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RBN Business Breakfast
Wednesday 12th of February 2020 (07.30 - 09.00)

Something different for our February business breakfast:
We're off to Barclays Bank in The Market Place, Richmond, to visit their new Business Hub - Available for local businesses to utilise for meetings or just a place to work.
Breakfast will be provided by our friends at Penleys, Richmond.
 Come along and join us for a great start to you day.

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 TODAY (An attendees list will be compiled at 17.00 on Monday the 11th of February)

Pop Up Business Café on 12th February 2020,
9-1pm at The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond.  

The Pop Up Business Café offers free expert advice for businesses on a range a topics including: websites, PR and Marketing, Social Media, Finance, Tax and Accountancy, Cyber security, Business Start up and Growth. 
The café is 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.
For further details please click HERE

Great opportunity for Richmondshire Businesses

Grant available for the assistance of hiring apprentices: 

Help businesses hire a degree apprentice:

The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) Local Enterprise Partnership is currently developing its Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) and is calling on everyone who lives and works in the region to share their views.
The strategy, which will be submitted to the UK Government in March, will determine the next 20 years of productivity and growth in the region.
Following a period of region-wide engagement, the YNYER LEP has written a first draft of its Local Industrial Strategy and is now launching a second consultation for businesses and the public to give their views on this major plan for growth.
The LEP would like as many people as possible to have the opportunity to help shape the final submission. The consultation is running from Monday 13th January – Friday 31st January 2020.
To read a draft copy of the strategy and have your say, please visit the LEP website: Click HERE

Eve's hair-raising act of kindness for Dementia UK

A kind-hearted student has raised over £800 for Dementia UK by having her head shaved.  Eve Walker, a Year 13 student at Richmond Sixth Form College, was motivated to do this hair-raising challenge after completing her work experience at Nightingale Hall in July.  Eve got so much out of her work experience that she has continued to volunteer at the care home since the summer and visits every week to help where she can. Read more...

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

For details of some great promotional opportunties for RBN members contact John Harding at GYR (click on logo) or email

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

Membership bank details
To pay your membership fees by BACS use: Account number 06780726 & sort code 090129

Dates for the diary:
Wednesday 12th February - RBN Business Breakfast, Barclays Bank Business Hub
Wednesday 26th of February - RBN Working Lunch, The Black Bull Inn, Moulton
Wednesday 11th of March - RBN Business Breakfast  

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

For details of January & February events click on the logo

RBN Working Lunch
Wednesday 26th of February 2020 (12.00 - 14.00)

Click here to find out more.  

Purple are excited to announce that they are able to offer another fully-funded 2-day Digital Marketing course to local businesses!

The course will take place on the Aske Estate at The Smithy, on the 6th and 13th of February. It will cover topics including social media marketing, search engine optimisation, and email marketing. They have had lots of fantastic feedback from previous attendees and so they are excited to be able to offer the course to another group of local businesses.

Places are limited to 12 to ensure that they are able to provide a positive experience and spend time with each attendee to try and de-mystify the world of digital marketing. There will also be a tasty lunch to keep you going throughout the 2 days!

To book your place please email direct referencing the workshop.

RBN Member and Venue plaques - To place an order at only £10 each click HERE
Simplifying Regulation Event
28th January 9-1pm,
Hardwick Hall Hotel.

Designed to help businesses deal with a range of regulatory
requirements – get the tools you need to ensure your business is
This safety focused event will bring well-respected professionals
from a range of regulatory areas to offer business support and
help your business succeed and thrive.
Health and safety has a reputation for keeping business
owners awake at night. We hope to ease some of this stress
and burden.
For more info or to book click HERE

Richmond's New Business Excellence Awards - Website open for Entries Next Wednesday 15th January

The Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA), which now has the strength of almost 100 members, has joined forces with The Company of Mercers, Grocers and Haberdashers of Richmond (Yorkshire) to establish the new, annual business awards scheme. Richmondshire District Council has now also agreed to lend financial support to getting the awards off the ground. Read more...

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

Winter menu at The Black Bull in Moulton

For more details call 01325 377556
or email


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