Warrington Business Exchange evolved from 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, awarding Honorary member status to Faisal when he was serving as a member of parliament for Warrington South.
The Business Exchange will gather together members from across Warrington’s entire business sector with members from multinationals to sole trader micro businesses. There will be a varied programme of events each year and a comprehensive listing of all other business networking events in the borough.
Members will benefit from gaining business knowledge and support plus relationship building with other local businesses plus some discounts from other members.
In addition as a member, you will receive:
- Directory listing on the website
- Customer care meeting/call for members
- Submitted articles included in the Business Exchange newsletter
|No of employees||Annual Fee (exc VAT)|
|2 to 5||£200.00|
|6 to 10||£300.00|
|11 to 50||£400.00|
|51 to 200||£600.00|
|201 to 500||£1,000.00|
The Business Exchange website will be the principal "go to" place to find business events in the Warrington area, working closely with the other business networks and also promoting their events.
Yes, membership is open to any business of any size. There is a scaled subscription fee dependent upon number of employees per business.
A membership of The Business Exchange, the ability to attend all the meetings, learning seminars, networking opportunities, our regular newsletter, member contacts and special discounted rates at selected businesses.
The Business Exchange is a not for profit organisation. Any profit will be reinvested in the organisation.
The Business Exchange will act as a connector and interface between all of the existing networking organisations.
Check with your tax advisor first but probably yes. All membership fees are inclusive of VAT.
None whatsoever, but the more that you participate the more that you will get from it.
Yes, through the website and by networking at the events.
Yes, businesses outside Warrington are welcome to join.
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.