This year the Woodman Inn is feeling extra festive, and off the back of their highly successful parties in 2018, they are planning this year to be the best yet!
If you are considering hosting your party at the Woodman this year, you might like to know –
Both of their Private & Shared Party Nights will be £29.00 per person, and includes the following:
– A delicious 3-course festive meal
– All decorations, crackers & Christmas novelties
– Evening DJ Entertainment
– Dancefloor to crack out all your favourite festive dance moves on
If you would like the Menu & more information please contact 01484 605 778 or email email@example.com & speak to Chloe.
Chloe advises that “Each guest can choose 1 option per course from the choices in a pre-order, which we collect around 1 month before your party, and all dietary requirements can be catered for.
Party Nights will be held on Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s throughout some of November & all of December 2019, giving you a choice of either Upstairs in the Woodman Inn or across the road in Thunderbridge Gardens in our Glass Marquee.”
In addition, the Woodman Inn has 19 beautifully furnished en-suite rooms on-site, which can be booked, taking away the stress of transport logistics & you will also receive a hearty Yorkshire breakfast the next day. Please call or email us for pricing.
Provisionally places can be held for up to two weeks, and on completion of the booking they require a deposit of £10 per person to secure your places.
Call 01484 605 778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org & speak to Chloe to book!
This is the third award nomination Storthes Hall Park has attracted in less than two months , coming on the back of an extensive refurbishment programme.
SHP will be hoping to lift a trophy after being shortlisted in both the Business Events Venue of the Year and New Tourism Business award categories.
Storthes Hall Park Business Development Manager Miriam Pedersen-Smith said: “This is turning out to be a transformative year for the Storthes Hall Park and the award nominations are fantastic news for the team who have worked so hard over the past 12 months.”
White Rose Award chair Elaine Lemm said: “This year’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts have been well and truly put through their paces shortlisting for the recently revamped White Rose Awards. With the standard of entries continuing to rise, competition was fierce, and choosing finalists not easy. With the attention to detail, passion and sheer hard work seen from so many superb businesses, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding reputation for tourism and hospitality.”
The glitzy awards ceremony, which celebrates the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions in Yorkshire, will take place at the Leeds First Direct Arena in November.
Find out more about Storthes Hall Park British Chambers of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award for Mid-Yorkshire.
For contact details and more information about Storthes Hall Park please check out their directory listing here –
Historic venue reaps rewards following new business & marketing strategy
Storthes Hall Park near Huddersfield has successfully reinvented itself as a top corporate and wedding venue after adopting a new business and marketing strategy, backed up by a significant investment.
Turnover has increased significantly over the last 12 months as bookings for weddings and corporate events have surged following owners, South Street Asset Management, investing more than £2m in the venue and parkland.
Traditionally been known as offering only student accommodation, in 2018/19 its corporate and team building bookings have grown by an incredible 80 per cent.
Following on from the investment Storthes Hall has since been nominated for four tourism and business awards this year and created further full and part-time roles on the site. As well as a major revamp of the conferencing facilities and accommodation within Storthes Hall, the decision to bring catering provision in-house has proved to be a winning formula.
Storthes Hall Park Operation Director said: “This is been a transformative year for the venue and we anticipate further double-digit growth next year. With that we will create further employment opportunities at the Hall and hope to work with more local businesses and suppliers as part of our community-first ethos.”
Business Development Manager Miriam Pedersen-Smith added: “The award nominations have already helped put Storthes Hall Park on the map as a top business and wedding destination in West Yorkshire, but bringing our catering function in-house also allowed us to source and use local producers which is helping to boost the local economy.”
Storthes Hall Park currently has plans to recruit further staff for the accommodation, marketing and hospitality teams later this year. It currently offers 83 well-appointed bedrooms including a family/bridal apartment, executive rooms, five contemporary meeting rooms with restaurant and bar facility, all set in 44 acres of parkland.
The new-look website can be found at www.stortheshall.co.uk.
For contact details and more information about Storthes Hall Park please check out their directory listing here –
After Thomas Cook unfortunately ceased trading this week, it’s so important that those travellers who have been affected are aware of how their holiday may be financially protected.
Travel Counsellors have created this quick guide to give insight and provide useful information on how the protection works.
It’s a subject the Travel Counsellors are passionate about, and they want to help and support all those affected by the recent collapse as much as possible, so if you’d like to speak to someone for further advice about your Thomas Cook booking please call your local representative Gemma Favager from Travel Counsellors.
