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.


We hope that you and your family are keeping well. As we’ve not been able to have our lunches this year, we are going to try and do something a little different to enable our ladies to meet on a more informal basis . Our first series of meet ups will be at Broom Hall Country Hotel on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, and Thursday 5th at 12.30 and they will be subject to guidelines in place at the time.

We are proposing a series of lunches, just one table per day, with one of us at each lunch. To book simply email us at info@waylandwomeninbusiness.co.uk which day you would like to come. Please note that you will be able to choose to from the venue’s menu on the day and pay on the day. This is on a first come first served basis but we will run a reserve list if needed. NB: any special offers will not be applicable to these bookings.

At the lunches please feel free to bring along any ideas concerning the way forward for WWIB as we all look to support each other over the coming months..


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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Vanessa Scott, Strattons Hotel

By Debbie Harris | June 10, 2014

Vanessa provided us with a lively talk tracking her personal journey from when she met her husband at art college, through to developing a run down building into an award winning boutique hotel – Strattons in Swaffham www.strattonshotel.com.  She entertained us with snippets of previous involvment in concrete sales, sandwich deliveries and even crime busting…

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Christine Hill

By Debbie Harris | April 2, 2014

We were delighted that Christine Hill, a director of R W Hill (Farms), was able to take time out of her busy schedule to speak at our Spring Lunch. As Christine comes from a  long line of farmers, unsurprisingly,  agriculture was her chosen career.  However, her head mistress at school refused to accept that this…

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Mary Kemp

By Debbie Harris | November 26, 2013

The Christmas season started talking about food when we welcomed Mary Kemp as our guest speaker.  A farmer’s wife and cookery writer Mary enlightened us with her story and cooking experiences.  Mary is a passionate advocate for locally produced seasonal food; and her cooking and writing is based on using the finest and freshest local…

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Jan Overton – Get Ahead Hats

By Debbie Harris | September 26, 2013

  Jan runs her business from the farm in the Broads where she lives and works with her husband.  Operating as a franchisee, Jan showed us a delightful selection from her huge range of hats which are available to hire or buy.  Hats are designed and made by top milliners in the country and Jan…

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Chris Edwards – Watton Town Team

By Debbie Harris | June 4, 2013

In June, we welcomed Chris Edwards on behalf of the Watton Town Team.  Inspired by the Mary Portas report, the Town Team was set up in 2012 to increase visitors and foot fall to Watton High Street through the Entrepreneurs Market, Watton Wedding Show, Morotorcyle Event and Book Weekend which have all proved popular and…

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