In October 2011 a small lunchtime business networking group started in Settle, this was originally aimed at home based workers but we now have over 260 businesses, charities, community groups, business training providers and festivals on our list. The group has grown to cover a wider area and we now have members from Malhamdale, Ingleton, Bentham, Grassington, Skipton and Keighley and even Kendal.
There is an email newsletter which is sent out 2 or 3 times a month with meeting dates, local workshops, member offers and business news.
We hold free monthly lunchtime networking meetings which alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays. These events are very informal and we meet in business premises in Settle and the surrounding areas. We also hold monthly paid business breakfasts at The Courtyard on A65 just outside Settle.
All meetings can be found on our events page and advance booking is essential, other members events, local business workshops and networking meetings can also be found there.
If you would like to sign up as a ‘proper’ member then you get a spot on our business directory, get discounts on breakfast meetings and other events and we also actively promote paid members and their events on twitter. Membership is £50 a year or £5 a month for small businesses or £100 a year or £10 a month for larger ones.
We work closely with the Settle Chamber of Trade, Federation of Small Businesses, Vibrant Settle, Do It In The Dales, Airedale Enterprise Services, the Local Enterprise Partnership and other groups to provide networking opportunities, training and other events for all local businesses.