Business Networking Diary

Business Networking Diary event

Test Valley Borough Council has approached local Business Networking groups across Test Valley to ascertain information on networking events and has collated all the information in one place in the form of a diary.

Should you wish to attend any of the events please use the contact information provided within the table and also visit the event holders website for more information. Test Valley Borough Council is not responsible for the detail of individual events.

You can also view all events happening across Test Valley in our events diary by clicking on this link

Would you like to sign up to our new business newsletter? Test Valley Borough Council will be launching a newsletter in December, aimed at businesses, the newsletter will provide essential information on grants and funding, networking events and expert advice on how to grow your business. If you wish to subscribe please click here

Fire Safety for Managers Workshop
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service are offering a free workshop each month to provide fire safety information to business owners and anyone with fire safety responsibilities. For more information please click on the attachment found at the bottom of this page.


Thursday 8th November

Romsey Mutual Business Group


Cromwell Arms, Romsey 7.45am to 9am


Breakfast served at 8am (cost as per current rate choice from standard menu)

Paul Russell


Tuesday 13 November

Romsey Retail & Business Forum

Romsey Town Hall Council Chamber 7.45am to 8.55am


A networking and information exchange hosted by Romsey Town Council for Romsey & District Chamber of Commerce

Breakfast rolls, tea & coffee provided, this is a free event open to Romsey businesses

Thursday 29 November 2018

Networking Lunch

Sutton Scotney, Norton Park Hotel, 12.00pm – 2.00pm:

Chamber members from across the county are invited to come and network in the glorious surroundings of Norton Park hotel in Sutton Scotney. A full networking lunch will be provided and the local Chamber leadership will give an update on the major local issues.

Friday 30 November 2018

9:30am to 1:45pm

Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop Lloyds Banking Group, Charlton Place, Charlton Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1RE Improve the digital presence of your business or charity and the digital
skills of your colleagues at our free workshop.

To register for this event, please click here where you will also be able to view other event locations.
There are limited spaces
in each workshop, so please register in advance for your preferred event to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions please contact:
Please bring photographic I.D to the event. No onsite parking will be available


3 December 2018

Meet the Chamber and Business Exhibition

Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium, 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Sponsored by: Berry Recruitment

Calling all Members and Non-Members, a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded business at the premises of St Mary’s Stadium.   For a small cost we are able to offer existing members on a first come basis, exhibition space giving them an opportunity to profile their products and services.  It’s FREE to attend but please register through Eventbrite at

Please note: The pitch size for exhibition space is 6’ and due to the popularity of these types of events and in order to give all exhibitors the same opportunity, we are no longer able to accept large exhibition stands. However, a maximum of two banner stands will be acceptable.

4 December 2018

Have Your Cake and Eat It

 Liphook, Old Thorns Hotel, 2.30pm – 4.00pm:

Part of our series of joint events with Surrey Chamber of Commerce.

Companies from across Surrey and Hampshire come together to enjoy facilitated networking sessions where you can make new business contacts from across the region. And not only is there a chance to further cross-border cooperation – there will also be some festive refreshments too!

6 December Festive Networking Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
SO16 7PT

Join Business South at the beautiful Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel as we celebrate the festive season

Successful networking is essential for business development and personal growth. This Festive Networking event will provide an opportunity for individuals to meet like-minded business people from across the South in a friendly and informal environment, for a networking opportunity with some holiday cheer.

Business South Champions will receive one complimentary ticket for this event.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to network and enjoy some festive refreshments.

If you would like to register to attend this event or find out more, please email

6 December 2018

AEO Awareness Half Day Workshop


There has been a number of significant changes to the EU Customs Code in 2016. This half-day presentation will endeavour to cover one of the key elements of these changes that is AEO Status.   AEO is an accreditation scheme for international trading companies, administrated by HMRC the award will mean that the importer/exporter or freight forwarder will be regarded by HMRC as a “trusted” trader.   Many of the Customs regimes like IP/OP and Warehousing will only be granted to traders who meet the AEO requirements   Any trader who does not meet the standards criteria will need to put in place a bank guarantee to cover any Duty/Vat liability under these regimes

for bookings email

6 December 2018

Export Control Awareness Half Day Workshop


Many companies export products which are listed on the BIS strategic goods list (controlled goods).   In many situations, these goods will require an export licence and this half-day course gives an overview of the procedures/documentation required to become familiar with this process.

for bookings email

10 December 2018

Farnborough Business Breakfast

Farnborough, Village Hotel, 7.30am – 9.00am:

A series of monthly events held on the second Monday of each month with guest speakers that will address a business topical issue.

This month is our Christmas social and annual Christmas quiz. So prepare your knowledge of Christmas trivia and come along for some festive fun!

There will also be a short update from Natasha Spicer of Menzies LLP, who will be talking about the impact of this year's Budget.

11 December 2018

Christmas SME Quarterly Business Club

Southampton, Chilworth Manor Hotel, 4.30pm – 6.45pm

Sponsored by: Solent Growth Hub

Get into some early Christmas spirit and dig out your seasonal jumper, tie, hats  or bling and join us for our December SME Quarterly Business Club. Prize for the best dressed guest or elf! 

Enjoy a networking seasonal supper and hear from guest speaker Colette Barratt MSc around ‘Learning how military and industry experiences provide realistic and tangible management development solutions’ an insightful and transformational presentation.

Thursday 13th December

Romsey Mutual Business Group


Cromwell Arms, Romsey 7.45am to 9am


Breakfast served at 8am (cost as per current rate choice from standard menu)

Paul Russell