Christmas Parties at Storthes Hall

Christmas is one of them words we all dread and fear, planning, organising and the expense this early on in the year!

Fear not, because Storthes Hall Park believe your office Christmas party can be stress free by booking with them.  They can cater for all sizes and tastes.

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You can choose from an intimate private dinner to full blown party for all your wonderful staff.

Storthes Hall Park can provide the entertainment too, with lots of exciting packages and budgets to choose from.  For example:

  • The cost for the room, festive room decoration including crackers,
  • drink of arrival, three course dinner and DJ

would be £27.00ph.

without the DJ it would be £25.00ph.

 

Storthes Hall Park also has Accommodation, in their newly launched little on site hotel.  So you and your staff don’t have to worry about transport costs.  Rooms start from £25.00pppn.

All Christmas Party Packages run from November 22nd to December 22nd. 

The lead on booking of the party at Storthes Hall Park, will also receive a complimentary bottle of Fizz and their Accommodation if needed, to thank you for booking with us.

Christmas example menu and leaflets are available on request.

Please remember dates are getting booked up fast so please contact 01484 270159 to discuss your requirements and availability.

 

5th anniversary celebration event

This year to mark our 5th anniversary we are holding a celebration at the Dunkirk Inn on 18th July from 7pm.

We have been receiving donations for raffle prizes – so if you are a business and want to donate something in return for coverage and promotion please get in touch.

If you would like raffle tickets but cannot attend the event, please see –

  • the Eventbrite page and buy a ticket *link
  • me in person
  • or one of the volunteered contacts in your community … details coming soon –
    • if you want to be one of those – you could be a ‘mum’ at school or ‘dad’ at sports drop off (sorry to be gender specific) an organiser or participator of a community group, popular, prominent figure etc – and want to help out, please get in touch.

We’d love it if you would be able to attend and have a drink with us at the Dunkirk and have a summer socialable evening (weather permitting on their roof terrace).

This is not a business networking event – if you want to promote your business we will give you a sticker for people to recognise this and maybe space for promotional material and pop up banner, but this is not a sales event!

This event is for those who work, rest AND play here.

It is to celebrate the area and hopefully raise a toast to the HD8 Network and our 5th anniversary.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Book your ticket here

 

#yourtop5

As we are celebrating our 5th anniversary this year, the HD8 Network ask for your top 5.

Whether this is 5 reasons why you love work, rest or play in HD8, the top features of your event or business, the groups you belong to, the activities you are involved in.

5 best/recent pictures you have taken of the area.

Be as imaginative as you like ….

 

Help us celebrate 5 years, by sharing wonderful, positive stuff about the HD8 area.

Feel free to

  • Post in the HD8 Network groups that you are members of and maybe mention or tag contacts where possible.
  • Write and email info@HD8Network.co.uk your blog articles, that we can post in our news section, as well as post links to (the news article) from our social media.

We look forward to hearing your top 5!

Read our top 5 coming soon …

We love The Venue

OMG it was amazing!

Wow wow wow! We fell in love with the Venue last year but couldn’t find mutually agreeable dates.  However …..

Our first meeting at The Venue yesterday was amazing!

All the attendees said how easy it was to get to, how much free parking was available and what a wonderful setting it was; both the leafy peaceful grounds that is just 10 minutes from Town or from the far reaches of HD8 area, as well as the multipurpose modern and clean facilities.

One of our regular and loyal attendees said, “That is was the MOST useful meeting I have been to in the past 4 years” (just to clarify, she wasn’t saying the others hadn’t been … she wouldn’t come almost every month if that was the case!).

So, what are you waiting for?  Put the future dates in your diary and get your tickets booked!

(click on the underlined dates to book your tickets)

We are looking forward to seeing you at one (and many) of our networking events!

 

But remember, networking is not the only thing we do!

We offer you a range of ways for you to promote your business

Events Calendar
Online Business Directory
News Platform
Social Media Channels
Email Marketing
And many many more possibilities

Find out about our listing and membership opportunities or contact us to discuss your bespoke package.

Making paste is a tasty business

Our next networking event will be on Tuesday 14th November.

