The Best Business Women Awards Sponsors

Clydesdale Bank logo Clydesdale Bank

For over 175 years we’ve stayed close to home, supporting the communities we’re part of and never forgetting what people really need from a bank. Being closer to our customers is at the heart of everything we do, because to care about here means always understanding how to better serve the people who live here.

We’re a bank that’s big enough to provide competitive products, but small enough to offer a more personal touch.

 

Business Banking

It’s business banking as it should be. A smart, efficient service that’s delivered through our innovative Business & Private Banking Centres. You benefit from in-depth expertise and fast decision-making from your own local, dedicated Relationship Manager – a professional who takes the time to get to know your business and can meet with you at a time and place that suits you.

SCA Group

SCA takes the pain out of IT problems so you can get on with running your business and delivering the best possible services to your customers.
We deliver the best technology available to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, SMEs and big companies, with expertise in cloud computing, business continuity, email, backup, network security and IT support all part of the service.
So if you’re a solopreneur struggling to manage and sync your emails seamlessly across devices. Or you’re a small business owner finding your efforts slowed down or thwarted entirely by the whims of old PCs that are no longer fit for purpose. Or you’re part of a big company that needs to advance the way it uses technology and the cloud to enable collaboration and share information more easily – then SCA can help.
We work closely with companies working across the creative, financial, legal, professional and service sector industries and have been delivering the highest calibre of expertise to our partners in London and the South East since 1989.
So get in touch with SCA today if you want to stop getting annoyed by your IT and you’re ready to start getting excited about the potential it could have for your business. Click here to contact SCA

Business 360 Ltd

Headed up by Roma Bhowmick who has 26 years’ experience supporting business’s growth strategies. Her career began in the City of London working for a Blue chip service based organisation, culminating in my role as MD/Head of Division in 1997.

Subsequent to this, in 2001 Roma moved into the technology sector. Having spotted a market opportunity, she and her partners launched what became a fast growth business which delivered innovative technology solutions.

In 2003, having achieved the business goals she personally set out to achieve, she sold her half of the business to her partner and became a Business Consultant helping similar SMEs with aggressive growth aspirations.

She has spent the last 15 years consulting and coaching SME business owners and their teams to support their growth strategies both as a Growth Coach under the Government funded Growth Accelerator Scheme and as a Consultant working in her own consultancy based business.

Her specific area of expertise has been in challenging and helping to construct business strategy and supporting organisations and teams through change.

In 2006 Roma was awarded Freedom of the City of London for ‘services to management consultancy’ in recognition of her work to help businesses succeed in London. She is also in the final stages of writing her thesis for her Doctorate which has focused its research on the impact of networks and networking on strategies for growth in ‘fast growth’ SMEs.

Contact details: roma@business360.co.uk  Tel: 07967605690

Jaguar White Recruitment

We are an award winning recruitment agency based in Hertfordshire covering London and the South East. We can support your recruitment needs whether you are a small business or an HR team that needs addtional help. We get to know your business, giving you peace of mind that our candidates align to your needs and offer long term results.

We specialise in operational support areas:office recruitment,  administration, customer service, finance, HR, sales and marketing, across all levels from secretary to senior managers. We pride ourselves on our approach to recruitment and achieving excellent results. Find out what our clients say about us.  Visit our website for more information

Franchise Futures

 

 

 

 

At Franchise Futures, my key objective is to mentor my clients through their franchise journey by providing smarter and affordable solutions. The niche services offer support those who are at different stages of the franchise life cycle with key focus on franchise start-ups, franchise development and growth. I strongly believe that mutual synergy, human interaction and connection lead to a strong and healthy business relationship. At the end of the day, in this industry, people really do buy people” – Krishma Vaghela – Entrepreneur, Disruptor, Founder and Franchise Consultant

About Us

Franchise Futures is a disruptive, independent franchise consultancy founded in January 2018. The mission of the business is to offer budget friendly, consulting, mentoring, research and specialist support services to: franchisors, franchisees, prospective franchise buyers and business owners considering franchising as an option for successful business growth. Our core services include: Franchisor Support, Franchise Your Business, Franchisee Support & Franchise Research.

Visit their website for more information – CLICK HERE

www.franchisefutures.co.uk

JUST SMILE is an Event & Production company based in Hertfordshire and working in the Social Events & Corporate world. Our business is recommended in many Hertfordshire venues, and we work with a selection of corporate clients and private customers who are looking to deliver stand-out events for their guests, clients or team.

Whatever your technical requirement, our team will aim to deliver something to make you Just Smile!

