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Business networking events in Woking 2023

Business networking events in Woking

Business networking events in Woking 2023

Located in North West Surrey, just outside of the M25, Woking is the perfect location of small businesses. With easy road links to the M3, A3 and M25 it makes business networking events in Woking easily accessible from neighbouring towns.

According to the Economic Development Strategy of Woking Borough Council, there are around 5000 businesses that use Woking as their base.

Of these around 80% are businesses with under 5 staff, almost 3,960. Around 465 have 5-10 staff and only 245 around 10-19 staff. Only 110 businesses located in Woking have over 50 staff.

Interesting data for developing a marketing plan, and planning our business networking events in Woking!

Business networking events in Woking 2023
Victoria Place, Woking, Surrey

The best business networking events in Woking

Real Networking Woking

Real Networking is a supportive group of local self-employed people.

Real Networking Woking runs monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month at The Red Lion in Horsell, Woking.

Lesley Quinton is the Woking Host.

Real Networking  meetings offer:

  • An opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded business people.
  • An environment that supports collaboration and referrals.
  • Regular talks and presentations from guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects.
  • A safe space for you to develop and practise your speaking skills, if you would like to.
  • Our private Facebook group is where you can connect outside of the meetings and promote your business.

Cost: £15

Book your ticket to Real Networking here.

The Family Network – West Surrey

At The Family Network, they understand that people want to network but not everyone wants to do it in the same way. TFN branches provide online networking but also vital face-to-face get-togethers.

Group organisers understand the difficulties of running your own business and juggling everything in between and that is why we provide informal and child-friendly networking meetings across all of our branches.

Not only are ALL of them FREE to attend but we additionally welcome every type of person and business looking to collaborate and work with others in succeeding.

West Surrey Regional Organiser is: Duenya Chinere of Zotheka Lifestyle.

The group organises a monthly Free Coffee Morning from 10.30 am til noon, hosted at Legends Bar, Woking Football Club, The Laithwaite Community Stadium, Woking, GU22 9AA

Join The Family Network West Surrey Facebook Group

Woking Football Club

The Cardinals Business Club is Woking Football Clubs regular networking event for small businesses across the Woking area.

With regular business networking events throughout the football season, many including hospitality and a match to watch, they are well worth looking out for on the Woking FC website.

ConnectSurrey – Woking Connections

Connect Surrey, the brainchild of Paul Bridgland, the group holds structured networking events across Dorking, Farnham, Guildford and Woking.

The Woking group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at The Talbot Inn, High St, The Green, RIpley, Woking, GU23 6BB

The breakfast meeting runs from 8.30am til 10am, costing £17.50

Membership fees apply. Visitors welcomed. 

Get all the details for these great business networking events in Woking.

Book Woking Connections.

Woking Chamber of Commerce

Formed in 1899, Woking Chamber of Commerce is the oldest independent Chamber in Surrey. Woking Chamber represent the interests of hundreds of businesses and organisations from blue chip companies and SMEs to charities and individual members.

The Woking Chamber of Commerce is a core partner of the Woking Means Business Exhibition held each year. It also hosts a monthly business networking event attracting upto 50 local business people.

Find out more about events run by Woking Chambers of Commerce.

BNI Woking

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 Woking currently has 17 members.

Visitors are welcomed as long as they dont clash with existing members. 

Costs: Membership fees apply.

They meet each Tuesday morning from 6.30am to 8.30am at The Hoebridge Golf Centre, Old Woking Road, Old Woking, GU22 8JH

Find out more about BNI Woking.

OMNI Business Development Network – Guildford & Woking

One of the largest independent networking groups in the South East, the OMNI Business Network has hosted events across Surrey and South West London for many years.

Run by John Gower and his team of Group Directors, meetings are held across Guildford, Reading, Farnborough, Basingstoke, Bracknell and in South London with Twickenham, Walton and Weybridge. 

You’ll generally meet John at the region’s business exhibitions hosting the speed networking sessions.

Guildford and Woking Breakfast group meet bi-weekly at The Worplesdon Place Hotel, Perry Hill, Guildford. 

Costs: £10. Membership fees apply.

