Welcome To The Lower Wensleydale Business Network

“If we provide information and leadership and promote discussion; if we pull together the knowledge, experience and strength of local business people, we can create opportunities that will benefit not only our own businesses, but also the whole local community.”

Richard Sanderson, Chairman of the Lower Wensleydale Business Network

The Lower Wensleydale Business Network, which now covers Bedale, Leyburn and the surrounding areas is an organisation established to:

  • Support the development of existing businesses.
  • Promote the establishment of new businesses.
  • Develop and promote a business friendly environment.

Networking events are held monthly, either meeting over breakfast or in the evening with light refreshments. These events allow members the opportunity to showcase their businesses, discuss business issues and share information with other members in a relaxed and friendly environment.

If you are looking to start a new business, expand your network of business contacts, or looking for advice please join us at one of our events and experience the benefits of membership for yourself.

Our Members

The members of the Lower Wensleydale Business Network come from all sectors of the business world and have diverse business backgrounds and interests. The one goal we all share is to make our businesses and the local business environment better.

Our members include

Wensleydale Galleries

Located on the edge of the beautiful market town of Leyburn, we are the Yorkshire Dale’s premier art and framing company. Our aim is to supply an ever evolving range of art; originals and limited edition prints, in a variety of mediums, whilst providing a first class framing service – using only the finest quality ... Read more

White Rose Candles

We are a small family business comprising Mick, Jen and Rachel White. We have been making candles since 1971 and in 1978 moved to the old watermill by the waterfall in the quiet village of Wensley. Visitors may observe the various processes involved in the manufacture of candles including traditional dipping techniques and casting methods. ... Read more


Situated in the picturesque market town of Leyburn and nestling on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National park, Thirteen brings to the table great food at reasonable prices in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Thirteen serves seasonal, freshly cooked food with an unashamedly British bias. Key to the ethos of the restaurants carefully crafted ... Read more


key centre entrance

Two one day courses, a must for small businesses

Emergency First Aid at Work QA Level 2 Award 3 year certificate 1 day course £55.00 inc. VAT and certificate Tuesday 7th June 2016. 9.00am – 4.00pm Key Centre. Park Lane. Middleham For further details or to reserve a place ring 01969 624002 or email: office@middlehamkey.co.uk Food Safety in Catering DMG Level 2 Award: I … Read more

16th May 2016 under Business News  &   Local News  &   Members News