Networking & events

Bristol Networking Breakfast

Participate in a strong and lively business community where you can share ideas, identify new opportunities and generate leads for your business.

Hundreds of businesses attend our events every week. Our events are held at different times of day and are varying lengths to meet the demands of busy schedules. Members can attend events for free or at a discounted price.

Breakfast & Evening Events

Participate in a strong and lively business community where you can share ideas, identify new opportunities and generate leads for your business.

Expand your business connections through our range of networking and other business events.

Our networking events are:

  • Accessible – we run events of varying lengths in the morning, afternoon and evening so there’ll be one to meet the demands of your busy schedule.
  • Budget – members have access to both free and discounted events which are always value for money.
  • Convenient – we hold events at a huge number of locations across our chamber network area including Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Hundreds of businesses attend our events every week. Visit our networking events page to find the event for you.

Join the activity on our Business West LinkedIn group, the largest and fastest growing online business group in the South West with over 5,000 members from across the region.

We're looking for local businesses to sponsor our events. Event sponsorship is a cost effective way to raise the profile of your business. Check out our sponsorship package.

Meet local decision-makers

Business West meet regularly with Treasury Officials, Ministers, MPs and local councillors to represent business views. We run a series of 'Meet your MP' events each year which aim to open up communication channels between local businesses and their MPs. Members can discuss views, share ideas, listen and meet other business leaders at these events.

International Networks

In 2012 we launched a new Export Club in Gloucestershire, Bristol and Swindon to help existing and new exporters grow their business through trading overseas.

The Export Club offered events to help people get expert advice on exporting, break down barriers to international growth and find out about funding. Two years later we’ve developed these events to become the International Networks, including Bristol & Bath International Network, Gloucestershire International Network and Wiltshire International Network.

The  International Networks provide a peer support network where you can access expert advice and support from UK Trade & Investment Advisers, gain information on new markets and hear from local companies who have been successful in trading overseas.

Events take place quarterly and each event focuses on a different market or topic. You'll also hear from local companies about their experiences of exporting at each event.

Why Export?

Research shows that exporting companies are more productive than non-exporters, achieve stronger financial performance, and are more likely to stay in business. And, in a study of UK companies, firms beginning to export gained a 34% productivity uplift and those that exported were 11.4% more likely to survive.

Be part of the Network

If you would like to come along to our next International Network event please contact us or look out for our latest event in the events calendar.

As this is a network for exporters, if you are an intermediary business working with exporters or potential exporters you are welcome at the events however we ask that you please bring a client with you.

We also have a complete export solutions package to help your business succeed overseas.  From export strategy implementation, export training, intellectual property asset management to export documentation we have a solution to assist your business.

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