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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

    • 28 September 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Queen Elizabeth II Room, The Shoreham Centre, BN43 5WU
    Register

    Don't miss out on a Networking Breakfast with Tim Hague, Director of property and development of Shoreham Port

    Join us for a networking breakfast with Tim Hague, Director of property and development of Shoreham Port.

    Tim will be telling us about the Port’s rich history as well as how it operates today as a commercial Port handling a diverse range of cargoes. He will also explain the current and planned development projects and how the extensive property estate will continue to evolve.

    Tim has been responsible for the Port’s commercial property since joining Shoreham Port in 2010. From 2017 he has been leading major development schemes and directing the future of the Port’s estate in the role of Director of Property and Development. 

    Date: Friday 28th September 2018
    Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
    Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Room, The Shoreham Centre, BN43 5WU
    Cost:
    Members: £14 +VAT
              Non-members: £19 + VAT
    Includes a full English breakfast, tea, coffee and juice



    Event Kindly Sponsored by 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.
    www.bennettgriffin.co.uk



    • 04 October 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Care For Veterans, Gifford House, Boundary Road, Worthing, BN11 4LG
    Register

    Its time for another Chamber Quiz Night

    We will be raising funds for Care for Veterans who provide residential nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to physically disabled ex-service personnel and their families. 

    Teams can be of up to 6 people and this can be work groups friends or any mix. We will also be making up a couple of Chamber teams if you are coming on your own and Mensa members will be very welcome to join these!! There will be a maximum of 14 teams.

    Costs will be £10 per person to include a supper of Jacket Potatoes with either Chilli or Cheese & Beans.The bar will be open all evening for drinks.

    There will of course be a cup for the winning team!!

    Please register your team or let us know if you want to join one of ours. Registration is free on the website - in order to minimise Chamber overheads, we will be collecting all entrance fees on the night

    Date: Thursday 4th October 2018
    Time: 7.00pm - 10:30pm
    Venue:
    Care For Veterans, Gifford House, Boundary Road, Worthing, BN11 4LG
    Cost: £10 per person to include supper

    • 12 October 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)


    • 17 October 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Centre for Leadership, GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Cyber Security Wiseup2
    Join us for a hands on cyber security workshop  including a unique table top exercise which is designed to explore the decisions that people make, in order to protect their businesses from modern day threats.

    What you will do:

    The Cyber Security workshop covers:

    • CEO fraud
    • Personal and corporate security
    • Identity theft with regards to your online footprint and digital dirt
    • Latest trends, threats and vulnerabilities
    • Cyber frauds and scams
    • Phishing, smishing and Vishing
    • Advice on cyber security issues and raising awareness with staff
    • latest password management
    • social engineering tactics
    • reducing the insider threat
    • public wifi demo

    Followed by a unique table top exercise:

    This exercise is designed to explore the decisions that people make, in order to protect their businesses from modern day threats, such as hacking and malware attacks, in addition to physical security and crime prevention. 

    You will  be informed that a a business has been added to your company's portfolio and that there is no current physical or cyber security. You will be given a yearly budget and multiple purchase options in order to make the company more secure. During the exercise you will be faced with different scenarios and outcomes based on your decisions, which will have a direct impact on their turnover. These scenarios are based upon real life situations and current threats. At the conclusion of the game, participants are debriefed and taken through 'the perfect game'. 

    Who will be your trainer: Chris White, Police Cyber Security Advisor from the South East Organised Crime unit. Chris will promote cyber awareness in line with the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021. 

    Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018
    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
    Venue: The Centre for Leadership, GB Met, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Cost: £30 + VAT

    • 19 October 2018
    • TBC

    This is our most formal event with a keynote speaker such as local MP’s, Council leaders and officers, County Councillors, local Business Leaders.


    Cost: Members: £14 + VAT = £16.80
       Non-members: £19 + VAT = 22.80





    Event Kindly Sponsored by 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.
    www.bennettgriffin.co.uk



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


    Please note there will be photography at this event.



    • 31 October 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Forest Row, RH18 5JR

    Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - If you stand for something, you can make anyone fall for you: why your social media needs to have a purpose in order to succeed 


    Click here to book now

    Presenter: James Dempster, Managing Director of Cobb Digital

    cobb_outdoor_laurenpsyk100411_2000Brand purpose has become one of the most important elements of any marketing strategy, with 88% of consumers looking for brands that have a positive impact on the world. Responsible brands are able to charge an average of 58% more for their products and are experiencing a higher rate of growth than their conventional competitors. So what does your brand stand for? In this talk, you will learn how to develop a meaningful brand purpose in line with your company values and the needs of your audience, and how to effectively activate this across your social media channels. 

