Getting A Boost From Business

Getting A Boost From Business

Helping run a local business networking group brings many benefits, according to Alex Cook of The Mill, Stokesley and is just one of the initiatives that contributes to the pub’s 20% annual growth. Alex hosts the monthly ‘Thirsty Thursday’ events for up to 70 local business people with a guest speaker. “I’ve learnt a lot about different aspects of running a business through the meetings and they’re brilliant for getting advice, sharing ideas and making connections,” says Alex. Attendees receive canapés on the house and buy their own drinks. Many stay on for dinner afterwards. The Mill’s special lunchtime express menu is also popular with business people.  Meals can be ordered in advance and are ready when people arrive. “There’s a business park nearby and it’s a great way of tapping into that market,” adds Alex.