Springtime networking for Aire Valley networking group set in the period charms of Haworth

Kath Thornton of Bronte Bars and Events speaks to women’s networking group about running her own businesses

 AWB Charlesworth and NatWest Bank’s Aire Valley networking group Women@Work teamed up with Bronte Bars & Events and The Temperance Spirit Co for a springtime networking and cocktail-making evening at the picturesque Old Schoolroom in Haworth earlier this month. Over 35 businesswomen attended the 15th event for networking and to hear the business stories of the two hosts.

On arrival at the historic venue, guests were welcomed with freshly made mock-tails supplied by hosts Kath Thornton and Gillian Venning, and were given the opportunity to network ahead of enjoying locally produced supper.

The group were given an account by Kath Thornton of Haworth Beer Festival // Bronte Bars & Events and Gillian Venning of The Temperance Spirit Co about the history, successes and running of their businesses. There were also cocktail making demonstrations and the opportunity to sample a variety of freshly mixed drinks.

Guests also raised over £60 for Sue Ryder Manorlands through a charity raffle on the evening.

Emma Sadler-Mason at NatWest commented: An extremely successful 15th Women @ Work event saw 10 new businesses attend as well as our fantastic regular ladies.  Kath and Gill were excellent hosts, each bringing their own motivation and inspiration through sharing their journeys to how they became ‘Women @ Work’. The feedback from this event was excellent! The most fantastic comment being made from a new member who stood up and said ‘When’s the next event!’  These events not only help like-minded business women come together from a work perspective but many end up close friends.”

 Liz Smith, Relationship Manager Natwest, said: “I am passionate about supporting local businesses & the Women@Work events are a great way of doing this. It was fantastic to see 35 business owners & professionals coming together to share knowledge & support each other & the brilliant presentation from Kath & Gill made for a great evening.”

 Felicity Green, Practice Manager at AWB Charlesworth Solicitors said: “Women@Work exists to connect professional women in business throughout the Aire Valley, if you would like to receive information about future Women@Work events, which occur quarterly please email melanie.crewe@awbclaw.co.uk with your contact details”

If you would like to receive information about future Women@Work events, which occur every quarter, then please email melanie.crewe@awbclaw.co.uk with your contact details for further information.