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Business is all about meeting people and building relationships that lead to further business. All our events provide an opportunity to network.

Our series of over 30 local networking events each year caters for every person and every business. Whether you are looking for training, general or facilitated networking, briefings on topical issues, or want to entertain clients, we have an event for you.

Check out our latest networking events below. Contact our events team on +44 (0)20 7556 2393 or email lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk for further queries.

 

 

01/08/2017

MAXIMISE YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Open to all new and existing Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry members or prospective members. Find out how membership can boost your business by attending this informative session. Discover how to take advantage of our membership services, offers and networking events. Meet our team, get some useful tips on how to network successfully and start your networking journey by connecting with fellow members and local businesses. 

At
Jurys Inn, Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 9XY
Time 9.30am - 11.00am
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:
lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk
or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Local Member FREE
Members' Guests and Non-Members FREE

Please note: Members' guests and Non-members are only eligible to attend one Maximise event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.

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10/08/2017

AFTERNOON TEA NETWORKING WITH THE MAYOR

Join us for an afternoon of networking in style at our Afternoon Tea event.

This event, part of our social event series, will be a relaxed, friendly and informal affair but with excellent networking opportunities. It is a great way to engage with local businesses and raise the profile of your organisation, whilst sampling the delights of afternoon tea in stylish surroundings. Weather permitting, we also have access to an outside area to take advantage of the August sunshine. In addition, meet and hear from the new Mayor of Croydon, who is our esteemed guest.

This is the perfect way to spend a summer's afternoon, mixing business with pleasure.

At Hallmark Hotel Croydon Aerodrome, 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT
Time 3.00pm - 5.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members £20.00 
Premier Plus Members
£20.00
Local Members £20.00
Members' Guest £20.00 

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31/08/2017

THE GRAPEVINE NETWORK

Join us at this evening Grapevine Network event, which is part of your flagship monthly networking event series in Croydon, that takes place on the last Thursday of every month*. Regularly attend these popular events to create new business opportunities, strengthen existing relationships and experience an informal, relaxed and fun atmosphere. You will get to network with over 80 like-minded business professionals from the local community and beyond.

We are delighted to be hosted by Metro Bank (Croydon).

*excluding July and December

At Metro Bank (Croydon), Centrale Shopping Centre, Unit 1-2 Croydon CR0 1TY
Time 6.00pm - 8.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T:+44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members, Members' Guests FREE

Please note: Members' guests are only eligible to attend one Grapevine Network event before we invite them to join membership. To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.


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14/09/2017

Perfect Your Elevator Pitch - how to impress your audience

Join Simon de Cintra of Act Naturally and learn how to deliver a great elevator pitch that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

 

If you've ever sat in a meeting, your inner voice burning to share that killer concept you've ingeniously cooked up, only for the moment to be stolen by somebody else piping up with the same thing, then Simon can help. Likewise if, and when, you do get the chance to speak you but get hopelessly lost in the detail before you dispatch the golden bullet, then this session is also for you.

 

At Capital Business Centre, 22 Carlton Road, South Croydon CR2 0BS
Time 9.00am - 11.00am
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E:
lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Patron Member £12.00
Premier Plus Members £12.00
Local Members £12.00
Members' Guests £12.00
Non-Members £36.00

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19/09/2017

LET'S TALK BUSINESS

This event is designed for our members who enjoy networking in a small group. The lunch will be hosted by business coach Gordon Bull FCA, Consultant, Bryden Johnson, whose career as an accountant spans over 40 years and is well known in the Croydon Business community as a go-to advisor for businesses. 

Enjoy exchanging ideas, sharing your news and strengthening your business contacts over a delicious three course lunch, held at Bagatti's Restaurant. Places are limited to 12 people.

Price includes a glass of wine and three course meal.

At Bagatti's Restaurant, 56-58 South End, Croydon CR0 1DP
Time 12.00pm - 2.00pm
For more information contact Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393 

Patron Members, Premier Plus Members, Local Members and Members Guests £24.00

To secure your place/s please click on the link below. Telephone and email bookings will not be accepted.

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26/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS MASTERCLASS


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract

- Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements

- Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements

- Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers

- Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00pm - 12.30pm or 2.00pm - 5.30pm*
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

*The same workshop will be run twice in one day, max 15 companies per workshop.


Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary

To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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Organised by

    Innovate UK    Enterprise Europe Network        European Commission



27/09/2017

SUBMITTING WINNING BIDS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR


Whether your objective is to bid successfully for public sector contracts or become part of the wider supply chain via established prime contractors, this course will offer practical advice to help you develop the skills you need to submit winning tenders. This course is suitable for anyone involved in bidding for construction contracts, or who provides products and services to construction companies.

 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

- Create a competitive bid strategy that will demonstrate your suitability to deliver the contract

- Produce a bid management plan that will address all bid requirements

- Draft initial responses that address all buyer requirements

- Run effective reviews with your senior decision makers

- Write complete responses which maximise your chances of scoring marks

Trainer Mike Raynor, Bid Director of Raynor Bid Consultancy
At
London Chamber of Commerce (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time
9.00pm - 1.00pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

 

Premier Plus Members, Local and Non Members: Complimentary
To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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Organised by

 Innovate UK     Enterprise Europe Network          European Commission



28/09/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: EXPORT DOCUMENTS


Poor understanding of international trade procedures often costs time, money and even heavy fines. Over 65% of companies attend training courses because of issues with export documents compliance. This export documents course explains all the key requirements when shipping products globally. The content is updated to keep up with the latest industry developments. Key elements of the course can be easily implemented into most business systems, increasing the chances of reducing costs and increasing sales.

