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While we remain at the mercy of the government restrictions on in-person events we must be mindful that some public events may be postponed. If this is to happen, we will carry your booking over to the next available event.

Stay posted for future Shifties events!

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Welcome Town Hall

Informal Introduction & Online Networking

19:30 – 20:30 | 12th April 2022

Join the Shifties Town Hall to find out the latest on what’s going on within the Shifties Growth Platform and share what you are up to and where the Shifties Community can support!

Whether you are looking for potential opportunities, collaborations or just some informal networking, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to meet and chat to other members within the community.

Shifties Charity Party Night
Shifties Charity Party Night
18:30 – 23:00 | 10th June 2022

Sashay down the red carpet, savour the tickle of a punchy Martini, and spend a long-awaited evening with your Shifties tribe!

Please join the us on Friday 10th June as we come together to celebrate our #SpeakUp2022 campaign. Brook House is the elegant, historic venue, where you will enjoy delicious canapes, delectable cocktails and the Shifties Community in full uplifting force!

Tickets are £40 per person and all proceeds will be donated to CPSL Mind, the chosen charity for the Shifties Speakup Liveathon.

For more information and to secure your place please BOOK NOW.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SEO for Ukraine
29th March 2022  16:00 – 18:00

The folks behind Search London, Turn Digi and the Optimisey events are teaming up with some of the biggest brains in SEO – for a fundraising event for the International Red Cross in Ukraine.

EVERY PENNY raised by this event will go directly to the International Red Cross, helping people in Ukraine.

Come along, learn, donate and maybe even have some fun along the way too. All for a terrific cause.

Unleash The Power of Your Personal Brand
21st April 2022

Looking at brushing up on your personal brand to achieve its full potential? Tanso are hosting the Unleash The power of your personal brand webinar. This webinar is designed to help you build an authentic personal brand with a human touch, boost outcomes and help you win your next great client.

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Nicola Bretherton - Coach & Mind Mentor

Nicola Bretherton is a Coach and Mind Mentor who works with ambitious individuals who are ready to close the gap between where they are and where they want to be in the next 12 months.

Nicola offers group and 1:1 programmes to improve health, wealth and happiness; using proven tools, tech and techniques (including group mentoring and a global personal activation system™) to remove blocks to success. She has experience working with individuals and corporate clients and delivers a variety of programmes (including QualityMind® and HeartMath® programmes) that support transformation; improving resilience, success and performance.

Whether looking for change in your life, business or in sport, we have a programme for you.

For Men To Talk
For Men To Talk

For Men To Talk is a CIC that offers a chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk with other fellow sufferers.

For Men To Talk have different versions of their group meetings including physical and virtual.

Marketing Meetup
Marketing Meetup

Hungry for knowledge and want to meet new marketing friends? Want to be part of a community environment that listens, enjoys saying hello, and is positive at its core? 

The Marketing Meetup runs a comprehensive online schedule of events and webinars for marketers and business owners. Thanks to sponsors, the webinars are free to attend for anyone looking to come or watch. All events are available for seven days after they go live on the blog and The Marketing Meetup Podcast. At the end of marketing meetup events, you and the industry leading marketers can discuss points and can even stay in touch with each other in between events in the Facebook group. 

Walk and Talk 4 Men
Walk & Talk 4 Men

Walk & Talk 4 Men is a simple concept that gives men the opportunity to talk in a relaxed comfortable environment whilst taking in the beauty of the local countryside. The Nature Reserve at Little Paxton has become its adopted home, with most walks taking place there.   

The St Neots group of Walk & Talk 4 Men was started by Little Paxton resident, Justin Leigh, back in March 2021 with a vision of a single monthly walk around the Heron Trail. Justin explained: “The group has been brought together to give men the opportunity to meet other men to walk in nature and talk about whatever is on their mind and listen to the experiences of other members of the group. The aim is to support men’s mental health and wellbeing.   

Events are free to attend, and don’t require prior booking.  

