A NEW networking club is being launched in Keighley for owners of small businesses.

The inaugural Breakfast Bites take places next Monday (October 16), between 9am and 10am, and sessions will then be held weekly.

Venue is Starbucks, near the Asda store in Bingley Street.

Behind the venture is David Robertson, of Blue Sky SEO Marketing.

He says: "Breakfast Bites is designed to be a vibrant networking club for digital nomads and local entrepreneurs wanting to foster meaningful connections.

"With a relaxed but structured format and commitment to providing a fresh networking experience, it promises to be the 'go to' event for small business owners looking to expand their horizons.

"We've designed Breakfast Bites to make it as enjoyable as that first sip of coffee in the morning!

"It's a great way to start the week and I’m pleased that Keighley now has a weekly club for members, visiting as and when it suits them. I ran a Breakfast Bites in Bradford many years ago and it was a great success, so I am keeping the same winning formula.

"After a warm welcome, people can dive headfirst into the action with fast-paced, one-to-one conversations with fellow business owners.

"There will be a chance to boost your business acumen with bite-sized, actionable marketing tips served up at each meeting.

"And during open networking, the floor is yours to exchange ideas and explore collaboration opportunities."

After a free inaugural meeting, the cost is then £5 per session, or £20 for six sessions.

Participants are asked to buy refreshments from Starbucks.

There is free parking.

Mr Robertson adds: "Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your small business journey, Breakfast Bites welcomes you with open arms.

"Some people are struggling a bit, and this is my way of trying to help address that.

"In an effort to keep the networking experience fresh and appealing to a wide audience, we plan to shift locations periodically. This will bring a new atmosphere and new faces to the table."

For further information, visit blueskyseo.co.uk or contact Mr Robertson on 07483 835646.

* New data shows there has been a rise in both the performance and confidence of Yorkshire businesses.

According to the latest quarterly economic survey, firms have reported an increase in overseas sales and expect to increase profits.

Martin Hathaway, managing director of Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, says: "With a turbulent economy, Yorkshire businesses have shown true resilience and skill over the last few months, pioneering our region as the place to do business."