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Hannah Morris an apprentice on the NHS apprentice Business Programme

Student flourishes at National Health Service Trust on Apprentice Business Programme

Now an established apprentice, Hannah Morris had not always known what she wanted to do. She attended sixth form college however, after...

The unique challenges of a family-owned business

There are 4.8 million family-owned businesses in the UK alone, employing 12.2 million people, and they can be found in all cultures...

Bridging the gap for women in tech

As a professional woman who has worked in the technology sector for more than a decade, I am still astonished by the...

Are you ready to get back to business?

Returning to work after having a child can be tough - physically, emotionally and logistically. Many women say they feel ‘out of...

Opening doors to the female franchise revolution

What do you get when more women take the plunge and start their own business? No punchline here - as the answer...

Rise of the female CEO

According to a Companies House survey of over 5 million, men are still 3 times more likely to be in control of...
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The green fingered entrepreneur

The term entrepreneur is used quite frequently these days but is there a true meaning to the word? The Cambridge dictionary has...

It’s time for womenpower in the luxury automotive sector

The luxury motor industry is a very glamorous one, yet despite this it has the reputation of being a very male dominated...
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The inspiration for a lifetime in cardiology

The NHS is seldom out of the news whether it is to highlight a chronic shortage of staff, the lack of funding,...
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Figuring out what life’s all about

Real life is seldom as it is in the fairy tales – but one thing is for sure, it is what you...

Recent Articles

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Who needs a dragon when there’s angels around? An interview with Jenny Tooth OBE

KWIB spoke to Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO of UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and award-winning facilitator of SMEs. We got to know all about...
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Ania Jeffries on Understanding the Virtue of Voice

On the day of the 1991 Cannon Street train crash, 2 people were killed and a further 542 passengers were injured. Ania Jeffries was...
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How to slay in the Dragon’s Den – Christina Mackay

In order to secure investment, you will need to apply to many angel networks or VCs. You should try to attend networking events where...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Rose St Louis

This month we hear from Rose St Louis on her role as head of partnership at Zurich Insurance, her bronze medal with England Netball...

Where are all the Black/Asian Women in Business?

I recently watched the amazing “Hidden Figures” which has given more of a profile to the black American women who were integral to the...

Gender pay gap goes unchecked by construction organisations

A non-traditional occupation for women, is one in which only 25% or fewer employees are female. Taxi drivers, surgeons, construction workers, drivers - these...
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How women can close the gender pay gap

UK companies with 250+ employees are now legally required to publish their gender pay gap data. And some already have... Goldman Sachs, for example,...

What the pay gap looks like in Britain

The deadline for all businesses employing more than 250 people to reveal their Gender Pay Gap data is now upon us and a hot...
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Inspirational Women in Risk – Dame Inga Beale

If you were ever looking for an industry as a last bastion where men in navy blue suits dominate and there are challenges around...
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Wowed by Working Women – Mum and Working Awards

It is appropriate that in the same week as International Women’s Day, that What’s On 4 Ltd held their Mum and Working Awards hosted...
Katie Vine and Dean Cowell out in the field showcasing Vorwerk products

Vorwerk

Wanting a career which played to her strengths as a mum and businesswoman, Katie Vine took what many might deem as being a courageous...

Mad for tech

I’ve been a Tech London Advocate (TLA) for a year or two now and it’s allowed me to make contact with the thousands of...

The future needs a face

It was a true pleasure to be able to present at the BIBA conference in May. To my delight the room was busy and...

More than just a day job

There are lots of good reasons to consider a more agile and flexible workforce making sure you attract the best talent to your team....

Feathers, fitness & thrills

It’s a sunny Friday afternoon when I meet with “The Two Sam’s” (one male, one female, both equally fabulous). They are from Kent Women...

Keep calm and say no

When I am running Personal Effectiveness Courses and Assertiveness Workshops, what often comes up is how often we struggle to say no to other...

Applied Piper

Susannah Schofield had the pleasure of first meeting Lucy Piper at the Mum&Working Awards nearly three years ago, since then they have shared a...

Facing the future head on

An Englishman, an Italian, and an Icelander walk into a bar. As the committee of the University of Kent’s European Law Students’ Association (ELSA),...

Social Notworking

My son recently announced that he was considering quitting Facebook because it takes up too much time and disconnects him from the real world....

An interview with Francesca Watson

We had the pleasure of meeting the founder of SevenoaksMums.com. Find out why Francesca Watson set up the website and why, for her, community...

Breadth over height equals great career management

When we talk about career management, I would propose that the single most important word we need to remember is ‘control’ and, to be...

Women know your limits!

I loved the Fast Show, stupid humour at its best – a tongue in cheek sketch requesting women know their place, sarcastic views of...

Gary Turner From Xero to Hero

Gary Turner is UK co-founder and managing director of Xero, the revolutionary accounting software taking the world by storm. He has shown that what...

Shh…

Anthea McCarten, aged 45 years, is the founder and manager of Restore the Years, a qualified therapeutic counsellor and author; she is a survivor...

Women in business: the numbers

Research by the Women’s Business Council has shown that the UK economy is missing out on more than 1.2 million new enterprises due to...

Making the web happen for you

Hi, my name is Wanda Ross, Operations Director of …Happen Web Technologies – a bespoke, full-service development house based in Tonbridge. With a wealth...

Tiny Dancers

I own Diddi Dance which I started in 2003 when, as a teacher of dance, I realised a gap existed in the dancing arena...

Lulu Prima Presents

We welcome Laura Williams, aka Lulu Prima to KWIB. Laura, who has her finger on the music and entertainment pulse, spends all of her...

Kent’s Premier Business Networking Event is Back!

Now in its 31st year, Kent B2B is the county’s premier business networking event and this year returns to the Ashford International Hotel. The event,...

Move over Dyson and Hoover

When it comes to vacuum cleaner brands, there’s a new kid on the carpet. German brand Vorwerk is taking the UK by storm with its...

Off to school & back to work

Ten2two introduces businesses to the hundreds of local professionals returning to the workplace. Playground Noise With over half a million children experiencing school for the first...

IoD Kent – Women need masculinity

...but not too much to succeed in the boardroom Women should possess a combination of feminine and masculine skills and attributes to counter gender imbalance...

Streets ahead

We caught up with the International business woman, writer and stand up comedian to find out how she does it all. We all have the...

Rising star, problem child, cash cow and dog

This may sound like a description from one of the many parenting manuals as opposed to anything related to products and branding, however you...

Corporate to Blacksmith

Painted red nails, suit and high heels, this was Lizzie’s life up until she left her well paid corporate job to follow her dreams....

Thinking small

SMEs are often described as the life blood of the UK economy. But what do these business owners and their insurance providers really think...

Blurring boundaries – The challenge of working at home

I was born and grew up in Kent, a Kentish Maid no less. I moved to Buckinghamshire aged 18, when I left home to...

Introducing our new Wine Man, Stuart McCloskey

Whilst writing my debut article for this exciting, although rather daunting position (given the all-female readership, which is a new one for me) I...

Wellbeing Warriors

Raising the profile of workplace wellbeing The issue of workplace wellbeing is increasingly becoming a headline focus for businesses in Kent but do senior leaders...

Relaunching YOU from the inside out

I was wondering what to write about for my first article and then I got to thinking about the relaunch of the Women in...

NHS. Is it broken?

The UK has changed beyond recognition since the birth of the NHS in 1948. The population has grown, people are living longer, and prior...

Making a breakthrough

As a woman in business, you’ve probably attended at least one female-focused networking or support event. What did you think of it? Was it...
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