We invited our members to provide feedback on their networking experiences and any benefits they have found from belonging to the group. Here are some of their responses:
The group was also asked to offer suggestions for improvements and future plans and their ideas included:
Catherine Windross a regular attendee was one of several members who nominated the group for a Hambleton District Council Business Award. Click on the You Tube video below to hear what Catherine says about NBN.
If you cannot view the video this is a transcript of Catherine's nomination:
"Local networking has helped us a lot. The thought of networking made me feel very uncomfortable and having pushed myself to attend Northallerton business network, about three years ago, I've rarely missed a session. I've made great contacts, but better still I've made friends in our local community.
Northallerton business network has made me realise networking isn't about the hard sell, but about building a relationship and through relationships others will do your selling for you.
So Northallerton Business Network firstly opened my eyes to networking and then also made me feel so very welcome and has created a very easy casual environment for everybody who participates.
They offer help and advice on many subjects through talks and events which for a small business can be very valuable.
The team works very hard to offer not only support but very useful information and for local businesses this helps them to thrive and grow.
If you haven't been to a meeting yet don't hesitate because you will be made very welcome!"