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

June BID Breakfast Networking

Wagamama Canterbury
Wednesday 19 June

BID members you are all warmly invited to our June breakfast networking event hosted at Wagamama on Wednesday 19 June at 8.30-10am. Come and enjoy one of the city’s most popular Asian food restaurants inspired by the flavours of Japan where you’ll be treated to a light breakfast and lots of time to catch up with each other.

This event is guaranteed to be fully booked within days, so book your place quickly! (2 per business) 

BID Members Only

July Networking -TBC!

watch this space…..

(booking will open a month before)

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

Networking 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.

February 2024 Lunch at The Marlowe Theatre

January 2024 Metrobank / Clarendon Fine Art and pastries from the Cornish Bakery

2023 Networking Album

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

2022 Networking Album

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: