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.

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  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

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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Summerhouse PR 

We are a straight talking, friendly boutique public relations agency based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, with a creative and versatile approach. Our organised and hard-working attitude delivers great results for clients and we always add a sprinkling of humour and fun along the way.

At Summerhouse PR we offer public relations, event management, media relations, social media, crisis and issues management, or we can simply provide a communications health check on your current public relations activity.

Every project, big or small is important, so we create a bespoke team and an individual PR project plan to suit your needs and budget. Whether we are working on a retainer or a short term project Summerhouse PR will become part of your team – working together to achieve your aims

Find out more on our website 

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 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 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.



Established in 1999, Macpro Design and Print Ltd is an independently owned, family run business, based in St Albans. We provide professional artwork, design and print to local SMEs. We produce an array of items including; Business stationery, marketing material, corporate literature, brochures, books and banners. With an extensive knowledge of the industry we like to put the “Personal in Print” and are proud to be an offline business. We place a focus on building relationships and adding value to printed material. Our approach is friendly and informal. We invest our time in getting to know our customers, understanding their business and print objectives, so we can deliver the right outcome, on time, within budget. We are on hand to offer advice and guidance if required and are comfortable dealing with complex requirements.If you would like to find out more about us or how we can help you with your next print project, please do give us a call on 01727 850771 or visit our website at We would love to hear from you.


Global Empress Medical Recruitment

We are a Medical Recuitment and Candidate Screening agency based in the iconic London building coined the Gherkin with a UK wide and Global reach.  Global Empress was founded by the award winning Podiatrist Ashleigh O`Connell  who is proud of the businesses success Global Empress has achieved in a short period of time who attributes this success to having a strong team of experts in their respective industries, robust, compliant processes, ethically and empathetically run business, led by Ashleigh who  has personally worked within the health Care sector for 16 years both within the NHS and running her own private health care clinic. In additon to this, working to very high standards and ensuring each and every one of our clients and candidates receives an outstanding service from us.  Visit our website for more information.