2018-10-23 00:00:00

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

Community Communication Ltd

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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

Shire Country Services / The Log Company

Equestrian, Agricultural and Amenity Contractors operating across Yorkshire and the North East of England. We provide a wide variety of mobile services available throughout the year, and have the flexibility to meet individual needs regardless of scale. Significant investment in modern equipment combined with our broad experience in paddock maintenance, grassland management and the agricultural ... Read more

News

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Members Only Discount in Richmondshire Today Magazine

All members of the Lower Wensleydale Business Network can now receive a 10% discount on advertising in Richmondshire Today Magazine. They publish 10,000 copies and distribute them to homes and businesses across Richmondshire. The offer can be added to any discounts already given for block booking, up to a maximum of 25 per cent off. If you’re … Read more

9th May 2018 under Members News

Apprenticeship Opportunities


  • Apprentice Chef, Leyburn

    Penleys needs you! If you are interested in a rewarding career within the hospitality and catering industry and would like to gain experience through learning whilst working within a catering environment (work based) Apprenticeship could be the right choice for you. For further information and support please contact Darlington College (www.darlington.ac.uk) on 01324 503030

  • Level 2 Business Administration, Leyburn

    Metcalfe Farms Needs You! One of the great things about business and administration is that you can work almost anywhere. With your transferable skills, you could be working in a marketing company or a charity. Administration roles are also and excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience. For further information … Read more