Bringing inspiring local businesswomen together

Food, Agribusiness & Retail Sector Specialist as keynote speaker

Teresa Wickham, Director of Convent Garden Market Authority, the largest Flower, Fruit and Veg Wholesale Market in London, will be the keynote speaker this month at Make It Your Business Tunbridge Wells. She will share her insights and key tips for success in the challenging world of business.

Teresa has over 50 years’ experience of managing and developing complex areas of business, primarily in food, agribusiness and the retail sector. She is a regular television and radio broadcaster on  supply chain issues and is a Co-Founder of the Women’s Farming Union, set up to revive the British Top Fruit Industry which she built into a National Organisation with 3,000 members.

In addition, Teresa has been the First Woman Director of Safeway’s Store, an Adviser to Sainsbury’s Store plc Board on their £1 Billion CR Programme, a Governor of the Royal Agricultural University and also Chief executive of TWA Communications, a Business Development and Communication Consultancy. Teresa also mentors a number of SMEs in the food sector.

Start your business off right by taking advice from the pros

Teresa will be joined by three Tunbridge Wells businesswomen who will be sharing their inspiring stories.

Lynne Gadsden

Award winning Chartered Financial Planner, Lynne Gadsen, of Speldhurst based Grovewood Wealth Management Limited, helps to guide families through the heady world of personal finance. As a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Lynne has been involved in all aspects of wealth management for over 30 years, specialising in retirement and investment planning, Inheritance Tax planning and Care fees advice.

Jane Bennett

Jane Bennett has worked as a solicitor for 25 years. For the last 11 of those, she has been building a niche specialist firm acting for vulnerable clients, recently relocating to Tunbridge Wells in 2022. JE Bennett Law acts for catastrophically injured clients and the elderly. In many cases, the clients have lost mental capacity to manage their own affairs. Jane specialises in Court of Protection Law, Power of Attorney, Personal Injury Trusts and Wills and Probate. 

Lucy Ames

Lucy had a career in IT as a Business Analyst and then, following redundancy, set up a business based on her passion for art. Having run that business for 10 years selling paintings to private clients and corporates such as Hoopers and Brewin Dolphin, she realised that the skills she had learnt in social media to promote ‘Art by Lucy Ames’ were in demand. Lucy now runs The Smartist, which provides her SMEs clients with full and part time management of social media services, helping their brands to stand out from the crowd online.

Join us!

Starting your own business is no easy task and hearing first hand from those who already have thriving businesses is extremely useful – so this is why we are delighted to bring female entrepreneurs together to inspire each other with their stories and business advice.

The event will be taking place on Friday 29th of September from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Finance Hub, which is located on the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. Tickets are FREE and some are still available, so be sure to grab yours before they sell out. We can’t wait to see you there.

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Sharp Minds Communications offers brand development, digital marketing, offline marketing, and public relations to businesses across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Greater London.

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