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Your next big client could be at one of our Networking Events!

Our Business Networking Events in Worthing and Adur are informal, fun, dynamic and incredibly well attended.

Members enjoy a variety of quality networking events each month with at least one FREE networking event a month.

Upcoming events

    • 15 November 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.



    • 19 November 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    How to make the most of LinkedIn WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Anyone on LinkedIn who doesnt really 'get it'

    Who is it by? Kelly O'Haire, Seaside Creative Ltd

    Course details: Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal digital footprint. If you're unsure of how you can use LinkedIn to meet new contacts and turn them into customers then you need to attend this course.

    What will I get out of it? An improved LinkedIn profile and improved confidence in using LinkedIn overall, plus practical tips to help you reach the right potential contacts than can improve your business. 

    Date: Tuesday 19th November
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 20 November 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ
    Register
    *Exclusive member benefit*

    As a new or renewing member you are entitled to attend this valuable 3 hour workshop once a year. Don't miss this opportunity to attend! 

    Make sure you are in the right gear with this 3 hour business workshop and make plans to fast track your success

    The workshop will:

    • Take you through a step-by-step process to identify and set meaningful goals.
    • Provide a personalised plan of action to implement in your organisation or role.
    • Prepare you to make a real and measurable difference to your business or life.

    and help you:

    • Review the way your business is run
    • Fuel your potential
    • Tune up and accelerate your profit
    • Steer around the business pot holes
    • Overtake the competition

    Here's what Chamber members have gained from attending:

    "This inspiring and accessible workshop helped me to review my goals and set a course for action"

    "I recommend that everyone should attend the FREE workshop with Paul Trew. Paul’s way of thinking things through is fantastic and certainly helps you to look at things in a different way. It not only helps from a business perspective but also in your personal life."

    "This process can be applied to all aspects of your life. You owe it to yourself to take the personal responsibility to make the time to attend."

    "Paul explains his formula in such a unique way that it is easy to follow and so much fun. The conversations that happen in the room are fantastic and everyone helps everyone else."

    "The work book is easy to follow and I use mine all the time. I recommend this workshop to everyone I meet even if it is only to find out how to use an umbrella to its full potential."

    Date: Wednesday 20th November
    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm 
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ

    • 22 November 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Windsor House Hotel, Worthing BN11 2LX
    Register

    Planning networking breakfast with James Appleton 

    James Appleton will provide an update on the Adur and Worthing Local Plan and major regeneration sites across Adur and Worthing, such as:

    • Teville Gate
    • New Monks Farm
    • Ikea
    • Union Place
    • BoxPark 

    We really want to know if these will even happen in our life time!! 

    Date: Friday 22nd November
    Venue: The Windsor House Hotel, Worthing BN11 2LX
    Time: 7:30am-9:00am
    Cost: Members: £14 + VAT
       Non-members: £18 + VAT
    To include a
     full English breakfast, tea, coffee & juice


    Photography kindly provided by Seaside Creative 



    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event.

    Please note there will be photography at this event.


    • 26 November 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Health and safety made simple WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Director / owner or a senior manager responsible for health & safety. 

    Who is it by? Jon Gorf, Health & Safety Help

    Course details: This course will raise your awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities for the management of health and safety of the people employed within your organisation and anyone who may be affected by their work activities. The course will cover:

    • Understanding Health & Safety Law 
    • Planning Health & Safety - policy and arrangements
    • Identifying your risk profile - organisation for health & safety 
    • How to identify key ricks and hazards within the business
    • Managing risks and understand risk assessments
    • What happens when it goes wrong?
    • Measuring and reviewing performance

    What will I get out of it? This course will enable you to identify the strategic importance of improving and promoting health and safety within the business management system and to meet their legal responsibilities. 

    • Understand roles and responsibilities for Health & Safety
    • Describe and understand the consequences of failing to manage Health & Safety 
    • Recognise the benefits of good health and safety leadership
    • Understand how to reduce risks to people and the business
    • Understand the importance of committing resources and visible leadership to the organisation's Health & Safety policy, it's development and implementation.
    Date: Tuesday 26th November
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 26 November 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Worthing Golf Club, Links Rd, Worthing BN14 9QZ
    Register

     ‘Call my bluff wine quiz’ an evening of truth, lies and laughter to launch the festive season 

    Kick off the festive season at this fun and informal wine tasting event!

    Join the Chamber and experts from Hennings Wine Merchants for a ‘Call my bluff wine quiz’. Three Experts from Hennings will compete against each other to convince guests about which wines you are tasting. Small groups will attempt to work out who’s telling the truth, will you all agree? There will be a prize for the winners. This is an informal and fun pre Christmas Social event. The wine tasting will be followed by a delicious buffet provided by Nineteenth Catering.

    Date: Tuesday 26thNovember 
    Time: 7:00pm

    Venue: Worthing Golf Club, Links Rd, Worthing BN14 9QZ
    Cost:
    Members and guests early bird price: £20 + VAT

    • 29 November 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    USP and finding new leads WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Small Business Owners or those in a sales, presentation or marketing role 

    Who is it by?  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing & PR

    Course details

    How to win new business!

    •    Are you struggling to define your USP’s?
    •    Have you pinpointed your target audience?
    •    Do you know how to generate new leads to drive your business forwards?

    This two hour session will put you on the right track to pro-actively find, generate and secure new business.

    During this session we will explore how to identify and reach your target audience, to ensure that your business maximises its potential sales opportunities.

    We will define your business’s Unique Selling Points, to ensure that you stand out from your competitors and gain the winning edge when it comes to securing and retaining existing business. 

    We will look at ways to pro-actively find new customers through lead generation and other successful business tools, and how, once found, you can secure new business and retain your loyal customers.

    What will I get out of it?  What makes your business special and how can you use that to your advantage? Come and join this workshop to learn how to define your Unique Selling Points to stand out from the crowd and win new business. Then perfect your elevator pitch to promote these USP’s and make sure you maximise every opportunity at networking events!

    Date: Friday 29th November 
    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 03 December 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) WiseUp2

    Who is it for? For anyone that manages a website and need to improve its visibility in search engines. 

    Who is it by? Rachael Dines and Meg Fenn, Shake It Up Creative Ltd

    Course details: 

    • Learn what search engine optimisation is
    • Get an overview of the different types of on-site and off-site SEO activities. 
    • Learn about keyword research and website implementation 
    • Learn how to embark on local SEO including Google My Business 
    • Hear to how to get started with Google Search Console and use it for improving online presence
    • Hear SEO myths and guidance tips

    What will I get out of it? You will leave this session knowing how you can do the basics of SEO yourself to improve your website's search ranking positions. Suitable whether your website is live now or you are about to launch a new site.

    Date: Tuesday 3rd December
    Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 06 December 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Mental health in the workplace WiseUp2

    Who is it for? Mainly for anyone in a management role / HR professionals / Safeguarding leads

    Who is it by? Kayla Shepherd, Safety Mode Ltd

    Course details: This workshop is will begin to build an awareness of mental health in the workplace, allowing designated people to start to build or enhance current procedures / processes. 

    What will I get out of it?  You will gain an understanding of:

    • What mental health is
    • Impacts of mental health (personal and professional)
    • Brief overview of some mental health conditions
    • How to identify signs of mental health 
    • How to approach difficult conversations 
    • Sign posting 
    • Policies and procedures
    • Positive mental health in the work place strategies
    Date: Friday 6th December
    Time: 9:30 - 12:00pm 
    Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £75.00 + VAT

    Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

    • 13 December 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
    Register

    It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

    Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

    Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

    Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

    Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
    This event is free

    This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

    Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.



    • 13 February 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
    Register


    Better Business Show 2020
    **PLEASE NOTE**
    The main hall and entrance area are now FULLY BOOKED.
    Stands available in Richmond Room

    Stand bookings are now open. See below for the full list of packages. Once you have chosen your package please click the Register button to the left to book.

