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Complete List of Business Networking Events in Leeds 2019

Looking for business networking events in Leeds?

Leeds hosts a huge number of networking events across the city. This list covers regular events with links to find out more about them.

Networking events are an effective way to meet new people and discover opportunities. In fact, it’s been one of the best methods to grow my business.

Try out different events to see which work best for you and your business.

Check all the details with the organiser because the venues and timings may change.

As it’s a long list, you may find it handy to use these shortcuts to skip to the events you’re most interested in:

Free Business Networking Events

Pay-as-You-Go Business Networking Events

Paid Membership Networking Groups

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

Happy networking!

Do you run a regular networking event that’s not on the list? Get in touch and I’ll be happy to add your event.

 

Free Business Networking Events in Leeds

Bobble Bitesize Networking

WiZU Workspace: The Leeming Building, George Street, Leeds, LS2 7HZ

This event gives you the chance to network over breakfast and learn about digital marketing. Run by Leeds digital marketing agency Bobble Digital.

First Wednesday of the month 07:30-08:00.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Bobble Bitesize Networking

Leeds Property People

Foley’s Tap House, Pearl Chambers, 22 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 5BY

As the name suggests, this group is all about property. Aimed at everyone “from early stage dreamers to real-life monopoly moguls”. Whether you’re interested in renovations, financing or hands-off investment.

Meets once a month. Check website for dates and times.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Leeds Property People

Leeds Trinity Business Network

Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, LS18 5HD

Network with other Leeds businesses over a buffet lunch and then listen to a guest speaker. Each event has a theme to help you grow your business along with a practical ‘take away’.

Every other month from 13:00-14:30.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Leeds Trinity Business Network

Purple Networking Guiseley

Everybodys, Otley Road, Guiseley, LS20 8PS

Informal, free monthly evening business networking meeting in Guiseley.

Monthly 18:00-20:00. Check website for dates.

Cost: FREE

Read more about Purple Networking Guiseley

WordPress Leeds

Platform Building, New Station St, Leeds LS1 4JB

This group is for everyone who loves WordPress. Local developers, designers and publishers share their experience and knowledge. There’s usually a guest speaker and pizza!

Fourth Tuesday of each month 18:00-20:30.

Cost: FREE

Read more about WordPress Leeds

Yorkshire Mafia

Various locations in Leeds.

The Yorkshire Mafia run events across Yorkshire, including Leeds. These are usually free, informal drinks evenings. Book via their website and see who else is going to be there.

Cost: FREE

Read more about The Yorkshire Mafia

Yorkshire Society Networking Events

The Head of Steam, 7 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5HN

This informal event includes a voluntary speed networking session. You can take in the speed networking or mingle at the bar.

Monthly from 17:30-20:00.

Cost: FREE (but book your place online)

Read more about Yorkshire Society Networking Events

Pay as You Go Business Networking Events in Leeds

Leeds Property Investor Breakfast

Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN

This event is for property investors in Leeds and is limited to 10 people. The aim is to share knowledge and meet other investors. There’s time for everyone to share their property issues or ask questions.

First Friday of the month (except August) 07:30-09:30.

Cost: £37 per meeting (includes breakfast)

Read more about Leeds Property Investor Breakfast

Powerhouse Networking

These events feature Powerhouse Shuffle sessions. Within each session, you get 60 seconds to present your business. You’ll also hear 3 x 8-minute Development or Education Sessions (not sales pitches!) and have a hot buffet lunch.

Cost: £30 per meeting (includes buffet lunch).

Read more about Powerhouse Networking

Leeds South

Village Hotel, Capitol Boulveard, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0TS

Monthly 11.00-13.00.

Leeds North

Village Hotel, North Leeds, 186 Otley Road, Headingly, Leeds, LS16 5PR

Monthly 11.30-13.30.

Real Networking Breakfast Club

Leeds Marriott Hotel Leisure Club, 4 Trevelyan Square, Leeds, LS1 6ET

At this Leeds networking event, you’ll hear a 60-second pitch from each business. Take part in 2 x 121s in the meeting. And hear a 10-minute business spotlight.

Monthly 08:00-10:00.

Cost: £20 (includes breakfast).

Read more about Real Networking Breakfast Club

Simply Networking

Various locations in Leeds city centre.

An open and informal networking event that includes a buffet lunch. There is no pressure to give referrals or make pitches.

Monthly. Check the website for dates and to book.

Cost: £13.50 per meeting (includes buffet lunch)

Read more about Simply Networking

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce – Pure Networking

Various locations in Leeds.

This event combines informal networking when you arrive followed by formal table networking. Visitors move around the tables to meet more people.

Check the website for dates and to book.

Cost: Members £21 and non-members £36 (includes breakfast)

Read more about Pure Networking

Paid Networking Membership Groups in Leeds

4Networking

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.

Cost: £15 per meeting (includes breakfast). Non-members can attend 2 meetings before joining. Check website for membership details and to book a place.

Read more about 4Networking

4N Leeds Central Breakfast

The Queens Arms, Toby Carvery, 201 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PT

Every other Thursday 08:00-10:00.

Read more about 4N Leeds Central

4N Leeds North Breakfast

Toby Carvery, 2-4 Fink Hill, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4DH

Every other Friday 08:00-10:00.

Read more about 4N Leeds North

4N Leeds East Breakfast

The Toby Carvery Oulton, 2 Aberford Road, Rothwell LS26 8EJ

Every other Tuesday 08:00-10:00.

Read more about 4N Leeds East

4N Morley Breakfast

Howley Hall Golf Club, Morley, Scotchman Lane, Morley LS27 0NX

Every other Friday 08:00-10:00.

Read more about 4N Morley

4N Leeds City Centre Evening (from 19th November)

The Lazy Lounge, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4JY

Every other Tuesday 18:00-20:00.

