Cotswold Networking

Connecting Business & Professional People

Cotswold Networking is an award-winning, vibrant, 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.

Membership

Join our Exclusive Networking Circle! Connect, Grow, and Succeed.

Our Members

Discover our Directory of Members to Engage, Connect, and Explore Opportunities with.

About Us

Find out all about Cotswold Networking and meet the person behind it all.

Upcoming Events

Unlock new networking opportunities! Don’t miss our upcoming events in Malmesbury, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bath, and our exclusive launch night in Witney this September. Secure your spot and expand your business connections today!

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.

Talks from Members

At each event, enjoy ‘Growth Nuggets’ for valuable insights and ‘Business Spotlight’ to showcase members. Speaker opportunities available for all!

Event Calendar

Visit our Events Calendar to explore upcoming events and start connecting with industry leaders and like-minded professionals.

Member Testimonials

“Cotswold Networking is an absolute breath of fresh air.  Angela’s wonderful heart, authenticity, and ability to connect in a very special way with a business focus enable members to relax and enjoy the time together. I have seven clients now, all members, some of whom came before and some directly from. They are all great people who are passionate about bringing good into their lives and the world. Simply fun and engaging, it is much different from any other networking I have been to—in a good way!”

Gill Kirkham, The Mind Alchemist

“I avoided networking for such a long time, but this group is absolutely amazing, and I’ve met the most amazing people 😍 I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cotswold Networking to anyone! It’s unlike any other networking I’ve ever been to, and I love it 😍”

Joe Morgan, Hot Tubs Rock

“Cotswold Networking is everything a networking group should be…making connections, referrals, doing business…whilst getting to know local businesses, making friends and socialising over a nice glass of wine. What more could you want! Thanks Angela & Simon for getting the balance right and bringing such a fab group to the area.”

Sara Harrod, No Name, Extra Brain

Dave Nelson – Truffle & Thyme

David Nelson is the founder of Truffle & Thyme , who, using only the finest produce available, supplies everything from luxury grazing boxes and fine food hampers to grazing tables and feasting stations, for small affairs or Big Dos.  Dave was our first-ever member of Cotswold Networking back in February 2022 and is now a member of both Malmesbury and Bath groups.

Henny Maltby – Pink Elephant Media

Henny Maltby is the Founder of Pink Elephant Media, a leading web design and development agency based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Henny is a member of our Cirencester and Malmesbury groups.

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.

Some of Our Members

Browse our Members Directory and take a look at our growing membership at Cotswold Networking.