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Connect with your local business community at our upcoming networking events

Are you keen to meet other local businesses and tell everyone what you can offer?

Come and join us at our vibrant events and let us take the hard work out of networking. Build your connections, collaborate and drive your business forwards.

If your new to networking and coming to a face to face event, let us know and we will ensure someone is there to meet you and offer some introductions. 

Going forwards, we will be offering both online and face to face events, something for everyone!

If you are not a member, come along and try us out, you won't be disappointed! After attending three events you will need to join the Chamber to continue accessing the events and enjoying all the many benefits the Chamber has to offer. 

Better Business Show
Thurs 23rd Sept 10am - 4pm

The Better Business Show is back and bigger than ever! 

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Better Business Show has grown and moved 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!   

Click here for all the information about the Show
and stand package deals. 

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    • 23 September 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    • The Shaftesbury Room, Worthing Leisure Centre
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Chamber Event 
    Power Hour: Better Business Pre-Show Networking Breakfast

    Join us at 8.30am to meet and mingle with both exhibitors and visitors alike and make some valuable contacts before the Expo even opens.  The event begins with an informal breakfast of bacon rolls, round the room intro’s and then informal networking to ensure that you maximise your time and meet as many fellow attendees as possible.

    Date: Thursday 23rd September
    Time:
     8:30am - 9:45am
    Venue:
     The Shaftesbury Room, Worthing Leisure Centre
    Cost: £10 + VAT


    This event will be run by Sheryl Tipton from Tipton Marketing.


    • 23 September 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET

    BIGGEST EVER Better Business Show
    Don't miss it! 

    *Pre-registration online bookings are now closed for the Better Business Show. You can register on the day (Thurs 23rd Sept) at Worthing Leisure Centre between 10am - 4pm*

    Register today for this packed day!

    What can you look forward to on the day?

    • B2B Exhibition Meet, network and introduce your business to exhibitors and visitors.  You’ll find a huge selection of both large and small from a wide range of industries.
    • Be Inspired - Don’t miss the Keynote speakers.
      • Getting back to business at Goodwood Estate. Andrew Coggings, Managing Director of Entertaining & Hospitality for the Goodwood EstateAndrew will be joining us to talk about how the 365 businesses based in Goodwood Estate are kicking things back off post pandemic

      • The power of equality in the business world. Karen Dobres, Elected Co-Director, Lewes Football Club. Karen will talk about the history of the club, of women's football, and her own journey as a women in business who was worked tirelessly for equality and diversity in the business world. 

      • Future trends & customer attitudes. Helen Bailey, Managing Director, Aviatrix. Helen will share her insights on the trends we need to pay attention to in the coming year and what we can learn from the last 18 months to help us plan for the future. 

      • Surviving & thriving during Covid. Jo Hunter, Chief Food Lover, Piglets Pantry. Jo will talk about the journey her business has taken through the pandemic, the enormous challenges she faced at the start, how she completely changes her business and increased daily sales from 2,500 to a peak of 14,000 a day. 
    • Connect - Enjoy some networking over a tasty breakfast or a light lunch, a chance to meet and mingle with fellow attendees.
    • Promote - Meet, network and grow your connections at the B2B Exhibition with both new and established businesses. Who knows, you could even pick up some new clients

    Headline sponsor - Worthing Gin

    We are delighted to announce that Worthing Gin will once again be the headline sponsors for the 2021 Better Business Show. What more of a local success could you ask for!

    Date: Thursday 23rd September
    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm 
    Venue: Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET
    This event is free to attend

    Important information: Please be aware that the venue is a sports hall, therefore, the venue requests that stiletto heels (or anything sharp that could damage the floor!) is avoided. 

    • 23 September 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4ET
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    Better Business Show stand bookings 

    **Bookings are now closed for stands at the Better Business Show. For any last minute availability please call 01903 203484**

    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
    Please Note: Table and chairs are not provided this year and will only be available as a pre order. We will not have access to any additional table and chairs on the day.  You can hire them when booking your stand, 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 - SOLD
      • Show Partner  - SOLD
      • 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 June 
      £239 + VAT

      Package B

      3m x 2m stand
      in Main Hall


      Priority Booking:  Past exhibitors only 
       
      £249 + VAT


      Early Bird Booking
      £269 + VAT


      Stand Bookings placed after 30th June
      £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 June
      £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 June
      £399 + VAT

      Space for a Pop Up banner

      £39 + VAT

      * Please note this package is for a banner ONLY at the event, youo will need to bring your own pop up banner on the day. This package 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 Thursday 12th August. 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 23rd September 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.* 

      • 23 September 2021
      • 12:00 PM

      Pre-order your exhibitors lunch:

      As an exhibitor at the Better Business Show, you are entitled to two free lunches delivered to your stand.

