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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.

Coronavirus update: Following concerns about the Coronavirus, Worthing and Adur Chamber have had to take the decision to postpone all networking events throughout March and April. 

Upcoming events

    • 02 June 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
    Register

    How to use Zoom to deliver training like a pro WiseUp2

    Who is it by? Holly Billinghurst, TeachAllAboutIt Ltd

    What will I get out of it?  With training and meetings now switched over to zoom, we are all trying to make the most of this platform. This workshop will guide you through making the most of zoom and learn techniques on how to deliver training effectively. This WiseUp2 will cover: 

    • Managing safety aspects of zoom meetings
    • Connecting Zoom to your calendar
    • Recent updates (why passwords are here to stay)
    • What does meeting encryption really mean?
    • Presenting meeting ideas with whiteboards

    Date: Tuesday 2nd June 
    Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
    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.

    • 03 June 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • The Guildcare Centre at Methold House, North Street, Worthing, BN11 1DU
    • 80

    **PLEASE NOTE- This event has been postponed**
    Further news on this event will follow at the end of May


    The Official Adur & Worthing Business Awards Launch event 

    The evening will give attendees the chance to not only meet some of the judges but also hear from some of last year’s winners and sponsors talking about their experience and the benefits it has brought to their businesses.  

    The official 2020 launch will be hosted by our Charity Partner, Guildcare. 

    There will of course be plenty of time for Networking so bring lots of business cards!

    Thinking of entering the Adur & Worthing Business Awards?

    Come along and hear top tips for entering the business awards from a panel of previous winners judges and sponsors. This will be followed by questions and answers. 

    Date: Wednesday 3rd June 
    Time:
    5:30pm - 7:30pm 
    Venue: The Guildcare Centre at Methold House, North Street, Worthing, BN11 1DU
    This event is free to attend

    This event is kindly sponsored by SJM Electrical Services

    Photography by Seaside Creative

    This year's awards be held at the Worthing Pavilion Theatre on Friday 13th November  this year’s awards ceremony promises to be one of celebration for all involved.

    Coronavirus update: We ask that all members and visitors to follow these guidelines and reiterate:

    1. That anyone who has been to or been in contact with someone in Category 1 (with or without symptoms) should stay away from Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and their associated events for at least 14 days.

    2. That anyone who has been to or been in contact with someone in Category 2 (with symptoms) should stay away from Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and their associated events for at least 14 days.

    A list of the specified countries and regions in each Category can be found here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk


    • 05 June 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Virtual training via Zoom
    Register

    Effective networking & following up leads Virtual Wiseup2 

    Course details:  

    Good networking is a skill and can be a very effective way to meet new contacts and develop new business. The course focuses on developing your Unique Selling Points and how to make you and your business stand out from the crowd.

    • The do's and dont's of networking
    • Do i really have time to network?
    • Do i really need a USP?
    • How do i stand out from my competitors 
    • How can i make this work for my business?
    • What do you do with all your new leads? 

    Who is it for:  Business people who would like to be more confident and effective when networking 

    Who is it by:  Sheryl Tipton, FCIM, Tipton Marketing

    What will I get out of it?  You will learn effective networking techniques to help you gain more business; write your USP's and practice using them to outshine your competitors. After this, you will then learn what to do with the leads you have gained and how best to follow them up. 

    Date: Friday 5th June 
    Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

    Venue:  Centre for Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    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.

    • 09 June 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
    Register

    Standing out from the crowd with customer service WiseUp2 

    Course details:  In this short workshop we’ll explore what good customer service is and how you can take an ordinary experience and make it extraordinary with a few simple tweaks and changes. This workshop will enable you to start to build a customer centric strategy to your business, ensuring that the customer is at the heart of everything you do;

    ·        Define the term “customer service”

    ·        Define what ordinary is and the role that it has to play in your business

    ·        Agree what Extraordinary means, perhaps being brave, thoughtful and imaginative, delivering the unexpected, delivering something unique for the customer

    ·        Understand that we need to continually challenge what we do for our customers.

    ·        We can’t afford to sit back! Our competitors are coming!

    ·        The final element of this workshop provides an opportunity for each delegate to focus on their business and develop ideas to take their own customer experience from ordinary to extraordinary.

        What will I get out of it?

        This workshop provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the customer experience that your business currently offers and explores the concept of creating Extraordinary customer experiences. Experiences that will get your customers coming back for more.

          Who is it for:  Any business that has customers and wants to put them at the heart of what they do

          Who is it by: Martin Smith, Martin Smith Learning and Development Ltd 

          Date: Tuesday 9th June
          Time:  1:30pm - 3:30pm
          Venue:  GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ

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

          • 10 June 2020
          • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
          • Online via Zoom
          Register
          Crisis Planning Workshop for Businesses

          Well your business has survived the first weeks of the crisis, so it’s now the time to start planning for the next phase as we start to see lockdown restrictions gradually lifted.

