Show your business at The Vale of Glamorgan Show Wednesday 22nd August 2012
We would love as many members as possible to sell, display and demonstrate their products in the Vale Women’s Business Network gazebo. Opportunities exist to:
- display and sell materials and products,
- demonstrate treatments and/or provide a taster treat,
- talk about your business to residents and business owners,
- hold a high profile fun activity outside the gazebo, perhaps for children,
Cost £10 + ticket (VWBN members only, but it’s not too late to join)
We aim to give out over 100 bags on the day containing your leaflets and any goodies you have to give away. Please contact Rebecca Exley for further information
via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01446 773264
Social Media – Current Trends and Future Ideas – Wed 18th April 2012
We welcome back Russell Davies of Lobster Digital Marketing. This month Russell will focus on how to keep up with social media trends in such a fast changing environment and help you identify what might be effective for you to get your message out there.
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences in our usual relaxed and friendly environment.
So, do join us at Bar 44 in Cowbridge at 6.30pm.
£10 non-members £5 members.
Please contact Rebecca to book at email@example.com
The VWBN is a forum where like-minded business women working in a diverse range of industries can network, exchange experiences and ideas, and grow their knowledge and business skills.
Whether you are an experienced business woman or just starting up, being a member means you can:
- Achieve cost-effective PR, with inclusion on our superb web site
- Benefit from reduced rates for a year-long programme of monthly events
- Expand your network of business contacts, customers and suppliers
- Meet people and exchange ideas in an informal and friendly atmosphere
- Raise your business profile through selling and sponsorship opportunities
So, invest in yourself and your company for just £40 annual membership. We welcome non-members and guests to attend a maximum of two events before membership becomes necessary.
Our Monthly Events:
Our events are typically held on the third Wednesday of every month at Bar 44 Cowbridge Start at 6.30pm and end at around 9.00pm. To sustain our affordable annual fee attendees are encouraged to purchase a £1 raffle ticket to cover the evening’s running costs. Time/goods and services from members are donated as a prize.
VWBN 2012 – 10th year celebrations
- Wednesday 18th January – Bar 44, Cowbridge
Social media expert, Russell Davies of Lobster Digital Marketing,Cardiffoffers hands on advice on how using social media can help grow your business.
- Wednesday 15th February – Bar 44, Cowbridge
The VWBN’s first ever speaker, Marianne Pettifor from Frogmore Consulting, Swansea, provides her insight into how networking has changed over the last 10 years and how it can benefit your business.
- Wednesday 21st March – Bar 44, Cowbridge
What can we do for you as a network? Your chance to be part of an open discussion into how the VWBN can help you and your business thrive.
- Wednesday 18th April – Bar 44, Cowbridge
Social media expert Russell Davies follows on from January with some advanced training on using social media to benefit your business.
- Wednesday 16th May – Senedd,Cardiff(17.30 – 20.00)
Join the VWBN in celebrating its 10th birthday at this special event at the Senedd, hosted by the network patron Jane Hutt Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Wednesday 20th June – Neal’s Yard Remedies,Cardiff
An evening of pampering at Neal’s Yard Remedies inCardiff. £5 vouches may be redeemed against any purchases made on the night.
- Wednesday 18th July – ACE², npower Power Station, Aberthaw
Learn how to run your business in a more sustainable and environmentally aware way.
- Wednesday 22 August –Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan
Join us at the annual Vale of Glamorgan Show and take advantage of the VWBN’s stand, prominently placed to help promote your business’ services or products.
- Wednesday 19th September – , Glyndwr Vineyard, Llanbethian
Enjoy an exclusive chance to take a tour of the Glyndwr Vineyard and sample some of the sumptuous wines it produces.
- Wednesday 17th October – Bar 44, Cowbridge
Website master class. Join us to find out some top tips on how to most effectively market your business through your website.
- Wednesday 14th November – venue to be arranged
Annual dinner. A first class evening of good, food, drink and company and a chance to network and socialise in an informal setting.
- Wednesday 12th December, Bar 44, Cowbridge
Join the owners of Bar 44 as they talk about the benefits of evolving and diversifying your business.
How we are organised
The VWBN is organised by a voluntary committee of members (the ‘Ideas Group’), who meet regularly to cover every aspect of the network’s administration. This includes arranging the year long events programme, membership and recruitment, seeking sponsors, keeping the books, organising publicity and managing the website.
Want to get involved? The Ideas Group always welcomes members – new and established – to help run the VWBN. Do you fancy helping to organise an event? Could you be one of our guest speakers?
Alternatively, would you like to sponsor an event? We keep our costs down by inviting sponsorship for events. Anyone – from sole traders or small businesses to larger companies or funding bodies – whatever your status, there are excellent benefits to be had. You don’t have to be a VWBN member to be a sponsor. For £120 per event, the benefits of sponsorship include:
- Your company name and logo featured on all event publicity (press coverage, email notices, flyers, VWBN website)
- Exposure to our mailing list of contacts
- A display and contribution to the event
For more information about getting involved or sponsorship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or chat to us at any event.
Our Network Patron is Jane Hutt, Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan, who has supported us since our first annual Gala Dinner in 2002. She said:
‘Innovation, flexibility, commitment and determination are the hallmarks of successful businesswomen. I am delighted to support the new network for Vale businesswomen, which will play a vital role in expanding the local Vale enterprise economy.’
The VWBN is delighted to be in regular contact with Jane and is grateful for her ongoing support.
What our members say
‘The quality of the speakers that the VWBN attracts never fails to impress me.’
‘The VWBN is the most friendly and supportive business network I have ever encountered.’
‘Thank you and well done for all your hard work, before, during and after the show. It was great to meet so many members of the VWBN. What a happy, talented and resilient group of women!’
‘I thought that it was an excellent evening and thoroughly enjoyed myself.’
‘I am in the very early stages of starting my own business, hence see this network as a welcome opportunity to seek inspiration as well as share ideas with other successful women in business!! In addition, this network was recommended through a friend as being very enjoyable as well as fruitful.’
How to contact us
Get in touch through our website: www.vwbn.org.uk or by email: email@example.com
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