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
4N Witney Lunch
The Witney 4N lunch meetings take place every other Wednesday at Witney Lakes Resort between 12:00 and 14:00. There is no compulsory attendance and you can visit twice before deciding whether or not to join as a member. The meetings are relaxed and friendly with three guaranteed 10 minute one to one business appointments included. You can network locally, regionally or nationally 5 days a week, attending any 4N group as and when you like. Please visit 4 Networking.
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 Eventbrite 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
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
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 Chamber website.
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
Women only networking groups
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: