Wiltshire businesswomen come together to combat isolation

By Anita Jaynes on 20 February, 2017

Starting and running your own business can be a lonely job, particularly for women who find traditional networking meetings too male-dominated.

The Swindon and Wiltshire Women in Business Conference aims to combat this isolation, bringing female business managers, entrepreneurs and home-workers together for a day of inspiration, information and connection.

Held at Bowood Spa and Golf Resort on Wednesday March 8, the conference will give businesswomen a chance to get away from the hectic activity of running their business, to share ideas and start finding new solutions.

“Businesswomen are so busy all the time, it’s very difficult for them to keep up with important developments, build their skills and – most importantly – develop a network of people who can help their business grow” said conference organiser Jolyon Rose.

“The aim of day is to provide a place where people can meet, learn from each other and start looking at new ways to build their businesses.”

The programme includes keynote speakers, specialist workshops, networking sessions as well as a chance to talk to professionals who provide help and support for small, start-up and growing businesses in the region.

Participants will also have the chance to sign up to a new project offering 12 hours of free business support as well as grants of up to £10,000. Business Advisors from the new SME Growth project will be on hand throughout the day to provide advice on getting started with the scheme.

Returning for its third year, the Women in Business Conference is organised by The Enterprise Network (TEN), a Wiltshire Council initiative supported by Swindon Borough Council and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Tickets cost just £35 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Further details and ticket reservation online at www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk/wib

For more information email Jolyon.Rose@wiltshire.gov.uk