The Yorkshire Mafia is heading for Skipton.

The organisation brings together business owners and charitable organisations at informal networking events.

Its first Skipton Soiree will be held at the town’s Yorkshire Rose pub on Tuesday, from 6pm to 11pm.

Yorkshire Mafia member Jane Ellison-Bates, of Manifest Marketing, said: “Unlike most networking events there is no formal structure and no requirement to stand up in front of other people to talk about your business.

“It’s a chance to forge new relationships, customers and suppliers and generally have a convivial evening.”

It is anticipated that the Skipton soirees will become a regular quarterly event.

Admission is free, but to help with the arrangements, interested members and guests are invited to pre-register at skipton-soir-e