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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

Published 9th May 2018 under Members News

The Lower Wensleydale Business Network has responded to the demand from local businesses for more clarity on business rates by arranging and hosting an open meeting. Business owners believe that the imposition of the new business rates is placing an unacceptable burden on their businesses and the future of trade in the area and particularly … Read more

Published 9th May 2018 under Business News & Local News & Members News

This week The Lower Wensleydale Business Network facilitated some GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) training at The Jonas Centre in Redmire. York University had secured European funding to deliver the course through Advent IM Limited.Mike Gillespie, MD and Co-founder of Advent was the trainer for the day which was attended by 14 delegates, made up … Read more

Published 3rd May 2018 under Business News & Local News & Members News

The LWBN is providing additional free advertising, for LWBN members only, via the lower- web site and it’s so easy. All members have to do is email a JPEG of your business logo or a suitable picture together with web site address in landscape format to These will be posted, absolutely free of … Read more

Published 12th October 2017 under Members News

How do start up or existing businesses find the most suitable grant and/or funding for their business needs? In a recent study by the Lower Wensleydale Business Network (LWBN) Research Team it became obvious that small businesses looking for funding are faced with numerous options. Some of the options are not suitable for their needs … Read more

Published 11th October 2017 under Members News

It would seem that both businesses and the public are confused about the use in the UK of old and new £1 coins, £5 notes and £10 notes. The £1 coin The new 12-sided £1 coin became legal tender on the 28th March 2017. As from 15th October 2017 the old coin will cease to … Read more

Published 8th October 2017 under Business News & Members News

The Market Square in the center of Leyburn will again become an area for all things 1940s with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of military vehicles, farm machinery, busses, vintage cars and steam traction engines. The event will start on the evening of Friday the 21st of July with a 1940’s style dance … Read more

Published 6th March 2017 under Business News & Local News & Members News

The 2017 Lower Wensleydale Business Network “Traders Ball” is on Saturday the 30th of September at Tennants in Leyburn. The “Traders Ball” is the business event of the year and for 2017 we have something new planned, so put the date in your diary now. More information to follow.

Published 6th March 2017 under Local News & Members News

Members are invited to attend a Business Rates Consultation meeting on Monday 23rd January at 1:00pm at Mercury House, Richmond. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on the latest government proposals and changes relating to business rates. This will include the Business rates 2017 revaluation, localisation of business rates including discounts, … Read more

Published 12th January 2017 under Business News & Members News

Six Lower Wensleydale Business Network members, representing Law, Accountancy, Banking, Hospitality, IT and Graphic Design and Business, gave careers presentations to the sixth form students of Wensleydale School and Six Form. Each presentation was followed by questions and answers and students were encouraged to ask further questions in one to one sessions. This face to … Read more

Published 4th December 2016 under Local News & Members News

Next Event

LW Business Network Meeting - 9th September 2019

  • 09/09/2019
  • 6.30pm
  • Kims Cafe and Bistro, Market Place, Leyburn.

With presentation and Q&A from Barclays Bank on the impact of faud on small businesses.

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