Welcome to LBBC – Leighton Buzzard Business Club

Leighton Buzzard’s friendliest business networking group. We meet every Wednesday at 7am at The Dukes in Heath & Reach, to generate pre-sold and pre-qualified prospects. Guests are always welcome to come along please contact us here.

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‘Although my main purpose in launching the club was to generate referrals – and I’ve enjoyed excellent referred business over the years – it’s turned out to be so much more. I’ve learned a lot and gained true friendships….’.
Steve Baker
(Financial Consultant)


‘As one of the newer members I was immediately welcomed into the group and referrals for new work started from the very first meeting.’
Stewart Webb
(Digital Agency)

‘They’re such a friendly bunch and so supportive – even though it’s early in the morning, LBBC brightens up the week.’
Christine Barham
(Complementary Therapist)

‘The guest speakers have been really enjoyable and educational and the members’ talks are always hugely entertaining too. The session flies by.’
Mick Dearsley

Going it Alone

Who’d be a wage slave? Running your own business, being your own boss – there’s nothing like it. Exciting, satisfying, rewarding in every way. BUT. There’s always a ‘but’ isn’t there? Downturns, tax tangles, new regulations, awkward clients, no clients at all – when the buck stops with you, it’s tough.

Strong, Friendly Network

Networking is vital of course. Personal recommendations and word of mouth beat expensive advertising every time – but LBBC is different from other networking groups. Though most members have seen their businesses grow, there’s no pressure to generate referrals.

Supportive in Every Way

At LBBC the emphasis is on building a strong network, supportive in every way. We find that in a relaxed, light-hearted atmosphere, the business contacts take care of themselves. And there’s always someone to turn to for help and advice too.

No Competitors - only friends

As the club allows only one representative of each profession there are no competitors  around the breakfast table, only friends.  From the law,  finance and HR, to computers,  sport and construction, our members come from varied fields.

Contacts from every walk of life

We understand the highs and lows of running a business and between us we have contacts from just about every walk of life. No matter what expertise you need – chances are, one of us knows someone who knows someone who can solve your problem!

Like Minded People

So if you’re looking for something a bit different, if you like a stress free,  relaxed atmosphere amongst like-minded people and you enjoy a good laugh – give us a call. Come along and see if the LBBC would suit you. Oh – and the breakfasts are pretty darned good!

If you want to find out more or attend as a guest, please contact us.

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We're Friendly

We want you to be Successful

We help each other

We're a team


Like to speak at our meetings?

If you would like to speak at one of our meetings or know someone who can present a short business presentation on a particular subject, then we’d like to hear from you. Please fill in our contact form or call Steve Baker on 01296 641868 to discuss the benefits.

At every meeting you'll enjoy

Full breakfast and refreshments
10 minutes business presentation by a member
5 minutes educational talk
Business referrals and networking

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Regular weekly meeting

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Partnership and Fire Strategy

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History of Air conditioning

ok it sounds like a dull title – but the alternative I considered speaking about is the new data protection rules – which is comparatively speaking watching paint dry. so...

crime and punishment

the first breakfast meeting of the year was the AGM, so the first normal meeting is the 10th of January a small  but vibrant group enjoyed the usual good quality...

The retreat of Western Liberalism

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Meeting 06/09/2017

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Meeting 24/05/2017

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Martin suggested the VAT Flat Rate Scheme changes would be a good idea for the educational slot this week, and I always follow legal advice!! And following Martin’s ‘sandwich’ example...

the fine art of public speaking – or how to tell ‘em

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Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes!

What a great meeting! It always surprises me how buzzing I feel at the end of our meetups, and this week was no exception. What a great way to kick off...

Steve Leverton Financial Negotiation Presentation 22/02/17

A very lively meeting this morning. A great English breakfast followed by a 10 minute presentation all about how Steve is the client negotiator with banks in order to seal...

A party meeting

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Meeting of 01/02/2017

Due to the fact that Trevor Killick was under time pressure & needed to leave the meeting early after the usual excellent Dukes breakfast, we started the proceedings with Trevor...

So that’s how it’s done!

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Another lively meeting

A very well attended meeting this morning at ‘The Dukes’, attracting three guests. With numbers at 19 and all good local businesses the club continues to grow. The point that...

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Great meeting

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Flight or Fright

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