What is Reach?
Reach Networking is a networking group specifically set up to help and assist businesses from the Blackburn, Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle & Ribble Valley areas – from a single tradesperson to a multi skilled employer, all types of trades and professions are welcome, which will hopefully lead to more new business opportunities for the members.
The group is run by the members for the members and is therefore committed to keeping the costs of membership as low as possible. It’s not about making money for the group, it’s all about making business for the members.
The cost to join Reach is an annual payment of £180, with £10 paid for each meeting, which covers breakfast, refreshments and room hire. If you would like to join us as a guest, there is a charge of £10 per meeting, payable on the day.
Our meetings are held every 2 weeks at Sparth House Hotel, Clayton Le Moors – starting at 7am and finishing at 8.30am. They offer a friendly, professional environment in which to meet with and build close working links with like-minded local business owners who can help establish a complete business support network for you and your company. This can be invaluable for companies of all sizes especially people who work alone as it can provide readily available expertise in all kinds of areas, as well as providing a valuable source of new business leads, helping you to grow your business far more effectively than going it alone.
Our one person per trade or profession rule means that once you are a member none of your competitors can join, so you will receive 100% of any leads or referrals that come in through the group. Guests are limited to 3 visits, after which time we ask you to make a decision as to whether you become a member.
What can you expect from the meeting?
Like other networking groups, Reach starts with open networking over breakfast leading onto a formal sit down meeting with introductions. Each of the guests and members are given the opportunity to talk about their business and its offerings within 60 seconds. Each week, one of the members or a guest speaker will give a 10 minute presentation which gives them the chance to give a more in depth overview of their business. The meeting is finished by passing referrals and open networking.