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Third Friday of Every Month*

(Not including school holidays)*

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park

Park Road,




The BWN 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 prior and after the event across our social media and digital marketing too.

Golden ticket discount applies – £13.50 to exhibit and £75 to sponsor an event.


17th Nov – Powerful business conversations Master Class, Networking and Big Christmas Shopping Extravaganza!

17th Nov 2017 Xmas BWN Shopping Networking and MasterclassSponsored by Lisa Hardy from Tropic Skin Care

Do you walk away from conversations thinking “I wish I had said that!”
Do you worry that you don’t say the right things to potential clients?
Do you worry your communication is letting down your success?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could feel confident speaking to anyone, anywhere?
Great leadership and sales needs great communications, in this master class John Cockburn Evans will be sharing top tips to powerful communications for business success. John Cockburn Evans has consulted on operations excellence with multiple global clients and coached at all levels of organisations. John specialises in helping organisations understand the power of lean thinking in every area of business so that you minimize on waste and maximise on profit and customer satisfaction.
This is our BIG Christmas Shopping Extravaganza so it’s a great event to exhibit at.
Proudly sponsored by Lisa Hardy from Tropic Skin Care!

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15th Dec – Paul Hutton GDPR & Need to know digital media marketing for 2018 & Networking 

Sponsored by Adavista – Robyn Banks

IT and marketing guru (Our words not his!) Paul Hutton will be demonstrating the importance of approaching your marketing considering digital as a tool to be implemented in unison with the fundamentals of marketing. Essentially, the disciplines of marketing have evolved rapidly and it is critically important to have a 360 Degree strategic approach. Making your marketing budget achieve goals is like managing a team. It must be Aligned, Accountable & Agile.  

If a team wasn’t performing, you’d do something about it!  

Marketing has nothing to do with Smoke & Mirrors and Paul intends to share why and how to maximise your effectiveness online.

This could seriously improve your 2018 marketing strategy.

Paul is someone we trust to share ideas, tools and techniques that really work very powerfully. he is also Head of Strategy and Innovation for i5 Group and Paul has worked with organisations like HSBC, G4S, Morrisons Group, NHS and Bunzl.

To learn more about Paul; 

This event is sponsored by Robyn Banks, Adavista who will speak about GDPR and DPA (Must know info!) To learn more about Robyn Banks click here.

Please note; This event is on Wednesday 13th and not the third Friday of the month due to its proximity to Christmas, Thank you.


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2018 Dates confirmed – Third Friday of every month (missing school holidays)

19th Jan, 23rd Feb, 16th Mar, 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 13th Jul (2nd Friday), 21st Sept, 19th Oct, 16th Nov, 14th Dec (2nd Friday)

Ask your coordinator about a Golden Ticket – pay once for the year, write for our blog free of charge, get a better than early bird ticket price for every event and exhibit for just £13.50. Also get a discount on sponsoring the website or an event!

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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 The BWN 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 Owners and hosting privately funded training programmes for businesses in areas of Confidence, Achieving your gaols, Creativity, Marketing & Sales, Business Growth, Public Speaking, Focus, Accountability, Leadership, Networking, Reputation, Business Communication,Time Management, Motivation & Fear of the Phone.

Mandie is also a powerful professional 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 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.

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

Mandie’s second book can be ordered now on Amazon and you can join Mandie on The Insiders 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 also has courses aimed at busy business owners from just £14 (everything she does it aimed at helping you make sacks of cash, not spend it!) And you can get a discount on these too as an Insider.

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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Would you like your business promoted here?  You can have your logo and contact information included on every page of this site with a link to your business for £375 through to the end of 2018! We were named as one of the top 15 resources in the UK for female entrepreneurs by 99 Designs in 2016. And our one of Small Business Saturday Top 100 businesses for 2017 (As featured in The Guardian) Would you like to get in front of our audiences?


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