networking and business growth events

Events for business owners, professionals, charities and business development managers.

Virtual Networking

3rd Wednesday of every month – 10am – Virtual

FREE virtual networking and business growth events.

Business owners from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire, Cheshire, Hertfordshire, Aberdeenshire, Dumfriesshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and a few from Spain and Portugal highly rate these business networking and training events.

Can’t make it but need to network?

You can network with us via the Insiders confidential mastermind group. Look out for the networking post on the day of the event and add your links, “who it would be good to meet” and events. Business owners and professionals chat for days after the event, sharing links, promotion and ideas. Talking about the goals they set and the actions they will do to achieve them.

Join here.

Essex Suffolk Borderbook here

These are organised via the confidential mastermind and networking community. You can also keep up to date here. And check you are signed up to our newsletter here.

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17th May, 11am. Book here. or watch again anytime as an INsider.

6th March – Suffolk, OS premises.

25th February – NEC – Birmingham. (Purchase ticket to attend event. Included in price.)

1st February – Mimosa, Colchester

Results driven networking…

  • Fast paced
  • Fun
  • Productive
  • Educational
  • Time efficient.
  • Lead generating.
  • New business.
  • New Sales! Some INsiders make new sales EVERY month!!!

Networking that works.

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Our online networking and business growth events are hosted in partnership with our confidential community. To join either head to that INsiders at 9.50am or email your coordinator to request the details

9.50am – Coordinator arrive at 9.50am, feel free to join early if you are nervous about the tech or would like a word with the coordinator.

10am – Start of event. 

Look out for the networking post on The INsiders that accompanies the event. Add your social media links, special offers, things mentioned, blogs and web links. It’s a great way to keep networking after the event with people that couldn’t make it. Build those relationships! (These conversations often go on for days post networking event.)

If you are looking for a particular type of business, or to virtually meet someone, but didn’t catch their details, then speak to our coordinator and they’ll connect you.

Housekeeping – Your coordinator will ask you to turn off your mics. You can turn off your camera if you prefer. If you’ve got little ones, puppies, work colleagues, or the worlds nosiest kettle, please don’t worry. Just mute as you need. And if you lack confidence, many of us have been in that situation – you are with like minded business owners, so be yourself and know you will be appreciated for it.

The first hour is all about you! Depending how many attend you will get between 45 seconds and 3 minutes to talk about your business. 

11:00am – Coaching and mentoring In this hour you get to share your knowledge and ask for help. Our Founder @Mandie Holgate hears your questions and gives advice on best practice – this has led to new business within the day!

You can ask anything – it’s confidential and then you’ve the confidential Facebook group to discuss everything and ensure accountability to change and growth.

Midday – Official finish, thanks for networking with us. We always finish on time. Don’t worry, you can stick around and chat if you wish on the Insiders.

This is a great chance to create a plan of action to help you achieve your goals and grow your business.  Setting homework once a week to ensure you stay focused and accountable to achieving what you set for your business by posting to the Insider. Learn more about the Insiders here. 

15 years of award-winning support for you and your business…

OUR SPONSORS mandie holgate cbd


Sponsorship fee – £250 for 2024
Insider rate £150 for 2024
Includes writing for our blog, sponsored banner and links!

We are named as one of the top 15 resources in the UK for female entrepreneurs by 99 Designs.
And our one of Small Business Saturday Top 100 businesses (As featured in The Guardian).

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