See some of the events we are currently organising......
Back after a two-year hiatus, the chance to sleep-out on the streets of Leeds is set to return bigger and better than ever on Thursday 20th October at Leeds Civic Hall.
Sponsored by British online homeware retailer, DUSK, the evening will see participants bed down in a secure, enclosed space with refreshments, games, and entertainment.
The event aims to raise awareness of the increasing issues faced by those rough sleeping, sofa surfing and at risk of homelessness in our region.
For every participant taking part, Simon on the Streets' incredible sponsors, Dusk, the online homeware retailer, based in Leeds, will donate brand new bedding to accommodation in the city which helps house the vulnerable and homeless.
Tickets cost £25 + booking fee which includes tea and coffee kindly provided by D&D London and a bacon sandwich in the morning. Participants are asked to aim to raise £100 sponsorship for taking part with all proceeds raised going to Simon on the Streets.
For more information about the Sleep Out, or to book your place, contact Simon on 07596888861 or email email@example.com
Get ready for the festive season and join us with friends, family, and colleagues at Simon on the Streets' Starlight Ball taking place in the beautiful Ballroom at the newly refurbished Queens Hotel, Leeds on Saturday 26th November.
Make your way through the grand entrance and feel the festive spirit with a live Choir singing carols and festive songs to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Grab a welcome drink with a prosecco reception and head upstairs to hear the beautiful sounds of Beth Ibbotson and be sure to check out the amazing prizes in the silent auction which include experiences, trips, sports memorabilia, and lots more.
Head to the bar to mix with your friends, family, colleagues, and other guests, and pick up a drink before making your way into the stunning ballroom to enjoy a beautiful 3-course meal, a live band, DJ, and Compere (the very talented YO1 Radio’s Dale Bartleson), games, competitions, and prizes along with a raffle and live auction.
This is a great opportunity for Businesses and corporates to entertain clients, a great opportunity for a staff night out, for friends and family to get together, and for all those who like to dress up, get glam and have a good time.
The last Saturday of November always signifies the start of the Festive season and we aim to kick it off with a bang…
There are also sponsorship opportunities available for the ball ranging from £250 up to £3000. With over 250 guests on the evening from businesses across Leeds and Yorkshire, press releases and lots of social media announcements before, during and after the event, there are lots of opportunities to promote your business.
Tickets are £65 per person or £650 for a table of 10 and this includes a welcome drink and 3-course meal. We welcome groups of all sizes (if you are in a group of less than 10, you and your party will be seated at a table with other guests).
All proceeds from this evening go to Simon on the Streets, thank you for your support!
To book a table or for more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, get in touch with Simon on 0759688861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See what we've been up to in the last few months in some of the best venues in and around Leeds and York...
P A S T E L.......beautiful bar + beautiful people + bongos = fantastic evening of conversations and definitely a few amazing cocktails....
It was great to catch up with familiar faces and were over the moon to welcome lots of new faces which is ultimately what networking is about.
Thank you to Lesley Dutton from Virgin Money talking about her lovely co working, office and events space right in the centre of Leeds (definitely go check it out).
And of course the entertainment from the very talented Randolph Robinson and Caroline Heelbeck of Love Leeds Events with a brilliant start to their speech...entering playing bongos!
Thank you to the lovely Fern Baldie and team at P A S T E L for looking after us, some of the best cocktails going and such a beautiful venue. With happy hours, mean pop up bars available for your events and bottomless brunches, we love these guys!
From financial services, hospitality, construction, car dealerships, entrepreneurs, office space, banking, solicitors, retail to name a few...what a great blend of people all under one roof. Great to see people meeting and chatting for the first time, swapping business cards.
We've said this many times before, it's not about quantity, it's about quality....there's no bigger asset to your business than your network.
We always have fun when we visit York and Manahatta was no exception - we had our friends at YO1 Radio join us and carry out interviews thoughout the night with brilliant publicity for our guests.
We tried our hand at shaking and making cocktails in their cocktail masterclass....and we had the amazing Alex Johnson of Face Paint York giving us all temporary tattoos...some of which may become permanent as they were so good!
