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KMLD Business and Community Group pop-up meeting

07 Nov 2022

KMLD Business and Community Group had an excellent pop-up advice session today.

The business people who attended became part of a network of local people who want to support rural business and their community. Hats off to them!

We were incredibly lucky to have time and expertise freely given from:

 DAVID KERFOOT CBE, DL.  David founded  North Yorkshire's Local Enterprise Partnership. He has immense experience of raising multi-million grants for local areas as well as setting his own extremely sucessful business from scratch.

DAVID POOLE MBE.  David received his MBE in 2019 for services to business, skills and the community.  After a very successful career as Managing Director of several international electronic industries, David re-organised the Lower-Wensleydale Business Network.  He is also Financial Director of the Leyburn Arts Hub.

ALISON LAWS, YNY GROWTH HUB.  Alison is YNY Growth Hub's business relationship manager for the Craven area.  She is passionate about helping small and medium businesses to develop themselves and their teams. She is particularly experienced in helping small businesses to access support and funding so that they can grow or scale. She has over 30 years experience in the the retail industry bith at home and across the Middle East, India and Asia.
NICHOLAS WHITE, YNY GROWTH HUB. Nick is an experienced Rural Business Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. His skill ares are: Sustainable Development, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Planning, and Rural Development. He is a strong business development professional, graduated from Durham University.

STEVE BOLTON. HBC's 'Welcome Back' consultant for post-covid recovery.  Steve is a successful business owner who also works with Lancaster University Business School's 'Help to Grow' programme.  He also worked with Leeds LEP on Strategic Business Growth, Investment Readiness and Business Resilience.

PAULA RICHARDSON. Paula is leader of the business network, Dales Business Women and consultant for Smart Bee Sales Consultancy. She has experience in sales strategy, sales management and sales process. Her aim as a consultant is to take small businesses from 'hit & miss' sales to 'predictable & repeatable' sales.


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KMLD Business/Community Group is a sub-group of Kirkby Malzeard, Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council.


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