Forward Thinking – South West Launches YAB Business Community in Barnstaple, Transforming Traditional Networking


Forward Thinking – South West, a pioneer in innovative business solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of YAB, a unique peer-to-peer business problem-solving community. The inaugural event is scheduled for Thursday, 11th April, at The Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2HE.

YAB is not just another business networking group; it’s a transformative journey that goes beyond conventional methods of support. Over the past two years, YAB has created a profound impact on its members, offering them a sense of learning, genuine connections, and a deep sense of belonging within a supportive community.

It’s a community where business leaders, owners, and directors come together to collaboratively solve challenges, providing a refreshing alternative to traditional sales-focused gatherings. The launch event promises a unique experience, featuring mini masterminds, ample networking opportunities, and the chance to witness the power of collective problem-solving!

Event Highlights:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, 11th April, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Venue: The Cedars Inn, Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2HE
  • Agenda: Breakfast and relationship building at 9:00 am (included in a free guest pass to the launch!), event starts at 9:30 am and ends at 12:30 pm

YAB serves as a lifeline and a beacon of hope for individuals and businesses seeking a modern and impactful approach to business support. The community is not confined to monthly meetings; it stands ready to uplift and help every single day of the week.

When you attend YAB, you soon realise the focus is on trading knowledge rather than pitches, creating an environment where business leaders can be themselves, share experiences, and solve each other’s problems.

Darren Neil, YAB Member, shared his experience: “YAB is a sandbox for us all as business leaders. It gives us a safe place to play, connect, try new things, feel supported, and it’s soft if we fall over. It’s also the foundation of how business leaders will create community success in the 21st century. In decades to come, 2021 (when YAB was born) will be looked back on as the year YAB Made A Difference.”

With a limited number of free guest passes available, Forward Thinking – South West encourages early registration to secure a spot at this transformative launch event.

Ian Wilkinson, the community host of YAB Barnstaple, commented: “We’re excited to bring YAB to Barnstaple, providing a platform for business leaders to connect, share insights, and overcome challenges together. This event marks the beginning of a supportive and dynamic business community in the area.”

Andy Henderson, Founder of YAB and Forward Thinking UK, added: “YAB is about making a real difference in the lives of business owners and leaders. Our unique approach fosters genuine connections and collaborative problem-solving. The launch of YAB in Barnstaple is a testament to our commitment to building communities that prioritise support and growth.”

To secure a free guest pass and embark on this extraordinary adventure with YAB Barnstaple, visit

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