Thank you to everyone who joined us on the evening, thank you to Wayne Chadwick and Dale Bartleson of YO1 Radio, Alex Johnson of Face Paint York and Holly Atkinson and the team at Manahatta for looking after us all night!
What a brilliant social in Morley, thank you to the Mayor of Morley, Councillor Oliver Newton for asking us to be involved and help support this social.
It was a great night, with lots of businesses and influential contacts from the local community coming together at the beautiful Morley Town Hall.
With £24 million worth of investment secured in projects to transform the town and new businesses, startups and opportunities appearing in Morley, it's such an exciting time..we can't wait to see what the future holds for this town!
Shot limbo at a social?!! It's a new one that went down well with our City & Suburb Guests at our June City Social at Revolucion de Cuba in Leeds.
A lovely night at the Cuban themed venue, with Cuban tapas, frozen strawberry daiquiris, a latino band and shot limbo, as well as happy hour discounts all evening.....we had a great time going Cuban!
Thank you to everyone who came along on the evening, it was a great mix of some of our amazing regular City & Suburbs guests, one celebrating their birthday with us which we loved (he had no choice but to enjoy the shot limbo a few times!), some new faces, and some lovely contacts who had never been networking before who said they'd definitely be back, a great night! It was lovely to hear some of our guests are now working together too, from meeting at our previous event at The Canary....this is what we love to do - connect, introduce and encourage partnerships and collaborations!
¡Gracias a todos! ¡Hasta pronto!
After the success of our York launch at Revolution, we were so excited to come back to the beautiful city, and York....you didn't disappoint! What an amazing social at Impossible in their beautiful Wonderbar.....an amazing room which influenced the interiors of the Titanic and based inside the Grade II listed Terry's Chocolate Orange building....a beautiful and historic place.
A brilliant atmosphere, we were so pleased to be joined by the fabulous Dale Bartleson and YO1 Radio, who were carrying out interviews and videos with local businesses at the event. Not only this, but we were joined by the amazing Decorrum Rum, giving out goody bags with their brand new and delicious Spiced Rum.
Delicious canapes from Impossible including roast beef and mashed potato and mini quiches, we will definitely be back to taste their main menu!
A brilliant vibe from our lovely York City & Suburbs guests, a brilliant sense of community and wanting to help each other....we can't wait to welcome you back to our next social!
Our May 'City' Social was held at Neighbourhood, the New York-inspired bar with trendsetting cocktails and global inspired sharing menu, which we were lucky enough to try. We were treated to their delicious sushi and also a nod to Jubilee with Pimm's.
It was lovely to see so many of our friends and familiar faces as well as lots of new contacts meeting and connecting.
Thank you to Ailsa Westwood, the hostess with the mostess and the team at Neighbourhood for providing such a great venue with amazing food and drinks. Thank you to Elliott Benson of Sett Mortgages for speaking in the 5 minute spotlight, he is the man to see if you are thinking of buying your first house or remortgaging. We also heard from Natalie and Tracey from Simon on the Streets, our chosen Charity, thank you for giving us an insight into the wonderful work Simon on the Streets does in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.
2 for 1 cocktails exclusively for City & Suburbs guests was also very much appreciated....the Pina Coladas and mojitos went down very well with our guests!
YORK!!! What a night!!
Brilliant first social in York at Revolution.
It was sooo nice to meet so many great contacts and a mix of businesses from the thriving business community in York and it's surroundings. We loved our first event in the beautiful city and can't wait to come back next month....keep your eyes peeled for upcoming dates!
Massive thank you to Luke Brophy and Dacia Appleyard for hosting us, providing lovely canapes, amazing cocktails and for letting us have a go at making our own.
Big shoutout and thank you to Dale Bartleson of YO1 Radio for giving a brilliant speech too!
Thank you to everyone who came and joined us, it was so good to meet you, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Until the next time.....
What a beautiful business social....
We met some truly fantastic people at our Suburbs Business social at Gusto Italian Cookridge.