Gemma is on hand to answer any questions you may have and can help you with your holiday arrangements should you need it.
Looking for something to keep the kids busy over the October Half Term?
– Cliffe House Club – Running 9am – 5pm – For those 8 years plus – Activities include Bushcraft, Climbing, Archery, Team building plus lots more
– Climbing wall sessions – For those who are 6+, all equipment provided and full tuition given by our instructors
– Archery – Run in our sheltered range so don’t worry about the weather, full hour session with all the equipment provided
– Fancy Dress Competition – Who has the best costume? Is it you? If so you could win a birthday party worth £200, why not join in??
– Pumpkin Picking – Come along join the fun and pick your own and carve it on the carving station
– Pumpkin Trail – An hours family fun in the grounds of Cliffe House finished off with a Halloween treat if you complete it
– Arts and Crafts in the woods – Halloween themed fun
– Food and Drink available from our kiosk every day
Most activities are pre-bookable here – https://tickets.kirklees.gov.uk/
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group is the place where the kettle is always on!
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group is a fantastic playgroup for little ones from birth up to 4 years old.
Held every Friday between 1-3pm during term time at the Clayton West Darby and Joan Club, there is something to do for everyone (even us Mums and Dads!).
The lovely ladies that run the group are always warm, welcoming and very friendly. Great for a chat while your little one is off exploring and playing!
The playgroup is held in a bright, clean and well maintained hall, the perfect environment to take your little ones to have a play.
There is a sensory area for babies, toys for all ages and even a craft area with different activities and things to make each week. There has been colour sand picture making, lollipop people, sensory bottles, magic bean planting and lots more! Not forgetting seasonal crafts and card making for all occasions through the year.
Clayton West Baby and Toddler Group also provide learning through song as everyone sits down together to sing (and have a dance!) along to well known and much loved nursery rhymes as well as throwing in some new ones too! This is always followed by snack time where a wonderful variety of healthy snacks and drink is provided. There is also Tea and Coffee provided along with the occasional piece of yummy cake for us Mums and Dads to enjoy!
It’s a fantastic place to meet up with new friends and for the kiddies to run around and play together.
Clayton West Baby and Toddler group really is a fantastic place to make new friends and let your little ones run around and play together!
Janene and Kay look forward to welcoming you each Friday afternoon at the Clayton West Darby and Joan Club.
Want to find out more please visit their listing on our directory –
Emley Moor rugby club are looking for businesses that are local to their community rugby club to get involved in the club.
They currently have junior teams from Under 7s up to Under 16s for boys and girls and are about to start pre-season training with a new open age team. They are passionate about rugby league and the opportunities and lessons that it gives the youngsters and also about bringing together the local community to enjoy sport and the social aspect that being part of the rugby community also brings.
They are currently fundraising in order to build some club facilities which would include 6 changing rooms plus a kitchen and function room so that they can invite their visiting teams and all spectators to enjoy refreshments during and after the games. These facilities will also be open to, and available for, the local business community as well as the schools and other sports clubs.
As part of their fundraising efforts they have put together a sponsorship package and would encourage you to get involved on some level, there are various options available and these are detailed below.
- For a donation of £100.00 you can get your company name on the wall of fame in the new facilities.
- For £350.00 you can get your name and logo on the wall.
- For £5,000.00 you can have naming rights to the new building. This would give you good visibility for your brand inside and outside of the facility and on off-site signage as well as a great social media presence when visitors check in.
For all business partners they endeavour to support your business by actively talking about you and your services/product both on and offline amongst their community, they have a large and growing community of players, parents and supporters who are your potential future customers and they also have links with Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity as well as various business owners throughout the Yorkshire area.
If you would like to support your local rugby league club in any way then please email email@example.com and let them know how you would wish to support the venture.
To be involved you/your group simply need to create some amazing lanterns using appropriate safe materials. Please note – containers made from glass are not suitable. The lanterns will need to be lit by other means than naked flames & the lighting will need to be effective. Glow sticks are great on their own, but if diffused by paper or plastic their light diminishes considerably. It would not be good for young people making lights and lanterns to be disappointed by poor lighting.
