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Amidst all the Christmas partying and festive activities, it’s easy to let the fact slip by that in just a few weeks we will be entering a brand new decade. .

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Have you ever wondered what the winning formulas are for networking? Well, for a start it’s definitely not: Anyone + Vagueness = No-one .

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There’s a buzz of excitement in the Opendoorz offices at the moment and, for once it’s got nothing to do with how much fizz we’ve drunk! We’re excited because we’re about to bring someone new into our team and that person could be you!  .

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How many times have you found yourself at a networking event that feels just like a networking event? .

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On Tuesday 3rd September, 14 brave and slightly crazy individuals strapped themselves to the top of an aerobatic plane doing aerial manoeuvres…why I hear you ask! Well it started a year ago at an Opendoorz meeting in Oxford. During a CPD session the question was posed ‘What’s on your bucket list, that you really want to do next year?’ In that moment, Cathy Dunbabin, one of our founding Directors decided to share her desire to Wing Walk!  .

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Champagne and Cement
12 Aug 2019

The sunlight glittered on the river Thames as the pop of champagne corks could be heard over the laughter and chatter of the excited crowd gathered in the stunning Phyllis Court. The Henley Regatta is one of the iconic British Summer events and last month 30 members from various Opendoorz business networking groups across Oxfordshire & Berkshire joined together for exceptional food and hospitality as well as lots of exciting rowing with a bird’s eye view of the finish line. It was a memorable day filled with champagne and cement.
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For 8 years now Opendoorz has been an integral part of our members’ business development strategies, providing a high-quality networking community. So much of what makes Opendoorz unique and successful is held in mine and Cathy’s heads: - the ethos, personality and culture, not to mention the processes we know make for effective networking.  .

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A fly on the wall...
12 Jun 2019

A fly on the wall at an Opendoorz networking meeting might wonder if it really were a networking meeting – laughter, banter and goodwill are all normal occurrences, there’s no waiting for your turn to speak here! .

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So you’ve decided upon the networking group you want to join and paid your money. Now all you need to do is turn up and the business will roll in… right?
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Thanking an introducer of business is so much more than the bottle of fizz, voucher or hamper. It says:- .

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Our Testimonials

 

No matter how good we think we are it's what our members and guests say that matters most...

  • I have established some excellent connections which otherwise would have taken a great deal longer to develop and it has made a real difference to me in terms of the amount of referrals I receive from fellow professionals.

    Tom McInerney

    Associate Lawyer Spratt Endicott
  • The members are all senior business professionals who support one another, challenge each other when necessary and look to develop business contacts when the opportunities arise.

    Dan Kitchen

    Partner St James Place Wealth Management
  • Opendoorz has a unique and refreshing atmosphere. It attracts like-minded business professionals who actually like and want to do business.

    Andrew Prescott

    Director ISIS Medical Insurance
  • The business I have gained through Opendoorz has more than covered any financial cost, but more importantly it is a fantastic resource to interact with business peers. 

    Peter Smith

    Partner The M Group