Search

Silent Witness consultant Steve Gaskin will help launch new Wymondham Business Network

PUBLISHED: 10:12 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 20:59 21 June 2017

From left, Keith Whitmore and Lisa Vincent, right, and delivering leaflets about the new Wymondham Business Network to the town's Ayton House. Centre is Sue Bennett, owner at Ayton House  Picture: Keith Whitmore

From left, Keith Whitmore and Lisa Vincent, right, and delivering leaflets about the new Wymondham Business Network to the town's Ayton House. Centre is Sue Bennett, owner at Ayton House Picture: Keith Whitmore

Archant

A talk titled ‘The Benefits of Employing Psychopaths in your Business’ by a former Met police detective will kick off a Norfolk market town’s new business network group.

The not-for-profit Wymondham Business Network (WBN) is to be launched at the town’s Ayton House with a presentation by Steve Gaskin, a former detective who now works in management training and as a consultant for crime dramas including the BBC’s Silent Witness.

WBN has been set up as the result of a partnership between former South Norfolk market towns co-ordinator Lisa Vincent and wymondhamstuff.co.uk co-editor Keith Whitmore.

Ms Vincent said WBN was independent from any council, political party or other business association and would host events including monthly breakfast meetings for businesspeople to network, learn and discover new opportunities.

She said: “Following my time working with businesses across four of our rural market towns, I understand some of the wider issues that many of them are facing. Other towns have successful business forums, to act as a voice for the local business community and as a place to network and share knowledge.”

Ms Vincent said Wymondham has been, until now, the only one of south Norfolk’s four market towns without a regular networking meeting for businesses, although it had the highest population.

She said Wymondham businesses faced huge challenges over the next 10 years as the population was set to double but footfall in the town centre was declining.

Ms Vincent said: “Businesses will be able to tackle future issues better, if they work together. This is hopefully the start to making that happen in a more structured and efficient way.”

She said Mr Gaskin’s talk would be about: “Understanding the psychological make up of your employees and why that is important for your business, rather than criminal psychopaths.”

Mr Whitmore said he hoped the network would be well supported by the town’s business people.

He said: “We’re trying to do something really positive for the town.

“At the moment there’s not many places for people to come along and share ideas without any obligation or large up-front cost.

“Wymondham Business Network will be unashamedly business-focussed and relentlessly positive.

“We’re giving our time freely to this and we really hope it will be a worthwhile exercise.”

WBN’s launch will take place on Tuesday, July 4 from 7.30am to 9am featuring Mr Gaskin’s talk. Tickets are £12 or £10 for members, from billetto.co.uk, search for Wymondham Business Network. For more information search for Wymondham Business Network on Facebook or email wymondhambusinessnetwork@gmail.com

Other news

Yesterday, 15:32

With your help, thousands of people across the county will benefit from a campaign aimed at keeping the elderly and vulnerable warm and cared for this winter.

Yesterday, 14:27

A group of neighbours are preparing to once again dazzle festive fans with their legendary round about Christmas display.

Yesterday, 15:37

Christmas is coming and there is no better way to get into the festive mood than visiting a market, with mulled wine in hand of course.

Yesterday, 13:49

A 30ft Christmas tree has been erected as a Norfolk town prepares for its festive transformation - just in time to welcome Santa to its annual Christmas Carnival.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:27

A group of neighbours are preparing to once again dazzle festive fans with their legendary round about Christmas display.

Read more
Christmas 2018
Yesterday, 11:55

Plans to build a farm shop incorporating a cafe and butchery at a farm in Great Ellingham have been approved by planners.

Read more
Breckland Council
Mon, 22:05

Residents in Wymondham could face another day of disruption to their water supply as work continues to fix a burst water main.

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

Witnesses have described their shock at the moment armed police had to clear a town centre square while they confronted a man.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:36

Hundreds of villages in the region are at risk of becoming “fossilised” and trapped in a cycle of decline due to failures in planning policy, a report has found.

Read more
West Norfolk

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy