There is a food and drink revolution taking place in Rossendale. As more visitors come to the Valley, new food and drink businesses have sprung into life to meet their needs. Over the last 5 years or so, the number of food and drink businesses in Rossendale has more than doubled.
Valley at Work, Rossendale’s business association, believes that the time is right to celebrate the quality and diversity of our food business community. The result is this food and drink guide.
Valley at Work was established in 2007 to help connect businesses within the Rossendale area.
Valley at Work is a business association organised by small businesses for small businesses. Whether you run a business in Rossendale, or trade in Rossendale, or are planning a to start a business in Rossendale you are welcome to join us at our regular meetings.
Here you can find out who is who in Rossendale business, connect to local suppliers and find new contacts, ideas and help, all over a coffee and a biscuit. We have great guest speakers each month who give up their time to offer advice in their own areas of expertise to help the rest of us.
Valley at Work is inclusive (everyone is welcome), friendly and aims to be a point of help and communication with and between local businesses.
Valley at Work is proud to organise Rossendale Business Awards. It is an annual showcase for the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great place to live, work and visit.
We meet between 6pm and 8.30pm, at a local venue, usually on the first Wednesday of every month.
With the exception of the Rossendale Business Awards ceremony in December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Next Meeting: Wednesday September 1st, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Location: Winter Solicitors, Winter House, Lee Street, Bacup OL13 0BQ
Speaker: Rob Carder
Topic: More Marketing Mishaps
When I used to have a proper job (many, many years ago), I was a marketing person. I could talk for hours (and hours and hours) about how to help more customers find you, but that wouldn’t be as much fun as showing how businesses (usually the big boys) can get it wrong. Because we can all learn from somebody else’s car crash, can’t we? Or at the very least have a good laugh at their expense. This meeting, like most of our others, is free of charge to attend.
Everyone is always welcome at a Valley at Work meeting, whether it’s virtual or not! Please come along and join us if you can.