Clubs and groups

North Notts Business Connections is a networking group has now been running since 2008, it has a strong local business database, excellent connections and an extensive social media reach over 4 platforms. Also responsible for the North Notts Business Show, North Notts Business Awards and North Notts Business Women Awards.

North Notts Business Women Group is a popular monthly lunchtime business networking meeting which is run by North Notts Business Connections.

Retford Business Forum (RBF CIC) are a Community Interest Company, the main objective is to promote Retford, the surrounding villages and area and to increase footfall into the town centre of Retford. RBF CIC is wholly committed to engaging with activities that promote prosperity and community spirit.

Worksop Business Forum are a group of local business people with the interest of improving the town centre. The forum works closely with Bassetlaw District Council to manage town centre events and to make town centre improvements.


B-Global – The BAME Business Network support BAME businesses in the East Midlands area. B-Global are dedicated to helping black and ethnic minority businesses by providing business support in Nottinghamshire and beyond. Their pioneering business network strives to help every African, Caribbean, Asian and minority ethnic heritage business in Nottingham, Derby, and the wider East Midlands area.

Focus Business Club (North Nottinghamshire) is a pay as you go monthly networking group designed for people to come and meet other likeminded people in a relaxed atmosphere, which is more productive for business.

North Notts BID is the second largest BID in the UK, supporting over 1,100 businesses and just under 1,400 hereditaments. All business premises across all business sectors within the district of Bassetlaw are members, apart from those business premises with a rateable value of less than £12,000.

North Notts Manufacturing Network (part of EMMN) is the first local network to launch under the new peer-led East Midlands Manufacturing Network. The role of the new East Midlands Manufacturing Network is to secure the future success of manufacturing in the region by bringing together key knowledge and skills to form a dedicated, supportive peer network.

Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network is a trusted peer-to-peer membership organisation consisting of a diverse range of manufacturing businesses. Since their establishment in 2014, NMN has expanded sustainably and now represents nearly 2,000 employees.

Tech Nottingham is a networking group for people interested in ideas and technology. It is an organisation with the mission to make Nottingham a better place to live and work in technology. Based in the Nottingham city centre they run monthly meetings, run events and work with local organisations to advocate for Nottingham as a place to do business in tech.

University of Nottingham Business Network help businesses to improve performance through events, networking and collaboration with their researchers.


Confederation of British Industry (CBI) East Midlands have 12 Regional, National Councils and 16 policy Standing Committees meet every quarter. Engaging over 1000 senior business leaders from over 700 CBI member companies. Through this process their members have a direct say in what they do and how we do it, inputting ideas and evidence to direct our work.

East Midlands Chamber connects, supports and champions businesses and communities across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Members benefit from a wide range of business support services from lobbying and campaigning, helping businesses realise their international trading ambitions, showcasing and market-making activities to workforce training and development.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) help their members succeed in business, they are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by their members, for their members. They offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government.

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