Diners turned out in force for this year’s Business Women’s Link Summer Luncheon – to enjoy networking, hear an inspirational speaker and raise more than £500 for a county charity!
Seventy women took a break from their busy careers to catch-up on each other’s news, tuck into a three-course meal at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa and listen to Lincoln Red beef farmer Amy Jobe.
Amy, a qualified agronomist who works alongside her father Charles Dobson on their mixed arable and livestock farm, held BWL members and guests rapt as she told how she came to have her own Lincoln Red herd. (Her father has a large continental herd). Everyone was fascinated to learn how the mum-of-two from South Elkington, near Louth, deals with the day-to-day challenges and economics involved in producing top quality beef and finding customers for her meat, which she sells under the Lincoln Russet brand.
As well as sharing her passion for her work and how important it is to her to have control over the entire process of producing her beef, Amy answered diners’ questions and gave them an insight into what it is like working within a male-dominated industry.
This year’s superbly supported raffle raised an amazing £503 for Linkage – a charity established in 1976 which provides a high standard of care and specialist further education and employment services, aimed at helping people with learning disabilities to realise their full potential.