The Women in Business Awards Evening
Thursday September 21 is a key date for successful business women in the region.
It is the date when leading women from across the private and public sectors converge on Oakley Hall for an evening of quality networking and business lead generation.
Opinion formers, chief executives, rising stars, and thought leaders will meet at the Women in Business Awards to share ideas, and gain knowledge, as well as develop key contacts for the future.
Bring your team to this prestigious event and celebrate the achievements and drive of some of the region’s top business leaders.
Women in Business is more than an awards night – although rewarding success is a key theme. It is an opportunity to participate in an ongoing and developing campaign that expresses just why women play such a significant role in the region’s, and the UK’s, economy.
Table of 10 £1,500, 5 places for £800, 3 places for £510 and individual £180 excluding VAT. For tickets and further Women in Business 2017 event information please email Libby Sharp at email@example.com.
Chief public affairs and communications officer, Coca-Cola.
Lauren leads Coca-Cola European Partners’ strategic engagement with media, policymakers, civil society and community stakeholders. Lauren has worked for Coca-Cola for over 12 years in roles across the spectrum of public affairs and communications. In her previous role as vice-president of stakeholder engagement and external communications of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Lauren was responsible for the company’s corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS), stakeholder engagement and media relations strategies.
Prior to this, she was Director of Leadership and Internal Communications for CCE. In this role, she led the advancement of the company’s communication and collaboration platform, as well as employee engagement efforts around corporate responsibility and sustainability. Lauren began her career in marketing communications, serving clients such as DuPont, InterContinental Hotels Group and the American Cancer Society. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, including studies at the University of Oxford, England.
EVP Sage People
Adam has spent over 30 years in the technology industry, most recently as Fairsail CEO since October 2013. Fairsail is a cloud software firm which became the fastest growing technology scale-up in the UK. The business grew 1,000% in 3 years until 2016 from £1m to £10m revenue before acquisition by Sage plc for £115m in March 2017 to become Sage People.
Sage People is HQ’d in Reading and operates globally with a team of 200 in 5 countries including many women. Prior to that, Adam was Head of Global Software and European Technology at Russell Reynolds Associates. Following a degree in Computer Science in the mid 80s he spent a decade running implementation projects at Accenture. Outside of work, Adam is a keen cyclist and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.
You can follow Adam on Twitter @adahal
Founder & Managing Director of The Great Taste Company
When a celebrity cook’s daughter spotted good business potential in their secret recipe for salad dressing, the Mary Berry & Daughter range was born. Many may see that this was pushing on an open door with a name like Mary Berry as your brand, but although Mary was known and loved by many, it was only when The Great British Bake Off was born, that she became a household name. The salad dressing business was created in 1994 and driven by Annabel. With no financial help, she set about creating a brand that now adorns most supermarket shelves.
Annabel and her mother sold the salad dressing business six years ago and launched The Great Taste Company in 2010, from which they started selling Mary Berry’s cake mix tray bakes and Christmas cakes to Tesco. In 2016 Mary Berry’s Puddings were launched which are currently selling in Tesco, Asda, Waitrose & Sainsburys, and in 2017 Mary Berry’s Cakes were launched.
“I feel honoured to be part of Women in Business 2017. My path, like so many young entrepreneurs, was a need to succeed. A strong work ethic has been ingrained and I have always been passionate about women in business. I am so looking forward to meeting the inspirational women at the 2017 Women in Business awards”.