Business For You

Business For You is an informal (not for profit) networking group set up by us, for you.

We want networking to be both worthwhile and enjoyable, we keep things light-hearted and relaxed.

We meet on a monthly basis, usually on the first Friday of each month which makes it simple to get the dates in your diary!

  Join us to meet new contacts, introduce your services with your 60 seconds on what you do and build relationships in the relaxed and comfortable setting of your home office! 


Yes, thanks to our good friend Covid-19 we continue in lock down mode so the next Business for You meeting will be via Zoom on Friday 4th December, at the later start time of 11.30am for our Christmas Charity Event in support of our chosen charities 

Headway (Nottingham) and 

me & dee charity

hosted by Melanie Smith-Rawlings and Martin Scholes   


Because we can’t have our usual Xmas lunch and charity raffle we are going to enjoy ourselves with some good old fashioned party games in and around some good old fashioned networking. So we ask you to:

*Bring along a drink that best represents you and your business

*Come along in any sort of fancy dress to suit the occasion

*Bring along your favourite Christmas Joke

*Come ready to play “Two Truths and a Lie”

*Bring your own mince pies as a pre-lunch treat


Our events are open to all businesses situated in the East Midlands, and we continue to be FREE OF CHARGE whilst we cannot meet physically. However, on this special occasion we would ask you for a MINIMUM donation of £5 and a little more if you feel able to support these two wonderful charities. Whatever you donate we will add £250 and so if you donate £250 between you the charities will each receive a minimum of £250  

Last month we had a really helpful talk from Wilson Ross with updates on the replacement to the furlough scheme and other help available to small businesses but this month it is all about having fun. 

We will also continue to share good news stories from our friends.  

If you would like to attend, please email to:  and we will send you details as to how to donate. We will then send you the Zoom link the day before. 

We look forward to seeing old friends and new on Friday 4th December 2020 at 11.30am to 1pm 

Elliot, Martin, Melanie, Nicola, Steve and Wilson 

Latest News & Events

Each month we’ll take a few pics and share them on our blog.  We’d just like to show you a glimpse how it works.
Charity Donations from Christmas Lunch

Charity Donations from Christmas Lunch

Business For You host Melanie Smith-Rawlings hands over cheques for £120 to each of 51st Leicester Scout Troop and Derbyshire based charity me & Dee following the annual Christmas lunch

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Another great charity donation

Another great charity donation

Once again the group were delighted to witness to a generous donation of almost £2500 given by Martin Scholes of Scholes Wealth Management on behalf of the St James’s Place Foundation to Deepak Rajput a trustee of Leicester Children’s...

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Fantastic help for local charity

Fantastic help for local charity

At Business For You networking Event at the Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre on 1st March, we were delighted to witness a cheque handed over by one of our members, Martin Scholes of Scholes Wealth Management part of the St James’ Place Group for the fantastic...

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