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What you need to know about Meet The Town

We want to promote our local economy and you will have a chance to network with a vibrant and historic local business community based in the medieval market town of Saffron Walden.

Meet the Town is a business networking group designed with the following aims and goals:




  • To provide opportunities for local companies to meet and build business relationships



  • To act as a forum for local business people to present and discuss new ideas and initiatives



  • To allow a direct channel of communication with UDC Economic Development division



  • To promote all other local business networking groups allowing more opportunities for all



  • To get people out of the office and off their phones and hone their interpersonal skills

Our speakers

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Meeting agenda

Join us for one of our meetings, bring loads of business cards

and be prepared to enjoy our Breakfast


Arrival and Open Networking

Open networking is key to a successful monthly networking group, this is our guest’s opportunity to meet and greet each other before the meeting begins.

7:00-7:25

Arrival and Open Networking

Open networking is key to a successful monthly networking group, this is our guest’s opportunity to meet and greet each other before the meeting begins.

7:00-7:25


Breakfast

The delicious buffet breakfast provide by our hosts covers most dietary requirements and there is something to suit everybody, however please let us know your specific dietary requirements in advance where possible.

7:25-7:35

Breakfast

The delicious buffet breakfast provide by our hosts covers most dietary requirements and there is something to suit everybody, however please let us know your specific dietary requirements in advance where possible.

7:25-7:35


Our local guest

At each meeting we give a few moments to our local guest, invited by our host, to offer some information, guidance or inspiration that they have gained form the town.

7:35-7:45

Our local guest

At each meeting we give a few moments to our local guest, invited by our host, to offer some information, guidance or inspiration that they have gained form the town.

7:35-7:45


Stand and deliver! – Attendee introductions

This is the opportunity for all our guests to address the whole meeting for 1 minute and provide information on their business and what contacts they may be looking for.

7:45-8:10

Stand and deliver! – Attendee introductions

This is the opportunity for all our guests to address the whole meeting for 1 minute and provide information on their business and what contacts they may be looking for.

7:45-8:10


Our Speaker presentation plus Q&A

Our feature presentation is a 10-minute talk with Q&A at the end. Local companies with a long history in the town or especially unique story to tell are encouraged to apply.

8:10-8:25

Our Speaker presentation plus Q&A

Our feature presentation is a 10-minute talk with Q&A at the end. Local companies with a long history in the town or especially unique story to tell are encouraged to apply.

8:10-8:25


House Keeping

An update on news and local events from the previous month, plus an overview of what’s coming up in the next month.

8:25-8:30

House Keeping

An update on news and local events from the previous month, plus an overview of what’s coming up in the next month.

8:25-8:30


An opportunity to continue Open Networking

There is not always time to talk to everybody, so we made more time available! This extra open networking also allows guests to respond instantly to any stand and deliver requests.

8:30-9:00

An opportunity to continue Open Networking

There is not always time to talk to everybody, so we made more time available! This extra open networking also allows guests to respond instantly to any stand and deliver requests.

8:30-9:00

Event location

Our meetings are held at the Saffron Walden Town Football Club.

You will have plenty of free parking.

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Frequent asked questions

Some questions you may have.


Stand and deliver – this is a 1 minute sales pitch. We simply want to know your name, your company name and location, so we can all put names to faces also, if you can put it into one sentence, let us know why your company is different.


Yourself, your colleagues, even your boss or your staff!
Other than your presence, you may wish to bring a name badge (we won’t be providing these).
Promo material – There will be an area for pull up banners to be displayed. There will be a table area which you can place flyers or leaflets you may wish to bring with you.
Plenty of business cards – make sure you collect everyone else’s too!


You may send a colleague or staff member in your place.
If no one from your organisation is able to attend, you will certainly not be left out of any feedback or follow up information provided by either us or the council.


Currently there are no annual membership fees, it is simply a pay per person per meeting price structure.
Meetings currently cost £15 and tickets are available and payable on Eventbrite. To See Buy Tickets section above.


2nd Tuesday of every month.


Yes, the barrier for the main car park will be up. Anybody parked within the barriered area will need to vacate by 8:50am at the very latest.


Breakfast will be a buffet, there will be hot bacon baps as well as a variety of fruits, yogurts, muffins and pastries. Tea, coffee and juice is also included.

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