May’s Virtual Thirsty Thursday round up!

Thanks to all who attended last nights virtual Thirsty Thursday, as promised please find all of the links we mentioned and references to further information coming soon.

Thanks as always for your support and look forward to raising a glass sometime soon.

FSB – Advertising opportunity

£3m Advertising Fund for Small Firms Hit by COVID-19 Downturn

The Small Business Advertising Support Fund is a £3 million initiative which aims to provide free print and online advertising for small businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

click here

Buy Local – Case studies and additional advertising options

Case Study

We are also looking for businesses who would like to feature in a case study promoting buy local – this would involve agreeing some wording and providing a picture or video to be used on social media and in our advertising – see the examples here

Free Adverts

As part of their ‘Supporting Our Businesses’ campaign, local news outlet Newsquest are offering businesses the chance of some free advertising in their titles.

To register for the chance of a free 5×2 ad go to

To follow, further information on Shop Appy (e commerce platform from the LEP) and the survey from Hambleton District Council.

**Don’t forget also that Digital Funding project is also coming back for FREE support for businesses in North Yorkshire.**Please contact me for additional information.

Any feedback on your experiences on Government funding etc, please send to Sue directly, at or at


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NEXT EVENT: Thursday 18th June, venue yet to be decided!!!