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RBN Working Lunch, at Tennants, Leyburn
 Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Booking and menu choices based on the Autumn Lunch Menu. £1.00/£1.05 will go to the RBN 
2 Courses £15.00 or 3 Courses £18.50 Coffee or Tea £1.80 N.B. some choices have a £2.00 supplement if you chose that option you must pay the supplement.

We will be at the Gardens rooms to network from 12 Noon and we will sit down to eat at 12.45.

Click HERE for booking / payment and menu details.
For any further information please email Tanya at:

Find out about some great promotional opportunities for RBN members with GYR by contacting John Harding :


Click on the above image for details of a grant programme which has been secured by Welcome to Yorkshire.
For further details the contact is Georgina Bartlett at WTY as detailed in the attached link.

Purple Tuesday’ will take place on Tuesday 13 November. The aim is to enable and encourage retailers across the country, and online to introduce new measures to make the shopping experience more inclusive and accessible for disabled customers. The initiative is being co-ordinated by the disability organisation Purple and has been endorsed by the government.

You can find more information about Purple Tuesday at

For details of November events click on the logo

Exciting plans for trekking in 2019.
Want to join Richard?

1. 14-19 March 2019 - the Moroccan Atlas (4 day trek)
2. 18-23 June 2019 - the Spanish Pyrenees (4 day trek)
3. 8-14 July 2019 - the Swiss Alps  (5 day trek)
4. 14-22 September 2019 - trek half of the UK Coast to Coast (Part 1) (7 day trek)
5. Slovenia - Triglav Alps - bespoke

Click HERE for more information

Are you a dementia friendly business or retailer?

The process to achieve this status is really simple and can be completed with little or no cost and only needs you to commit to 3 or 4 actions such as:
Commitment 1: Improve staff awareness and understanding.
Commitment 2: Review the physical environment of the store/premises.
Commitment 3: Support staff who develop dementia or care for a person with dementia.
Commitment 4: Support the local community.

We still have some spaces left on the awareness sessions below.  

  • 14th November 2.30 – 3.30 p.m  - Richmond Fire station, 39 I'Anson Rd, Richmond DL10 4NE (8 spaces available)
  • 15th November 6.00 – 7.00 p.m – The Station, Station Yard, Richmond DL10 4LD (8 spaces available)

Please confirm your attendance and let me know which session you would like to attend by emailing using the subject Richmond dementia friends training.
If you are emailing on behalf of a business, please let me know how many people from your business are attending, so we can keep an eye on numbers.
For further information please click HERE

Jo-Anne Simpson
Culture and Wellbeing Delivery Manager
Richmondshire District Council
t: 01748 901045

Apprenticeship Event for Employers – Monday 3 December 2018

Whether you want to recruit new talent into your business or develop existing staff, apprenticeships build the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need for a productive workforce. No longer just for young people, they help staff of all ages and levels progress in work. They can include degrees or chartered status and provide a valuable pathway to develop the right staff, your way – no matter what sector your business is operating in.

We would like to invite you to The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (YNYER LEP) and Humber Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP) Apprenticeship Employer Event which is taking place on:    Monday 3 December 2018 at Bishop Burton College, York Road, Beverley HU17 8QG from 9.00 am – 12.15 pm (followed by a networking lunch)

This event is for employers who are delivering, or considering delivering apprenticeships. The event will include best practice input from employers already seeing the benefits of investment in apprenticeships and information on the latest apprenticeship developments. We will launch  a new interactive toolkit, commissioned by the LEP’s, to signpost employers looking for support with setting up apprenticeship programmes and effectively planning and using apprenticeship funding (including apprenticeship levy).

Please click HERE for further details and to confirm your attendance via Eventbrite

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The recent press release workshop at City Secret Academy was fully booked so Joe is running another on November 23 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. For more details click here

Well done to our friends at the RBTA - highlighting how brilliant it is for business and tourism in Richmond 

Not actually a high street but reputed to have the biggest market square in England and described by Prince Charles as the Siena of the North! Justifiably deserving, Richmond, North Yorkshire has been entered into this year’s Great British High Street Awards by the Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association (RBTA). Read More...


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First Monday evening every month
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  • Wednesday 28th of November - RBN "Working Lunch"
  • Tuesday 18th of December - RBN Christmas Lunch