Joining us at the Coffee Loft in Scissett, Krishna Patel, of Dilishque Curry Paste, Your Indian Pantry in a Pot, will share with you her story of how a curry paste that was originally made for her has now become a family business.

Dilishque Curry PasteResearch shows that to capture attention and gain shelf space; large manufactures are mimicking smaller nostalgic traditional brands. Krishna say’s “We have the knowledge and patience for blending spices which has been passed down through generations establishing a strong heritage.” However, this versatile curry paste was not originally made for commercial use.

The challenges that Krishna and her mother faced when producing homemade meals has led to the product they have today and help solve some of their customers and consumers challenges:

  • Knowledge of blending spices and creating an authentic tasting curry
  • Lack of time – planning meals, shopping for individual ingredients and cooking

With 23 million curry lovers in the UK, Dilishque Curry Paste is well placed to solve the challenge of making authentic tasting curries when you are pressed for time.

Since launching in 2015 Dilishque Curry Paste has sold through their website, Food & Drink Festivals and curry demonstrations, where people have a chance to “try before you buy”.

She will explain why it was made and the process of validating the idea and how to use such a versatile product.

So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now

Also at the networking event, we will be speed networking; giving you the chance to have a 5 minute conversation with at least half the people in the room.

There will be plenty of opportunity to informally network with the other local businesses in the room.  Towards the end of the meeting there is the chance to have lunch with us, if you wish to, please order on arrival.

Tickets are £10 for non-members and £5 for members

Tuesday 14th November – Coffee Loft and Tapas Bar, Scissett, HD8 9JZ

Book your ticket here – www.HD8networkMMM.Eventbrite.co.uk

 

Before the networking event we will also be holding a free workshop to show you how you can promote your business in the HD8 area.

Booking for the workshop is compulsory and there are limited space.  To book your ticket please visit – www.PromoteonHD8.Eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

Pennine Breast Screening

 Women aged about 50 to 70 who are registered with a GP in this area will receive their invitation for breast screening soon.

This free health check is available every 3 years and also to those over 70 by request.

NHS breast screeningWhere?

At the Mobile Screening Unit at Skelmanthorpe Health Centre (behind Co-Op)

Invites arrive about 2 weeks before your appointment.  If you have not received an invite by March ’18, please contact us.  If you are unable to keep your screening appointment or you require further information please contact the Screening Unit: Tel 01274 365521/22/23

Whatever age you are, if you are ever worried about any breast problem, please contact your doctor who may refer you for a specialist opinion if necessary.

Breast Screening Saves Lives

Like us on Facebook  Bradford and Pennine Breast Screening

Improve your visibility on HD8 Network

The HD8 Network offers you a range of ways to get found in the HD8 area.

There are a number of ways to greatly increase the exposure of your organisation

 

  • Make sure you have a description on your directory and event listings containing ‘keywords’ enabling ‘google’ searches to pick up the information and provides useful content for the users to verify they have the right information when they find your listing and make contact with you.

 

  • Have contact details on your listings that are up to date and correct, as well as there being a response at the other end.

 

  • Provide us with content that we can publish on our social media platforms, email communications and news area on your behalf.

 

  • Attend networking events; helping other members to get to know you and your business, enabling them put you in touch with the people you need to speak to.

 

  • Becoming a speaker or exhibitor at our events.

 

We offer 4 levels of membership

  • The basic directory listing
  • The social member
  • Full member
  • Comprehensive member

Want more information about the promotions you could receive for your organisation? Please visit here.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this or anything else please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Selling Made Easy – the 3 key elements of sales success

Our speaker at the April HD8 Network Meet Up networking event will be Glyn Selway of Sandler TrainingGlyn Selway of Sandler Training HD8 Network

This short presentation will address the reasons why so many people find selling a scary and distasteful process, and help you take the 3 simple steps to making your sales efforts more efficient, effective and FUN!

Glyn has been involved in B2B sales for longer than he cares to remember, in both capital and consumable sectors, and has been involved with the Sales and Management Development offering of Sandler Training since early 2015.

Come along and hear his easy advice to revolutionise your sales conversion rate.

