The EB Roadshow is generously supported by NatWest
It brings together successful female founders from every sector along with financiers, professional advisers, politicians and academics.
This interactive forum shares ideas on how to encourage and support more women to scale-up their business. Outcomes from the high-level discussions amongst diverse groups of prominent women and men will contribute to a White Paper to be published later this year.
First stop for the Roadshow was Cardiff where we met at the National Assembly, hosted by Joyce Watson AM, Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales / Joyce Watson AC, Aelod y Cynulliad dros Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru. From NatWest Cymru we were welcomed by Kevin Morgan, Senior Director, Business Banking; and roundtables chaired by Christine Atkinson; Liz Maher; Alys Carlton; Lee Sharma; Charley Hagger; Catrin Pascoe; Katy Chamberlain and Helen Walbey. With a Panel chaired by Susan Greenwood.
Next we were in London at The Shard, hosted by Warwick Business School and the Enterprise Research Centre and part of the #FQ5 event supported by Addidi Wealth. Roundtables were chaired by Fiona Capstick, Cheryl Martin, Rebecca Hill, Lan O’Connor, Ellen Donnolly and Lola Owolabi. The panel included Professor Stephen Roper, Sarah Pennells, Anna Sofat, Yvonne Thompson CBE.
Then on to Liverpool to the fabulous Panoramic 34, with NatWest’s Heather Waters. Our inspiring keynote was from Evermore founder Sara Mckee and roundtables were chaired by Alison Loveday, Angela Moretta, Ruth Kirby Jacqueline Winstanley, and Maggie O’Carroll. The panel included Heather Waters, Sara McKee and Vanda Green of Pink Sky Foundation.
Following this we were in Edinburgh, at Dynamic Earth with the bank’s Head of Women in Business Yvonne Greeves, and a stimulating keynote from Chrissy Mackay founder of BeYonder. This time our table hosts were Janice Cuningham, Tracy Thomson, Susan Harkins, Emma Miller, and Criona Courtney. With a Panel comprising Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Greeves, and Chrissy Mackay.
Final stop for the EB Roadshow was Birmingham. It was great to be hosted once more by Heather Waters of NatWest with our first keynote speaker Craig Tracey MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary group for Women & Enterprise, who stayed with us for the roundtables. Next keynote speaker was the awesome Jodi Cook, founder of JC Social Media and co-founder of Clever Tykes. The roundtables were chaired by Deb Blisson, Debbie Assinder, Sarah Cooper Jones, Dipika Mistry and Sue Lawton. Panel members were Heather Waters, Jodie Cook and Vanda Green.
The White Paper with ideas and outputs from all 5 Roadshows will be published soon.
Team EB and all at Pink Shoe appreciate the generous support from NatWest, NatWest Cymru and the Royal Bank of Scotland which makes the Roadshow possible.
Special thanks to all our super speakers and talented discussion chairs, to each of the amazing delegates for their contributions and to Rosie Williamson and Sharniya Ferdinand at NatWest for a great job organising the events!