Following UK Government guidance (16/03/2020) relating to social contact and managing risks associated with Coronavrus COVID-19, the ASB has taken the decision to postpone the coffee connections programme. Ticket holders and waiting lists have been contacted. This is a difficult decision, but the safety of our members and attendees is a priority.

Our Brand New ASB Networking Events for Direct Members

The ASB recently conducted a survey of its members. Your resounding response was DIRECT members want the opportunity to network too. So we listened - and are delighted to introduce you to the ASB Coffee Connections.

To support our DIRECT members, we are offering an opportunity to meet with other direct ASB members. 

Our first four TRIAL events have been distributed around our main catchment area - offering direct members the unique opportunity to get together in one of four venues to suit your locality or travels.

We are also trialling different times of the day and different formats to see what works.

If successful we hope these will go on to be a kick start for more roving events.

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This will be an informal gathering where we will help you maximise your opportunity to link with other direct ASB members, so please do come along. We look forward to welcoming you.

 Don’t miss this opportunity to improve connections and develop new business links. - and don't forget your business cards.

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 Check out the first of our events and book your place now by following the details and appropriate links below.

Cost and booking arrangements

This inaugural event is FREE and open to Direct ASB members. Light refreshments are on the house! (eg, tea, coffee, pastry, cake, light savoury etc - actual provision will vary according to the venue).

Booking is ESSENTIAL. Please book your place via the appropriate link below at least four days prior to the event date so we can capture your dietaries and make sure we have your space allocated.

Eligibility - Important Note

Attendance at this event is currently restricted to those registered as DIRECT members on the ASB website. And if you cannot make the one closest to you - do check out the other locations if that works for your diary.

Should there be any spare spaces available these may be opened to affiliated members.

We respectfully ask non-direct members (including affiliate group members) not to book tickets at this time, but to add their name to the waiting list when clicking through to book (below) or contact our secretary, Lisa.

Non-members can join the ASB for just £30 today and book now. 


Places are limited to allow everyone ample opportunity to network and be heard. So don't delay - we expect places will 'sell-out' fast at these popular locations.

ASB Coffee Connections - Glasgow

DATE: Tuesday 10th March 2020

TIME: 9.30 am to 11.30 am
VENUE: The Willow Tearooms, 97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3HF

FREE event (includes a drink and light refreshment)

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ASB Coffee Connections - Edinburgh 

DATE: Wednesday 25th March 2020

TIME: 10:00 am to noon
VENUE: Yotel Hotel, 68-73 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NA

FREE event (includes tea, coffee and a morning pastry)

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ASB Coffee Connections - Forfar 

DATE: Monday 30th March 2020

TIME: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
VENUE: The Mill, Dundee Road, Forfar, DD8 1XF 

FREE event (includes light lunch - soup and sandwich)

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ASB Coffee Connections - North Scotland

DATE: Tuesday 24th March 2020

TIME: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
VENUE: Grant Arms Hotel (Capercaillie Lounge), Grantown on Spey, PH26 3HF

FREE event (includes late afternoon tea)

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