I am currently Secretary of The York Retail Forum which is a free to join group with the sole purpose of promoting retail in York.

The Forum works by encouraging input from as many retailers in the city as possible to identify opportunities to develop retailing and to represent members’ views and ideas to relevant bodies where challenging issues arise.




The Wedding Guide UK Network for Wedding Professionals





I cannot recommend The Girls Mean Business highly enough.  I am currently a member of several of the groups and have completed the “Big Girls Knickers”, 30 Days to Boost Your Biz”, Coaching Business School and The Marketing Success Camp.  If you are struggling with marketing, whether you are a beginner or not, Claire Mitchell can help you.


Inspo Media are total WordPress geeks who love helping entrepreneurs, bloggers and small businesses with management, hosting and maintenance of their WordPress sites.  If you need help with your WordPress website, drop us an email hello@




Toastmasters speaking club in York is for personal and professional development. Meetings every 1st & 3rd Wed, 7pm, at the Marriott Hotel, York.

​The meeting begins at 7.00pm; we suggest you arrive at 6.45 for networking and to sign in. FREE of charge to visitors.

York EbOrators is part of the worldwide non-profit organisation Toastmasters International. Our meetings are learn-by-doing workshops in which participants hone their public speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor, but instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations as they work through the programme.



With a vast knowledge of design and marketing, GLG are ready to help you.

Each day, we design brochures, direct mail campaigns, sales literature, adverts, websites, company reports and accounts; in fact every item that anyone involved in marketing would need.
We believe that highly effective design is created only when designers truly understand the clients’ needs. For this reason our creative team have direct contact with clients, working hard to get under the skin of their business.

We know that good strong company branding is vital every step of the way, from the company letterhead right through to every single item of marketing communication.

With strong partnerships with suppliers, we can offer the most cost-effective solutions.

The skills that we apply are equally valuable in every market sector. The same development of an in-depth understanding of the markets, the clients and their customers lets us produce effective, high impact material across all media.



We are proud to support The Healing Clinic in York.  The clinic is a Community Interest Company  providing a wide range of complementary therapies at reasonable rates and offer our services to all ages, from pre-natal, ante-natal, through birthing assistance, to children, the elderly and all ages in between.

​They work as a team to provide you with a comprehensive perspective on your health. People attend to remedy ailments but also to keep well.  ​Let us help you Regain and Maintain Your Natural Vitality!



Briar House Resources  provides a meeting space for local businesses, the voluntary sector and the local community. It provides a central location for a wellbeing centre of excellence in the promotion of all aspects of healthy living.

They welcome groups and organisations who offer academic and practical courses to train local community groups, local people and local small businesses on healthy living, healthy work places and healthy communities.


How’s Business is the Growth Hub for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. Whether you’re looking for information on how to improve your Facebook marketing, or funding to build a new manufacturing unit, How’s Business has something for you.

Its website is the perfect place for anyone looking for information on how to improve their business.  It offers a mix of articles and eBooks, information on funding, as well as the biggest calendar of local networking events in the region. You can find out more at

​And for those looking to significantly grow their business, its account managers offer one, simple point of contact that can introduce you to all the relevant business support that is available. It’s Government backed, completely independent, and works with business support providers across the region. The initial signposting and brokerage that it offers is free, but the business support programmes do require you to invest your own funds alongside the grants. If you do have growth ambitions, and are able to invest in your growth, get in touch at