Business networking and events
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
The BNI Cotswolds group meets at 10am on Tuesdays at Witney Lakes. This friendly group's members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses by building and nurturing lasting relationships and passing qualified business referrals. Visitors welcome. Please see BNI Cotswolds.
Business Buzz is a new approach to business networking and is a great way to catch up with the local business community in West Oxfordshire. There is no membership, no booking, just drop in and pay £5 on the door. Business Buzz meets on the first Tuesday of the month between 10am-12pm at The Blue Boar in Witney. Please see Business Buzz
Chipping Norton 729
The 729 Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Blue Boar in Chipping Norton. It is an open and friendly networking group that attracts businesses from the town and the surrounding area. The cost is £15 payable at the event. Please visit 729's Facebook page
#FSBConnect Networking brings together local businesses and FSB representatives in a friendly, informal environment. #FSBConnect meets on the third Friday of each month and is open to all. Cost to attend £5.00, includes a simple breakfast with tea, coffee and juice inclusive of VAT, payable in advance. Please visit the FSB Eventbrite page
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.
MCR (meet, connect, refer) 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. Please see the MCR website.
MD2MD supports business leaders by developing their strategic thinking with challenging and supportive peers. MD2MD facilitates this process, helping members become the best leaders they can be, so that their businesses are as successful as possible. Please see the MD2MD website
Netwalking is an active alternative to traditional indoor business networking. Joining one of the ‘netwalks’ will get you out in the open air, away from your office and give you the opportunity to meet like-minded business contacts.
No need to eat a big breakfast and worry about delivering your one-minute introduction. Instead, you will find yourself having relaxed natural chats about your business and theirs, whilst walking in the countryside. Members and Non-Members welcome. Please see Netwalking
Networking Women is a collaborative organisation offering networking opportunities for women running small businesses in the Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire area. The Cotswold branch meets on the first Tuesday of each month in Northleech. Attendees range from new start-up businesses looking for support and guidance to well established businesses. Please visit Networking Women website
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.
Oxfordshire Chamber Business Breakfast
The Oxford Business Breakfast takes place on the third Wednesday of the month and is a great opportunity to network with a variety of business including start-ups, SME’s and corporates. Each month features a keynote presentation that will help to keep you informed of the key issues that affect your business. Please see the Oxfordshire Chamber 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
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: