Canterbury Bid

BID 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 50-60 members come together for an informal, relaxed and sociable gathering. It’s a great opportunity to get to know fellow professionals in Canterbury.

PLEASE NOTE: These sessions are open to Canterbury BID Businesses only. Spaces are limited to 2 per business, unless availability allows. If you are outside the BID area, but would like to become a voluntary member, CLICK HERE to find out more.

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


February BID Networkingfully booked

22 February 2024, 12.30-2pm
Marlowe Theatre, The Friars
February’s BID networking sees us enjoy the surroundings of the award-winning Marlowe Theatre where you will be treated to a light buffet lunch and plenty of time to catch up on the latest news with each other.


SAVE THE DATE (booking opens one month prior to each event)


19 March: Evening Networking Citi Terrace, 5:30-7pm
23 April: Breakfast Networking & Litter Pick, The Umbrella Centre, 8.30-10am

BID Networking is brought to you in partnership with local solicitors Girlings.


Networking – 2023 in review

We would like to thank all of the businesses that hosted our events, and to Girlings for partnering with us to make these events possible:

The ABode, Cosy Club, Cathedral Quarter, Eastbridge Hospital, Stag Coffee, Cathedral Lodge, Lilford Gallery, Canterbury Festival, Westgate Hall, Socialite and The Ballroom.

Networking 2022 In Review

Fitzgerald Jewellers, Cafe du Soleil, No.35, Canterbury Cathedral, McDonalds, Chaps, The Parrot, The Cook’s Tale and Corkk.

Online Networking in 2021

Through Spring to Autumn 2021, we hosted monthly networking sessions via Zoom. Each session 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 previous events: