A business networking group, that started shortly before the pandemic has moved to a new fortnightly venue. It will now meet at Marsh Farm Hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Financial adviser Chris Pugh, set up the group. Chris runs Christopher Pugh Wealth Management – an associate with St James’ Place. PCW is a relaxed, single seat group where members build relationships as well as referring business to one another.

Chris, who lives in North Swindon, believes face to face networking is an essential ingredient in marketing for any professional.

New Venue for Networking Group - Chris Pugh
New Venue for Networking Group – Chris Pugh

‘Meeting face to face with like-minded professionals is very important for many business owners across the UK. I wanted to set up a group which had both formality and friendliness and which attracts committed and engaged local business owners who help and support each other.’

Current members include representatives from Awdry, Bailey & Douglas, TED Mortgages, PPS Accountants and Scott Media.

The group is currently looking for these business owners to come along to the next meeting (£15 a head) as visitors:

*a web designer.
*a brand specialist & printer.
*builder or trade specialist.
*travel agent.
*insurance broker
*health & wellness professionals
*virtual business services

Chris said: ‘This first meeting at our new venue takes place on Friday June 17. It’s an open meeting to allow people to get to know us as a group and decide if they’d like to join us. We start at 9am and finish at 10.30am.’

Anyone interested in attending can contact Chris by emailing

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