By entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

  • The Connect Gazelles are here to help and inspire ambitious entrepreneurs in Yorkshire to grow successful businesses - Richard Doyle, Connect Gazelles Chairman and Entrepreneur in Residence

  • This operation would have been a godsend to me when I was growing my business. It offers a win-win for all concerned - Deirdre Bounds, Founder of i to i and Entrepreneur in Residence

  • Connect Gazelles is, by a large margin, the most productive and useful ‘networking’ event in the Leeds area, in my opinion. They run brilliant and interesting events and it is a total no-brainer, if you want to meet like-minded business people in Yorkshire - Lee Freeman, Auditel UK Ltd, Connect Gazelles Member

  • The Connect Gazelles package enables members to be able to tap into leading expertise and have a sounding board with and access to successful business people - Julie Kenny CBE, Chairman/CEO of Pyronix and Entrepreneur in Residence

  • The Springboard session with a Connect Gazelles EIR and Partner was amazing. I really felt like they were interested in what I had to say and they gave me a very real action plan to move forward - Lisa Pogson, Airmaster Air Conditioning Ltd, Connect Gazelles Member

  • Our mission is to make the Connect Gazelles the leading forum for ambitious entrepreneurs in Yorkshire by enabling Yorkshire’s growing companies to learn from those business people who have been there and done it

Welcome to Connect Gazelles - by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Our Mission:

"We believe that people who create and build businesses are the most important people in the world. Our mission is to help and inspire those ambitious entrepreneurs in Yorkshire to grow successful businesses by enabling them to learn from business people who have been there and done it."

Connect Gazelles is a unique and exclusive not-for-profit business support group for ambitious entrepreneurs to have direct access to many of Yorkshire's leading entrepreneurs, our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), for superb mentoring, support and advice; it's an inside track for successful business growth.

West & North Yorkshire

Pictured above Martin Penny, Co-Founder of GHD

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur running a high-growth business in the West & North Regions of Yorkshire?

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South Yorkshire

Pictured above The Lord Kirkham CVO, Founder of DFS

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur running a high-growth business in the South Yorkshire Region?

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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are many of Yorkshire's most successful entrepreneurs.


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Members Testimonials

Testimonials from Connect Gazelles members who have taken part in a Springboard session as part of their membership.

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Membership Information

A unique opportunity to grow your business with direct access to the region's most successful entrepreneurs.

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The Team

Meet the Connect Gazelles team.



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South Yorkshire Partners

Thank you to our partners

West & North Yorkshire Partners

Thank you to our partners