      Each lunch comes with a crispy rice salad, a flapjack and a piece of fruit. 

      • Chicken & bacon, crispy slaw, sweet corn and salad wrap 
      • Vegan hummus and rainbow salad wrap
      • GF Chicken & bacon, crispy slaw, sweet corn and salad wrap (gluten free)
      • GF Vegan hummus and rainbow salad wrap (gluten free)

      Please note, if you do not pre-order your lunch in advance, we will be unable to provide you with lunch on the day.


      Food kindly provided by Buzz Events







      • 30 September 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • The Sphere Business Centre, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Chamber Training Academy 
      Peer Mentoring taster session

      What is Peer Mentoring? The Peer Mentoring Groups consist of 8-12 business owners from different business areas who are willing to learn from and support each other by sharing their expertise and varied skill sets in a confidential environment. All the programmes have at their core the concept of Action Learning – this is ‘learning by doing’, focusing on group members’ real business challenges and identifying practical actions they can take to solve them. An experienced facilitator guides the group and holds members accountable.

      What are the benefits?
      •    Thinking time to work on (rather than in) the business
      •    The opportunity to explore challenges in a confidential environment
      •    A diverse pool of wisdom and expertise to draw on
      •    A unique blend of challenge and support from peers
      •    Ideas for new products and services
      •    Practical solutions to specific problems
      •    Potential cost savings
      •    Developing management skills
      •    Building relationships, trust and mutual understanding
      •    Creating an environment of continuous learning


      How will Peer Mentoring help me?
      This programme is for both start up and established businesses that are looking to grow and develop. The content of each meeting is determined exclusively by members themselves including the provision of 6 bespoke workshops as identified and requested by the group. Each member has two scheduled time-slots for introducing their business to the group and reviewing their progress as well as monthly opportunities to present a business challenge for Action Learning sessions. Groups meet for 3 hours once a month over the course of a year.

      Another Chamber initiative to support you and your business! Since 2012, Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce has been offering highly successful peer-to-peer mentoring group programmes to over 60 members and is planning it’s next group.

      Date: Thursday 30th September 
      Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm 
      Cost: This taster session is free to attend 
      Venue: The Centre For Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ

      • 12 October 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • The Centre For Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ
      Register

      Chamber Training Academy
      WiseUp2: Facebook - organic hacks & boosted posts

      Course details:  An interactive workshop 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? You will learn the ideal post structure for the most impact, knowledge of organic strategies that greatly increase post reach and engagement and how to create a simple but effective 'boosted' ad post.

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

      Date:
       Tuesday 12th October 
      Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm

      Cost: Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £65.00 + VAT
      Venue: The Centre For Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing BN14 8HJ


      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.

      • 14 October 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register

      Chamber Event 
      Making the most of your membership - Members Event

      Make your membership work for you! 

      At this event we will be sharing many ways to make the most out of your Membership, from your directory listing, sharing your stories, attending events and training and much more!

      Join the Team, Ambassadors and Members for an informal event where we can all get to know each other and how we can best support you and your business. 

      We look forward to seeing you there! 

      Date: Thursday 14th October
      Time:
      10:00am - 11:00am
      This event is free to attend for members only and will be held online via Zoom. 

      • 15 October 2021
      • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
      • Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
      Register

      Chamber Event 
      Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

      Join fellow members for our popular Chamber Hub  networking session. 

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

      You will have the chance to introduce yourself and your business, dig a bit deeper with some more in depth conversations and get to know the attendees a little bit more. 

      We look forward to seeing you there!

      Date: Friday 15th October
      Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
      Venue:  Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
      This event is free to attend

      This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

      Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


      • 19 October 2021
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Centre For Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing
      Register

      Chamber Training Academy
      WiseUp2: Stand out from the Crowd!

      Course details:  In an overcrowded online marketplace we are all exposed to hundreds of brands and their messages every hour of every day.

      But how do you cut through the noise to get your company noticed?

      Who is it for? Business Owners, Managers or Employees

      What will I get out of it? This course offers an insight into how to raise your profile, form engaging, positive content and most importantly ensure that this resonates with your target audience.

