Business networking

We manage and host a variety of business networks to support knowledge, expertise and experience sharing amongst business people, academics and other professionals.

Business Leaders Forum

Running for over 20 years, the Business Leaders Forum is aimed at business professionals in the South West. It is a membership-based organisation that enables influential business people to stay up-to-date with current trends in business.

The Forum also provides an invaluable means of exchanging knowledge and developing ideas through business peers and leading academics.

Members meet four times a year, on a weekday evening in Exeter. Each event comprises of a guest speaker/s, with delicious refreshments served throughout the evening.

Business Leaders Forum Team
Devon International Trade Forum We help to coordinate the Devon International Trade Forum (DITF). It is run by a committee of people who already successfully export their company's products, and others who are involved in the day to day business of exporting. DITF aims to hold four meetings a year. Each meeting is free to attend and includes four short presentations on different aspects of exporting. 01548 857009
Exeter Chamber of Commerce The Exeter Chamber of Commerce has been supporting local businesses for a number of years. They offer networking opportunities plus representation and regular bulletins amongst other services. 01392 431133
Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST) ExIST was founded to showcase science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine in Exeter.

They represent and assist private sector innovation.
01392 431133
Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications (ExIStA) The Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications is the region’s centre for statistical expertise.

It aims to bring together statisticians working in the University and within local public and private sector organisations and to foster and promote inter-disciplinary statistical activity.
Innovation Club The Innovation Club provides an opportunity for South West business professionals to explore ways they can develop the innovation capacity within their business and link with other focused individuals seeking to do the same. Tom Dixon
01392 392744