Networking

Business networking can help to support and grow your business. It can also help you to join forces with other businesses to access training, address key local issues and more. Find out about the different networking organisations operating locally.

Lichfield Rugby Business Connect Breakfast Meetings
Lichfield Rugby Club and Tempest Ford work together to host a series of Breakfast Briefings to give local businesses the chance to network and hear from guest speakers, even before the doors to their business have opened!  The meetings take place at Lichfield Rugby Club and are open to anyone. You just need to pay for the cost of your breakfast. Contact Brian Carruthers at Tempest Ford on 01543 414451 to find out more.

Burntwood in Business
Burntwood based networking group formed in 2014. Sharing business over breakfast every Wednesday morning 7.00am - 8.30am at Bradshaws Farm Shop & Cafe on the outskirts of Burntwood. Call 01543 495 752 or visit: https://burntwoodinbusiness.co.uk

Business AM
A proactive business networking group made up of business people from Lichfield, Tamworth and the surrounding areas. Meets fortnightly on Friday mornings in Lichfield to promote your business and grow your network of connections. Call: 07946 536 480 or visit: www.businessam.net

Business B4 Work
Business networking group based at Drayton Manor Hotel, Drayton Manor Park . Offers local businesses an opportunity to generate new business and develop relationships and meet Tuesday mornings 7am - 8.30am. Operates on a one profession – one seat basis. Contact Carolyne Browne on Tel : 07894 663466 or visit: www.businessb4work.co.uk.

Business for Breakfast Burton
These quarterly meetings are an opportunity for local professionals to discuss business in a relaxed setting. The group meets at Branston Country Club. Find out more: www.dains.com/events/business-for-breakfast

Business 1st 
Business 1st is a fun, friendly, professional and supportive business networking group that meets every week in to exchange information and promote business referrals. Members meet at Darnford Moors Golf Club in Lichfield every Thursday morning, from 7am–9am. Visit: www.business-1st.org

B2B
B2B is a business networking organisation in the Walsall, Aldridge, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth areas and was created by forward thinking local business people to provide a support network for members. In 2010 Tamworth were the winners of the South Staffordshire Regenerating Award. The Tamworth club meets every Wednesday at 7am at The Harvester Bassetts Pole. Find out more

Business Over Breakfast
A national business networking environment for members to cooperate and exchange referrals that host regular local meetings in Lichfield and Tamworth. Find out more at  www.bobclubs.com

Connect
An independent business networking group for women which meets on the first Friday of each month (unless that falls on a public holiday), 9.45am for a 10.00am start until around 12.00, followed by a buffet lunch at The Fig and Olive, Coppice Lane, Middleton, Tamworth Staffordshire B78 2BU. www.connectingwomen.co.uk

Women in Rural Enterprise WiRE
WiRE helps support all rural businesses with a package of practical support, including networking. www.wireuk.org

4Business Networking – Tamworth
A national business network, with local fortnightly breakfast meetings held on a Thursday between 8am and 10am at The Red Lion, Lichfield Road, Hopwas, Tamworth. Visit: www.4networking.biz/Events/Group/Tamworth

4Business Networking - Lichfield
A national business network, with local fortnightly breakfast meetings held on a Thursday between 8am and 10am at the Horse and Jockey, Tamworth Road, Lichfield. Visit: www.4networking.biz/Events/Group/Lichfield

BriteStart Business Networking Group
BriteStart is a not-for-profit business networking group that gives its members real, tangible benefits. All proceeds go to a nominated charity at the end of each year – so you’re not just helping your business to grow, but you’re helping others to get a BriteStart too. BriteStart is now meeting at the excellent venue, The Saxon Penny in Lichfield alternate Tuesday mornings from 7am until 9am. Find out more by calling 01543 241 014 or visit: www.britestart.co.uk

Tamworth and Lichfield Chamber of Commerce
Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber of Commerce and Industry belongs to its business members who join for a variety of benefits. From raising their local profile through networking events to sourcing business information, accessing commercial services or seeking international trade advice and training. The Chamber of Commerce exists to connect its members to opportunity, whether it is customers and suppliers or linking them with other support organisations. Membership is highly representative of all sectors, from professional and financial services to manufacturing, property and construction, retail and wholesale, and the rapidly growing creative arts and media sector. www.lichfield-tamworth-chamber.com

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. From lobbying to networking meetings, the FSB offers members a wide range of benefits. Find out about local meetings or visit www.fsb.org.uk

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