Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Tales from Ben Nevis for business

Climbing Ben Nevis, despite being an asthma sufferer, has surprising lessons that can also be used in business and will be one of the topics for discussion at the Athena Network this month.

West Berkshire accountant Sue Jackson recently climbed Ben Nevis and will be using this as the basis of her talk called “Even Asthmatics can climb mountains: Five insights into planning and achieving your goals” at the Athena Thatcham meeting on Tuesday, 18th November at the Regency Park Hotel.

Other talks lined up for local businesswomen include a talk on how to get press coverage (by me!) which takes place at the Newbury North meeting at the Donnington Valley Hotel on Wednesday, 12th November; a speaker from Enterprise First talking about the Government Growth Voucher scheme which offers shared investment in helping you grow your business, at the Hungerford meeting at Audley Inglewood on Friday, 14th November, and advice on the ‘pensions revolution’ from Caroline Matthews, Independent Financial Advisor from CSM Financial Solutions at the Newbury South meeting on Wednesday, November 19th at the Chequers Hotel, Newbury.

All meetings take place from 12pm to 2pm and must be booked via regional director Debbie Miles on

The Athena Network also runs a monthly drop-in networking meeting for all local businesswomen. Called “Cappuccino Connections”, the next meeting takes place on Friday 24th October from 10am to 12pm at Strada in the Market Place, Newbury. This month’s meeting includes a talk from Jane Points Points South Travel who will be discussing 'The Importance of Customer Service' illustrating her talk with tales from India and Sri Lanka. Cappuccino Connections meetings are free for Athena members and just £5 for non-members.

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