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Meetings and Events

Connecting Businesses and Professional People

 

We believe that relationships can be built with a mix of formal networking and socialising, so if you are a member, you will be invited to our social nights once a month. There is no extra cost for these apart from what you spend yourself at the event. You may also invite one friend or partner to these social events.

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Upcoming Events

August 10th 2022

August Meetup

August 18th 2022

August Social – Drinks & Chat

September 7th 2022

September Meetup

October 5th 2022

October Meetup

November 9th 2022

November Meetup

December 7th 2022

December Meetup

December 14th 2022

Christmas Party

We are open to ideas on where to hold these social nights/days, so please email us details to info@cotswoldnetworking.co.uk

Meeting Format

1. Welcome

2. Introduction from your meeting hosts

3. 60-second introductions by members and visitors

4. Break to network

5. Members Presentation - 15 Minute presentation

6. Any group announcements

7. Networking

8. Close Meeting

*Note that this format may change based on feedback from the members. We want it to work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I attend the Launch Night?

Anyone can purchase a ticket to the January launch night, entry includes a free glass of wine or orange juice. If you do decide to become a member before the launch night, then you do still need to buy a launch night ticket and your membership will start in February 2022.

Can I come to the group if I am not a member?
If you are not a member and want to try out the group, we invite you to a maximum of two visits before deciding to join. These meetings will be £20 each.

Non-Members are not invited to any social events unless they are guests of a member.

Why would I want to become a member?
We encourage people to become members as building good working and personal relationships is crucial to the group succeeding.

We will have an evening Meet-Up monthly at the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury (7pm-9pm) and as a member, we also encourage you to attend the social events which we hope to run monthly. These events are FREE as part of your membership, but some of these may be paid ticketed events if there is a buffet or food involved.

Another membership benefit is you get added to the Membership directory with your own page on our website.

Note, on Meet-Up night a bar will be available if you wish to purchase drinks.

How do I become a member?
The membership payments are calculated based on joining Cotswold Networking for a year and attending each Meet-Up.

You have the option of paying upfront for a year to get a discount or paying the full price monthly by direct debit to spread the cost and make it more affordable to small businesses.

How often do I have to attend Meet-Ups and socials?
To make the group successful and to enable everyone to get the most out of networking group membership, we feel that commitment to coming monthly is key, so we ask that you commit to attending at least 75% of all meetings and some of the social events. This means you will develop long-lasting relationships with other businesses and professionals.

If you are unable to attend a Meet-Up you are encouraged to send someone else in your place for no extra cost (as you will have already paid for it).

Can I invite my friends along at all?

Yes, as a member, you are also allocated 2 guest passes annually to invite 2 friends to Meet-Ups for FREE. Please email info@cotswoldnetworking.co.uk with the contact details of your guest prior to the Meet-Up.

As a member, you are invited to the socials, and you may also bring 1 non-member guest to any socials.

What happens if a Meetup is cancelled?
If a Meet-Up has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, the membership will roll on an extra month at the end of the year.
What if I want to cancel my membership?
Memberships cancellations need to be notified 14 days before the membership payment date is due to enable it to be cancelled. Membership will cease at the end of the paid membership period.

Yearly memberships can only be cancelled at the end of the year.

Is only one business type allowed?
We do not have the rule whereby only one person from a business type is only allowed, like some other business networking groups. For example – one printer, one Accountant etc.

We feel that having more than one person from a business type is good for learning, inspiration, and choice. We are open to all.

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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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

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