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. During the Coronavirus lockdown, we will be meeting using Zoom virtual conferencing.
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 email@example.com and let us know.
Next Meeting: Wednesday July 1st, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Location: GrowTraffic’s Zoom Meeting Room (contact us for details) Speaker: Us
Unfortunately, Dot McCarthy’s Zoom goats are making her very busy, so she is unable to join us for the July meeting. One of the best parts of a Valley at Work meeting is where everyone introduces themselves and their business, and I think it would be a good idea to exploit that this month to have a conversation about inspiration – what it is, where it comes from, and how to find it in challenging times. I’ll put a few slides together as a platform for the discussion, but have a think about what or who inspires you and come prepared to tell everyone!
Everyone is always welcome at a Valley at Work meeting. They are free of charge to attend. Just let us know if you’re planning to attend, please!