Networking can be a fantastic way to get ahead. No matter what industry you're in, knowing the right people can be extremely useful.
Business Runnymede is a partnership between the local business community, educational providers, police and borough council, who work together to encourage and support enterprise in the borough.
What we do
The partnership works to support business, but also tackle the issues affecting it. Here are some examples of the work we've done to this end:
- Rush hour congestion was straining the local road network, which led to Business Runnymede pioneering a distinctive Yellow Bus Scheme which helped reduce traffic.
- Fostering an active networking scene in the borough, with our hosting of breakfast forums throughout the year covering a wide range of topics, bringing local companies together on issues that matter. The vast majority of these forums are free, with sponsorship coming from local businesses who wish to make others aware of their activities.
Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub has been developed by business for business. It is a business-led local enterprise partnership working with private and public sector partners to realise the full growth potential of the area. To create sustainable impact and increase employment it is criticial to support businesses to become more productive, profitable and grow over the longer term.
All businesses at any stage of their development can access and benefit from the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub's services including the Information Bank, the Resource Network and the Helpline.
Additionally, there is specialist growth advice targeted at businesses operating within key sectors.
Delivered by BE Group with its expert partners, SETsquared, Business South and the county councils of Hampshire and Surrey, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is driving impact by working in new ways based on what businesses tell us they need, to help them fulfill their potential.
Federation of Small Businesses
As experts in business, the FSB offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise and a powerful voice in government.
Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambition.
At Connect Surrey, they're pasisonate about networking. It is the easiest, most effective way to find new business! They hold regular fortnightly and monthly meetings.
Building relationships takes time and effort, but the rewards are limitless. At Business Biscotti we are passionate about true networking. Not just making lots of contacts and filling up your business card box, anyone can do that. It's about communication, trust and building relationships that lead to enduring friendships and mutally rewarding business opportunities. Meetings are on the fourth Thursday each month, from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.
Spelthorne Business Forum
The SBF is an invaluable partnership between the business community and Spelthorne Borough Council as a means of promoting economic growth within Spelthorne and the surrounding areas, in what are fast changing economic times.
A supportive group of self-employed people. We meet regularly to connect, collaborate, inspire, learn and laugh.
At Real Networking, we believe the best way to grow our business is through real connections, real conversations, face-to-face. Together we can achieve more. We meet regularly for business networking without the overhead of expensive memberships.