Your Questions Answered
When, where and how often are Zokit events?
We host global and local online events across a network of hubs.
Events are at a variety of times of day.
We run, on average, 3 events a week.
You can find out more abour specific times and locations on our events page.
Global events are designed for anyone to attend from anywhere. Local Hub events are designed for business owners and directors who want to connect and build relationhips with other businesses in their local area, tap into local know-how and expertise and for busineses wanting to expand into the area.
If you’d like to launch a Zokit Home Hub in your city or region, please get in touch for more information.
Who comes to Zokit events?
Zokit is for growth-minded business owners, directors, leaders and decision makers from across a range of sectors.
As a member, do I have to attend every meeting in the Hub I join?
Not at all. Attendance in entirely up to you though we do require a 50% hub meeting attendance rate if you’d like to retain your seat at your chosen hub as a hub member. If you wish, you can invite a substitute to attend in your place for meetings you can’t make. If you are unable to meet the 50% quota over a six month period, your hub membership will simply be transferred to our central (non location specific) hub and you will retain your hub plan benefits.
For members on our Booster plan, you can attend the UK Global events as often as you like – there is no mandatory attendance rate.
What are Zokit events like?
All our meetings are friendly, informal and professionally facilitated. Most online meetings will last an hour. On location meetings usually last a couple of hours.
We alternate the style and format of meetings to keep things fresh.
There are 3 broad meeting types:
Networking: introduce your business, one-to-one appointments, short BizWizdom spotlight about something useful to grow your business.
BizTalk: inspiring world class speaker with direct access Q&A and breakout group networking
Deep Dive: peer mentoring groups, problem solving, support and action focuses accountability for your strategic growth.
Please see individual event pages for the specific format.
How many people attend Zokit. meetings?
We generally welcome between 10 and 50 businesses at our regular meetings depending on the type of meeting. We like this variety – the smaller meetings give us chance for longer conversations and building deeper connections, the larger meetings open up lots of new contacts. Meetings have a mix of members and guests. Our conference and expo attract hundreds of businesses.
Am I tied into a long membership contract?
No long contracts here…
For members paying monthly:
The BOOSTER and HUB plans have a minimum contract is 3 months. After this time, if you wish to leave, you just need to let us know and we’ll cancel your membership immediately.
If you commit to a 12 month contract and pay your membership fee up front you get a discount on the membership fee (2 months free)
For the ZENITH plan there is a 12 month membership contract as this spreads the cost of an exhibition stand at our annual expo.
What's the membership cost?
This depends on the membership plan.
See our pricing on the Join page here.
Can I try before becoming a member?
Yes, you can come along once to one of our Networking or BizTalk meetings as a guest to try it out before making a decision to join.
To book a Deep Dive you first need to be a member.
How do I book to visit or join?
You can book as a guest through our online booking system (we use EventBrite). To book a visit online, see our forthcoming events. If you’d like to have a chat before you visit or you would like to discuss going ahead and joining straight away please call the hub leader using the contact details in the EventBrite event description or our main office on 02921 111 232. You can also join online here.
Can I go to any event as a member?
This depends on your plan:
BOOSTER members can attend the Global Online meetings only (all these events will have the word Global in the event title).
HUB and ZENITH members can attend all meetings. As long as you’re attending more meetings of your Home Hub than any other single hub, you have roaming rights to the other Hubs. This gives you the best of both worlds: build strong working relationships in your home hub and access the wider Zokit network. For newly formed hubs there is a founding period before we open it up to roaming members.
If you find a different hub suits your needs more, you can apply to transfer.
Are business categories restricted to one member per category in each Hub?
It’s all about balance here and depends on the size of the membership in that hub and the specific businesses involved. Modern business doesn’t often fit into neat categories and we find limiting categories limits the business opportunities for you. We aim to have a diverse range of business types at each meeting and work with the current home hub membership to continually grow and evolve the hub in the most useful way. The best way to find out more is to attend the hub as a guest. A warm welcome awaits all.
Membership is by application. If on application we feel that there would be too much similarity with an existing business member in that Hub we may suggest joining a nearby Hub or invite you to join our waiting list. Quite often, we have businesses who look similar (on the face of it) in the same Hub as they have developed an effective cross-referral arrangement or may have slightly different sub specialties / markets. We look at every application on a case by case basis so please do contact us if you have any questions.
If you are joining more for the digital marketing benefits than the face to face regular events, you can join the Hub or Zenith level without being linked to a local hub (choose no preference in the hub choice filed on the application form).
The Global Online events available to BOOSTER members and above have no category restrictions.
Can I join more than one Hub?
Yes! If you’re a Hub or Zenith member, you have roaming rights no matter which hub you join (see question above for details) but if you want to be the Go To business in more than one hub, benefit from the active advocacy of more than one Hub Leader and attend unrestricted events in more than one hub, then you can apply to as many hubs as you wish (there are discounts avaiable for multiple hub membership).