Getting Started

  • What does 4Networking offer?

    4Networking (4N) gives you the opportunity to network with business people right across the UK, here on this site and at networking meetings.

    Most of our members are owners of SME businesses, who are looking to connect and do business. We lay on regular networking meetings in most major towns and cities around the UK – there are 250+ 4Networking groups and in total we run 5000+ meetings each year.

    Elsewhere on this site, you’ll find more information about all these aspects of what 4N is all about:

  • Why do I need to register on this site?

    If we don’t know who you are, we can’t help you to network with other people! By registering, you are taking the first step to being able to connect with the tens of thousands of people who have found 4N a useful way to contact people and do business.

    Basic registration is free, quick and easy, and only asks you for the minimum information required to get started. Register here

  • How do I register?

    You can register as a FREE online-only member by following the steps below:

    1. Visit the Register page
    2. Register using your social media account (Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter).
    3. Or register manually – we only need your name and email address to get you started.
    4. Choose the Online Only Member option from the list.
    5. Complete your details on the sign-up form.
    6. Joining as a paid Online Unlimited member or as a paid Passport member is also open to you when you first register - see full details of membership options below.
  • How do I create a profile?

    You can create a profile easily by following the steps below:

    1. Login and then go to the edit profile option in Your Pages: my.4networking.biz
    2. Enter your information in each relevant area. Remember to upload a portrait photo - people like to see what you look like!
    3. Remember to click on the update this button when you've added/changed info in each section. You can update your profile whenever you like by following these same steps.
  • What are the 4Networking membership options?

    New members: 4Networking is a membership organisation. If you're new to 4Networking you can see your choice of membership options here: 

    Choose from FREE basic online membership OR take advantage of our Passport membership joining options. You can only attend up to 2 meetings before becoming a Passport member. Our best Passport membership offers are available before or at your first meeting: 

    1. 12 months (+ 2 months free) Passport membership: £365+VAT 
    2. 6 months (+ 1 month free) Passport membership: £200+VAT
    3. 3 months Passport membership: £100+VAT
    4. Online Unlimited membership: £14.99 +VAT per month. This gives you enhanced online networking access.

    These options are available as soon as you have registered as an 'Online only' member on the site by going here: Alternatively, you will be offered these three Passport membership options at your first 4N visitor meeting. This gives you immediate access to ALL 4Networking groups.

    Available at your second meeting or beyond this are these Passport membership options:

    1. 12 months Passport membership: £365+VAT
    2. 6 months Passport membership: £200+VAT

    Book your first meeting here Then choose the meeting you would like to attend and click Book Now. Remember to bring plenty of business cards, cash to cover meeting costs (Breakfast, Lunch and Evening events £15), a roller banner if you have one, and a smile... 

     

  • How do I reset my Password?

    1. Visit the Password reset page
    2. Enter the email address you used either when you registered yourself on the site or which was used by a 4Networking member to book you into a meeting on your behalf. This will be the email address used to send you a meeting booking confirmation. Press send.
    3. You can then choose and enter a new password.

4N Meetings

  • How do I book into a meeting?

    1. Visit the Meetings List page when logged in
    2. Choose which way you'd like to search for meetings. The default page you land on shows you all meetings in date order + options to search meetings by date, location, distance, meeting type (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening) or a specified period of time. There is also the option to see meetings on a UK map. 
    3. Select the meeting you want from the list - the BOOK/INFO button goes to the detail page about a particular meeting. 
    4. Book the meeting of your choice and you will then receive an email booking confirmation.
  • How can I be unbooked from a meeting?

    1. Visit the Meeting list page and find the meeting you want to be unbooked from. Meetings you're booked into are shown as booked in green.
    2. Contact the Group Leader by clicking the orange MESSAGE ME button to be unbooked from a meeting. 
  • How can I check which meetings I’m booked into?

    See a neat summary of all the meetings you've booked by going to the future bookings page when you're logged in

  • How do I get a receipt for each meeting?

    All 4N meetings are closed promptly on our system (Breakfast by 5pm the same day, Lunch and Evenings by 10am the following day) at which point you will receive an email with a link to your account where you can access and print your PDF receipt. If you do not receive this email promptly, here’s how you can access your receipt yourself:

    1. Click on the Find Meet Receipts option in the left-hand column of your dashboard, when logged in.
    2. Click Download Receipt for the particular meeting you require. Depending on your own computer, you should be able to either print this or choose to save it as a pdf. This page also gives you a complete list of all the 4N meetings you have attended. You are also able to view attendees of past meetings.

Membership

  • How do I upgrade my membership?

