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Ladies4Networking: Shaggy dog story

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Local businesswomen will be getting together at the Stubbing Wharf pub in Hebden Bridge on Thursday, for the February meeting of Calder Valley Ladies4Networking.

This month's speakers, PR consultant Gerry Crookes, of Crux Communications, and glass artist Genevieve Thompson of Wicked Gen Crafts, will be giving an insight into their work.

Gerry raises the profiles of local businesses through PR and media campaigns and will be telling a story entitled ‘You’re that Dog!’ charting the rise to fame of Fox and Goose pub dog Charlie, the “face” of the Fox Friends co-operative pub media campaign.

Gen will be sharing her journey into business - how she committed to changing her life by writing her resignation letter 12 months in advance and eventually left a successful career to follow her dream of becoming a glass artist. Gen will also be displaying some examples of her beautiful work.

The event goes on from 11am to 1.45pm and will also feature the group's regular business card draw, a vegetarian lunch and 'table shuffle' networking.

This month, any women who take a guest will be entered into a 'welcome' prize draw to win a voucher for a free visit to L4N Calder Valley. Entry costs just £10 including lunch, paid at the door.

To book a place, visit the website, call Sharon Mackle on 01422 242129 / 07779 542447 or email her

Ladies4Networking talk empowerment and confidence-boosting

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

‘Empowerment’ is the theme of the next meeting of Ladies4Networking Calder Valley branch.

Businesswomen from across the Calder Valley will be getting together at the Stubbing Wharf pub in Hebden Bridge on Thursday, January 31, for their first event of 2013.

The meeting will feature two speakers. Julie Tweedale, of Freedom Personal Safety, in Huddersfield, will give an insight into her empowering and confidence – boosting Personal Safety Workshops for Women. Julie is dedicated to giving women, children and young people the skills, knowledge and confidence to keep themselves safe. Her workshops teach valuable skills, awareness and offer practical advice and she works with schools, employers and community organisations to spread the powerful message that ‘no one has the right to hurt us.’

Liz Titley, of Chase Goldman, Halifax, will outline her methods of helping people to save money on their utility bills, protect their assets and their families through professional will – writing and Lasting Power of attorney drafting services. Liz has recently embarked on a new venture which will be of great interest to those with pensions from previous employment which are not performing well enough. Liz will talk about ways to save more of our earnings, protect our money for the future and make our hard - earned cash work harder for us.

The event will also include the regular round table networking sessions, a vegetarian lunch and business card draw. Among this month’s prizes will be a taster session on working with fused glass from Wicked Gen Crafts of Halifax, which has already raised a lot of interest among members online.

The main event starts at 11am and goes on until 1.45pm. But this month there is also chance to attend a free motivational seminar before the networking meeting, with Janet Jones of ‘The Happiness Millionaire’ in Greetland. Janet uses powerful photographic images to inspire and empower people to achieve success. The seminar will be held from 10am -11am.

Ladies4Networking is a Yorkshire-wide group set up to give local businesswomen chance to support each other and pool ideas to achieve growth and success. The Calder Valley group meets monthly at the Stubbing Wharf.

Businesswomen can book a place via the ‘Events’ tab on the website by emailing co-ordinator Sharon Mackle on or phoning her on 01422 242129/ 07779 542447. To book for the motivational seminar please email Janet.

See also

HebWeb News: Ladies4Networking brings together local business women (Dec 2012)


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