Read more about 4N Leeds City Centre

5 for 5 Corporate Networking – Simon on the Streets

Various locations in Leeds

Simon on the Streets is the Leeds charity which offers support to rough sleepers. Their 5 for 5 partners commit to donating £500 per year for a 5 year period. These corporate networking events bring the partners together for networking and sharing business.

Cost: Check website for how to become a corporate supporter of Simon on the Streets.

Read more about 5 for 5 Corporate Networking

BforB Networking – Leeds Professionals

Banyan Leeds, Toronto Square, 2 City Square, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 2ES

For £12.50 + vat you’ll have the opportunity to present your business, and hear from a keynote speaker at each meeting.

Every other Thursday 07:30 until 09:00.

Read more about BforB Networking

BNI

BNI is a global networking organisation based on the idea of ‘Givers Gain’. Members pass referrals to each other during the meetings.

Only 1 business per category is allowed to be a member. Visitors may attend chapter meetings twice before joining. Contact the chapter to arrange a visit.

Cost: Check website for membership details and to become a visitor

Read more about BNI

Apex BNI

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 8AG

Every Tuesday from 07:00,

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Network Central BNI

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 8AG

Every Friday from 07:00.

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Revolution BNI

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 8AG

Every Thursday from 07:00.

Read more about Revolution BNI

Acclaim BNI

Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 8AG

Every Wednesday from 07:00.

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High Flyers BNI

Horsforth Golf Club, Layton Rise, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5EX

Every Friday from 07:00.

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Ignite BNI

Village Hotel Club, 186 Otley Rd, Headingly, Leeds, LS16 5PR

Every Thursday from 07:00.

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Infinity BNI

Carrwood Park, Swillington Common Farm, Selby Road, Swillington, Leeds, LS15 4LG

Every Thursday from 07:00.

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Brand Yorkshire

Village Hotel, 186 Otley Rd, Headingly, Leeds, LS16 5PR

This group holds an “OPEN to all Sectors” networking event in Leeds. Visitors can attend once before joining.

Second Friday of the month 07:30-09:30.

They also hold a Property and Construction Networking Club every fourth Friday of the month in Leeds or Harrogate.

Cost: £12 per meeting (member) or £15 (visitor) and includes sandwich. Check website for membership details.

Read more about Brand Yorkshire

DrivenNet

Various locations in Leeds and elsewhere.

This is a unique membership group for people “who share a passion for all things automotive”. Each event is hosted at a different motoring location.

Cost: Check website for membership details and meeting dates/times.

Read more about DrivenNet

Elite Business Academy

Village Hotel, Capitol Boulveard, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0TS

These events combine open networking, table networking, 1-2-1 networking, coaching and guest speakers.

Cost: Check website for membership details and to book a place. Guest tickets cost £20 per meeting (includes buffet lunch).

Monthly on a Friday 10:00-16:15

Read more about Elite Business Academy

Fore Business

Garforth Golf Club, Long Lane, Leeds LS25 2DS

Combine business networking and referrals with a round of golf.

Cost: Check website for membership details and to book a place. Guest tickets cost £59 plus VAT.

First Thursday of the month from 08:00

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Forward Ladies – Power Business Breakfast Club

Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Toronto Square, 2 City Square, Leeds, LS1 2ES

Cost: Free to Premium members. £15 + VAT for others to attend. Check website for
membership details.

Third Thursday of the month 09:30-11:00.

Read more about Forward Ladies Power Business Breakfast Club

In Business

Locations include:
Pure Offices, Turnberry Park Road, Morley, Leeds, LS27 7LE
Hope Park Business Centre, Trevor Foster Way, Bradford, BD5 8HB
Dawsons House, Owlcotes Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6PY

This group combines networking and training events. It’s held at a number of locations in Leeds. And you can attend 2 meetings before you become a member.

Cost: Check website for membership details, meeting dates/times and to become a visitor.

Read more about In Business

Network B2B

A weekly networking membership group. Only 1 business per category is allowed to be a member. Non-members can attend 2 meetings before joining.

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

Read more about Network B2B

Network B2B Leeds Breakfast

Park Plaza Hotel, Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5ES

Every Tuesday 07:15-09:00.

Network B2B Leeds Bradford Airport

Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds Rd, Leeds, LS16 9JJ

Every Wednesday 07:15-09:00.

The Business Network

Various locations in Leeds.

This group meets once a month and each meeting has a workshop followed by a lunch. Non-members can attend 1 meeting before joining.

11:15-12:00 (Workshop) | 12:00-14:00 (Lunch)

Cost: £30 per meeting (includes lunch). Check website for membership details and to book a place.

Read more about The Business Network

Women in Business Network (WIBN)

A membership networking group for women. WIBN Membership is open to both business owners and employed women.

Cost: Member meeting fee of £24. Non-member visitor fee is £28. Check website for
membership details.

Read more about Women in Business Network

WIBN Leeds Central

Banyan Bar & Kitchen, 2 The Old Post Office, City Square, Leeds, LS1 2ES

First Monday of the month 12:00-14:00.

Read more about WIBN Leeds Central

WIBN Leeds Convive

Convive Restaurant @ Weetwood Hall, Otley Rd, Leeds, LS16 5PS

Third Tuesday of the month 12:00-14:00.

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WIBN Leeds East

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Century Way, Leeds, LS15 8ZB

Second Wednesday of the month 12:00-14:00.

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WIBN Leeds Metro

Blackhouse – The Grill on the Square, E Parade, Leeds, LS1 5PS

Second Monday of the month 12:00-14:00.

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WIBN Leeds North & Harrogate

Convive, Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire. LS16 5PS

Third Thursday of the month 12:00-14:00.

Read more about WIBN Leeds North & Harrogate

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