Wayland Women in Business is a networking group for ladies from all walks of life, whether running their own businesses, employed, seeking to find employment or retired. Our aim is to promote the importance of networking and making contacts in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There is no membership fee. We hold quarterly meetings with a guest speaker and a hot lunch and it has become a great social event.

OUR NEXT EVENT - SPRING LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH

Our Spring lunch will be held at Broom Hall from on Wednesday 7th March from 2.00-2.00pm.  Our guest speaker will be one of our regular attendees, Katharine Wolstenholme from College Farm (talk rescheduled from christmas). College Farm Bed & Breakfast was started in the 1970s by Katharine’s parents, William & Lavender Garnier. When William retired from the army they returned to Norfolk and settled in Thompson, the village next to Merton where Lavender’s family has lived since 1300.

Katharine ran Telford Park B&B in south London for over 20 years. After Lavender's death in 2010 Katharine and her family moved to Thompson and now run College Farm Bed & Breakfast. In 2014 Katharine developed her business at College Farm by diversifying into the weddings market. She now hosts up to 10 weddings a year and College Farm has quickly established a reputation as one of Norfolk's loveliest and relaxed country venues complete with alpacas!

NEWS FROM WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Cheque presented to Wayland Memory Cafe

By Debbie Harris | November 29, 2017

  On 21st November the Wayland Women in Business committee visited the Watton Memory Cafe to present a cheques for £548.00 raised at our fashion show in September. Eileen Kittell, a volunteer for the memory cafe, said: “There is a real need for this lifeline in the Wayland area. It is brilliant that Wayland Women…

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Fashion show a great success!

By Debbie Harris | September 26, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our fashion show last week – the models, those who donated raffle prizes and to Artichoke Sarah for such a brilliant presentation of her fabulous outfits. More soon about the money we raised for the Wayland Memory Cafe!

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Summer lunch June 2017

By Debbie Harris | August 4, 2017

For our Summer Lunch, we were very pleased to welcome along Kate Barmby as our guest speaker to our very well supported lunch. Kate is a farmer’s daughter who is married with two daughters. Kate developed a love of baking practically as soon as she could stand up and was frequently baking at home from…

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Spring lunch in full blossom!

By Debbie Harris | April 7, 2017

 For our Spring lunch, not only did we welcome the sunshine, but Lois Gill, the creative director of Blossom and Yarn. What started with an idea for a flower festival, was grown after seeing a knitted Christmas tree at another event.  The idea of Blossom and Yarn was created so knitters of the village of…

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Christmas 2016 lunch

By Debbie Harris | February 27, 2017

At our Christmas lunch, we enjoyed Davina Tanner OBE’s talk about Café Britannia in Norwich.  The Café, which offers fresh cooked food, is a social enterprise set up in 2014 by Davina, on a shoestring budget including her own personal savings.  Alongside civilians, the Café employs inmates of HMP Norwich, Bure and Wayland providing rehabilitation…

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Autumn lunch 2016

By Debbie Harris | October 4, 2016

For our September 2016 lunch, we welcomed Jo Wilson, Executive Director of Unity in Diversity, a community interest company focusing on celebrating difference in diversity. Jo gave an interesting account of her life including growing up with parents from opposite ends of the world, snippets of school life, working in careers guidance, her position at…

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