First Wednesday
FirstWednesday NETWORKING
An Independent, informal business networking group based in Rochdale
First Wednesday

First Wednesday Networking;

an independent networking event with the aim of connecting businesses from all over Rochdale and Greater Manchester.

What makes us different?

We are new, determined and ready to make 1W one of the most respected and well attended networking events in the local area. We understand that to forge connections between businesses, a strong trust and good working relationship needs to be built, so for 1W we are using an informal structure – where everyone feels relaxed and under no obligation to put together a ’60-second elevator pitch’ or hand out the correct amount of cards.

Most networking events charge yearly fees – pressurising members to perform against the clock whilst frantically looking for that elusive contact. At 1W you just purchase the £5 ticket to the event each month and you’re set. You’re not locked into anything over several months or expected to achieve some sort of target.


Committee Room 3, Rochdale Town Hall,
The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AB
First Wednesday
WEDNESDAY - September 6, 2017
WEDNESDAY - October 4, 2017
WEDNESDAY - November 1, 2017
WEDNESDAY - December 6, 2017
First Wednesday
9:30am – 9:35am
Introduction to the Meeting
A quick introduction to the meeting from Ryan Gray, one of the founders of 1W.

9:35am – 9:50am
Introduction/Update from each attendee
Each attendee can use this time to introduce themselves and their business (if they are new) or give us all an update as to what work their company has had to do in the last month since the last meeting. This gives everyone a snapshot into what everyone does and how they might be able to help each other or provide any referrals to other attendees. This time is also a good opportunity for everyone to tell the group what type of referral they may be looking for that month.

09:50am – 10:05am
Guest Speaker or Attendee 5-15 minute presentation
This is a time for a previously arranged guest speaker to present a topic of discussion or for an attendee to give the group a more detailed presentation of their business or some interesting work they are undertaking.

10:05am – 10:10am
Future Events and Final Points
The floor is open to anyone that has any future events that the group may be interested in. Afterwards, Ryan Gray will close the formal meeting with any final points.

10:10am – Onwards
Open networking
This time is for everyone to discuss opportunities and get to know each other informally!