I set up my Dorset network a couple of years ago, as although I was already a WiRE member (Women in Rural Enterprise) there was no Dorset network. So, I thought why not!
I am excellent at organising things, like events and meetings, so I knew I already had the necessary skills to set up a network. I really enjoy running it and I try to make the meetings varied and interesting. The meetings are very informal and friendly and not like other corporate networks.
We meet up the second Tuesday of the month and usually in and around the Wimborne area of Dorset and I have members who visit from all over Dorset. Saying that we are planning meetings towards Dorchester and Blandford area this year.
We are a very friendly group of about 10-15 ladies and the group is growing all the time. As the events vary so much there is no fixed cost, but I do try to keep expenses to a minimum. Visitors can attend one of my groups twice before joining WiRE which is only £50 a year.
For more information about my Dorset network or for any other events and information, visit the WiRE website www.wireuk.org