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Your next big client could be at one of our Networking Events!

Our Business Networking Events in Worthing and Adur are informal, fun, dynamic and incredibly well attended.

Members enjoy a variety of quality networking events each month with at least one FREE networking event a month.

Coronavirus update: Following concerns about the Coronavirus, Worthing and Adur Chamber have had to take the decision to postpone all networking events throughout March and April. 

Upcoming events

    • 25 September 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Back to Business - Expert Panel

    What is the ‘new normal’?. How do we bounce back in Post Pandemic Adur and Worthing?  Our panel of experts will be discussing business recovery for our area followed by a Q&A session. Make sure you come along and have your say!

    • What is the new normal and where are the risks?
    • What are the place based activities and interventions that Adur & Worthing Councils will take to enable our communities to thrive, prosper, be healthy and resilient following the pandemic
    • What are the challenges businesses in our region are facing and how can they be addressed?
    • What business support is available to aid businesses to grow?

    If you have a question you would like answered you can submit these in advance to info@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

    The event will be compered by Jonathan Nulty, Exec Member for Worthing and Adur Chamber and owner of The Dining Room in Worthing.

    The panel will include:

    • Andy Willems  - Head of Place & Economy, Adur & Worthing Councils will talk about  "And Then...Bouncing Back in Post Pandemic" Read more here
    • Richard Butcher - Partnership Manager & Growth Advisor for Coast to Capital Growth Hub who will be informing attendees on the Business Recovery Grant.
    • Andrew SwayneChair of Adur and Worthing Business Partnership who will also be giving an update from the Greater Brighton Economic Board
    • Chay TookPresident of Worthing and Adur Chamber

    Date: Friday 25th September 
    Time: 8:30am - 10:00am 
    Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members: £7.50 + VAT
    Please note that sadly on this ocassion we won't be providing a delicious full english although you are welcome to bring your own!

    This event is virtual and will be delivered via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will take your straight to the training workshop. 


    This event is kindly sponsored by MHA Carpenter Box 


    MHA Carpenter Box are award winning Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers, Business Consultants and Independent Financial Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

    We build strong relationships with our clients looking to give advice to grow their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. We want to understand what you want to achieve and work closely with you to help you get there. We offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family.


    Cancellation Policy:
    Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the event

    • 30 September 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Expert Hour: Returning to work - HR Q&A

    Sue Beeby from HR Dept will be hosting a Q&A session answering all of your HR based questions This is event is free for members to attend and gives you the chance to get your questions answered. 

    On the return to work there is sure to be lots of HR related questions that arise. This Expert Hour will keep you up to date on the most recent information and employers requirements.

    If you have any specefic questions ahead of the event please email them to info@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk which will be sent to Sue. 

      Date: Wednesday 30th September
      Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
      Price: Members: FREE | Non-members: £5 + VAT
      This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

      This event is virtual and will be delivered via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this event. We will send you a link and it will take your straight to the event. Please ensure that you arrive 5/10 minutes early to allow time for dealing with any issues and making sure you are set up and ready. 

      This session will be run by Sue Beeby, HR Dept
      www.hrdept.co.uk/chichester-bognor-regis-arundel/


      • 02 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
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      Gear Up For Success - FREE business  workshop (members only)

      As a new or renewing member you are entitled to attend this valuable 3 hour workshop once a year. Don't miss this opportunity to attend! 

      Make sure you are in the right gear with this 3 hour business workshop and make plans to fast track your success

      The workshop will:

      • Take you through a step-by-step process to identify and set meaningful goals.
      • Provide a personalised plan of action to implement in your organisation or role.
      • Prepare you to make a real and measurable difference to your business or life.

      and help you:

      • Review the way your business is run
      • Fuel your potential
      • Tune up and accelerate your profit
      • Steer around the business pot holes
      • Overtake the competition

      Here's what Chamber members have gained from attending:

      "This inspiring and accessible workshop helped me to review my goals and set a course for action"

      "I recommend that everyone should attend the FREE workshop with Paul Trew. Paul’s way of thinking things through is fantastic and certainly helps you to look at things in a different way. It not only helps from a business perspective but also in your personal life."

      "This process can be applied to all aspects of your life. You owe it to yourself to take the personal responsibility to make the time to attend."

      "Paul explains his formula in such a unique way that it is easy to follow and so much fun. The conversations that happen in the room are fantastic and everyone helps everyone else."

      "The work book is easy to follow and I use mine all the time. I recommend this workshop to everyone I meet even if it is only to find out how to use an umbrella to its full potential."

      Date: Friday 2nd October 
      Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm 
      This event will be held online via Zoom

      • 07 October 2020
      • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      • 24
      Register

      Virtual Drinks Networking Hour

      Join the Chamber Team for a virtual drink of your choice at this informal event where you can network with fellow Chamber Members and local business people, have a chat with the Chamber Team and unwind from a busy day at work. 

      Numbers are limited for this event so make sure you book early! 

