Welcome to People in Business – Your Orpington Network

Orpington People in Business

Orpington People in Business is a local business community group that aims to provide friendly support and networking opportunities for small business owners and sole traders in the Orpington area of Bromley, Kent and surrounding areas of south London.

Our members enjoy numerous benefits including:

  • help with business plans and marketing
  • free advice for business growth
  • opportunities to share expertise
  • free inclusion in our Members’ Directory
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Stronger Together

Orpington PIB is quite simply a way to harness people power and collaborate together by support networking.

At Orpington People in Business we work with the principle: 
Together we’re stronger

Many small businesses struggle with certain aspects of business growth or operations – no one’s an expert at everything – but with Orpington PIB you can benefit from group discussions, information sharing and other members’ experiences. In short: support and advice.

We offer word-of-mouth recommendations and the sharing of mutually beneficial expertise. If you don’t have a large team behind you, it can be tricky to navigate some aspects of business. At Orpington People in Business, we can be your virtual team – with no expectations other than to turn up every month and join us for a cuppa.

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Growing Together

Set up in 2013 by two local business people, Orpington People in Business (or PIB, for short) was devised to help small businesses find ways to collaborate, share and benefit from social and professional networking in Orpington – without the pressures that come from joining a large, corporate networking group.

Since its inception, Orpington People in Business has grown to incorporate a diverse range of local businesses.

With over 30 members meeting on a monthly basis, Orpington PIB can offer approved services in industries such as construction, beauty and wellbeing, health and fitness, translation and interpreting and household services.

In the spirit of collaboration and openness, Orpington People in Business only ever includes one business from each industry sector, to avoid conflict of interest. So, if you are a local business owner who’s interested in joining a relaxed, sociable, professional networking group in Orpington, please contact us first so we can check our database.

You can contact us here

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Members Feedback

"A welcoming, positive group where connections grow, ideas are shared and local business success is celebrated!"

Karen Seed

Moorgate Accountancy

" Very friendly network group. No pressure, no hassle. Just small businesses looking to develop their own business, whilst helping others' along"

Michelle Harvey

Life Celebrant

" It has exceeded my expectations on every level...professional, encouraging and supportive. More than a networking group, I see it as a small business community"

Katie Mercer

The hand stitched home

" Not only have I gained new clients from joining PIB, I've learnt so much. In particular, what type of advertising works, how to get the best out of social media and lots of other useful tips. It's nice to share ideas and discuss the challenges we all face as business owners, many of which are similar"

Theresa Cox

11 plus orpington

" It's so reassuring to have people to hand to give advice and help when needed and to share ideas with"

Cheeta Rawlings

Cheetas Kitchen

" Working by yourself can be lonely. I look forward to the monthly meetings, it’s good to chat through business issues. Like having a virtual team to bounce ideas off!"

Melanie Alford

Soulistic Therapy

" If ever I am looking for a service I can trust, I always turn to Orpington PIB. It’s reassuring to know they’re all recommended and professional"

Kirsty Manik

Language Link Ltd

" It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know. This is so true in business. If you want a really successful business, you need to have relevant connections. A smaller networking group feels more personal – and if you know each others' business well you can pass on a recommendation"

Diane Morris

Hey Dolly

The Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on:

Friday 4th May at 9.15am


Our Members

If you’re an Orpington resident looking for a reliable service from a local business, look no further than our honest, professional members directory.

Get in Touch

Want to know more about Orpington People in Business? Want to join?

Then get in touch