Sunday, 19 January 2014


Businesswomen in the Newbury South group of The Athena Network plan to “ramp up the red” to show their support for the British Heart Foundation’s February campaign to boost research against heart attacks and heart disease.

Members of the group, who include Alison Rosier from the BHF, plan to raise funds and awareness by wearing red at the meeting on Wednesday, 19th February at La Tasca, Newbury. Also on the agenda is a talk by Jennifer Devine of Kosen on the role your ‘attitude’ plays in personal and business performance. She will be offering practical tips on how to plan for, and respond to, challenging events.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 12th February, the Newbury North group at Donnington Valley Golf Club will discuss branding. Clare Sheffield from S&T Design will discuss how your brand can communicate your USP. She will break down a brand into its elements and illustrate how changing one element can completely change the whole look and feel.

On Friday, 14th February, Dale Campbell of Trademark Tribe will be speaking to the Hungerford group at Audley Inglewood. She will discuss how to ‘gain competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace’ and how to use your brand to define and differentiate your business effectively.

On Tuesday, 18th February, at the Regency Park Hotel, the Thatcham group’s talk is accounting related. Gina Boothby of Griffins will advise on how to claim all you can and use the most efficient and effective accounting system.

The Athena Network has recently launched a new monthly event called Cappuccino Connections for all businesswomen. Non-Athena members are invited to attend at a cost of £5. The February event takes place on Friday, 28th at Strada in Newbury Market Place between 10am and 12pm. Gillian Farkas-Blake will be talking on “business planning for profit‘.

Debbie Miles, regional director for the Athena Network, said: “The Athena Network just keeps growing and growing as more women realise the benefits of belonging to a supportive and creative group. We’re thrilled to add Cappuccino Connections so that our members can meet women from other groups and we will shortly be announcing our “Women of Wisdom” workshops for women to learn more about useful business topics in affordable, bite-size training.”

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