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Third Friday of Every Month*

(Not including school holidays)*

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park

Park Road,




Event Dates

20th Jan, 24th Feb, 17th March, 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, WED 19th July, 15th Sept, 20th Oct, 17th Nov and WED 13th Dec

(3rd Friday of each month – Big events Birthday event March, Summer event July, Christmas event November.)

You can pay as you go or pay once for the year and get a better than early bird ticket with the Golden Ticket Contact your local coordinator to get yours

Exhibit at any of our events for just £35.  Would you like to sponsor this event? £100 includes a 10 minutes speaking slot, exhibitors stand, 1 ticket and business literature on every place setting and online marketing with us.

Golden ticket discount applies – £11.50 to exhibit and £75 to sponsor an event.


24th Feb – Kay Westrap – Mastering Mailchimp for Increased Sales and Success

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The key to more sales is talking to more people. It’s a numbers game right? But how do you get more people to talk to you? How do you increase numbers on your lists? How do you let people know about your latest awards and success? How do you ensure people come back and buy from you again and again? Mailchimp is one of the most popular platforms for newsletters.

But how do you get people to sign up to your newsletter? And once they have what do you say? And how do you write newsletters that make people buy? How should they look? And how do you design them if you hate tech? Wow so many questions!

And you can even ask your own with our expert in this master class! Kay Westrap from My Business Mum knows how to get people to your website so they buy. And in this interactive master class Kay will be sharing top tips to creating fabulous newsletters and email campaigns that draw customers to you like moths to a flame!

Why Kay is our Expert!

Kay works with start-up businesses and sole traders across the UKKay westrap business mum at The Business Womans Network Essex andworldwide, offering professional web design, sensible prices and plenty of friendly & practical advice. With over 20 years IT experience kay goes the extra mile to help the business owners she works with. 

At My Business Mum Kay has built a business where everyone knows they’ve got a guardian angel for IT and online marketingto help rocket sales, and now its The BWN turn!

Can’t wait to learn from Kay connect via her website here

17th March – Big Birthday Event – What could kill your business? Is your Business Safe?

It’s our 8th Birthday event! Exhibit at this event, offer pampering, showcase your business, bring your products, offer mini sessions, enjoy the networking, benefit from the UK speaker Annabel Kaye, LOVE the results!

Annabel Kaye brings a funny and scary masterclass that could revolutionise your business annabel kaye

Annabel from KoffeeKatch shares shocking & scary stories of businesses that didn’t get it right; Trouble with the tax man, Paying for things you find out you don’t own, Getting a case like the Uber drivers. How safely are you trading? Do you know what a REAL agreement can do to help you grow? 

Do you believe you don’t have a contract if there is nothing in writing, that you don’t have to               provide anything in writing to clients, A freelance team invoice you so they are all self-employed, Freelance workers have no legal rights. No boring stuff. Learn how to make your business potentially saleable and scalable from an early stage. Time for personalised answers and even claim a free review of your own terms of business or the contracts you use to pay freelancers.

You work hard for your business, learn how to protect it!

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£75 with Golden Ticket – £100 full price



21st April – How to make LinkedIn Lucrative!fight the fear Mandie Holgate speaking

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In this interactive masterclass learn how to use LinkedIn to help increase sales and grow your businesses. Learn why you quit to soon, when you are selling at people, what you could do to make your life easier and gain new leads and sales even when you are busy! (All with low cost / no cost ideas that really work!) Keith Grinsted is also an Affiliate and is proving very popular with his webinars and advice too! Are you in yet?




19th July – 5 sure fire steps to getting your audience to Wow!

     Colin mclean speaking skills EssexSponsored by?

 Big Shopping, Networking & International Speaking Expert Event!

Colin McLean is an international expert on powerful communication skills and how to create the wow factor for your audiences. Supporting TV presenters, business leaders and now us in this interactive session learn how to;

Amplify your speaking skills.The sure fire ways to lose your audience.The power techniques to getting the results you want in every presentation.1st x 20 to book get a guaranteed promo slot. Bring your business cards for the Promo table. Learn about local and national events. To get more from Colin join The Insiders – Are you in yet?




Find yourself free to attend at the last minute?

It’s fine to just turn up on the day. Bring 2 guests to an event and attend that event for FREE!

Up coming events are shown on the right of this page or you can refer to the calendar.
Would you like to learn more about why our network works for business, confidence, motivation and success? Read more about the structure of events and what to expect here.

Please note when booking our events that by purchasing a ticket and walking through our doors you are aware that we do take photos and short videos to enable us to further promote you and raise your brand awareness. If you wish to not be included could you advise us prior to the event and we will ensure you are not filmed or photographed.

Colchester Coordinator – Mandie Holgate

Founder of The Business Womans Network Mandie Holgate still hosts our North Essex events as well as being a Business Coach to busy Business Women and hosting privately funded training programmes for businesses in areas of Marketing & Sales, Business Growth, Public Speaking, Focus, Accountability, Leadership, Networking, Reputation, Business Communication,Time Management, Confidence, Motivation & Fear of the Phone.

Mandie is also a powerful public speaker who really gets her audiences thinking and changing their actions having spoken for national conferences and is often in the media speaking about business women’s success as well as areas such as work life balance and serious illness and successful business.

Mandie is also Colchester Business Enterprise Agencies Business Coach and is a Growth Accelerator Coach enabling businesses that would like to achieve fast growth to work with her part funded.

To learn more about our Founder say “Hi” on her social media all accessible via her website

Mandie’s second book can be pre-ordered now on Amazon and you can join Mandie every Tuesday in her Facebook Live master class where you can ask any question to help increase your success. To learn more about our Founder say “Hi” on her social media all accessible via her website

Mandie likes to guarantee everyone to the BWN a warm welcome so look out for this face

Our Official Photographer for Colchester – Jayne Lloyd

Jayne is a professional photographer working with businesses to create images that demonstrate their services and products visually so their marketing sets them apart from their competitors.

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Twitter: @jaynelloyd
Instagram: @jayne_lloyd
Facebook: Jayne Lloyd Photography
Phone: 07751 233292

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