About BLOK

About BLOK: An Introduction



The aim of BLOK is to provide a structured platform for business ladies who live or work in Knaresborough to share good practice, support each other and network locally.

Our Mission

To bring together Business Ladies of Knaresborough to share skills and experience, endeavour to break down barriers and encourage collaboration within the local business community. As a not-for-profit organisation we will help connect local business owners, employees and volunteers by holding regular networking sessions and social events to engage in learning and cooperation.

We offer information and training, networking and social contact and all in a friendly and fun environment. Being part of BLOK will enable you to promote your business, your products or services to like-minded women.

In turn, these women will promote your business to their customers, clients, friends and family. The power of ‘Word of Mouth’ is very effective.

BLOK membership is by application only.  

Most networking groups charge very high membership fees, but our aim is to make the organisation accessible to all and the £65 registration fee is intentionally low. If, however, you want to attend a couple of workshops before applying to join, we aim to keep the charge for individual events very reasonable. It is still, nonetheless, cheaper to join and attend only a few events than it is to pay individual attendance fees.

If you enjoy meeting other women in business, why not join straightaway? Speak to any of the BLOK committee for information on how to join and the fees involved. Or, use the contact form if you wish to make an arrangement to discuss anything else about membership to BLOK


networking : linking : breaking barriers : collaborative : cooperative : sharing : skills : professional : resources  :  trust


The Team on The BLOK

The Committee and their roles


Maria Dawbarn


Centre Manager at Henshaw's Arts and Crafts


Yvonne Kozacek


Yvonne Kozacek Virtual Assistant


Jennie Roux


Centre Admin Manager at Henshaw's Arts and Crafts


Lisa Sherratt

Events Manager

Fundraiser for Henshaws and Proprietor at Leave it to Lisa Events


Jade Clark

Events Support

Proprietor of Piccallilli

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Julie Pocock


Accountant at Florinz Accountancy. 


Sue McQueen

Webmistress & IT Support

Web Designer and geeky person at McQueen's. 


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