What Business men want and get for the first time in Southend

The Business Woman’s Network has become a power house for women in business across East Anglia but they faced a backlash of complaints from the business men across the region, complaining that why were some of the best business speakers in the country coming to a women’s only network. So on the 26th of October The BWN threw open its doors for the first time to business men too.

And to celebrate their speaker was Peter cook, no not that one, but another Peter Cook who has appeared on TV and Radio but his work is very much entertainment for the business world. His book is acclaimed by Tom Peters, the most expensive and renowned business speaker and author in the World.  And Peter has worked for the likes of The United Nations, Pfizer, Unilever and on top of that he has performed with some well known rock stars. Soon Peter Cook will be performing with John Howitt, a session musician to Celine Dion, Shirley Bassey and Anastasia, and who writes music for Hollywood movies and provides the music to Strictly Come Dancing.

So the evening was in exceptionally good hands. Business men and women enjoyed a great evening of business ideas and networking. Networking allows you to meet other local business owners to discuss your business and look at ways that you could work together.  Afterwards there was a free buffet and more business talk with a few wigs and guitars branded around too.


The next BWN event open to any man or woman in Business is on the 30th of November when Dragon Enterprise Centre where the events are hosted will be announcing a great competition. The BWN are sworn to secrecy however Mandie Holgate the founder of The BWN said “I can say it is going to be great for anyone with a great idea or invention be it a new business idea or a well established business and dare I say it, it includes some free sacks of cash too”

As their guest speaker is Steve Clarke it looks to be another great event. Steve is a member of an elite team of business mentors chosen by The Entrepreneurs’ Business Academy (the EBA) which James Caan from BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den spearheads with Founder, Bev James.

Steve will be talking about getting new customers without spending sacks of cash. Unfortunately there will be no wigs, guitars or jamming sessions but it does promise to be a night great for business with some exciting opportunities available for businesses of Essex.

To learn more go to https://www.thebusinesswomansnetwork.co.uk/southend or contact office@thebusinesswomansnetwork.co.uk or toby@dragonselfstorage.co.uk

Mandie Holgate 07989 935556

Mandie is available for interview and regularly comments for radio and the press on matters that effect businesses predominantly areas that effect women in business. Mandie also talks about Mental Health stigma and the campaign the Time To change. Any fees associated with talking about this subject are donated to Colchester Mind.

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