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By louisewrites, Jul 31 2019 01:58PM


SW Business Connections Summer Party

When? Friday 2 August 5.00 – 9.00pm

Where? The Turf Hotel, Exminster EX6 8EE

What? Ferry from Topsham, drinks and BBQ.

Cost: £35

For more information go to: https://bit.ly/2SP0Q3C


Exeter Women in Business networking meeting

When? Wednesday 7 August 12.30 – 2.00pm

Where? The Terrace, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3FB

What? Phillipa Roberts from Binit speaking about waste management.

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2Yb7V4t


SETsquared Cycle Network

When? Wednesday 7 August 4.00 – 6.00pm

Where? Exeter Science Park Centre, Babbage Way EX5 2FN

What? Cycle ride lasting around an hour.

Cost: Free!

For more information contact Ben Voysey - b.j.voysey@exeter.ac.uk



Exeter PA Network Email Management Masterclass

When? Wednesday 7 August 5.00 - 8.00pm

Where? Froginwell Vineyard, Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1EP

What? Smart email management workshop with Dr Monica Seeley

Cost: £25 plus option to have dinner afterwards (additional cost)

For more information go to: https://bit.ly/2Or6P04


South Devon Business Club - 2nd Meeting - Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon

When? Thursday 8 August 7.30 – 9.30am

Where? Teignmouth Golf Club TQ14 9NY

What? Networking, 1-1s, testimonials and referrals, tasty choice of breakfast options.

Cost: £11

For more information go to: https://bit.ly/2KfUNkI


Devon Partnerships Networking Lunch Exeter

When? Tuesday 13 August 12.00 – 2.00pm

Where? Blue Ball Inn, Sandygate, Exeter, EX2 7JL

What? Devon Partnerships’ networking lunch

Cost: Free! to members. Non members £5

For more information: https://bit.ly/2LNBYIT



The Business Network

When? Wednesday 14 August 12.00 – 2.00pm.

Where? Sandy Park

What? Understanding The Current Company Car Rules Presentation by Jim Ellis, Learning & Development Partner, Mercedes Benz.

Cost: £37 (non-members)

Contact: Helen Bennett 01803 328806 helen@business-network.co.uk



Business Development Network Exeter

When? Thursday 15 August 6.00 – 9.00pm

Where? Pynes Hill Business Centre Exeter EX2 5JL

What? Group networking & speakers including Property Investor Angelos Sanders

Cost: Free!

More information from: https://bit.ly/2LNSmsZ


Nettl of Exeter Business Social

When? Thursday 15 August 4.00 – 8.00pm

Where? Nettl of Exeter, 35 Marsh Green Road West, Exeter EX2 8PN

What? Nettl display and promo ideas, networking, music and drinks.

Cost: Free!

More information from: https://bit.ly/2MrkrWD





Exeter PA Network Business Breakfast

When? Thursday 15 August 7.30 – 9.00am

Where? Harry's Restaurant, 86 Longbrook Street, EX4 6AP

What? Protecting yourself on social media with Laura Cowie, Cyber Protect Officer at Devon & Cornwall Police.

Cost: £13 – including breakfast.

For more information: https://bit.ly/2Or6P04



Exeter Chamber Summer Bash

When? Thursday 22 August 5.00 – 6.30pm

Where? Deer Park Country House EX14 3PG

What? Pizza, punch and networking.

Cost: £24 for Chamber members

For more information: https://bit.ly/2XP0kaR enquiries@exeterchamber.co.uk


Thirsty Thursday-

When? Thursday 29 August 5.00 – 8.00pm

Where? The West Quarter, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT

What? after work drinks with the Triangle Team, City Fibre’s launch partner

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2MpynjS


Exeter Successful Women in Business

When? Third Tuesday of the month. 9.30am – 12.00pm.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ.

What? Networking group. Rosie Stevens from Mployable will be discussing scaling up your business.

Cost: £23 – includes lunch, development session, any training materials and networking.

More information from: https://www.swibtribe.com/events


4Networking Exeter Breakfast

When? Every other Friday. 8.00am – 10.00am

Where? Brewers Fayre, Exeter, near J29 M5.

What? Networking with local business owners and employees. 40 second introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees.

Cost: £15.

Contact: https://bit.ly/2ZjdJ8L


BNI City Wall

When? Every Wednesday. 7.00am.

Where? Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE.

What? Networking meeting with prime intention of passing each other opportunities for new business through 'word of mouth referrals'.