      Who is it by:  Sheryl Tipton FCIM Chartered Marketer, Tipton Marketing 

      Date:
       Tuesday 19th October 
      Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm

      Cost: 

      Members - £35.00 + VAT | Non-Members - £65.00 + VAT
      Venue: Centre For Leadership, GB MET College, Broadwater Road, Worthing


      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.

      • 20 October 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • Bird & Blend Tea , Enterprise Court, Woods Way, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4QY
      Register

      Bird & Blend Tea Co.Chamber Event 
      Bird & Blend Cocktail Tasting Event

      Join us in store, after hours for a warehouse tour to see where the magic happens and a fun filled tea cocktail reception where our Tea Mixologists will welcome you into the world of tea!  Expect tea tasting opportunities, top tips, networking opportunities, lots of fun and of course lots of cocktails/mocktails! 

      Date: Wednesday 20th October 
      Time:
      5pm - 7pm 
      Venue: Bird & Blend Tea , Enterprise Court, Woods Way, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing 
      Cost: £5 + VAT (members only)

      • 22 October 2021
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
      • The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QL
      Register

      Chamber Event
      Networking Breakfast with an update from James Appleton, Adur & Worthing Council

      James Appleton, Head of Planning & Development for Adur & Worthing Councils will provide an update on the major regeneration sites across Adur and Worthing and talk about any future plans for our area.

          Date: Friday 22nd October
          Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
          Cost: Members: £15 + VAT
             Non-members: £20 + VAT
          Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QL


          This event is kindly sponsored by Carpenter Box 

          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. 
          Please note, there will be photography at this event


          • 03 November 2021
          • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
          • The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Walberton, Arundel BN18 0LS
          • 16
          Register

          Speed Networking with our neighbours
          Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun!

          Always a hit and back by popular demand. We are pleased to invite you to networking with a difference.

          Come along and give it a try, bring plenty of business cards for sharing and arrive early, you won’t be disappointed!

          We are pleased to invite you to this cross-Chamber event for 2021 which offers networking with a difference. Sussex Chamber, Brighton Chamber, Chichester Chamber and Worthing and Adur Chamber are bringing together businesses from all sectors to enable them to explore new business opportunities and provide many new contacts using an innovative format of seated 3-way targeted speed networking together with social networking and a networking wall to share information on what as a business you are looking for and can provide, this event will prove both invaluable and great fun!

          Date: Wednesday 3rd November
          Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm 
          Venue: The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Yapton, Arundel BN18 0LS
          Cost : Members: £25 + VAT | Non-members: £32 + VAT includes a buffet lunch 

          This event is held in partnership with Brighton Chamber, Chichester Chamber and Sussex Chamber and Worthing & Adur Chamber. 


           

             

          Cancellation Policy: 45 days notice must be given for any cancellations otherwise full charge will be made.

          Please note there will be photography at this event

          • 19 November 2021
          • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
          • Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
          Register

          Chamber Event 
          Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

          Join fellow members for our popular Chamber Hub  networking session. 

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

          You will have the chance to introduce yourself and your business, dig a bit deeper with some more in depth conversations and get to know the attendees a little bit more. 

          We look forward to seeing you there!

          Date: Friday 19th November
          Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
          Venue:  Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
          This event is free to attend


          This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

          Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.


          • 17 December 2021
          • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
          • Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
          Register

          Chamber Event 
          Chamber Hub: FREE monthly networking event 

          Join fellow members for our popular Chamber Hub  networking session. 

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

          You will have the chance to introduce yourself and your business, dig a bit deeper with some more in depth conversations and get to know the attendees a little bit more. 

          We look forward to seeing you there!

          Date: Friday 17th December
          Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm 
          Venue:  Lancing Manor Leisure Centre, BN15 0PH
          This event is free to attend

          This event is kindly sponsored by Wall Bros Carpets & Flooring 

          Wall Bros Carpets is your local award-winning flooring company. With shops in Worthing and Storrington, we offer a huge range of domestic and commercial flooring options for homes and businesses. We are part of the large ACG buying group which offers exclusive products and pricing to members, which we pass on to our customers. With over 60 years in the trade we know a thing or two about flooring so do feel free to ask our expert team when it comes to your flooring needs. We are proud winners of the 2017 Adur & Worthing Business Award for Best Small Business and the 2018 Award for Best Customer Service and we are also proud supporters of the Chamber and the local business community.




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