Canterbury Bid

Free Monthly Networking

Canterbury BID Networking takes place once a month in a variety of different venues. This gives local businesses an opportunity to showcase their establishment and activities to other local business members. Each month sees between 40-60 members of the business community joining us for the event. It is an informal,  relaxed and sociable atmosphere and a great opportunity to get to know fellow professionals in Canterbury.

Below are the proposed BID networking dates for Autumn/Winter 2021  – please hold them in your diaries and details will be added shortly. 

Wednessday 27 October
12.30-2.30pm
The Foundry Pub, Stour Street
Maximum capacity: 50
Book your space by emailing Emily Wells (please include any dietry requirements)

As part of Canterbury Climate Action Week, our October networking event will be highlighting the work of local businesses committed to reducing carbon emissions, addressing climate change and promoting biodiversity. There will also be business support for those starting the journey towards a net zero economy and the launch of the 2022 Climate Action Awards (business category).

This event being co-hosted with local media agency:

Future Networking Dates:

  • Wednesday 17 November, 5.30-6.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 December, 5.30-6.30pm

If you would like your business to host a networking event, please contact Rachel Pilard

Since the spring of 2021, BID has been hosting monthly networking sessions via Zoom. Each session has welcomed over 50 local business representatives, and showcased local products including a chocolate tasting with Madame Oiseau, beer tasting with Shepherd Neame and gin tasting with The Foundry – cheers to that!

We have been lucky to host networking events at many wonderful local businesses. Not only does it give us a chance to learn more about the history of the business, but is also an opportunity for them to showcase their space and activities – here are a few highlights from our 2019 calendar: