Essex Business Forum is an association of professional business people and owners of established and reputable SMEs based in Essex which represents every trade and profession, and with the addition of an extended network of businesses in highly specialist fields.
We run weekly business networking groups every Thursday in Brentwood and every Tuesday in Billericay, plus other regular events and networking meetings.
We're always looking for new members to join, so if you are interested then come along to one of our meetings, or complete our online application.
Membership and involvement with EBF is a key part of my business. I have built up many valuable relationships with like-minded companies in the area. Every week there is a lively buzz and a pleasant atmosphere and I’m convinced that more business is passed in that environment than in the overly-regimented approaches I have seen [...]
I was introduced to Essex Business Forum by an existing member, and honestly at the time I did not know, nor understand what to expect. 2 years later, I can say EBF is beyond business referrals. For me, it is about working closely with positive and inspirational external colleagues; and constantly educating each other. I [...]
Setting up your own business is very different to being employed and I have found the group to be invaluable in terms of support, advice and assisting me to attract new clients. If you are a new business I strongly recommend you join.
I only became involved with the whole networking concept for the first time last year and I can genuinely say that it has worked for me.
Not only has it already more than paid for itself with the business I have gained but meeting with fellow professionals from all walks of life has given me a [...]
As well as providing an important and consistent source of new business, the group is a valuable resource of support and advice which has been vital to the development of our firm. The trust and respect that builds between members has a direct influence of business growth.