 

19th April 2016 between 5 – 7pm at the 315 Bar and Restaurant in Lepton.

There will also be FREE informal networking beforehand starting at 4.30pm

 

Advanced tickets cost £10 for members and £15 for non-members via www.HD8network-April.Eventbrite.co.uk and will cost more on the door.

Don’t forget to bring a guest and get a fiver at your next Meet Up.

 

Bring a guest and get a fiver at your next meeting

Bring a guest and get a fiver at your next HD8 Network Meet Up

In the run up to our 3rd anniversary of networking events we are running a promotion, asking attendees to bring guests to the monthly meetings.  Attendees will be rewarded with a fiver at their next meeting.

July will see us celebrate 3 years of networking events and we want to continue to reach as many businesses as we can.

We pride ourselves in fact that so many people say how much they enjoy and find value from our networking events.  We are also so pleased to hear the positive results of attending the meetings and the further discussions that occur.

 

HD8 Network Meet Up networking events occur on the 3rd Tuesday of each month between 5-7pm at the 315 Bar and Restaurant.

Booking via www.HD8network.Eventbrite.co.uk is highly recommended otherwise further costs will apply.

 

 

Facts and Figures February 2016

The HD8 Network was first created in April 2013, initially on Social Media.

In July 2013 the HD8 Network offered a physical offline networking opportunity with the monthly Meet Up events and a website was started later in the year.

The HD8 Network undertook a rebranding exercise in the summer of 2015, held the first HD8 Business Show in August and the new website was launched in November of 2015. Further improvements have since been made in the spring of 2016, which the HD8 Network plans to part of a continuous improvement strategy.

In the last year the website has received nearly 7000 visits, from just under 6000 users and received over 11,000 page views.

The HD8 Network Page on Facebook has over 950 Likes, reaching 7457 people in the last month (February 2016) with a Post Engagement of 1556

The Facebook Group has 220 members.

The Linkedin Group has 146 members and the Company Page has started to gather a following.

We have nearly 2000 Followers on Twitter. Our tweets earn 36.4k impressions in a month. On average we earn 4 link clicks, 3 retweets and 5 likes per day.

Information correct as of 21st February

Promote your events for FREE

This week we have offered that any events that we are informed of before the end of November will be listed on the website for free.  This will enable us to populate and test the website and make any necessary changes.

The HD8 Network event promotion includes a listing on our website calendar, as well as posts on social media and where possible and relevant on email marketing and press releases.

If event organisers are interested in taking up this offer, they are asked to email info@HD8network.co.uk or Download and return this form

At the moment the process is still manual while development issues are ironed out, however in the future, the information will be able to be entered directly onto the website and payment taken, providing a you seamless and effortless process.

Is Network marketing a proper Business?

Tony Carter Mutts and Moggs Utility Warehouse HD8 NetworkTony Carter from Mutts and Moggs and a Utility Warehouse Distributor will be the speaker at our Meet Up in November.

He will be discussing Network Marketing, comparing it to ‘normal’ businesses, providing interesting facts and hopefully overcoming misconceptions and fears.

No doubt that he will also be telling us the benefits of being a Utility Warehouse customer and distributor too.

Tony started working in a Builders Merchant at the age of 14 in the holidays and did every job in the company and finally became the MD, turning over £4 million.

He has since held other positions and been a business owner in a variety of forms including franchisee and sole trader, and for the past 11 years has been running Mutts and Moggs with his wife (the Boss as he calls here) and started to build his second income through Utility Warehouse 5 years ago.

 

As well as listening to Tony, we will be speed networking and enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the 315 Bar and Restaurant.

Come and find out more – www.HD8network-Nov.Eventbrite.co.uk

HD8 Network Business Show Feedback

In August this year we held our first HD8 Network Business Show! Business Show 448x299

We’ve been asking everyone who attended what they thought of the event so that next year it can be even bigger and better!

If you have anything you would like to add, would like to see the report or if you would like more information about Membership or listing your business in our Business Directory or Events Calendar then either send us an email or give us a call on 07790705223.

We’re always happy to hear from you!