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The excellent networking opportunities we provide is the main reason businesses join and remain members. Regular attendees report that the business networking we provide is as beneficial, or more cost-effective, than any other form of business communication they undertake.  Our most successful networkers tell us that they get the best from networking events by being prepared to buy as well as sell, attending regularly, referring business to other members and working the room effectively.

When we were first approached to join we were a little sceptical as to how useful the networking would actually be.  However we have found all the sessions really well organised and a genuine opportunity for us to develop contacts and practice our skills.  It is particularly beneficial that the membership is for the whole company not just an individual, as this has allowed all of our management team to attend sessions of particular relevance/interest for them. - Liz Love Z-Card Ltd

FREE LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (LCCI) BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENTS  

Members have access to over 100 free business networking events including: 

  • By Invitation Only - informal, free-flow twice yearly evening networking reception exclusive to Premier Plus and Patron members within the 13+ employee subscription rates.  Attended by up to 100 members from a variety of sectors and businesses
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  • Cereal Networking - informal, free-flow bi-monthly breakfast networking reception open to Premier Plus and Patron members.  Attended by up to 50 members from a variety of business sectors and companies ranging from SMEs to larger and international companies
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  • Changing Places Lunchtime Networking - informal, free-flow bi-monthly networking reception open to Premier Plus and Patron members and their guests.  Attended by 80 members from a variety of  business sectors and companies ranging from SMEs to larger and international companies
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  • Changing Places Evening Networking - informal, free-flow bi-monthly evening networking reception open to members and their guests.  Attended by up to 150 members from a variety of business sectors and companies ranging from SMEs to larger and international companies
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  • Retail Evenings - informal free-flow networking and shopping evenings open to Premier Plus and Patron members from a variety of business sectors and companies ranging from SMEs to larger and international companies 
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  • International Trade events - these seminars give you up-to-date information on a range of countries that you may be thinking of trading in. Key speakers give you the inside track to help your business in the international trade arena
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  • Policy events - what's changing in the world of business and what difference is it going to make you and  your company? These informative briefings keep you up-to-date and informed
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  • Local Chamber events - whether you need networking in Croydon, Dockland, Ealing, or Hammersmith & Fulham our local chambers have their own array of events that any Premier Plus member can attend

See our calendar of free networking events below or visit our complete events' calendar.

 

17/10/2017

PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS USING GOOGLE


By neglecting to market your business online effectively, you may be missing out on sales leads and revenue. Are you aware that Google offers a range of free and paid tools which could be of help to you?

Whether your business is just getting started with various Google tools or you want to brush up on the basics, this seminar can serve as your essential introduction to setting up and implementing Google tools to promote your business online.
 
Guest Speaker Richard Hoque, Managing Director, Technology Marketing UK
At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 2.30pm - 5.30pm
For more information contact Irene Fatuzzo, E: ifatuzzo@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1965

Patron, Premier Plus, Local Members and Members' Guests:  £15.00
Non-Members: £39.00
To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.

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26/10/2017

THE GRAPEVINE NETWORK

Join our Grapevine Network event, which is part of your flagship monthly networking event series in Croydon, that takes place on the last Thursday of every month*. Regularly attend these popular events to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and experience an informal, relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will get to network with over 80 like-minded business professionals from the local community and beyond. We are delighted to be hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Farleigh Golf Club.

* excluding July and December

At Farleigh Golf Club, Old Farleigh Road, Warlingham CR6 9PE
Time 12.00pm - 2.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:
lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members, Members' Guests FREE

Please note: Members' guests are only eligible to attend one Grapevine Network event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.



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26/10/2017

INTRODUCTION TO CROYDON TECH CITY FOR SMES

Croydon Tech City is now London's fastest growing digital, creative and technical startup cluster (38% growth between 2011-2014; ONS Business Register) and is home to over two thousand tech companies.

There is a huge opportunity for SMEs and service providers to serve and build partnerships with Croydon's burgeoning tech industry.

Join Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Croydon Tech City management team for an evening of interviews and presentations to introduce London SMEs to the Croydon tech ecosystem.

The event will:

- Give you an understanding of Croydon's growing tech cluster

- Introduce you to key contacts within Croydon Tech City ecosystem

- Explain how you can connect to local early & growth stage tech companies

Guest Speaker Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
At Sussex Innovation Centre - Croydon, No 1 Croydon, 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 0XT
Time 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and Non-Members: Complimentary


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07/11/2017

CHANGING PLACES EVENING NETWORKING


Join us at our bi-monthly complimentary networking reception, which will be attended by LCCI members and member's guests from a wide range of industry sectors.

Attendees will enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and nibbles throughout. November's host is London Capital Club, an exclusive private club catering to the modern business professional. The club is located in the heart of the City of London, a stone's throw away from Bank underground. What's more, attendees will have the chance to win a meal for two with bottle of wine in their restaurant, Tavern Steak&Oyster!

At London Capital Club, 15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
For more information contact Events Team, E: events@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1700

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and a Member's guest FREE

Open to Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and a Member's guest. Restricted to TWO attendees per member company. Please note Non-Member guests are able to attend a maximum of ONE Changing Places/Cereal Networking event per year. 

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14/11/2017

CCCI WORKSHOP: Is your business ready for GDPR

GDPR - the General Data Protection Regulations - will change the way all companies manage their data. It impacts across the whole business, such as marketing, customer contractual relationships and HR

The deadline to comply with GDPR is 25th May 2018 and if you have not yet begun preparing, the time to start is right now, as there is a fair amount to get in place, even for a smaller business.

In this workshop Eddie Finch and Claire Scaramanga will take you through the regulations and the steps you need to take to get GDPR-ready, including making your marketing data and campaigns compliant.

Workshop presenters
Eddie Finch is a Director of Chapter Three Consulting, who are ISO accredited compliance specialists, assisting SMEs in auditing, managing and maintaining compliance.
Claire Scaramanga is the MD of Scaramanga Marketing, helping entrepreneurial businesses grow with effective measurable marketing campaigns across all media.

Presenters Claire Scaramanga, Scaramanga Marketing  and Eddie Finch, Chapter Three Consulting
At TMRW Hub, 75-77 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QQ
Time 9.30am - 12.30pm
For more information on contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)02 7556 2393

Patron Member, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and  Non-Members: Complimentary 

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30/11/2017

THE GRAPEVINE NETWORK

Join us at this evening Grapevine Network event, which is part of your flagship monthly networking event series in Croydon, that takes place on the last Thursday of every month*. Regularly attend these popular events to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and experience an informal, relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will get to network with over 80 like-minded business professionals from the local community and beyond.

We are delighted to be hosted by Croydon Council in Braithwaite Hall

*excluding July and December

At Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members, Members' Guests FREE

Please note: Members' guests are only eligible to attend one Grapevine Network event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.








05/12/2017

MAXIMISE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Open to all new and existing Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry members or prospective members. Find out how membership can boost your business by attending this informative session. Discover how to take advantage of our membership services, offers and networking events. Meet our team, get some useful tips on how to network successfully and start your networking journey by connecting with fellow members and local businesses. 

At
Jurys Inn, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY
Time 9.30am - 11.00am
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:
lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk
or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Local Member FREE
Members' Guests and Non-Members FREE

Please note: Members' guests and Non-members are only eligible to attend one Maximise event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.

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To speak to our team about how LCCI membership can help you connect with other businesses, influence on your behalf and provide practical support; contact us on T: +44 (0)20 7203 1881 or E: membersales@londonchamber.co.uk. Alternatively you can give us a few details here and we'll call you back or complete an online application form.