Building Bridges Between Businesses

B4 provides platforms for our growing, national and diverse community of members to connect, raise their profile, inspire and be inspired to become better businesses. We provide the tools for our members to tell their story, and the distribution platform to share that story with the right audience.

B4 represents a unique combination of traditional networking organisation with content creation team. This is a great combination by itself, but we also do it with the Maximum Output, Minimum Input formula in mind at all times, meaning we make the most of our members’ time by creating as many connections and as much content in as many formats as possible for them.

Profile

B4 showcases your expertise to a growing audience

Connections

B4 connects you with a supportive business community

Meaning

B4 helps you to discover the real meaning of business

“B4 has proven to be an invaluable partner to the Ashmolean and the wider university, business & not-for-profit community in Oxfordshire. Well done B4 for insights, connections, informed editorial, events and diversity…”

– Wendy Ball, Head of Events, Catering & Corporate Relations, Ashmolean Museum

Profile

B4 showcases your expertise in the following formats…

  Articles

Let B4 share your expertise with the world via high quality, professionally designed articles.

Write alone or collaborate with other B4 members to boost your credibility even further. B4 creates interesting layouts, high quality graphics, and spell-checks/proofreads your article for you before sharing it with the B4 community and further afield.

  News

News items are a great way to get your company announcements and news seen by the B4 community and further afield.

The B4 website sees over 12,000 hits each month (for Oxfordshire alone) and uploading a news item is as simple as can be. Just log in to the B4 website and click Create Press Release, write your content and upload a photo. And that’s it! Your news item is created as a sleek and professional post on the B4 website for all to see.

  B4TV Live

We’ve delivered over 250 webinars in the space of 8 months, so we are confident we know what’s required to make a live show really shine.

B4TV stands out from the crowd by managing the entire process. You will have the full B4 team behind the scenes ensuring everything runs smoothly – managing the show from start to finish, including audience interaction. We have learnt that being topical and regular is what truly makes or breaks a show.

  B4TV On-demand

Let B4 add that extra degree of polish to your content with a professional video. Once you’ve featured on B4TV you just leave the rest to us.

B4TV shows are edited and converted to high quality videos and shared with the community, creating an on-demand version of your programme to gain further traction and views even after the original air date has passed.

  Podcasts

Podcasts are growing in popularity and B4 will give your content yet another avenue to reach audiences with this format. Once you’ve featured on B4TV, as for videos, you just leave the rest to us.

Not every B4TV show will be appropriate for a podcast, such as those which rely heavily on visuals / powerpoints, but in most cases we are able to create a professional podcast for you without you needing to lift a finger.

…so you just need to focus on being the expert.

B4 content is also available on the following platforms:

“We’re proud to be part of such a warm and inviting community. B4 is integral to Blenheim and we look forward to seeing B4 flourish beyond Oxfordshire.”

– Dominic Hare, CEO, Blenheim Palace

Connections

B4 provides opportunities to connect…

  50+ Houses

Each member is allocated to a House with 14 other members, led by a long-standing member. They meet on their own platforms in their own time, or at House Meet every Friday.

  8 Hubs

Hubs are sector-specific groups of members who come together to demonstrate their expertise in the form of co-created articles or shows on B4TV.

  500+ Connections

B4 provides opportunities every week for you to meet at least 15 other B4 Members, that’s a whopping total of 780 potential new connections and meetings each year.

  250+ Organisations

B4 member organisations share the same values: trust, respect and reciprocation of business are vital aspects of the community.

…with a supportive business community.

“B4 have been a huge support for Oxford Business Park with editorial, video and engagement with the wider business community in Oxfordshire. We’re excited to be partnering with B4 as they grow to new territories so that our other locations can enjoy the benefits of the growing B4 community.”

– Dan Williams, Development Director, Oxford Business Park

Meaning

Discover the real meaning of your business…

  Workplace Wellbeing

From ergonomics to mental health, a happy and healthy team means a happy and healthy business.

  Sustainability

Businesses must consider how they can help shape a better future for the generations to come.

  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

No man left behind – Learn from exemplary businesses who are leading the way when it comes to equality.

  Responsible Business

Support your local communities and the people within it.

…and grow and learn together with a like-minded community.

B4 profiles the exemplars that all businesses, not just B4 members, can all learn from. Reputation, legacy and purpose are vital for any business which wants to survive, especially in the world we now live in, and B4 will shine a light on the good, challenge the bad and transform the ugly.

The NEXUS Programme

In addition to addressing the issues above, B4 also provides the NEXUS programme which enables B4 members to engage local charities, social enterprises, co-ops, fair trade organisations and start-ups who benefit from B4 membership without having to invest financially. Not only do B4 NEXUS members benefit from the B4 community, the B4 community also benefits from the B4 NEXUS members and their expertise.

As a result of the challenges posed since March 2020, we have expanded the B4 NEXUS programme to extend this supportive relationship to any business which clearly demonstrates it would benefit, subject to certain key criteria.

Jonna Mundy, You HR

“B4 really is the best networking group in the county! Having tried a fair few now, I’m speaking from experience – it’s not about the ‘hard sale’ and simply handing out business cards, it’s about learning, sharing and building quality relationships.”

– Jonna Mundy, CEO, You HR Consultancy

Facts & figures

Since March 2020 B4 has pivoted to deliver digital content and we have seen our engagement levels soar. Given the following stats are just for Oxfordshire, imagine what we could achieve nationally. Over the past 15 years, B4 has achieved…

+500,000

website, video & podcast views

+2,000

news releases and articles published

+25,000

connections on social media

+27,000

employees in the extended B4 community

+500

speaking opportunities for members

+1,000

events, both F2F and virtual

~100

attendees per event

+300,000

conversation opportunities

Our Vision

  • To build 500 B4 communities in the UK and beyond, each including one hundred organisations and up to 350 people that share our values
  • To start one million conversations every year between our Members
  • To inspire businesses to become better businesses
  • To provide our members with excellent profile and elevate them as leaders in their field
  • To establish the most unified B2B community in the world

…and we would like you to join us!