Oxford City FC Breakfast - Business Network Meeting

Sterling Networks Oxford City FC has all the energy of a vibrant team of players in a networking group, all working together. In the heart of Oxfordshire the Oxford City FC networking group can help you to start conversations, building a valuable foundation of connections that can then help form long lasting business relationships. Well renowned for leading the field with dynamic and innovative businesses, our Oxford City FC networking group strives for business excellence.

Group Leader

Ian Roberts

A warm welcome to Sterling Networks Oxford City FC. I’m proud to be the leader of this group because members have a genuine want to help each other. With many years’ experience in networking within the local area, Sterling brings that perfect mix to each meeting – a professional structure with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 


Our members come from a wide variety of disciplines and experiences, so each meeting facilitates conversations and referrals with a one seat policy at Sterling. I work for Cashflow Creators Limited aiding businesses with commercial finance. I just love to help business owners and property developers access funding to enable them to fulfil their goals and financial dreams through access to exclusive commercial and private lenders and funders.


Our structured meetings are scheduled every two weeks and all members are encouraged to carryout 1 to 1’s between group meetings. This is when we really get to know each other, building strong long-lasting business relationships, built on trust. The added advantage is the friendships we build along the way!

I look forward to welcoming you to our next meeting and if you have any questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

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Meeting Details

Oxford City FC Breakfast Group meet fortnightly via Zoom (for now) and will meet face to face @ Oxford City, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ on a Friday from 6:45am to 8.30am.

 

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6.45am

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

7:00am

Breakfast

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

7:15am

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. 

7.45am

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. 

8.00am

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! 

8:15am

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.  

8.30am

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 £15.60. Annual membership is £329.00 ex VAT and then it's £15.60 per meeting, paid by DD, to cover breakfast or lunch. 

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.