2019-12-13 00:00:00
Next Event - Lower Wensleydale Business Network Meeting 4
  • 13/01/2020
  • 6.30pm for 7pm
  • Wensleydale School and Sixth Form Business and Innovation Suite

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.”

 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.

Business and networking events are held regularly. 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 Brewery

Wensleydale Brewery is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales producing a wide range of real ales, with something to satisfy every taste. Opened in 2003, the 5 brl Brewplant is owned and run by Carl Gehrman and Geoff Southgate. Both working here since school, they took the opportunity to take over the Brewery ... Read more

The Gluten Free Kitchen Ltd

The Gluten Free Kitchen produces a delicious range of food free from gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, and soya, which you can buy online from us, or buy through our stockists nationwide. Our bakery produces a mouth-watering menu for people on a Free From diet, including breads and pastries, succulent savouries, indulgent puddings, and deliciously decadent ... Read more

Metcalfe Farms

Washfold Farm was established by Frank Metcalfe in 1940. At that time the farm consisted of a dairy herd, numbering 20 cows. Today David, Brian and Philip Metcalfe, Frank’s grandson’s, along with their father John and mother Thora, have 900 pedigree Holstein cows and 900 sheep on their 2,100 acre Washfold farm and adjacent farms. ... Read more


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Government Grants Available Min £20,000

  Business Development Scheme, Food Processing Scheme, Rural Tourism Infrastructure Scheme 7th November 2019 Business Development Scheme Grant minimum is £20,000 These grants are for capital investments to develop and grow micro and small businesses in rural areas. Priority will be given to projects that: • allow farming businesses to diversify into non-agricultural activities • create new … Read more

7th November 2019 under Local News