​Third Friday of Every Month*

(Not including school holidays)*


Jobserve Stadium

United Way,

Mile End,

Colchester

CO4 5UP

2019 Event Dates

18th January, 15th February, 15th March (Celebrating our 10th Birthday!) 26th April, 17th May, 21st June,  12th July (Summer exhibition), 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, (Christmas Exhibition), 13th December.

Events are the 3rd Friday of every month - missing school holidays.


(Big events Birthday event March, Summer event July, Christmas event November.)


You can pay as you go or pay once to the end of 2019 a special Golden Ticket starting from just £85! Early bird tickets available and if you bring 2 friends then you attend for free. Learn more about a Golden Ticket here


Exhibit at any of our events for just £35 and that includes 1 ticket.  Would you like to sponsor this event? £100 includes a 10 minutes speaking slot, exhibitors stand, 1 ticket and business literature on every place setting and promoted across our The BWN marketing. (Golden Ticket price £75.)


Have you joined the powerful Insiders yet?


Exhibit at any of our events for just £35.  Golden Ticket price £13.50


Would you like to sponsor this event? £100 includes a 10 minutes speaking slot, exhibitors stand, 1 ticket and business literature on every place setting and online marketing prior and after the event across our social media and digital marketing too. Golden Ticket price £75.

18th Jan – Customer Service - Happy Customers - Happy You Masterclass and Networking Event

Learn how to handle tricky customers.

Is the customer, always right?

How do difficult customers impact on your reputation, conversion rate, and even customer retention and profit margins?

How to ensure you keep your staff, customers and yourself content and loving your business.

Learn practical ways to look after your customers and protect your business.

Responsive Roles specialize in ideas to help build confidence and skills for you and your team. With a proven track record with the public sector now supporting the private sector too.

Join us and ask any thing you like in this interactive, fun session aimed at helping you look after your customers and grow your business. Plenty of time to freely network too.

 

15th Feb – Success masterclass and networking event

Nick Looby is back - don't miss it!

In this breathtaking masterclass we see the return of a BWN favourite – Nick Looby!

Sharing strategies and techniques from Nick’s new book Modern Zombies – how to stay ahead of the horde & communicate your way to incredible success, this is not to be missed!

With so many ways to communicate we’re drowning info, overload and overwhelm. 

We’ve outsourced much of our individuality and creativity to technology and algorithms.  Our highly connected world is a massive ally but hides a devastating secret – it is turning us into modern zombies!

  • How to encourage more face to face interactions and reap the joint benefits
  • How to send emails that are actually opened, read and replied to.
  • Build stronger, more human, relationships – at work, at home and beyond
  • Discover the power of your authenticity and why the world can’t wait for the real you!
15th Feb 2019 Nick Looby Colchester Essex

Proudly sponsored by You? 

Learn more about the benefits of sponsoring the BWN events here.


Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Golden Ticket Price is £13.50 to exhibit!

15th March – Our BIG 10th Birthday! Masterclass Networking event

The very very popular Paul Hutton is back and this is our biggest event yet!

Paul Hutton is a much love BWN speaker who always delivers new, unique and brilliant ideas for business leaders and is recognised internationally as one of the best!

  • How can you create demand with engaging technologies
  • Test and define new marketing and operational techniques
  • Improve efficiency
  • Be agile and ready for an ever changing fast past environment and technology
  • Create Innovative solutions
  • Get a return on your investment in this fast paced world - be one step ahead.

Only 30 exhibitors.

Cake, celebrations courtesy of Celebrant Michelle Taylor, Surprises and more! 

15th March 2019 - stop calling it digital media - paul hutton 10th birthday BWN Colchester

Proudly sponsored by NatWest

Exhibiting at this event is  Write Wai PR and Copywriting, Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.

You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!

26th April – Dare to Write Your Book (Even if you don't feel ready or have time!) Masterclass & Networking event

Business Women don’t write their business book because: 

They lack confidence, Fear failure, Feel selfish taking time away from business and family, Worry they won’t being taken seriously and Lack the right mentors, role models and networks.

Learn how to turn those reasons on their head.

How to plan, write and publish your book in simple step-by-steps.

TV Presenter, Journalist, Founder of Rethink Press, Best Selling Author, clients include Virgin, Microsoft, Linklaters, Lloyds and BP, to government departments and SMEs Lucy McCarraher is not to be missed!

I’ve sold over 150,000 books and had three #1 international bestsellers, but Lucy is the FIRST person I turn to when I want someone to teach my audience the business of writing and publishing books

Shaa Wasmund MBE

Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

26th April - How to write your business book - Lucy McCarraher

Stands already sold!

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!



17th May – Personality Testing Masterclass Networking event

As the person responsible for the success of your company, the profit margins, the sales and everything else a successful company needs, what impact are YOU having?

In this interactive session you will delve into who you are;

  • How can your personality impact on your success?
  • How can you recognise other people’s styles and what impact can this have on your success?
  • What can help you power up your results in business?
  • What triggers you and why?

