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We deliver a wide variety of events each year and maintain a comprehensive listing of all business networking events in the borough.

Frequently asked questions

What makes it different to any other networking groups?

The Business Exchange website is the “go to” place to find business events in the Warrington area, we work closely with and act as a connector between all the existing networking organisations as well as promoting their events alongside our own.

Why become a member?

Members will benefit from gaining business knowledge and support plus relationship building with other local businesses. Other benefits of being a member include:

  • Free events online and face to face when possible
  • Chance to do a presentation about your business at one of the events
  • Company name listed in the Members Directory
  • Meet the Member profile on the website
  • Opportunity to provide posts to appear on the Business Exchange website which are then also promoted on social media
  • Monthly newsletter where members can share news/offers
  • Posts shared on social media – Linked In, Twitter and Facebook when relevant

Plus as the Business Exchange work in partnership with the Warrington Chamber of Commerce, you will automatically be a Chamber member too. Warrington Chamber provides discounted export rates to members.

Can any business become a member and how much does it cost?

Membership is open to businesses of any size. Annual memberships costs are based on the number of employees in the northwest in your business.

WBEX Membership Fees
Employees Fee (ex. VAT)
Sole Trader £100
2 to 5 £200
6 to 10 £300
11 to 50 £400
51 to 200 £600
201 to 500 £1,000
500+ £1,500

How is my membership fee used?

The Business Exchange is a not for profit organisation. Any profit will be reinvested in the organisation.

Is my membership tax deductible?

We advise you check with your tax advisor first but could classed as marketing expenses.

Is there pressure to attend events?

None whatsoever, but the more that you participate the more that you will get from it.

Will I be able to access the business details of other members?

Yes, through the website and by networking at the events.

My business isn't in Warrington, can I join?

The Business Exchange is open to anyone who wants to do business in Warrington.

Are the member events free to attend?

All of the WBEx events will be free for members, however, there may be a fee to attend some of the affiliate, social and charitable events.

How did the Business Exchange Start?

We started life as the Business Circle, an initiative launched by Faisal  Rashid during his mayoral year in 2016/2017. Known initially as “Circle – The Future” or “Business Circle”, local companies came together to support the Mayor’s charities for that year. Warrington & Co developed the concept further and established the Business Exchange in 2018.