Busi­ness Net­work­ing in Guernsey

Who we are

The B4-8 club is Guernsey’s only ded­ic­ated busi­ness net­work­ing club. It has approx­im­ately 40 mem­bers from a wide vari­ety of busi­nesses and it meets once a month, over break­fast. It is char­ac­ter­ised by its lack of form­al­ity, the relaxed atmo­sphere of its meet­ings, the good range of speak­ers who address the club each month and by the club’s five dif­fer­ent col­oured plastic ducks which indic­ate to mem­bers which table they are sit­ting at each meeting.

What we do

The raison d’etre of the club is for each mem­ber to increase his or her net­work of con­tacts in a social way. It is not about the hard sell. Club mem­bers are encour­aged – but not forced – to men­tion club col­leagues to oth­ers who may be inter­ested in work­ing with a pro­fes­sional from a par­tic­u­lar profession.

The club is run by a com­mit­tee of six mem­bers who admin­is­ter mat­ters such as guest speak­ers, ques­tions from mem­bers and the club’s annual out­door break­fast and quiz.

How to join

The club wel­comes pro­spect­ive new mem­bers, but has a rule that there is only one com­pany can be rep­res­en­ted from one pro­fes­sion. Often if any ‘over­lap’ exists, and the mem­ber affected is relaxed about it, then it tends not to be a bar to new membership.

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