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

Orchard Dental Laboratory Ltd

A DAMAS accredited laboratory supplying the highest quality dental work at a competitive price, delivered on time – every time! These fundamental needs are the framework for the first class service we provide and the reasons our clients consider us to be a vital part of their dental practice. All our products are manufactured within ... Read more

JAD Financial Management Services Ltd

What I Can Offer Financial Management experience within the following sectors – Food, Health, Leisure, Charity, Packaging, Agriculture, Electronics. Experience of acquisitions, divestment, university spin-outs and corporate treasury relationships including turnaround situations. Cross-functional experience, managing areas such as IT, Commercial Insurance, Purchasing, Distribution and Customer Service.

Penleys Coffee Shop & Bistro

Penleys have two café, bar & restaurants, one in Richmond Market Place, Swaledale and the other in Leyburn Market Place, Wensleydale, which have been run by Amanda Penrose and award winning chef Matthew Colley for a combined total of 11 years. We offer a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly prepared ... Read more



Richmondshire District Council issue notice of new Small Business Grant Scheme

This SMALL BUSINESS GRANT SCHEME has been established to support small businesses which aim to generate an increase in business turnover or job creation within the District. A total of £30,000 has been set aside for this financial year. The scheme will initially be split into five areas which will each have £6,000 available to … Read more

5th December 2016 under Business News  &   Local News