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 12.00-2.00pm.  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!

Katharine Wolstenholme

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NEWS FROM WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Tenth anniversary lunch – June 2016

By Debbie Harris | August 22, 2016

We were delighted that Jan Godfrey and Suzanne Rhind from the Wayland Partnership were able to join us for our tenth anniversary celebrations, as the group was their brainchild at its commencement in 2006. We particularly appreciated their help in cutting the cake! Our inspirational speaker was Joan Khurody who published her first book (her…

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Christmas lunch 2015

By Debbie Harris | January 13, 2016

Penny Lindop, UK designer and Norfolk artist proved to be an inspirational speaker at our Christmas lunch on 1st December. Penny spoke of her early hippy lifestyle as an archaelogist and her adventures in Australia and Indonesia, leading to a fascination with spinning and weaving. Following her return to the UK, an ‘art time’ project…

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September lunch – Anna Mudeka

By Debbie Harris | October 23, 2015

We were thrilled that Anna Mudeka agreed to be the speaker at our September meeting. Anna talked about her early life in Zimbabwe and her roles of musician, teacher and organisr of the charitiable initiative, the Anna Mudeka Foundation. A special treat for us was when Anna performed a song entitled ‘If I were a…

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Eirlys Johnson

By Debbie Harris | June 9, 2015

Eirlys Johnson gave a lively talk tracing her career history from involvement in her family’s heavy plant hire business to her current role as an independent funeral director in Watton, this successful business having been set up herself  Interestingly, when Eirlys first qualified as a funeral director she was one of the few female funeral…

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Tuesday 25 November 2014 - Carole Slaughter, Jarrold Retail

Carole Slaughter, Jarrold Retail

By Debbie Harris | November 26, 2014

Carole entertained us with a talk tracking her career from a role at Barclays Bank, where she first became involved in marketing, to her current role of Marketing Manger for Jarrold Retail, a position she has held since 2005.  Carole has juggled her career with bringing up her family and  is also deputy Chair and…

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Reverend Gerry Foster

By Debbie Harris | September 9, 2014

  Gerry gave an uplifting account of her career which began with caring for challenging people. Following the sad death of her father from cancer, Gerry decided to pursue a career in nursing, eventually specialising in cancer treatment.  Ultimately, Gerry felt called to service in ministry within the Church.  Despite serious injuries sustained in a…

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