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RBN Working Lunch

RBN Working Lunch - Wednesday 28th of February

12.00 for 12.30 lunch

Come and join us for one of our "working lunches" at the Black Bull Inn and give yourself a working 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) from the Black Bull's "Friendship Menu".

To book click HERE
£12.50 for members
£15.00 for visitors/guests 

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.

RBN membership

If you would like to be a member and be included on our database please click this link to view, complete and submit your Membership Application Form. (We would like to collect a minimal amount of information allowing us to contact you by email or telephone, with communications we think are relevant and appropriate. You can send us an email at any time to have your information removed.)

Standard Annual membership fee (1 person):
- Up to 31.03.2018 = £35.00
- From 01.04.2018 = £50.00

Extended Annual membership fee (2 persons):
- Up to 31.03.2018 = £50.00
- From 01.04.2018 = £75.00

To pay fees, please click HERE

In line with GDPR, we are now asking each person to give clear consent to be on our mailing list. To receive our newsletter only (i.e. as a non member) please click HERE
If you have any queries about membership please email to or call 01748 824246.
The next stage for our group is to form a committee to develop communications ansd events in future months - if you are a member and interested in assisting us or if you have any queries about membership please email to or call 01748 824246.

RBN Business Breakfast
Dates for the diary:

Wednesday the 14th of March 07.30 - 09.00 - With Welcome to Yorkshire
Wednesday the 11th of April 07.30 - 09.00 - At The Fleece Hotel 



2 Day Paediatric (All OFSTED Recommendations covered) OFFER £60 + VAT

Day 1 Sun 25th Feb 2018 - Day 2 Sun 04th March 2018

1St March 18 Richmond In Partnership With The City Secret Academy

Level 2 Food Safety - Date to TBC - If full course of 16 learners book £40 each + Vat


Driver CPC Sun 18th Feb 18 – Bedale - HGV Licence holders course

£76.50 Inc Vat

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the course.


  • We are planning to have a table at the leaflet exchange in Thirsk on March 14th. If anyone wishes us to take some leaflets on their behalf then please let me know.  It would be great to have a presence showcasing the whole Richmondshire offer.
  • Please find a link to a business toolkit for the Tour de Yorkshire which I thought might be useful, along with do’s and don’ts around advertising and logo use.
For information, contact Abi at : 
t: 01748 901035

Purple Coffee and Cake Morning!

This week is officially cake week at Purple as they prepare for a Cake and Coffee Morning this Friday, 11am to 1pm,  go and enjoy delicious cakes, all lovingly baked by the Purple team, and a brew of course.

All the money raised on Friday will go towards St Teresa’s Hospice.


For details of March meeting click on the logo

Please see attached information about our forthcoming ChopArts exhibition at The Station in Richmond 9-22nd February.  We are hoping to be featured in local press and may even make it into Yorkshire Post and be featured on Look North regional TV!  We will have an information board on The Station platform explaining how clients developed their skills, together with their quotes and photos. We will also explain how Chopsticks developed ChopArts with the kind support of committed partner organisations. The links below from the team at The Station promotes the event, also see our website and Facebook page. Please note the dates of the exhibition are 9th -22nd February, any reference to other start and end dates should be ignored.
We hope you will be able to get along to the exhibition and look forward to your support and feedback. 
Kind regards,  
Phil Bramhall
Charity Administrator & Development Manager


Free Employment Support for adults aged 25 and over in South Yorkshire, or 18+ and over in North Yorkshire and East Riding

With thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund, Autism Plus in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association and with Your Consortium is helping more people into employment across South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding. This year we are supporting individuals, with autism and related conditions in these areas to prepare for and sustain employment.

If you:

  •          Have autism or a related condition such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
  •          Live in South Yorkshire and are aged 25 or over
  •          Live in North Yorkshire or East Riding and are aged 18 or over
  •          Are currently unemployed and claiming benefits
  •          Or you are economically inactive (not claiming benefits and not currently actively job searching)

Please contact us to find out how we can support you in a FREE personalised support programme to help you find employment. The programme includes support work progression towards employment and/or education, wellbeing interventions, advice around benefits and funding to help you in things like childcare and transport costs as well as ongoing support and guidance for your first 13 weeks in employment.



Telephone: 0114 3840300 ask for Suzanne Eusman

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Get connected with other dynamic businesses from Yorkshire and the North East all over brunch.

Then it's your chance to quiz MP for Richmond (Yorks), Rishi Sunak. Rishi is a keen supporter of local businesses and is keenly involved with events happening in our community. Along with this and his new position in the Minstry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, he will have plenty to talk about and will answer any questions you have for him in a Q&A session.

* Arrive, refreshments and connect

* Q&A with guest speaker Rishi Sunak MP

* Brunch

* Refreshments, connect and a business card raffle

Fri 23 February 2018, 11:00 – 13:00. To book click HERE

For details of February events click on the logo

Darlington Business Club

Meetings on the first Wednesday evening of every month



First Monday evening every month
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