The Business Growth Network welcomes new partner Dr Cheryl Whiting, Director of Veda Education and Training Consultancy,

Verda Education and Training promotes growth and development in the workplace through the delivery of customised training.  A former Associate Professor, and university lecturer Cheryl is using her skills gained over a career in clinical, academic and commercial sectors to deliver networking events and connect businesses across Gloucestershire.

Cheryl says she was inspired to partner with The Business Growth Network after attending the Business Growth Show in March 2019 and the opportunity to continue work Mark had started with Tewkesbury Means Business and bring the two together under the umbrella of The Business Growth Network

With the help and support of our founding director Mark Linton, Cheryl’s network is going from strength to strength and she’s quickly established herself as a network leader, and certainly has a gift for connecting people and building a cross sector networking community. In the last few months she has welcomed over 100 new businesses to her network in Tewkesbury and is now expanding opportunities for local businesses and charitable organisations to connect through a variety of events and forums across the county.

Cheryl is a great asset The Business Growth Network, and we have been able to draw on her knowledge and experiences as an educator to develop our training materials that support our new partners across the UK to grow a successful business and deliver great networking events. Cheryl is clearly very passionate about the network and her leadership role



I love bringing people together there is something deeply satisfying about strengthening relationships, extending opportunities to share and cross fertilise ideas, enhancing effectiveness, personal development and access to resources, and increasing people’s capacity for collaboration and innovation. I feel in a very privileged position because it’s a real pleasure to be working in ways which empower business owners to achieve their goals and be successful. Cheryl 

Details of our networking events in Gloucestershire can be found on our online alongside our events in Birmingham and Bristol.

Cheryl will be hosting several speed networking sessions at The South Gloucestershire Business show on 2nd and 3rd October 2019 at Bristol and Bath Science Park, BS16 7FR. This event is FREE to attend, so do come along, have fun, exchange information about your business and find new contacts. You can book here: