Events

We hold our monthly networking meetings on the third Thursday of every month; this year we will be visiting 12 different venues across Bedfordshire.  We also hold some meetings, which are slightly more extravagant and also open to men, which includes our prestigious Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards, to salute women who do well in business.

Monthly meetings are well attended (usually 25-40 attendees)and are great for building your professional profile and meeting new contacts. At a typical meeting we commence with open networking, followed by the opportunity for you to talk about and showcase your business and create new business introductions. Throughout the year we will also have speakers, business development sessions, and workshops.

If you’re new to networking, come along and see – we all know exactly what it’s like to walk into a room of strangers, and try our very best to make it fun, friendly and enjoyable.

As we are not-for-profit and run by a Committee of members, we aren’t tied into any set format. If you have ideas about how we can do things better please do tell us – we welcome all feedback – the good, the bad and the ugly!



Sep
19
Thu
2019



September 2019 Networking Meeting – The Snooty Tavern
@ The Snooty Tavern

Sep 19 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Lunch on the 19th September at The Snooty Tavern

It will be held from 11:45 – 14:00 and will give you the opportunity to network with our regular members and guests in a lovely relaxed setting.

This months we have two fabulous speakers. One is our very own Cartographer, Alice Gadney  ‘All About Bedfordshire – Facts and Figures and Fun’

The other is Sally Fisher, whose talk is ‘Your Inner Game of Peak Performance’

Sally is a sought-after leadership coach, known for her thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining exploration of how we can more consistently deliver peak performance, even in the face of self-doubt and challenge.

Sally will share stories, top tips and powerful insights as she draws on her wealth of experience as a lawyer with Linklaters in London, New York and Hong Kong, as a Partner with Deloitte, where she led Deloitte’s Change Leadership team in the UK, and now working with clients around the world as part of her own leadership coaching and development business,ah-hamoments.co.uk

Sally has designed a session especially for our Bedford Business Women’s network to inspire us to reach for our most audacious goals.

Followed by Members Top Tips on what you will be doing in your business to prepare for Christmas.

Please book your ticket no later than Sunday 15th September. For bookings after that date please contact Maureen Hallett – membership@beds-businesswomen.org


Oct
17
Thu
2019



October Networking Meeting – Brewhouse Kitchen, Bedford

Oct 17 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Lunch on the 17th October Venu to be announced soon

It will be held from 11:45 – 14:00 and will give you the opportunity to promote yourself and your business.

60 second business intro’s.

Brewhouse Kitchen is a bit different from your traditional pub – thet brew their own, unique craft beers on-site in their our brew-tiful microbrewery! As well as matching every dish on the menu to a style of beer they also love cooking with beer –so be sure to keep an eye out for recipes that make use of the beers they brew!

Please book your ticket no later than Sunday 13th October. For bookings after that date please contact Maureen Hallett – membership@beds-businesswomen.org

 


Nov
21
Thu
2019



November Networking Event
@ Bedford Blues Rugby Club

Nov 21 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Lunch on the 21st November at Bedford Blues Rugby Club

It will be held from 11:45 – 14:00 and will give you the opportunity to promote yourself and your business.

Get to know others better with 10 minute Head-to-Heads.

Please book your ticket no later than Sunday 17th November. For bookings after that date please contact Maureen Hallett – membership@beds-businesswomen.org

The Bedford Blues are Bedford’s much loved Rugby union Team. Founded in 1886 following the amalgamation of Bedford Rovers and Bedford Swifts the club originally had strong connections to both Bedford School and Bedford Modern School. It had no permanent home until 1895 when they took residence at Goldington Road.

The club has enjoyed success and sorry but always maintained the strong dedication of it’s home fans.

Every October, to support Breast Cancer Awareness month the club hosts a ‘Ladies Day’ home match at Goldington Road. The team wear a unique Kooga pink strip for the game with the playing shirts auctioned giving proceeds to Breast Cancer Care.


Dec
12
Thu
2019



December 2019 Networking Event
@ The Cock Inn

Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for Lunch on the 12th December at The Cock Inn, North Crawley

Come along to the Bedfordshire Business Women’s Christmas Networking Lunch and enjoy the festive atmosphere while talking to wonderful local business owners.

Our Christmas meeting is always fun and entertaining. The year take part in our Festive Quiz and charity gift collection.

It will be held from 11:45 – 14:00 and will give you the opportunity to promote yourself and your business.

Tickets will be available shortly. In the mean time contact Maureen Hallett – membership@beds-businesswomen.org

A friendly Old English Pub in North Crawley
Enjoy the hospitality in this delightful 16th century English pub. Well known in the area for its excellent food and drink Jackie and Gary take great pride in the quality of everything they do.


Jan
16
Thu
2020



January 2020 Networking Meeting
@ TBC

Jan 16 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch and a chance to network and promote your business.

Charity Presentation.

We will be presenting the cheque to the 2019 Presidents Charity – CHUMS as well as announcing who the 2020 charity is.

Also, kick start your 2020 networking with 60 second intros.

 

 


Feb
20
Thu
2020



February 2020 Networking Meeting
@ TBC

Feb 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch and a chance to network and promote your business.

50 days into the New Year. How are your resolutions holding out? How can we help you reach your targets in 2020?


Apr
16
Thu
2020



April 2020 Networking Event
@ TBC

Apr 16 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for lunch and a chance to network and promote your business.

Guest presentation from one of our members.