We met an amazing content writing agency, amazing charity, restaurant owner, academic, business owner and some great hardworking professionals.
We really enjoy our Suburbs socials, firstly because we get to meet amazing people that can't make it to the City and secondly, we get the opportunity to build something special together.
A massive thank you to all our new friends and contacts, a big shout out to Kelly Summerton AKA Miss Gusto, lots of love to the amazing Helen Cliff at So Contented and Natalie Moran, the CEO of Simon on The Streets, you're all amazing.
What can we say other than WOW!
What an amazing night we had bringing lots of different businesses together with lots of activities, food, drink and pop ups as well as lots of networking!
An evening to celebrate amazing Businesses in Leeds City centre and the Suburbs, in an amazing space connecting likeminded people.
From goody bags full of offers and treats, welcome drinks on arrival by Arc Inspirations, delicious pizza provided by Gusto Italian, amazing cocktails by Northern Shakers, Gin and Tonics to celebrate the launch of Leeds' newest Gin Leeds 1893 with Spirit Sisters, a pop up stall by Clean Kitchen, Games with prizes from Flight club and TRIB3 Fitness, BBC Radio Leeds Presenter Sanchez Payne giving a talk on Mental Health, fashion pop up from The Revelry Collective and Health and Wellbeing from The Brighter Diaries.....so much going on!
We also had a raffle with amazing prizes to support our Charity Partner for the evening, Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity and raised a fantastic £370 towards the charity and support they provide.
Thank you to everyone that came along on the night, to 2-Work for hosting us in their amazing co-working space, all the businesses that had stands and showcased with us and everyone who bought raffle tickets to support Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity.
We can't wait to organise the next Showcase...Stay tuned!
Our Suburb Business social was such fun in Morley...
It's such an exciting time for the Town at the moment with all the investment, new businesses and opportunities that are happening. We are so excited to be putting on Business socials at such an exciting time.
We met some truly amazing Business owners, people and even the Deputy Mayor.
We want to thank Rachael Kennedy for such an insightful and amazing talk about all things Morley and their amazing plans for the future.
We want to thank Eighteen 90 and the team for having us and we can't wait to come back and do it all over again.
And of course we want to say thank you to everyone that came along to the first social in Morley, was great to see you all!
Morley ....this is the start of a beautiful collaboration.
Thankyou to everyone that came along for our March 'City' social at the amazing Canary Bar.... We loved the Terrace and we think everyone else did seen as we were out there all night!
So many lovely people, some of which we are pleased to call our friends, some which we are just meeting, but all lovely.
We had craft beer, wine and the lovely Imogen Froggatt from Leeds Folk Magazine talking about the exciting new Leeds Magazine and their launch party.
The water taxi went down well with the best way to arrive at a social...with Skipper Simon at the helm.
And of course the launch of our City & Suburbs Black Card......giving everyone attending this social FREE membership!
A lifestyle card with all the best offers from around the City and Suburbs of Leeds....whatever you need, check out lots of different offers that change monthly when you have the City & Suburbs Black Card.
What a great atmosphere at our March 'Suburb' Business Social, with lots of different businesses at the very cool Number 8 Cocktail Bar, Meanwood.
We had amazing cocktails made by the very talented James and Jess, as well as delicious pizza from local favourites, Culto! Our guest speakers, Meanwood Valley Partnership told us about their projects for the year including Window Wonderland, the Junction and Meanwood Festival 2022 and Meanwood Radio took us in to the night with their DJ set, with most people staying later than the social!
Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Wow, What a business social at Dirty Martini!
Thankyou to everyone that came and made our first Business social of 2022 an amazing success.
It was great to see people out and about, sharing ideas, shaking hands, hugging, laughing, smiling and connecting.
Massive thankyou to our good friend and amazing speaker Mr Sanchez Payne for giving up his time and giving an inspirational talk just before he dashed off to be live on air on BBC Radio Leeds.
Congratulations to Carey for winning the rose Bollinger in our prize draw.
With amazing cocktails, lots of new connections, a Business card prize draw and the brilliant BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Sanchez Payne as our guest speaker, what a great night we had!