-a-meeting/upcoming
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
Where: The Wellington Arms, Basingstoke Road, Stratfield Turgis, RG27 0AS
When: Second Tuesday of the month (not August and December)
Where: The Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke, RG24 9NU
When: Third Tuesday of the month (not August and December)
Where: Oakley Hall, Rectory Road, Oakley, RG23 7EL
When: Fourth Tuesday of the month (not August and December)
Basingstoke 4 Business
Basingstoke 4 business is a business support group that meets with the purpose of gaining new business contacts and clients.
Where: Basingstoke Hotel
When: Every Tuesday
For more information: Basing 4 Business 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. #LinkedinLocalBasingstoke allows you to meet your online connections offline.
Where: The Crown, The Street, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BW
When: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
For more information: www.linkedinlocalbasingstoke.org.uk
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. 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.
Where: The Basingstoke Golf Club, Basingstoke RG23 7LL
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 6.45am - 8.30am
Visitor Cost: £10 includes full English breakfast
For more information: Please request to visit via bnihampshire.com/phoenix-basingstoke/
Love Running, Hate Networking
Love running, hate networking and are a small business owner/director? Why not go along to a free run and network at the same time. Run by Chris Pearson there is no sign up, no cost and no forced pitching. This group is for like minded people mulling over business issues/ideas and hopefully generating sales for each other.
Where: Car park of Café in the Park, Beggarwood, Basingstoke RG22 4AQ
When: Third Wednesday of the month
For more information: For further information visit the Facebook Group or email email@example.com
An informal group for the next generation of professionals and business people in their 30s and younger.
Where: various locations
When: Third Wednesday of the month
For more information: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Business over breakfast
BoB Basingstoke meet with the concept to facilitate collaboration and synergies between businesses and be part of a team.
Where: The Holiday Inn, Basingstoke, Grove Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3EE
When: Fortnightly on a Thursday
Time: 6:30am - 8:30am
For more information: www.bobclubs.com/club/Basingstoke
Buzz Connect is the local initiative championing business throughout North Hampshire and West Berkshire, building the local economy and making it a great place to work and live.
Where: Metro Bank, Unit 1 Festival Way, Basingstoke, RG21 7LD
When: Second Thursday of the month
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basingstoke-buzzconnect-metro-bank-networking-2nd-thursday-of-the-month-tickets-60183137384
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 promote your business and learn about others’ businesses
Where: Holiday Inn, Grove Road, Basingstoke
When: Fortnightly, Thursdays
For more information: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/basingstoke-enterprise-connexions-tickets-36592155121
Pizza and networking
Langdowns DFK pizza club meet for great pizza and networking.
Where: Various pizza restaurants in Basingstoke
When: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 12.30pm to 2pm
For more information: contact Kathy Rea by emailing email@example.com
Thinking about starting a business? Or maybe you have recently set up a business? The monthly Start Up Cafe will help you to meet other start-ups, get advice, exchange experiences and make new connections.
Where: The IncuHive Space, Church Street, Basingstoke
When: First Thursday of the month
Time: 10am to 12pm
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/start-up-cafe-tickets-61777802069
4Networking - The UK Business Network
A business lunch networking meeting. 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.
Where: Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7LX
When: Every other Friday
Time: 12.00 to 2.00pm
For more information: 4Networking Basingstoke
Basingstoke Business Club
A great environment to find suppliers, form connections or learn how to improve your business. Any business owner or sole-trader welcome including medium to large sized companies. The college provides a buffet style breakfast.
Where: Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Rd, Basingstoke RG21 8TN
When: First and third Friday of the month
For more information: www.basingstokebusinessclub.org.uk
Second Friday Networking
Second Friday networking runs on the second Friday of each month. No need to register, free to attend.
Where: The Creation Space, Proteus Theatre Company, Council Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH
When: Second Friday of the month
Time: 10.00am to 12 noon
For more information: www.facebook.com/secondfridaynetworking
Other networking Groups
Connecting Biz - Networking group
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 the event webpage to see when the next one is.
Google Developer Group - Hants & Surrey
GDG Hants & Surrey is an independent group that meets monthly to discuss all things Google. Find out more at https://www.meetup.com/Google-Developer-Group-Hants-Surrey/
Overton Business Association
The Overton Business Association (OBA) is passionate about supporting local businesses and encouraging people to buy local. The OBA holds quarterly meetings for members and it’s committee for more information visit the Overton Business Association website.
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 - with a free breakfast provided.
Where: Viewpoint, Basing View, Basingstoke
Time: 8.00am - 9.30am
Further information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, how they will change as a result and what future business models may look like.
Find out more information about Talk 5G meetings.
Whitchurch Business Group
The Whitchurch Business Group aims to develop professional, supportive relationships in a relaxed, approachable environment. They meet the first Thursday of the month for coffee and the third Tuesday of the month for dinner. For more information visit the Whitchurch Business Group website.
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.
Meets monthly, evenings or lunch times, please visit www.wibg.org.uk for more details.