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Our next Business Breakfast will be held at Cross View Tearooms and Restaurant, Richmond on Wednesday the 8th of November (07.30 - 09.00). Join us for some social networking and get your day off to a great start.

PLEASE NOTE: By pre-booking you can help us keep the "Early birds" price at only £10.00 (i.e. book/register before 17:00 on Friday the 3rd of September - £12.50 thereafter).   

An attendees list will be issued on Monday the 6th to allow introductions / meetings to be made prior to the breakfast - please register by 12.00 noon to be included.

To book click here or email 

Why not buy a "Big Ticket" for 10 breakfasts at only £80? (

A BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone who supported our RBN Mini Expo on Wednesday

It was great to have over 30 businesses /organisations represented there - let's go for more next year!

Our friends at Great Yorkshire Radio have developed some promotional packages exclusive to the RBN.
GYR can broadcast your message throughout Yorkshire thanks to our "special" competitive terms - We have negotiated even better deals for a group of three or more businesses to share a promotional package!
If you think that radio advertising could help to develop your business just give David a call (01748 824246) or email 

For details of November events click on the logo

Darlington Business Club - November Meeting
Wednesday 1st November 2017   -   6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UTC, Long Tens Way, Newton Aycliffe
Monday, 6 November 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00

RBN Working Lunch
 Wednesday 29th of November (12.00 for 12.30 lunch)

If you haven't joined us for one of our "working lunches" at the Black Bull Inn then you're in for a treat. We enjoy a relaxed lunch and a chance to chat with a group of local business people in one of the most iconic destination restaurants and dining pubs in North Yorkshire.

We have booked a room in the restaurant with places for 20 people to enjoy a two course lunch (plus coffee / tea) for only £12.50 from the Black Bull's "Friendship Menu". A copy of the menu will be emailed to you in time for you to make your selection PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
These events are very popular so please book sooner rather than later - click HERE
(£15.00 for late bookings)
This event is supported by The Swaledale Festival     

 Digital Advantage workshop
We are pleased to let you know about some training workshops that are taking place, free of charge with Purple Creative Studio in November.  The training workshop will be held on Thursday 23rd and Thursday 30th November from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with a buffet lunch included.  The courses will be held on the Aske Estate in The Smithy.  The course will focus on a number of areas including:
  • Look at and discover different social media platforms, what it is, how it is relevant and why you should be using it
  • How to use social media to engage with audiences, the course will cover using the following social media streams-Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Familiarisation with selected platforms that are relevant
  • Setting goals on Social Media
  • How to plan and create content that is engaging for different target audiences
  • How to interact with negative comments and reputation management
  • How to develop a social media strategy, including example strategies to aid discussion on what the social media goals are
  • How to use blogging to link in with Social Media
  • How to use Mailchimp to engage with audiences who are signed up to receive newsletters
  • A handy guide to the seven deadly sins of social media as well as the do’s and don’ts to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
  • Analysing Social Media engagement and measuring analytics including-Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics and LinkedIn Analytics
  • Simple tips to improve your rankings in search engines
  • How to write a detailed website brief
  • A basic guide to Google Analytics with a breakdown of the data that is most relevant to your business
  • A Guide to Google Adwords, also known as Pay Per Click Advertising
If you would like to attend the course please click HERE to receive further information