After every event we get lots of emails and comments flying around Social Media telling us what new ideas you have put into action, how many dates you have gained in your diaries and most importantly the business you have gained thanks to attending our events. Our events are not just about networking!

We know it works, but don’t just take our word for it…

"Thanks so much, I enjoyed the event, lots of positive energy. I’m looking forward to meeting more business partners in the coming months. It helps me in so many ways."

​Maureen Ogbu

"So much content.. was truly amazing and loads of insights."

Anne Marie Wickham

"Went to my first BWN meeting today and was made to feel very welcome. Don't worry about going alone as introductions are made and by the end of the meeting you'll have met some very likeminded women and good contacts for your business whatever you do."

Clare Poole

"Friendly passionate and supportive business woman, powerful and pertinent speakers, worth the house drive every time!

Tasha Lowrie

"This is such a fabulous network. It’s such a friendly atmosphere unlike a lot of networking events I’ve been to this felt super friendly and welcoming. In the space of 3 meetings I’ve generated new clients, made new friends, been booked as a speaker and hired the services of some of the other amazing ladies I met"

Louise Danielle

It was everything I expected and more. Great speaker, plenty of time to talk to other business women, everyone was welcoming, and I left with all the feel good vibes. I'm buying a Golden Ticket, it was THAT good! 

Sarah Keen

"I've been networking with you for 1.5 years and made £50k in sales already."

Liz Standley

​"What has The BWN ever done for me???

Well, apart from the encouragement to stand up in front many strangers (soon to be friends) and chat about my business, at a moments notice.. ooo scary but boy did I feel brilliant afterwards!

Then there is the behind the scenes help, like the way they will instinctively know who would be a great synergy for your business, and introduces you to each other.

And what about promoting my business even when I am not in the same room as them.

To running fantastic workshops, ones you want to attend, and the coordinators follow up to make sure you continue to get the full benefit, even after the day.

To sum The BWN up – Committed to your business, Ever so friendly, Passionate about life

BWN – Refreshingly different type of networking.

Do I promote The BWN to all the business women I network with, you bet I do. What do I like best about BWN? Come and go as I please, no pressure, can turn up when there is space in my working day. Choose when I go, which workshop will benefit me…make sure I get along to the ones that really do catch my imagination."

​Siobhan Parker

"BWN events are always good value. BWN’s aim is always to provide us with the tools to ensure we have successful businesses. And there is plenty of time to network to pick up new business too."

​Jenny Wilding

"The BWN is an amazing group for women who want to grow their business, grow their confidence and build networks that work! I have been to so many networking events, that are stuffy, uncomfortable and unwelcoming, the BWN is so far from that, its awesome."

Lisa Smith

"I love the welcoming and pro-active nature of  BWN and hope to attend many more events in the future!!

Thanks for hosting an awesome networking. What a spectacular event!  So much talent in the one room.  I thoroughly enjoyed my morning in Colchester with you and the other very welcoming entrepreneurs.  I am so inspired and I’m signing up for the Golden Ticket.  The BWN is such an asset for women like me who have just taken the very scary step into self employment and running their own business."

​Maggie Johnson

" A great collaborative and supporting networking group for ladies who are passionate about your business."

Jayne Bentley

"There is always a great atmosphere at the events, and as well as meeting some really lovely business women, it has given me some great ideas for my business. Now that there is the opportunity to promote my business for free on your website, its even better! If you haven’t been along to an event, then you should make sure that you do soon."

​Lorraine Dale

"I attended my first event today & it wasn't as scary as I thought! Everyone I spoke to was friendly & although all there for business, it wasn't a hard sell environment which was a relief. I'll definitely be back."

Lyanne Pudney

The Power of Networking with BWN

"I was searching for an altenative networking group to replace one I had been a member of for some time and having attended a couple of BWN events, I was impressed by how vibrant the meetings were; I always come away feeling uplifted having met several like-minded business women in a friendly and genuine atmosphere, not to mention having the opportunity to listen to some fantastic guest speakers.


One cannot underestimate the power of networking; not only might you gain business and recognition for what you do, but you also get the opportunity to meet other business women who are in a similar position to you. At The BWN, unlike other groups I have attended, there is no hidden agenda. You are encouraged to be yourself and are accepted for who you are and given the chance to share your own business journey, with all its ups and downs."

​Pavlenka Small

​"​​​The Businesswomans Network has been a breath of fresh air to the networking circuit in Essex (and beyond). I have attended lots of different groups around the county – some very formal, some very informal but with The BWN has got the balance just right.

The networking opportunities are relaxed and friendly – ideal for the shy first-time networker – but also productive. The presentations are always relevant, useful and often very innovative, but the USP has to be Mandie Holgate herself. She never fails to inspire, her enthusiasm is infectious and her dedication to supporting women in business is second to none."

​​Louisa Steel

​"​BWN has been a fantastic source of inspiration to me and I look forward to each event.

The BWN is a great tool to network and meet other business women who have opportunities to offer. It is also a place where you can meet new people and make new friends whilst at the same time increasing your business sales!

I really appreciate what BWN has done for me so far!

 I’m so glad I joined the BWN, I had a call from a business woman who needed a database and had found me on the BWN website. This network certainly works for me."

​Elene Marsden

"I was an early adopter of BWN signing up to the Golden Ticket after the first meeting I went to.

It was clear that Mandie had hit upon a winning formula to combine her passion for coaching and business networking for women together. I am not able to get to all of her meetings but am always impressed by the strong calibre of speakers she is able to obtain and the wide variety of topics covered. I remain a strong supporter of the work she does and admire the inspiration and loyalty she generates amongst her followers. Another strong captain for the good ship networking!"

​Sue Hall

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