Local business woman, Frances Day is taking her business venture, The Bird Board, and is due to launch the Sheffield Board on the 10th October at the beautiful 4 Star, Whitley Hall Hotel. Her plans are to roll out new boards over the coming months throughout Yorkshire.
Unlike many existing women’s networking groups, The Bird Board is not about just getting together for a chat or selling your business, but about a group of gifted and experienced women who together provide solutions to real life work issues. Whether you have a member of staff not pulling their weight or you are launching a new product to market and have come across a sticking point, the wealth of expertise in the groups give a fresh, professional view to workplace problems.
The Bird Board started in 2014 after Frances realised there was gap in the market for a support group of powerful, like minded business women. She said, “Although friends and family mean well, they don’t have the experience and knowledge that other business owners have. Women not only have their own unique business challenges, trying to balance work with family and home life. They also naturally have a nurturing and supportive personalities. It was important for me to create an environment where they felt safe in the knowledge that they could share anything that they needed to in a confidential environment.”
The first Bird Board in South Leeds is already flying and has been meeting regularly for the last two years. And with plans to have 10 boards up and running by the end of 2016, 35 boards by the end of 2017 and 3,000 business women all supporting one another by the end of 2018, Frances has big plans for growth. As Boards are limited to just 12 women members per Board, the demand is high and Bird Board is expected to really fly this year with more groups planned across the Yorkshire region.
If you are interested in finding out more or joining a Board visit www.birdboard.co.uk