New business networking group launches

A new business network group has launched in Richmondshire.

Biz Group 66 is for local business owners in Richmond, Leyburn, Bedale and Barnard Castle areas.

The launch event will be at 9am on Thursday, March 24 at  the Kings Head in Richmond.

After that venues will alternate to one of the four towns every fortnight.

Founders say the group is relaxed and is primarily about making new connections, gaining new clients, and promoting each others businesses, with a strong focus on business support for each other members.

Founder member Janine Barron said: “Biz Group 66 was something that actually came about during lockdown when a group of us realised how beneficial it is to have a solid group of trusted business colleagues, not only for helping each other grow our businesses, but also for general support and advice when you don’t know who else to ask.

“It has worked for us so well, that we have now decided to formulate it into a slightly more formal networking group, and open it up to any business owners based in Richmond, Bedale, Leyburn and along the A66 to Barnard Castle, who also may benefit from joining our group.”

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Anyone who wants to attend the launch event needs to book on the website.