21/05/21 – Oxfordshire Business Networking Day

This day of networking opportunities is designed to help you develop your relationships, make new contacts, collaborate, socialise and find trusted suppliers.

This is a complimentary event, organised by OBCN, to support our members and the wider Oxford Business Community.

Theme: ‘Team Oxfordshire’ – kickstarting the business recovery across the County

The event will include networking opportunities both online and face to face.

We have a range of networking events throughout the day, a choice of some great speakers and it all finishes with a socially distanced, social (in accordance with the latest guidance). 

Agenda (subject to change) includes:

9.45am – Open networking and welcome

9.45am to 4pm Various Online Sessions including speakers and networking opportunities

10.00 Keynote Speaker: Stefan Thomas, Author of Networking for Dummies “Every big opportunity starts with a little conversation”?

10.30 Speakers (3 options)

1 Aaron Rudman-Hawkins, Evergreen Agency – ‘How to capitalise on the post-pandemic digital world’

2 Jane Fryatt, Face2FaceHR – ‘You’ve hit that milestone! How to take on your first employee without peeing your pants’

3 Darren Aston, Aston & James – ‘The New way of Working’

10.50 Mike Woodward, Opera Anywhere – ‘Power of optimism’

11.00 Online Networking Event (group discussion led)

12.00 Speakers (3 options)

1 Kathryn Jeacock, DBKT Coaching – ‘The Future of work’

2 Sam Jones, NGI Finance – ‘Funding your potential’

3 Mary Thomas, Concise Training – ‘Creating social content to stand out from the crowd’

12.20 Tim Wraith, Sobell House – ‘support of the Oxford community’

12.30 Magician, Josh Luland

12.50 Ted Yeates – ‘Funding Residential Care – After Covid’

13.00 Speed Networking

13.30 Speakers (3 options)

1 Jackie Fitzgerald, Alquimia – ‘How using your ancestral memory can help you be happier and more successful’

2 Nick Hughes, Dynamic Coach – ‘Helping your clients make SENSE in the sales arena’

3 Ali Bell, Fitbox – ‘Let’s get Physical with Fitbox’ A mini boxercise taster session

13.50 Cathy Dunbabin, Opendoorz – ‘Improve the Networth of your Network!’

14.10 Speakers (3 options)

1 Melanie Greene, Inspire Transformation – ‘Difficult conversations & resiliance at work’

2 Brendon Cross – ‘The Twin Town Challenge – networking with a difference’

3 Mike Lawton – title tbc

14.30 Speed Networking

15.00 Speakers (3 options)

1 Kellie Peters, Databasix – ‘GDPR your framework for business growth’

2 Jenny Gordon, Jenuine Consulting – ‘Leading virtual / blended teams’

3 Sara Southey, The Southey Way – ’10 health & fitness myths’

15.20 Group Networking

15.40 Keynote Speaker: Mike Jennings, Chairman of the Jennings Group of companies, and leading on values based cultures which put people first.

Mike will close the online part of this event with a talk that will open up a line of thinking about what is the meaning of Entrepreneurship, and Leadership.

Close online part

Meet up. Let’s get social!

4.30pm to 6.30pm – ‘In person’ Face to Face networking with Social Drinks on the patio area of Hilton Garden Inn, Abingdon (own drinks cost applies)

You don’t have to attend every minute of the day. Choose the speakers, sessions and networking that you want from the variety of choices that will be on offer.

Book here