Build – Wealth – Integrity – Share – Engage
As a not-for-profit organisation, our annual membership fee and our monthly fees pay for our fortnightly breakfast meetings, our marketing activity and our participation in events or to fund events under our own banner. Our aim is that we keep these extra events very low cost for members or even free if funds allow.
One other key element to BusinessWise is that we always have a charitable seat which is funded by other members to support the third sector in our community.
That seat has been held for several years by charity expert Dawn Prosser who works across the local charities Swindon Night Shelter & Renew (Men in Sheds). Not only is this seat gifted to our charitable member, we proactively support both organisations by offering services in kind, donating cash for specific causes and we also do an annual cash collection for the Swindon Christmas Toy Appeal. To date we have donated well over £20,000 to support our charitable partner.
At BusinessWise, we believe relationships are at the heart of a good business. You have to feel confident we are the right ‘fit’ for you and vice versa.
For this reason we offer all visitors up to two visits completely free of charge to give you time to make a decision about joining. To book your free visit please contact us.
Please note, however, that you cannot visit as a potential member if your ‘seat’ is already taken by an existing member. Please visit at our members’ page which will show you quickly if your seat is free.
We meet fortnightly on a Friday morning at Basset Down Complex, Lower Salthrop, Swindon, SN4 9QW.
Coffee is served from 6.30am and the meeting starts at 7am. We then go into the formal part of our meeting which includes a 60 sec round table, a guest speaker, up to three 1-2-1s and then a referral round. Members are then welcome to stay and meet each other in the lounge area if they wish once the meeting has closed at around 8.45am.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page here which will make it clear when our next meeting takes place:
From January 2022, our costs are £250 membership fee in year one, then £150 per year on renewal per seat. The currently monthly cost, to be paid by direct debit or standing order, is £35. Please be aware, should a member leave the group at any time there will be no refund of the membership fee.
There are many different types of business referral groups in Swindon, offering a variety of opportunities at different times of the day. How do you know which one is right for you? Well you don’t, you’ve just got to try them out and see which one you feel you have a good rapport with, have the same values as and that will provide the right level of support and growth for your business.