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Can I attend Business Biscotti Club events without being a member?

Can I attend Business Biscotti Club events without being a member?

Yes! Most people attend events as a non-member before joining.

We actively encourage guests to all our Club events – you simply need to pre-book online the event you want to attend.

How much does it cost to attend as a non member?

The guest ticket fee is £10 PLUS the tea and coffee cost paid locally to the venue.

Please note: You will need to show your ticket when you arrive.

I have bought a ticket but cant attend.  All tickets are for a single event on a given day. They are not transferable or refundable

Can I attend Business Biscotti Club events without being a member?

Can I attend Business Biscotti Club events without being a member?

I would like to attend occasionally but I can’t commit to regular monthly attendance

We offer a “Business Biscotti Club Associate” (BBCA) .

This is designed for those people who only want to attend - 1 Club - & only on an ad hoc basis for e.g visit Coventry Business Biscotti Club only – say 3 or 4 times a year.

Associates are NOT MEMBERS, and need to purchase a ticket to attend each time.

Associates are by the very NAME “ASSOCIATED WITH” 1 CLUB only.

You can only be associated with 1 CLUB i.e. Wokingham, Solihull, Mayfair etc.

All tickets are for a single event on a given day. They are not transferable or refundable.

How does Business Biscotti Club Associate - BBCA work?

How does Business Biscotti Club Associate - BBCA work?

You will need to register an account on the Business Biscotti web site and JOIN as ASSOCIATE – the system will retain your details so each time you want to attend your Club - you can LOGIN and purchase a ticket for YOUR CLUB event.

(the Associate details will be held on the database so they will not need to keep adding them each time)

Allows you to become an associate with 1 club and pay each visit on a pay as you go basis

You may also participate in the online business community (you will need to login.)

Note: To visit multiple Clubs and attend Gold Clubs - membership is still required.

How do I become a member?

How do I become a member?

Business Biscotti is GREAT VALUE - We are a really cost-effective membership – for only £99 and NO VAT for a calendar year's membership. It is the same for all individual s in companies.

Simply log on to businessbiscotti.co.uk and JOIN – follow the process, set up your profile and then pay with either a credit card or Paypal. You DO NOT need a PAYPAL account.

If you have any problems please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will NEED to REMEMBER your login details as you will need to LOGIN to join the COMMUNITY or book tickets to Gold Club events or Corporate events.

As a member can I visit any Club?

As a member can I visit any Club?

For only £99 a year you can visit All Networking Clubs – attend Gold Clubs and Corporate events at discounted rates including BIG BISCOTTI and Henley Regatta.

As a member do I need to book?

As a member do I need to book?

No you have membership card – but you do need to show this on arrival at each event. If you do not have a valid card you will be expected to pay the guest fee.

You can pre-book if you want to!

Do I need to pay for refreshments?

Do I need to pay for refreshments?

All our venues support our philosophy of “giving back” we do not pay for venues therefore we expect you to respect that and support them by purchasing a coffee, tea or beverage.  The cost varies from £3 - £5

What is the difference between Networking Clubs and Gold Clubs?

What is the difference between Networking Clubs and Gold Clubs?


Business Biscotti Networking Clubs are just that – a platform to build connections in an informal friendly environment. Each Networking Club has a “bit” of structure around STOPS the Clock for about 15-20 minutes per event - but not much.

Gold Clubs are more formal. They generally have a speaker, a meal (breakfast, lunch, supper). There is a cost to attend – members need to pre book but receive a discount of about £5 - £10 depending on the Club.

Each Gold Club is slightly different as we enable the Ambassadors to have a degree of flexibility over how they run their Gold Clubs.

How do I book a Gold Club?

How do I book a Gold Club?

As a MEMBER - simply login to businessbiscotti.co.uk find the event you want to visit and BOOK – your discount will automatically be applied and a receipt will be generated for you.

As a NON MEMBER – you can “try” out a GOLD CLUB by simply buying a ticket at the usual rate.

