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Creating Business Opportunities

Each issue of this newsletter is stored on the admin site (http://admin.wireuk.org) then select 'Global Resources'.

In this months issue:


WiRE Welcome

Alex Parr has taken over our Suffolk network from Catherine Buchanan

Emma Heathcote-James & Cressida Pryor are running the North Cotswolds WiRE network having taken over from Jane Heaton

Sophie Morford has taken over our Woodbridge WiRE network, Suffolk network from Roz Gordon

A trio have taken over our Kings Lynn WiRE network; we welcome Debbie Alsop, Lisa Palmer-Silcock & Lorna Edge who have taken over from Kate Elliot & Claire McDermid

Bridget Cox now runs our Southill WiRE network, Bedfordshire, taking over from Pauline Prynne

We also have a brand new network starting this month...

Good Luck to Tracie Greenhalgh & Angie Woodard who will be hosting our first Oxfordshire WiRE meeting on 21st January

Inside Wire

More opportunities to promote your business in our new quarterly 'WiRE Member Directory'

The new Directory will be issued in February, August and November as a snazzy hard copy and as a html, with logos & links. We will distribute the member Directory as widely as our WiRED magazine which has an estimated readership of 18,000.

FREE - up to 75 words about your business £20 - Up to 100 words about your business, logo and website link (FREE for Network Leaders!)

To request a booking form contact claire@wireuk.org  cheques should be made payable to HAUC and sent to WiRE, Harper Adams University College Newport Shropshire TF10 8NB

Copy deadlines:
February issue - 23rd January
May issue - 23rd April
August issue - 23rd July
November issue - 23rd October

Our WiRE Training Programme is on it's way! The programme includes leadership, technology and sales & marketing and will be launched at our national conference in April.

We are busy compiling a database of WiRE member trainers; many thanks to everyone who answered our call.

Wire Portfolio
WiRE Conference

Our WiRE National Conference is set for 23rd April here at Harper.

Places are limited to a maximum of 200 this year due to building work being done on campus; so we can't take over as we usually do!

The day will include inspirational speakers, a choice of 45 minute taster sessions and the opportunity to  question a panel of experts. The taster sessions will (as always) be practical and useful and give a taste of our new WiRE Training workshops which will be available anywhere in the UK.

The sessions will cover achieving 'more for less' with technology, selling, new approaches to marketing, customer relationships and finance options and leadership. There will also be a drop in networking cafe providing hot drinks all day and business information stands.

More information will be available soon.

Wire New Network Guide

We have produced a leaflet about our networks which will be on its way to you. It explains what WiRE networks are about, explains our ethos and the business opportunities WiRE networks provide. The leaflet tells you how to get the most out of your WiRE network and what to expect from it.  It's designed in-line with our new branding; many thanks to our WiRE member photographers Alison Ball of Lemon Photographic (www.lemonphotographic.co.uk ), Julia Stanley (www.juliastanley.co.uk), Jay Watson of All Seeing Eye (www.allseeingeye.uk.com), the leaflet was also designed by Graphic Designer and WiRE Network Leader- Anita Bates (www.liquid-dc.co.uk  )

Local Networks Leaflet

'Image Alison Ball  -

We hope you love the leaflet as much as we do and will be proud to give it out to anyone who would benefit from becoming a WiRE member and enjoying our fantastic networks!

WiRE have a Plan!

BT Local Business are keen to work with WiRE.   They are a network of 60 small, independent BT Local Businesses across the UK who can help with business technology needs such as:

 - call and line packages
 - internet and e-business solutions
 - mobile phones and tariffs
 - phone and data solutions

A representative spoke at our Martlesham Technology Event last year and gave some good money saving tips. If you are interested in inviting them to speak at your network meeting let us know and we will put your local contact in touch.


WiRED Magazine
WiRE Events

Network Leaders can attend the following WiRE events for FREE please book via Julie@wireuk.org

Get to the Top (sponsored by Business Link) Wednesday 28th January 2009 Rydale Folk Museum, Pickering 9.30 - 3.30
Including: Anna Farmery on the What, Why & How of Search engine Optimisation, Annette Della-Porta of Luvit Jewellery

Staying in Touch (sponsored by Business Link) Tuesday 24th February 2009 Swinden House Conference Centre, Doncaster
Including: Anna Farmery‘s Guide to online Communications, more TBA

Harper Adams University College
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these issues further please do not hesitate to contact Julie Edwards on direct line 01952 815399 email: Julie@wireuk.org or call the main number on 01952815338. We love feedback!
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