Networking & General Events

Connecting with others is a skill that once learnt can be instrumental in opening up new opportunities, helping individuals and organisations to develop and grow.

At Devon Business & Education Centre, we want to provide opportunities for new and experienced business people and educators to expand their networks and make new contacts.  In the inspiring location of DBEC, networking is informal, engaging and value driven.

One of our Partners is the 373 Group a business networking group that was founded by Tom Hope and Chris Lorimer with a view to help local businesses become successful through "friendship, collaboration and knowledge".

Upcoming @DBEC
Building a successful professionals' firm in times of change
7th February @ 7:00pm
18 Tickets Remaining!

Professional firms are under attack!  New technology, rising customer expectations, and changing needs of younger staff have meant that the traditional ownership models of accountants, lawyers, and other professionals seem outdated and potentially redundant.

This 373 Group event features one of Grow Exeter's 100 most influential women, Rachel Buckley.  Rachel is Business Development Director of the award winning The Family Law Company.  In this presentation, she will consider her journey in becoming a lawyer and how the industry is having to adapt to the significant structural changes.

Also in this event, 373 Group founder and owner of social media company SentfromDevon,  Tom Hope will be providing some Ten Top Tips on how to get the most from your Linkedin profile.

This event is open to all - as long as you like "friendship, collaboration and knowledge"!


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The business of brewing - the winning formula
21st March @ 7:00pm
23 Tickets Remaining!

This 373 Group event celebrates the business of brewing as Dartmoor Brewery's Managing Director Richard Smith tells the story of the company from it's foundation in 1994.  Located in the heart of Dartmoor, the company employs 20 people and brews over 3 million pints of beer each year at its state of the art purpose built brewery.. With award winning products such as Jail Ale (brewed within 800 metres of the infamous Dartmoor Prison) Dartmoor IPA and Dartmoor Best, Richard will take us through the challenges of running a brewery and extending it's reach from a regional to a national player.

This event is open to all, although 373 Group members receive discounted entrance.  There will be the usual "friendliest networking in the South West" as well as plenty of opportunities to try some Jail Ale and other refreshments.

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Come rain or shine - The Met Office supporting Business
2nd May @ 7:00pm
23 Tickets Remaining!

Founded in 1854, The Met Office is one of the world's leading weather forecast centres and the world leader in climate change research.  Exeter based since 2003, the organisation is also big business withan annual turnover of more than £170m a year.  In this exceptional  373 Group event, Professor Dale Barker, Associate Director For Weather Science, will show how the organisation is helping global businesses across all sectors and how technological advances are increasing their capability to mitigate business risks and provide competitive advantage.

The 373 Group is open to all, whether you are a start-up, sole trader or multionational - one thing for sure, the business of weather affects us all. If you become a 373 Group member you receive discounted membership and exposure via the 373 Group website and other channels.

This event includes "the friendliest networking in the South West", great refreshments and some top tips on how to network effectively!


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