Wakefield women have come together to make business work for them

PUBLISHED: 17:03 10 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:07 20 February 2013

Members of Wakefield Women’s Business Brunch group; Beverley Kenny, Olivia Robinson, Adele Guest, Sarah Hemmings, Mandy Walton, Diane Kay and Cheryl Largue

Members of Wakefield Women’s Business Brunch group; Beverley Kenny, Olivia Robinson, Adele Guest, Sarah Hemmings, Mandy Walton, Diane Kay and Cheryl Largue

Wakefield women have come together to make business work for them

Women who mean business in around Wakefield have come together to offer support and encouragement and to share their expertise.


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Women who mean business in around Wakefield have come together to offer support and encouragement and to share their expertise.

The Wakefield Womens Business Brunch has brought together a wealth of knowledge and skills to create a network of business services. The group includes solicitors, personal and life coaches, colour analysts, graphic designers, artists, PR, marketing, social media experts and one woman who has a successful business selling cupcakes.

Gill Laidler from Ghost Communications, who launched the group this summer, said: We felt there was a need for a business networking group specifically for the Wakefield and surrounding area for women to share ideas, form alliances and work together to generate new business.




We are all passionate about our businesses and this group aims to create new opportunities in a supportive and collaborative environment over brunch.

The group meets once a month and also holds business workshops and talks on a variety of subjects. The group also debate and discuss business concerns and share thoughts on new ways of doing business and will encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in the group.




Founder member Diane Kay added: The group held its first meeting in July and although it is only early days, it seems to be developing a real momentum.

It is aimed at bringing Wakefield women together and seeing where we could target businesses with our services and at developing entrepreneurship.




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Follow Wakefield Womens Business Brunch on facebook, on twitter @wwbizbrunch or contact Gill Laidler on 07711 539047.




The print version of this article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Yorkshire Life

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