Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

Aside from events, what are the benefits of joining?

There are a host of benefits the Network My Club team can provide as part of the membership support, as well as venue specific benefits to aid business activity. This can range from use of corporate boxes to host an off-site meeting, to match tickets to incentive staff/clients, to discounts on conference and events space to use for external company events, conferences or meetings.

Are all events covered as part of membership?

All online events are included in membership. There is a small cost to attend in-person events. The discount is tiered based on which membership you purchase.

Do you have a 'lock out' policy of one business per industry?

No. We welcome all businesses, of all sizes, allowing them the freedom to develop natural working relationships at events, whilst enjoying the benefits of membership on top of the events. 

Is membership for a company or an individual?

Membership is for the company, not an individual, meaning it is fully transferable and anyone can attend the events.

Do I need to arrange a substitute or will I be penalised if I cannot attend an event?

You absolutely won’t be penalised. However, we encourage you to send a representative from the company to attend (remember the membership is companywide) or even a client or connection so the place doesn’t go to waste! Attending regularly is one of our key tips when it comes to maximising a return on membership.

How do I maximise membership?

As part of the onboarding process as member, our team will arrange a strategic call with you to understand or define your networking objectives, learn about your company and get a picture of the types of businesses you are looking to meet.

Throughout membership, our team will also be on hand to work with you on various campaigns to members, whether that’s from a marketing perspective or at events, as well as understanding how it is working for you and if there is any more you can get out of it. 

Online Meetups

What online platforms do you use?

We use Remo.

It is the closest thing to in person networking as we’ve found online. Giving attendees flexibility and freedom to move around an event and move between conversations. Just like you would at one of our events. 

Our club-wide and regional specific meetups on Remo are open to all members and non-members. These meetups allow for open networking, a guest speaker and structured networking.

You can learn how our online meetups work here.

When are the online meetups?

Our online schedule is planned well in advance and we’ll keep you well informed about upcoming meetups so you don’t miss out.

You can check out and diarise upcoming meetups here.

Can I attend any online meetup as a member?

Yes, one person from your company can attend any online meetup as part of your membership.

We recommend to members to attend all club-wide meetups and one or two regional meetups. Or all of them if it’s achievable!

How far in advance do I have to book?

We ask that you book or confirm your place by 12pm the day before the event. This is so you receive the pre-event information email, including a list of attendees and event link.

How can I prepare for an event?

The day before our events, we’ll send a pre-event email with the event link, a delegate list and other useful hints and tips.

We recommend checking out this blog post, too:

How to Prepare for an Online Meetup on Remo

What if I want to bring a colleague or friend?

You are welcome to book and pay for places via the relevant event page.

There’s a particular event I want to attend, can I just book that instead of joining as a member?

Certainly. All non-members are welcome to pay to attend two events before committing to joining.

Find our upcoming events here.

I’m new to networking, what should I ask?

Good question. This will help: 3 Effective Questions to Ask When Networking

In-Person Events

What is the format of an event?

Our events are informal, yet structured and purposeful, over the course of two and half hours. The opening 45/60 minutes is open and informal networking, where the Network My Club team welcome attendees and are on hand to make introductions (from the delegate list you receive 24 hours in advance). 

Following a short welcome and introduction, food is served where you can find a seat anywhere in the room to enjoy. After food is an introduction to venue personnel, new members, as well as any member notices or announcements. Following a 10-minute comfort break to replenish teas/coffees is the guest speaker, after which the event is wrapped up and the remaining 30/45 minutes are for open networking to catch the people you hadn’t got to yet.  

What time of day are your events?

Our events are over the course of a lunchtime, from 12-2.30pm.

Why do you use sporting venues?

As well as being accessible, versatile and inspiring, sporting venues are unique and very well known, meaning they are regularly used as an icebreaker for attendees.

It also makes a more attractive event to attend for businesses as they try avoiding the networking events that typically take place in bars, hotels, restaurants or meeting/function rooms.

What kind of businesses and people attend?

Our events attract majority Director level and decision maker lever delegates, from businesses across a vast range of B2B sectors. The size of businesses are typically mid-large sized SME’s, but we have everything from a one man band to blue chip corporates. 

Can our company visit an event before becoming a member?

Of course, we welcome businesses to come along and try us out before making commitment to joining. This allows businesses to understand the types of businesses we attract, meet our team and understand how we work, to make an informed and educated decision regarding membership.

To do so, simply find one of our upcoming events and book a place directly via the relevant event page.

Do I have to work in sports or be a sports fan to attend or join?

No. Our groups are open to businesses from all sectors and sizes, for those looking to expand their network with businesses in various industries.

Why do you include guest speakers?

Another dynamic to our events is the regular inclusion of inspirational, motivational and insightful guest speakers. These TED-style-talks allow our attendees to hear an interesting story and attain some takeaways from the event to implement in their life or business. Our guest speakers to date have ranged from Olympic athletes, ex-military, adventurers, entrepreneurs and many others.

Previous guest speakers can be found here.

Have a question we’ve not covered here?

Please get in contact with us directly, either via email at events@networkmyclub.co.uk or 01903 898025.

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