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Creativity is the theme of fourth Women in Business Conference

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Claire DoréClaire DoréInnovation and creativity is the theme of the fourth Swindon and Wiltshire Women in Business Conference, tickets for which went on sale this week.

Taking place on International Women’s Day – Thursday, March 8 – and organised by The Enterprise Network, the conference will bring together business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the county to take part in a day of inspiration and information.

Early Bird tickets for the event – including guest speakers, workshops, business advice sessions and plenty of networking opportunities - have just gone on sale through the Eventbrite online booking platform.

Opening the day will be Chuck Berry, cabinet member for economic development and housing, who will set the scene, emphasising the importance of women in business to Wiltshire’s thriving small business landscape.

“Small businesses across Wiltshire are a cornerstone of the county’s economy - the energy and creativity of our business women is something we can all be proud of," he said.

Throughout the day there will be workshops on a wide range of business themes including social media and online marketing, successful business finance, creative thinking, taking on new employees, resilience and crowdfunding.

Guest speakers from some of Wiltshire’s most successful and creative small businesses will be sharing their insights and top tips for business growth.

“The conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded people, develop new ideas and get inspired,” said Marlborough-based mindset and wellness coach Claire Doré.

Now in its fourth year, the event will offer advice, information and support on every aspect of starting and growing a small business, from the very first step, to taking on employees and exporting abroad.

Jol Rose, development officer at The Enterprise Network said: “We are excited to be hosting this unique business event once more, offering a springboard for business owners to move their businesses ahead.

"It’s a chance to share and to be inspired, with a fantastic line-up of speakers and specialist advisors. It really is a one-stop shop for small, start-up and growing businesses in Swindon, Wiltshire and beyond.”

The Women in Business Conference takes place on from 9am until 3.30pm on Thursday, March 8 at the Bowood Hotel and Spa Resort. Tickets cost £37 per person which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Further details and ticket reservation can be found online at www.theenterprisenetwork.co.uk/wib