Wyred Up gets good reception
Wyred Up, the business networking group, went back to school on 14 March, with its annual visit to Rossall School.
Always the highlight of the Wyred Up calendar, the event was exceptionally well attended with 130 local businesses represented on the afternoon, including sole traders and one man bands, through to large local employers – the biggest of which was Sainsbury’s.
Sainsbury’s had come along to make a presentation about their proposed development at Thornton – relating both what the plans involve, but also about how they have a commitment to employing local people and using a local supply chain where appropriate.
Alastair Horabin from Seniors entertained the audience with a humorous account of their companys journey to being crowned the ‘Best Fish and Chip Takeaway in the UK’, and Parkinsons continued the local theme with a tour of their Fylde Coast projects which of course includes Rossall Point and the Same Day Health Centre, both being built at Fleetwood.
Wyred Up was the first effective networking and business support group on the Fylde Coast when it started in late 2008’ explains Jane Littlewood, founder and Chair of the group, who went on to add, ‘A lot has been achieved already, and in the future we will be developing the brand and the concept to make it an even more effective support mechanism for the businesses of Wyre’.
Scott Carswell, NPL Estates Site Director at Hillhouse Industrial Estate added ‘The main purpose of the afternoon was to make sure that businesses talk to each other, share information and make new contacts and leads. At the bottom line, intelligence always helps and a network of colleagues and contacts is vital in business today, which is what we help to provide through Wyred Up’.
Wyred Up is free and open to all businesses based in Wyre. To register for your place at the next event in July go to www.wyredup.co.uk