A New Era for Women in Business 2018!

Women in Business

A new era has dawned for the successful Women in Business networking group in 2018, as it announces its fourth anniversary event is to be held in Derby for the first time, on Thursday 19th April, at the University of Derby’s Kedleston Road campus

Two of the founding partners of Women in Business, FCM Associates and law firm Smith Partnership are delighted to extend their reach from Southern Staffordshire, to attract more business women from Derbyshire. 

The success of Women in Business has led to the network expanding into the City of Derby in 2018, which brings new opportunities for more partners to get involved, and to hold events at new and exciting venues across the region. 

The founding partners are delighted to welcome four new partners and supporters: University of Derby, Cureton Consulting, Barclays Premier and Noble Photos, who will join the team to provide fresh ideas and support to ensure the group continues to thrive!

The first event in Derby will offer advice and inspiration for personal wellbeing, followed by a delicious brunch and networking, with guest speaker:

Jackie spoke about her career vision: "My vision is to make a difference to as many children’s lives as possible. I am on a mission to change the face of mental health in schools, to work towards getting emotional intelligence into the curriculum, and into teacher training. This naturally leads to more success in life, in academic achievement, in relationships and with themselves."

Women in Business founding partner, Claire Twells, Partner at Smith Partnership Solicitors said: “This year is going to be fantastic, with new partners and some venues in Derby. I am excited to be holding our fourth anniversary in Derby on 19th April, working with a group of very positive and engaging ladies, who really care about the welfare of the delegates and want to support other women.

“There is no membership or pressure to speak in front of everyone at our events – it’s all about building skills and confidence, and we know that the ladies go away feeling empowered and energised to make better decisions in their lives, for both personal or professional reasons.”

The group has always prided itself on offering a fresh approach to networking for women, welcoming between 50 and 80 ladies at each event, offering vibrant professional networking combined with a varied programme of activities, including wellbeing seminars, workshops and training.

Women in Business partners and supporters for 2018:

  • Smith Partnership
  • FCM Associates Ltd
  • University of Derby
  • Cureton Consulting
  • Noble Photos
  • Burton & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Zestfit
  • Barclays - East Midlands Premier

Book your place now:

Date: Thursday 19th April

Time: 10.30am registration, start at 11am until 1pm

Price: £20.00 (no vat)

Venue: Kirtley Hall - University of Derby, Kedleston Road, DERBY

Booking link:


Contact: info@smithpartnership.co.uk