Business Networking North East

Design Network North

Design Network North are a membership, supporting creative companies and companies who could benefit from adopting a more innovative approach, helping them to utilise high quality design skills and processes.

DNN have a fantastic monthly event called Rise & Design, a structured networking opportunity with expert speakers, focusing on a different topic each month.

DNN support collaboration between companies and encourage their members to support each other and link together to work on projects as well as sharing knowledge and ideas. Networking events such as Rise & Design and our annual conference Design Means Business are great opportunities for companies to come together.

Website: http://www.designnetworknorth.org

Durham Business Group

We’re all about business support; that’s business support in its truest sense of businesses establishing relationships that lead to inter trading, the sharing of knowledge and expertise and most important of all, supporting one another.

Visit the Website: Durham Business Group

ThursdayFizz

Thursdayfizz is an offline social community for the whole of the creative industry in and around Newcastle upon Tyne. It is open to designers, creatives, musicians, developers, writers, DJs, gamers, architects, digital gurus and anyone else who feels they fit outside the mainstream of business.

They arrange regular networking events for anyone who works in/with/or aspires to be in the creative or media industries.

Visit the Website: ThursdayFizz

Network North

Network North provide structured networking and business development meetings throughout the North of England, designed to build trust, understanding and help generate a steady income stream of qualified leads and introductions.

Network North host fortnightly lunch and weekly morning meetings all over the North of England, providing a great place to build contacts, find new business and also support for your business.

Visit the Website: Network North

Brand Yorkshire

Orangises of excellent quality network conference events with ephasis on the quality of speakers, topics and general running of the event.

This is the premier event for new business startups, entrepreneurs and high growth organisations in the Yorkshire area.

Visit the Booking Website: Brand Yorkshire

BNI UK

Being active in BNI is like having up to 40 sales people working for you, because your fellow members will be carrying your cards and referring your business to people they meet, without you having to pay them any salaries or commission. Successful businesses depend on ‘word-of-mouth’ marketing as the best form of promotion there is.

BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people can get together to network, learn valuable new marketing skills and develop the strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the consequent generation of significant business for each other.

Visit the Website: Business Networking Northumbria
Visit the Website: Business Networking Durham & Cumbria

365 Property Professionals

These events are open to all including the members of the 365 Property Professionals ‘We Recommend’ section of their website plus invited guests including Property Landlords, Property Investors and Property Developers.

All the companies that attend are property related which gives each of the companies the opportunity to increase their presence in the North East property market and secure new business referrals.

The landlords, investors & developers will be able to speak directly to the companies on the night with many offering free advice and discounts on their products & services.

The location for these events is the Vineyard Suite or the Mulberry Suite @ The Angel View Inn – Low Eighton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE9 7UB

Visit the Website: 365 Property Professionals

North East Property Forum

The North East Property Forum is the North East’s Premier Property Networking Event, and is an opportunity for anyone who has an interest in Property and Wealth Creation to network on a monthly basis, and to connect with other like-minded people.

North East Property Forum Networking Events are the biggest property events in the North East, and attract the best in Expert Speakers, to share their knowledge and experience with you

Whether you are looking to buy an investment property for the first time, or are an experienced landlord looking for ways to extend your portfolio, then these events will have something for you.

If your business is property related, whether that be in acquisiton, funding, legal aspects, building works, sales, lettings or taxation, then this Network is for you too.

Visit the Website: North East Property Forum

Codeworks Connect

Codeworks Connect is the trade association for digital businesses working in North East England.

Set up in 2004, they provide first class support to businesses working in the region’s thriving digital sector.

Their members work in all areas of digital media and technology – from web design and development right through to animation, games, e-commerce and software development.

Connect members have access to a wide range of services. Placements. PR support. Networking events. And lots more. All designed to help them grow and succeed.

Visit the Website: Codeworks Connect

The Hub: Gateshead’s New Creatives

Love Then, Explore Now, Be The Future

The Hub is a business collaboration network designed to help us make the most out of our collective minds. Through it, Gateshead’s creative community can work together, learn together and share resources with each other. It’s an opportunity for you to express your thoughts, ideas and solutions. By doing so, we can make Gateshead the creative hub of the North East. So let’s talk.

Visit the Website: The Hub

BNI UK: Business Networking

Being active in BNI is like having up to 40 sales people working for you, because your fellow members will be carrying your cards and referring your business to people they meet, without you having to pay them any salaries or commission. Successful businesses depend on ‘word-of-mouth’ marketing as the best form of promotion there is.

BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people can get together to network, learn valuable new marketing skills and develop the strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the consequent generation of significant business for each other.

Visit the Website: BNI Northumbria Chapter , BNI Durham & Cumbria Chapter

The North East Chamber of Commerce

Promote your business by meeting regional key decision makers and exposure to current leading edge business thinking from high quality speakers.

Networking Lunches:

NECC’s Networking Lunches offer you the opportunity to meet new customers, source better suppliers and share business knowledge and interests with other NECC members.  With a well-choreographed but informal atmosphere, networking lunches are an ideal way of getting your message across to potential new customers.

After Hours:

After Hours events are relaxed and informal with drinks, light refreshments and networking from 5.30-7pm

Breakfast Clubs :

The NECC’s Breakfast Club provides members with an early morning networking opportunity.  The Breakfast Club is hosted by NECC but puts members firmly in the driving seat. Each company has a maximum of 2 minutes to present their business or product to everyone in the room.  This is the ideal forum to exchange contact details, ideas and even business.  Breakfast Club events attract approx 50 businesses, are informal and are an ideal way to meet potential clients in a relaxed environment.

“NECC’s networking events are a fantastic way to make new contacts and meet with like-minded people, and obviously, winning business as a result is a great benefit. I would definitely recommend other North East businesses to attend NECC’s networking events.” Dave Younger, Director, Digital Artworks Ltd, North Shields

Visit the Website: The North East Chamber of Commerce

Federation of Small Businesses: North East Region

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the largest campaigning member based organisation promoting and protecting the interests of small businesses in the UK.  There are well over 4,000 members in the North East of England who have access to free legal support and a range of business benefits. The website also provides lobbying info, business news, branch event info and reviews of work undertaken by North East members.

Visit the Website: FSB North East

Service Network

Service Network is the only independent voice of the service sector in the North East of England.

We are a dynamic, action orientated organisation.  Our mission is to provide a stimulating environment for ambitious businesses, both large and small to learn, grow and prosper.

We bring fresh thinking, innovation and flexibility of approach.

Service Network hosts a wide range of events, creating a forum for both members and non-members to meet and develop relationships.

Bringing together the best of the corporate world and vibrant smaller businesses provides a learning network second to none, delivering immediate results. Our events are attended by talented, driven individuals and companies looking for opportunities to exchange best practice, learn, move their business forward and collaborate.

Visit the Website: Service Network