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Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Business Forum (SABF)

Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Business Forum

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WHY Join Us - To help promote enterprise and create a more successful commercial environment for members' businesses to flourish and to market our two Dales to visitors and other businesses.

HOW – A new and improved website providing information about every business activity in the two Dales, including:

  • A comprehensive directory of all businesses in Upper Swaledale and Arkengarthdale
  • Visitor information guides and Dales Trails
  • Local activities
  • News and Weather
  • Snapshots of local Dales Lives
  • Promotion of business to business
  • Promote all our businesses to both residents and visitors

JOIN - It is important that you join this business forum, not only for your business to benefit from the marketing advantages it will offer, but also to help every business succeed and protect our valuable community, jobs and quality of life.

Your membership will include the advantage of enhanced website entries on the websites Business Directory of Upper Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. There will be business information available and there are plans for business support and promotions.

BACKGROUND - SABF was formed in 2011 following a period of inactivity of the Upper Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Business Association. Now a group of 10 local business owners meet monthly to develop the forum’s aims for the benefit of every business in the two Dales. It is a forum representing members’ interests, all of whom are welcome to get involved, or just enjoy the benefits of membership and receive regular information about our activities.

Annual Membership - £45

Chair Judith Dower Tel:
01748 886366
Vice Chair TBA Tel:
Secretary Michael Meacock Tel:
01748 886763
Membership Secretary Michael Meacock Tel:
01748 886763
Treasurer (Acting) Michael Meacock Tel:
01748 886763

Steering Committee: Richard Tarran, Robert Mitchell, Martin Cluderay, Brenda Price and John Hall