Here are a few important things you need to know. Apologies if you know them already, if so they can act as a reminder:
This is an organic gathering run by volunteers where each participating group/individual will be responsible for themselves;
The Cliffe Woods Conservation Group & Made in Clayton West have insurance cover for the event;
The Secret Garden area will be used as an arts arena by the Upper Dearne Navigators & will be closed off;
There will be no sparklers, fireworks, glass or naked flames;
- The route will be a circular walk;
- No amplified music is permitted;
- People coming to the event will be encouraged to walk to the Woods & bring a hand torch. The car park at the entrance to Cliffe Woods will be closed for the evening. As in previous years in this area there will be a central hub for questions, lost children & first aid. There will be adult marshalling throughout the event, including setting up & at closing;
- Refreshments will be available again to purchase at the Clayton West Bowling Club by the Clayton West W.I.;
- To ensure everyone’s safety there will be an Event Management Plan in place which includes an emergency evacuation plan. An overall site risk assessment will be carried out on the day & just prior to the event starting;
- Your group will need to carry out your own risk assessment for the creating & making of your lanterns & delivering them to & from Cliffe Woods on the day of the event;
- Children under the age of 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult. We will be making this clear when promoting the event. If you promote the event & its details (whether internally or externally of your group) we would expect you to state this fact so everyone coming is clear;
- This is a public event in a public space & there will be no control over who is taking photos or how or where they will be used;
- There can be assistance available for help with design & ideas. Please just ask us.
- ON THE DAY you will need to display your lanterns/light display in the Woods by 4.00pm & switch on the lights at dusk (which will be around 4.00pm). Please allow plenty of time to put up the displays. It is also a requirement that you take them down at the end of the evening (from around 8.30pm) & take them away.
By saying Yes to being involved in the event, you are agreeing to all of the above. Thus ensuring a successful event for all.
Ewan Scott from the Navigators said “If you have any questions please get in touch, we are more than happy to help. We want to make this event even more creative and fun for everyone involved.”
Upper Dearne Valley Navigators was created five years ago at the request of parents and young people after Ewan and Fiona Scott left the local Scout Group that they’d run for the best part of 20 years.
Ewan Scott said “We had no intention of starting anything else, we felt that we deserved a break. However, within a week of us resigning we had calls from parents and young people asking could we do something for them.
“We trialled a non-uniformed group doing the same activities as we used to do with Scouts and the demand was there, so we set up Upper Dearne Valley Navigators. We are considered by some as competition to the established uniformed groups locally, but in reality, we offer something slightly different that appeals to a different set of young people, only a handful of our current members were ever in Scouts or Guides.”
The new group started officially in September 2014, and the Leadership team was joined by James Drainer, Leanne and Maria Glover and Carol Power, all of whom had previously been part of the team at the Scout Group.
Since then Navigators has grown to offer two age ranges, covering in all, from 7 – 18 years. Across the Group there are 40 youth members and demand is growing.
Activities offered include archery, canoeing, cooking, camps, climbing, games, crafts, fire skills, circus skills, kayaking, laserquest, axe throwing and just about anything else you can imagine.
The group has run two international trips for its older members, one to the Ardennes and the other to Alsace – both included visits to war memorials, visits to The Menin Gate, canoeing, city visits, and much more. A third trip is proposed for 2020.
Additionally, Navigators sponsored a funding application to allow free two hour sports sessions at the Skelmanthorpe Community Centre, with two trained coached for 39 weeks during term time. The Group is open to similar packages that help offer activity to the wider youth and children’s community in the Upper Dearne Valley.
About Upper Dearne Valley Navigators
We are a non-uniformed youth group following the basic principles of scouting as laid out over 100 years ago. Navigators is non-religious, non-political and we are open to any young person who comes to us with parental support and a real interest in being part of the group.
We are one of around five Navigator Groups in the UK, but interest is growing.
Navigators started in New York City in 2003 when a Scout Troop sponsored by a Unitarian Church found itself at odds with the attitudes displayed by Boy Scouts America towards minorities. The Navigators movement now has 257 Chapters in the USA, it has a group in France, at Toulouse and another in Uganda, plus of course, the UK Groups in Huddersfield, Lincoln, Dover, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, with another two expected to open by September.
To get in touch with the Navigators please visit their listing on the HD8 Network
Cliffe House is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Programme of Activities –
· Little Cooks Bushcraft (suitable for ages 7+) Fridays 1pm – 3pm £14.00 – Want to try making some wild garlic butter, pizza’s or bread on an open fire? Then give this a try!
· Climbing Tower – Wednesdays 10.30am – 4pm £3 for 4 climbs or £5 for unlimited– Can you get to the top of all 4 climbs?
