Celebrity chef launches Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Women in Agriculture

Lincolnshire born TV chef Rachel Green was joined by 120 guests at a special event at Doddington Hall last month to inaugurate the group which aims to support women working in the rural econmy sector.

The event has so far raised almost £2,000 for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. Guests at Doddington Hall were given a rare opportunity to network with other women from the region’s rural economy and share experiences of working in the sector. They heard from a panel of inspirational speakers who talked about the career challenges they have faced. They also gave the audience advice on how they can overcome their own challenges.

The afternoon was chaired by Rachel Green and included talks from Karen Jobling, CEO of Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance; Rachel Petheram, owner and founder of Catkin Flowers at Doddington Hall; and Emily Norton who heads up the rural research team at Savills.

The LNWIA has been set up by a consortium of local businesses made up of AMC, Forrester Boyd Chartered Accountants, Langleys Solicitors, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and Savills.

Whether a farm owner, worker or secretary, the WIA network provides support in what can be an isolating industry. With a calendar of events due to be released soon for the WIA group, it is hoped it will continue to be a success and a platform for all women in the Lincolnshire region involved in agriculture to come together and support each other.

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