This page will be updated on a monthly basis so please drop us an email if you have any news you would like us to consider sharing with our members.
Starting 21st Jan 2019 - closing date 7th April 2019
We actively encourage our members to provide feedback on their networking experiences and any benefits they have found from belonging to the group.
Tell us what you like and how you have benefited from being a member of Northallerton Business Network.
All entries by video. Ideally 30 to 60 seconds in duration and definitely no more than 2 minutes long.
Watch this space for more info on free 'video marketing' training for members and how to enter!
Networking -Behind the scenes at Kynren
A great opportunity for the members of Northallerton, Richmond, Darlington and Derwentside business networks to meet up and make some good business connections. It will also be interesting to hear Kynren's plans for the next 5-10 years which will see a transition from evening show to daytime visitor attraction. Each Business Network will also be given a 15% discount for it's members at Kynren which is excellent.
Tuesday 9th April 8:30am - 10:00am
· Arrival with networking
· Introductions from Business Network Leaders
· Deniece Wanley presents “Kynren – The Story of Us” and future development plans
· Site Tour of Cavalry & Performance Area
· Networking and Depart
There are no costs involved for this multi-regional informal networking opportunity. Watch this space for information on how to register.
Video Marketing Workshops, exclusively available to NBN members:
Delegates will attend 2 half day sessions.
Dates: Mon 18th March and Mon 1st April.
Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm
Venue: Evolution Business Center, Northallerton.
We anticipate a maximum of 8 delegates per double -workshop. The group size is purposefully small to allow us the time and space to really get to the heart of the goals below.
The first session will cover how video marketing fits into both an online and offline networking strategy. Why we network and how to use video before, during and after an event. How we describe ourselves as well as our services/products in a face to face scenario and how this 'elevator pitch' should be put together. A 60-90 second pitch should be created in the workshop. This is to then be amended, improved and practiced (until word perfect) in the interval between sessions. Discussions around body language, facial expressions, tone of voice. Clothing, colours and other practical issues to consider.
Time permitting, delegates downloading and familiarising themselves with editing software and video effects that they will need in their second session. With attention to suitable camera/smartphone settings to be set prior to second session.
The second session will involve delegates producing 2 videos each of approx 60 seconds (abs max of 2 minutes). One to promote their own business services and/or products or to market a specific event or offering. The second to showcase how they have benefited from being a member of Northallerton Business Network and how great it is being a Hambleton based business.
Both to be edited in the workshop under the tuition, advice and guidance of Andy Carter. Time permitting uploaded to websites, posted on twitter or uploaded to LinkedIn accounts or other digital platforms.
Details of how to express interest/register will be posted here soon.
Note as with most complimentary (fully funded) workshops there is unavoidably some paperwork required. This will need to be completed prior to attending the course. We are currently awaiting an update on how/when this will take place.
Mental Health in the Workplace
Following on from our mini-expo on health and well-being we are looking to organise future events. The aim is to recognise and understand causes of stress for self-employed and/or small business owners and their employees in-order to then provide professional practical advice and training to take actionable steps to manage and reduce stress in the workplace. We would love to hear from our members about any suggestions or activities they would like to see included in these events.
The 'five ways to wellbeing' are easy ways to help look after your mental wellbeing.
- Connect. Talk and listen, be there and feel connected.
- Be active. Do what you can, enjoy what you do and move your mood.
- Take notice. Remember the simple things that give you joy.
- Learn. Embrace new experiences, see opportunities and surprise yourself.
- Give. Offer your time, your words and your presence.
*******HOT Stuff******* Hambleton Organisations Together
Northallerton Business Network start off 2019 with a Health and Well Being expo to showcase some of Hambleton's leading businesses and organisations within this sector.
While New Years Resolutions start to roll in, usually top of the list is being healthier in some way and this is the perfect way to look at how you can get the support you need to turn a resolution into a result. The event is taking place at the Evolution Centre in Northallerton between the times of 5.00pm and 7.00pm on Monday the 7th of January.
Those exhibiting include; Change Working, Reiki Relax, Zafu, Time of Your Life, Hambleton Community Action, North Yorkshire County Council Health, Hambleton District Council - Wellbeing. Other attendees include: North Yorkshire Physiotherapy, Hambleton Strollers, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
NBN CAKE Project
We are delighted to announce that our Business Network funding application to Hambleton District Council for Apr 2018- Mar 2019 has been successful and approved!
We will be working towards improved Communication and Knowledge Exchange, so we have abbreviated this to the CAKE project.