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The Hemraj Goyal Foundation is a family foundation, created in memory of the father and grandfather of members of the founding team. Our vision is to make a huge and lasting difference in the quality of life of those less fortunate, both in the UK and abroad, through the provision of financial and human resources. We raise and distribute money to our partner organisations and causes which are in line with our charity focus.

Collaborating with both new and existing charity partnerships every year, the impact of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation is growing year on year – in 2017 the work of the projects and donations funded by HGF directly impacted over 56,000 people across the globe. Visit our website to find out more – click here.

Women in Business Expo is taking place at Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Hampshire from 16-17 October 2019

Women in Business Expo is a unique launch event: a clarion call to all women looking for new opportunities in business and work.  The event is aimed at women looking for inspiration, business service and guidance. Whether you’ve got a brand new business idea, are considering a franchise business, looking to retrain, have an existing business or looking to make a career change Women in Business Expo will inspire you!

A refreshing environment where women can learn, network and share insights and experiences plus meet service providers and companies to support their next career or business choice.

Visit www.wibexpo.co.uk for more information.

 

 

Cariad Marketing is a multi award-winning digital marketing agency based in Hertfordshire.

Our uniqueness is in our approach and our passion. We get to know your business inside and out, work as members of your team and guide you on how to meet (and exceed) your business objectives.

Our in-house team of expert digital marketers & Google Partners work with brands of all sizes to create bespoke campaigns.

Your ROI is our priority. We don’t believe you need the biggest budget in your sector to be top dog on Google (or any of the social media platforms for that matter!). We believe you need to be strategic, imaginative and creative with your digital marketing and that’s what we’ll bring to the table.

Whether you’re looking to turbo-charge your lead generation, scale up online sales or establish your brand as a leader in your market, we will work with you to ensure everything we execute is targeted, measurable and impactful.

cariadmarketing.com
welcome@cariadmarketing.com
01992 582 824

The Aubrey Park Hotel

Classic surroundings, contemporary style Aubrey Park Hotel set in 9 acres of rolling English countryside sets the scene for a stay that’s well and truly relaxing whether you’re on business or just taking a break; and whilst our heritage stretches back to 1287, we’ve been brought bang up to date with fresh, contemporary interiors including our light, airy Brasserie serving great seasonal food and all-time favourites too.

What’s more as an independent hotel we’re able to be completely flexible, so whatever your hotel needs in and around St Albans and Hemel Hempstead may be, we’re at your service! Come and try us out.

Visit the website – Aubrey Park Hotel.

Sapphire 

Sapphire is more than business networking, we provide a supportive learning environment to enable businesses to make new connections, develop and grow.

Our networking sessions include inspirational guest speakers, bespoke bitesize training and a connection to the most innovative business women around Hertfordshire.

To see how Sapphire can help your business grow and provide you with real business support join the community on Facebook here.

Crane and Staples 

Crane & Staples are a firm of solicitors, members of the Law Society of England & Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are specialists in our fields. Our solicitors and Legal Executives are highly qualified, well trained and many hold additional specialist qualifications.

We are entirely independent and put our advice to our clients first. Unlike many organisations we do not pay referral fees. Clients come to us because they have been our clients for many years and know that they receive a good service or because they are recommended to us by other satisfied clients. Over 90% of our work comes to us in this way.

The Law Society has a quality accreditation called Lexcel. In order to achieve Lexcel any firm of solicitors must comply with a rigorous scheme that includes everything from a Business Plan to a proper system for managing files and the training and development of staff. It is not easy to achieve. We have had our Lexcel accreditation since 2003. Less than 15% of all firms in England and Wales have a Lexcel accreditation and few have retained it as long as us.

For more information visit our website here

Cleveland Scott York IP Lawyers

Cleveland Scott York is a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys which has been operating in the Eastern Region since 1977. The firm also has an office in London. It is a world-class and truly International business with approximately half its turnover contributed by non-UK business.

All businesses harbour Intellectual Property. IP is a highly valuable asset which is intangible and very frequently remains unidentified. Our business is to identify, protect and manage this vital and very significant element of a company’s assets.

Cleveland Scott York’s client-base includes educational establishments and SMEs through to multinationals and covers the whole of the UK and many regions around the world. With over 500 active clients, in most areas of commercial activity and operating in over 20 countries, we have diverse client range.

The attorneys at Cleveland Scott York often have practical, commercial experience outside the field of Intellectual Property. We match attorneys to clients based upon the client’s innovation and the attorney’s base of experience so the attorney is ideally placed to give the best service to the client at the right price.

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Wagada

Wagada is an award winning digital marketing agency based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. The business was set up back in 2011 and is owned and managed by Cheryl Luzet, supported by a team of 9 permanent employees and 15 freelance marketers, all of whom are marketing experts with their own area of specialism.

