Networking events

Opportunities to network with other businesses in the borough

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Upcoming networking events
Action for Business Office Bay Networking Event
Asana Wigan and Bolton Property Meet Pink Link Ladies
Business Focus Group (BFG) in Leigh and Wigan  Professionals of Wigan 
Business for Breakfast (BforB) Wigan  Property Networking event 
Business Growth Hub Lunches  Queens Hall Action on Poverty / The Brick 
Business Networking Event at Singleton Day Solicitors  The Link Networking
Creative Wigan  The Wigan Business Network 
Federation of Small Businesses  Wigan Borough Business Club
Fubhub – Females uniting in business Wigan Low Carbon Environmental Technologies Network 
Just Construction and Property Networking and CCC Energy Wigan Social Enterprise Sector Network 
Ladies For Networking  Wigan Warriors Business Club 
Leigh Sports Village Networking Group   Wigan Youth Zone Business Breakfast 
Local Business Group (LBG)  Women in Business 

Action for Business

Action for Business Forums, will help you make contacts and do business but will also offer a chance to have your say on the issues that are holding your business back and tell your Chamber of Commerce what you want them to do about these issues.

For further information call 0161 359 3597 or visit the GM Chamber of Commerce events page (external link).

Asana Wigan and Bolton Property Meet

When: 6:30pm – 9:30pm on first Monday of each month.
Where: The Willows at San Marco, Blackrod Bypass, Blackrod, BL6 5HX
Hosts: Howard Cain and Kathy Bradley

This is a lively, independent property network meeting helping to build a community of property people from Wigan, Bolton and South Lancs.

Attendees include experienced and new investors, professional services and associated trades. Each month we have guest speakers, broker updates, member shares and refreshments.

For the latest meeting details and ticket prices:

Business Focus Group (BFG) in Leigh and Wigan

Please aim to be there for 7am - tea and coffee will be available on arrival with the meeting starting at 7:15am. Meetings typically finish at 9am with a cooked breakfast and meetings coming to a close at 9.30am.

The cost to attend is £10 payable on arrival.

For further details contact steve@wildshark.co.uk.

Business for Breakfast (BforB) Wigan

Join a host of local businesses at our innovative networking meeting every other Friday at the Oak Hotel. Build quality and long-lasting business relationships through our referral marketing system, proven to be one of the most cost effective and sustainable ways to generate new business.

When: Friday’s fortnightly (6:45-8:30am)
Where: Mercure Oak Hotel, Orchard Street, Wigan
Price: £10 per meeting includes full breakfast and parking

For further information contact Mark Ferguson on 07531854792 or email mark.ferguson@bforb.co.uk.

Business Growth Hub Lunches

This is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions.

For full details on upcoming events visit the business growth hub website (external link).

Business Networking Event at Singleton Day Solicitors

Our business networking event, is for local business leaders and decision makers. Usually have around 15 attendees. It takes place the last Tuesday of every month. 7am to 9am.  £10 entry which includes breakfast.  It is informal but very progressive.

Where: 685 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton 

To book a place email kwilson@singletonday.co.uk.

Creative Wigan

This is an online directory of creative or digital businesses and services based within Wigan Borough. It helps organisations source local creative services – artists, designers, craftsmen, developers, photographers, musicians, performers and so on - and for creatives looking to collaborate with other creatives.

Federation of Small Businesses

Small businesses are the engine room of the economy, employing more than half of all private sector workers and contributing 50 per cent of UK GDP.   The Federation of Small Businesses represents small businesses in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels as well as Councils across the UK.

Members are encouraged to feedback on their most pressing issues in the 'Voice of Small Business' Survey. These include employment, business confidence, pensions, planning and tax. The FSB give small businesses a voice by influencing legislation to make it easier for businesses to grow, employ and do what they do best - running a business.

For further information on membership benefits and costs, email dawn.kenyon@radcat.co.uk

Fubhub – Females uniting in business

Fubhub is a monthly networking event set up for ladies in the Northwest by ladies working in a B2B environment within the local Wigan and Leigh area.

Fubhub isn’t just a networking group, the ladies of Fubhub work in collaboration with each other to share ideas and secure business sales.

When: Second Wednesday of every month
Where: DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Robin Park, Wigan 
Cost: £5 per person

Just Construction and Property Networking and CCC Energy

An opportunity to network with people who understand your business and to meet new suppliers, business partners or even your next client. 

The Network meets the last Friday of every month, between 7.15am – 9am at CCC Energy, Unit 9, Armstrong point, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4HD.

To find out more contact Jon Leggott on 01942 256 304 or 07867 387 643.

