Are you are Yorkshire based independent
consultant or freelancer?
Are you in search of friendly, informal
networking and support
(without the need to bring referrals)?
A few years back, some members of the Yorkshire Mafia Independent Consultants and Freelancers LinkedIn Group thought it would be useful to meet face-to-face for mutual support, development and collaboration. It turned out to be such a good idea we have been meeting every month since.
We meet from 9:30 am on the third Wednesday of each month in the Restaurant of the Premier Inn / Brewers Faye at Drighlington, just off the M62 / M621 / A62 junction (with the occasional date and venue change - see the schedule below).
There is ample parking and no charge to attend, although most of us contribute £5 for bacon butties and tea / coffee.
We structure our meetings into two parts:
- First, we have informal networking for members of the Yorkshire Mafia Independent Consultants and Freelancers group, together with a skills and knowledge development session / presentation by one of our members, and the opportunity to raise questions and seek business related help from other members of the group.
- Second, for those of us who choose to collaborate together, we have slightly more formal, but still very friendly meeting under the Consult Yorkshire banner.
If this seems like something that would be useful to you, then please do come along to one of our meetings, or if you would like more information leave a message via our Contact page.
Our schedule of meetings for the remainder of 2017 is as follows (normally the third Wednesday of the month, unless specified otherwise).
By the way, it is best NOT to use the automatic calendar links adjacent to this post, and which are not appropriate for multiple events.
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Featured skills session - ISO / Standards Update
Wednesday 26 April 2017 (the fourth Wednesday)
Featured skills session - Speaking Tips
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Featured skills session - Personal Effectiveness
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Featured skills session - Goal Setting
Wednesday 19 July 2017
Venue: Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square, Hull HU1 3RA
UK City of Culture 2017
No meeting in August (peak holiday period)
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Evening meeting - 17:00 at Yorkshire Mafia HQ, 1 Brewery Wharf, Leeds LS10 1NE
Special Event at 17:45 - Cyber Crime - What you need to know! With special guest speaker DCI Vanessa Smith of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit.talking from 18:30
Register here for the Cyber Crime event
Tuesday 10 October 2017 - 10:15 am at St Philips Chambers, 41 Park Square North, Leeds LS1 2NP - immediately following our Leeds Business Week Event at the same venue - Bank of England Economic Update Seminar
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Featured skills session - Writing Case Studies
Wednesday 13 December 2017 (the second Wednesday)
Including Christmas lunch
Unless specified above, we meet at:
The Old Brickworks
Premier Inn / Brewers Fayre Restaurant