Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Next Visioning workshop - in Worcester

Following our very enjoyable two day Visioning workshop at Harper Adams with members of WIRE (Women in Rural Enterprise), the ILF team is taking its road show next to Worcester.

The workshop will take place at Worcester Cricket Club on Wednesday 8 October and Wednesday 15 October (days run from 9.45 am until 4.30 pm).

To book please contact Ruth Edwards on 0121 331 7922 or email

Members of WIRE and ILF at Harper Adams

About our workshops
If you are a creative West Midlands based small business or sole trader  wanting to take a fresh look at your future business direction, then this will be two days well spent.The workshop is free thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

You'll need to working broadly within the interiors and lifestyle sectors (furniture, furnishings, textiles,  interiors, ceramics, glass, jewellery, art or services that support these areas).

The two-day Visioning workshop  helps you
  • identify strengths, gaps and opportunities through our unique network wheel
  • take a look at your existing business and/or explore new ideas 
  • map your current business network, identifying positive and negative aspects
  • create an action timeline for implementing changes
  • discuss issues with and learn from other businesses
Penny Eccelston and Lyn Abraham at Workshop 16

They said
"I found the two days extremely useful, not least because the content helped me to reinforce that the action plan I am currently working with, which has been the result of my own research, evaluation and proactive nature, is on track." Maggie Hollinshead, Maggie's Studio. [workshop 16]

"There were also things to learn, not least by listening to others with different scenarios and their action plans, also responding to and taking on board different ideas for my business."

"It was great listening to others and their experience in business and how they go about finding opportunities," Maria Wigley, Textile Artist [workshop 10]

"What a wonderful, focused and inspiring day I had at the final session of the Visioning workshop in conjunction with WIRE." Gilly from Gilly Page Jewellery. [worshop 16]

"I have meet a group of very talented women and been mentored by great people from the Interiors and Lifestyle Futures team."

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for future workshops please telephone Ruth on 0121 3317922 or email  And, please pass on to any suitable contacts you think may like to attend a Visioning workshop.