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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.
Thank you to our 2018 Networking Breakfast sponsor Bennett Griffin 
Bennett Griffin are one of the largest law firms in Worthing and Adur and pride themselves on offering first class client care and attention coupled with the best legal advice provided by specialist legal advisers. Click here to visit their website
 

Upcoming events

    • 16 November 2018
    • 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



    Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

    Includes:   

    ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

    · Company literature and Banner on display

    · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

    £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


    • 20 November 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ

    Microsoft Outlook Secrets to Success Wiseup2  

    *Postponed* 

    Course details:  

    Mail:

    • Options for sending and receiving mail
    • Using team mail
    • The mail folder view options and conversations
    • Organising mail in folders
    • Automatic signatures 
    Calendar:
    • Appointments and meetings
    • Private appointments and recurring appointments
    • Setting free / Busy options and viewings others availability 
    • Given permission to others to view your calendar and opening another person's calendar
    Contacts:
    • Creating contacts
    • Creating a distribution list / contact group
    • Setting favourites
    Tasks:
    • Using tasks
    • Setting reminders on tasks
    • Assigning tasks to others
    Please bring a laptop to this session

      Who is it for: This session is for you if you need to become more organised when working with email messages and use Outlook to arrange meetings and keep track of contacts and task information.

      Who is it by: Jane Hames, Glide Training 

      What will I get out of it?  By the end of this session you will be able to make full use of outlook to help you become more efficient.

      Date: Tuesday 20th November 
      Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
      Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

      • 21 November 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • The Arora Hotel, Southgate Ave, Crawley RH10 6LW

      Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018

      Date: 21st November 2018
      Venue: The Arora Hotel, Crawley RH10 6LW

      To book please click here

      We are delighted to announce the launch of the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 Booking Platform.  As a Supplier, you will have the opportunity to meet with Buyers who have money to spend on products and services.
      If you would like to attend as a supplier, please complete your profile here.
      Once we have found sufficient matches with our Buyers, we will confirm your place and send you an online payment request.  For more details, please visit our website; www.gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com
      This is a unique event, sponsored by Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council, that connects Suppliers to Buyers across the Gatwick Diamond and wider area. Now in its 18th year, Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers has a proven track record of generating new business. 
       
      As before, we have a set of Buyer Zones to make sure that we get full interaction for both Suppliers and Buyers.  These are:
      • Construction & Infrastructure
      • Public Sector & Utilities
      • Business Services
      • Manufacturing & Innovation
      • International

      For more information please visit  www.gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com or If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers on info@gatwickdiamondmeetthebuyers.com 

      Worthing & Adur Chamber are a supporting partner for this event and as a member you will get the preferential discounted rate of £125 +Vat per delegate (saving of £100) 
      • 22 November 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater
      Register


      Date:Thursday 22nd November
      Time:
      9:30am - 12:30pm
      Venue:
      Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater 


      What is Peer Mentoring? The Peer Mentoring Groups consist of 8-12 business owners from different business areas who are willing to learn from and support each other by sharing their expertise and varied skill sets in a confidential environment. All the programmes have at their core the concept of Action Learning – this is ‘learning by doing’, focusing on group members’ real business challenges and identifying practical actions they can take to solve them. An experienced facilitator guides the group and holds members accountable.

      What are the benefits?
      •    Thinking time to work on (rather than in) the business
      •    The opportunity to explore challenges in a confidential environment
      •    A diverse pool of wisdom and expertise to draw on
      •    A unique blend of challenge and support from peers
      •    Ideas for new products and services
      •    Practical solutions to specific problems
      •    Potential cost savings
      •    Developing management skills
      •    Building relationships, trust and mutual understanding
      •    Creating an environment of continuous learning

      How will Peer Mentoring help me?
      This programme is for both start up and established businesses that are looking to grow and develop. The content of each meeting is determined exclusively by members themselves including the provision of 6 bespoke workshops as identified and requested by the group. Each member has two scheduled time-slots for introducing their business to the group and reviewing their progress as well as monthly opportunities to present a business challenge for Action Learning sessions. Groups meet for 3 hours once a month over the course of a year.

      Another Chamber initiative to support you and your business! Since 2012, Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has been offering highly successful peer-to-peer mentoring group programmes to over 60 members and is planning it’s next group.

      • 27 November 2018
      • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Making Tax Digital: Are you ready for April 2019? Wiseup2 

      Course details:  Making Tax Digital has taken a bit of a backseat to Brexit, but will have a massive impact on those businesses that are VAT registered with a turnover of over £85,000.

      Join Jake from Kreston Reeves who will be detailing the changes and impact to your business, and what you can do now to make the most of this opportunity to go digital. 

        Who is it for:  VAT registered businesses who are not currently maintaining digital financial records

        Who is it by: Jake Standing, Business Advisory Partner @ Kreston Reeves

        What will I get out of it?  You will leave the course being enlightened as to what MTD is, how it affects your business, and what tools are out there to comply with the new laws. Above all of this, Jake will introduce you to the latest automation techniques which will not only allow you to comply, but also streamline your financial processes and free up time for you to develop your business.

