The professional networking group Women@Work continues to move from strength to strength as their most recent event ‘Building the Business’ proved to be a great success.

Welcoming guests on the evening, co-founder April Chamberlain said: “We are delighted at how far the group has come since its launch in 2012 and as always we are thrilled to welcome new Women@Work members. We think the success of Women@Work can be accredited to it strong business focus but also to the friendly and welcoming environment we create for all of our guests and we hope that all our member’s feel supported and encouraged in business.”

The group was pleased to be joined by two young entrepreneurs from WE. ARE. YORKSHIRE, a young enterprise company who promote all things Yorkshire. Comprising 17 students from Skipton Girls High School, the group was formed through the Young Enterprise Charity Scheme out of a mutual love for the county, with the company’s product range featuring a brand image of the Yorkshire Rose that the girls designed themselves.

Elizabeth Smith, relationship manager at Natwest, said: “It is refreshing to meet a group of such driven and passionate young people. We were delighted to be joined by two of the girls from the company at our recent event and we hope that they were able to pick up some useful tips and advice to help them on their business venture.”

Achieving a record attendance of about 50, members enjoyed a bite to eat at the group’s venue of choice for the evening – Omar Khan’s Restaurant, Skipton – before sitting down to be inspired by guest speakers Andi Lonnen and Heather Robinson, who own and run successful businesses in the local area.

If you would be interesting in attending the group’s next event and/or would like to receive more information e-mail rebecca. or go to Women@Work Aire Valley’s Linked In group and @wawairevalley Twitter feed.