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October 2019 Business Networking events in Exeter

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Digital Exeter Meetup

When? Wednesday 2 October 7.00 - 9.00pm

Where? The Workshop at The Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter

What? Catch up with Exeter’s digital community & listen to some great talks.

Cost: Free!

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Chudleigh G12 Business Networking

When? Wednesday 2 October 9.30 – 11.00am

Where? The Phoenix, Chudleigh, TQ13 0HX

What? Open networking, breakfast, 1-2-1 networking.

Cost: £15

For more information contact Gleave Media. 01392 241790.

Networking at Froginwell Vineyard - LinkedIn Local Exeter

When? Wednesday 2 October 08:00 – 09:30am

Where? Froginwell Vineyard, Sidmouth Road, Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1EP

What? Networking, pastries, tea or coffee plus Top Tips on using LinkedIn.

Cost: Free!

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Exeter Women in Business networking meeting

When? Wednesday, 2 October 12:30 – 2.00pm

Where? The Terrace, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3FB

What? Digital Marketing Tactics for the Mobile Age with digital marketing professional, Crystal Carter.

Cost: Free!

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ExIST Breakfast event

When? Thursday 3 October 8.30 – 11.00am

Where? Met Office Collaboration Building

What? How to access capital to grow your STEMM business. Presentations on bank financing, private investment, grant funding and crowd funding.

Cost: £17

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Phonic FM’s Business Social

When? Monday 7 October 6.00 – 8.00pm

Where? Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS

What? Build links with the local business community. Tea, coffee and a complimentary bar

Cost: Free!

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Business Breakfast, Regus (Exeter)

When? Tuesday 8 October 7.30 – 9.30am

Where? Regus - Exeter Business Park, Emperor Way EX1 3QS

What? Networking, buffet breakfast and speaker Lesley Anderson from Hedgerow Marketing will be talking about ‘Social Selling - Where does it fit in your marketing strategy?’

Cost: Free! for Devon Partnerships members, £5 for non-members.

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Devon Business Alliance

When? Tuesday 8 October 7.45 – 9.15am (fortnightly)

Where? The Grange Court Hotel, Rockbeare, Exeter EX5 2FP

What? Share business news, discuss ideas, inspire and support each other.

Cost: Free!

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Professionelle – Business Networking for Women

When? Tuesday 8 October 12.15 – 2.30pm

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ.

What? Promote your business, network, testimonials & referrals followed by lunch.

Cost: £25 for non-members. Visit twice before committing to membership.

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The Business Network

When? Wednesday 9 October 12.00 – 2.00pm. Refreshments & registration 11.45am - (10.00 am for those attending seminar)

Where? Sandy Park Conference Centre Exeter EX2 7NN

What? Helping you make meaningful business connections. Plus, a seminar – Biology of the Mind - led by David Buckley from The Summit Path.

Cost: £39.95 (non-members) includes two course lunch with welcome drinks and coffee.

Contact: Helen Bennett 01803 328806

FSB South West – Taking Care of Business

When? Wednesday 9 October 11:00am – 13:30pm

Where? Exeter Science Park, 6 Babbage Way, Clyst Honiton EX5 2FN

What? Making GDPR work for you in a changing landscape of consumer behaviour in payments.

Cost: £10 – including refreshments and lunch.

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Exeter Analytics Network Conference 2019

When? Thursday 10 October 12.00 – 4.00pm

Where? Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab, Upper Richardson, Exeter EX5 2FS.

What? Find out our how data and analytics can be used to drive and inform business.

Cost: Free!

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Exeter Chamber Business Breakfast Briefing

When? Thursday 10 October 8.30 – 10.00am

Where? Exeter Library

What? David Ralph CEO, Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership will give an update on progress of the draft Local Industrial Strategy.

Cost: £13 for members

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#NatWestBoost & Funny Women present HERlarious – Stop Selling Yourself Short

When? Tuesday 15 October 10:00am – 12:30 pm

Where? Exeter Golf and Country Club *The Duckworth Suite* Topsham Road

Exeter EX2 7AE

What? Tea, coffee, biscuits & networking. Plus, how humour can help develop your confidence and business.

