I am in the same situation like you. I have a small van and man company in London and I am interested in Business Development opportunities. I saw that James suggested to you to look for Southwark Chamber of Commerce. I am just wondering whether you did try them and whether you had any luck. I am very busy person and I feel that I cannot afford to waist my time. I would appreciate your experience in this matter.
Sorry its taken me a while to get back to you. (Have been off celebrating my 40th!).
I didn't join the chamber as suggested. They were not all that forthcoming and did not have any seriously defined plans to set up any networking clubs.
Some that may work for you (and would not take up loads of time) could be 4networking (the types of business that attend these events could be potential customers). Other than that Business Junctio is quite good.
Having read the above, you might like to join our Business Club...
We have a speed networking event coming up on the 24th February, and have other regular business and networking events throughout the year (check some of them out here: http://www.betterbankside.co.uk/events)
Membership is currently half price for a limited time only, and is available to any business in SE1. We currently have 480+ other SE1 businesses as members.
If you are looking to connect in a good BNI business group you could join ours. They have an opening for a removal company I believe. And if you need any software to help you run it you could look at these guys http://www.freshmilksoftware.com
It's good, we use it. If you want some more advice for systems for a small company then just ask.