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Business Networking Events in Huddersfield: 2019 List

Huddersfield has many networking events for local businesses.

These regular events are an effective way to grow your business. You make new contacts, build relationships and raise your profile.

And there’s something here for everyone. From free events to paid membership groups. As well as pay as you go events in the middle.

This post covers regular networking events in Huddersfield. But many other business events also include networking within them.

Try out different events and see what works for you and your business.

And if you want to network across a wider area, here’s a list of networking events in Leeds.

Know a regular business networking event in Huddersfield that’s not listed here? 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

Cost: FREE

Read more about MY Network – Huddersfield

​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

Cost: FREE

Read more about Yorkshire Mafia – Huddersfield Huddle

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

Cost: FREE

Read more about #FSBConnect Huddersfield

Around Town

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.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Around Town

Colne Valley Business Networking

Various locations in the Colne Valley

A group started by Kirklees Council to help businesses & organisations in the Colne Valley.

The group is open to all. It aims to build better links between local businesses for the benefit of all.

Relaunched in 2019. Check the website for future events.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Colne Valley Business Networking

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

Cost: FREE

Read more about West Vale Works

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.

Meets monthly.

Cost: FREE

Read more about No Nonsense Networking

 

Pay as You Go Business Networking Events in Huddersfield

Mid Yorkshire Chamber – Speed Networking

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 09:30-11:00

Cost: FREE to members of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber. £20 for non-members

Read more about Mid Yorkshire Chamber – Speed Networking

Perfect People – Huddersfield Lunch

The High Park, Bradley Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD2 1PZ

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.

Every Wednesday 11:00-13:00

Cost: £20 per meeting (includes lunch)

Read more about Perfect People – Huddersfield Lunch

Perfect People – Huddersfield Breakfast

Perfect People Group HQ, Cooper Bridge Warehouse, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD5 0RL

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.

Every other Thursday 08:00-09:00

Cost: £15 per meeting (includes continental breakfast)

Read more about Perfect People – Huddersfield Breakfast

Simply Networking

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)

Read more about Simply Networking

Switalskis

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)

Read more about Switalskis

 

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

Read more about BNI Terriers

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.

Read more about Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice – 99er Business Club

HD8 Network

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.

Monthly 10:00-12:00

Cost: Check website for membership details. There’s a meeting fee of £10. Non-members can visit before joining.

Read more about HD8 Network

Network B2B

Manor House Lindley, 1 Lidget Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3JB

A weekly networking membership group. Only 1 business per category is allowed to be a member.

Non-members can attend 2 meetings before joining.

Every Thursday 07:15-09:00

Cost: £15 per meeting. Check website for membership details.

Read more about Network B2B

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.

Read more about Women in Business Network

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