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Business networking events in Basingstoke 2023

Business Networking Events in Basingstoke

Located just 45 minutes outside of Central London, Basingstoke is a thriving town with great train and road links to the M3 motorway. Home to over 7,300 businesses ranging from startups and small businesses to blue-chip brands such as Sony, The AA, IBM, Sun Life to name a few.

With three large business parks, there’s a real variety of businesses calling Basingstoke their home. There is a strong emphasis on attracting technology firms to the local area, as part of the local economic development strategy of Basingstoke and Deane Council and Enterprise M3.

If you are looking to get out and find new suppliers, partnerships, joint ventures or customers, then our definitive list of business networking events in Basingstoke is a great place to start.

Business Networking Events in Basingstoke

BNI Phoenix Basingstoke Breakfast

BNI is comfortably the largest business networking organisation in the world, members meet on a weekly basis to exchange business referrals and make introductions.

As a member of BNI you will have access not only to the people that you meet every week and the 100,000+ UK based companies but also to over 1 million members worldwide. Of course, most business is completed within the local groups but it is good to know that the additional support is there if you want it.

BNI Phoenix currently has 20 members and meets weekly on a Wednesday at 6.45am at The Dice Tower, London Road, Basingstoke.

As well as the business leads and referrals, a thriving group like BNI Phoenix offers a chance to mix with successful business people, share their experiences and tap into a hugely experienced resource.

Membership fees apply. You can visit a chapter twice before making a decision about joining. A nominal charge may be made towards refreshments/room hire – ask your host for details.

Register to visit BNI Phoenix Basingstoke.

BNI Basingstoke Brunch

If early morning meetings don’t suit your diary, then BNI Hampshire also host a mid-morning business networking event in Basingstoke – The Basingstoke Brunch.

BNI Basingstoke Brunch is a new group forming.

Meeting weekly on a Wednesday from 9.30am at the Dice Tower, London Road, Basingstoke.

Membership fees apply. You can visit a chapter twice before making a decision about joining. A nominal charge may be made towards refreshments/room hire – ask your host for details.

Register to visit BNI Basingstoke Brunch here.

Basingstoke Business Club

Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, the Basingstoke Business Club offers a warm welcome to business owners from start-ups and sole traders to established local businesses. There’s a great variety of businesses in the ‘room’, with one monthly meeting hosted on Zoom and a second meeting hosted in person at the Holiday Inn, Basingstoke.

Meetings run from 8 am to 9 am.

A number of Free events are listed on the Basingstoke Business Club website.

Basingstoke Business Club

Basingstoke Ladies Who Latte

Elaine Phoon and June Marsh host regular business networking events in Basingstoke for professional women in Basingstoke.

Basingstoke Ladies Who Latte are a friendly and supportive group of ladies, of different occupations & professions who get together once a month – 3rd Monday – for a relatively informal networking meeting for a couple of hours over coffee/tea/hot chocolate. (Available at the bar in the hotel.)

A good introduction to networking, if you are just starting out and of course we have a fair number of regulars who can share a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Free networking. We ask for a contribution of £2 each time to cover incidental costs of running the group.

Free Parking. Please remember to register your car number at reception.

Book your place at Basingstoke Ladies Who Latte.

LinkedIn Local Basingstoke

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, LinkedIn Local Basingstoke gives a great opportunity for businesses along the M3 corridor to meet, greet and build relationships with the people they’ve been meeting online.

Hosted by Gill Fountain of 38 Partnership at the Village Hotel in Basingstoke, this is the perfect informal networking event for your diary. Easy parking, excellent coffee and a great way to finish the work day.

Free to attend, 6.30pm to 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

Register to attend LinkedIn Local Basingstoke.

Basingstoke Chamber of Commerce

Dating back to 1985, the Basingstoke Chamber of Commerce is one of the most prominent business groups in Basingstoke. Part of the broader Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Basingstoke Chamber works to ensure that Basingstoke is recognised as one of the top places in the UK to do business.

Regular business networking events in Basingstoke include venues such as Basingstoke College of Technology, Basing View and other key local businesses.

Find out more at the Basingstoke Chamber of Commerce website.

Fore Networking Basingstoke and Newbury

“FORE” Business are delighted to welcome you to our Basingstoke & Newbury Group which is hosted at Sandford Springs Golf Club. 

The business networking event in Basingstoke & Newbury is a newly established group for 2019 and business and friendship within the group is flourishing. 

Membership fees apply. Meetings monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.20am.

Enjoy your first month free. Find out more at Fore Networking Basingstoke.

Basingstoke Local Meeting by Entrepreneurs Circle

Known as a business growth workshop, the local meetings by Entrepreneurs Circle are a great way to meet other local business owners and learn a new marketing technique each month to improve the flow of customers to your business.

Local hosts lead an informative meeting designed to how you accountable to your business goals, whilst giving you the tools and techniques to achieve them. 

Head along and find out what the local meeting is all about, or take advantage of the Entrepreneurs Circle Bursary giving you access to lots of tools, training and swipe files to help with business planning, strategy, marketing, finances and much more.

Find out more about EC Local Meeting Basingstoke.

The Athena Network – Basingstoke North

A popular, dynamic and vibrant group where you can be assured of excellent business connections, meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

The Basingstoke North members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

Hosted by Karen Fowler.

Find out more about upcoming events at The Athena Network.

Connecting Biz

Discover the free networking events hosted by Barbara Payne and the Digital House team. 

A popular Basingstoke networking event, Connecting Biz went online during COVID and provided great networking opportunities for local businesses along the M3 corridor.

Visit Connecting Biz for details of the next meeting.

Basepoint Basingstoke

The Networking Hub is a free B2B networking event hosted by Basepoint in our business centres across the country.

The events are open to all kinds of business and our aim is to give all those that attend the opportunity to meet new people, to build on existing business relationships and to generate new leads.

The format of the events is largely informal with a brief talk from a local guest speaker, a complimentary light buffet-style lunch and plenty of opportunity to network with other attendees.

Alongside this, Basepoint provides a business card prize draw and a business 2 business exchange facility in which attendees can promote their business to other attendees.

Find out about upcoming events at Basepoint Basingstoke.

Business Shows and Expos in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Business Expo

Join hundreds of local businesses at Basingstoke’s largest business show which is taking place on 23rd March 2023 at Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke.

Enjoy the opportunity to openly network with attendees, whilst exploring the exhibition packed with a variety of local exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

Reasons to attend the Basingstoke Business Expo:

  • Meet over 50 local exhibitors
  • Hear from the UK’s leading business speakers
  • Network with over 250 local businesses
  • Learn in our free seminars and workshops
  • Speed networking
  • Free local business support

The business show is expecting over 250 local businesses to attend and it is set to be one of the BIGGEST networking events of the year in Basingstoke.

This event is completely free to attend – simply pre-register online.

Register for Basingstoke B2B Expo.

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Jamie is an EC Certified Business Coach, Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.