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March 2019 RBN Business Breakfast

We're off to The Station Cafe / Bar in Richmond for our March Business Breakfast

RBN Business Breakfast
Wednesday the 13th of March, 07.30 - 09.00

We will hear from:
  • Austin about the great deals at Richmondshire Leisure Trust and opportunities to become a trustee,
  •  Liz Manion who will update us on the links between the school and local business 
We have continued the special offer for members at this event:
 Introduce a new person to the RBN and benefit from a great reduction in the admission price for both of you!
Option 1- Member and new guest = £16.00 (a reduction of £6.50!)
Option 2 - Member only = £10.00
Option 3 - Guest only = £12.50

Please click HERE to book your place (before 12.00 on Monday the 11th of March)

Carlton towers the venue for the unique business network event
North Yorkshire

The Richmond & Hambleton WiRE Group have joined with A1 Community Works Ltd, edUcation Ltd Richmond and Richmond Business Network to bring together as many WiRE Groups, Educators and Businesses from across North Yorkshire
At the amazing gothic country house Carlton Towers the house is a Grade 1 Listed Victorian Gothic country house in Carlton (between Selby and Snaith) North Yorkshire.
                 The DATE: - APRIL 12th  2019 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
The cost for this day event is only £45.00 including:
Pastries and Coffee, Networking, Workshops, Buffet Lunch, a tour of the house and or vineyard.
Humber radio will be there on the day
PLUS - A special offer from Carlton Towers to stay overnight at the house. See details below.

Don’t Delay Contact: by emailing:- / to express an interest in the event.

Take the opportunity to look at their website with many details about the house and history back as far as the Domesday records and the other events held at the house with some wonderful photographs.

Richmondshire District Council is current undertaking a survey of businesses within the district to gain up to date information on the needs/aspirations and or requirements of existing businesses with respect to business sites and premises.  The data collected from all responses will be used to inform the development of future strategies and policies on economic growth as well as feed into the Local Plan Review. 
The survey can be completed online, or alternatively paper copies which can send out.  The survey can be found


Popup Business Café 21st March 2019 9-1pm, Dales Countryside Museum
Have you ever wished that you had all the answers to your business questions in one place?
Well that's what a Popup Business Cafe is.
We're working with our partners at Richmondshire District Council and the local business community who have invited us to bring our Popup magic to Hawes.
We will have a room full of trusted experts waiting to give practical answers to your questions on a range of business topics. Totally informal, friendly and free, turn up when you like, leave when you like, come back again when you feel like it. It's a cafe, not a conference.
So come along and chat with an expert and get some genuinely free business advice. Ask questions of people who know about:
Websites, PR & Marketing, Social Media, IT Tech services, Raising Finance, Tax & Accountancy and Business Start-up, business planning and growing your business.
Just so you know, if the event is busy we will operate a booking system to give you 20 minutes with an expert. When you arrive, please let us know who you would like to talk to and think about the questions you really want answers to so you can make the most of your time.
What people have said about the Popup event:
"I love to come and talk to people, especially because I work on my own. I always leave a Popup feeling inspired". C Calbert
"I enjoyed knowing that I could come in and get advice quickly from a reliable source." K Marshall
"I didn't know what to expect, I'm really glad I came along." M McCready
Here's details of who has volunteered to have their brains picked by you:
Dawn Clarkson from Dawn Clarkson Associates - ask her about Tax & Accountancy
Sophie Hazell from City Secret - ask her about IT Tech services
Cath Margetts from CM Creative - ask her about Social Media & Digital Marketing
Sharon Davis from Dales Business Women - ask her about PR & Marketing
Phil Upton from Purple Creative - ask him about Websites
Peter Beresford from RedSky - ask him about Raising Finance
Martin Hobson from Clive Owen LLP - ask him about Business Planning, starting and growing a business.
 For further details click HERE 

Employing an apprentice has the potential to help your business save money, increase efficiency and ease burdens on existing staff.

Our useful toolkit contains all the information you'll need to start to navigate the process and is ideal for you if your business is thinking about adding an apprentice to your team. It also contains lots of useful information if you're already employing an apprentice and want to make things easier or access more support. 

Within the toolkit you’ll find in-depth information on:

  • how to access apprenticeship funding
  • how to employ the right apprentice
  • how to find local and national resources.

By employing apprentices, or investing in apprenticeship training for existing staff, your business is taking the first steps towards filling skills gaps and helping your business to thrive.

Get the Apprenticeships Toolkit

For details of February & March events click on the logo

Middleham Key Centre are looking for new tenants in their kitchens - Go to the website for further information

Meetings on the first Wednesday evening of each month - for details click on the logo.

Mocha Chocolate Shop Win the 2018 Original Richmond’s David Doorbar Award for Innovation and Excellence in Retail
The Award is run each year in David’s memory by the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association, of which David was Treasurer for many years.

Mocha received some great accolades from the people who nominated them. Amongst these were, “Friendly. Great service. Super merchandise. Everything that makes Richmond GREAT.” “The shop front is welcoming, the interior is clean, bright and comfortable. The food and drink is of the highest quality and delicious. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming.” “A fabulous little artisan shop, with delectable handmade chocolates. Always a friendly welcome from the lovely staff. The added bonus is they welcome dogs. Mine won't let me walk past!” and “A true gem. From the visual  
impact to the warm welcome and service once inside it really is a business to leave lasting positive memories with visitors and locals alike.”
For the full story click HERE

Exciting news for RBN member firm, razorblue.

razorblue have expanded into the North West after the acquisition of J-Media IT Managed Services, based in Manchester. razorblue are a dynamic company, and have grown significantly over the past 12 years. This news marks yet another big stage in this company’s history.

For more details click HERE

Purple Creative Studio will be holding Digital Marketing Workshops at the Kings Head Hotel on March 14th and March 21st. The courses will look at popular social media platforms and how to use these to reach your desired audience, search engine optimisation and email marketing. Spaces are limited, please contact Purple Creative Studio for more information:

A special message from Lee Whitworth:
The band I conduct are performing a charity concert in Richmond for some great local charities.
Royal British Legion
Heart Foundation 
and the band.

In the programme and there is space for some company ads. If you would like to support us, please email Lee at:
The Programme is A5 and ads are
1/4 £25 1/2 £40 Full £70

New directory of RBN Members
Click on the logo to see a directory of the RBN members.

Dates for the diary:
Wednesday 13th March - RBN Business Breakfast
Tuesday 9th April - Behind the scenes at The Kynren
Wednesday 10th April - RBN Business Breakfast
Wednesday 1st May - Joint networking event
Wednesday 8th May RBN Business Breakfast

Further details to follow soon

Members can post items about their business and comment on the RBN FACEBOOK page - just click on the logo
On FACEBOOK, the username @RichmondBizNet has been created for Richmondshire Business Network.
It's now easier for you to find your RBN page in search. You can also visit your Page at and send your Page messages at

Darlington Business Club
Meetings on the first Wednesday evening of every month
To book click HERE


First Monday evening every month
Check website for more information