Here to promote, support and protect the local economy

Wheathampstead Enterprising Businesses

(aka) WEB Group

Wheathampstead Business Group (aka “WEB”) aims to proactively enhance and secure the long-term future of Wheathampstead as a dynamic trading area for the benefit of the whole community.

Local businesses and residents are encouraged to get involved, support businesses locally and help make Wheathampstead a better place to live.

All Wheathampstead businesses are automatically WOW members of WEB.  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 WEB member.

What does WEB do?

Supporting local enterprises and the community

We find ways to 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. We love to support local businesses, and our local community.

If you’re organising something locally, please get in touch with WEB.  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 also have regular meetings and everyone is welcome to attend these. 
Every month the following meetings take place regularly:

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.  (During Covid-19 restrictions, meetings are taking place on Zoom.)

This is the meeting where the ‘movers and shakers’ of WEB discuss and plan the activities of WEB.

 

Breakfast networking

Breakfast networking is held the last Friday morning of each month at The Elephant & Castle, but during COVID we are meeting online via Zoom 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.

Book to attend the next Wheathampstead Breakfast Networking event. 

Lunchtime networking

Wheathampstead lunchtime networking events are held every 2nd Wednesday of each month at Mid Herts Golf Club, 12:45pm – 2pm, but during COVID we are meeting online via Zoom.

This is another opportunity to connect with other local businesses and to market your own business.

We have selected 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. 

Book to attend the next Wheathampstead Lunchtime Networking event.

Why get involved with WEB?

Getting involved with the activities of WEB 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 WEB’s activities.