Information for YBC Visitors

The Yorkshire Business Club is a relaxed, friendly, light hearted but highly professional group of business men and women, who meet to learn more about each other's businesses and to build our referral network. As an established group we are able to not only refer business between each other but also support each other. We wholeheartedly welcome visitors and new members.

Where & When

YBC (Yorkshire Business Club) meets at the Midland Hotel, Forster Square Bradford.

We meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 12:00 noon for a networking lunch

Networking Format

We have 15 minutes open networking followed by a sit down lunch.

After the lunch each member and visitor may have 60 seconds to briefly present or announce their services (Our advice is to keep this short and memorable focussing on just 1 aspect of your business, in order to get the maximum attention)

1 member will run a 10 minute presentation as a spotlight on their business

The meeting will aim to conclude at 1:30pm, thereafter attendees are free to continue networking.

You are strongly encouraged to bring plenty of business cards to hand around at the lunch.

Before and After

We tend to congregate in the superb foyer at the Midland Hotel before the lunch meeting, many members use the time before and after to do 1-2-1s by meeting with other members to find out more about each other's business. Some members use the Midland's free WI-FI and lounge for other business meetings and for catching up with their own office.

Who Can Visit YBC

We welcome all visitors, by invitation.

We do insist that visitors and members represented industry should not be conflicting, however, some categories are broader than others. For example we would only accept 1 stationer, but the stationer could not present their office furniture offering if there is a dedicated office furniture member. There is also room for some professions to be segmented, eg employment lawyers may be members with tax lawyers and property lawyers. If you have any doubts please contact us for an invite to one of our next meetings.

YBC Fees

The first visit is just £10 for visitors.
Visitors may come along again for one more visit at a cost of £10.

Members fees are £150 for 6 months which covers the venue and lunch costs.

We are run by members for members and as such have no Franchise or organisation costs