Bath Breakfast - Business Networking Meeting

Business networking in Bath has taken on a whole new lease of life with Sterling Networks. Bath Breakfast Group, is a networking group of professionals who work together to grow their businesses. As the largest City in Somerset, Bath has a plethora of dynamic businesses, all looking to start conversations as part of their referral marketing strategy. With an established network of connections to local businesses, Sterling Networks in Bath bring a hive of activity to each meeting.

Group Leader

Oliver Stavrakakis

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Sterling Networks Bath Breakfast as the Group Leader. There are so many positive things to tell you about our group… where do I start! Of course what makes a great networking group are the members themselves and Bath Breakfast is no different. Because Bath has such as diverse heritage, members come from a variety of industries and backgrounds which really helps facilitate interesting conversations. We meet every two weeks with a structured agenda but we have a relaxed atmosphere so everyone feels engaged and at ease. As an experienced networker, I understand how networking might not come naturally to everyone, but Sterling Networks has the balance spot on to ensure a positive energy that delivers results.
There is a one seat policy at Bath Breakfast which effectively supports the natural flow of referrals. I hold the seat as the Financial Planner for the group, at McKenzie & Co. Financial Consultants and bring with me a wealth of knowledge of businesses in the Bath area. Where I think Sterling really comes into its own is developing long lasting business relationships through 1 to 1’s outside the structured meeting. Working together as a team of businesses brings a ‘win-win’ culture to Bath Breakfast. Not only has Sterling Networks helped support my business, I have also made valued friendships along the way.
If you would like to see for yourself the powerful benefits of referral marketing with Bath Breakfast Group, why not come along as a visitor… I look forward to meeting you!

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Location

Bath Breakfast meeting is held every other Tuesday morning 7.45am to 9.30am at Metro Bank, 18-19 Stall St, Bath, BA1 1QB.

The best car park to use is Southgate Street, Bath BA1 1TP under the shopping centre by the railway station (ticketless). It’s a couple of minutes’ walk to the store.

 

 

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7:45am

Meeting begins with a tea, coffee, water or juice and 15 minutes informal networking.

8:00am

Breakfast

Traditional cooked breakfast, or depending on location a vegetarian option plus pastries or fruit.

8:15am

60-second round

This is an opportunity for each member and guest to introduce themselves and their business, defining the kinds of referrals and any particular introductions they currently seek. 

8:45am

Engine Room break

This is the crucial part of our meetings providing a great opportunity to connect and arrange 'one to one' appointments with businesses you would like to know more about. At the same time a chance to refill your drinks. 

9:00am

Member presentation

This is a great platform where members describe their business more fully. Provides an opportunity for the group to understand the nature and direction of your business. Brilliant for new projects and new ideas. Invaluable! 

9:15am

The ‘activity round’ comes next. This is when members and guests are invited to summarise referrals made and received, give thanks to other members and guests, describe any ‘one-to-one’ meetings held outside the breakfast meeting and share any latest news.  

9:30am

Meeting closes, but you’re welcome to stay on for extra networking and discussions.

FAQ

How many times can I visit?

We encourage you to attend at least twice to make sure that Sterling is right for you. You can visit more than one group following your first visit - all we ask is you call Sterling HQ to check that there is no clash of industry category.

What does single seat category mean?

Single seat category means that we only allow one person from each industry sector in each group. In some groups, professionals from similar industries collaborate and gain mutual benefit. 

How much does it cost?

Your initial visit is just £16.66+VAT for our physical meetings and £7.99+VAT for our virtual meetings.

Annual membership is £359.00+VAT and then you will pay a monthly meeting fee of £33.32+VAT for a physical meeting and £12.49+VAT for our virtual groups which is paid by DD to cover the meeting fees.

What if my category is already taken?

There may be other Sterling groups in your area that have your industry category available and do speak to the group leader or Sterling HQ. Often businesses can collaborate even when they may, on first sight, seem to be in the same industry. 

Can I join more than one group?

Yes. Many of our members join more than one group. Sometimes a breakfast and lunchtime group in the same area.

Is there an application process?

Yes. Each application is carefully considered by Sterling HQ and our local group leader. We like to make sure there are no competitive clashes and that every member is going fit well with the group.