First Friday Club is Reading’s premier business networking club and takes place on the first Friday of each month. Our members network for free in the town’s most stylish venues, perfect environments for making great business contacts!


First Friday Club is sponsored and organised by The Reading Chronicle, Cream Design and The Breeze Reading.

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THE READING CHRONICLE

The Reading Chronicle is the town’s premier news service, providing the latest news, sport and entertainment across the website, newspapers and magazines.

It supports a number of local charity initiatives and local events and is at the heart of the community it serves.

readingchronicle.co.uk

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CREAM DESIGN

Established in 1997, Cream are a graphic design agency based in the centre of Reading.

Working across a variety of sectors, they produce creative and engaging brand strategies, identities, website designs and ways to communicate that enable their clients to stand out, connect with their audience and flourish.

cream-design.co.uk

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THE BREEZE READING

The Breeze Reading is your local radio station that plays feel good music through your day.

The Breeze will always keep you up to date with local news, weather, travel, entertainment and great features... plus you’re never more than moments away from another great song.

thebreeze.com/reading


Partnered by Ady Williams Presents, Showstate and Warings Bakery.

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ADY WILLIAMS PRESENTS

If it’s a host/compere you require, then Ady Williams will give you exactly what you want. A skilled broadcaster for both TV and radio, Ady has been involved with numerous award ceremonies, corporate dinners, charity events and sporting Q&As. With quick wit and knowledge Ady will make your evening/event unforgettable.

adywilliamspresents.co.uk

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SHOWSTATE

Showstate work alongside a variety of blue chip companies, events agencies and conference venues offering creative and cost effective solutions for all manner of events. They truly value partnerships and so from concept to completion of your project you can be assured on the quality of the solution they provide.

showstate.co.uk

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WARINGS BAKERY

Warings Bakery is an award winning family business established in 1932. We’re proud to continue upholding the traditional values and techniques of craft baking, providing local families and Reading’s communities with an unrivalled variety of baked goods, many made to original recipes handed down through four generations.

waringsbakery.co.uk

Our next event

Join us on Friday 6 July when we will be meeting at Bel & The Dragon from 4pm – 5.30pm. Bel & The Dragon, Blakes Lock, Gas Works Road, Reading RG1 3EQ.

To join us please reply to our email invitation which will be sent out the week before the event.
To become a member and receive our invitations please register here.


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Our members

Membership to First Friday Club is free, however you can upgrade to a featured listing for a one off £50 fee. This includes an image, short description of your organisation and a link to your website. All our guest speakers also have their membership upgraded.


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FEATURED MEMBER – THEATRE AND ARTS READING

In May 2013 a group of interested parties from Reading’s arts and business communities met to discuss the need for performance and exhibition space in the centre of Reading. 

From this initial meeting an executive was formed to find a suitable location for a new theatre and arts venue in Reading, establish the capacity, use and viability of a new venue and to secure funding to enable the project to develop.

theatrereading.co.uk