Monthly Meetup

We hold regular monthly Meetup networking events for businesses, with speaking opportunities and knowledge exchanges. But mostly friendly chat.

The HD8 Network brings together the brilliant variety of people, places and resources in our fantastic local area.

Our monthly Meetup networking events give a friendly and informal opportunity for organisations (and individuals if you want) to come and introduce yourself and make business relationships.

We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10am. Due to the Coronavirus, these events are being held Virtually – however we are exploring if and when we will return to physical meetings.

Speed networking online gives you the opportunity to speak to almost everyone on the call in a friendly relaxed way.

To maximise your experience, we have capped the number of people at the monthly Meetup networking event.  To guarantee your place, make sure you book your tickets now.

Physical networking costsVirtual networking costs
Gold members£5free
Silver members£10free
Bronze members£10£5
FSB members£5free (first Thursday of month)
Returning non-members£15£10
Price of physical networking tickets is based on advanced booking and will cost more on the door

Your HD8 Network Membership gives you the benefit of networking your business on- and off-line.  By using our local directoryevents calendarcommunity pages and social media channels.  So what are you waiting for?

What happens at the Meetup networking events?

Speed Networking
Speed Networking

Speed Networking

Not everyone wants to stand up in front of a room and introduce themselves.  Nor do others like to walk up and speak to strangers.  Our Speed Networking sessions give you lots of one-to-one mini conversations – Speed Dating for Business if you like.  We guarantee that you will meet at least half the people in the room.

Speed networking has been working really well online – when the maths add up. It is now pretty certain you will speak to (almost) everyone at the event (if not twice, if the maths don’t work – sometimes you get to speak to me too!)


We occasionally have an expert speaker to provide a member spotlight or knowledge exchange – if this is something you are interested in please get in touch.

Previous speakers at our monthly Meetup networking events have included –

You are then invited to informally network with us and if you wish to eat at this time, its possible for you to order on arrival.

Our YouTube Channel has a number of Testimonial received for our Meetups –

Previously we held our monthly Meetup networking events at the 315 in Lepton and The Woodman Inn in Thuderbridge.

This is a video, created in 2015, with attendees opinions of our Meetup networking events.

Become a HD8member and receive the benefit of live networking meetings and events, and more.