WBE 2 WBE Day - Collaboration Driving Success

Date & Time: 
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30

Enterprise Holdings / Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Crawford House
Melburne Park
Vicarage Road
TW20 9JZ



Photos from this event can be seen here.

Slides from the various presentations made on the day are available below:

“Building Successful Business Relationships” by Prill Brewin and Sarah Girling, Partners in The Blue Stocking Partnership
“SEO: how to stand out from the (online) crowd” by Matilda Egere-Cooper, Creative Content Lead at Southerly

The Southerly SEO handout can be seen here.

The WBE Council would like to invite you to attend our next WBE 2 WBE – Collaboration Driving Success event that is taking place on Friday 27th April 2018 at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Egham. The event is free to attend but your place must be booked online.

This is an initiative solely for our certified WBEs and the WBE Council hope you will be interested in coming along!

Together, our certified WBEs generate over £150m worth of business each year and this event is an opportunity for our WBEs to get to know each other and to understand more about each other’s businesses. As the network of WBEs expands, there’s increased opportunity to work with each other and to use each other’s products and services and so we’d like to raise awareness of these opportunities within the network of our certified women-owned businesses.

The agenda for the day is designed to maximise the opportunity to connect and each WBE attending will be invited to briefly present their business to the group (a 1-minute presentation - no PowerPoints required!). There will be plenty of time for networking and we’ll also have a knowledge sharing sessions from two of our certified women's business enterprises, The Blue Stocking Partnership and Southerly.

We would really love to see as many of the certified WBEs there as possible. We expect the day to be a very valuable experience for us all and one which will help us to forge new partnerships, learn new things and understand how we can all benefit more from being part of WEConnect International.

10am Arrivals and refreshments
10.30am Welcome and introduction - Maggie Berry - Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International; Gill Thorpe - Managing Director, The Sourcing Team and Chair of the WBE Council and a representative from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
10.40am “Building Successful Business Relationships” - Prill Brewin and Sarah Girling, Partners in The Blue Stocking Partnership. Prill and Sarah will share their insights on working with some of the largest corporations in the world. Having each had 20-year careers in Coca-Cola managing global businesses including McDonald’s Restaurants, Prill and Sarah will discuss their perspective on how that knowledge has helped them run their own business and how they continue to work with renowned brands such as Coca-Cola, Odeon Cinemas Group, Nestle and Unilever.
11.40am Coffee and networking
12pm WBE introductions / discuss opportunities for collaboration
1pm Networking lunch
2pm “SEO: how to stand out from the (online) crowd” - Matilda Egere-Cooper, Creative Content Lead at Southerly. This practical session will walk you through the basics of SEO (search engine optimisation) so you learn what it is and why it's important to your business. Drawing upon her extensive digital media experience working for media brands such as Time Out London and CNN, Matilda will also show you how to make SEO work for you in the future by implementing a simple plan.
2.45pm Roundtable discussions led by the WBE Council / Q&A
3.30pm Close

The event is free to attend and you can register for your place online here: https://wbe-2-wbe-27-apr-18.eventbrite.com

The event is aimed at the owners of our certified businesses but senior staff are welcome to attend. A maximum of two representatives from each company may register.

WBE Introduction Presentations
A key focus of the day is to ensure that we all get to know each other more so each WBE will be asked to informally present their business for 1 minute – we know this doesn’t sound long but we want to fit these introductions in along with time for other presentations, the roundtable discussions, networking and Q&A. No PowerPoints will be shared and you’re welcome to bring flyers/handouts for the group.

Directions to reach the Enterprise Rent-A-Car offices can be found here. Please note the sign on the building says Enterprise Holdings - as an fyi, they operate Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Maggie or Gill on:
Maggie Berry – mberry@weconnectinternational.org – 07776 302 906
Gill Thorpe - gillthorpe@sourcing.co.uk – 07976 262 758

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th April!

If you are a self-registered women-owned business and would be interested in attending this event, please check out the information online about certification and arrange a call with Maggie Berry to find out more: http://weconnecteurope.org/benefits-women-business-owners

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