Cambridge Social Media
Cambridge Social Media

Cambridge Social Media events are for freelancers, small business owners and anyone else who wants to learn more about social media and how to market your business online whilst meeting interesting people at the same time! 

These events are for anyone who want to grow their business and build a strong network of business friends. Community, collaboration and openness are their core values! 

Mix 'N' Mingle

Mix ‘N’ Mingle is an online networking event for business owners in England. 

The aim of these events is to create a relaxed environment where you can build relationships. After the event you will be sent an attendees list so you can contact those you have spoken with to book in further 1:1’s together. 

Are you ready to Mix ‘N’ Mingle?  

Business Buzz Cambridge

Business Buzz Networking started in 2012 with the idea of bringing local business people together over coffee and informal gatherings.

Business Buzz Cambridge is a fresh vibe in business networking. The face-to-face drop in sessions are a great way to catch up with the local business community in Cambridgeshire. 

The Purposeful Project

The Purposeful Project, created by Simon Squibb, wants to help 10,000,000 people start and grow a business and build a community that solves unemployment. The Purposeful project is a growing collective of industry experts who are changing the world of business by creating content and communities to help you build your own successful business.
Join a free webinar today and hear insights from industry leading experts. 

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#SpeakUp 2022 Prize Draw Giveaway
3rd February 2022 – Time to Talk Day

On Monday 17th January we hosted a 24-hour Liveathon to raise money for CPSL Mind and change the narrative of ‘Blue Monday’ – the so-called most depressing day of the year. We were joined by over 30 guests who shared their stories of resilience and strength!

As part of the liveathon we wanted to give back to anyone that donated to the cause. We have over 70 prizes to giveaway! Join us.

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Mental Fitness Challenge
30th January – 3rd Febuary

It is Mental Fitness month and we are finishing with the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ to equip us with the core essential foundations so we are ready to go and pursue growth in 2022 with confidence. 

Come and join us on this free 5 day challenge as we connect with others on day 1, get active on day 2, take a moment on day 3, learn on day 4 and give to others on day 5! 

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Speak Up Liveathon
17th January 2022

After an incredibly challenging 2020 and 2021, Shifties want to raise awareness of the importance for people to talk when they are feeling low and need support. Starting at 12am on the morning of 17th January 2022, the so called most depressing day of the year “Blue Monday”, our Founder Alex Hughes will host a 24 hour live stream with small business owners, mental health experts and inspiring guests associated with Shifties. We will complete challenges, share stories and advice on how to shift to a positive mindset in 2022.

At the same time we hope to raise £10,000 for the charity CPSL Mind, an organisation devoted to supporting people with mental health concerns, and their families across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.

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Get Shift Done Day

Do you struggle with a lack of focus and productivity?

Join us for one of our Get Shift Done Days where, by using the Pomodoro technique, we guarantee a day of structured, focused work whilst also allowing for regular breaks to maximise productivity and results.

We will have sessions available in both St Neots and Cambridge.

End of Year Gathering
19:00 – 23:00 | 25th November 2021

 Last gathering of 2021 for Shifties members! Come and sign off 2021 with us early so we can all go and enjoy December for a strong finish and time with the family.

The usual fantastic entertainment and speaker can be expected – To be confirmed soon!

This is the best event in Huntingdonshire for business owners to connect with existing and new connections locally.Grab your ticket now as capacity for this one is 80 people. Food provided and drink on arrival.

Don’t miss this one.

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Expand Your Network Challenge
29th November – 10th December 2021

Back by popular demand!

As business owners it is important that we connect with others and the Expand Your Network Challenge enables exactly that. This challenge has been a great catalyst for collaboration in Shifties in the past and we know it will prove to provide more of the same.

The rules are simple, arrange or accept 3 Non-Agenda Meetings over 10 days! You really never know what will come out of it but it’s the unexpected meetings that can forge the best relationships!

