Yesterday, 14 March 2013, I attended the Chamber of Commerce Network lunch specifically designed to attract women in business.
Held in the restaurant at Lakes College this was a networking event with a difference. Although we were treated to a three course dinner it was organised with a ‘speed dating’ theme as we were actively encouraged to move tables throughout the meal to ensure we had chance to speak to everyone.
The afternoon was broken up with presentations from the Chamber, a UK Trade and Industry spokeswomen and Joanne Holborn of Baines Wilson LLP who sponsored the event. There was a great mix and diversity of business from bank managers to stylists, to telecommunications and tourism.
It was encouraging to meet and make new relationships with so many like minded businesses women who are working hard to make a difference. Many thanks to the Chamber and to Lakes College for hosting such a worthwhile networking event.