Thirsty Thursday Stokesley celebrated its fourth birthday in style last night with prosecco and cupcakes a plenty!

The award-winning business network group in the market town has been bringing Stokesley businesses together now for four years.

Sue Thompson, Stokesley business owner set up the networking group with her colleague Anna Addison in 2014 and since December 2017, Sue has been running it single handily, continuing to expand the group with both Stokesley and surrounding village businesses.

The monthly event launched in November 2014 at The Mill in Stokesley and has maintained the vital link with the pub over the last four years. Having the support of one of the successful businesses in Stokesley to provide a superb venue and delicious canapes for the networking event, has enabled Thirsty Thursday to remain free to all of its members and plan to stay that way in the future.

Over the last four years the network group has been shortlisted multiple times and won a Hambleton Business award as well as being successful in applying for funding from Hambleton District Council and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership to help support the thriving network group.

Sue Thompson, Thirsty Thursday founder said:

“I am always delighted to see lots of local Stokesley businesses continuing to support Thirsty Thursday, we will continue to help local businesses to get together for as long as there is an interest. We know many businesses have benefitted from meeting, networking and talking together to help grow, support and improve their businesses. Hear’s to the next four years.”

Councillor Wilkinson, Deputy Leader of Hambleton District Council added:

“Thirsty Thursday is a great example of how businesses and the Council work together. Our business networks are vital in our market towns and this council continues to support them.  We wish congratulations on the birthday and say well done on all the hard work you have done supporting business in Hambleton.”

The next Thirsty Thursday event will be in 2019 after a Christmas break and will continue with a variety of speakers to the group speaking on a wide range of business-related topics.

The event is free to attend and for more information and to register your  businesses interest go online found online at www.thirstythursdaystokesley.co.uk

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For more information about Thirsty Thursday Stokesley, please contact Sue Thompson, on 01642 712817 or email at info@thirstythursdaystokesley.co.uk