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D2C Funding Lab with Juice
12:00 – 13:0010th December 2021

A drop in lab for those with D2C brands looking at how they could potentially tap into funding with Juice. We will have experts on hand to challenge and support those in attendance focused on offering guidance for growing D2C brands.

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Business Growth Clinic
11:00 – 13:00 | 14th December 2021

We are inviting you to join us and our trusted network at one of our Growth Clinics where you can bring your growth challenges to the table and get the answers you need to accelerate your growth in 2022.

We will be able to offer you guidance, provide resources and signpost you to specific opportunities to support you on your growth journey with a direct and simple approach.

November Business Brunch and End of Year Gathering Combo

Save £5 when you book Shifties Brunch and EOYG together!

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Shifties Townhall

Informal Introduction & Online Networking

19:00 – 20:00 | 26th October 2021

Once a month we host an informal networking for Shifties members where you can find out more about what it is that we do here and how you can get involved to get the maximum benefit for you and your business.


  • An Update on funding, guidance, grants and resources available
  • A welcome to our new members
  • An insight into the Shifties roadmap and an opportunity to ask any questions specific to you and your business.
  • Open networking
Shifties Business Brunch
09:00 – 11:00 | 6th December 2021

Hosted at Elsie May’s Electric Lounge; the Shifties Business Brunch is here. Join us a little later for the Shifties in-person business networking event, where we’ll kick off with a coffee and a chat before diving into the workshop element of the session.

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Mental Fitness Awareness Week
19th – 23rd July 2021

Join us in the Facebook group as we embark on the five steps to mental well-being.

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Let’s Talk Entrepreneurship with Alex Hughes and Simon Squibb
20:30 – 21:30 | 5th November 2021

Join Alex and Simon live to get involved in the conversation and level up your entrepreneurial journey! 

Shifties Hangout
12:00 – 14:00 | 24th August 2021

Hangouts are drop-in sessions, just for random chit chat, replicating the water cooler moments. We can talk business or not, you can work and listen in the background or participate as much as you want.

Cambridge Social Media Day
19 – 20th October

Brought to you by Shifties and Cambridge Social Media. This two-day online event brings together marketing strategy, personal branding, content planning and individual social media platform experts in a way that is accessible and offers the greatest value.

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Shifties Business Brunch
09:00 – 11:00 | 6th September 2021

Hosted at Elsie May’s Electric Lounge; the Shifties Business Brunch is here. Join us a little later for the Shifties in-person business networking event, where we’ll kick off with a coffee and a chat before diving into the workshop element of the session.

Shifties Business Brunch
09:15 – 11:00 | 1st November 2021

Hosted at Elsie May’s Electric Lounge; the Shifties Business Brunch is here. Join us a little later for the Shifties in-person business networking event, where we’ll kick off with a coffee and a chat before diving into the workshop element of the session.

Street Food Festival | St Neots
13:00 – 20:00 | 12th September 2021

Once a month we host an informal introduction for our new Shifties members where you can find out more about what it is that we do here and how you can get involved to get the maximum benefit for you and your business.

Engagement Challenge
Five Day Engagement Challenge
Starts at 20:00 | 4th October 2021

Remember engagement pods, don’t tell me you haven’t looked at them before, they had their uses for wider market products.

We want to take the best bits of an engagement pod and put our own spin on this for this FREE 5-day engagement challenge. You will need 90 minutes a day to get involved over the week of 4th October and my intention is simply to facilitate the squad on the challenge to boost engagement.

Coffee Meetup | Oxford
10:00 – 12:00 | 7th October 2021

Join us for our first event in Oxford! We’ll be hosting an informal coffee meetup to get to know some of our amazing small businesses here in Oxford. Alex, Christine and Aina are ready to host and meet you at Branca. See you there!

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Realign by the Lakes
18:30 – 21:30 | 13th October  2021

Join Shifties and MariaElena Cusick from ‘The Whole You’ for ‘Realign By The Lakes’ – an inner game changing experience that will infuse your entrepreneurial drive with a deeper sense of flow, taking your productivity and growth to the next level.