Wake Up To Business is a joint networking group, coordinated by Phil Arnold from WPA and the Corporate Fundraising team at St. Margaret’s Hospice. Taking the form of a working breakfast from 7.30am - 9am, the group has been running as a valuable networking event for several years.

The aim of the group is to raise money for St. Margaret’s Hospice, whilst benefitting the businesses who attend. The meetings offer businesses the opportunity to:

  • Meet new contacts, potential suppliers or clients via informal networking
  • Hear our guest speaker and sponsor present on current business topics
  • Support St. Margaret’s Hospice – show you care

Businesses who sponsor the event get an opportunity to showcase their services during a 15 minute presentation. Typically around 30 business people attend, usually SME’s for a delegate fee of £15.

The next Wake Up To Business event will be taking place on Wednesday 22nd February at St. Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton (7.30am to 9am).

Sadie Ellison, St. Margaret’s Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, will be on hand if you would like to discuss opportunities to work collaboratively with the hospice, to benefit your business as well as the hospice.

Booking for the next Wake Up To Business will be available shortly - to reserve your place, please contact Sadie at Sadie.ellison@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk.

Join us at this networking event to meet like-minded professionals in an informal environment, learn more about businesses based in Somerset and the South-West and discover how we can help each other succeed in a challenging economic climate.

If you’re interested in securing a promotional slot at a future Wake Up To Business event, please contact Sadie Ellison, St. Margaret’s Corporate Fundraiser, on 01823 345 910.


Future dates:

  • Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Taunton
  • Wednesday 26th April 2017 - Yeovil 
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Taunton 
  • Thursday 19th October 2017 - Yeovil 
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018 - Taunton 
  • Wednesday 25th April 2018 - Yeovil
  • Wednesday 27th June 2018 - Taunton
  • Wednesday 17th October 2018 - Yeovil