‘Great’ start for networkers

Members of WiRE, Women in Rural Enterprise, at their second meeting, at the Downe Arms, Wykeham.'Pictured seated front right are Katrina Shamal and Tina Carne, who run the group. 'The monthly meetings are aimed at supporting women in business, and this meeting had a presentation from Kim Hume and Polly Pearson from Solve Accounting & Finance.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  114148  12/10/11'For Business Page
Members of WiRE, Women in Rural Enterprise, at their second meeting, at the Downe Arms, Wykeham.'Pictured seated front right are Katrina Shamal and Tina Carne, who run the group. 'The monthly meetings are aimed at supporting women in business, and this meeting had a presentation from Kim Hume and Polly Pearson from Solve Accounting & Finance. Picture by Andrew Higgins 114148 12/10/11'For Business Page

A NETWORKING group for women running rural businesses has got off to a strong start with more than 30 members already on the cards.

The WiRE enjoyed an equally successful meeting after attracting 33 guests to its first ever event last month.

Last week women met at the Downe Arms in Wykeham for a presentation by Kim Hume and Polly Pearson from Solve Accounting and Finance.

Tina Carne, who set up the network with Katrina Shamel, said: “A big thank you to everyone who attended our first event. It went really well and went on longer than expected because everyone really got stuck into the whole point of the event - networking.”