NatWest and WEConnect International Female Entrepreneurship UK Roadshow 2019

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00

3rd Floor
1 Hardman Boulevard
M3 3AQ


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The advancement of female entrepreneurs represents a £250bn opportunity for the UK economy.

But without more women in business, the UK is losing out. According to a new government-backed review by Alison Rose, CEO of commercial and private banking at NatWest, boosting female entrepreneurship could add this £250bn to the economy.

Currently, female entrepreneurs are underrepresented in many sectors such as manufacturing, IT, financial services and transportation.

The government-commissioned Rose Review examines the barriers women in business face and what can be done to overcome them.

The Rose Review recommends increasing funding for women who want to start a business and providing greater family care support so they can reach their goals.

The UK is the start-up capital of Europe, attracting more venture capital than any other European country, yet only one in three UK entrepreneurs is female. In comparison with 15% of women in Canada, almost 11% of women in the US, and over 9% of women in Australia and the Netherlands, only 5.6% of UK women run their own companies.

“We need the creativity and innovation that comes from diversity to keep up with the rapidly changing world around us”

NatWest, a WEConnect International corporate member, would like to invite you to join them at this event for women-owned businesses on Wednesday 4th December 2019.

This event is aimed at majority women owned businesses; those that are minimum 51% owned by one or more women, who provide products and services in the following sectors:
Marketing, HR, Recruitment, Catering, Training, Advertising, Merchandise, Events, Corporate Services, Logistics, Facilities Management, Legal and Technology.

There are a limited number of places available for this free event so if you are interested in attending, please sign up online now:

10am Registration and arrival
10:30 Welcome from NatWest and WEConnect International
10:40 Update from WEConnect International and 30-second business introductions
11:20 Creative Thinking and Rapid Prototyping workshop
The way we think and how we react in Business can be extremely important. With a ‘Growth Mind Set’ and the ability to have a strategic thought process can really support those challenges faced. This session will give a brief overview of these two skills and how to act and think differently.
12.40 Lunch and networking
13.45 PR Top Tips and Crisis Management – presented by Laura Mashiter, Refresh PR. This educational session will provide a useful learning of PR strategy and creative content marketing to make you stand out from your competitors, raise your brand awareness or company profile whilst improving your reputation and increasing your sales.
14.00 Q&A panel discussion – challenges and opportunities around growing your business.
14:50 Closing remarks
15:00 Further networking at a local venue (pay as you go)

If you can’t make this date or location, we will be running similar events with NatWest in Cardiff (11th February) and Glasgow (24th March) in 2020. Do let us know if you are interested in these events.

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