Coffee and Connect is an independent networking group for local business people near Fleet, on the Hampshire / Surrey borders. Our meetings are relaxed and friendly and we are very welcoming towards first time visitors. We have lots of smiles and great conversations at our meetings but don’t be deceived, lots of “proper” business gets done as well!

Coffee and Connect meets at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month, at Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney (no meeting in August)

I’m Mel (Melanie Wardle) and I set up Coffee and Connect in May 2008. Twelve of us met up for a coffee in Fleet at that first meeting and nine years on @45 local business people attend our meetings.

Our format is very simple – we each have a minute to introduce ourselves and our businesses and then we stay and chat afterwards. It’s as simple as that!

We cover a diverse range of business e.g. copy writers, IT specialists, Accountants, Printers, Hypnotherapists, Human Resources, Web Designers,  Photographers, Admin Services, Solicitors, Interior Designers, Marketing Agencies, Financial Advisors, Local Magazines etc. and come from Farnham & Camberley in Surrey across Fleet, Farnborough, Hartley Wintney, Hook and Odiham through to Basingstoke in Hampshire.

If you run your own business or work in a local business in these areas why not come along and say hello – it would be lovely to meet you.

There are no membership fees to pay or forms to sign, you simply pay £5 in cash on the day, which covers the room hire and your tea/coffee. (There is lots more information on our meetings in the FAQs section)

You don’t need to book but if you give me a ring or send me an e-mail to let me know you are coming along for the first time, then I can look out for you when you arrive.

I look forward to meeting you. Web profile pic-big

Best Wishes


Melanie Wardle