· Cliffe House Club – Limited Spaces – £30 – An all day session running from 9am – 5pm – includes walking, canoeing, climbing, archery and bushcraft
· Adventure Playground (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm) – Free access
· Kiosk (10am – 3pm) – Delicious homemade food available all day
· Woodland Walks (ask at the Kiosk for a pack) – Family Fun for only £5, includes outdoor play equipment to enjoy once you have completed the walk
All equipment provided and sessions run by fully qualified and enthusiastic instructors.
BOOK ONLINE AT tickets.kirklees.gov.uk
ALSO WATCH OUT FOR SPECIAL EVENTS BEING RUN THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS
Check out our Facebook@CliffeHouse for a full list
The HD8 Network is more than just our networking events. (But these are really wonderful and you really should come)
As many of the attendees come regularly, this is more of a monthly catch up than elevator pitch, but it is good practise to bring business cards or leaflets with contact details to act as a reminder for people who has met you. Some people also bring demonstrations or other portfolios, however its about what suits you best.
We generally have a speaker, aimed at educating you on aspects of business, as well as providing heightened exposure to a member’s business, whilst not being a sales pitch.
Building relationships with other business owners brings so many benefits, including peer learning, creating accountability, sharpening your business acumen, as well as growing your business contacts.
You might be looking for services and trades for home or work life, or want to promote your organisation and sell stuff.
We have many charities who come along and can tell you how you can support the organisations that help to provide much needed services to the community and the exposure they can give you in return.
The HD8 Network Meetups has a range of B2B businesses, as well as B2C and MLM in attendance. The majority of attendees are made up of sole traders or one-man-bands, however we also have employees, as well as business owners attending and our Meetups attract all ranges of businesses at varying times of the year. You just never know who is going to book on (or even turn up) – that’s the ‘fun’ of running and ‘planning’ events.
Will we see you next time?
Most of all the HD8 Network Meetups are a comfortable, fun two hours, aimed at helping your business and the HD8 area of Huddersfield.
Join us for our 6th Anniversary event with Jacqui Gedman from Kirklees Council
But like we say we are SO MUCH MORE than Networking Events
Check out our memberships for package details. We can get exposure for your business online, through our directory listing, news section, events calendar, social media communities and email. There is also the opportunity to meet and talk face to face with our members, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. Life is busy enough. But they are good fun.
If you would like to update your preferences please do so here. If you are receiving our emails more than once, please let us know so that we can merge accounts and keep our data clean and correct.
Fancy learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby?
Interested in changing career? Maybe you want to learn how to do something new?
No hidden costs, to be eligible you simply need to be over 19 and live locally.
So be impulsive, bite the bullet and click through to our course page to see where your next educational journey can begin: https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/free-adult-courses/
For contact details and more information about Kirklees College please visit their Directory Listing – https://www.hd8network.co.uk/local-businesses/kirklees-college/
Would you like your business featured on the HD8 Network? Then get in touch and discuss how you could benefit from this exposure.
Baby and Toddler Group for children 0-5 years old.
Friday’s 1-3pm at Clayton West Darby and Joan Club.
£1 under 1’s, £2 for over 1’s and £1 for siblings.
Range of crafts and other entertainment provided. Singing and Snacks each week for the little ones, with tea and coffee available for the adults.
Well kitted out baby area, with lots of sensory toys. As well as role play and small world toys.
Parents, Grandparents, Carers and Childminders all welcome.
No need to book, just turn up.
For more details please visit their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ClaytonWestToddlers/
Check out their directory listing on our website – https://www.hd8network.co.uk/local-businesses/clayton-west-baby-toddler-group/
The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show is returning to Huddersfield for its second year running!
This year we’re coming back bigger and better with multiple trade stalls from main dealerships to second hand dealerships, a motorcycle trials stunt show, live music by some of Huddersfield’s own local bands, a bouncy castle fun run, food & drink(including alcohol) and of course the tribute to the fallen riders of 2019!
The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show made it’s mark on Huddersfield last year and for our first ever show it was a huge success.
We kickstarted a once dormant motorcycle community, that would normally have to travel hours outside of Yorkshire to attend any kind of motorcycle show, bringing everyone together for a fun, action packed day out.
This year we are setting the bar even higher and growing our show even further!
So…don’t miss out! Pencil our date into your diary and get your tickets booked!
We look forward to seeing you all at the show!
Spring Festival is an annual 3 day celebration of traditional music, song and dance.
The event started in 2007 and has developed a national and international profile as well as being a community led and community based event.
The festival is moving this year from its previous location in Shepley village to a new home at Storthes Hall Park, Kirkburton with the concerts, bar, food stalls, craft fayre and children’s activities all based at ‘The Venue’.
