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BusinessWise - Basset Down Complex, Lower Salthrop, Swindon, SN4 9QW.

Support & Growth for your business

Swindon business referral group

Welcome to the BusinessWise website where you can find out all about us and what we offer to committed, caring and confident business owners based in Swindon, North Wiltshire and nearby.

BusinessWise is a business referral group where we network, we get to know each other and we take the time to get to learn about our different sectors and businesses. This enables us to pass on qualified and legitimate leads and referrals. We find by operating in this way that referrals are then made quite naturally and with confidence that an excellent product or service will be delivered.

We do have a single seat policy within the group which means no member will compete with an existing member within the group. Some of our members have been with us for more than a decade and include companies such as Midwinter Web Design, Excalibur, A Plan Insurance and TED Mortgages.

We are proactive within the group, we engage in group marketing activities, we take part in business events and we also organise social events so that we get to know each other outside of a work environment.

Support & Growth for your business

Not for profit

- What does that mean

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.

Charity

- What do we give back?

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.

How do you know if we are the ‘right fit’ for you?

Are we the right fit?

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.

Where do we meet?

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:
https://www.facebook.com/BusinessWiseSwindon

https://www.basset-down.com

What’s the investment?

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.

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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.

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