01254 427500
FREE guest pass to attend YAB, our
peer-to-peer business problem solving community
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problem solving community
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YAB: Trading knowledge, not pitches
The world’s first peer-to-peer business community growing our businesses through structured helping, and not awkward selling
  • ​Learn, understand and apply new tools to help grow your business
  • ​Grow your business together with other business leaders
  • ​Feel the buzz of using your experience as a business owner to help others
  • Tap into unlimited expertise to help you solve any challenge
  • Do business with people you love and trust
  • Feel part of a networking community you believe in
  • ​And...you'll never have to attend an awkward sales-based networking event ever again!
Limited number of free guest passes!
With only 5 guest passes up for grabs at each meeting, it's first come first served!
Don't miss out! Complete the form to secure your free guest pass today!
Come along as our guest & experience YAB for yourself!
You know what it’s like at a normal business networking meeting?

We think it’s time for something different.

Imagine a community of business leaders (company owners and directors) getting together to solve each other’s problems. Then, add a safe environment where everyone can simply be themselves, and you have YAB. Because that’s the problem when you’re a business owner. Who do you talk to about your problems?

Sure, your partner at home will listen and be supportive. Your friends will give you sympathy. But you’re the one who has to come up with the answers. That's where YAB - Your Affordable Board comes in.

Because every problem in the room is solved by the room. And best of all, during that process, we form stronger bonds than we ever would in a sales-focused networking event. And the sales come naturally.


Join us at our next live event and see first hand why we are the fastest growing business networking group that ISN’T really one! 

At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to get your business problems solved in our mini masterminds and experience the power of every mind in the room all working together to solve one major headache for just one lucky business owner. 

You’ll also get plenty of time to meet other business owners and directors in the local area and who knows where those relationships might lead to!

Oh, and did we mention that included in your free guest pass, you’ll get breakfast and unlimited juice, tea and coffee to keep you going!

Click the button below, complete the form and we'll be in touch!

Andy Henderson
Your host: Andy Henderson
Take a sneak peek of what you can expect when you attend a YAB meeting...
Don't just take our word for it, take a look at what just a few of our members had to say about YAB:
  • There’s no sales pitch, no 45 second speech – instead just a genuine opportunity to get to know other business owners, which naturally leads to working relationships forming and work being passed in the room! I absolutely love YAB, and highly recommend it to everyone I meet at Networking! - Stacie Batterham
  • It’s a place that feels safe, a place that gives you a break from all the anxiety and stress that owning a business brings. Everyone in the room can resonate with you on a personal level, having so much diversity and skillset within the groups helps you overcome “ANY” problem you may have. It’s just powered by mates; how ace is that! - Dave Liggins
  • Not sure you can put “I just bloody love it” so I’ll expand…I look forward to Yab, and I go to whichever extra Yabs I can get to.. because I know I’m going to come away feeling positive and clear minded for my own business whether I’m the one being helped or if I’m helping others, as well as the feeling of belonging to a group of likeminded people I can share any news with and I’ll be supported! - Lucy Waide
  • ​As a business leader I love the fact that you can share fears and mistakes and the consequences are positive recommendations. Everyone’s success is our common goal! - Pam Steed
  • ​There are very few business networks that are as much about others as they are about you, but then YAB isn’t your standard business network. YAB is a community of likeminded people. People who want to grow great businesses but also invest in others to see their businesses grow too. YAB is about sharing the challenges and celebrating the wins, however you walk into the room. Who wouldn’t want to hang about in a space where people genuinely care about how you are doing in and outside of work! - Dave Scholes
  • ​YAB is a sandbox for us all as business leaders. It gives us a safe place to play, connect, try new things, feel supported and it’s soft if we fall over. It’s also the foundation of how business leaders will create community success in the 21st century. In decades to come, 2021 (when YAB was born) will be looked back on as the year YAB Made A Difference - Darren Neil
YAB locations
YAB Ribble Valley
YAB Blackburn
Avenue Hotel, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, Blackburn, BB6 8AY
YAB Burnley
YAB Burnley
The Inn On The Wharf, Manchester Rd, Burnley, BB11 1JG
YAB Rawtenstall
YAB Chorley
The Fire Pit, Station House, New Hall Hey Rd, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, BB4 6AJ
YAB Skipton
YAB Manchester
The Narrowboat, Victoria St, Skipton, North Yorkshire, D23 1JE
YAB Tarleton
YAB Manchester
The Cock & Bottle Pub & Dining Tarleton, 70 Church Road, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6UP
YAB Chorley
YAB Chorley
Baaa 38, 38 Market St, Chorley, PR7 2SE
YAB Manchester
YAB Manchester
UseSpace, Paddock St, Manchester, M12 6PN
YAB Stockport
YAB Lancaster
Art Club, 25 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4AG
YAB Lancaster
YAB Lancaster
The Cross Keys, Main Rd, Slyne, Lancaster, LA2 6AU
YAB Barnstaple
YAB Manchester
The Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple,
EX31 2HE
YAB Plymouth
YAB Manchester
BLOCK, Melville Building, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3RP
Frequently asked questions
Who is this for? 
Business owners, board directors, organisation leaders. Any industry is welcome, and any size too - solo, micro, small, medium or large! The diversity is what makes it special. And, the meetings are just the beginning when you decide to become a paid member of this business community!
What's the dress code like?
Come as you are. No judgements here. Feel comfortable in a suit? Wear that. What about Adidas trainers and a tee? Of course! Everyone, is welcome at YAB!
When and where?
YAB board meetings are on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's, depending on the location. Turn up for 9am for breaky and a brew and we'll get started at 9:30am and finish at noon.
I'm in, what do I do next? 
We’d love to see you at our next YAB meeting, enter your details into the form and we'll be in touch!
About the organiser
Powered by Forward Thinking UK, our business networking events (YAB) are about bringing people together. It’s people first, business second. 

It’s about really helping each other through peer-to-peer business problem solving, not that 30 second elevator pitch.

We want to Make A Difference and with your help we can.
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