North Cumbria WiRE

Network Leaders:

We are very excited that we will be starting a brand new WiRE Network in North Cumbria. Due to current commitments the new leaders will be starting this group in later in 2021, this will likely be a multi centre network group as we are aware that Cumbria is a large county.

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All small business need to find support, to learn new skills, to feel like they are not alone and to find other small businesses to work with – it’s not rocket science, Networking Works! If you are looking for a group of businesswomen who share expertise and knowledge; who help you build new skills, who boost your confidence and support each other to build better businesses? Then North Cumbria WiRE will be the business support network for you.

Our aim is that group membership is diverse and varied. New and growing businesses, offering a multitude of products and services, operating from the remotest rural locations to the busiest market towns – everybody will be welcome. Our first meeting will be a session where we can all discuss what we as a group would like to be included/covered in our meetings going forward, planning in dates and activities.

WiRE Networking isn’t just about swapping business cards; it is about support, inspiration and building relationships. Network groups are run by WiRE member volunteers not franchisees and costs are deliberately kept low. The groups are friendly and welcoming, full of inspirational women sharing skills and helping each other to be successful in business.

WiRE is different; we are not a franchise organisation, we have no funding, we deliberately keep costs low and our Network Leaders are volunteers who lead, inspire and support.

Your WiRE Network needs your support.

  • Please support your local WiRE Network; go along to meetings & encourage others to attend
  • Please “Bring a Buddy” if you like WiRE, your friends and colleagues will
  • Please remember that Network Leaders are volunteers and juggle lots of other commitments
  • Please book in advance and let the Network Leader know if you can’t attend (with plenty of time)
  • Please offer to help, speak, promote and share your skills – it’s your network
  • Please remember that WiRE Networks don’t work without you and your support – go!

WiRE is a Membership Group so to continue networking, you must be a WiRE Member WiRE members are welcome at any (or all) networks in your county or over the border. Non-members (former or guests) can attend twice before we contact you to join WiRE (which at just £50 per year is the best value networking around).

About WiRE

WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) is a business support network, with the head office based at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. Offering nationwide support for new and established businesses, the WiRE business package delivers supportive peer group networking through the 30 volunteer led local groups plus online benefits including marketing, business resources and PR opportunities. WiRE also lobbies at a national and local level to influence policy and raise the profile of women in business.