Newfamiliar Virtual Gig

We were treated to a mini exclusive concert by indie soul band Newfamiliar live from their brand new studio in Yorkshire which was followed by a Q&A!

As featured on BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, BBC Music Introducing, Elton John’s Rocket Hour and with 20 million streams worldwide, Newfamiliar headlined Live at Leeds and were all set to go on tour with the Kaiser Chiefs in 2020, until Covid hit.

Their brilliant new single “Here For You” resonated and moved all of us as it’s all about empathy and being a shoulder to cry on when someone truly needs you.

Give it a listen here

Make It Happen!

Make It Happen

We were privileged to have the amazing Victoria Knowles-Lacks join us from the infamous Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club who taught us how to get motivated, reframe our mindset and obtain balance in our lives.

Victoria is an Action & Accountability Coach, the #1 Bestselling Author of ‘MAKE IT HAPPEN’ and a 10 x Award Winning Entrepreneur.

If you’re interested in purchasing her book you can buy it here

It also comes with a FREE workbook!

Get Crafty

Get Crafty

We got crafty with the fabulous Sami Lovett from Just Lovett Design who shared her exceptional skill and passion for craft and introduced us to the fresh and exciting alternative team building concept of virtual craft parties! We’re completely obsessed with the Llama pen pot!

For further information or to arrange your very own creative workshop or craft party, you can contact Sami via her website

Four Mums in a Boat!

Development – Captain Your Ship

Emotions ran high as we were truly inspired, motivated and moved by the incredible story of Janette Benaddi, one quarter of the Yorkshire Rows, who took on the world’s toughest row and sailed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean over a gruelling 67 days and breaking a Guinness World Record in the process!

During the session, not only did she enable us to enhance our leadership skills, but her thought provoking presentation made us laugh and cry and left us realising that anything is possible if you focus, believe and work hard as a team.

Being Strategic

Rachel Proctor

Development – Being Strategic

Rachel Proctor from Opportunity Marketing provided us with an engaging and interactive session on Strategic Thinking where she shared tips and information on how and why to be more strategic in your everyday and long term tasks, gaining insight and actions to implement immediately and build on for your future development.

Confidence Building & Presentation Skills

Audrie Woodhouse

Development – Confidence Building & Presentation Skills

Expert tips were provided by Audrie Woodhouse from Honestly Speaking on how to present your best self in person and online. We learnt so much and touched on areas such as breathing techniques, body language, positive affirmations, how to be fully prepared and mindful of what you want people to see and consider how they perceive you and the company you work for.

VE Day Positivity Quiz

Social – The YES VE Day Positivity Quiz

The YES VE Day Positivity Quiz (in association with BEE Events)combined quiz rounds, interactive challenges and classic gameshows together to form the ultimate online interactive night of fun. Designed to improve employee engagement, bring people together and to share laughs, while maintaining a positive and competitive spirit. There was even a prize for the winner!

Imposter Syndrome and Behaviours

Development – Hotel Indigo in York

We visited this chocolate themed quirky hidden gem of a hotel where we were treated to a talk from Natalie McMillan from WickedHR who is passionate about supporting women in business and instigated a fascinating debate around imposter syndrome and behaviours for anyone doubting themselves or their accomplishments. The night ended with a fun “get to know you” interactive quiz and take home treats. One of our lucky members also won an afternoon tea for two at 88 Cafe in the prize draw.

Image Consultant

Development – Wood Hall Hotel & Spa with Jackie Crawford, Image Consultant

We had a site tour followed by a delicious hot and cold buffet and fizz whilst learning how to take control of our image, boost our confidence and how to look and feel fabulous. The night ended with a spa taster session and take home spa treats. One of our lucky members also won an afternoon tea for 2 at Wood Hall in the prize draw.

Later on in the year members were invited back to Wood Hall to attend a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party complete with themed team building activities

Middlethorpe Hall

We visited Middlethorpe Hall, the luxurious country house hotel and spa on the outskirts of York, complete with Heli Pad!

We were treated to delicious fizz and canapés followed by an inspirational talk from Julie Gunnell, the ex-Lord Mayor of York which included her work around domestic violence awareness against women & children.

Our prize winner who won a complimentary half a day spa for 2 people.

Everyman Cinema

Private Hire Venue ShowcaseEveryman Cinema, York hosting the YES Network for an amazing night, offering us an exclusive tour and presentation of the ‘Everyman Experience’ and the very best that this venue can offer whilst celebrating 100 years of the Negroni, whilst eating delicious pizzas and tapas. All finished off with a screening of ‘Captain Marvel’.

Big Ian


An evening with Big Ian. Working tirelessly to raise dementia awareness and combat loneliness, always focusing on the individual drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care. Big Ian speaks with an infectious enthusiasm that is simultaneously entertaining and thought-provoking making audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.