The Ely group of East Anglian Women in Business (EAWIB), celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday 9th January 2019. The networking group marked the occasion with cake and conversation.
East Anglian Women in Business was created by Ward Gethin Archer Director and Family Law Solicitor, Sarah Fairbrother, to provide a local forum where business women can meet, interact and support each other in developing their businesses and careers. Sarah Fairbrother recognised that outside of Cambridge and Norwich there were very few networking opportunities in the local smaller towns.
From the outset, the aim has been to enable women to form strong links with other local women in an informal and friendly setting. There has been a great response from business women in the Ely area, with the networking group attended by a range of local businesses. The monthly meetings are free to attend with refreshments kindly provided by sponsors, Ward Gethin Archer solicitors and Grow Your Business accountants.
Ward Gethin Archer Family Law Solicitor and founder of EAWIB, Sarah Fairbrother, said:
“I am thrilled that the Ely group is well established and look forward to the next year of East Anglian Women in Business. The meetings are a great platform for women to network and to exchange ideas and knowledge. Any women interested in joining a meeting should come along, new members are always welcome.”
The meetings follow the same format each month, with everyone given the chance to introduce themselves and explain what it is they do. There is a speaker, sometimes someone from the EAWIB group, followed by the opportunity to network. Unlike many networking groups, there are no membership fees, no requirements to give referrals and no minimum number of meetings that you must attend.
The Ely meeting takes place each month from 10.30am until 12 noon at the Almonry Restaurant and Tea Rooms, Ely. The timing is designed to accommodate the commitments that women often have in the early mornings and evenings. The next Ely meeting is on Tuesday 5th February.
In addition to Ely, other EAWIB networking groups run in King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Swaffham and Dereham.
Anyone wishing to attend the meetings should visit www.eawib.co.uk to register online. Visitors to EAWIB meetings are assured of a warm welcome.