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North Nottinghamshire
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Retford Business Forum (RBF) represents the town-centre businesses and associated local groups with the aim of promoting Retford.

RBF’s meetings through 2024:

Dates of future meetings: 17:45 for 18:00 via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise stated :-

The meetings shown * will be face-to-face at locations yet to be decided.


Retford Business Forum’s press release for the Winter Festival of Light.

Rick Brand, Chairman of Retford Business Forum, accepted East Retford Chartees Award on 7th June, 2023.
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RBF introduce their full management team in August 2021

[Left-right] Marie Walker (social media), Steve Walker (vice-chair), Sharon Richardson (secretary), Rick Brand (chair), John Price (treasurer) Alison Leckenby (membership secretary).

To read the full RBF press release click here...

RBF have announced that their meeting will be virtual, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice. Also their AGM, due in June, 2020 did not take place. Read more here... together with latest news updates for local busnesses - and others!

Rick Brand’s latest comprehensive list of contacts and resources for businesses through the current Covid-19 emergency. Click here to access these contacts.

To keep up-to-date, visit RBF’s blog here...

Retford Business Forum meetings take place (Bank Holidays providing) on the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at Retford Town Hall. Sessions open with refreshments and an opportunity to chat before formal proceedings start of 18:00. Meetings end at 19:30.

Current Chair of RBF is Rick Brand who can be contacted on

[Left] Rick Brand, Chair of Retford Business Forum presenting a cheque for £400 to Debbie Rawlings, Bassetlaw Hospice’s Fundraising Co-ordinator with RBF’s Christmas Market Team members, left to right, Katy Patchett, Steve Walker, Suzanne Lewthwaite, and Hazel Newstead.

For more on this presentation, click over the photo.

Retford Business Forum co-ordinated a series of Sunday events in Retford’s Square through 2019.

For all of these, and much more, click here...



  • The Forum usually meets on the first Monday of each month. Currently, meetings run virtually starting at 18:00 prompt but with a short ‘chats’ session prior to formal meetings from around 17:45.