Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

10 tips to make your next networking event feel less 'awkward'

Seldom will you find an experienced networker who hasn’t once experienced the discomfort, fear and uncertainty you’re likely feeling (why else did you click on this post?) right now.

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Haiders 11 Top Tips for Networking

With the premier of our monthly networking event, Haiders Hub, we thought we’d share some of our tips for making the most out of your networking events.

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Market Your Business this Autumn: Athena Business Networking

• How confident are you in your business networking and your strategy?
• Are you unsure if your monthly minute is having the right impact?
• Are you getting the right contacts through your networking efforts?
• In fact, are you getting ANY contacts?

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10 things to never, ever do at a networking event

Despite the digitally dominated era we find ourselves in, networking opportunities are available in abundance.

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5 steps to future-proof your business

The business landscape is notoriously disruptive, volatile and unpredictable. And for businesses to withstand this level of uncertainty, it’s not enough to simply have the best product, the best price, or even the best service.

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The top 4 benefits of networking

We’ve previously written about how to approach networking to get the most out of it. And it’s worth getting it right as it can help you grow your business.

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The Value of Networking in Business: 8 Ways to Make it Count

It’s in our nature as humans to connect and interact with others. But for too many - especially introverts - it can be daunting and intimidating. Others simply don't have the time or knowledge.

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Velocity Grant Sparks Major Investment for Electronics Firm


A £50,000 Velocity grant has prompted a £1million investment in pioneering new technologies, propelling a Bedford electronics firm to the forefront of its industry.

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Networking Event Helps Local Businesses Take Off


  • Networking event links 44 local companies with London Luton Airport’s extensive supply chain
  • Local firms set to reap benefits from LLA’s £100m development programme
  • Event raises £2,500 for charity partner Sue Ryder
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