Women in Business 2019

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Thursday, 24 January, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00

Women in Business 2019


Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce


Village Hotel Club
Dolomite Avenue, Coventry Business Park, Coventry CV4 9GZ
United Kingdom

Our Women in Business Network continues to go from strength to strength and 2019 will see the Chamber continue to deliver networking lunches with inspirational speakers.

Join us for our first Women in Business Networking Lunch of 2019 for the chance to network with your peers and colleagues, hear from an excellent line up of speakers and enjoy a networking lunch.

Our January Women in Business Speakers

Sue...Sue Tonks, Managing Director, HydroVeg Kit & Winner of the 2018 New Business of the Year Awards at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards

The idea for HydroVeg Kits was born, or rather grown, in a back garden in the Midlands, the brainchild of enthusiastic entrepreneur and entirely amateur (her words!) gardener, Sue Tonks. In 2018, Sue and her company were recognised at the Coventry Telegraph Business Awards as New Business of the Year.

Kathryn Clarke, Founder & Director, Signature Sales Support & Representation and Chamber Board Member
In 2014, Kathryn founded Signature Sales Support & Services to create a role for herself to provide an exciting challenge, continue to work in an industry she has enthusiasm and passion for and the work life balance required for a sustainable future. Kathryn's previous roles included Team Manager for a busy travel sales call centre, Reservations and Revenue Manager for a 400 bedroom Birmingham city centre hotels to Sales and Business Development. In November 2018, Kathryn joined the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. 

Gemma Knott, Assistant Principal - Business Growth, Coventry College
Gemma has over ten years experience within the further education sector with a passion for the student experience. Gemma's present role is as Assistant Principal at Coventry College; a city of great regeneration and opportunities to connect business needs and innovative provision with those seeking to re-skill or up-skill.

Gemma previously operated at Executive level for a large Ofsted Grade 2 college in Leicestershire; directing the Commercial, Marketing, Apprenticeships and International activities recently securing Outstanding for the quality of the Apprenticeship provision and Apprentice voice; a very rare accolade in further education. Gemma led over 150 staff across five departments.

  • 11.30am - Registration & refreshments
  • 12.00pm - Welcome from Chamber of Commerce & Village Hotel Coventry
  • 12.05pm - Guest Speakers - Gemma Knott & Sue Tonks
  • 1.05pm - Audience Q&A
  • 1.15pm - 2-course Networking Luncheon
  • 2.00pm - Event Close

Cancellation Policy

  • Full cancellation charges will apply if cancelled within 10 working days of the event

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