Networking is a fantastic way to meet other local businesses and generate more leads. It’s an important part of growing and expanding, especially in competitive sectors.

That’s why we’ve created a list of the top 6 upcoming events and independent networking groups to help you get a foot on the ladder. Keep reading to find out more about networking in Burnley…

1. Burnley morning networking group

As part of the Shout Network, the morning networking group is a collection of single sector business delegates who meet over breakfast. This takes place on Thursdays and Fridays fortnightly, at Burnley Football Club and at the offices of Birchall’s Food Services respectively.

Here, professionals share business news in a structured but relaxed environment. Although there is time to briefly promote your business, the aim is for people get to know one another in a friendly breakfast setting.

2. Lancashire Business Day 2018 – 27th November

27th November is set to be a jampacked day of celebrations as the business community in Lancashire gets together to showcase their best and the brightest.

This event hopes to help businesses network and celebrate, with an impressive business panel and guest speakers discussing challenges in the business world. Did we mention there’s great food and even better entertainment? Be sure not to miss out on tickets.

3. Chamber Curry Club – 30th November

Are you a member of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce? Accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce, this group is “committed to helping Pennine Lancashire have a thriving economy.”

As a member you are privy to plenty of networking events, such as the Chamber Curry Club. For over a decade, professionals have gathered regularly to network over a delicious curry lunch, providing a relaxed networking environment.

4. Business over Breakfast (BoB)

Fancy a bit of networking over your morning coffee? Then why not join the Burnley BoB club? It’s a great way to meet likeminded business people, make lasting connections and forge new business opportunities.

Meetings are held fortnightly at the Oaks Hotel in Burnley. The informal setting is the perfect way to grow your business not to mention filling up on a delicious breakfast before you head back to the office.

5. Business Network International (BNI)

If you’re a growing business in Burnley, it’s well worth becoming a member of the BNI Lancashire East. The group is dedicated to helping businesses develop in a structured environment. Being part of the BNI means you’ll have access to exclusive training programmes and the opportunity to attend up to 52 networking meetings a year.

6. Lancashire Business Expo – 29th March 2019

Looking ahead into the new year there are plenty of opportunities to network across the North, such as Shout Network’s very own Lancashire Business Expo.

With over 2,000 professionals in attendance each year, the event provides Lancashire’s business community with a massive opportunity for networking. Keynote sessions from the private and public sectors make this a valuable and inspiring event.

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