Cost: See website for membership fees.

Contact: Benson Campbell, 01626333213 bnidevonandcornwall.co.uk


East Devon Business Initiative

When? Every Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Where? Woodbury Park, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1JJ

What? Networking and presentations. Members encouraged to present their businesses and services to the group.

Cost: See website for details.

Full details from http://www.eastdevonbusinessinitiative.co.uk/


Business @ Breakfast

When? Fortnightly - Wednesdays 7.00am – 8.30am.

Where? Southgate Mercure Hotel, Exeter EX1 1QF

What? Networking and referral group

Cost: £10.00 per member/ £15.00 per non-member including breakfast. See website for joining fees.

Contact: http://www.businessatbreakfast.co.uk


Exeter Business Club

When? Every Friday. 7.15am – 9.00am

Where? Isca Centre – Summer Lane Whipton Exeter.

What? Networking, presentations & breakfast

Cost: Membership £40 per month plus joining fee.

Contact: www.exeterbusinessclub.co.uk




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By louisewrites, Jun 27 2019 10:50AM


Exeter Women in Business networking meeting

When? Wednesday 3 July 12.30 – 2.00pm

Where? The Terrace, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3FB

What? Donna Kehoe from the Bank of England will give a summary of the UK’s economic outlook.

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2ZtZwFt


The Business Network

When? Wednesday 3 July 12.00 – 2.00pm.

Where? Sandy Park

What? Presentation by Gavin Ball, APS Legal and Associates. Gavin will look at the role an attorney plays in a Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Cost: £37 (non-members)

Contact: Helen Bennett 01803 328806 helen@business-network.co.uk



Launch of Western Morning News Annual Business Guide 2019

When? Wednesday 3 July 8.00 – 9.30am

Where? Exeter Racecourse, Kennford EX6 7XS

What? Annual gathering of business leaders – networking, debate and breakfast.

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2IWHaGK


Chudleigh G12 Business Networking breakfast

When? Wednesday 3 July 9.30 – 11.00am

Where? The Phoenix, Fore Street Chudleigh TQ13 0HX

What? Informal networking plus 1-2-1 conversations

Cost: £15

For more information: https://bit.ly/2XYyrtK


Co-working launch networking breakfast

When? Thursday 4 July 7.30 – 9.00am

Where? Regus Exeter, Level 3, The Senate

What? Celebration of launch of co-working space

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2Impq8m


EXIST Quarterly breakfast

When? Thursday 4 July 8.30 – 11.00am

Where? Environmental Futures & Big Data Impact Lab, Met Office Collaboration Building, Upper Richardson, Exeter Science Park EX5 2FS

What? Theme: air quality. Speakers include Mark Roberts from Lightfoot, Dr Matthew Hort from the Met Office and Dr Beccy Mitchell from Exeter University.

Cost: £25.

For more information: https://bit.ly/2WRRQLL


South Devon Business Club - 1st Meeting

When? Thursday 4 July 7.30 – 9.30am

Where? Teignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth TQ14 9NY

What? New networking group aims to combine networking with testimonials and referrals to bring in business for its attendees. Choice of breakfast.

Cost: £11.00

For more information see https://bit.ly/2ICHL1g


Exeter Chamber of Commerce Lunch with Ben Bradshaw

When? Friday 5 July 12.00 – 2.00pm.

Where? Royal Albert Memorial Museum, RAMM, Exeter.

What? Networking Lunch with Ben Bradshaw MP.

Cost: £29.50 for Chamber members.

Contact: enquiries@exeterchamber.co.uk


#NatWestBoost Summer Bash

When? Tuesday 9 July 6.00pm-8.30pm.

Where? Froginwell Vineyard, Sidmouth Road,Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1EP

What? Drinks, nibbles and inspirational speakers focusing on ‘entreprenurial leadership’. These include Claire Smith from MoneyPenny, the outsourced communications provider, Joanne Caine, from Cathedral Appointments, Owen Richards from Air Marketing Group, Steve Sliney, MD at Collecteco and George Howell from Ideal First Car.

Cost: Free!

For more information go to https://bit.ly/2XWkrAI


‘Professionelle’ women’s monthly networking group

When? Tuesday 9 July 12.15pm – 2.30pm.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ

What? Networking, presentations, referrals and lunch.

Cost: annual membership fee £50, monthly meeting fee £18.

