The Business Networking Club of Shropshire
The Independent Network Club (Shropshire) started in May 2002. It is an independent club which makes it accessible to all businesses – large and small. This vibrant, lively business club exists for the benefit of members and meets every fortnight at Hawkstone Park Hotel. Unlike a lot of other network clubs we have no high charges. Our fees cover meeting charges and are not paid to franchise owners. The club is run by the members, and for the members. Each year our Chairman nominates a charity as a focus for fundraising efforts during the Chairman’s tenure. For 2013 the charity is West Midlands Search and Rescue.
INC covers the whole of Shropshire and its borders, and thereby aims to help both rural businesses as well as encouraging urban business opportunities and it provides a meeting every two weeks, with a mix of breakfast and evening meetings and charity events. Go to the meeting dates page for the latest information on meeting times and dates.
Guests are very welcome at our meetings – you can attend up to two meetings before deciding whether or not to join us. The cost for visiting a meeting is £10 which includes a bacon or veggie bap for your breakfast (if a morning meeting) and tea and coffee is provided. Our current membership fee is very reasonable at only £18 per month which includes the breakfast (if ordered beforehand) and meeting refreshments, with an initial joining fee of £50. If you want to visit us please contact the secretary to let us know and you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Apart from getting to know other like-minded businesses in the area, you of course have the opportunity to generate new business through networking and referrals. Don’t forget that all the other members are acting as your representatives and as they are out and about doing business may come across a business that might need your services. The club members are your extra sales force! Plus the members act as a support network. If you have a problem in your business, you never know, another member may have ‘been there – done that’ and have the answer. If you only join one network club in Shropshire, make sure that it is INC.