Ladies for Networking (L4N)

L4N is dedicated to providing a fantastic opportunity for women in business to network, gain support and confidence, learn new skills, and develop collaborative associations with other women in business.

Where: Room Four Conference Venue, 58 Legh Street, Golborne, WA3 3NY.
Cost: £12

Local Business Group (LBG)

Meeting every Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express, Leigh from 7am, generally finishing around 8:30am. 

Your first visit is free. From then on it is £40.00 per month if you wish to join. 

The group has been running for a few years now and is regularly attended by around 25 members, all of which are local business owners and quite a few are contractors.

To book a place call David Grime on 01942 871183.

Office Bay Networking Event

Join us for a free business breakfast

Location: Office Bay, Unity House, Westwood Park, Wigan, WN3 4HE

Office Bay are providing business owners, professionals and decision makers an opportunity to network and build relationships.

This event is for you if you would like to grow your business and meet potential new clients. 

Email - Manager@officebay.co.uk

Pink Link Ladies Network

The Pink Link Ladies operate female business networks throughout the North West, providing a friendly, relaxed and informal way of doing business with like-minded business women in your community.

Professionals of Wigan

Meet at Wigan Central, Queen Street, Wigan – the last Friday of each month at 4pm.

To attend please contact Lisa McAllister on lisa@lineshenry.co.uk.

Property Networking event

Held the fourth Wednesday of each month in 2017 at Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village from 6:30 to 8:45pm.

The event is for anyone who is interested in using the vehicle of  property to gain time or financial freedom and is for budding or experienced property investors to support, share experiences and further develop their knowledge. There is a great local speaker each month and a Q an Q panel of experts in the property and investing fields. 

First meeting is free by using the code Debra and then its £10 per event.

Queens Hall Action on Poverty / The Brick

We usually meet on a Thursday every month, 8.00am to 9.30am at the Community Warehouse, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN.

£10 donation - includes a breakfast bap.

To book a place call 01942 417290.

The Link Networking

For full details on The Link Networking and where and when they meet, contact Anne Hurcombe – Wigan Pier Promotions on anne@wiganpierpromotions.co.uk.

The Wigan Business Network

Meet with other professionals to grow and develop your business. The meetings will take place on the third Wednesday of every month, 9:30 - 11am - a £10 entrance fee applies on arrival.

To book a place email info@sensoriel.co.uk.

Wigan Borough Business Club

A low cost networking and support group which holds events each month throughout the Wigan Borough area.

The aim of the Wigan Borough Business Club is to provide all local business people with a low cost and informal opportunity to network with other business people, to hear advice on topical issues from a range of high quality speakers; and to share business problems and find solutions. No membership is required, so attendees are welcome to come along to meetings as they wish, though pre-registration is appreciated.  Wigan Borough Business Club offers:

  • Regular informal meetings, open to all
  • Forum for discussion and advice
  • Helping businesses to gain new suppliers and customers
  • Encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.

For further information email ann@amcbusiness solutions.co.uk or call 01942 895806 / 07957 428380

Wigan Low Carbon Environmental Technologies Network

A regular networking event for local businesses that operate in the low carbon or Environmental Technologies sector or those who are keen to take advantage of low carbon opportunities, supply chain linkages and collaborative working.

For further information call Phyllis Prior-Boardman on 08435 065285 / 07912 789186 or email phyllis@greendealnationwide.co.uk.

Wigan Warriors Business Club

Official Business Club of Wigan Warriors Rugby League both in Wigan and London.  Unique and stylish events that see a blend of business and social. Wigan Warriors Business Club is defined by a creative approach with an emphasis on introductions and doing business. Events are free to attend. 

Membership is £1000 per year. 

Wigan Social Enterprise Sector Network

Wigan’s vision is of a dynamic and sustainable social enterprise sector that delivers services and products and actively improves our communities. The network meetings are a free service for local social entrepreneurs promoting opportunities to network, trade, share and learn from experts.

For further information call Angela Stanley on 01942 748806 or email angelastanley@blackburnehouse.co.uk

Wigan Youth Zone Business Breakfast

If you wish to attend the breakfast, please confirm ASAP as places are limited.

To book a placecall Sharon, Events Assistant, on 01942 612 061 or email events@wiganyouthzone.org

You will need to confirm your name/organisation and contact names of any associates or colleagues you will be bringing along.

Women in Business

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce hosts regular meetings specifically for Women in Business. These networks provide opportunities to discuss topical issues relating to business growth and development.

For further information email lisa.wroe@gmchamber.co.uk.

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