    31 Oct 2018

    Venue: Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Forest Row, RH18 5JR

    Date: 31st October 2018

    Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm




    • 07 November 2018
    • Aqua Restaurant. Chapel Road, Worthing

    Held on the first Wednesday of the month and is in the evening. Includes inspirational visits,  a free mini workshop  on a variety of topics such as social media, PR, Sales and Marketing, followed by Networking.

    This event is free

    Venue: Aqua Restaurant. Chapel Road, Worthing




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

    Please note there will be photography at this event.


    • 07 November 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Aqua Italia, Worthing, BN11 1EG
    Register

    A chance to ignite your business with informal networking 
    Join us for a complimentary buffet and informal networking to ignite your business! We will share top tips that have helped others businesses shine above the rest.

    Date: Wednesday 7th November
    Time:
    5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:
    Aqua Italia, Worthing, BN11 1EG
    This event is free. There will be a cash bar available

    This event is kindly hosted by Aqua Italia 

    • 09 November 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Amex Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

    Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers Developing your presentaion and public speaking confidence and skills

     To book your place Click here

    This will be a highly interactive and practical learning session. As well as preparing the delegates for their imminent Meet the Buyer experience, both presenters will lead learning that can be applied in the wider context of interaction with potential customers, such as addressing an audience, speaking up in a meeting, networking, and pitching in other settings.   

    Presenter: Gerry Thompson, Positive Comedy Training  

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    Gerry Thompson is an Irish comedian and public speaking trainer/ coach. He founded and runs Positive Comedy Training, teaching professionals skills for life and work that can be learned from comedians.

    Gerry is also a best-selling author and HuffPost blogger. His latest book is Inspirational Gamechangers comprising interviews with leading entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and Jamie Oliver, offering lessons for others in business, co-authored with David Mellor. He is also author of humorous books including Astral Sex to Zen Teabags and Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars.

    Gerry will be focusing on personal aspects of presentation, including such topics as:

    - speaking confidently and overcoming nerves

    - the crucial importance of preparing your pitch or presentation

    - structuring your presentation for maximum impact

    - how to engage with your  audience

    - body language and eye contact

    - thinking on your feet and dealing with unexpected developments

    See www.positivecomedy.com for further info on Gerry's work.


    Presenter: David Mellor, David Mellor Mentoring

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    Since 2001 David has developed a portfolio of activities derived from 25 years’ experience in banking with HSBC and Deutsche Bank. His principal activity is mentoring existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. He is a recognised expert in his field, regularly speaking at conferences and running seminars and workshops.

    He published “From Crew to Captain” in 2010, written for people making the transition from working for big institutions to working for themselves. He has followed that up by launching “From Crew to Captain: A Privateer’s Tale” in 2014, which is written for people establishing consultancy practices. The third book in the trilogy – “From Crew to Captain: Commander of the Fleet” was released in November 2015 and addresses the “growing pains” issues faced by successful startups. He is also co-author of FT Publishing’s “Inspirational Gamechangers” which launched in 2015.

    He is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School. He is also a Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Certified PRISM Brain Mapping Practitioner.

    David will be focusing on aspects of how you present your business offering, including topics such as:

    - how to put your business offering across in the best light

    - preparing for difficult questions about your offering

    - adaptive selling techniques, and how you can apply them at different stages of the sales process

    - negotiation

    - weeding out timewasters, tyre kickers and potential bad debts

    - converting more prospects

    - selling more to existing clients

    See www.mellormentoring.com for further info on David's work.

     

    Venue: Amex Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

    Date: 9th November 2018

    Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

    TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE BOOK THROUGH EVENTBRITE 
    Click here
    OR CALL 01293 813889


    • 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)


    • 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) 
    • 23 November 2018
    • TBC

    This is our most formal event with a keynote speaker such as local MP’s, Council leaders and officers, County Councillors, local Business Leaders.


    Cost: Members: £14 + VAT = £16.80
       Non-members: £19 + VAT = 22.80




    Event Kindly Sponsored by 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.
    www.bennettgriffin.co.uk



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


    Please note there will be photography at this 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 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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



    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.




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