There will be plenty of time to ask questions, learn something new about yourself and how to put that knowledge into action in your business!

Natalie Britt from Cube Learning has been delivering learning & development solutions for many years and knows the power of understanding who you really are and how it can improve your chances of success.

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


17th May - personality testing and your business bwn colchester essex networking natalie britt


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

21st June – How to find your target audiences & Get them buying Masterclass and Networking

Learn why knowing who your ideal clients are can have a huge impact on your sales (And profit margin!)

Learn how to find your perfect customers.

Learn what they want to hear.

Knowing who your niches are is essential for business growth.

Learn how to find yours no matter what you are selling.

Learn how your confidence can impact on your ability to speak to your perfect customers, and how to overcome that.

Mandie Holgate has a proven track record of helping her clients to engage with powerfully with the perfect audiences to grow profits. Want personalised solutions? Message Mandie!



Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.



21st June Mandie holgate fight the fear coach


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

12th July – Google+ Are you Reaping The Rewards? & Networking event

Are you using Google My Business?  If you haven’t claimed or optimised your profile yet, you’re missing out on a powerful marketing tool. Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool that allows you to manage how your business appears on Google, optimise your business information, use location services to appear first on local searches, and add a ‘call from page’ option.

There’s more too; Add articles, monitor and reply to customer reviews and see how your business is performing online at the touch of a button.

The early adopters of GMB are reaping the rewards In this workshop, Kate Everett of PR and marketing agency The Write Impression (TWI) will take you on a step-by-step tutorial to give you everything you need to know about this essential marketing platform including:

  • What happened to Google+?
  • How to set up or claim your page
  • What information to include and how to spread your net
  • How to upload stories (and why you should)
  • How to access and review page analytics

Kate Everett is Managing Partner at TWI, a PR and digital marketing agency based on the Essex/Suffolk border.


Sponsor bwn website networking

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.

You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

20th Sept – Reputation and Your Success Masterclass & Networking event

International Speaker and incredibly successful Dinah Liversidege is back!

Amazing stories of success backed up with evidence of how not protecting your reputation can damage your success. You can't afford to miss this!

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

18th Oct – Branding - To rebrand or not to rebrand? Masterclass & Networking event

Is rebranding always the best solution?

Can rebranding be bad for business?

What do you need to remember to rebrand for growth?

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

15th Nov – Christmas Expo, Masterclass & Networking event

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

13th December – GDPR - What you need to know in 2020 Masterclass Networking event

We know you don't want to hear the words GPDR ever again however business are making BIG mistakes and you could be too!


Learn about the scams that are costing businesses big.

Learn how GPDR is STILL a missed opportunity for so many businesses.

Learn the big mistakes businesses are STILL making!

Exhibiting at this event is Therapia and Jayne Lloyd Photography.


You can exhibit at any BWN event for £35 (includes 1 ticket)

Got a Golden Ticket? It's just £13.50 to exhibit!


Sponsored by You?
Sponsor this event for £100 - includes 1 ticket, 1 stand, 10 minute spotlight speaking slot, promotion across our network and marketing up to the event.

Golden Ticket price £75

Find yourself free to attend at the last minute?


It’s fine to just turn up on the day. Bring 2 guests to an event and attend that event for FREE!
Would you like to learn more about why our network works for business, confidence, motivation and success? Read more about the structure of events and what to expect here.


Please note when booking our events that by purchasing a ticket and walking through our doors you are aware that we do take photos and short videos to enable us to further promote you and raise your brand awareness. If you wish to not be included could you advise us prior to the event and we will ensure you are not filmed or photographed.

​Colchester Coordinator – ​Mandie Holgate

 

Founder of The Business Womans Network Mandie Holgate still hosts our North Essex events as well as being a Coach to busy Business Owners and hosting privately funded training programmes for businesses in areas of Confidence, Achieving your goals, Creativity, Marketing & Sales, Business Growth, Public Speaking, Focus, Accountability, Leadership, Networking, Reputation, Business Communication,Time Management, Motivation & Fear of the Phone.


Mandie is also a powerful professional speaker who really gets her audiences thinking and changing their actions having spoken for national conferences and is often in the media speaking about business success as well as areas such as work life balance and serious illness and successful business.


To learn more about our Founder say “Hi” to her social media all accessible via her website www.mandieholgate.co.uk


Mandie’s second book can be ordered now on Amazon and you can join Mandie on The Insiders where you can ask any question to help increase your success. To learn more about our Founder say “Hi” on her social media all accessible via her website mandieholgate.co.uk Mandie also has courses aimed at busy business owners from just £14 (everything she does it aimed at helping you make sacks of cash, not spend it!) And you can get a discount on these too as an Insider.


Mandie likes to guarantee everyone to the BWN a warm welcome so look out for this face


Hate 60 seconds elevator pitches? This could fix that!

Mandie Holgate corporate head shot

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