The Evening 2017-08-29T14:32:20+00:00

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.

 

Book your places now

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 libby@elcot.co.uk.

Guest Panel

Lauren Sayeski

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.  

Lauren Sayeski Coca Cola
Adam Hale

Adam Hale

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

Annabel Bosher

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”.

The Venue: Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke.

Directions by road to Oakley Hall Hotel, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7EL

M4 junction 13
Exit motorway at junction 13 and follow signs to A34 South – Newbury/Winchester. Continue along the A34 past Newbury signs and keep heading south towards Winchester. Exit slip road sign posted Whitchurch.

Continue along road until just before the town centre. Turn left onto the B3400 signposted Basingstoke. Continue along B3400 through Freefolk and Overton. After about four miles pass the Deane Gate Public House on the right, continue up hill and Oakley Hall is signposted on the right hand side.

M3 junction 6
Exit motorway and at roundabout, follow sign to Basingstoke and then on to the A339 towards Newbury. Continue on the A339 and straight over first roundabout towards Newbury.

At second roundabout turn left onto Roman Road. At end of Roman Road at mini-roundabout turn right and follow sign to Oakley on B3400. Continue along B3400 past Newfound, Oakley and under Railway Bridge. Continue past Beach Arms on the right. Oakley Hall main entrance is then located about a mile down the road on the left.

M4 junction 11
Follow sign to Basingstoke along the A33. Continue following signs into Basingstoke until you see the ring road signposted A339 towards Newbury.

Continue on A339 and straight over first roundabout towards Newbury. At second roundabout turn left onto Roman Road. At end of Roman Road at mini-roundabout turn right and follow sign to Oakley on B3400. Continue along B3400 past Newfound, Oakley and under railway bridge. Continue past Beach Arms on the right. Oakley Hall main entrance is then located about a mile down the road on the left.

M3 junction 7
Exit motorway and at roundabout, take signpost towards Basingstoke. After 500 yards before traffic lights turn left onto A30 towards Oakley. Almost immediately turn right onto a country road signposted Oakley. Follow a 3 mile country lane until you reach a T-junction, then turn left onto Rectory Road.

Follow road to the bottom and then turn left onto B3400 (Andover Road). Oakley Hall main entrance is signposted first left. If you are arriving by coach, please use junction 6 of the M3 or contact Oakley Hall for an alternative route.