Greg attended the inaugural Tunbridge Wells Make It Your Business networking event at the Hotel Du Vin earlier today in order to help promote female entrepreneurship in Tunbridge Wells.
The event saw a panel of prominent local businesswomen talk about the challenges, and opportunities, they faced when setting up their own companies. The event was attended by Make It Your Business founder Alison Cork and chaired by Siobhan Stirling, director of marketing and PR agency Sharp Minds Communications.
The audience of female start-ups, business owners and those thinking of setting up their own businesses heard how Emily Brown of Emily Brown Photography launched her business straight out of university and how Sharon Wood has restructured Colonnade Florist to make the business stronger in a changing retail landscape. They also learnt how Victoria Usher has grown GingerMay into one of the fastest growing PR agencies in Europe and how Deborah Richards left a successful career in banking to turn an interest in houses into an award-winning estate agency.
Greg himself addressed the audience as a keynote speaker and pledged to take the experiences provided by the panellists and attendees alike back to the government.
He added: “Make it Your Business is a fantastic way of encouraging more women to start up their own businesses.
“Women are underrepresented in entrepreneurship in the UK and, although things are moving in the right direction, there is more to be done and events like Make it Your Business play a positive role in achieving this.
“Today’s panellists were incredibly inspiring and it was a privilege to meet them and listen to their stories.”