West Oxfordshire has a host of vibrant business networking groups. If you run or attend a group that is not included below please contact our Business Development Team or call 01993 861482. We will try to include all groups.
General business networking
Juice Witney is a networking group of local businesses that meets every Tuesday morning from 7am to 8.45am at Witney Lakes Resort. The members of the group help each other with business leads and referrals, business support and practical business advice. Please visit Juice Witney
Opendoorz brings together vibrant, motivated individuals with a passion and commitment for growing their reputation and business. Business owners or partners providing professional services are most welcome at Opendoorz Guest Events to share expertise and knowledge with trusted, like-minded professionals. Please visit Opendoorz
MCR Networking Group
The MCR (Meet, Connect, Refer) Networking Group is a friendly group that meets every other Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 at The Oxfordshire Yeoman in Freeland. The group offers referrals testimonials and business support plus guest speakers. For more information please visit MCR Networking
Sterling Network Witney
The Sterling Network exists to make and reinforce business contacts and share networks. The Witney group meets from 8:30am until 10:00am every 2 weeks on a Tuesday. The meetings are structured to ensure that those attending make the best use of the time. Please visit Sterling Witney
The Oxfordshire Project
The Oxfordshire Project has networking groups in Witney, Woodstock and Chipping Norton. The sessions are an ideal opportunity to get to know like minded people, share ideas and develop working relationships that can open doors for your business. Please visit The Oxfordshire Project website
Witney Business Breakfast
Witney Business Breakfast is the town's largest networking group regularly attracting over 30 people to its events. It takes place from 7.15am every 3rd Thursday of the month at Cafe Rouge in Witney. Friendly networking in a great environment with good, relevant speakers. Please visit Witney Business Breakfast
Witney Chamber of Commerce
Witney Chamber of Commerce hosts a lively networking breakfast on the second Wednesday of every month. Non members are welcome. Please visit Witney Chamber of Commerce
Women only networking groups
Athena is a business network for like-minded women who are passionate about growing and developing their business. Many members benefit on a personal level from the support and inspiration they get from other members as well as from the organisation itself. There are two groups in West Oxfordshire in Witney and Woodstock. Please visit Athena website
Chippy Lippy is a networking group for women; it is based in Chipping Norton. The group has a membership of well over a hundred women who work in a wide variety of businesses. However, it is not exclusively for those who already run their own enterprise. For example, we very much welcome anyone who is thinking about becoming self-employed as well as those ladies who work for local companies who would like to network with our members. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month. Please visit the Chippy Lippys website.
Networking Women is a collaborative organisation offering networking opportunities for women running small businesses in the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire area. The Witney branch meets on the last Tuesday of each month. Attendees range from new start-up businesses looking for support and guidance to well established businesses. Please visit Networking Women website
Chambers of commerce
Oxfordshire Chamber of Commerce is one of eight that comprise the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. It organises regular business events and offers specialist support for businesses exporting products.
Most towns in West Oxfordshire have an active Chamber of Commerce or similar business group: