The 1st Friday Business Club

Formed by Sarah Chadbourne in September 2008 the 1st Friday Business Club has become a very successful and popular networking group meeting every month and based at Hotel du Vin in Winchester.  If you would like to find out more please contact

“This is quality networking in a relaxed atmosphere”

Don’t take our word for it – take a look on LinkedIn at our group and what people have to say about their experiences of the group.

There are no membership fees it really is as simple as when people are able to come along they do – we currently have a database of over 90 people who we invite each month and we are delighted to see new people coming along each time. There are regularly more than 25 people at our meetings. Whilst we are delighted to see our regular attenders it is great to see new people too – this keeps every meeting different and refreshed.

The format of our meetings vary – sometimes there is a speaker and sometimes not – what we like to ensure is that everyone has two or three minutes to describe the business they are in, the business they are looking for and then we encourage questions from the floor – answering these is often one of the best ways to really get to know about someone’s business. Lots of business has now been passed over the 8 years and in addition to this some very useful contacts have been made and help and advice given within the group.

Each meeting concludes with our popular open forum – this is where we have some great discussions relating to the economy – the business economy generally – and useful business information to pass on to one another etc.

Each month an invitation is sent an example of this follows. If you or a colleague would like to come along just email me and we will ensure you receive future invitations…

“It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the December meeting of the 1st Friday Business Club”– “Quality networking in a relaxed atmosphere”

Following the huge success of recent meetings we are delighted to invite you to join us at Hotel du Vin Winchester for our next meeting on the first Friday of each month – this will run from 7.15am to 9.15am.

To book your place just email me at – We expect places to be taken very quickly for this event so do let me know as soon as possible if you wish to attend!

This month’s meeting will take the following format: 7.15am coffee/tea toast/croissants and informal networking.

Breakfast will be served at 7.45am when the meeting will begin formally.

(A full English breakfast will be served – please let me know if you would prefer a vegetarian, smoked salmon, option?) There is a £20.00 (incl. Vat) charge for breakfast there are NO membership fees for 1st Friday.

Everyone will then get the chance to tell the members about the business they are in and the business, and contacts, they are looking for – and to receive questions and useful anecdotes directly from the floor – please bring lots of business cards with you.

Finally there will be the ever thought provoking… “Open Forum”

We look forward to welcoming you

Contact to reserve your place at the next meeting.