Canterbury Bid


Join us for our free monthly networking events. 

Canterbury Connected BID Networking takes place once a month from 5-7pm at a different venue each time. 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.

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

*NEW* Lunchtime Networking:

The Ambrette, Beer Cart Lane (in partnership with Girlings Solicitors)
Wednesday 5 June, 12.30-2pm  – includes buffet lunch
Booking essential:
CLICK HERE to reserve your place

Kitch, 4 St Peter’s Street
Tuesday 11 June, 12.30-2pm  – includes buffet lunch
Booking essential (limited spaces): 
email to reserve your place

Evening Networking Events:

  • Wed 12 June, 5-7pm: BID Networking at Tower House, 1 Westgate Gardens River Walk
  • Tue 16 July, 5-7pm: BID Networking at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge (in partnership with Porchlight and Tarvos Wealth)
  • Tue 10 Sept, 5-7pm: BID Networking at Dodgems & Floss

Previous Networking Events:

We have been lucky to host networking events at many local businesses, giving them an opportunity to showcase their space and activities – here are a few highlights:


Delicious cakes and wine were on the menu at Oscar and Bentley’s networking.

Bang & Olufsen provided us with locally sourced wine from Simpson’s Estate, beer from The Foundry and delicious sushi from Happy Samurai – along with demonstrations of their dedicated cinema room.

Designed Interiors hosted a spectacular summer networking with panoramic views, delicious food and drink supplied by The Pound, free shoe shine by Loake Shoemakers, massages and even a Clarins table! There was some serious networking taking place which resulted in additional event bookings for the boys at The Pound and several pairs of shoes sold!


BoConcept hosted networking session in their inspirational shop on Orange Street


Networking took place in Water Lane Brasserie included a tour of Binnewith Island and the new Marlowe Kit.