     Stand Packages:

    All Stand packages include:

    • Table - please request on booking form
    • Electric supply - please request on booking form
    • 2 Lunch box vouchers per stand
    • Bottled water
    • Exhibitor name badges
    • Support and pre event updates
    • Pre event exhibitor workshop
    • Pre and post show social media promotion
    • Listing in printed show guide
    • Listing on the online exhibitor list
    • Links to your website and social media
    • Media pack to assist you with show promotion

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities for this exciting exhibition. Get involved and get extra exposure for your business.

    • Headline Sponsor SOLD
    • Print Partners
    • Media Partners
    • Show Guide Sponsors
    • Goodie Bag Sponsors
    • Food Court Sponsor
    • Name badge sponsor
    For more information please contact Tracie by calling 01903 203484 or email tracie@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

    **FULLY BOOKED**
    Package A

    2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
    £195 + VAT

    Early Bird Booking  
    £215 + VAT


    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £239 + VAT

    **FULLY BOOKED**
    Package B

    3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
     
    £245 + VAT


    Early Bird Booking
    £265 + VAT


    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
    £299 + VAT

    **FULLY BOOKED**
    Package C


    4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

    Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
    £325 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October
    £379 + VAT

    Package D

    2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

    Early Bird Booking 
    £149 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £165 + VAT

    Package E 

    3 Metre Stand in Richmond Room 

    Early Bird Booking
    £205 + VAT

    Stand Bookings placed after 31st October 
    £225 + VAT

    Pop Up banner

    £35 + VAT

    * Please note this package is for a banner ONLY at the event and doesn't include the rest of the package options listed above


    Cancellation Policy: 
    Cancellations must be made by Monday 6th January 2020. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

    • 13 February 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
    Register

    Better Business Show 2020

    This event is a must in the 2020 business calendar for all businesses in Worthing & Adur, both large and small.

    Register today for this packed day!

    What can you look forward to on the day?

    • B2B Exhibition – with over 90 stands, meet, network and introduce your business
    • Info zone -  A hive of info for start-ups to established businesses
    • Growth – Opportunities to meet buying teams from Adur & Worthing Council and some of our areas larger companies 
    • Connect – Network over a light lunch, a place to meet and mingle at the Lunch Box
    • Promote – Meet, network and share experiences at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses

    • Digital masterclasses - top tips on social media strategy and digital marketing - trust us, you don't want to miss these! 

    • Inspire -Be inspired by this year's lineup of speakers

    • Breakfast Networking - Enjoy some networking over a hearty breakfast

    First keynote speaker announced! 

    We are excited to announce that Kenny Tutt, MasterChef Champion 2018 and owner of PITCH restaurant in Worthing will be joining us as a keynote Speaker. Millions watched Kenny crowned as the MasterChef Champion in 2018, becoming the 14th amateur cook to claim the title. Cooking runs in the family, his mum is a fantastic cook and he has been cooking alongside her since he was a child. Prior to winning MasterChef, he was concentrating on his career as a Bank Manager, but his champion title has opened many new doors and PITCH was always the ultimate dream.  Kenny and his wife Lucy opened PITCH at the end of May, and have been receiving rave reviews. PITCH have also opened a cookery school on the same site as the restaurant where Kenny will be hosting various classes, as well as inviting his chef friends in for some fantastic collaborations.

    Kenny will be sharing his journey from Bank Manager to MasterChef to restaurant owner and lessons learnt along the way.

    Headline sponsor - Worthing 
    We are delighted to announce that Worthing Gin will be headline sponsors for the 2020 Better Business Show. What more of a local success could you ask for!

    Date: Thursday 13th February 
    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
    Venue: Worthing Town Hall & Assembly Rooms
    This event is free to attend


     * Please Note - Due to the nature of the building the keynote speaker area is not wheelchair accessible. This area on the stage is only accessible via steps.


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Registered Office: Sphere Business Centre, Broadwater Road, Worthing,
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