Networking – love it or loathe it, it can really help you and your business.

Whether you’re looking to spread the word about what you do, seek advice and information to help you progress or just want to wind down with other local business people, feel free to join Thirsty Thursday.

Forget pre-breakfast events, expensive joining fees or having to miss hours at work, Thirsty Thursday is different.

It’s free, informal and between 5 and 7pm on a Thursday- getting your weekend started!

Thirsty Thursday launched in November 2015 and, so far, over 150 businesses have taken part and are now starting to see the results of meeting like-minded individuals.

In June 2015, Thirsty Thursday was shortlisted for a prestigious business, coming in the top three of the Hambleton Business Awards’ ‘Hambleton Champion’ category beating off competition from 10 other local organisations. In 2018 they were shortlisted again, and for the final Hambleton Business Awards in 2023 they were a finalist in the Top Three in the Market Town  Ambassador category.

As well as helping businesses from around the area meet one another and share plans and ideas, Thirsty Thursday encourages attendees to help raise money for local good causes by making a small donation to enter a prize draw to win a meal.


Hope to see you at our next event, if you are interested in speaking, please do get in touch.