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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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We are absolutely delighted to shout about our charity of the year for 2019. .

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In the early days of business networking you will be concentrating on meeting people, making new connections, making a good impression and having a clear, engaging message. All these things help to build a positive professional perception of you as a professional and someone who could be introduced with confidence but how do you switch it up a gear? .

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Our Director Cathy Dunbabin was delighted to be asked recently to come up with her top 5 tips for excelling in business networking. We thought you might like to hear what they were... .

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We're delighted to have had another article featured in the latest Oxford Times In Business section this month. The article was all about planning and preparing for you business networking so that you never get caught off guard. .

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There are two types of communication that occur at business networking events - verbal and non-verbal. .

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Who like me was brought believing we should never talk to strangers? This can be a limiting belief when it comes to successful business networking!  .

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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