Founded in 2010, BLAH (Business Ladies Around Harrogate) is an open, inclusive, and friendly community for business ladies working in and around the Harrogate area. We aim to provide a ‘virtual colleague’ network and social forum that supports, empowers and inspires.
WHAT OUR REGULARS SAY
BLAH is a really relaxed and fun networking group. The guest speakers are always looking at different topics and are tailored to all businesses, which means you learn something no matter how large your Company is. Not only is it a great venue and food but you get to move around between courses which means you get to meet different people throughout the lunch. With no joining fees, it gives me the flexibility to run a business and attend when I can at an exceptionally affordable price.
Nancy PrestDoodle HR VIEW WEBSITE
I've been attending BLAH meetings for the last year. I'm not really too big into business groups and meetings, but BLAH offers something different...and great! Meetings are very relaxed. A good speaker followed by a delicious lunch and a chance to get to know one another. Like many things, the more you put in the more you get back. With that in mind, I try and attend each month. This has resulted in me getting to know the other regular attendees, feeling quite at home and enjoying some very relaxed networking and learning from others...as well as forming friendships and support networks.
Jo BanksJo Banks Flowers and Harrogate Garden & Flower School VIEW WEBSITE
BLAH is my favourite networking group. The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at a Business Ladies around Harrogate event is how welcoming it feels. Although the environment feels quite informal, all of the events are well organised with a great variety of speakers. I’ve picked up some great tips from the talks that I’ve attended, but more importantly, I have built a network of talented people who I feel comfortable in asking for advice and support in my business if needed. Fantastic group, and wonderful venue, with amazing food too!
Nicki EyreConduct Coaching VIEW WEBSITE
I have been attending BLAH for 12 months and can fully recommend it. I have made some great business contacts who I continue to work with and recommend to others. This approach to informal networking allows you to really get know the other attendees in a relaxed environment that is not just about people trying to sell to one another. The speakers are always very thought provoking and relevant to the current world of small businesses. William and Victoria’s restaurant provides the perfect venue always serving delicious food.
Liz WildWild & Co Chartered Accountants VIEW WEBSITE
BLAH is great. Well organised - BLAH offers focused, friendly and no pressure networking. There is invariably a good mix of businesses in the room and I have found that attendees are always willing to share their experiences and ideas. The innovative delegate list also means you don’t have to stand and deliver the dreaded 1 minute pitch! For me it is time and money well spent – a bonus is the chance to learn valuable information from the talks whilst enjoying fantastic food. I would highly recommend giving it a try.
Jane WintringhamAdel Wills VIEW WEBSITE
BLAH is an excellent pay as you go networking group facilitating authentic business relationships. The meetings are dynamic and ever changing with a business related presentation/workshop followed by an excellent 2 course lunch where the attendees changes seats between courses to make the most of the networking opportunities. A supportive, informative and highly enjoyable environment.