Business Networking groups

Business Networking is a great way to make new business contacts and generate leads. It’s an important part of the business experience for many companies.

There are several local business networking groups, some of which charge a fee for attendance or membership. Make sure that you check with the group for specific costs and plans before joining.

Burnley Bondholders

Burnley Bondholders is a consortium of businesses in the town who are dedicated to raising the prosperity and profile of the borough. It is an innovative and successful scheme which has been growing for over ten years and is made up of over 200 members.

Members are passionate about the benefits of being based in Burnley and where the town is heading. They share best practice, ideas, suppliers, resources – and a coffee or two at one of the many networking events we hold throughout the year. Likewise, bondholders are supported through PR, marketing materials, networking events and trade visits.

Burnley Bondholders is a group of the most influential businesses in the town who want to work together to accelerate economic growth, putting Burnley further on the map as a thriving and vibrant destination for business and investment.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is an accredited membership organisation committed to promoting a thriving economy in the Lancashire region, offering a wide array of member benefits and business support services.  

Browse upcoming events and find opportunities to network, attend workshops, seminars, CPD opportunities, and stay informed about industry trends. You don’t have to be a member to attend Chamber events. 

The Chamber Communications team also provide business marketing, innovative website design and maintenance, corporate photography, and creative services for business. As well as delivering regular training workshops, you’ll also find the team at their regular events. 

You can keep up to date with Chamber news, support, training workshops and network events by signing up to the Chamber Newsletter here.  


Regular meetings twice per month held at different venues across the Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Blackburn areas. 

Shout Network

Regular events across Lancashire including a weekly meeting in Burnley.

(BoB) Business over Breakfast

Meetings are held regularly but for availability and the latest venue please visit

BNI (Business Network International)

To find details of meetings held in the Burnley area visit Home | English (GB) | Kudos (Burnley) (

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The Federation of Small Businesses hold regular networking meetings for small businesses. For details visit their events page.