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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.

Coronavirus update: Following concerns about the Coronavirus, Worthing and Adur Chamber have had to take the decision to move all face to face events online. We are constantly reviewing the situation and will only return to face to face events and training when we feel that it is safe to do so and will comply with government guidelines.

Upcoming events

    • 21 October 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 31
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    Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    It's that time of year again! We would like to invite you to join us for our 2020 Annual General Meeting

    Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020 
    Time: 5:00pm
    This event will be held online via Zoom
    Members and guests free.

    Given the ‘new normal’ this year’s AGM will be slightly different, you will still be introduced to the Executive Committee, Ambassadors and of course the team! The only thing missing will be the refreshments!

    AGM documents:

    Keep supporting us so we can support you and we look forward to seeing you online at the AGM!


    • 04 November 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Networking Hour - Free online networking 

    Join your local business community for a morning of networking and meeting like-minded business people.

    With the current climate, its hard to get your business name out there and meet new business connections. Come along to the Networking Hour event where you will be joined by lots of local business people. We will be making use of the breakout rooms on Zoom so you can meet business people in smaller groups. 

    Date: Wednesday 4th November
    Time:
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Cost:
    Members: free | Non-members: £5 + VAT

    This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

    • 06 November 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
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    Advanced Microsoft Excel Wiseup2

    Course details:  
    By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

    • Use the IF function to get results based on the content of cells
    • Build a Vlookup to lookup corresponding data from another sheet
    • Perform data analysis using PivotTables and PivotCharts

    Who is it for:  Regular Excel users who are ready to learn some advanced functions and analyse data with a PivotTable

    What will I get out of it? This course will give you the techniques to use more advanced formulas in order to work more efficiently and accurately. Through data analysis tools you will be able to gain in-depth understanding of your data to help inform business decisions. 

    Who is it by:  Jane Hames, Glide Training

    Date:
     Friday 6th November 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

    This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

    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.

    • 10 November 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
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    Planning your Marketing Wiseup2

    Course details:  

    Planning is the key to success, especially in today’s volatile marketplace.  This wise-up session will cover how you can write a short, time critical Marketing Plan to ensure that you have an effective structured approach to raising your profile in a crowded marketplace, pinpointing new customers and ultimately winning new business to stay on top.  This short course will cover a variety of ways to do just that!

    We’ll discuss how you can plan your marketing so that you don’t waste time, how to set achievable marketing objectives and how to ensure that you use the right marketing methods, either online or offline, to achieve the results that you need.

    Who is it for:  Business Owners and employees with responsibility for Marketing

    What will I get out of it? 

    • Learn how to write a marketing plan that works
    • Identify key sales benefits and how to use them
    • How to pinpoint and connect with your target audience
    • Set goals to ensure success
    • Choose the right channels without wasting time and money
    • Evaluating your results.
    Who is it by:  Sheryl Tipton FCIM – Chartered Marketer, Tipton Marketing.

    Date:
     Tuesday 10th November 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

    This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

    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.

    • 11 November 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
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    Managing Teams Effectively WiseUp2

    Course details: Understanding team dynamics, conflict management, effective delegation, motivating others, feedback and development including tackling difficult conversations 

    Who is it for:  New and Experienced Managers 

    What will I get out of it? A toolkit of approaches and a deeper knowledge and understanding of how to create positive outcomes and increased confidence to deliver. 

    Who is it by:  Lou McArragher is an experienced Personal and Business Transformation Coach, Trainer and Facilitator with a background in Organisation Development. Her passion is to change the world of work one organisation at a time by creating environments that are ‘full-filling’, enriching and exciting places to develop careers and meet personal and business goals. 

    Date: Wednesday 11th November 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

    This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

    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.

    • 17 November 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Making the most of your membership - Members Event

    Join fellow members of the Chamber and the Chamber Team for an informal event where we can all get to know each other.

    At this event we will also be sharing with you the best ways to make the most out of your Chamber Membership. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Date: Tuesday 17th November
    Time:
    10:00am - 11:00am
    This event is free to attend for members only and will be held online via Zoom. 

    • 18 November 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Inspiration Hour: Worthing Gin

    We are launching a new event! This event gives you the opportunity to hear from local success stories who are thriving in their field.

    In this Inspiration Hour we will be talking to Phil Duckett who will be talking about his business, Worthing Gin. Worthing Gin began only two years ago with just one flavour and now has three different flavours to choose from. This business has grown with great force in the past two years, with many innovative ideas. Come along to this event to find out more about the success that is Worthing Gin.

    Date: Wednesday 18th November
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members: £5 + VAT

    This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

    This event is virtual and will be delivered via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this event. We will send you a link and it will take your straight to the event. Please ensure that you arrive 5/10 minutes early to allow time for dealing with any issues and making sure you are set up and ready. 

    • 20 November 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Virtual Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

    Join fellow members for our popular Chamber Hub virtual networking session. You bring the refreshments we provide the contacts!

    This is a relaxed and informal networking session where you can meet like-minded businesses and build on your connections.

    Introduce yourself with a short pitch and then you will be divided into smaller groups for some more in depth conversations. Share your details using the chat function and these will be shared with attendees after the event.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Date: Friday 20th November
    Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
    This meeting will be held online via Zoom and will be free to attend


    • 24 November 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
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    Unique workshop for unique times 

    The impact of Covid 19 and the accompanying isolation for many, and loss of income for others, cannot be underestimated, and it will take an innovative approach to address these real challenges and issues.

    This is your chance for a fresh start with Gear Up For Success and Innavision, who jointly will be offering a unique programme addressing the challenges faced by businesses and individuals post Covid19.

    The tried and tested recipe for success from Gear Up For Success in partnership with Innavision’s unique approach to health and wellbeing will give you the chance to review your business strategy and goals as well as ensuring that you are in the best of health, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

    Date: Tuesday 24th November 
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
    Price: Members: £99 + VAT | Non-members: £199 + VAT
    Venue: This event will be held online via Zoom
    Follow up event on Tuesday 9th of January 9:30am - 10:30am included in price

    This course will be delivered by Paul Trew from Gear Up For Success and Sandra Crathern from Innavision 

    • 25 November 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
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    Building Customer Relationships in a COVID-19 world Wiseup2 

    Course details: Building and maintaining relationships with our customers is vital at any time, but particularly during the current situation. 2020 has been a challenge for most businesses, but it has also been a challenge for our customers. Our brains have been affected in ways that we may not even realise. The frustration of lockdown, concerns about health, insecurity and uncertainty about the future - these have all had an impact on the way we think and feel. This in turn has a bearing on how we communicate and interact with each other. This brief course will help you understand the psychology at play during these exceptional times and what you can do to overcome the more negative impacts. 

    Who is it for:  This course is for anyone who wants to build relationships with their customers and clients. It will also give you some tools for communicating effectively - even during a pandemic! 

    What will I get out of it?  By the end of the two hours, attendees will have a better understanding of the psychology at play during these difficult times. They will also have some practical steps that they can take to help build and enhance relationships. 

    Who is it by:  Janet Webb of Janet Webb Consulting, a freelance Learning and Organisational Development consultant. 

    Date: Wednesday 25th November 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

    Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

    This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

    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.

    • 27 November 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Planning Update with James Appleton

    James Appleton will provide an update on the major regeneration sites across Adur and Worthing and talk about the current changes in the planning permission regulations, which do have an impact on commercial space. 

      Date: Friday 27th November
      Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
      Cost: Members: FREE
         Non-members: £7.50 + VAT

      This event is kindly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box 

      MHA Carpenter Box are award winning Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Business Consultants and Independent Financial Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

      We build strong relationships with our clients looking to give advice to grow their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. We want to understand what you want to achieve and work closely with you to help you get there. We offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family.

      Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event. 
      Please note, there will be photography at this event


      • 02 December 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      • 21
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      Christmas networking with the Chambers

      Join us for a networking event that will give you the chance to meet and create business connections with members from Worthing & Adur, Sussex and Chichester Chambers.

      This virtual event will be packed full of business-people, many of whom  you will have never met before. You will have the opportunity to grow your network and introduce your business to the wider business community. 

      We encourage you to join the festive spirit and come along dressed in a Christmas jumper!

      Please note, places are limited, so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

      Date: Wednesday 2nd December
      Time: 12:00pm 
      Cost : £5 + VAT (members only)
      This event will be held online via Zoom.

      This event is held in partnership with Chichester Chamber, Sussex Chamber and Worthing & Adur Chamber. 

           


      Please note
      there will be photography at this event

      • 18 December 2020
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
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      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



      • 29 April 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET
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      Better Business Show 2021

      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.

      We are excited to announce that the 2021 Better Business Show is growing and moving to a new venue!  The Show will be held in the Main Hall at Worthing Leisure Centre. This will give more space for stands with a few extra surprises planned along the way!   

       Stand Packages:

      All Stand packages include:

      • Pre-ordered lunch boxes delivered to the stand
      • Tea, filter coffee and water voucher
      • 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
      • Electric supply - please request on booking form
      • Media pack to assist you with show promotion
      Table and chairs are not provided this year. However, you can hire them from us, please see booking form. 

        Sponsorship Opportunities

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

        • Headline Sponsor
        • Show Partner
        • Zone Sponsors
        • Show Sponsors
        • Print Partners
        • Media Partners
        For more information please contact Tracie by calling 01903 203484 or email tracie@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

        Package A

        2m x 2m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
        £199 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking  
        £219 + VAT


        Stand Bookings placed after 29th January
        £239 + VAT

        Package B

        3m x 3m stand
        in Main Hall


        Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
         
        £249 + VAT


        Early Bird Booking
        £269 + VAT


        Stand Bookings placed after
        £299 + VAT

        Package C

        4m x 2m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
        £329 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking
        £349 + VAT

        Stand Bookings placed after 29th January
        £379 + VAT

        Package D

        4m x 3m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only
        £349 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking 
        £369 + VAT

        Stand Bookings placed after
        £399 + VAT

        Pop Up banner

        £39 + 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


        Table & Chair Hire

        Please note: Table and chairs will need to be hired from us in advance of the Show. Please ensure you book your table and chairs when booking your stand package. 



        Cancellation Policy: 
        Cancellations must be made by Thursday 18th March After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

        COVID-19 policy: *We are planning for the 2021 Better Business Show to take place on Thursday 29th April 2021. However, The Chamber Team are constantly reviewing the ever changing situation. Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 a full refund will be issued.* 


      Don't miss out on our upcoming events! Click here to book your next event now


      Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce is the trading name of Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd.
      Company registered in England & Wales. Company number: 00345261.  
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      Registered Office: Sphere Business Centre, Broadwater Road, Worthing,
      West Sussex BN14 8HJ
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