Networking – Business Events and Workshops

Networking events

There are many regular business and networking events that take place in South Oxfordshire and the county as a whole. These events are often a great way of making those crucial face to face contacts, and they are also a place to perhaps learn about new regulations, or innovative ways of working.

SO Business have provided a handy list below where you’ll find details of relevant networking events happening in the region.

Some of these require pre-registration so please follow the links to find out if this is the case. Many of these events are free, but some do require paid for tickets. Often the ticket includes food and drink, or insight that could be valuable for your business. Follow the links for more information on your chosen event.

Events in South Oxfordshire district by town, A-Z


The Oxfordshire Project (Didcot Meeting) – Monthly, every second Wednesday, 10.00-12.00pm, Horticulture House, Manor Court, Chilton, OX11 0RN (Cost £20/members £15

4Networking Breakfast (Didcot Meeting) – Fortnightly, every other Friday, 08:00-10:00am, The Kingswell Hotel and Restaurant, Reading Road, Harwell, OX11 0LZ (Cost £15)

Henley On Thames:

The Creative Duck, Henley – A busy programme of workshops, coffee meets and other events, located in Henley On Thames town centre. See the  Events Page for more details.

Business Biscotti, Henley – Monthly, every third Tuesday,  10-12pm, Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 2HT

Henley Business Partnership 3FM – Monthly, every third Friday,  Networking from 8am, meeting 8.30-9.30am, Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road, Henley On Thames, RG9 2HT (Cost £15/members £10 which includes breakfast). Free parking.


The Oxfordshire Project (Thame Meeting) – Monthly, every third Friday, 10.00-12.00pm, The Thatch, 29-30 Lower High Street, Thame, OX9 2AA (Cost £20/members £15)

Business Buzz Thame – Monthly, every first Thursday, 10.00-12.00pm, The Black Horse, 11 Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 2BL (Cost £5)


Wallingford Co-Working Group – Monthly, second or third Tuesday (contact organiser for details/venue), 09.30-12.30pm (Free to attend).

Business Biscotti, Wallingford – Monthly, every second Tuesday, 10-12pm, The Old Post Office, 10 Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AA (Cost £5)

The Old Counting House Centre for small business holds regular networking events at 82E High Street, Wallingford, OX10 0BS

Other areas in the district:

‘Jennings Presents’ Events – Monthly networking with guest speakers, free workshops and one-to-ones. Check the ‘What’s On’ page for the latest events. Jennings, Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, OX44 7RW

Heart of Business (Oxfordshire Group) – Monthly, every last Friday, 11.45/12-3pm, De Vere Oxford Spires, Sandford-on-Thames, OX4 4GX (Cost usually £60)

Sonning Common Business Collaboration – Monthly, check Facebook page for dates, 10.30-12pm, The Butchers Arms, Blounts Court Road, Sonning Common, RG49RS (Cost £3)

Further afield in Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire Business Network – Usually every second Wednesday, 7.30-9.00am, Harvester Pub, Milton Gate, OX14 4FP (Cost £10)

Business Biscotti, Abingdon – Monthly, every first Wednesday, 10-12pm, Cosener’s House,  Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JD

The Oxfordshire Project (South Oxford Group) – Check website for frequency and time, usually held at Bear and Ragged Staff, 28 Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxfordshire, OX2 9QH. (March 2018 meetings will be held at The Fishes in Hinksey Village).

Elevate Programme

Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) is running a series of workshops which cover a variety of topics to help you to start and grow your business. Part funded via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the workshops will run until late 2019 and are completely free to established businesses and start-ups based in Oxfordshire.

Elevate Workshop

The Elevate Programme of workshops focuses on topics such as cash flow, marketing and writing a business plan, to help you start, run and grow your business.
For a full list of workshops and details on how to register, visit the OBS Eventbrite page here.

Think we’ve missed an event or want to add your own? Contact us at SO Business.