Roaring Success for Women in Business 2nd Anniversary!

As an event partner, Smith Partnership was delighted to welcome women from across the region to celebrate the second anniversary of the regional Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business programme on 10th March. The established networking programme offers a fresh approach to networking in the region with skill workshops and bags of inspiration to help all working women achieve their ambitions. 

During the anniversary event 60 ladies had the chance to learn new skills from professional trainer Sally McMahon and network with likeminded women over lunch; with the opportunity to win a number of glamorous prizes raffled off for its 2015 chosen charity East Staffordshire Citizens Advice. 

Following the success of the Women in Business programme over the last two years, the Chamber of Commerce and its event partners Smith Partnership, FCM Associates and Hoar Cross Hall Spa Hotel, are broadening their reach to attract more ladies who require support and inspiration to help grow their businesses. 

Carol Sewell from Chamber of Commerce said: “We were delighted to welcome the ladies to our second anniversary event on 10th March. The event partners firmly believe our group has become an established part of the regional business networking calendar and we will continue to offer business skills workshops and personal development seminars for the delegates. It can be very lonely setting up your own business or being in a senior role in a large organisation, so making new business contacts and new friendships is essential to improving confidence and performance.” 

Claire Twells, Business Development Partner from Smith Partnership also made an announcement at the event: “As an event partner, Smith Partnership was thrilled to unveil an exciting development for the programme in 2016, as we were approached by Stratstone MINI Derby to sponsor our four events this year. To coincide with the launch of the new mini convertible they have offered our ladies the chance to be in a business card draw to win a week’s hire of a mini from their mini range! The first winner of our business card prize was Jane Ingram from the charity Age UK – congratulations!” 

Natalie Fox, PR Leader for Stratstone: “On the week in which we celebrate International Women’s Day, Stratstone is proud to be supporting Women in Business with the Chamber of Commerce, it’s been a fantastic event. Stratstone MINI Derby’s Dealer Principal Sandra Domagala thought a ‘MINI for a Week’ would be a great prize and give a local businesswoman the chance to experience the unique and fun driving experience that comes with a MINI and we’re delighted for Jane from AgeUK, who was so delighted to win.” 

To find out more about Women in Business contact Claire Twells or Victoria Booth on 01332 225215.