          Join Paul McCarthy from Action Coach on this business planning workshop, get ready to re-open, maximise your current business opportunities and be best positioned to thrive when we bounce back.”

          You’ll have time to reflect, reconsider, plan & even replan, so you have direction and focus, and importantly a set of actions for you to follow over the next 30 days.

          In reality, failure to plan is a plan to fail. For many business owners, finding time to plan for your business can seem a big ask, but making the time to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t can be the difference between survival and closure.

          Date: Wednesday 10th June
          Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
          Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members: £7.50 + VAT

          This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

          This workshop is run by Paul McCarthy from ActionCoach 

          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. 

          • 12 June 2020
          • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
          • Online via Zoom
          Register

          Virtual Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event

          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.

          Date: Friday 12th June
          Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
          This event will be held online via Zoom and is free to attend

          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.


          • 26 June 2020
          • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
          • GB MET, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Register

          Shoot, edit and upload to YouTube and Instagram WiseUp2

          Who is it for?  Anyone who wants to learn more about social media video and how to create it themselves using their smartphone. 

          Who is it by? Alison Thomas and Martin Bloomfield from Seaside Creative

          What will I get out of it?  Videos make information more digestible and easier to understand. Your brain can process these visuals 60,000 times faster than text.  So that’s why you need to do this session on video from your mobile phone, edit and upload.  Bring your phone and we’ll give you time to practise and learn some ‘top tips’ to ‘shoot, edit and upload’!

          Course details: A practical hands-on course designed for people to gain an understanding of social media video and how it works. You'll be guided by social media expert Alison Thomas and video expert Martin Bloomfield who will help you shoot a video and edit it on your smartphone and upload to your chosen social media platform.   

          Date: Friday 26th June
          Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
          Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, BN14 8HJ
          Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + 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.

          • 30 June 2020
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
          • Virtual training via Zoom
          Register

          Google Analytics WiseUp2

          Who is it by? Holly Billinghurst, TeachAllAboutIt Ltd

          What will I get out of it?  This WiseUp2 will cover:

          • The purpose of analytics
          • Hits vs Visitors – what data is important?
          • Creating a GA report
          • Using GA to improve SEO
          • Setting conversion targets

            Date: Tuesday 30th June 
            Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
            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.

            • 02 July 2020
            • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
            • Online via Zoom
            • 17
            Register

            Live hour with the Chamber 

            Join your local business community and the Chamber Team for a chat and a chance to discuss any of your concerns or questions. We may not be able to answer every question but we will be able to put you in touch with the right people who can help you. We are excited to be introducing virtual events and workshops,  we feel that is is really important to stay connected with the local business community.

            Remember, the Chamber are here to support you!  

            Date: Thursday 2nd July
            Time: 10:00am - 11:00am 
            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 training workshop. We will send you a link and it will take your straight to the event.

            • 03 July 2020
            • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
            • Online via Zoom
            • 5
            Register

            Gear Up For Success - FREE business MOT workshop (members only)

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

            Make sure you are in the right gear with this  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: Friday 3rd July 
            Time: 9:30am - 11:30am 
            This event is members only and will be held online via Zoom



            • 17 July 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • Online via Zoom
            Register

            Virtual Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event

            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.

            Date: Friday 17th July
            Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
            This meeting will be held online via Zoom and will be free to attend 

            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.


            • 05 August 2020
            • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Walberton, Arundel BN18 0LS
            • 21
            Register

            Speed Networking with our Neighbours

            Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun!

            Please note:  Due to the current situation we are regularly reviewing this event.

            Every year Worthing and Adur Chamber co-host a Speed Networking event with neighbour Chambers; Brighton Chamber, Chichester Chamber and Sussex Chamber.

            This seated 3 way innovative format is fast and furious, but can be hugely effective.  It’s very different to a relaxed, informal networking event but definitely worth a try. Groups of 3 people will sit together, each having 1 minute to ‘pitch’. After each minute you switch to the next person. After 3 minutes, two of the group will move in different directions to the next groups. (Those seasoned speed networkers will know which is the best chair to sit in. One person doesn’t move but we won’t share the secret of which one!!)

            Date: Wednesday 5th August
            Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm 
            Venue: The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Arundel BN18 0LS
            Cost : Members: £24 + VAT | Non-members: £30 + VAT includes a buffet lunch 

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


                 

            Cancellation Policy: Due to the current situation the cancellation policy will be reviewed nearer the time

            Please note there will be photography at this event

            • 14 August 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • Online via Zoom
            Register

            Virtual Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

            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.

            Date: Friday 14th August 
            Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
            This meeting will be held online via Zoom and will be free to attend 



            • 18 September 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • 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



            • 02 October 2020
            • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • GB MET, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ
            Register

            Gear Up For Success - FREE business MOT workshop (members only)

            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: Friday 2nd October 
            Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm 
            Venue: GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ

            • 16 October 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
            • 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



            • 20 November 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
            • 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



            • 18 December 2020
            • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
            • 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




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