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Leading wedding photographer, Kelly Nicholls will speak about her experiences in the photography profession
Leading wedding photographer, Kelly Nicholls will speak about her experiences in the photography profession

Press Release - 31 October 2007

Region’s top businesswomen to share success stories

Female school students and local women are invited to two free events offering encouragement and inspiration to go into business, at the University of Bath in Swindon on Wednesday 14 November.

The events celebrate national Enterprise Week (12-18 November), an annual UK-wide week of activities and events, aimed at inspiring people to have business ideas and make them happen.

In Doing it for yourself (10am to 3pm), school and college students aged 14 to 19 and their teachers will learn about the possibilities and benefits of being in business from Jessica Hawker, a young entrepreneur from Bradford-on-Avon named British Small Business Champion for the South West.

The University of Bath graduate will share her story of setting up her company, Wizard Tutors, which offers coaching and tutoring to children and young people, and run an interactive X-Factor session to identify and value individuals’ skills that can be used in business.

The young women will get extra business motivation from Jeanette Howells, founder of a Wiltshire-based leadership and management consultancy and training organisation called Oaklands Resources.

Women of substance, an evening event for women in business, or thinking of starting out on their own, will feature presentations, demonstrations and displays from leading local businesswomen, including former students of the University’s Women into Enterprise course (6pm to 8pm).

Sue Stockdale, who has tutored on the University enterprise course, will speak about starting her motivation company, Mission Possible, and her recently launched networking group for businesswomen in Swindon.

Kelly Nicholls of knphoto, one of Cheltenham’s leading contemporary wedding photographers, will talk about her experiences as a female photographer and give a photography demonstration.

Akasha Lonsdale, from Empowering Partnerships, will talk about the psychology of business, including a practical exercise to demonstrate the impact of thinking positively or negatively.

For more information on the event at the Oakfield campus, or to book a place, please contact Emma Clarke, Head of Broadening & Developing Participation, on 01793 328812, email or see the related links section.

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