      Date: Wednesday 7th October
      Time:
      4:30pm - 5:30pm
      Cost:
      Members: free | Non-members: £5 + VAT

      This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

      • 09 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • Virtual training via Zoom
      Register

      Facebook - Organic Hacks and Boosted Posts Wiseup2

      Course details: In this interactive workshop you will be looking at organic and paid approaches to increase Facebook Business Page engagement and reach.

      Who is it for:  SMEs with: an existing Business Facebook Page; some knowledge of posting; a current message you would like to promote; and (ideally) an ad account set up on Facebook.

      What will I get out of it?  Mikki will be taking you through step by step to learn the following:

      • The ideal post structure for the most impact
      • Knowledge of organic strategies that greatly increase post reach and engagement
      • How to create a simple but effective 'boosted' ad post.

      Who is it by:  Mikki Harris of MOMENTUM Business Support Ltd

      Date: Friday 9th October
      Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

      Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

      This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

      Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

      • 13 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register
      90 day Planning Workshop for Businesses

      In these times of uncertainty it’s best to have as much certainty with your business as you can.  Businesses that succeed in challenging times have clarity on their goals and a plan of how to achieve them.

      Join Paul McCarthy from ActionCOACH on this business planning workshop, where he will guide you in maximising your current and future business opportunities.

      You’ll have time to reflect, reconsider, plan & even replan, so you have direction and focus, and importantly a set of clear goals and actions for you to follow over the next 90 days.

      In reality, failure to plan is a plan to fail. For many business owners, finding time to plan for your business can seem a big ask, but making the time to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t can be the difference between survival and closure.

      Date: Tuesday 13th October
      Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
      Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members: £7.50 + VAT

      This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

      This workshop is run by Paul McCarthy from ActionCoach 

      This event is virtual and will be delivered via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this event. We will send you a link and it will take your straight to the event. Please ensure that you arrive 5/10 minutes early to allow time for dealing with any issues and making sure you are set up and ready. 

      • 14 October 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+01:00)
      • Virtual training via Zoom
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      Improve your copy writing skills Wiseup2

      Course details: Be a better copywriter for your business by following the easy steps that our trainer, Kelly O'Haire, will lay out for you. Kelly will get you focussing on your messages and targeting them properly. This will allow you to not only improve your writing but also get faster at it too - double bonus!

      Who is it for:  Anyone who writes copy for their business, whether its every day or once in a blue moon!

      What will I get out of it?  This interactive workshop will:

      • Improve your copy writing skills 
      • Increase your confidence in your writing 
      • Give you some great time-saving tips

      Who is it by:  Kelly O'Haire, Director, Seaside Creative

      Date: Wednesday 14th October
      Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

      Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

      This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

      Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

      • 16 October 2020
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      Virtual Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

      Join fellow members for our popular Chamber Hub virtual networking session. You bring the refreshments we provide the contacts!

      This is a relaxed and informal networking session where you can meet like-minded businesses and build on your connections.

      Introduce yourself with a short pitch and then you will be divided into smaller groups for some more in depth conversations. Share your details using the chat function and these will be shared with attendees after the event.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

      Date: Friday 16th October
      Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
      This meeting will be held online via Zoom and will be free to attend 





      • 21 October 2020
      • 5:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
      • Online via Zoom
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      Annual General Meeting (AGM)
      It's that time of year again! We would like to invite you to join us for our 2020 Annual General Meeting

      Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020 
      Time: 5:00pm
      This event will be held online via Zoom
      Members and guests free.

      Given the ‘new normal’ this year’s AGM will be slightly different, you will still be introduced to the Executive Committee, Ambassadors and of course the team! The only thing missing will be the refreshments!

      Keep supporting us so we can support you and we look forward to seeing you online at the AGM!


      • 04 November 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      Networking Hour - Free online networking 

      Join your local business community for a morning of networking and meeting like-minded business people.

      With the current climate, its hard to get your business name out there and meet new business connections. Come along to the Networking Hour event where you will be joined by lots of local business people. We will be making use of the breakout rooms on Zoom so you can meet business people in smaller groups. 

      Date: Wednesday 4th November
      Time:
      10:00am - 11:00am
      Cost:
      Members: free | Non-members: £5 + VAT

      This meeting will be held online via Zoom 

      • 06 November 2020
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • Virtual training via Zoom
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      Advanced Microsoft Excel Wiseup2

      Course details:  
      By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

      • Use the IF function to get results based on the content of cells
      • Build a Vlookup to lookup corresponding data from another sheet
      • Perform data analysis using PivotTables and PivotCharts

      Who is it for:  Regular Excel users who are ready to learn some advanced functions and analyse data with a PivotTable

      What will I get out of it? This course will give you the techniques to use more advanced formulas in order to work more efficiently and accurately. Through data analysis tools you will be able to gain in-depth understanding of your data to help inform business decisions. 

