Excerpted from the United Kingdom Career Guide
The Athena Network
Athena groups are built on values of respect and integrity, and are committed to welcoming members and visitors in a relaxed, mutually supportive and ethical environment. The network was founded to provide women in business with opportunities to make strategic connections with professionals in a wide range of industry sectors. At the heart of Athena’s activities are monthly meetings of networking groups that allow members to make new contacts, develop valuable business expertise and explore visionary ideas. Additional local and regional initiatives provide members with motivational workshops on networking skills and business planning, social events, training courses, business retreats and one-to-one consultancy services.
Athena Connection Limited
30 Northfield Gardens
Tel: +44 845 004 9262
Industry Organizations and Councils
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning lobbying group promoting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. FSB was formed in 1974, and now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 188 branches. It is committed to delivering a wide range of high-quality, good-value business services to its members.
Federation of Small Businesses
Sir Frank Whittle Way
Tel: +44 808 202 0888
CitySocializer – London
CitySocializer (formerly known as CitySocialising) offers an innovative way to find social networking groups. It was launched in London in 2007, and has since developed into a community of more than 200,000 people across the UK. The website allows members to browse and join social events and receive notifications about social events that are of interest to them.
5 Wormwood Street
Chambers of Commerce
British Chambers of Commerce
The British Chambers of Commerce is an independent business network, with chambers across the UK. Local chambers sit at the heart of the community, working with businesses of all sizes and representing all sectors. Contact any chamber in the UK using this hub site by specifying a chosen area in the drop-down menu on the homepage.
British Chambers of Commerce
65 Petty France
Tel: +44 20 7654 5800
Fax: +44 20 7000 1373
Telephone Directories and Other Resources
EUROPAGES has been promoting companies throughout Europe for almost 30 years and claims to be the leading European business directory. It offers business searches in 26 languages. Its database contains details of 2.3 million companies across 35 countries.
Major Trade Publications
The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It publishes all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) and maintains a searchable online archive that dates back to 1997. It also offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/video programs.
25 St James's Street
Tel: +44 20 7830 7000
Fax: +44 20 7839 2968
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete United Kingdom Guide.