We provide creative digital marketing services to clients across the South East of England, covering SEO, Google AdWords, conversion rate optimisation, content marketing, website copywriting, user experience / usability, social media, video marketing, online PR and email marketing. We are a Google Partner Agency and fully Google certified.  We can also support on traditional marketing requirements such as marketing strategy and planning, direct mail, PR and advertising.

We offer effective marketing solutions to improve your online offering. At Wagada, we specialise in getting your site noticed for all the right reasons:

  • Our creative SEO campaigns grab the search engines’ attention.
  • Our web copy is screen-friendly, persuasive and informative.
  • We offer bespoke website usability solutions that improve your conversion rates and make your customers and prospective customers love you.
  • Creative and informed Google AdWords campaigns.

Our clients span a broad range of sectors covering B2B and B2C, including laser eye surgery, telecommunications, video production, fulfilment, business training, print solutions, web development, and not-for-profit.

For more information visit our website.

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group

 

Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group are a dynamic multi award winning team of feline experts leading the way in 5 star cat care in the UK. Whilst cat owners are on holiday they can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their cats are taken care of in expert hands enjoying state of the art accommodation in any of their 20 stunning locations. Founder Abi Purser developed the ethos for Longcroft after leaving her role within the British Equestrian Olympic Team and failing to find quality accommodation for their family cat.  Longcroft ensures guest welfare, nutrition and health are the backbone of all they do. The 20 strong team have a 24/7 qualified head vet on hand to ensure the safety and welfare of all guests. Longcroft hotels are cats only locations offering their guests private soundproofed secure accommodation within a home from home environment and offer a maximum of 8 very spacious suites each ensuring the human to guest ratio is maintained at a high level and guests receive the nurturing love and care that they need whilst away from home. As a result Longcroft boast over 1700 5 star reviews from their loyal following. Longcroft’s attention to detail and expert touch ensures that every guest has just as good a holiday, if not better than their owners!

To cope with overwhelming demand Longcroft are now accepting new applications for cat loving individuals to join their enterprising team … who wouldn’t want a career cuddling cats at the end of their garden!

Visit the website for more information-click here.

SIPP Wine

sipp are a wine company with a difference. Aside from offering amazing quality wine that you won’t find in your supermarket, we are the UK’s only wine company that is using technology to help grow the knowledge of our customers. Subscribers to our sippBOX benefit from access to tasting notes and food pairings on the sipp augmented reality app. If you have an Amazon Echo, you can also get Alexa to tell you more about the wine you’re drinking. And at just £29 per month for sippBOX, you’re getting incredible value as each box has wine worth over £40 including free delivery.

 

As a connection of Best Business Women Awards you can enjoy 50% off your first two months subscription by using code BBW50

Visit the website here  www.sippwine.com

 

 

 

Jomas Associates Ltd

 

Jomas Associates Ltd is an award winning company of Environmental and Engineering Specialists, providing a superior, responsive service, through a highly technical team. Jomas undertake site investigations, land contamination risk assessments and geotechnical engineering assessments, as well as other environmental and engineering surveys, to facilitate the reclamation of brownfield sites across the UK. Jomas’ clients include residential, commercial, industrial land developers, as well as local authorities and government bodies.

Visit their website for more details CLICK HERE

The Book Midwife®

The Book Midwife coaches and mentors business experts across the globe through every stage of planning, editing, writing and publishing excellent books quickly, building their profiles as leading experts and real thought leaders in their field.  People start with a little idea and end up with a finished manuscript ready to publish, in just 90 days.   The company has a 100% success rate if the client follows the unique advice and guidance and puts their writing hours in.

9 out of 10 people never even start writing their book, or start but never complete it. Many prospective authors find it incredibly difficult to write a book because, like many other things in life, it’s a complex undertaking that’s hard to do if you don’t know how to go about it.  Worse still, it’s hard to keep up the pace without the right kind of external encouragement, guidance and support and that is where The Book Midwife comes in. A good book coach can add value, from guiding the author on style and format, to content, dealing with challenges like writer’s block, procrastination and indecision, all the way through to helping the author understand their market, how they should reach that market and how to get the best return on their efforts.

The Book Midwife is now known as the place where business experts can go to get support with their books, to write and publish them fast.  The company offers private and group coaching programmes, seminars, workshops and retreats, as well as products to help aspiring authors make a powerful start, stay focused and create excellent books. Since its inception in 2002, The Book Midwife has helped over 1000 people to write and publish their books.

The  multi-award-winning 90-day program from idea to finished publishing-ready manuscript is a unique methodology which has been tried, tested and proven. More details on our website here.