What types of companies join Business Biscotti?

What types of companies join Business Biscotti?

Our membership is varied and represents the breadth and range of British companies. We have large PLCs to one-person start-ups, across all business sectors. Members are based across the regions.

Does it matter than I am not based in a specific area?

Business Biscotti is a borderless community, we have no geographical restriction or industry lock-out on membership or event attendance.

How many events do you hold each year?

Business Biscotti runs approximately 500++ events a year

PLUS corporate events such as Henley Regatta and BIG BISCOTTI events.

Are you just a network for SMEs?

Are you just a network for SMEs?

Smaller companies make up around 80% of our membership, but by the government's own measures, that includes companies with fewer than 250 employees, turning over less than £5M.

We have member companies who are larger, including professional service companies, chains of hotels, professional and creative companies, and membership for them is especially useful when looking for smaller, quality suppliers.

However, networking is especially useful for smaller companies, where decision-making is a relatively less-involved process, and it is decision-makers who attend our network.

How much does it cost to join?

How much does it cost to join?

Business Biscotti is GREAT VALUE - We are a really cost-effective membership – for only £99 and NO VAT for a calendar year's membership. It is the same for all individual s in companies.

Our total annual costs for members to regularly attend events are substantially lower than the annual costs of other membership organisations – especially as we are NOT VAT registered and have a FLAT FEE for larger Companies.

PLUS - There is no joining/registration fee.

Is it the same fee for every company?

Is it the same fee for every company?

We have a flat fee for every individual in every company to encourage a diverse range of companies and their people to join.

The membership fee shows everyone within the network is serious about business but we make affordable even to the newest start-up company. It means larger companies get to meet smaller companies and vice versa, established firms meet fresh and challenging new businesses, exchanging ideas, information and contracts.

What makes Business Biscotti different?

What makes Business Biscotti different?

Around 30% of our membership are either members of or attend other networks. We actively encourage all businesses to find networking opportunities wherever they can.

The biggest difference is the amount of events we run and our concept of “flexible & open” Clubs.

You are not limited to an area - Borderless - networking means no limits on size, area, sector or ambition.

  • We are relaxed – flexible, friendly, professional - but FUN
  • We offer CHOICE – over 500 Club events EVERY YEAR
  • We are modern - we use social media to promote and keep our members updated
  • We are PROVEN – we’ ve been going 11 years - and grown organically
  • We are independent – there is only Graham and Sue Reeves who run it – in fact for 7 years we FUNDED it too!
  • We are not a project - we are funded by our members and are growing fast because we tell the truth and help each other.
  • We are honest and open – and have integrity
  • We have FUN
  • We DO BUSINESS

How do I book and event?

How do I book and event?

All our events are pre-booked via the Business Biscotti web site. You will receive a ticket and receipt, which you will need to take along to the event when you attend. Tickets are for 1 event and are not transferable or refundable.

As a member can I visit any Club?

For only £99 a year you can visit All Networking Clubs – attend Gold Clubs and Corporate events at discounted rates including BIG BISCOTTI and Henley Regatta

Is membership for me?

Is membership for me?

If you are looking to build your business, or your network of connections then to have access to lots of business people in different clubs for such low cost is invaluable.

For only £99 a year you can visit All Networking Clubs – attend Gold Clubs and Corporate events at discounted rates including BIG BISCOTTI and Henley Regatta.

How do I become a member?

How do I become a member?

Business Biscotti is GREAT VALUE - We are a really cost-effective membership – for only £99 and NO VAT for a calendar year's membership. It is the same for all individual s in companies.

Simply log on to businessbiscotti.co.uk and JOIN – follow the process, set up your profile and then pay with either a credit card or Paypal. You DO NOT need a PAYPAL account.

If you have any problems please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You will NEED to REMEMBER your login details as you will need to LOGIN to join the COMMUNITY or book tickets to Gold Club events or Corporate events to receive the members’ discounts.

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