Bridlington-based group for women in business

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A new group has been set up for women business owners in Bridlington and across the Wolds.

The Bridlington and Wolds Women in Business Group, launched with the help of Bridlington Business Centre, will create a means for business women to share ideas, provide networking opportunities and grow the economy.

Already 35 members have joined the group and meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month, at the Business Centre, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Karen Sanderson of Ocean Rewards, a provider of sustainable and wild fish and seafood to businesses in the Bridlington area, said: “The Bridlington & Wolds Women in Business Group is a brilliant idea.

“I think some women in business feel a bit isolated, but the group offers the opportunity to network and meet others in a similar situation. It is also good to talk, share ideas and see things from other people’s view point.”

Clare Steele, of Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park, was one of the first members of group and said: “It is really interesting to see just how many small businesses there are which are run by women in and around the town and the group allows us to discuss various issues with the aim of benefitting all members.”

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economy, investment and inequalities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, helped officially launch the group at their most recent gathering.

She said: “The group has achieved great things to date and has plans in place to recruit more members and support women in business, whether they run an established business or are thinking of starting up their own enterprise.”

To join the group, or to run your own business from a professional environment contact Christine Grady, business adviser at the Bridlington Business Centre, on (01262) 401399 or email