What is the Last Friday Club?

A FREE business networking meetup on the last Friday of each month at independent venues within the city of Chichester.

It was started in 2016 by, Debbie Ford owner of The Chichester Social, and Emily Perry, a local Senior HR Consultant and founder of South Coast HR. Since this time, it has grown to a membership of over 300.



  • Freelancersprofessional or personal services, digital, creatives, writers, tech etc
  • Independent business owners or solo entrepreneurspop-up shops, retailers here in town and surrounding areas, or individuals running their businesses from home


We aim to offer something a little more informal than perhaps other local business networks. And our members come away from each meetup with renewed vigour and purpose for their business by benefiting from the experience of others or just having a second pair of eyes on what they’re currently working on; a different perspective.

Over the past three years we’ve seen so many of our members collaborate, there’s even been some unusual pairings with a singing tutor and a brand strategist – it just works!

We typically have over 40 attendees at each meeting, from varying backgrounds, so you’ll be sure to fit in or find someone/something of interest. Our members are often our speakers too, so they get a chance to share their business experiences and knowledge.

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Looking ahead to future meetups

November 29th – Rume2 BOOK NOW
December 6th – 6pm Hennings, North Street – DETAILS