New Wincanton business hub for women aims to boost skills and achievement

A SPACE dedicated to helping women work, collaborate and join a host of business-skills workshops is set to be officially opened in Wincanton.

The SEED Hub Club is the brainchild of PR guru and business mentor Lynne Franks OBE and will officially launch on Monday, April 15, at 3 Market Place, Wincanton.

The launch will run from 9.30am to 3pm, with a collective Seed Sowing Ceremony at 1pm.

Designed in 2000 and published worldwide as The SEED Handbook, Lynne Franks’ concept of SEED (Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics) pioneered a more feminine approach to business, combining enterprise with personal empowerment and inspiring thousands of women to join a movement of sustainable economic independence.

Responding to the increasing demand for work and networking space dedicated to women, the SEED Hub Club aims to offer a tranquil, friendly, working centre available five days a week for those either self-employed, running a local business or not-for-profit organisation, or simply wanting to explore and gain advice on launching a new enterprise.

Lynne said: “I’m incredibly excited to launch the new SEED Hub Club here in Wincanton and I invite everyone to join us at the introductory event on April 15 to discover more about what’s on offer.

“I started the UK’s first women’s business clubs, B.Hive, with the Regis Group over 10 years ago and have continued working with women’s groups all over the country.

“Evidence shows women’s wellbeing is enhanced in the company of other women, especially when they can support each other in business.”

The SEED Hub in Wincanton is the brainchild of Lynne Franks OBE

The SEED Hub in Wincanton is the brainchild of Lynne Franks OBE

She added: “Magic happens when women get together; unexplainable coincidences arise, new friendships form, business collaborations spark and inspirational stories emerge.

“I believe that combining feminine values along with a more conscious, and holistic approach releases untapped potential in people, businesses and communities, both locally and globally.”

Membership of the hub starts from £45 per month, including unlimited access to working space between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, plus a variety of regular business-mentoring workshops and events, curated daily by Lynne and her team.

The first 10 members to sign up to the SEED Hub Club will also receive a complimentary signed copy of Lynne’s acclaimed The SEED Handbook, a comprehensive 10-stage guide to professional and personal growth.

“I’m hugely looking forward to bringing local businesswomen together at SEED Hub Club where enterprise, projects and ideas can develop, grow and flourish in this unique, dedicated space,” she added.

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