in order to support the government's social distancing measures, we are not currently hosting any walks.
please check out our Linkedin page for latest information about 'virtual' meetings in the coming weeks.
I've been in business for over 10 years and always networked, but I've never done this before. I have to say it's a revelation. I love the outdoors and I think just being surrounded by nature lets people relax in a way that you can't when you're in an internal environment. There's something about walking, being physical and being outside in nature that lets people relax and just talk rather than feeling like they have to sell. It just changes people's mindset, which I think is the main benefit of Met Walking.
I think it's really useful to have a forum where I can go out and see people every month. They've got a chance to get to know me and vice versa. It helps to be out of the office or meeting room in a different environment. Some walkers bring their friends, dogs and even their kids so it's generally a relaxed atmosphere.
It feels like an environment where people are open to opportunity and looking for something where it's genuine and there's a real connection. I feel like I've learned a lot from these networking events that have been helpful for me not just in business, but also useful life skills.
Met Walking is a networking event series around Bristol and the South West that encourages business owners to get outdoors and do business away from the desk on a relaxed scenic walk. If you enjoy the great outdoors or want to add some light exercise to your working day, then Met Walking is the group for you. Each event lasts roughly 90 mins. Full details can be found on specific event pages
One of the perks of Met Walking networking events is we explore many different locations/walks in and around Bristol which keeps our meetings fresh and gives businesses the chance to get to a meeting that suits them. You can see our full list of upcoming events on the site, and please feel free to book yourself on to any that your fancy!
Many of our events centre around a breakfast, lunch or evening social event with the walking element taking place nearby. Please check out our event calendar for more information or get in touch for further information.