This week, we celebrate the launch of our latest website for local networking group Business Women Connect. At our launch event, in the Pilot Pub, Penarth, we were overwhelmed by the show of support from existing members of Business Women Penarth. The group, created last year by Tanya Lynch (of Lynchpin Media) and Sarah Thompson (of Bespoke Admin) aims to connect business women across the town and provide friendly, inspiring networking sessions for women who felt alienated by big corporate city groups.
We joined Business Women Penarth in June, hoping to meet like-minded creative individuals and get involved with the bustling local community. Since then, the hub has grown from strength to strength with over 130 members across both Cowbridge and Penarth.
The new members website is the next step in the expansion of Business Women Connect (the umbrella covering Business Women Penarth and Cowbridge), as plans to develop further groups in Rhiwbina, Barry and Roath caused a great buzz amongst local communities.
The site will allow members to discover, and interact with each other across networks in addition to serving as a collective hub of information, tips for business success and inspiration.
On developing the website, we hoped to create a platform that encourages users to actively engage with the network, providing them with an opportunity to have their say, and discuss trending topics even if they can’t attend a meeting. All members can submit blog posts, pictures, video tutorials and pose questions on the website, alongside being able to easily customise their user profile.
The entire ethos of the group reflects a friendly, supportive atmosphere so it was vital that the new website accommodated this. Essentially we wanted to create an ‘all inclusive’ feel, allowing members complete control of their own profiles. As a member, you have access to a full directory with direct contact details for fellow members and information about their businesses and also the opportunity to book onto exclusive marketing and business development workshops run by Lynchpin Media.
New members can now easily join their local group online, allowing them to start getting involved and meeting each other prior to their first meeting. The simple navigation of the site means that you don’t have to be a computer ‘whizz’ to benefit from online content and provides members with a further opportunity to market their business to a greater audience.
The website also allows users to keep track of local events and meetings with an all important up to date calendar.
We are so excited to be a part of this new venture and so pleased to have the opportunity to work with/meet some truly inspiring local business owners. Good luck ladies!
You can join Business Women Connect online at businesswomenconnect.co.uk and if your interested in learning a bit more about how we can help your website, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you!