Devon Networking

Here in Devon we are blessed with a number of great women's networking groups.  Below is a list compiled by Clare Whiston (www.clarewhiston.com) and used here with her kind permission.


Regular Networking Events
Where membership fees apply, the majority of these organisations are happy for you to attend one or more events before asking you to join so that you can see if it's a right fit for you and your business.
1st Friday Club
Location: Paignton, Torquay
Format: Breakfast (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
3rd Friday Club
Location: Ivybridge
Format: Breakfast (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
4Networking
Location: various around Devon and further afield
Format: Breakfast (fortnightly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
A38 Club
Location: Exeter, Torbay, Plymouth
Format: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Basepoint Business Centre - email Centre Manager for details
Location: Exeter
Format: After work (quarterly)
Fees: Free to attend
BNI (Business Networking International)
Location: various around Devon and further afield
Format: Breakfast (weekly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Breakwater Networking Group
Location: Plymouth
Format: Lunch (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Business Biscotti
Location: Newton Abbot
Format: Mid morning (monthly)
Fees: Free to attend
Business Forum Mid Devon (BFMD)
Location: Tiverton
Format: After work - informal networking/business seminars
Fees: Membership only - events are free to attend
Business Network SW
Location: Exeter, Bristol, Taunton
Format: Lunch (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Business Support Network
Location: Exeter, Totnes
Format: Lunch plus afternoon and evening events (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance (often free for members)
Devon & Cornwall Business Club
Location: Plymouth, Saltash
Format: Breakfast, Lunch (fortnightly)
Fees: Membership fee only
East Devon Business Initiative
Location: Woodbury
Format: Breakfast (weekly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
East Devon Phoenix Breakfast Meet
Location: Ottery St Mary
Format: Breakfast (weekly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only

Energess Womens Networking
Location: Exeter
Format: Breakfast (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Location: Exeter
Format: Breakfast (weekly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Exeter Chamber of Commerce
Location: Exeter
Format: Lunch and occasional breakfast events (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Exeter & East Devon Business Club
Location: Honiton
Fomat: Lunch (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Exmouth Chamber of Commerce
Location: Exmouth
Format: Breafast, lunch (weekly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Federation of Small Businesses
Location: various throughout Devon
Format: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (monthly)
Fees: Attendance fee for non-members
Jelly co-working events
Location: Throughout Devon
Format: informal co-working for small businesses
Fees: Free
Joined Up - email for details
Location: Barnstaple
Format: Monthly, speakers, wine and nibbles
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Ladies Do ...
Location: Exeter, Kingsteignton, Kingsbridge, Tiverton
Format: mid-morning coffee (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Michelmores Business Breakfast
Location: Exeter
Format: Breakfast (bi-monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Mid Devon Network
Location: Crediton and Bickleigh
Format: Breakfast (fortnightly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Network Plymouth Business Club
Location: Plymouth
Format: Breakfast (fortnightly)
Fees: Membership fee only
Newton Abbot & District Chamber of Commerce
Location: Newton Abbot
Format: Breakfast, lunch and after work events
Fees: Membership (not compulsory) plus event attendance fee
North Devon Business Alliance
Location: North Devon
Format: Lunch
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
NRG Networks
Location: Exeter and further afield
Format: Lunch
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
Location: Plymouth
Format: Breakfast, Lunch and some evening events (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
South Devon Business Club (SDBC)
Location: Teinbridge, South Hams, Torbay
Format: Breakfast
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
SW Devon Business Networking - email for details
Location: South Brent and Yelverton
Format: After work (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Teign Business Development Forum - email for details
Location: Kingsteignton/Netwton Abbot
Format: Breakfast (fortnightly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
TheBestofExeter - email for details
Location: Exeter
Format: Breakfast (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
The Business League
Location - Barnstaple
Format: Breakfast (weekly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
The Womens Business Clubs
Location: Exeter, Plymouth, Torbay
Format: Lunch
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee
'Treasury' Tag Networking - email for details
Location: Plymouth
Format: Breakfast (monthly)
Fees: Event attendance fee only
Location: Exeter
Format: Lunch (monthly)
Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee

Women Mean Biz
Location: Exeter, Taunton, North Somerset, Bristol 
Format: Lunch (monthly)

Fees: Membership plus event attendance fee


PLEASE NOTE:  Events and networks, formats, fees and dates change over time, so please check with the network organiser if you are planning to attend any of them.  If you are aware of other groups, please let us know:

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