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

Upcoming Networking Events:

  • Tue 10 September, 5-7pm: BID Networking at Dodgems & Floss and The Hugo Hotel
  • Tue 15 October, 5-7pm: BID Networking at Boho
  • Thurs 7 November, 12.30-2pm: The Drapers Arms, BID Lunchtime Networking. Limited spaces, booking essential by emailing:
  • Wed 18 December, 5-7pm: BID Networking at The Malthouse Theatre

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.