Hull Business Networking
We are a group of local business people in the Hull and East Yorkshire area who meet at 7am every Thursday Morning at:
Seasons Cafe and Restaurant
The Heritage Landscape Centre
Tel: 01482 339311
We work together as a marketing co-operative.
This means that we actively help each other with new leads, business opportunities, business support and mentoring. At any one time there will be from 35 to around 50 people in the group. Membership is restricted to ‘one member per trade category’. This ensures a non competitive networking environment.
We are unique in offering FREE business networking with no monthly or annual fees.
Members [and visitors] simply pay a £10 attendance fee at each meeting, this covers the cost of breakfast and refreshments – approximately £2 of each £10 is retained by the group to cover basic admin costs - any surplus is donated directly to local charities.
We actively support the local community –
- The group is run on a ‘not for profit basis’ .
- Over the last 2 years we’ve been happy to donate around £4,000 to local charity groups and good causes.
- Even our breakfast meeting fees go directly towards local business.
- Everything we do supports the local economy and local people.
Take a look at the video on this page to see how a typical meeting runs. Video footage courtesy of Humber TV
We are always keen to hear from like minded business people – individuals who would like to enjoy the benefits of serious networking, without the annual fees charge by other networking groups. Click here to arrange an informal visit to one of our meetings
This Hull business networking group exists solely for the benefit of it’s members and local good causes – we are not managed by any outside agency, nor do we have any affiliation with any other group or business networking organisation. This is Hull business networking – with a difference!
Good business networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients and/or customers.
The key to true networking is the establishment of a mutally beneficial relationship, and that’s actually an incredibly rare event at the standard shake-hands-and-exchange-your-business-card events that are touted elsewhere as, business networking “opportunities”.
We believe the purpose of business activity is to increase revenue – one way or another. The increase to the bottom line can be immediately apparent, as in developing a relationship with a new client, or could develop over time, as in learning a new business skill.
The best business networking groups operate as exchanges of business information, ideas, and support. The most important skill for effective business networking is listening;
Focusing on how you can help the person you are listening to - rather than on how he or she can help you, is the first step to establishing a mutally beneficial relationship.
Equality and Diversity
It is the Hull Business Networking Group policy that no member or prospective member will receive less favourable treatment or is disadvantaged by any circumstances, conditions or requirements that cannot be justified. Acceptance of membership to the group indicates acceptance of our Equality and Diversity Statements
Because of it’s unique structure, stable quality membership and our transparent ‘not-for-profit’ organisation – we believe our Group is one of the best business networks in the Hull and East Riding area.