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.

Autumn lunch, Broom Hall - 30th September

We are so pleased to be able to bring details of our next lunch will be on Thursday 30 September from 12 noon until 2pm at Broom Hall Country Hotel Richmond Road Saham Toney near Watton IP25 7EX www.broomhallhotel.co.uk.

Over the past 18 months, the direction of our lives has changed significantly for many, so many ladies may now find that they are working in a different way, perhaps working from home, all or some of the time, whether for the same employer, a new employer or having started a new business venture. Maybe you are considering a change of direction in the future! You may or may not have been to one of our lunches before, but either way we really look forward to seeing you. You are welcome to bring along a guest.


Debbie Harris

Our Speaker:
Wayland Women in Business committee member Debbie Harris has had a wide and varied career spanning teaching, marketing, photography, educational consultancy and most recently as a yoga teacher. She moved back to Norfolk in 1992, after travelling the world (well some of it!), where she and her husband converted an old Methodist Chapel and brought up their two children. The final one fledged this summer and after a period of reflection and sour dough making in lockdown, Debbie is now planning the next stage of her life as an empty nester! Her motto for this next chapter is “your are not too old and it is not too late!”


Autumn lunch report

By Debbie Harris | October 14, 2019

It was a beautiful sunny autumn day when we welcomed Jessica Glover from the Benjamin Foundation as our guest speaker into the recently refurbished Swallowtails restaurant at Broom Hall. The Benjamin Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It reaches out to provide young people with the support and help they need and which may not…

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Jan Godfrey, MBE

By Debbie Harris | August 9, 2019

Jan Godfrey, MBE Sadly, our lovely Jan Godfrey MBE passed away in July. Jan was chair of The Wayland Partnership and worked tirelessly to improve the Wayland area, and quality of lives of those living in the town of Watton and surrounding villages.  WWIB was initially formed by The Wayland Partnership and now continues to…

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Summer afternoon tea

By Debbie Harris | July 1, 2019

Once again our summer meeting was held at College farm where we were treated to a lovely afternoon tea baked by Katharine Wolstenholme. Sadly the sun didn’t shine for us this year but the panelled dining room was a lovely place for us to meet and chat!

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Spring 2019 Lunch

By Debbie Harris | March 29, 2019

We had a brilliant start to the year with our Spring Lunch at Broom Hall Country Hotel where our guest speaker was Watton Mayor Tina Kiddell. Tina was working at M&S in London when she looked down the street and decided that she wanted to be a black cab driver in the City. After 2…

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Christmas lunch 2018

By Debbie Harris | January 11, 2019

We started of the festive season in good cheer with plenty of atmosphere at Broom Hall. We welcomed our guest speaker, Kathy Webb from Palm & Sole in the Norwich Lanes, who creates, develops and blends aromatherapy products. She also holds workshops and experience events which celebrate how unique each person is. Kathy has spent…

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Candi’s Autumn presentation a real treat!

By Debbie Harris | October 1, 2018

On a beautiful Autumn day we returned to Broom Hall Country Hotel for our lunch, where we welcome Candi Robertson along as our guest speaker. Candi is the face and passion behind Candi’s chutneys, a business she started 7 years ago having been a professional chef for over 20 years Candi started making chutney for…

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