RIBN stands for Rugby Independent Business Networking, a group dedicated to supporting businesses across Rugby. It was established when a few local business owners came together to discuss how they weren’t getting what they wanted from business networking. They decided to create a new group that was deliberately designed to support businesses across Rugby.

Our meetings are our own. As an independent group not associated with any other organisations, we run our meetings to ensure that they are always offering the best for businesses across our region. Our members take it in turn to chair meetings, meaning that everyone has a chance to have their say and get known. This group isn’t run by a management team, it’s run by local people who want to do business with local people.

This was the vision from the outset, and it seems to have worked. Since 2009, RIBN has been a thriving and enjoyable networking meeting, where our members support each other, even without encouragement. We place a lot of emphasis on the friendly and welcoming nature of the group, which has translated into collaboration, the forging of long term relationships, a genuine sharing of ideas and insight, and mutual respect and trust.

Our meetings aren’t about pitching to lots of other local businesses. We encourage members to share stories, ask for help and build connections with other local businesses so that we’re all working together to gain success. This is all done with plenty of laughs, a really good breakfast, and the odd social event thrown in to ensure we can become friends as well as business contacts.

If you’re a local business, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to find out more.

One Seat Policy

At RIBN, we made the decision to run a one seat policy. This means that only one member can represent a particular industry. We made this decision so that we could get a broader range of business types to join the group, thereby benefiting everybody.

But whatever industry you work in, we’d love to hear from you. If there’s space, you can attend your first meeting for free to see if it works for you. If not, we can add you to our waiting list to let you know if that seat becomes available.

Find out more about what happens at our meetings and what it’s like to be a RIBN member.


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