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Women in Business - October 2019


Thursday 17th October 2019




Chamber Member:

£35.00 + VAT 

Non-Chamber Member:

£45.00 + VAT 


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Ramada Hotel and Suites Coventry City Centre The Butts Earlsdon Coventry West Midlands CV1 3GG


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Event Detail

Our Women in Business Network continues to go from strength to strength and 2019 will see the Chamber continue to champion women in business and deliver our well-attended networking lunches with inspirational speakers.

Join us for our Women in Business Networking Lunch at the Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry with inspirational speakers lined up for you to hear from, the chance to network with your peers and colleagues from across Coventry & Warwickshire, followed by a delicious networking lunch!

Our October Guest Speakers:

Ruth Freeman, CEO, The Myton Hospices
Ruth has worked in the charity sector for 35 years, the first 20 of which were spent at Barnardo’s. Starting as a telephone canvasser she then became Barnardo’s youngest fundraiser and went on to hold a number of regional and national management and leadership roles. Ruth joined The Myton Hospices at the end of 2006 as Director of Income Generation and Marketing and was faced with some massive challenges. A capital appeal to raise £7 million by 2009 had stalled at £3 million and there was also the task of increasing annual revenue from just under £3 million to £6 million in 3 years.

Ruth set about building a successful Income Generation team and together over the next few years they completed the capital appeal, built the largest hospice Lottery in the UK, increased the number of shops from 11 to 22, achieved consistent year on year growth across all income streams until today when voluntary income stands at over £ 9.3 million per annum. In 2013 Ruth was named as the Gill Asterita Fundraiser of the year by the Institute of Fundraising for what she had achieved at Myton and was promoted to CEO in December 2015.

Keri Egan, Branch Manager, Circle Insurance Services Ltd
Keri is a qualified and Chartered Insurance Broker who has worked in the sector for 15 years. Keri joined Circle Insurance Services as a trainee account broker with no experience and rapidly progressed to be a qualified technical advisor, working full time whilst also studying in London for a Masters degree in Insurance & Risk Management. She was promoted to the role of Branch Manager of Circle’s Coventry office in October 2013 and shortly after was awarded the National Young Achiever of the Year at the British Insurance Awards at The Royal Albert Hall, having won the Coventry award 3 times. She has recently been appointed as a Director of the one of the company’s subsidiaries and is looking forward to this new challenge. When not at work she is a devoted mum and aspiring aerialist with a particular love for flying trapeze and aerial silks.
Circle Insurance Services Ltd are a family owned corporate and commercial insurance brokerage headquartered in Coventry but with nationwide offices. They are proud to be the appointed broker to the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.


11.00am - Registration, refreshments & networking
11.45am - Welcome from the Chamber of Commerce & Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry
11.50am - Welcome from our Event Sponsor - West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
12.00pm - Our Women in Business Guest Speakers
1.00pm - 2- course Networking Lunch
2.00pm - Event Close

Cancellation Policy

Full cancellation charges will apply if cancelled within 10 working days of the event. Should you need to cancel, please email [email protected]


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