Northallerton Means Business

Join us for the first Northallerton Means Business conference hosted by Northallerton BID with special guests Welcome to Yorkshire.

Businesses can choose to attend the lunchtime from 12-2pm (buffet lunch provided) or evening session (with drinks reception) 5.30-7pm (or both).

Guests will hear a special presentation on Northallerton’s new marketing strategy plus the launch our new brand developed by Welcome to Yorkshire and enjoy networking with a buffet (lunch) or drinks reception (evening).

Stay with us between sessions for our two FREE marketing masterclasses, designed to help you flex your marketing muscles and promote your business. Sessions are suitable for both complete beginners or self confessed experts.

Workshop 1 – Market your business for free

Simon Shepherd from Client Marketing leads this entertaining and interactive Masterclass to guide you through this journey and show you how. This is a fun and interactive Masterclass to give you the tools and confidence to understand and successfully use marketing and the latest trends to build stronger relationships with clients and prospects.

Workshop 2 – Promote your business using Social Media.

Hannah Atkinson from Femail Social Media is hosting this FREE training session to learn how to use social media to boost business – with easy tips and tricks on what works, and what doesn’t – with help to set up Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts if needed. Accessible for IT experts or complete novices, all welcome. Please bring your laptop/tablet/smartphone. WiFi is available

We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd October.

Places are limited so please RSVP NOW to secure your place..

Northallerton Dog Week – spoilt fur choice

They say that every dog has their day, well in Northallerton they have made that a whole week as from the 29th July to the 5th August, it’s Northallerton Dog Week, a special celebration of all things canine.

At Joe Cornish Gallery, there are two special doggy inspired exhibitions, the first “Life on a Lead” is a photographic exhibition celebrating the eclectic mix of dogs from the Italian piazzas of Venice.  Kate Somervell’s light hearted images were taken during the winter months when Venetians like to dress their dogs to protect them from the cold.  The photographs capture an engaging cast of canine companions against a backdrop of unpredictable light and weather, shadows and silhouettes amongst the famous Venetian architecture.

Also on show is Emma Stothards’ “Dog Sculptures in Wire and Willow” Emma is a North Yorkshire sculptor, inspired by nature who exhibits nationally and internationally at prestigious sites such as the Chelsea Flower Show and HRH the Prince of Wales Highgrove Estate. Dogs and their owners are welcome at the Gallery which will also feature Café Doggy Treats, Gallery Dog Trail and Dog themed items available in the gallery shop.  Not a dog owner?  Don’t worry as Guide Dog for the Blind and National Animal Sanctuary Support will be in residence with people friendly dogs.

Northallerton BID Manager Julia Chance said “There are lots of places you can shop in Northallerton with your dog and we want our visitors to know that in Northallerton, dog owners don’t need to leave their dog outside or at home to come for a day’s shopping or to meet friends for coffee.  There are many businesses who welcome dogs and their owners, if in doubt, just ask or check out our website for more information”

Adam from Joe Cornish Gallery said “The Gallery has always been a dog-friendly venue but we are often struck by how surprised and delighted owners are when they find this out.  We felt that a Dog Week was a great way to advertise our dog friendly approach and we know that this extends to other stores in Northallerton.”


To mark the inaugural Dog Week in Northallerton, North Yorkshire’s most vibrant market town, Northallerton BID are also releasing a Dog Friendly Shopping Map in print and online.  The map which is available free from the Tourist office and High Street Retailers will show all the places you can take your dog to shop, eat, play and stay in the County Town, including all the sites your furry friend can have a drink or a treat all year round.


Plus we are also launching a doggy follow me competition on Facebook and Twitter, where people can follow the BID and share a photo of their perfect pooch for the chance of winning a special dog related prize!

Map of Northallerton Dog Friendly Businesses

Dog week is from 29th July to 5th August in Northallerton, something definitely not to be sniffed at! #northallertondogweek