For more information contact Anna Gidman: enquries@professionelle.org.uk


The Samphire Club

When? Wednesday 10 July 12.00pm.

Where? Hotel du Vin, Exeter.

What? Networking lunch with no speakers, presentations or pitches.

Cost: £27.50.

To book this or several other events in July go to https://thesamphireclub.co.uk/


Lyme Bay Ladies Networking Coffee - Exeter

When? Thursday 11 July 10.00 – 12.00pm

Where? Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1SG

What? Coffee and a very relaxed networking session

Cost: Free for members, £5 for non-members.

More information from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Lymebayladies/


373 Group Awards

When? Thursday 11 July 7.00 – 10.00pm.

Where? Escot House, Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU

What? 373 Group Awards – celebrating business achievement.

Cost: £21.91 – £27.24

For further information call +44 (0)1884 220150.


Basepoint B2B Networking

When? Thursday 11 July 11.00am – 1.00pm

Where? Basepoint Business Centre (Exeter)Yeoford Way, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, EX2 8LB

What? Networking, lunch and speaker David Buckley discussing the Biology of the Mind.

Cost: Free!

More information from: https://bit.ly/2KFDpsh

Devon Partnerships Networking Lunch

When? Tuesday 16 July 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Where? Blue Ball Inn, Sandygate, Exeter EX2 7JL

What? Brand new event. Meet new people and enjoy good food.

Cost: Free for members. £5 for non-members.

https://www.devonpartnerships.co.uk/business-networking-events-in-devon/


FSB Mastering Marketing training

When? 18 July 9.00am-2.00pm

Where? Exeter Racecourse, Kennford EX6 7XS

What? Introduction to the key elements of traditional and digital marketing

Plus free networking lunch.

Cost: Free!

For more information contact vanessa.gale@fsb.org.uk


Business Development Network Exeter

When? Thursday 18 July 6.00 – 9.00pm

Where? Pynes Hill Business Centre Exeter EX2 5JL

What? Group networking & speakers discussing technology and motivation.

Cost: Free!

More information from: https://bit.ly/2ZN1X62


Media Street 10th Birthday Celebration

When? Friday 19 July 10.30am – 4.30pm

Where? Unit 5, Merlin Business Park, Exeter Airport, EX5 2UL.

What? A day of marketing & web design workshops at this digital agency.

Cost: Free!

More information from : 01392 914033 or via email - mail@media-street.co.uk


Exeter Successful Women in Business

When? Third Tuesday of the month. 9.30am – 12.00pm.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4SQ.

What? Networking group. Rosie Stevens from Mployable will be discussing scaling up your business.

Cost: £23 – includes lunch, development session, any training materials and networking.

More information from: https://www.swibtribe.com/events


4Networking Exeter Breakfast

When? Every other Friday. 8.00am – 10.00am

Where? Brewers Fayre, Exeter, near J29 M5.

What? Networking with local business owners and employees. 40 second introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees.

Cost: £15.

Contact: https://www.4networking.biz/events/details/82199/


BNI City Wall

When? Every Wednesday. 7.00am.

Where? Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE.

What? Networking meeting with prime intention of passing each other opportunities for new business through 'word of mouth referrals'.

Cost: See website for membership fees.

Contact: Benson Campbell, 01626333213 bnidevonandcornwall.co.uk


East Devon Business Initiative

When? Every Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Where? Woodbury Park, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1JJ

What? Networking and presentations. Members encouraged to present their businesses and services to the group.

Cost: See website for details.

Full details from http://www.eastdevonbusinessinitiative.co.uk/


Business @ Breakfast

When? Fortnightly - Wednesdays 7.00am – 8.30am.

Where? Southgate Mercure Hotel, Exeter EX1 1QF

What? Networking and referral group

Cost: £10.00 per member/ £15.00 per non-member including breakfast. See website for joining fees.

Contact: http://www.businessatbreakfast.co.uk


Exeter Business Club

When? Every Friday. 7.15am – 9.00am

Where? Isca Centre – Summer Lane Whipton Exeter.

What? Networking, presentations & breakfast

Cost: Membership £40 per month plus joining fee.

Contact: www.exeterbusinessclub.co.uk




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By louisewrites, May 24 2019 01:28PM


June Business Networking Events in Exeter


Exeter Women in Business

When? Wednesday 5 June 12:30 – 14:00

Where? The Terrace, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3FB.

What? David Greensmith from Exeter City Council will talk about commercialisation and protecting the environment.

