Connecting business owners in and around Woodley
We’re a group of small business owners in and around Woodley, near Reading in Berkshire. We support each other with advice, services and general chat via Twitter, and our main point of contact… our group Facebook page.
Business Networking meet-ups happen once a month and are a great place to share ideas and ask questions. There’s usually have a guest speaker too.
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A bit about us
Woodley Business Club is open to businesses and entrepreneurs from Woodley and the surrounding areas. We aim to bring businesses together to network, support each other and work together.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month and the meetings have either a business presentation or a facilitated discussion that creates the opportunity to share experiences and find solutions to challenges.
Most meetings are online, with occasional face-to-face meet-ups over a coffee in Woodley.
History of the club
Woodley Business Club was established by Tom Clark in 2011 with the aim of creating a collective voice for businesses in Woodley. Not just a networking group, Tom wanted to create a place for businesses based in Woodley or business people living in Woodley to come together. A group that was community focused and had the common ground of the place they lived or worked. Initially, the meetings took place in different venues around the town. This helped Tom spread the word and meet different businesses.
His first meeting took place in the Costa in Woodley town centre and as he sat down with his coffee he wondered if anyone would turn up. 10 people joined the meeting that morning and the success of the club grew from there
Open Networking, September 2022
This month we are devoting the entire 90 minutes to open networking. This will give our members more time to introduce their businesses and explain what help they need from other members to help their business to grow. Our host Debbie Winyard will also be inviting those business owners who register in advance to be …