Bridgnorth networking group launches

By Thom Kennedy | Bridgnorth | Business | Published:

A new networking group has been launched in Bridgnorth, with dozens of local business owners attending the inaugural event.

Ruth Burle, Jo Frith, Dr Tim Jenkins, Rachel Wood, and Louise Welsby with Wendy Yates of the Woodberry Inn

The Bridgnorth is Business event saw 34 people come to its initial breakfast meeting, at the Woodberry Inn.

The four businesswomen behind the initiative said they were delighted with the response to the launch.

“Bridgnorth is a fantastic place to live and work in and we are excited to have created this new group, which is designed to enable networking within the town in a relaxed setting,” said Rachel Wood, a director of Terry Jones Solicitors.

She, along with Louise Welsby of Buy from Shropshire, Jo Frith from Credibly Green and Ruth Burley of RMB Financial Planning are behind the organisation.

“We intend to provide an invaluable platform for business people to get together over breakfast to talk about their services and exchange ideas," Ms Wood added.

“Our first meeting exceeded expectations, with a large number of representatives, such as retailers, accountants, designers and consultants attending from the town and further afield, so it was a great to see such a great mix of skills and experience.

“It was an excellent start and we are hoping even more people attend in future as we grow and evolve.”

Dr Tim Jenkins, head of partnership and economic strategy at Shropshire Council, talked to the first event about the history of the county and the challenges it faces as it looks to develop and thrive. Other speakers will be announced ahead of future events.

Bridgnorth in Business is a non-profit making group which charges £10 a meeting to attend. Any funds raised after expenses will be donated to charity, with proceeds from the first year’s events going to Rupert’s Revenge.

The next breakfast meeting will be held at The Woodberry Inn on June 21 at 8.30am. Anyone interested in attending should contact Rachel Wood at or message them on their Twitter page @bridgnorthisbiz

Thom Kennedy

By Thom Kennedy
Business Editor - @tkennedy_star

Shropshire Star Business Editor


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