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The York Business Community Network aims to bring the business community of York & the surrounding area together. York College are looking for local businesses that would like to host York Business Community Networking events from September 2019 through to June 2020. This could be for breakfasts, afternoon or early evening events. Please let us know if this is something you would like to consider.

You can find information about our Employer Information Sessions here.

Networking Breakfast at Energi Trampoline Park

Thank you to Energi Trampoline Park York for hosting a networking breakfast on 4th December 2019. A very warm welcome by the Energi team on the chilli morning was improved only by the delicious range of breakfast pastries and fresh coffee. The trampoline park is available for Corporate Events and Parties and the team were happy to allow us to have a go. Thank you very much for a fun and interesting morning of networking.

York Theatre Royal Networking Breakfast

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A fascinating networking breakfast at York Theatre Royal on 16th October 2019 at York Theatre Royal. Following bacon sandwiches and an opportunity to network within the theatres many hospitality areas they kindly gave delegates an interesting behind the scenes tour. York Theatre Royal dates back to 1744 and reopened in April 2016 following a £6 million redevelopment. The theatre is built on the site of the medieval  St Leonards Hospital.  The tour included the areas under the stage and back stage including parts of the old hospital archways and walls. York College are very grateful to York Theatre Royal for a fascinating morning.  

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Banyan Bar & Kitchen Community Network - Networking, Fizz and Cocktails

A big thank you to Banyan Bar & Kitchen, York, for hosting an evening of bubbly, networking and cocktail making. It was a great opportunity for local networking and a chance to introduce the range of corporate services on offer through Banyan Bar & Kitchen.

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Great fun was had by all during the cocktail making master classes with guests being encouraged to have a go.

Cocktail making class at Banyan bar kitchen whilst York College Business Community Network is taking place

Chloe Normington, Business Manager at FTA Law said “It was a fantastic evening with opportunities to network amongst local businesses and professionals. I have since met up with a few local businesses and have made some great connections. We are delighted to be working with York College to discuss how our legal services team can support the development and knowledge of students studying Law within the local area. Thank you for hosting this and bringing us all together!”

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Networking Business Breakfast at York Marina

Breakfast and a river cruise at the York Marina was the perfect location for the launch of the brand new York Business Community Network, set up by York College's Business Development Unit.

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Peter Dunn, Training Manager at Bettys and Taylors was delighted to join the new Network, saying: “The location and the great welcome from both York College and York Marina was a useful platform for enjoyable discussions with other companies from the region. Bettys and Taylors have worked closely with York College for a number of years and it is good to have an opportunity to also share this with other organisations through this type of event on a regular basis. These kind of events are a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and learn from other organisations.”

York College is looking for more local businesses to host further York Business Community Networking events from September 2019 through to June 2020, for either a breakfast, afternoon or early evening event.

Any organisations interested should email the Business Development Unit at York College on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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