    If you're already registered on the 4N site, you can upgrade to paid membership at any time. The joining options available at a second 4N meeting are open to you at all times, even after your two visitor meetings. And upgrading to Online Unlimited membership from Online Only membership can be done at any time. To upgrade, please visit the Membership Upgrade Page

    Renewing your membership: At all times you can see on your membership profile how many paid membership days you have remaining. If you're already a Passport Member, you have four continuous membership renewal options -

    1. 12 months Passport membership (+ 1 month free): £365+VAT
    2. 6 months Passport membership (+ 15 days free): £200+VAT
    3. 3 months Passport membership: £100+VAT
    4. Monthly Passport membership: £35+VAT per month

    You can renew your membership by visiting the Membership Upgrade page when you are logged in.

    Membership renewal terms: To be eligible for any of these continuous membership options there must be no break in membership. By renewing your 4Networking Passport membership by debit/credit card you are also agreeing that future renewals can be collected automatically from the same card. At least one month’s notice is required to cancel, by email to supportdesk@4networking.biz. If you cancel payment without providing one month’s notice in writing or wish to cancel immediately after a renewal payment has been taken, then you will be charged a £50 administration fee. If payment ceases and your membership lapses, you have a choice of 3 rejoining options:

    1. 12 months Passport membership: £365+VAT
    2. 6 months Passport membership: £200+VAT
    3. Online Unlimited membership: £14.99 per month

    If your membership days have been extended through receiving Invite a Friend days or as a result of team membership, then the renewal collection dates will reflect these changes.

    If Continuous Membership renewal payment fails as a result of a debit/credit card no longer being active or a change of card expiry date, 4Networking will contact you to request updated card details. If you know that you have been issued with a new card since your last payment to us, you can update your card details on this site.  

  • If my Passport membership lapses, what access can I have to 4N meetings in the future?

    In order to ensure that members who invest in Continuous Passport membership feel that this is rewarded, we do have some restrictions in place in relation to accessing 4N meetings once your Passport membership has expired.

    You are only able to attend a 4N meeting again as a non-Passport member visitor once a minimum period of six months has elapsed since your Passport membership expired. At that point, your membership will be reset automatically to 'RV' status (Returning Visitor).

    Once that has happened, you can visit one meeting only as a visitor, as you will already be familiar with the format and style of 4Networking meetings. You can rejoin at that meeting.

    If you have used your one Returning Visitor meeting allocation but chosen not to rejoin, the process begins again ie you can attend a 4N meeting again as a visitor once a minimum period of six months has elapsed since your last visit. 

  • If my Passport membership lapses, can I rejoin at any time?

    Yes! If you want to rejoin as a Passport member before the six-month no-visit period has been completed, no problem. You can rejoin online at any time by going to 

  • What membership options are available to lapsed members?

    If you have previously been a Passport member at any point in the past, you are most welcome to rejoin at any time. As referred to in the section about membership renewal, you have a choice of 3 rejoining options if you have a break in Passport membership:

    1. 12 months Passport membership: £365+VAT
    2. 6 months Passport membership: £200+VAT
    3. Online Unlimited membership: £14.99 per month

    If your Passport membership has lapsed, you can continue to be an Online Only member and therefore can access your profile on the 4Networking site.

  • Can I cancel my membership?

    For all types of initial Passport membership ie 12 months, 6 months, 3 months, monthly, Online Unlimited or promotional offers, no cancellation or refund is possible once payment has been processed. 

    For all types of 4Networking Continuous Membership, at least 30 days’ notice is required in writing to cancel your membership. This notice period is the 30 days prior to the expiry date of the current term of your Continuous Membership. Notice must be given by email to supportdesk@4networking.biz. 4Networking will automatically acknowledge your cancellation email by return email. If you do not receive this email and cannot provide it to us on request, your cancellation will not be valid.

    If you wish to cancel membership after the 30 days’ notice period has expired or immediately after a Continuous Membership payment has been taken, this is possible but you will be charged an administration fee of £35+VAT (£42.00 inc VAT). Any refund due will be paid no later than 10 days after the refund has been requested. The refund will be the membership fee that was paid less the £35+VAT administration fee.

Messages

  • Are Personal Messages private?

    Yes. Only the person who sent or received the Personal Message can view it.

  • How do I get notification when someone sends me a Personal Message?

    1. A number appears on the message 'envelope' symbol, representing each new message.
  • How do I see Personal Messages I’ve sent?

    1. When logged in, click on the envelope symbol just next to your portrait picture in the top navigation bar. This will take you to your message centre.
  • How can I stop someone from sending me Personal Messages?

    1. To block someone view a specific Personal Message from that person.
    2. Click the orange Block Member button underneath the message.
    3. To unblock someone view your Blocked Members tab in your Personal Messages area and click the orange Unblock button for the relevant person

Do you need additional support?

We’re here to help! You can contact the 4Networking Support Team by email if you have a query not answered here. You can also call the Support Team on 0345 123 4444 during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.