Devon Women in Business is a friendly and supportive networking group for women.
It was formed in 2017 by Nicola Bidgood after she started networking for her own business, Westcountry HR. She found many of the groups she attended were intimidating and soon discovered that other women were feeling the same way, with some admitting that they were incredibly nervous about turning up at a networking group for the first time, while others had felt that some groups were less than welcoming to new guests!
This led Nicola to launch her own networking meetings, with the aim of creating a group for women where they would feel immediately welcomed and where guests provided advice and encouragement.
Devon Women in Business has continued to grow and thrive since it was first launched. Our lunch meetings generally attract 20-40 guests and we are now launching a quarterly business breakfast to offer further opportunities for supportive networking.
“I run my own small business and it can be quite isolating at times as I work alone. With this group I feel very welcome, as I am quite new to networking and it's a great opportunity to get out of the office and meet like-minded business women."