Connect Business is a FREE annual networking event showcasing new and growing Cheltenham businesses and encouraging local sourcing in Gloucestershire. This year’s theme is “Creating Opportunities” for you and your business.  

BOOK HERE: booking is essential for your free attendance or £8 networking lunch.

Connect Business showcases some of the best business expertise in Cheltenham. 2018 will be the eighth year Cheltenham Connect have run the day. Over 200 people have attended each of the seven previous events.

Alex Chalk MP

Alex Chalk MP spoke in 2015, 2016 and 2017

It is an opportunity to meet and talk to other local companies and discuss how they can help you achieve your business objectives. Whether you are looking for advice on social media, a fresh new designer or an experienced recruiter who can help you find the best local talent, this Cheltenham event will have people who can help.

The event features a wide range of speakers – this year from key organisations creating different opportunities in Cheltenham.

Our panel discussion will include Kevan Blackadder, Managing Director of the Cheltenham BID, Neil Daws, Divisional Director EMEA from Spirax Sarco and Martin Bundy, Branch Manager at the new John Lewis in Cheltenham.

Individual sessions will include talks from Adam Starkey from GFirst LEP, a representative from the new Cyber Centre and an interview with Alex Chalk MP.

  • Discover from our speakers more about new opportunities in the Cheltenham area and how they could benefit your business.
  • Connect with local businesses and organisations in our exhibition area to grow your own business: how to leverage social media, refresh your business design or fill skill gaps.
  • Take the opportunity to network with like-minded Gloucestershire business people over an informal lunch; more than 200 people attend every year.

Connect Business 2018 takes place on Thursday 20th September 2018 from 10am – 3pm at the fabulous location of The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6PN


Connect Business Day 2018

Over 200 people attend the Connect Business Day

Over 200 people attend the Connect Business Day

Connect Business Day 2018 – Interviews with organisers and previous attendees

Connect Business is brought to you by Cheltenham Connect, a fast-growing local community initiative set up in 2009 with the aim of strengthening and empowering the residential and trading community of South Cheltenham.

We know that people can achieve amazing things by getting together and that’s exactly what Connect Business is all about. Come along and find out more about the business expertise available here in Cheltenham.

Please spread the word and use  #CreatingOpportunities when mentioning the event on social media.