Cost: Free!

For more information: https://bit.ly/2UV36ea


The Business Network

When? Wednesday 5 June 12.00 – 14.00.

Where? Exeter Racecourse

What? Presentation by Mark Leveridge, ‘The Strolling Magician’. How to Survive and Thrive in business.

Cost: £37 (non-members)

Contact: Helen Bennett 01803 328806 helen@business-network.co.uk


Chudleigh G12 Business Networking

When? Wednesday 5 June 9.30 – 11.00.

Where? The Phoenix Chudleigh TQ13 0HX

What? Open networking, 1-to-1 networking and breakfast

Cost: £15

For more information see https://bit.ly/2wc57nu


Connect Networking Exeter

When? Thursday 6 June 9.30 – 11.30am.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ

What? Networking breakfast with guest speaker Paola Royal, Body & Mind Therapy

Cost: £10 per person including breakfast

For more information email melanie.brook@bespokehub.co.uk


The Samphire Club

When? Thursday 6 June 15.00 –17.30.

Where? Brickhouse Vineyard, Mamhead EX6 8HP

What? Networking and wine tasting.

Cost: £20 plus £1.80 booking fee.

To book go to https://thesamphireclub.co.uk/


Phonic FM Business Social

When? Thursday 6 June 18.00 – 20.00

Where? Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, EX4 3LS

What? A chance for local business people to connect and see the short ‘This is Phonic’ film

Cost: Free!

More information at https://phonic.fm/



‘Professionelle’ women’s monthly networking group

When? 12.15. Tuesday 11 June.

Where? Buckerell Lodge Hotel Topsham Road Exeter EX2 4SQ

What? Networking, presentations, referrals and lunch.

Cost: annual membership fee £50, monthly meeting fee £18.

For more information contact Anna Gidman: enquries@professionelle.org.uk


373 Group

When? Wednesday 13 June 9.00am.

Where? Devon Business & Education Centre - Lower Tale

Payhembury, Honiton Devon, EX14 3HL

What? Rewarding Innovation and Fuelling Growth. Hosted by Aspen Waite Chartered Accountants.

Cost: £15.

For further information call +44 (0)1884 220150.


#LinkedIn Local

When? Monday 17 June 18.00pm – 19.30.

Where? The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4EP

What? A chance to get to know the people behind the profiles

Cost: Free!

More information from Vic Williams

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/vic-williams-13272049537


Exeter Chamber of Commerce

When? Wednesday 19 June 12.00 – 14.00.

Where? Froginwell Vineyard, Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1EP.

What? Chamber Lunch.

Cost: £24 for Chamber members and £48 for non-members.

Contact: enquiries@exeterchamber.co.uk


Exeter PA Network Business Breakfast

When? Thursday 20 June 7.30 – 9.00am

Where? Harry's Restaurant 86 Longbrook Street Exeter EX4 6AP

What? Joff Alexander-Frye, Editor in Chief of Grow Magazine will be talking about this fast-growth start-up, the vision, passion and mission of Grow and what the future holds for both Grow and Exeter.

Cost: £13.

More information from www.exeterpanetwork.com


Leading Women UK

When? (monthly) next meeting Thursday 20 June 18:00 - 20:00.

Where? various locations across Exeter.

What? Networking, workshops & business resources

Cost: £10

More information from: http://www.leadingwomenuk.com/meetings/


#Nat West Boost

When? Tuesday 25 June 8.30 – 10.00am.

Where? Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE.

What? The Power of Podcasting – a beginners’ guide by Bengo Media.

Cost: Free!

Full details on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2EeGGtN


Exeter City Futures Connect

When? 25 June 17.30 – 19.30

Where? Exeter City Space, Southernhay West Exeter EX1 1TS

What? Open platform for collaboration on creating sustainable change.

How can we make our City more mobile, reduce congestion and have cleaner air?

Cost: Free!

For more information go to www.exetercityfutures.com


SWB Expo Presents: An Evening at Inchcape Volkswagen

When? Thursday 27 June 18.00 – 20.00

Where? Inchcape Volkswagen, 2 Matford Way Exeter EX2 8FN

What? See and touch the latest VW models, enjoy great food and drink, network with up to 100 fellow business decision makers.

Cost: Free!

Further details from South West Business Connections. https://bit.ly/2YPSpqL


4Networking Exeter Breakfast

When? Every other Friday. 8.00am – 10.00am

Where? Brewers Fayre, Exeter, near J29 M5.