      Who is it by:  Jane Hames, Glide Training

      Date:
       Friday 6th November 
      Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

      Cost: Members - £20.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £30.00 + VAT

      This training course will be delivered online via Zoom. You don't need a Zoom account to take part in this training workshop. We will send you a link and it will you take you straight to the training workshop. 

      Disclaimer: The notes, commentary, and comments made at or contained in this training course are personal to the Trainer and are not intended to be tailored to any particular factual situation. They are not intended to be representative of the Chambers view or opinion on any particular matter nor is the training intended to stand on its own. The Trainer and the Chamber cannot accept any responsibility for loss or consequential loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a  result of the material in this training course, its accompanying notes or comments made during the training whether by the trainer or any other party whether purporting to speak on the Chamber’s behalf or otherwise.

      • 17 November 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      Making the most of your membership - Members Event

      Join fellow members of the Chamber and the Chamber Team for an informal event where we can all get to know each other.

      At this event we will also be sharing with you the best ways to make the most out of your Chamber Membership. 

      We look forward to seeing you there! 

      Date: Tuesday 17th November
      Time:
      10:00am - 11:00am
      This event is free to attend for members only and will be held online via Zoom. 

      • 20 November 2020
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
      Register

      It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

      Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

      Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

      Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

      Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
      This event is free



      • 18 December 2020
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Impulse Leisure, Manor Road, Lancing
      Register

      It's all about connecting with people - network your lunchtime away!

      Spend your lunchtime enjoying some informal networking with like-minded business people. Chamber Hub is a well established, popular networking event which attracts a vast selection of local businesses.

      Is networking new to you? Chamber Hub is an informal event and the perfect way to get started. There will always be an Ambassador on hand to greet you and introduce you to others in the room. We want you to feel welcome so you regularly come along to our events, its proven this is the best way to build relationships and in turn build business. Remember networking is just as much about what you can do for others as what they can do for you.

      Don't delay book your place now, then just turn up with plenty of business cards and even with a colleague or two. You have nothing to lose other than an hour of your day, give it a try!

      Please feel free to bring a guest with you or forward this information to anyone you feel would benefit from attending. Future dates for your diary are on our events calendar
      This event is free



      • 11 February 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
      • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET
      Register


      Better Business Show 2021

      Stand bookings are now open! See below for the full list of packages. Once you have chosen your package please click the Register button to the left to book.

      We are excited to announce that the 2021 Better Business Show is growing and moving to a new venue!  The Show will be held in the Main Hall at Worthing Leisure Centre. This will give more space for stands with a few extra surprises planned along the way!   

       Stand Packages:

      All Stand packages include:

      • Pre-ordered lunch boxes delivered to the stand
      • Tea, filter coffee and water voucher
      • Exhibitor name badges
      • Support and pre event updates
      • Pre event exhibitor workshop
      • Pre and post show social media promotion
      • Listing in printed show guide
      • Listing on the online exhibitor list
      • Links to your website and social media
      • Electric supply - please request on booking form
      • Media pack to assist you with show promotion
      Table and chairs are not provided this year. However, you can hire them from us, please see booking form. 

        Sponsorship Opportunities

        There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities for this exciting exhibition. Get involved and get extra exposure for your business.

        • Headline Sponsor
        • Show Partner
        • Zone Sponsors
        • Show Sponsors
        • Print Partners
        • Media Partners
        For more information please contact Tracie by calling 01903 203484 or email tracie@worthingandadurchamber.co.uk

        Package A

        2m x 2m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
        £199 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking  
        £219 + VAT


        Stand Bookings placed after 30th October 
        £239 + VAT

        Package B

        3m x 3m stand
        in Main Hall


        Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
         
        £249 + VAT


        Early Bird Booking
        £269 + VAT


        Stand Bookings placed after 30th October
        £299 + VAT

        Package C

        4m x 2m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only 
        £329 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking
        £349 + VAT

        Stand Bookings placed after 30th October
        £379 + VAT

        Package D

        4m x 3m stand
        in Main Hall

        Priority Booking: Past exhibitors only
        £349 + VAT

        Early Bird Booking 
        £369 + VAT

        Stand Bookings placed after 30th October 
        £399 + VAT

        Pop Up banner

        £39 + VAT

        * Please note this package is for a banner ONLY at the event and doesn't include the rest of the package options listed above


        Table & Chair Hire

        Please note: Table and chairs will need to be hired from us in advance of the Show. Please ensure you book your table and chairs when booking your stand package. 



        Cancellation Policy: 
        Cancellations must be made by Wednesday 6th January 2021. After this point refunds will not be made for any stand bookings and any outstanding invoices must be paid in full.

        COVID-19 policy: *We are planning for the 2021 Better Business Show to take place on Thursday 11th February 2021. However, The Chamber Team are constantly reviewing the ever changing situation. Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 a full refund will be issued.* 


      Don't miss out on our upcoming events! Click here to book your next event now


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      Company registered in England & Wales. Company number: 00345261.  
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      Registered Office: Sphere Business Centre, Broadwater Road, Worthing,
      West Sussex BN14 8HJ
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