Cotswold Networking

Connecting Business & Professional People

Cotswold Networking is a new friendly, social business networking group with the aim of connecting a group of growth-oriented business and professional people, who want to be inspired by others, make long-lasting business relationships, learn new things and build their businesses.

We believe that Networking should be fun, energising, worthwhile and something you look forward to, so we would love you to join our Growing Members Network in the Cotswolds.

Our next meeting

Wednesday 8th June, 2022

Why do Networking?

Networking is a business and personal marketing tool that will help deliver your overall business and marketing strategy.

Regular face-to-face networking gives people a chance to build deeper relationships and increase trust. This increased trust often leads to more qualified referrals, longer professional relationships, and more profitable transactions.

As part of a targeted marketing plan, we recommend business professionals be part of at least one face-to-face networking group.

Word of mouth is possibly the most trusted introduction when a business is looking for a new supplier. If a member, who they already trust can refer you, you are far more likely to get the business.
Because networking is a personal form of communication and usually involves face-to-face contact, networking deepens your business’s connections.

Never underestimate the power of an active, trusting and growing network. Networking is about getting to know people. These people may or may not help you or your business, but they will introduce you to new people. And more new people. Be patient. Make friends.

Great launch night at Cotswold Networking, the setting was fabulous, the room was full and a great evening of Networking followed.

Everything Angela does, she does brilliantly and wholeheartedly, and I can highly recommend coming along and seeing for yourself.   Already this group is shaping up to be something special and I am excited to see where this takes all our businesses.

Bravo Angela and Simon, it’s good to be meeting people again. 👏👏👏 Congratulations on an excellent launch 🚀.

Lisa Curtis

The Diet Lady - 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant

How to make the most of our Networking Group

Networking is a two-way street. It’s not just about what people can do for you, but what you can do for them as well. Connect thoughtfully. Ask people about themselves. Talk about their projects. Offer considered thoughts. Give advice if they ask. Successful networking requires give-and-take, but who knows who you’ll meet?

The key is also to follow up. Take your connection to the next level and get to know your new contact as a real person rather than an opportunity to boost your business. Follow up with an invitation to coffee or another industry event.

How does it work?

We have an open structure where more than one person from each business category can become a member. We believe that different people will have different experience, knowledge and skills and so having a choice of connections will be of more benefit to the group.

I absolutely had the best evening last week. It has given me the extra courage to keep moving forward with my business so thank you so much.

Amazing first ever experience of a networking group and quite honestly couldn’t have imagined I’d meet so many lovely people. Many I hope to work with as Wow Stagerz developer.

Virgina Tager

Wow Stagerz

80% of professionals believe that you can elevate your career success through professional networking.

LinkedIn

95% of people agree that better business relationships are built through face-to-face meetings.

Hubspot

Professionals who allotted 6.3 hours per week to networking activities said that it played a crucial role in their success.

Marketing Expertus, 2020

With all the benefits of networking, only 25% of professionals actually network.

Marketing Expertus, 2020

Where we meet

In the centre of the historic, vibrant and charming Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury, sitting proudly next to the 12th Century Abbey, England’s oldest hotel – the Grade 1 listed Old Bell Hotel, is where we will be holding our monthly Meet-Ups.

The Old Bell Hotel
Abbey Row,
Malmesbury
Wiltshire
SN16 0BW

Parking

Parking is available at the Old Bell Hotel, outside on the road, on the High St or close by in the following carparks:

Cross Hayes near Malmesbury Town Hall, free after 6pm.

Station Rd at the bottom of the Abbey Steps, free after 6pm

Some of our members

Get in touch

If you have any queries or questions at all then please feel free to contact us using the contact form to the right. We will always try and get back to you as soon as possible.

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