What? Networking with local business owners and employees. 40 second introduction round, an informative speaker and three ten-minute 1-2-1 appointments with other attendees.

Cost: £15.

Contact: https://www.4networking.biz/events/details/82199/


BNI City Wall

When? Every Wednesday. 7.00am.

Where? Exeter Golf & Country Club, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE.

What? Networking meeting with prime intention of passing each other opportunities for new business through 'word of mouth referrals'.

Cost: See website for membership fees.

Contact: Benson Campbell, 01626333213 bnidevonandcornwall.co.uk


East Devon Business Initiative

When? Every Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Where? Woodbury Park, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1JJ

What? Networking and presentations. Members encouraged to present their businesses and services to the group.

Cost: See website for details.

Full details from http://www.eastdevonbusinessinitiative.co.uk/


Women mean Biz

When? Monthly - next meeting 10 June 12.00pm – 14.00.

Where? The Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street Exeter EX4 3SP

What? Networking including a one-minute business introduction round

Cost: £26

For more information go to https://bit.ly/2Et2z8L


Business @ Breakfast

When? Fortnightly - Wednesdays 7.00am – 8.30am.

Where? Southgate Mercure Hotel, Exeter EX1 1QF

What? Networking and referral group

Cost: £10.00 per member/ £15.00 per non-member including breakfast. See website for joining fees.

Contact: http://www.businessatbreakfast.co.uk


Exeter Business Club

When? Every Friday. 7.15am – 9.00am

Where? Isca Centre – Summer Lane Whipton Exeter.

What? Networking, presentations & breakfast

Cost: Membership £40 per month plus joining fee.

Contact: www.exeterbusinessclub.co.uk


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By louisewrites, Oct 2 2015 10:37AM

I had a ‘right royal experience’ in September when I met Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

As a member of the Board of the charity Working Wonders (www.working-wonders.co.uk which works to find and fund apprenticeships for underprivileged young people, I was invited to Orangebox Young People’s Centre in Halifax for the royal reception.

The Working Wonders Board is made up of a group of local business people with a variety of skills, including finance, youth work, marketing, digital technology, training and development. As a copywriter/corporate journalist I help the charity with its marketing and promotions activities, writing blogs and press releases.

The Prince is patron of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, a passionate supporter of young people’s organisations and patron of the arts. He was shown around the Orangebox facilities, which include a state-of-the-art recording studio, roof-top skate park, indoor bouldering wall and café. He chatted to young people taking part in employability workshops and then unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit. He thanked everyone and said “keep up the excellent work”.

I find working for a charity on a pro bono basis extremely rewarding. People are always so grateful and appreciate that I’m giving my time freely. But I see this as an investment. It’s valuable experience, an opportunity to work in partnership with other professional business people and is a great way to highlight my copywriting and business journalism skills and ability.

If you’re interested in connecting with charities and using your skills in meaningful ways and you are based in Yorkshire, take a look at the Yorkshire Mafia’s Skill Will initiative which links local businesses with charities. http://theyorkshiremafia.com That's me second from the right.




By louisewrites, Sep 8 2015 08:01PM

Welcome to my brand new website www.louisewrites.co.uk


After 14 years in business it was high time to revamp my online image. Thanks to Fi & Becs Design & Marketing I've done just that.


The new-look site highlights writing projects I’ve undertaken for an interesting variety of private and public sector clients. Ranging from banks, building societies and telecoms companies, to health providers, utility companies and criminal justice organisations, my client portfolio is brimful of magazines, newsletters, blogs, websites, e-zines and ebulletins.


I’ve just written web copy for a veterinary recruitment company, a staff newsletter for a bus company and I’m currently interviewing CEOs of membership bodies for association management ebulletin and website content.


The new site was put together by a team of industry experts: I wrote the copy, Angela Richards designed my new identity/branding and logo (angelarichardsdesign.co.uk) and the website was designed and built by Fiona Woodhead from FiandBecs.com


It’s bright, fresh and I’m aiming to keep it current by including a blog containing regular news, features and industry comment. See for yourself. Go to www.louisewrites.co.uk


MY BLOG

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Voluntary work

 

Having worked for the Community Foundation for Calderdale on a voluntary basis, providing copy for  press releases, websites, blogs, leaflets and booklets, my main focus now is the spin off charity

Working Wonders.

 

I am on the Board of this charity which supports young people into employment and apprenticeships.