Camping for weekend ticket holders is in the grounds adjacent to the site and other activities spill out into the pubs in local villages.
Shepley Spring Festival is a small, friendly, family orientated event expecting to attract about 1000 visitors this year.
Our aim is to celebrate the very best of traditional music and dance from Britain and beyond, showcasing some of the most well own artists of the folk music genre but also offering a platform for aspiring young musicians to perform on the same stage. In 2019 we are inviting groups and individuals from Lancashire, London, Cornwall, Scotland and France as well as performers who live in Shepley and other villages and towns in Yorkshire.
As organisers we are passionate about the music, the dance, the tradition, keeping it alive and passing it on to the next generation.
The annual event is organised by a small group of volunteers, none of whom benefit financially from the event. Members of the group all have daytime employment and planning the festival is an enjoyable but time consuming activity. However like all other arts organisations and events we rely on grant funding and sponsorship to be able to stage the event.
There are a number of ways that you can help support the festival is you are an organization; sponsorship, advertising or having a stand at the event are a number of ways that your business could benefit from exposure and we welcome the opportunity to reduce our costs by receiving work in exchange of tickets. If you would like more information please email info@HD8network.co.uk
However the best way you can support the festival is to buy a ticket and come along for a brilliant time, listening to a variety of traditional music and dance in a family friendly atmosphere.
A professional musician and conductor with vocal coaching skills required
If you would like to apply to be the Musical Director/Conductor of Denby Dale Ladies’ Choir please email Liz Booth, Chairperson, for an Application Pack to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March 2019
For more information about the choir please visit the website: www.denbydaleladieschoir.co.uk
This year ‘Blue Monday’ falls on 21st January, Described as the ‘most depressing day of the year’, Blue Monday is known as the day when people feel at their lowest either due to the weather, lack of exercise, isolation or post Christmas lethargy.
Volunteer dog cuddling is being offered by Barking Mad Huddersfield & Halifax as an antidote to the problem of loneliness in modern society. For those who are retired or work from home and are spending large chunks of time alone, caring for a waggy-tailed companion on a temporary basis and meeting other like minded dog lovers could really help to overcome feelings of isolation.
The perception of loneliness as mainly an issue for the older generation is now proving inaccurate, as a study from the Office for National Statistics suggests that young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups. Due to huge advances in technology, the number of freelancers and remote workers is rising, with an article in Business Leader claiming that a ‘third of business owners think that workforce will work remotely by 2020.’
Mark of Barking Mad Huddersfield & Halifax said “Whilst remote working has obvious advantages, working alone under pressure and not having the physical presence of a team to support you can lead to loneliness that can’t be fixed by any kind of app. Caring for a friendly dog not only provides canine cuddles (far better than any virtual hug) but also the motivation to go and take a winter walk at lunchtime, increasing the likelihood of adhering to New Year fitness resolutions.”
The community of Barking Mad host families mainly consists of active retired people and those who either work from home or have extended periods away from work such as those who work in schools or colleges. It offers the opportunity to care for dogs in your own home, while their owners are away on holiday. Hosts experience all the benefits of dog companionship without any of the emotional or financial responsibilities of full-time pet ownership.
To find out more about becoming a Barking Mad host and help banish those January blues, you can call Mark on 01484 599420, email email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/BarkingMadDogCareHuddersfield/ or https://www.barkingmad.uk.com/local/yorkshire/huddersfield/
Barking Mad is part of the Franchise Brands plc group of companies and is the UK’s favourite dog holiday company, as verified by TrustPilot. Contact Barking Mad at www.barkingmad.uk.com to find your dog’s home from home today.
Bella Contour is holding a permanent consultation day at Yorkshires Premier Cosmetic Clinic the Skyn Doctor Clinic on Birkhouse Lane Huddersfield HD5 8BE between 10am & 3pm.
A great opportunity to learn all about permanent cosmetic treatments and see what can be achieved with a free bespoke brow design. To book a consultation please contact Elle Tyler on 0787 371 607.
Address of the event is – Skyn Doctor Clinic Birkhouse Lane Huddersfield HD5 8BE
Earlier this week we visited Miriam’s Kitchen Table and were really impressed and so thought we’d bring you an introduction.
We hope you enjoy our video – https://youtu.be/QmKAyUGqy7c
If you would like to find out more about Miriam’s Kitchen Table, then please visit their directory listing by clicking here or just call in!