Our aims include:
- Improved communication and working jointly with other business networking groups in Hambleton.
- Workshops will be provided for members to actively engage with and support each other between meetings.
- Members will learn presentation and digital business skills.
- The network will be promoted directly as a result of the member’s presentation knowledge and digital activity.
- The businesses work collaboratively to retain existing members and attract new business to Northallerton Business Network.
- Northallerton Business Network actively encourages members from Northallerton that are non Business Improvement District (BID) members.
We love to Celebrate the Success of our network members.
Congratulations to Lucy Steven!
It's not just about 2 years of studying it's about a lifetime of hardwork from SAT's, to GCSE's, A-levels and all the hard graft and determination to get you there!
Hambleton District Council Budget consultation 2019
It is a statutory requirement that business rate payers are included in the budget consultation process and therefore a meeting for local businesses will be held on:
Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 2-4pm at the district council offices in Northallerton.
If you would like to attend the meeting please contact email@example.com
Hambleton Biz Awards 2018
Delighted to announce that Julie Hutson, from Colin Hutson Accounting, was the winner of the Best Business Improvement District Business in Northallerton.
Congratulations also go to other NBN members who were nominated:
Ian Sadler from Insight6 - nominated for Best Customer Service Award
Ruth English from Winnies Yorkshire Delights - nominated for Innovation Award
Gill Carnell from Secrets of Software - nominated for Hambleton Champion Award
See all the winners of the Hambleton Business Awards 2018 here.
Liven Up Your Lunch LifeTuesday Lunch Club (TLC)
From summer 2018 we will be arranging quarterly lunch time network events.
The first lunch is planned for a Tuesday, 12-2pm. Date and Venue: TBC
Watch this space for details of venues, costs and menus.
Hambleton Business Awards 2018
This Hambleton District Council initiative recognises the range and diversity of businesses in the district, their achievements and the achievements of the people who work there.
We are delighted that several of our members have been nominated for an award and we wish them well for the Awards ceremony on Tuesday 11th September, at The Forum in Northallerton.
NBN has been nominated for an award and we appreciate the help and support that Julie Hutton, Business Economy Officer, has provided over the last five years. Thanks also go to David Gibson, who manages Richmond Business Network, who freely volunteered to provide invaluable support, advise, and the benefit of his extensive experience to help get our network off the ground, established and in a position to grow and succeed. Our current organising team is kept on track by Pat Stanton (of utility warehouse) and we are grateful for the work she does behind the scenes with everything from promotion and banking to ensuring there are chocolate biscuits on the table!
A huge thank you goes out to each and everyone of our members as YOU ARE Northallerton Business Network!
In January 2018 we had a presentation by Darlington College on Apprenticeship Reforms, what the changes have meant for business’ large and small, from Levy to non-Levy and changes in teaching from Frameworks to Standards and opportunities for Higher Apprenticeships.
A PowerPoint of the presentation is available to view via this link: Apprenticeship Scheme. Anyone with any queries should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01325 503210
Hambleton Businesses can also apply for an apprentice wage subsidy. Link to more information: HDC Apprentice Wage Subsidy
Great to see one of our members, James Robson MBE become chair of the Entrepreneurs' Forum. If you're planning to scale up your business take a look at this video and consider joining.
The Vibrant Market Town Project officer at Hambleton Council sends out regular electronic news bulletins.
- this is NORTHALLERTON (or THIRSK, BEDALE, STOKESLEY/GREAT AYTON, EASINGWOLD) - fortnightly on Thursdays.
- · Business Roundup – quarterly
To register all you need to do is send Rowanne an email to Rowanne.Hibbit@hambleton.gov.uk Include your email address, firstname, surname and which bulletin you want to subscribe to (you can register for one or more, no problem). There’s an unsubscribe link on every bulletin too.
How’s Business is the Growth Hub for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. Whether you’re looking for information on how to improve your Facebook marketing, or funding to build a new manufacturing unit, How’s Business has something for you.
Its website is the perfect place for anyone looking for information on how to improve their business. It offers a mix of articles and eBooks, information on funding, as well as the biggest calendar of local networking events in the region. You can find out more at www.howsbusiness.org
And for those looking to significantly grow their business, its account managers offer one, simple point of contact that can introduce you to all the relevant business support that is available. It’s Government backed, completely independent, and works with business support providers across the region. The initial signposting and brokerage that it offers is free, but the business support programmes do require you to invest your own funds alongside the grants. If you do have growth ambitions, and are able to invest in your growth, get in touch at email@example.com
Business Networking Group Success as reported by The Yorkshire Times: