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Second Wednesday of Every Month*

(Not including school holidays)*

The Essex Golf & Country Club

Earls Colne




Event Dates

You can pay as you go or pay once for the year and get a better than early bird ticket. Buys yours here!

Exhibit at any of our events for just £25.  Would you like to sponsor this event? £75 includes a 10 minutes speaking slot, exhibitors stand, 1 ticket and business literature on every place setting and online marketing.


13th December – Joint Colchester & Halstead Event

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 Essex Networking BWNimportance 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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10th January 

Mark Pettit Work less and increase profits masterclass

Do you wish there were more hours in the day?  Do you want to increase profit?  Do you want to achieve more? Then this could be for you! In this interactive session, High-Performance Business Coach Mark Pettit will share his best strategies, systems and tools to help you dream bigger, do more great work and increase your profits whilst working less. Learn the mindset, business and productivity strategies, skills and habits to get rid of overwhelm and procrastination to rocket your success. Mark has helped to deliver £million turnover increases for his clients and now works with female entrepreneurs to help them achieve their biggest dreams whilst building a business and life they love.

Wish to sponsor this event and REALLY get your business seen? Get in touch to learn more or book here.

7th March 

How To Easily Eat Well to Think Powerfully, Increase Energy and Achieve More

Wish to sponsor this event and REALLY get your business seen? Get in touch to learn more or book here.

18th April 

Stop Struggling Financially and Easily Improve Business Performance

Gemma Pryke is on a crusade to help you perform financial miracles! Accounts and numbers may not be your favourite subject in business but without a good solid foundation of business acumen business management could cost you dearly!Growing your profit margin and success is not just about sales and marketing. Learn how to easily analyse your business and create something rather special. Learn how to take incomprehensible data and turn it into a useful management tool.

Understand where your business is performing well, and where it is struggling financially and to use that knowledge powerfully to succeed. Knowledge is power, once you know what’s going on, you can look at why it’s happening and take steps to fix it, or focus to grow it further. Learn how your accounts could be damaging your business. Learn how the information you already have could revolutionise the future success of your business. Learn how to track and measure your goals, success rate and ensure you keep on track with Gemma’s proven tools!

Wish to sponsor this event and REALLY get your business seen? Get in touch to learn more or book here.

2018 dates*

10th Jan, 6th Feb (Please note Tuesday), 7th Mar, 18th April (due to Easter), 2nd May, 6th June, 4th July, No August event, 5th Sept, 3rd Oct, 7th Nov, 5th Dec  

*Please note provisional change of date to 1st Wednesday of each month, avoiding school holidays. January is unchanged due to speaker and guests already booked.

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!

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.

Well behaved children are always welcome.

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 and West 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 goals, 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 business exhibitions 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.

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

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