What is the Last Friday Club?

FREE business networking meetup on the last Friday of each month. Started in 2016 by, Debbie Ford of The Chichester Social, and Emily Perry of South Coast HR.



  • Freelancers – professional or personal services, digital, creatives, writers, tech etc
  • Independent business owners or sole entrepreneurs – pop-up shops, retail here in town or surrounding area, running your biz from home

Anyone who could benefit from meeting others like themselves to share their ideas, skills and experience to help others grow and develop their business.


We want to offer something a little more informal than perhaps other local business meetings you’ve attended in the past. We want you to come away from each meetup with renewed vigour and purpose for your business by benefitting from the experience of others or just having a second pair of eyes on what you’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.

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Looking ahead to future meetups

Friday 22nd February – Boston Tea Party NOW FULL
Friday 29th March – Pallant Restaurant BOOK NOW
Friday 26th April – Hennings BOOK NOW
Summer Social – date to be confirmed