Business Networking Events in Huddersfield: 2020 List
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Huddersfield has many networking events for local businesses.
Try out different events and see what works for you and your business.
Know a regular business networking event that’s not listed? Get in touch and I’ll add it to the list.
Free Business Networking Events in Huddersfield
MY Network – Huddersfield
Cafe Ollo, 7 Northumberland St, Huddersfield HD1 1RL, UK
Mid Yorkshire Network is a local group that has been hosting events for the last 10 years. It was set up to help businesses within the area to promote their services.
Each event is informal, open networking. Based at the Media Centre it’s a couple of minutes walk from Huddersfield train station and has parking nearby.
3rd Wednesday of the month 09:00-11:00
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Yorkshire Mafia – Huddersfield Huddle
Head of Steam, St George’s Square, Huddersfield HD1 1JB
A regular event run by the Yorkshire Mafia. The focus is on relaxed networking and relationship building with local businesses.
Each event is informal, open networking. Based at the Head of Steam it’s next door to Huddersfield train station and has parking nearby.
2nd Monday of the month 18:00-23:00
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Federation of Small Businesses – #FSBConnect Huddersfield
GDPA Cafe, 9 Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SX
An informal, open networking event run by the FSB. The event is open to FSB members and non-members.
The GDPA Cafe is in the centre of Huddersfield. It’s free to attend but the organisers ask you to book your place beforehand.
4th Thursday of the month 17:00-19:00
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Various locations in Huddersfield
A Huddersfield group to help you meet new people in business, share new ideas and make friends.
Their mission is to connect Huddersfield’s people and its places for the good of the town. Previous events have been hosted by different Huddersfield businesses.
Check the website for future events.
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Colne Valley Business Networking
Various locations in the Colne Valley
Colne Valley Business Network is a not for profit organisation that is focused on connecting businesses and residents of West Yorkshire.
Every other month on a Thursday 16:00-18:00. Check the website for future events.
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Coffee Connection Collaboration
The Coffee Loft, 199 Wakefield Road, Scissett, HD8 9JZ
This group brings together women in business.
At each Meetup, there is a guest talk / workshop and Q&A. Followed by an opportunity to speak up on your own business. And the chance to solve each other’s business challenges or seek feedback on an idea.
1st Tuesday of the month 10:45-11:45
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West Vale Works
Vine Bar, Stainland Rd, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8AD
Local businesses started West Vale Works in 2019 with support from Calderdale Council. It’s open to businesses in West Vale and the surrounding areas.
Each meeting has informal networking, a guest speaker and a 60-second round. Register for email updates on the website and join their Facebook group to hear about future meetings.
Meets every 2 months
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No Nonsense Networking
The Room, Town Hall Dental, Thornton Square, Brighouse, HD6 1EB
This friendly group meets in the centre of Brighouse each month
Each meeting has informal networking and a guest speaker. There is often a theme for each meeting. Visit the website to find out more details.
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Pay-as-You-Go Business Networking Events in Huddersfield
Mid Yorkshire Chamber
Various locations across Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield.
Meet every business in the room through a series of quick 1 to 1 conversations. It’s the most efficient way to make new contacts.
1st Thursday of the month 09:00-10:30
Cost: FREE to members of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber. £20 for non-members
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Netwalks – Networking without walls
Various locations around Huddersfield and West Yorkshire
Get away from the office and enjoy fresh air, exercise and relaxed networking. Walks are around 3-4 miles and at a leisurely pace, as it’s more important to chat than it is to smash out the miles. The group finishes at a local cafe so you can finish chatting over a brew (included). Bring walking boots or wellies!
Meets monthly. Check website for dates
Cost: £8 (Once you’ve booked you’ll be sent the meeting location)
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Each meeting has informal networking, a 2-minute introduction from each business and a guest speaker. You also have the chance to enjoy lunch too.
Cost: £20 per meeting (includes breakfast or lunch)
Perfect People – Batley Lunch
Zucchini, 260 Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 6JD
Every Wednesday 11:00-13:00
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Perfect People – Huddersfield Breakfast
Toby Carvery, Brighouse Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD2 2LB
Cost: £15 per meeting (includes continental breakfast)
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Perfect People – Huddersfield Lunch
The High Park, Bradley Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD2 1PZ
Every Wednesday 11:00-13:00
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Various locations in Huddersfield
An open and informal networking event that includes a buffet lunch. There is no pressure to give referrals or to public speak.
Check the website for details of the Huddersfield meetings. These are not as regular as the other events.
Cost: £13.50 per meeting (includes buffet lunch)
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Ristorante Zucchini, 260 Bradford Rd, Batley WF17 6JD
c.10 miles from Huddersfield
Relaxed and informal networking event organised by Switalskis solicitors.
There is an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch but no public speaking. And you have a chance to win a prize in the raffle.
Last Wednesday of the month 12:00-14:00
Cost: £6.50 per meeting (includes all-you-can-eat-buffet lunch)
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Paid Networking Membership Groups in Huddersfield
4Networking – Huddersfield Breakfast
Clarion Cedar Court Huddersfield Hotel, Ainley Top, Lindley Moor Rd, Elland, Huddersfield HD3 3RH
4Networking is a UK-wide business networking group. Members can attend any of its meetings across the country.
Each meeting includes a 40-second introduction round, a 20-minute speaker slot (4Sight) and 3 x 10-minute 1-2-1s.
Every other Thursday 08:00-10:00
Cost: £15 per meeting (includes breakfast). Non-members can attend 2 meetings before joining. Check website for membership details and to book a place.
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BNI – BNI Terriers
315 Bar and Restaurant, Lepton, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD8 0LX
BNI is a global networking organisation based on the idea of ‘Givers Gain’. Members pass referrals to each other during the meetings. BNI Terriers is the local BNI chapter in Huddersfield.
Only 1 business per category is allowed to be a member. Visitors may attend chapter meetings twice before joining. Contact the chapter before you visit.
Every Wednesday 06:45
Cost: Check website for membership details and to be a visitor
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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice – 99er Business Club
Various locations around Huddersfield
The difference with this networking group is that as a member you help a local charity as well as your business.
Forget Me Not makes a difference to children with life-shortening conditions and their families.
Cost: Membership min. £30 per month.
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The Venue, Storthes Hall Park, Storthes Hall Ln, Huddersfield HD8 0WA
This group targets business owners who live, work or play in the HD8 postcode or the surrounding areas.
Their networking event is based on speed networking as well as informal networking.
Cost: Check website for membership details. There’s a meeting fee of £10. Non-members can visit before joining.
Read more about HD8 Network
SAM Networking Ltd
Online right now, but from 22/8/20 it will meet at Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top, Huddersfield.
Membership group with one business per category.
Every Friday 07:15-09:00
Cost: £30 per month (No VAT). First 2 visits free.
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Women in Business Network (WIBN) – Huddersfield and Wakefield
Bar 315, 315 Wakefield Rd, Lepton, Huddersfield HD8 0LX
A membership networking group for women. WIBN Membership is open to both business owners and employed women.
First Tuesday of the month 12:00-14:00
Cost: Member meeting fee of £24. Non-member visitor fee is £28. Check website for membership details.
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