Business Networking Halifax

We are huge advocates of networking, and think that building relationships and growing your network are great ways in which to grow your business.

Below you will find some of the best Halifax networking events (If you run a networking event and want to add it to the list, please let us know – we want to make this an exhaustive list of Halifax networking events).


L4N UK is a free networking meeting for ladies in business.

It’s held on the last Thursday of the month

More information – click here

Last Friday Club

Follow the account over on Twitter @LastFridayClub – a networking event on the last Friday of each month from 12:30PM

Business For Calderdale

With a wide variety of events throughout the year, it is well worth checking out the events over on eventbrite

Sowerby Bridge Business Networking Event

Ideal for those early risers this event takes place from 8AM – for more information take a look at the eventbrite listing

More Halifax Networking Events

Although the above is for monthly networking events Halifax has a wide range of one-off networking events. To view them please take a look at MYCCI

Charitable Networking Events

As well as networking events Halifax has a fantastic charitable history, with events a great chance to support local causes and also meet like minded business people. Take a look at Calderdale Community Spirit Awards as an example of a great charitable event.

The Craggs Story continues

The Craggs Story continues  …… Having successfully completed the renovation of both The Craggs and The Chapel over the last seven years our attention moves to our site, Riverside Business Park in Mytholmroyd. This existing unit is now available for occupation in its current format with the potential to split or change the configuration if necessary. We also have a…Read More→

The Chapel – Open Events

Chapel Open Events 

Please come and visit the Chapel on either Friday 8th March – 10am to 12pm or Saturday 9th March – 2pm to 4pm

We are holding open evens for local residents and businesses who are intrigued as to what renovations we have undertaken inside the Chapel.

We will be hosting at The Chapel in Mytholmroyd so that people can come along and have a look.

There is no need to book – we will be on hand to discuss the work we have undertaken to restore and modernise this beautiful building.

This development has been supported by Calderdale Council’s Regeneration & Strategy Directorate.

To let us know you will be able to attend please register via facebook Open Event or let us know at

Dress Down Day for Smartmove

On Friday of  Valentine’s week, The Craggs Country Business Parks and some of it’s tenants will be joining other businesses and schools around Calderdale to #SpreadSomeLove and take part in Dress Down Day for Smartmove to help tackle homelessness on our doorstep.

It will be a dress down day, with a suggested donation of £1. All funds raised will go to Calderdale SmartMove, who help vulnerable, homeless people across the borough to get safe housing.

Dress Down Day for Smartmove need to generate £100,000 over the next 12 months from charitable activities just to maintain and continue to support their existing work.

Here’s how your money helps:
A £10 donation can buy a sleeping bag.
A £10 donation can buy two pillows.
A £20 donation can buy a toaster and kettle.
A £35 donation can buy a microwave.
A £400 donation can buy a bond for a 2 bedroom property.
A £1,000 donation can buy 20 emergency starter packs including basic food, personal hygiene packs and the basics.

Spotlight on Vocation Brewery

Vocation is an independent brewery based at The Craggs Country Business Park.
They started in 2015, with two people and a van.  Since then they’ve grown rapidly and now sell around four million cans a year through independent outlets, major supermarkets and world-wide export.
‘We think we’re not doing too badly for a small team of beer nerds on the top of a hill, but like true Yorkshire folk we don’t tend to boast about it!
The brewery has grown, but we’re proud that our principles and standards have remained the same. 
We work hard to make the beers we love, so we want to share them with as many people as we can.  
Cheers to that!’
It’s great to see them going from strength to strength, firstly with the opening of their bar in Hebden Bridge and now the expansion into Leeds   …….Assembly Underground.

Totally Locally – for just £5 a week

Looking around  social media there are some excellent, well thought out and motivational images about why we should look to buy locally.

At this time of year it is more important than ever.  The impact that is made locally is amazing and real.

Totally Locally was devised by Chris Sands with seed funding from Calderdale Council and the fabulous message started in Calderdale 7 years ago.

After the success of the campaign, Totally Locally decided to give the whole Totally Locally concept & tool kit away for free to any town that wanted it.

Totally Locally noted “Since that time it’s a message that people all over the world have used to promote their own town, and we love that. We thought it was time to bring it back home.”

If you would like more information please go to Totally Locally or simply ‘Buy Locally’

The ‘Beyond the Watermark’ Festival

Save the date: The ‘Beyond the Watermark’ Festival


On Saturday 20th August The Craggs Country Business Parks will be hosting a free, fun filled, family friendly festival on the hills above Cragg Vale. The day will include stalls of local produce, live music, fun and games for children as well as food and drink provided by Craggies. Alongside this, the tenants on site will open their doors for the day with guided tours taking you around the breweries and on site mills. On the 20th The Craggs will also host an organised Tractor Run in conjunction with Craggs Energy, Craggies and Calderdale Young Farmers which will leave the business park at midday to travel around the hills above Calderdale. All the event during the daytime will run from 10am until 4pm.

All money raised during the day is for Watermark Calderdale to help them build a resilience fund in case of future flooding. If you would like more information about the event or would be interested in having a stall on the day please call 01422 888450 or email

The Craggs Country Business Parks is easily accessible approximately a 10 minute drive from Mytholmroyd and Ripponden, where you can be in Leeds and Manchester within the hour.


Here is how the day went!