Cost: Free!

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Devon Networking Lunch

When? Tuesday 15 October 12.00 – 2.00pm

Where? The Blue Ball Inn, Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7JL

What? Networking and hot fork buffet lunch.

Cost: £12 for members, £16 for non-members.

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Chamber Networking Lunch

When? Wednesday 16 October 12.00 – 2.00pm

Where? Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

What? Networking, drinks, two course lunch and a speaker from Jurassic Fibre, the Exeter based full fibre optic broadband business.

Cost: £26 for Chamber members, £40 for non-members and guests.

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Lyme Bay Ladies Networking meeting

When? Thursday 17 October 10.00am – 12.00pm

Where? Exeter Golf and Country Club, Topsham Road, EX2 7AE

What? Networking and talk from Claire Barrow from Crosse & Crosse Solicitors

and Anna Gidman from Financial planners Raymond James

Cost: £5 for members and £7.50 for non-members & guests.

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Devon Partnerships’ Lunch

When? Thursday 17 October 2019 12.00 – 2.00pm

Where? Basepoint Business Centre, Marsh Barton Trading Estate

Yeoford Way, Exeter EX2 8LB

What? Networking and lunch

Cost: Free! for members, £5 for non-members

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Michelmores Cycle Network - October

When? Friday 18 October - 07:15 am

Where? Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Exeter, EX2 5WR

What? 45k or 30k cycle ride followed by coffee and bacon butties.

Cost: Free!

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Joint Devon & Cornish Partnerships Executive Race Day, Exeter Racecourse

When? Tuesday 22 October 12:00 - 6:30 pm

Where? Exeter Racecourse Kennford Exeter EX6 7XS

What? Best Mate Beginners Chase Day. Includes official racecard, TV coverage, two course dinner and car parking.

Cost: £55

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South West Business Lunch

When? Wednesday 30 October 12.00 – 2.00pm

Where? Blue Ball Inn Restaurant & Bar Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7JL

What? Two course lunch, drinks, networking & Speakers’ Corner Slot

Cost: £30 for SWB Connections clients, £35 for non-clients.

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Exeter Successful Women in Business

When? Third Tuesday of the month. 9.30am – 12.00pm.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ.

What? Breakfast & networking

Cost: £23

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4Networking Exeter Breakfast

When? Every other Friday. 8.00am – 10.00am

Where? Brewers Fayre, Exeter, near J29 M5.

What? Networking with local business owners and employees. 40-second introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees.

Cost: £15.


4Networking Exeter Breakfast

When? Every other Friday. 8.00am – 10.00am

Where? Hampton by Hilton (Exeter Airport) Exeter EX5 2LJ

What? Networking with local business owners and employees. 40-second introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees.

Cost: £15.


Devon Women in Business lunch

When? Last Friday of the month

Where? Passage House Hotel, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton TQ12 3QH

What? Networking and business referrals.

Cost: £15

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BNI City Wall

When? Every Wednesday. 7.00am.

Where? Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE.

What? Networking meeting with prime intention of passing each other opportunities for new business through 'word of mouth referrals'.

Cost: See website for membership fees.

Contact: Benson Campbell, 01626333213

East Devon Business Initiative

When? Every Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Where? Woodbury Park, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1JJ

What? Networking and presentations. Members encouraged to present their businesses and services to the group.

Cost: See website for details.

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Business @ Breakfast

When? Fortnightly - Wednesdays 7.00am – 8.30am.

Where? Southgate Mercure Hotel, Exeter EX1 1QF

What? Networking and referral group

Cost: £10.00 per member/ £15.00 per non-member including breakfast. See website for joining fees.


Exeter Business Club

When? Every Friday. 7.15am – 9.00am

Where? Isca Centre – Summer Lane Whipton Exeter.

What? Networking, presentations & breakfast

Cost: Membership £40 per month plus joining fee.


Laptop Friday

When? Every Friday morning

Where? Café 3 Sixty, Newton Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AZ

What? Informal co-working & networking.

Cost: Free! Pay for your own refreshments.

Contact Louise Jenner, The Dream Job Coach.

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