Business networking events in Cardiff

by | May 17, 2023 | Uncategorized

Find the networking events in Cardiff that work for you.

The following questions can help you decide on which networking events are worth trying out:

  1. What do you want to achieve from attending networking events?
  2. Which events are your target market or peers most likely to attend?
  3. Is there anything you can do to help attendees during or after the event?
  4. What kinds of event structure works for you?
  5. Which times/ days of the week are you best able to socialise?

* Disclaimer: I am not incentivised by any of the groups or organisations listed, so what you see here is an unbiased list. Since I last published these, many new groups have popped up, so, please, if you see any missing, drop me a line. The events listed may be subject to change. Event information is based on what the information available online. If you are one of the organisations’ listed, please contact Glew to request any changes. Please check the relevant providers’ websites for the latest information.

 

Market Share 

Who: Run by Tramshed Tech, Ogi, Yolk and Rockadove.

Why: For founders, entrepreneurs, assistants, and executives looking to level up their marketing.

What: 10 minute lightening talks, open networking over pizza & beer. Previous topic includes the dark art of digital marketing

Where: Tramshed Tech

When: Monthly – See upcoming Market Share events 

How much: Free

 

Cardiff Marketing Meetup

Who: Marketing Meetup – Spindogs.

Why: An informal, friendly place for the marketers of Cardiff to meet, learn, and share knowledge with one another.

What: Eliminate the guesswork – how to maximise your digital marketing outcomes in 2024. Chat over food and drink, inspirational speaker or two, chat some more, and go home buzzing with new contacts and new ideas. 

Where: Spindogs, Cardiff Bay

When: Wednesday 28 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 20:00 

How much: Voluntary donation (suggested amount between £5-£15) 

 

Wander & Wonder

Who: Run by Lyanna of Station Road Marketing

Why: Those who want to connect while enjoying nature 

What: Q&A with guest speaker, then a walk following by networking and refreshments 

Where: Various

When: Monthly, Friday morning 10am-12pm- sign up to be notificed of future events

How much: £15

 

Good Mornings

Who: Marsden Mee

Why: People who want to connect and feel good while doing good

What: Rejuvenating yoga, inspiring speakers, delicious food and good conversation

Where: Mountain Yoga, Taffs Well

When: Sign up to be notificed of future events

How much: 

 

Tramshed Tech events  

Who: Run by Tramshed Tech

Why: Mainly those working in tech – some events are limited to Tramshed Tech members

What: Various

Where: Tramshed Tech

When: Ad hoc – see upcoming Tramshed Tech events

How much: Often free

 

Talk Event

Who: Run by Esther Young from Creatorship & Marie from Marie Palbom Photography.

Why: To network and learn from other creative and product-based businesses.

How: 2 hours of Q&A, networking and cake.

What: Talks to share key insights and knowledge that will help move your business forward while building new connections.

Where: Insole Court, Llandaff

When: Monthly – See upcoming Talk events 

How much: £15 – includes cake and refreshments

 

All-Wales Business Breakfast at the Ivy

Who: Run by EVO Business Club.

Why: EVO members and visitors.

How: Refreshments, networking, speaker/s, intros, 4-way Mastermind and one-to-ones.

What: 7.45-10.15am breakfast and networking.

Where: The Ivy, Cardiff

When: Monthly – See upcoming Evo Cardiff events 

How much: £25+

 

Jigsaw Business Women

Who: A not-for-profit networking group for businesswomen in the Pontypridd and south Wales area.

Why: For support, advice and referrals from other women in the south Wales area.

How: A buffet lunch and networking.

What: A buffet lunch on the first Wednesday of every month from 12.30 – 2.30pm to share news, experiences and referrals

Where: USW Exchange Pontypridd

When: Monthly – First Wednesday of every month except August – See upcoming Jigsaw Business networking events

How much: £8.50-10 for guests and members booking via Eventbrite.

 

FinTech Wales Networking Breakfasts

Who: Run by Fintech Wales.

Why: Meet and network with fellow fintech professionals and share your plans for 2023.

How: Coffee, pastries and informal networking.

What: A platform to share what you have to offer and  understand what support and services are available to your business.

Where: Various – most recently was BizSpace

When: Monthly – See upcoming FinTech Wales Networking events

How much: Free for FinTech Wales members, £10 for non-members

 

Zokit

Who: Run by a team of business professionals, led by Founding Director Neil Lloyd.

Why: Zokit members and visiting business leaders who are ambitious, purpose led and values driven.

How: Refreshments, networking, short talks, small group networking sessions and one-to-ones.

What: Networking at ‘on location’ events.

Where: Various – most recently was BizSpace

When: Monthly – See upcoming Zokit On-Location Mixer events 

How much: £15+

 

Cardiff Breakfast Club

Who: Run by Effective Communications.

Why: For attendees from all sectors to come and meet new people and build new networks.

How: 7.30am-9.30am: Drinks, networking, talk and Q&A, then cooked breakfast.

What: Breakfast meetings with high-profile speakers from varied business backgrounds.

Where: SSE Swalec Stadium

When: Monthly – See upcoming Cardiff Breakfast Club events 

How much: £TBC

 

Introbiz Networking breakfasts

Who: Run by Introbiz a professional but ‘human’ business network.

Why: To network, collaborate and expand your professional connections.

How: Open networking, breakfast and Power group sessions

What: 9.30-11.30am breakfast meetings.

Where: Various.

When: Monthly – See upcoming Introbiz networking events 

How much: £22

 

Cardiff Business Club

Who: Run by the Cardiff Business Club board

Why: To connect with decision makers from across the private, public and charitable sectors to support and promote your business.

How: Networking and refreshments followed by 1-1.5 hour lecture and Q&A. After-lecture dinner for members only.

What: Previous speakers include Professor Laura McAllister, Carolyn Fairbairn and Liz Nicholl.

Where: Usually the Hilton Hotel

When: Monthly – See upcoming Cardiff Business Club events 

How much: Free (for lecture and networking)

 

FSB Wales

Who: Run by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Why: For small business advice, support and guidance.

How: Networking and an opportunity for intros.

What: Generally morning events, 9.15-11am

Where: Various

When: Ad hoc – See upcoming FSB networking events 

 

CIPD Wales

Who: Run by CIPD Wales.

Why: To network and learn from HR professionals in Wales.

How: Usually 3-4 hours in the morning.

What: Panels, short talks, networking.

Where: Village Hotel/ voco St David’s Hotel

When: Monthly – See upcoming CIPD events 

How much: Free

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