To bring business networking into the 21st century. To make it something you want to do. Rather than feeling like you have to.
Since 2015, we’ve been doing so in person at iconic sporting venues and online. 2020 saw drastic change to the future of networking events.
We’re not going back to how it was, we’re going forward to create the future of networking.
Business networking has carried the stigma of being cliquey. A room full of sales people. Something that’s regimented. And in some cases, ‘cult like’. We’re putting an end to that.
Our members, businesses of all shapes and sizes, share one trait. A mindset to help one another.
If you have that, along with a long term approach and objectives to your networking, we can help you.
If you’re looking for a quick win and expect to find a new client from attending one or two events, we’re not for you.
People buy people. People want to work with people they like. People they know. People they trust.
Networking done right can open many doors for your business. We will work with your company to help realise that.
This is new age networking. That is just one element of being part of the Network My Club group. We invite you to join us.
First Business Club Launched at Portsmouth Football Club
The Network Pompey Business Club was our first, at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club, attracting businesses from across Portsmouth and Hampshire.
Next Business Club Launched at Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Next up was the Network Albion Business Club in partnership with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club at the Amex Stadium. Expanding our reach into Sussex.
London’s Calling! We Launch at Surrey County Cricket Club & The Kia Oval
The Network My Club group extended into the capital, as we partnered with Surrey County Cricket Club & The Kia Oval, launching the Network Oval Business Club for businesses in and around London.
Our Second Business Club in Hampshire Launches at Hampshire Cricket & The Ageas Bowl
We’d been attracting businesses across Hampshire since launching at Portsmouth FC, so it made sense to extend the group to Southampton and launch the Network Hampshire Business Club at The Ageas Bowl.
New Region and New Partnership. Welcome to Reading Football Club.
Neighbouring both Hampshire and London it made sense for us to launch in the Berkshire & the Thames Valley region, partnering with Reading FC to form the Network Royals Business Club.
London Based Business Club #2. We launch at Twickenham Stadium.
Name the most prestigious rugby stadium in the world. There’s a good chance you said Twickenham. That’s where we expanded to next to form Twickenham Business Club.
COVID-19 Lockdown. All In-Person Events Paused.
The pandemic hit. We had a choice. Wait until things returned to ‘normal’ or move our events online and revolutionise our membership.
First Online Event on Zoom
Luckily we did the latter. We began hosting online networking events via Zoom.
First Online Event on Remo
Zoom served a purpose. But was extremely limiting. We felt there must be a more interactive and enjoyable way to network online. Introducing Remo. The rest is history.
Online Event Management Service Launch
Using our experience of running 100+ events on Remo, we launched a service to take the stress of running online events away from organisers.
Continue To Evolve Online Events
We will be returning to in-person events when it’s safe to do so. Until then, we’ll be continuing to improve our online event experience.
MEET THE TEAM
Bradley Hatchett - Founder & Managing Director
Richard Worth – Director
Anders Swaffield - Digital Communications Manager
Aside from managing all our Digital Communications via Network My Club company channels, Anders is a keen cyclist, self-proclaimed semi-pro 6-a-side footballer and DJs in his spare time. Favourite book: Atomic Habits.
Claudia Gurr - Events & Membership Manager
Loves spending money on food. Hates brushing her hair. Away from ensuring events and membership are kept at a high level, Claudia, aka Vinnie, enjoys petting dogs, listening to Frank Sinatra, coffee (cake and drink).
Sam Ellis - Membership Development Manager
Sam is better known as Ellis The Menace. Enjoying playing football with his children and watching his beloved Portsmouth FC at the weekend, he spends his work days sourcing new businesses that are the right fit for our membership.
Nikita Cliff - Events & Membership Assistant
Nikita, aka Nik Nak, works closely with the team to continually improve our events & membership experience. She enjoys cooking, swimming and yoga. Hates macaroni and blue cheese.