Wheathampstead Businesses (previously known as WEB) is here to promote, support and protect the local economy
Wheathampstead Businesses is Wheathampstead’s Business Trade Association and proactively enhances and secures the long-term future of Wheathampstead as a dynamic trading area for the benefit of the whole community.
Local businesses and residents to get involved, support businesses locally and help make Wheathampstead a better place to live.
All Wheathampstead businesses are automatically WOW members. For only £25 per year you can become a Standard member, and Premium membership costs £50 a year. These levels of membership help support our activities and give you opportunities to take part in events and campaigns which will further promote your business. Further information about becoming a member.
What does Wheathampstead Businesses do?
Supporting local enterprises and the community
We support local people running local businesses. One of the ways we do this is getting involved in village activities throughout the year.
This includes Wheathampstead Village Day, Small Business Saturday, Christmas Lights Up and various other events. Details of these events can be found on Wheathampstead Parish Council website. We love to support local businesses, and our local community.
If you’re organising something locally, please get in touch with us. We’d love to discover new ways of supporting Wheathampstead village.
We also run the Billy The Bee Buy It Locally scheme. Please click here for more information.
Regular meetings and events
We hold regular meetings and everyone is welcome to attend these.
Every month the following meetings take place:
The Turntable – Our committee meeting, every third Tuesday evening of each month at 19.30 at the offices of Lamburn & Turner, 3 Place Farm, Wheathampstead AL4 8SB. You’ll find a warm welcome and a receptive, pro-active and supportive bunch of people.
This is the meeting where the ‘movers and shakers’ of the organisation discuss and plan activities.
Breakfast networking happens on the last Friday morning of each month at The Elephant & Castle from 8.00am to-9.15am.
This is an excellent opportunity to market your business locally and meet new people.
A very reasonable fee is asked for these to cover the venue costs with the added bonus of a delicious tea/coffee and a delicious bacon buttie provided by our local baker Loafing.
Premium and Standard Members: £5, WOW Members and non-members £10.
Wheathampstead lunchtime networking events happen every 2nd Wednesday of each month at Mid Herts Golf Club, 12:45pm – 2pm.
This is another opportunity for you to connect with other local businesses and to market your own business.
We select speakers to talk about various topics supporting businesses at each of the monthly lunchtime networking events (10 min talks). A great opportunity to learn something new while networking.
A very reasonable fee is asked for these to cover the venue costs with the added bonus of a tasty lunch.
Premium and Standard Members: £5; WOW Members and non-members: £10.
Why get involved with Wheathampstead's Local Trade Association?
Getting involved with our activities is sociable, worthwhile and also provides the following benefits:
- The chance to find out and influence what’s going on locally
- Raising the profile of your business locally
- The opportunity to socialise and network with like-minded business people
- The opportunity to contribute towards a vibrant and successful local community
- Anyone is welcome to get involved to help the businesses of Wheathampstead.
Although primarily made of local business people, there are also several residents’ groups who regularly participate in Wheathampstead Businesses’ activities – like WDPS, Wheathampstead’s local preservation group.