Why Join the cheltenham Business Forum?
Business Forums Ltd was first set up in January 2010 (as the Stratford Business Forum) to provide a vehicle for businesses and services in South Warwickshire to meet up, build relationships and do business together as well as offering support to smaller businesses. In 2013 the Leamington Business Forum was launched followed in 2016 by the Cheltenham Business Forum serving the Gloucestershire business community.
‘Local supporting Local’ was the early motto of the Business Forum.
The group has gone from strength to strength over the past 9 years and now has over 200 members covering all sectors and sizes, ranging from large multinational companies to local charities and small retailers.
What this award winning and dynamic Business Club offers you:
The flagship event of the Business Forum is the monthly BIG Breakfast where between 60-100 people attend an early morning breakfast event and a key speaker gives a presentation. It is a place where events can be promoted for the area and often a local charity has the chance to give a presentation. There is always plenty of open networking time when members and their guests can to talk with each other over a delicious cooked breakfast.
Many businesses like to attend a networking event to meet other businesses in the area and the Business Forum has a number of other meeting and networking events including monthly 12@12 Property Professionals lunch and our exclusive 12@12 Talk Business Lunches.
Twice a year the Business Forum hosts The Business Show, one in Stratford upon Avon and one in Leamington Spa, giving around 100 exhibitors the opportunity to promote their goods and services.
Behind the scenes, the Business Forum is often asked to attend forums, meetings and groups around the region to take part in discussions and debates. This allows the members of the Business Forum to have a ‘voice’ in the area and a part in decision making policies.
One-off training seminars, workshops and business lunches are often hosted by the Business Forum.
There is also an active presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and other social media sites and helps promote member’s events and services through these.
The Business Forum also hosts an annual ‘Cheltenham @ Parliament day’ event where 200 attendees from the regions businesses and organisations showcase the regions depth of skills, talents and opportunities.
The Business Forum is only funded by membersip of the group by it's members. Membership starts from just £200+vat pa for individuals and £300+vat for businesses.
It is the business or organisation that is the member, so any representative of the organization can attend events.