BUSINESSWOMEN from Kirklees and Calderdale got together for a networking event in Huddersfield.

Some 56 people attended the Huddersfield and Calderdale WiRE Networks meeting at the Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, to hear from speakers, take part in an open networking session and browse around stalls demonstrating products and services made by WiRE members.

The speakers were Lisa Kendrick, of Longwood-based accountancy software specialist Liquid Accounts; Sally Robinson, of North Yorkshire lingerie business Ample Bosom; Georgie Oldfield, of The Pain Relief Centre, Longley: Sarah Gathercole, of Mosaic Virtual Office in Longwood; and Helen Williams, of Elland image consultants Helipad Lifestyles.

Ms Gathercole, Huddersfield WiRE network leader, said: “The feedback from the event has been very positive.

“Both WiRE networks have received requests from a number of ladies to visit the network meetings to find out more about WiRE and how they may benefit from meeting up with other inspired women in business.”

WiRE is a national group with more than 2,000 members which helps women in rural areas start up or expand a business. Phone 01952 815338 or go