Visit to the Cambridge Satchel Factory – Invitation to all WiRE Members

Posted: 30th April 2018

Visit to the Cambridge Satchel Factory – Invitation to all WiRE Members

If you were a Cambridge Satchel, which one would you be? (Don’t worry this is not one of those Facebook quiz questions!) Perhaps a colourful, capacious Tote or a Vintage Satchel? Or maybe you are a flirty yellow Daisy or a seriously studious Oxblood Backpack?

Whatever style suits you, we are offering you an amazing opportunity to find out for yourself on a visit to the factory where 700 bags a day are made for this iconic English brand. There are few women as inspiring in business as Julie Deane, O.B.E. who founded the family company with her Mum in 2008, and we are hugely excited by the chance to meet her. The journey they have been on since appearing in a Google ad has been breathtaking and we will all have a chance to learn more when we visit the newly open factory shop on the site. Ladies will be given a special free gift with every purchase and there are a host of unique products on display so be prepared to bag yourself a serious bargain too!


7th June 2018 – 10:00am to 12:30pm

Factory Shop The Fosseway Syston Leicestershire LE7 1NL

The meeting opens in the boardroom with coffee/tea and cakes on arrival. We will then head to the factory shop to choose our favourite style and have a photograph taken by WiRE Leicestershire and Rutland’s own portrait photographer Ruth Taylor. Ruth will be sharing tips with us on how to prepare for and pose for the perfect portrait.

Booking is ESSENTIAL for this meeting so please make sure you reserve your place today. As this will be a busy event we respectfully ask that you do not bring along your own products for promotion at this event. We usually encourage members to do this but there will simply not be time or space to devote to it this month. Thank you.

Contact Claire on for further information. CSC