Fantastic business networking group. The quality of referrals is exceptional With the broad base of business help and advice they can give is outstanding . A very friendly group of people.
Join Essex Business Forum
Welcome to the most successful business networking group in Essex
We are the Essex Business Forum. An independent networking group made up of 30 or so members. From tradesmen, to professional services and everything in between. We actively promote each other by passing regular, high quality referrals and collaborate to grow our businesses.
Our dynamic approach works. We average £100,000 in member to member referrals each month – and in 2016 our referrals boosted the local economy by an additional 1.5 million.
Our weekly networking meeting takes place every Thursday in Brentwood, and guests are always welcome!
Looking for a local business you know you can trust?
From accountant to architect, wine merchant to web designer, book keeper to builder. Our membership represents the very best of local business. With a thorough vetting process, and ongoing member assessment programme ensuring that quality levels stay high.
Plus, our Essex Business Forum – Mark of Excellence now provides an extra level of quality assurance. Meaning you can choose with confidence, as listed businesses have been reviewed, tested and are actively recommended by our panel of local business experts.
What our members gain
By joining, and attending our weekly business networking meeting, you’ll benefit from:
- Regular business referral opportunities – on average each member receives more than £30,000 worth of new business each year because of their membership
- Ability to expand your network, and connect with like-minded business professionals
- Promotion of your business on our high traffic website
- Opportunity to become an accredited EBF Mark of Excellence business
- Promotion of your business via our popular Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels
- Weekly business development, education and training sessions
- Promotion via repeated daily adverts on local Radio
- Plus business training events, social gatherings, and much much more…
Read testimonials from our past and present members
I’ve been a member for over 10 years now! That just about sums up how worthwhile it is!
When I first started in business 11 months ago I can confidently say that without the new clients that I have obtained from a being a member of Essex Business Forum, my business may not have survived. It’s not just about business though – the support and friendship is also important.
Essex Business Forum has been excellent for my business since i started it, not only for referral of business to me but for knowledge and help from other members which is invaluable. If you want to generate new business and get a great network of people to help support you this is the networking group for you.
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 new energy.
I have been a member for 9 years now of this excellent networking group and, having sampled other networking groups prior, can claim with absolute confidence that EBF is the best networking group locally.
Being a member of Ebf has not only allowed me to be recommended into a wider audience but also to buy a second property as a result of the increased turnover.
Essex Business Forum (EBF) has been the most effective way of increasing my business. Between weekly meetings the members are looking out for business opportunities for each other. The result of this is evident at the meeting when 20 to 30 referrals are passed each week.
View a meeting walkthrough
Our meetings are dynamic and friendly. To learn more, take a quick Meeting Walkthrough. Written by fellow members, it’s designed as a simple step-by-step guide to the meeting format. Helping you to feel at ease from the moment you walk through the door.
Each week we follow the same agenda, with content kept fresh and engaging thanks to regular guests, outside speakers, education slots and varying members present.
Welcoming guests, no strings attached
It’s free to attend your first Essex Business Forum meeting, and visitors are under no obligation to join.
So, if you think EBF membership would benefit a business colleague or friend, please use our simple form to invite them to one of our meetings. Better still, why not bring them along with you?
Just remember, guests should bring plenty of business cards so that they can actively promote their business!
Meet our members…
The members of our business networking meetings cover a full range of professions including trades, finance, property, business-to-business and business-to-consumer. To the right is a profile for a randomly selected member, or click the button below to view all members.