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Date: September 7th 2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Women’s Business Conference

We are the annual sponsors of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce 2023 Women’s Business Conference.

As a member of the Chamber and Herefordshire Area Council Member, Rebecca Kirk along with colleagues, has been regularly representing both the Hereford office and the employment team by attending the popular conference.

The aims of the Women’s Business Conference are to:

  • Provide a strong network of contacts, mutual encouragement and support
  • Develop skills and competencies through a range of high quality, informative speakers
  • Promote the development of business, professional and social relationships
  • Highlight the contribution of women to the business community

Join over 100 business professionals from across Herefordshire & Worcestershire at the beautiful settings of Crumplebury Farm. Hear from inspiring female speakers, benefit from plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day and enjoy a delicious farmer’s buffet spread.

Guest speakers include:

Baroness Martha Lane-Fox CBE

Martha is an entrepreneur and internet activist, she became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013 and in March 2014, and she was appointed Chancellor of the Open University. Martha is a director of Twitter and chairperson of WeTransfer where she helped them reach B-Corp Status. She is also a non-executive director of Chanel!

Kate Philp

Joining the Army after graduating from Oxford University, Kate was deployed on overseas operations. Kate’s tour of Afghanistan ended when injuries caused by an Improvised Explosive Device resulted in her leg being amputated below the knee. In 2013 Kate trekked to the South Pole as part of an expedition organised by the charity Walking With The Wounded. This earned her the honour of being shortlisted in the Women of the Year awards in 2014. After leaving the Army, Kate founded Corran Consulting Ltd and now works as a Coach and Speaker, bringing her love of developing her soldiers into the civilian world.

Carole Cumino

Carole spent over 30 years in UK Civil Service, taking voluntary early retirement to in 2011 to join local charity Worcestershire Association of Carers as CEO. During her time there, she returned to studying gaining an Open University Degree and becoming a Health Foundation ‘Generation Q’ Fellow. Carole has recently taken on a role as an Associate Non-Executive Director of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, with a particular interest in Mental Health.

For more information or to book tickets please visit: https://hwchamber.co.uk/product/womens-business-conference-sponsored-by-harrison-clark-rickerbys-2023-09-07/

The details

Date: September 7th 2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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The venue

Crumplebury Farm, Whitbourne
Worcestershire, WR6 5SG

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Rebecca Kirk

Partner, Head of Defence, Security and the Forces Sector and Hereford Office

M: +44 7805 627 430

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