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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 qualilty networking events each month with at least one FREE networking event a month.

Places can be limited for some events so scroll down and BOOK NOW to secure your place.

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.

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Sponsorship Opportunities 
Would you like to raise your profile at our events? We have limited new sponsorship opportunities, just ask for more details. Click here to have a look at the sponsorship opportunities.

Networking Breakfasts & Lunches
Held on the third Friday of every month either as a Breakfast or Lunch. This is our most formal event with a keynote speaker such as local MP’s, Council leaders and officers, County Councillors, local Business Leaders.

Chamber Chat
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.

Chamber Hub
A completely informal event totally dedicated to Networking.  Held in Shoreham this is an opportunity to meet  members and non members in a relaxed and welcoming environment. If you are new to Networking this is a great place to start!

Social Events
We also like to have fun!! During the year we host Charity Quiz nights always  competitive between members, Summer Social BBQ, never weather dependent!! And the Christmas Social, well attended with fabulous food, the perfect way to finish the year.

Meet the Chamber
Once a quarter we run a ‘Meet the Chamber’ event. Come along and find out how you can make the m
ost of  your membership and find out the work we do in the background to support local business and enterprise.

Non Members

If you have never been a member of the Chamber you are welcome to book and join us as a guest at three of our events. After this, you will need join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership. To join the Chamber please click here


Upcoming events

    • 30 September 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Expert Hour: Returning to work - HR Q&A

    Sue Beeby from HR Dept will be hosting a Q&A session answering all of your HR based questions This is event is free for members to attend and gives you the chance to get your questions answered. 

    On the return to work there is sure to be lots of HR related questions that arise. This Expert Hour will keep you up to date on the most recent information and employers requirements.

    Sue will also be providing an update on the new Job Support Scheme.

    If you have any specefic questions ahead of the event please email them to info@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk which will be sent to Sue. 

      Date: Wednesday 30th September
      Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
      Price: 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. 

      This session will be run by Sue Beeby, HR Dept
      www.hrdept.co.uk/chichester-bognor-regis-arundel/


      • 02 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
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      Gear Up For Success - FREE business  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 
      This event will be held online via Zoom

      • 07 October 2020
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      • 19
      Register

      Virtual Drinks Networking Hour

      Join the Chamber Team for a virtual drink of your choice at this informal event where you can network with fellow Chamber Members and local business people, have a chat with the Chamber Team and unwind from a busy day at work. 

      Numbers are limited for this event so make sure you book early! 

      Date: Wednesday 7th October
      Time:
      4:30pm - 5:30pm
      Cost:
      Members: free | Non-members: £5 + VAT

      This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

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

      Facebook - Organic Hacks and Boosted Posts Wiseup2

      Course details: In this interactive workshop you will be looking at organic and paid approaches to increase Facebook Business Page engagement and reach.

      Who is it for:  SMEs with: an existing Business Facebook Page; some knowledge of posting; a current message you would like to promote; and (ideally) an ad account set up on Facebook.

      What will I get out of it?  Mikki will be taking you through step by step to learn the following:

      • The ideal post structure for the most impact
      • Knowledge of organic strategies that greatly increase post reach and engagement
      • How to create a simple but effective 'boosted' ad post.

      Who is it by:  Mikki Harris of MOMENTUM Business Support Ltd

      Date: Friday 9th October
      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.

      • 13 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register
      90 day Planning Workshop for Businesses

      In these times of uncertainty it’s best to have as much certainty with your business as you can.  Businesses that succeed in challenging times have clarity on their goals and a plan of how to achieve them.

      Join Paul McCarthy from ActionCOACH on this business planning workshop, where he will guide you in maximising your current and future business opportunities.

      You’ll have time to reflect, reconsider, plan & even replan, so you have direction and focus, and importantly a set of clear goals and actions for you to follow over the next 90 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: Tuesday 13th October
      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. 

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

      Improve your copy writing skills Wiseup2

      Course details: Be a better copywriter for your business by following the easy steps that our trainer, Kelly O'Haire, will lay out for you. Kelly will get you focussing on your messages and targeting them properly. This will allow you to not only improve your writing but also get faster at it too - double bonus!

      Who is it for:  Anyone who writes copy for their business, whether its every day or once in a blue moon!

      What will I get out of it?  This interactive workshop will:

      • Improve your copy writing skills 
      • Increase your confidence in your writing 
      • Give you some great time-saving tips

      Who is it by:  Kelly O'Haire, Director, Seaside Creative

      Date: Wednesday 14th October
      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.

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

      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 16th October
      Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
      This meeting will be held online via Zoom and will be free to attend 





      • 21 October 2020
      • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      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
      Register

      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
      Register

      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.

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

      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
      Register

      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. 

      • 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



      • 02 December 2020
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Walberton, Arundel BN18 0LS
      • 21
      Register

      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 
      Venue: The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Arundel BN18 0LS
      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
      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



      • 11 February 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET
      Register


      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 30th October 
        £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 30th October
        £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 30th October
        £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 30th October 
        £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 Wednesday 6th January 2021. 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 11th February 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


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      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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