A NETWORKING group for local businesses has a new venue.

Batley 4 Networking Group is holding fortnightly breakfast meetings in Hannah’s Tea Rooms at The Mill outlet shopping centre in Bradford Road, Batley.

Sessions will be held at 8am every other Friday. The next meeting will be on November 16.

Jo Fox, owner of Batley-based Autex UK and group leader of 4Networking Batley, said: “Meeting over breakfast and the tea room’s informal, friendly environment means that attendees from every industry can have fun and banter and gain motivation, as well as doing deals.”

She said the group was thriving, but new members were always welcome.

“We have a wide range of businesses represented each time,” said Jo.

“The format means that 4Networking is open to all business types and we often find that people from the same industry do end up collaborating.

“It’s testament to the attitude of businesses in Batley and Dewsbury that this has grown into such a buzzing meeting.

“My business, which raises awareness of autism in the community, cannot afford to be without it. I have found new business, new suppliers, made friends and have a wide network of support from people in many industries.”

4Networking has more than 300 groups and more than 50,000 members all over the UK.

Visit www.4Networking.biz