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The Thirsk Coworking Group is a popular FREE informal coworking event for freelancers, small business owners, homeworkers and those who are otherwise self-employed. Those attending are free to bring their laptops and paperwork etc and enjoy working alongside others, collaborating, chatting and so on. Sessions such as these are great for accountability (getting that piece of work done that you procrastinate over at home/the office), sharing experiences, offering advice and support as appropriate and working alongside like-minded individuals.
In this month's SPOTLIGHT feature we talk to Caroline and Sue from White Rose Book Café
1. When did you start your business?
2. What led you to start a business/how did it all begin?
White Rose Book Café is an award winning family business. Sue Lake and her late father Steve Clements opened the shop in Thirsk in October 1995, to offer a modern, quality bookselling environment. Sue’s sister Caroline, assists in the running of
Hambleton District Council’s Business Conference in 2019 on 10th May at The Hawkhills will focus on growth and different types of businesses sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Find out about:
- how they did it
- what they learnt along the way
- what does growth mean to them
- their stories
- how they have built up the business and
- the challenges and how they have overcome them.
The event will also offer:
- Support for businesses as a speed networking opportunity as well
The Lambert Consultation
Local people are to be asked how they want to see a former Thirsk hospital redeveloped.
Hambleton District Council is buying the Lambert Hospital to save it for the community it served. It closed its doors to patients over three years ago.
Councillors are looking at a range of ideas on how to convert the buildings but will also undertake widespread public consultation to gather local views. That will be kick started by a public meeting next
Thirsk independent traders have collaborated to create a their very own ‘Christmas in Thirsk’ video on social media, a spoof of the Visa UK Christmas advert, featuring local shopkeepers singing along to the Mariah Carey song ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’. The commercial is a rallying cry to the community to shop local in the run up to Christmas.
Richard Gladstone of the Connection Gallery Thirsk, said “I really like the Visa UK Christmas Advert but when I
Thirsk makes it into the Special Mention category for the Great British High Street Competition as recognition by the shortlisting panel.
They received 240 entries across the ‘Champion’ and ‘Rising Star’ categories this year. It has been fantastic to see such a strong response from across the country for this year’s awards – a real testament to the important role that high streets play in our lives and our communities.
It is therefore a great achievement for Thirsk to
We held our first breakfast networking on 17th May at the Golden Fleece.
There was a great turnout with 20 businesses coming for some networking (and bacon & sausage butties!)
The room was full of people catching up and meeting new faces in a relaxed atmosphere - exactly what networking should be about!
Our next breakfast event will be on Thurs 21st June at Hambleton Ales in Melmerby.
If you want to come, sign up here.
Nominations for the Hambleton Business Awards 2018 are open now and close on 20 May with judging running up to the awards ceremony on 11 September. Anyone can nominate individuals and businesses in the Hambleton area. To make a nomination or to find out more click here.
This years categories are:
- Apprenticeship Champion
- Graduate Champion
- Best Customer Service
- Engaging Young Minds
- Hambleton Champion
- Best BID Business
- Vibrant Market Town Ambassador
- Most Accessible Business
Thirsk businesses have done really
Over 100 business people from Thirsk and the surrounding area attended the launch of Thirsk & District Business Association’s new website and membership scheme on Thursday 22nd March.
Held at Thirsk Racecourse, Guy Baragwanath, Chair of Thirsk & District Business Association spoke about the Association and its vision for the future, one of working together to benefit Thirsk and the surrounding areas, but also the individual businesses.
He went on to explain that the Association was about creating