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The ROOM is one of the largest weekly business networking groups in Bedfordshire. We meet for breakfast, so active membership doesn’t impact your working day.
Members & visitors have 60 seconds during each meeting to ask for introductions to other members’ contacts and clients. During the following week, our members arrange these introductions and new business opportunities are created…… this is how our group generates business and is a proven process that works, week after week, month after month.
We have 30+ different niche businesses represented each week and for breakfast your have a choice of either a full English, Continental or cereals, porridge, fruit, yoghurt etc.
We have an informal but structured meeting, designed to build relationships between our members as well as visitors to our group, ensuring that real business is passed between us all.
Currently each member seat in The ROOM has an average value of over £16,000 per year, making the cost of membership not only affordable, but highly beneficial for our local Bedford business owners.
Membership is backed by a 6 month guarantee whereby, if you join and participate as an active member but fail to invoice more than our annual membership fee then we will pay you twice as much back again…. you really cannot lose by giving The ROOM a go.
We only allow one business from each trade or industry type, so by becoming a member, you effectively lock out your competitors from The ROOM.
Our approach to business is still reputation and referral based, The ROOM members recommend us but only because they have experienced our approach to business and in a lot of cases the end results as customers so that they are comfortable and confident we do what we say we are going to do, if your approach to your customers is open, honest, ethical and value for money The Room is the best place for you.
The group has certainly worked for us financially and personally. It's a fun group that passes business whilst having fun.
Networking has been our most effective & powerful marketing tool since the company began in 2003
The ROOM has helped me grow my business from a one man band to now employing four people. I regularly see sales of over £30,000.00 generated from people within The ROOM.
I joined The ROOM after visiting several other netwroking groups across Bedfordshire. A mix of the personalities and experience within the group really made me feel welcome, and the atmosphere and professionalism is 2nd to none. Joining the group has proven to be a great decision for my business.
You can't argue with the affect that being a member has had on our bottom line. Not only do we have the opportunity to quote for new business, but we have a room full of trusted suppliers who we can happily recommend to others.
With many years of networking "under my belt" and following a previous women-only group membership I became bored with networking 5 years ago and stopped altogether for a couple of years. I joined The ROOM in early 2017 after attending a couple of meetings as a guest. I liked the relaxed format and the good natured fun at the meeting and appreciated how easy I felt with members right from the start. If you're looking for a networking group I'd highly recommend it; you'll be made very welcome and we try to look after visitors and new members particularly, because it can be daunting to enter a room on your own....Please be reassured, you won't be on your own for long, we're a friendly bunch and there's always room for more.
The ROOM was our first foray into networking and we were made to feel welcome from day one, there was a real sense of camaraderie and everyone was genuinely interested in our business and quickly set about ways to help us. If you are contemplating joining a networking group I would have absolutely no hesitation in endorsing The Room, the sessions are very professionally run and are often a great source of very valuable information from a variety of knowledge experts that can be applied to your business immediately.
I would say to anyone looking to start or grow their Business, get in The ROOM. It can help you with some useful contacts, many of whom may have been there, done it and sorted it!
I'd tried various networking groups before The ROOM but the honest truth is that most of them simply did not generate business for me. The ROOM most certainly has, not only from the people in the group but also from the people they know. If you haven't tried TheROOM, you really need to come along.
We are very proud of everything that our members have achieved. There are many reasons why you should come along and have a look at our meetings, but these are the top 5....
Ask any of our members why they love our meetings and they will tell you that it’s because we offer real business opportunities, using a proven structure, but without any of the pressures that are often associated with some other networking groups.
Ultimately our meetings are all about making money for all our members and we wouldn’t continue to be successful and growing as a group if it didn’t work.
To best protect the interests of our members, we only permit one business for each trade, or industry, so by becoming a member of The ROOM, you’ll have your business sector all to yourself.
We keep our costs to a minimum while keeping the quality of the meetings, venue and breakfast as high as possible.
This gives you the best possible return on your investment.
As a not for profit organisation, all our group funds are invested back into making the group stronger & more profitable for all our members.
We have a program of ongoing training that covers many different areas of business, from accounting and compliance, HR, marketing, social media, banking, legal & networking itself.
These training sessions are encorporated into our weekly meetings so our members learn while they earn!
We are so confident that you will benefit from membership of our meetings, we offer a 6 month guarantee.
If you attend our meetings, follow our training and are an active member of the group, if you haven’t invoiced at least your joining fee, we will give you not just your joining fee back, but the same again!!
You really can’t lose by giving The ROOM a trial…