Inevitably, the county’s networking scene has been badly affected by the lockdown restrictions, although some meetings are happening via social media platforms. Contact the individual organisation for more details of events happening remotely, and for details of meetings resuming once the restrictions are lifted.
BNI - business referral organisation with breakfast and lunchtime groups throughout the county. Meet 6.45am to 8.30am every week. Tuesdays - Collingtree (Northampton) at Northampton Golf Club, Harlestone, Northampton; Thursdays -Kettering at Kettering Rugby Club, The Clubhouse, Waverley Road, Kettering; Pavilion at Old Northamptonians, Sir Humphrey Cripps Pavilion, Billing Road, Northampton and Sterling (11.30am to 1.30pm) at Delapre Golf Club, Northampton;Fridays - Lighthouse at Sunley Management Centre, Northampton and Wellingborough at Hind Hotel.
Maximum Profit Business Lunches - Last Friday of each month at Nuovo, Northampton and first Wednesday at Pizzeria Venezia in Rushden. Meetings are £15 (Northampton) and £12 (Rushden) and run from noon to 2pm.
Maximum Profit Monthly Masterminds - networking and mastermind groups to help business owners connect and share. Held once a month, either a Tuesday or Friday in Northampton and Rushden. First visit is free.
Bright Business Club – MSO Workspace at Lakeside House, The Lakes, Northampton, first and third Tuesday of each month 8am to 10am. Membership £95 per month and the first two meetings are free.
Golf and Grow – One hour networking plus one hour on the driving range - Rushden Golf Range on the fourth Wednesday of each month and Collingtree Golf Range on the third Wednesday.
Takemylead - business networking. Group 1 meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Verve Workspace Ltd, Duston at 7.30am, and Group 2 meets second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Verve Workspace Ltd, Duston at 7.30am. Cost £5.
Business for Breakfast - two groups meet fortnightly. Northampton on Fridays at Holiday Inn, Bedford Road and Kettering on Wednesdays at the Royal Hotel. Meetings run 6.45am to 8:30am.
FSB Breakfast Club - (Northampton): business networking meeting. Meets second Friday of every month - 7am to 9am at Delapre Golf Club, Northampton. Networking opportunity and guest speaker.
Enigma - business referral breakfast networking - every Thursday at Greens Restaurant, Collingtree Park golf club. Meet 6.45am to 8.30am.
The Trainers Network Northamptonshire - Next meeting 20 June - Gary Blissett of EverythingDiSC, at Kettering Park Hotel, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, – 8.30am to 1.30pm. £36 including breakfast, refreshments and lunch