On Thursday 11th October Ilkley Business Forum expert speaker was Nick Bramley who shared tips and strategies on how successful businesses can harness every customer experience into sales, capturing  feedback, working on continuous improvement and connecting the experience at every level of engagement. It was an informative and well received presentation.

The event was attended by over 25 business  owners from the LS29 area and we welcomed a number of visitors from surrounding areas including Leeds and Scotland! We also gained an insight into 3 local businesses TaxAssist, Valley Clinic   and The Art Shop who shared with us who they do, for whom and what is currently happening in their businesses.


As this was my first ‘proper’ networking meeting in my capacity as Chair, it was important to gain feedback from what members and visitors thought of the event.

Below are some of the comments from our first time visitors:

“Stimulating and enlightening”, Howard Mould, BGM

“A very useful evening. Speaker made some interesting points and made contacts in unexpected places”, John Thirlwell, Trading Pictures

 “Like the interactive nature of networking beforehand and moving people around”, Mark Currie, Catapult Films

 “Very useful and enjoyable evening. Friendly forum for networking”, Anon


Do hope that you will be able to join us at our next event on 14 November where our expert speaker, Steve Philip will be sharing with us ‘How to use LinkedIn to generate new business’. We love sharing and connecting with businesses outside LS29, so why not join us by registering your attendance . It is FREE


Happy connecting