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About Yorkshire Ladies Links

At Yorkshire Ladies Links everyone is welcome….professional women, working mum's, start up business owners, fundraisers all looking to make new contacts with like-minded people in Yorkshire.


The story so far....

Launched in December 2012 by founder Melanie Malcolm. Mel organised and promoted events online and offline on behalf of her clients, she found herself introducing contacts to each other enabling them to network and collaborate so saw an opportunity to form an events company named Yorkshire Ladies Links.

Since launching Yorkshire Ladies Links Melanie has grown the organisation to thousands by using her marketing expertise to regularly update and promote events. Recent achievements to date have been organising The Yorkshire Ladies Links BE INSPIRED Conferences hosted annually in March, attracting over 1300 delegates to venues around Harrogate and Wetherby. The conferences are known as one of Yorkshire's largest networking event's for women across the region. Since then Yorkshire Ladies Links have launched their Autumn conference called The Yorkshire Business Festival hosted in venues across North and South Yorkshire, business workshop events, Christmas shopping events and charity ladies lunches.

Yorkshire Ladies Links conferences offer delegates and exhibitors an opportunity to network, attend award winning motivational speaker sessions and business workshops. Events are always well attended by successful women in business, mentors and celebrities that often support as guest speakers.  Each conference supports a local or national charity by offering charity partnership and discounts on exhibiting.

In 2015 Yorkshire Ladies Links became Co-Founders of The Yorkshire Choice Awards. A prestigious charity event and award ceremony recognising local people and independent businesses that are an inspiration in their field. The categories cover a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets, yet they all have one thing in common...


To find out more information on the Yorkshire Choice Awards please visit HERE



Don't just take our word for it! Here are a selection of testimonials from attendees and exhibitors:

This was my first exhibition with YLL and it won't be my last. Fantastic venue and Melanie Malcolm was a great host. On my part the day was flawless and a great success. Met some wonderful people and even managed a signed book as well! Well done to all concerned and can't wait for next time

- Christine Jowett Leeds Cryotherapy Clinic


Always such amazing events! Inspiring speakers and always leave feeling very motivated and energised! Great networking opportunity and not just for the ladies!! Awesome

- Dale Sidebottom NatWest Bank


Another great event, well organised and good venue! Lots of visitors and ladies networking and hopefully some new business for me! Really enjoyed listening to Liz Taylor's story and how she built up her events business! - Jodie Harris Travel Counsellors


Brilliant afternoon in the company of these legends Christa Ackroyd, Tanya Arnold, Kersten England and Etta Cohen. Thank you to Kate Hardcastle for the invite and event organiser Melanie Malcolm

- Anne Stirk, Guest Speaker

Melanie Malcolm

Our Founder

Melanie Malcolm

Melanie is a pioneering woman in 

business with numerous accolades to her name, always looking to inspire women within her network helping them gain exposure and recognition for their talent and  achievements. 


Since launching Yorkshire Ladies Links, Melanie has grown the organisation to thousands by hosting events across the region.


She's also Director of The Yorkshire Choice Awards, recognising local heroes and businesses that are an inspiration in their field. 


As a Director of the award-winning Cinema and Smart Home Company Bespoke Home Cinemas and a global CEDIA Board Director (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) she's an accomplished entrepreneur, with a keen sense of what it takes to make a business grow.

Be Inspired 2017


Be Inspired Conference

The Be Inspired Conference is set to return in 2022!

We are NOW BOOKING Sponsorship and Exhibitor spaces for our events

Our conferences have seen thousands of visitors attend from across the UK, there really is something for everyone and the best part is it's FREE to attend.

To secure a space at one of our events please contact us HERE 

Yorkshire Ladies Links

Event Pictures


Please take a look at our Yorkshire Ladies Links gallery. You will find images from our conferences, business networking, charity events, ladies lunches and Christmas shopping events. If you have any photographs from attending our events and would like to be featured in our gallery please email us your images to 

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