New women only business group in Haverhill proves a hit

Loraine Callow during her talk at the Venus Business Circle ANL-140429-153216005
Loraine Callow during her talk at the Venus Business Circle ANL-140429-153216005

The first ever meeting of a new women only networking group has gone so well its organiser now plans to hold future gatherings bimonthly and not quarterly.

The Venus Business Circle recently held its first meeting at Haverhill Golf Club having been established by local business woman Elaine Carr, who started her own marketing consultancy business, FlipFlop Marketing Ltd, in 2002 and has run thebestof Haverhill marketing franchise since 2010.

The lunchtime meetings provide an opportunity for women who are in business, either as business owners or employees, to learn about a particular aspect of marketing in a friendly and supportive environment.

Elaine comments: “We had over 20 ladies attending our first meeting on personal branding, with quite a diverse range of businesses represented.

“Our speaker, image consultant, Loraine Callow explained the importance of understanding your body shape and what styles suit different shapes.

“She gave advice on wardrobe essentials and how to create multiple outfits by using accessories. It was a very interactive session and whilst it was fun there was some valuable learning.

“How we dress affects how other people perceive us, how we feel about ourselves and our confidence levels.”

Guests were asked for their feedback and suggestions on the frequency, format and content of the meeting.

It was established that a bimonthly meeting was preferred over the planned quarterly meetings as getting together more frequently would help to build relationships within the group.

Social media was identified as an area that many of those present were keen to learn more about and will be the topic for the next meeting.

If you would like to find out more about The Venus Business Circle or book a place at the next meeting which takes place at Haverhill Golf Club from 12-2pm on Friday, June 6, please call Elaine Carr 01440 710 158 or email