We provide woman-friendly business support, training and personal development services. We work with women throughout the South West of England in different types of businesses at different stages. If you are interested in receiving friendly, professional, business support and gaining access to a range of tools and networks to  help you develop the confidence, skills, connections and knowledge to reach your potential then you have come to the right place.

Accessible and flexible

Our business support is accessible and flexible.  Our services that take account of the personal and professional needs of women. help is available whatever stage your business needs are. perhaps you are starting a new business, or progressing in a career and wanting support to continue moving forward.

Women work differently to men and respond to training and support services differently too. That's why it works to have business support that is designed for women.

Our services are proven to work. We have helped women achieve their potential and we continue to support an increasing number of women in business throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Please take a look around the site and learn about what we do. If you have any questions just email or call, we'll be happy to help. 

We always have something going on and are happy to welcome new faces at various events around the south west. Please take a look at what we do and find the time to come and join us. Business support that is designed for women is a refreshing, inspiring experience.

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We deliver programmes that are publicly funded, as well as commercial programmes. Our track record of working to deliver success for funding bodies is excellent and we have a proactive approach to seeking new funding opportunities to help women in business. You can read more about our funding partners and our strategic aims below.

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A problem shared is a problem halved. When you work as part of a Business Action Group you are able to share your problems and help other members solve theirs. BAGs are a key part of what WDU offers and they are proven to help people move ahead. 

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