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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Next Meeting: Wednesday December 2nd, 6.45pm – 8.00pm.
Location: GrowTraffic’s Zoom Meeting Room (contact Rob Carder for details)
The main business of the evening will be to have a chat together following the RAwards ceremony. It will give us the opportunity to personally congratulate (and raise a virtual glass of something nice to) the finalists and winners that attend the meeting and gather some feedback about how it all went and how we might do it better if we ever have to do it this way again. 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.
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!