Guildford & Woking Breakfast – Omni Business Network

Gordon’s School Business Breakfasts

On the second Friday of each month, The Gordon’s School hosts a Business Breakfast in their Sports Hub Cafe. These relaxed business networking events follow the school terms from September until July and run from 8 am to 10 am. 

All small business owners, consultants and freelancers are welcome and your children don’t have to go to the world-class school in West End, Woking.

There is a small charge to cover the cost of refreshments.

To find out more and book your place, visit the Gordon’s School Website.

Woking and Sam Beare Hospices Business Breakfast

Woking and Sam Beare Hospices are a group of Woking-based hospices, providing end-of-life care facilities and community outreach services across the Surrey area.

The Business Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet representatives from other local businesses of all sizes and find out how they are working in collaboration with the hospice to benefit both partners.  It’s also an ideal opportunity to link up with other businesses and potentially widen your reach for your services or products

Hosted by venues across the Hospice catchment area, our Business Breakfast runs from 8am to 9.30am. 

Upcoming events for 2023 are on 10th February, 21st April, 30th June, 15th September and 24th November 2023.

It is completely free to attend the Woking and Sam Beare Hospice Business Breakfast, please email business@wsbhospices.co.uk if you would like to receive information about these events or might be interested in hosting.

Woking Independent Network

We meet every fortnight on Wednesdays at Hoebridge Golf Club, Woking at 6:45am.

WIN has taken all our experience of visiting networking events and now offers something special:

  • Lowest subscription in Surrey
  • A simple format to help members and guests promote their businesses
  • A monitoring system to ensure we all get value for money
  • A friendly non-pressured atmosphere where we can work together to increase sales
  • An educational aspect where there is an opportunity to grow our own knowledge

But you need to hurry, we only allow one organisation per profession to join…

Increase your business quickly, and efficiently with like-minded people?

Costs: Membership fees apply. Free first visit for visitors.

Find out more at: wokingnetwork.co.uk 

Woking Asian Business Forum

In 2008 when this Forum was created for the purpose of helping Woking Asian businesses to become more mainstream, little did anyone think that the Forum could have evolved and expanded to become the dynamic organisation it is today. 

Our focus includes networking opportunities that feature world-class speakers, advice and surgeries that offer signposting for immediate results and professional development, health and education support at numerous levels, as well as direct access to a wonderful community of like-minded people. WABF also continue to be supported by our professional community partners including our biggest champion, Woking Borough Council.

Find out more about Woking Asian Business Forums’ upcoming events.

Enterprise Nation M3/M4 Business Networking Group

Not quite business networking events in Woking, but the online groups organised by Enterprise Nation are well worth a look!

Where? You will know it if you are here! From Reading to Southampton, from Woking down to Bristol (and lots of places in between, across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Thames Valley and Wiltshire). 

Share your thoughts, questions, contacts and opportunities here.


Business Exhibitions in Woking

Woking Means Business

Launched in 2004, Woking Means Business is the longest-running business show in Surrey. Organised by Woking Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Woking Borough Council, stands are offered at heavily discounted prices to help local businesses.

Woking Means Business is THE annual meeting place for hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in and around Woking. It really is one of the best business networking events in Woking!

The event is attended by everyone who is anyone in the town …Council leaders, business leaders, charities and many others. The atmosphere is friendly and infectious and the networking is fantastic.

Exhibitors display a wide range of fascinating and useful products and services designed to help you or your business, the seminars are excellent, informative, sometimes inspiring and always of value.

The Council’s Pre-Show Breakfast Forum will be of great interest to anyone who lives or works in or around Woking. With the Victoria Place project now open and other major developments underway, Woking is surely the business heart of Surrey.  Registration is essential for those wishing to attend this particular forum.

Find out more about the next Woking Means Business event.

Have we missed your business networking events in Woking out?

Drop me an email to jamie@helpmegrow.co.uk with all of the details and we’ll get it listed!

Perhaps you were looking for business networking events in Woking, but would like to visit Guildford, Basingstoke or Reading instead?

Jamie Morgan

Jamie Morgan

Jamie Morgan is a business coach and marketing specialist who works with businesses to help them crack the rhythmic acquisition of customers. His implementation of the Entrepreneurs Marketing & Sales System into businesses boosts revenue and markedly improves profit.

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