Each group is lead by an active individual with significant experience within their chosen group.

Please take a few minutes to read about each group page for more information on why it exists and how it could potentially be worthwhile for you or your organisation to get involved.

Only members of Henley Business Partnership are invited to be involved although prospective new members will be welcome to attend one group meeting before making a commitment to joining the Partnership.

Health and Wellbeing

Director: Paul Westgarth

Hi, I’m Paul Westgarth and I run Home Instead Senior Care: Henley, providing predominantly private, bespoke care, looking after older people in their own homes and I’m the co-ordinator for the group.

The Henley Business Partnership Health and Wellbeing group has been established to bring together groups and businesses providing a range of services into our local Henley community.

As the name suggests this is a very broad group spanning the all aspects of Health, Wealth and Wellbeing from personal fitness and holistic therapies through social and domestic care to legal and financial advice and associated services.

We meet quarterly, over drinks and nibbles at various venues throughout Henley and the surrounding areas, most recently the Hotel Du Vin. The meetings are relaxed, informal and usually feature a very eclectic mix with representatives from many different private and public sector partnerships and businesses, as well as Charities and Social Enterprises actively networking and sharing ideas and contacts. The key is in the title, are all seeking to serve the Henley community.

We are looking to develop the format with the addition of speakers but without losing sight of the need for time to just chat and meet like-minded people and promote business understanding and opportunities.

So if you are interested in joining us for canapés, champagne and chat after work please drop a note to Paul Westgarth of Home Instead Senior Care at paul.westgarth@homeinstead.co.uk

We invite new members to introduce themselves (please prepare a 60 second talk) and ask you all to bring business cards, which you can distribute personally.

So if you want to more about your market, meet key players, network and reference your services, you are invited to come along on a trial basis for one meeting. Following that you will be asked to join the Henley Business Partnership for participation in future meetings.

Membership in this group includes:

The opportunity to host the Health and Wellbeing group meeting at your own premises (you must have comfortable capacity for 20 to 30 and drinks/nibbles are your responsibility).

If you would like to be part of the group please do Join the Henley Business Partnership and let me know how we can help you: paul.westgarth@homeinstead.co.uk

House and Garden

Director: Niki Schäfer

The Henley Business Partnership House and Garden Group is for businesses and professionals in the local property industry. We include architects, interior and garden designers, property developers, conveyance specialists, insurance & mortgage brokers, florists, artists, lawyers, bathroom, lighting and furniture designers and relevant retail and online goods.

We meet informally over drinks and canapés at the Hotel du Vin or at a member’s showroom. There are usually 30-40 people at meetings.

Meetings take place quarterly on a Monday 5-7pm. See the calendar here for the next meeting dates and venues.

Our aims are to promote collaboration on projects, referrals for business and to enjoy a glass of bubbles and a chat about local property news.

We invite new members to introduce themselves (please prepare a 60 second talk) and ask you all to bring business cards, which you distribute personally.

You are invited to come along on a trial basis for one meeting and, on approval, are asked to join the Henley Business Partnership for future meetings.

Join today and take advantage of our value-for-money membership fees.

• Individuals or companies with up to four employees

£60

• Registered charities and emergency organisations

£60

• Company with 5 to 19 employees

£100

• Company with 20 plus employees £200

£200

Events

On 8 October, the Health and Wellbeing Group met at Hotel Du Vin in Henley. Over 25 local businesses attended, ranging from Solicitors and Financial Advisers thorough Elderly Care Providers and Rotary to Alternative Lifestyle Therapists.

The event allowed individuals and businesses to network, build connections and gain a better understanding of each other’s objectives and client base in a relaxed informal setting without the pressure of ‘one minute’ presentations.