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A BUSINESS group for women looks set to become a huge success.

The Mail told last month how the Women What Do club had met for the first time to gauge interest in the idea of a female-only networking organisation.

Organisers used that first event to appeal for more women to come forward and town entrepreneurs responded in force.

Leading light Pam Hargreaves said: “We were chuffed to bits with the response.”

Around 12 people replied and it has proved sufficient for Women What Do officials to begin thinking of setting up a programme of future meetings.

Pam added: “We have agreed that we seem to have something here that people are interested in, so we are going to organise another meeting.”

The first was held at The Place in The Park, in Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, and attracted 20 people.

Pam added: “We are interested in doing something similar to the last meeting and we have had discussions but there is no concrete date yet. It will happen soon though.”

The idea of Women What Do is that it is a chance for females to get together in an informal atmosphere and discuss common issues and share ideas over wine and nibbles.

It is open to women who:

l Own or manage a business;

l Are self-employed or freelance;

l Work in their family business;

l Are managers in voluntary sector organisations including charities and social enterprises;

l Work within the public sector but who have an interest in economic development and/or business issues;

l Are thinking about setting up a business or are in the process of setting up a business.

There’s still time for women to come forward and register an interest in Women What Do, by visiting www.womenwhatdo.biz, or emailing info@womenwhatdo.biz