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RBN Business Breakfast - 12th September 2018
RBN Working Lunch - 26th September 2018

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

Broadband Voucher scheme launched

The Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) will provide vouchers worth up to £3000 for a small or medium sized business or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.
The scheme is part of a wider government plan to get more homes and businesses connected to full fibre broadband. It builds on the £200 million Local Full Fibre Networks programme which gives funding to local areas to boost full fibre delivery and on trial voucher schemes operated in four parts of the country.
You can read more via this link.

For details of some great promotional opportunities on GYR, for RBN members only, contact John Harding :

Business Connections - shouting about our great micro and small businesses!

The first Business Connections event supported by The York North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership is helping to connect people, small businesses and places across the patch.
Richmondshire Business Network is delighted to be working with the LEP and through our own events with a local focus we are committed to taking a partnership approach that contributes to making places vibrant, sustainable and where businesses can thrive.
Richmond Business Connections day is being held on 9th October 2018, at The Town Hall, Richmond, 08.00 - 14.00.
You can expect to meet a number of other local business people with displays or just to meet for a chat. There will also be a programme of topical speakers giving presentations on various issues to help and develop your business. Further details will follow soon.

Thirsk Business Connections day and Driffield Business Connections days are being held on 11th October. Further details will follow soon


Not actually a high street but reputed to have the biggest market square in England and described by Prince Charles as the Siena of the North! Justifiably deserving, Richmond, North Yorkshire has been entered into this year’s Great British High Street Awards by the Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association (RBTA). Read More...

The Flavour of Herriot Country Awards 2018. 

We are very keen to see as many of our wonderful food and drink businesses enter these awards as possible.  It is a great showcase for local businesses and helps to raise their profile.
The award entry opens on 18th June 2018 and closes on 31st August 2018.  The awards culminate in a ceremony on 30th November at The Garden Rooms, Tennants.

The annual Distinguished Gentleman's Ride has come around again and so for the third time Phil Upton, of Purple Creative Studio, will be taking part.

The annual Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, in support of Prostate Cancer, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health issues, takes place on the same day all over the world.

This year the ride will be on Sunday 30th September and Phil is riding in the North Yorkshire pack hosted by A1 Moto Triumph dealer in York.

At present Phil is top of the leader board so if any of you would like to offer support and make a small donation for the ride then it all helps...

You can view Phil's profile page at

Please spread the word...

How To Write A Press Release And Get Your News In The Media

A half-day workshop run by Joe Willis, Richmondshire Today, to be held at the City Secret Academy in September. It costs £45 and should be an interesting and very useful session for anyone from a small business or community organisation, who wants help getting their messages out there!
For more information click HERE

For details of August events click on the logo


Darlington Business Club
Meetings on the first Wednesday evening of every month


First Monday evening every month
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