        Date: Tuesday 27th November 
        Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
        Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

        • 29 November 2018
        • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
        • Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
        Register

        Confident presentation and speaking - learning from standup comedy Wiseup2

        Course details:  

        Business presentation  can be a very challenging experience – over 60% of us suffer from Glossophobia or fear of public speaking.

        In this hands-on workshop we explore how strategies used by standup comedians can help with this challenge. After all, standups are extraordinary speaker/presenters, often in the most challenging of circumstances. 

          Who is it for:  For anyone who needs to be able to speak, present or pitch confidently and effectively 

          Who is it by: Gerry Thomson, Positive Comedy Training 

          What will I get out of it?  

          • How to engage with an audience
          • How to build confidence and overcome nerves or anxiety
          • How to structure a talk or presentation
          • How to begin well, and how to end well
          • How to generate and use appropriate humour to enhance your impact and memorability
          • How to think on your feet, respond to unexpected developments, and turn disaster into advantageThe importance of being yourself


          Date: Thursday 29th November
          Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
          Venue:  Centre for Leadership, 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.

          • 05 December 2018
          • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
          • The Dome Worthing, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PT
          • 48
          Register

          Kick off the festive season at our Christmas Celebration Night! 

          Its that time of year again!! Join us for our popular Christmas social. The Dome have put together a fantastic offer for members and guests to really kick start the festive season! 

          We've got lots of treats lined up for you, including:

          • Welcome Drink
          • 3 Course Meal (menu below)
          • Coffee & Mince Pies
          • Christmas Crackers

          Date: Wednesday 5th December, 7:00pm-11:00pm
          Venue:
           The Dome, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PT 
          Cost:
           £29.50 + VAT


          Christmas Menu:

          Starters

          Chicken Liver Parfait 
          with Fruit Chutney, Pomegranate and Leaf Salad, and toast

          Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella 
          with Pickled vegetables, Rocket and Herb Oil (v) 

          Gravadlax and Crayfish
          with Rocket, Dill Creme Fraiche and Lemon Oil

          Mains

          Seasonal Roast Turkey
          with Herb and Thyme Roast Potatoes, a Parsnip Crisp and Seasonal Trimmings

          Belly of Pork
          on Herb Mash with Star Anise and Calvados Sauce

          Spiced Root Vegetable Pie
          with a Herb Mash and Vegetarian Gravy (v)

          Seared Fillet of Salmon with a Prawn and Chevril Liquor, and Braised Fennel

          All served with Seasonal Vegetables: Sticky Red Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts and Glazed Carrots.

          Desserts

          Traditional Christmas Pudding with brandy Custard

          Triple Chocolate Mousse

          Lemon Meringue Pie


          Coffee and Mince Pies


          Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for, please contact us for details.




          Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made 14 days in advance of the event.
          • 14 December 2018
          • 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



          Sponsorship of the Monthly Chamber Hub

          Includes:   

          ·  3 minute presentation slot each month to all attendees

          · Company literature and Banner on display

          · Link to your company website wherever we advertise the event

          £ 50 per month (minimum  3 month period)


          • 13 February 2019
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
          • Worthing Town Hall and Assembly Rooms, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA
          Register


          Better Business Show 2019

          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:

          **Please note** the Main Hall is now fully booked. We do still have availability in the Richmond Room - Book now to secure your space!

          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

          Package D
          2 Metre Stand in Richmond Room

          Early Bird Booking £139 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November 

          £155 + VAT


          Pop Up banner

          £30 + 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



          Booking procedure

          Click the
          REGISTER button
          on the left
          and follow
          the booking process


          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package A

          2 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking £185 + VAT

          Early Bird Booking  £199 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November
          £219 + VAT


          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package B

          3 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking £225 + VAT

          Early Bird Booking
          £245 + VAT


          Stand Bookings placed after
          3rd November
          £275 + VAT

          *FULLY BOOKED*

          Package C
          4 Metre Stand in Main Hall / Entrance

          Priority Booking
          £300 + VAT

          Early Bird  
          £325 + VAT

          Stand Bookings placed after

          3rd November
          £359 + VAT



          Cancellation Policy: 
          Cancellations must be made by Monday 7th January 2019. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

          • 13 February 2019
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Worthing Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HQ. (Entrance via the Town Hall, Chapel Road)
          Register

          Better Business Show 2019

          This event is a must in the 2019 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
          • Inspire -Be inspired by this year's lineup of speakers

          • Google Digital Garage  Top tips on how to make your business more visible online with two exciting workshops from Google

          • Breakfast Networking - Enjoy some networking over a hearty breakfast

          2019 Better Business Show Keynote Speakers


          Chris White
          Cyber Crime Specialist
          South East Region Organised Crime Unit

          Andre
          w Ball

          Heritage and Philanthropy
          Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
            

          Kathy Caton

          Founder and MD
          Brighton Gin





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