 

The course is ideally suited for all who need to understand the documentation, as well as staff actively engaged in the movement of goods, including supervisors, accounts and warehouse staff. This course is suitable for all companies, from individuals and small businesses new to exporting to large corporations and experienced business people who may need to keep up with industry changes.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm 
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Members: £354.00
Local and Non Members: £414.00
For companies registering more than one attendee a 15% discount will be applied on the second attendee.


To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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02/10/2017

EU COMPANY MISSION WITH BROKRAGE EVENT: NIGERIA


In 2016, the European Commission's largest business support network, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) expanded their operations to Nigeria. To celebrate this growth, the EEN team at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in partnership with EEN Nigeria and the EU delegation in Nigeria, is launching the first EU company mission combined with a brokerage event in Lagos.

The brokerage event and company mission will bring together companies from several EU countries and will run concurrently with the EU Delegation's sixth annual EU Nigeria Business Forum (EUNBF), scheduled to take place from Thursday 5 to Friday 6 October 2017.  The forum brings together high-profile speakers from the Nigerian government, the private sector and the EU to showcase the business opportunities emerging in Nigeria. The audience will be made up of over 500 guests from the Nigerian business community, local stakeholders, government departments and bi-lateral embassies.

On: Monday 2 - Friday 6 October 2017
Closing date: Thursday 7 September 2017

For more information contact Ruma Deb, Senior International Business Manager, E: rdeb@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1949

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Organised by

    Innovate UK    Enterprise Europe Network        European Commission



11/10/2017

NETWORKING TRAINING: HOW TO WORK A ROOM


Hate the thought of networking? Want to learn how to get the results you need from the events you attend?

Walking into a room full of strangers can be daunting for most people - even 'seasoned' networkers! For many, the fear of networking at events stops them attending or has them standing unsure at the edge of the room, missing out on expanding their professional network, or raising their personal profile and the profile of their business.

Change your perspective and improve confidence with our invaluable 'How To Work A Room' workshop, a must attend event if you are a new networker, or looking to become more effective. The training, which includes an interactive Q&A session, aims to remove barriers and eliminate fears by providing focus, practical tools, tips and relevant techniques, with content being shaped by participants' questions and concerns.

Following the training, you can practise your newly acquired skills over a light supper with up to 50 other participants.

Workshop Leader Heather White, Networking Architect, Smarter Networking
At etc.venues Fenchurch Street, Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4PB
Time 5.45pm - 8.30pm
For more information contact the Events Team E: events@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20
7203 1700

Patron Member £66.00
Premier Plus Member £66.00
Local Member £102.00
Non-member £150.00

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11/10/2017

MEXICO: ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS CLINICS


Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, with a higher GDP per capita than any of the BRIC countries. It boasts powerful, global cities with different sector hubs making it an ideal investment and trade hub. Mexico offers an abundance of business opportunities across various industry sectors. With a population of over 120 million and a growing middle class, there is a huge market for British goods, which is about the same size as the whole of Western Europe.

 

Teresa De Lay, General Director of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Laura Atkinson, Head of the Chamber Commercial Section, are spending a full day at LCCI to advise UK SMEs seeking to enter the Mexican market. Their advice will be specific to your business needs and will assess your readiness to export to this exciting and growing market.


At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm *
pre-booked, 30 minute individual appointments only
For more information contact Olivia Ronayne, International Business Assistant, E: oronayne@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1823

Premier Plus Members: Complimentary
Local and Non Members: £7.50


To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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12/10/2017

EXECUTIVE CLUB LUNCH WITH COAST TO CAPITAL

The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) takes a strategic lead in ensuring the growth of its area which includes the London Borough of Croydon and extends down to Brighton.  

 

A key priority is better transport and connectivity for the region, and, in particular Coast to Capital is lobbying government for the upgrade of the Brighton Mainline. This critical commuter route requires significant and ongoing investment from Network Rail, as well as commitment from Government to fund it. As Chief Executive, Jonathan Sharrock is responsible for delivering the LEP's business plan to transform business and economic performance in the region. Join us to hear more about this important campaign and the positive impact for Croydon.

Leading the discussion will be Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). You will also have the opportunity to ask any of your questions and voice your opinions.
 

Guest speaker Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive, Coast to Capital LEP
At Hallmark Hotel, 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT
Time 12.00pm - 2.30pm 
For more information contact
Linda Saran, Events Executive, E: lsaran.croydon@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7556 2393

Gatwick Airport


Patron Members
£50.00
Premier Plus Members £50.00
Local Members £50.00
Members' Guest £50.00
Non-members £68.00

Discounted Rate - Table of 10 £450.00

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24/10/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING: LETTERS OF CREDIT


A one-day practical workshop aimed at exporting companies which regularly receive or handle Letters of Credit (L/Cs). The session will assist companies to negotiate the most favourable terms for L/Cs, as well as to reduce the risks and costs associated with presenting documents to the bank.

On completing the course, delegates will know how to select the best terms of payment and how best to achieve them.  They will also be aware of the cost and cash flow implications of different methods of payment. The course is suitable for everyone involved in handling L/Cs i.e. export sales, project teams, export managers, administrators, finance teams, shipping and customer service personnel.

At London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP
Time 9.00am - 4.30pm
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Manager, E: mzanfrini@londonchamber.co.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Premier Plus Member £354.00
Local Member £414.00
Non-member £414.00

To secure you place/s please click on the link below.

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To chat through how becoming a member of Croydon Chamber of Commerce can help your business, contact us on T: +44 (0)20 7556 2391 or E: info@croydonchamber.org.uk. Alternatively you can join online today or download an application form to post to us.