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.
For a number of reasons I think traditional networking breakfasts and lunches are dead. It is yesterday's model. I’m always looking for new ways to connect with people and I love that Met Walking is so casual. I can come along in my gym gear and I don't have to present myself as something. And it’s exercise!
I think that when you are walking and talking it is less confrontational. It's very easy going, relaxed and generally a nice way to share information. Walking side by side really helps you connect.
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.