Our next event

Join us on Friday 4 October when we will be networking at Pentahotel Reading with our Guest Speakers DropCall365. From 4pm – 5.30pm.

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

Pentahotel Reading, Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH


Our sponsors

First Friday Club is a free of charge networking group which is organised and supported by The Reading Chronicle, Cream Design and The Breeze Reading.

The Reading Chronicle

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.




Designing with clarity for engagement and impact. Improving your bottom line. Cream create simple, powerful branding, print and digital that speaks to all kinds of people, for all kinds of clients.


The Breeze Reading

The Breeze READING

Listen online, enter competitions, get Reading news or find out what's on in Reading. Join The Breeze Dating in Reading for free.



Our supporters

We are extremely grateful to our supporters and venues for helping make our events a success every month.

Ady Williams Presents

Ady Williams Presents

If it’s a host or compere you require, Ady Williams will provide exactly what you require. 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, Ady will make your event unforgettable.

Warings Bakery

Warings Bakery

Warings Bakery is an award winning family business established in 1932. They'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.


Why join First Friday Club?

Take a look at the video below to hear some of our members explain why they join our business networking events.

Thanks to 321media for creating our latest video filmed at Côte Brasserie.

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.



Starting Point is a local project that mentors disadvantaged young people aged 15-25 into education, employment and training.

Through connecting with local businesses they seek to recruit, train and equip volunteer mentors that will support young people in both practical skills and social-emotional development.