Wyred Up Networking Events - Celebrating 10 Years!

Wyred Up Networking Events - Celebrating 10 Years!

There are two Wyred Up networking events each year. The venue varies but the format is similar. Plenty of opportunities for networking, followed by presentations from speakers on a variety of different local business subjects.

A buffet follows and more chance to chat with people and make new contacts, before ending at around 5.30pm.

Wyred Up Business Networking Event – Celebrate 10 Years of Wyred Up!

Wednesday 20th June from 3-5.30pm

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Join Wyred Up for this celebration of 10 years business networking event at Thornton Football Club.

We will be announcing changes to the structure of the network, information about the Wyre Business Awards and a speech from the Positive Footprints network.


  • The New Wyred Up – Looking back and moving forward
  • Wyre Business Awards Thurs 29 November 2018 – Save the date
  • Lesley Burrows of Positive Footprints Network – Raising the aspirations of young people in the community

LOCATION: Thornton Football Club, Bourne Road, Thornton, FY5 4QA

REGISTER: Please register to attend this event as a member. If you’re not a member you can attend your first event as a taster. If you would like to become a member, please follow the membership sign-up page

EMAIL: For further information please contact regeneration@wyre.gov.uk or ring 01253 887282


(Please note that membership is open to Businesses based in Wyre and only costs £40 + Vat per year).

Tips for Success at Wyred Up Business Networking Events

1. Make new contacts: get talking to people – get their contact details and agree when you will next make contact.

2. Meet for a chat: if you’re just getting to know someone, it’s often best to have an informal chat to get to know each other first. It’s a good step forward.

3. Set up a formal meeting: chats are great but they don’t pay the bills. At some point you need to set up a meeting to discuss how you can move towards being a supplier with an order for paid work.

4. Look for a referral: if you sell a rare left-handed widget and are offered a chance to be introduced to someone, then make sure that the comment ‘You must go and meet so and so, you’re just what they’ve been searching for’ turns into an appointment. Follow it up and get that proper introduction.

5. Opportunity for work: Don’t expect to go to every networking meeting and find a job, but there’s every chance that it could happen. If someone does suggest that they’d like to do business with you make sure that you get their details and follow it up afterwards.

6. Showcase opportunity: if someone gives you a chance to write for a magazine, newspaper or blog and showcase your services, make sure that you do just that!

Networking success isn’t all about the orders that you get – it’s about the things that you learn, the people who you meet, the opportunities which you find. It’s also about meeting new prospectus and advancing existing prospects.

Register for your place at the next event on the Wyred Up website at this link.

Absolute Beginner?

If you’re completely new to networking you might be overwhelmed by the thought of a room full of strangers at the Wyred Up networking events. But don’t be, everyone there is just a regular person just like you and many of them might also feel nervous!

Work the room: don’t huddle at the side of the buffet or only speak to people who you know. Read the list of attendees and decide who you want to talk to.

Try and find the people who you will get most benefit from talking to – use your time wisely rather than passing the time of day chatting aimlessly.

Make sure you listen to what the other person is saying. Show an interest in them and their business. But also make sure you get a chance to talk about what you do!

Wyred Up Marketing Workshop at Farmer Parrs
Wyred Up Marketing Workshop at Farmer Parrs

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