​​​​Valley at Work Meetings

We meet between 6pm and 8.30pm, at a local venue, on the first Wednesday of every month.

With the exception of the Rossendale Business Awards ceremony in November and the AGM in July, all our meetings are free of charge to attend (unless there is food), and everyone is welcome.

Our meetings are deliberately friendly and informal – there’s plenty of time to circulate and get to know everyone. You are not obliged to pitch your business or provide referrals for other attendees.

If you would like to come along to any meeting, or you would like to receive regular email updates, please contact enquiries@valleyatwork.co.uk and let us know.

Next Meeting:  Thursday September 6th, 5.00pm – 8.30pm.

Please note there is no Valley at Work meeting in August
Location: The Riverside, Whitworth Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth OL12 8DP
Topic: Invest in Rossendale Business Event
This prestigious event is open strictly to Rossendale Businesses and budding Rossendale entrepreneurs and will see the launch of “Invest in Rossendale”. The aim of the event is to celebrate local Rossendale businesses and provide inspiration by hearing a stimulating speech from Dragon’s Den Star Piers Linney. The format of the event includes:
Question Time Panel, Business and investment opportunities and how we can continue to grow Rossendale – guest panel with Leader of the Council and business representatives. Please submit any questions about this topic to meganeastwood@rossendalebc.gov.uk
Key Note Speaker Piers Linney is a passionate businessman and a very successful entrepreneur. he is the director of the government development at British Business Bank, which has invested billions to work with UK SMEs. Piers attended Fearns School in Bacup before studying accounting and law at the University of Manchester. A former investment banker, he created the world leading Cloud service provider Outsourcery plc and is a former Dragon on the popular was a BBC Two television series Dragons’ Den. Piers also champions small businesses.
Networking and Buffet, throughout the evening there will be the opportunity to network with other like-minded Rossendale businesses and partners.
Launch of Invest In Rossendale, the Council Leader will introduce all attendees to Invest In Rossendale.

Tickets are £13.07 (£10 plus booking fee and VAT). Group table bookings are available at a reduced rate. Why not treat your staff to an inspirational evening?
Click here to get your tickets.

Forward Diary of Meetings

Date Location Main Speaker Main Topic
August No meeting No meeting No meeting
Thursday September 6th Riverside Whitworth Piers Linney Joint meeting with Rossendale Borough Council
October 3rd Ski Rossendale Olly White Outdoor fun!
November 14th Riverside Whitworth No Speaker RAwards18 Ceremony
December 5th The Old Library Cafe, Waterfoot Alison Driver Valley at Work Works Do: Teahouse of HorroR 4
January 9th Cassons Haslingden Ayesha Gavin Sign Language for Business People