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8th March – Cardiff
It’s About Time Summit



Are you a mum running your own business alongside raising your family?

On International Women’s Day 2019, the It’s About Time Summit is designed to celebrate mothers in business, to provide a chance to network, and to give you an opportunity to discuss the barriers to self-employment which still exist for female entrepreneurs.

The event, run by NatWest Cymru, the University of South Wales and BizMums, and supported by Darwin Gray Solicitors and the Federation of Small Businesses, will include keynote speakers, a Q&A with a high-profile panel, a marketplace of stalls and plenty of opportunity to connect with other women in business.

Time is precious in business and family life, and our It’s About Time Summit will consider:

  • Timing the jump from employment to self-employment.
  • Time management – including work-life balance and flexible working.
  • And how goals change over time.

Keynote speakers:

Andrea Callanan. Voice and Success Coach, Inspire Me founder, best-selling author, international speaker

Businesswoman and Voice and Success Coach Andrea Callanan is passionate about helping people and business find their voice and confidence.

A singer by trade and later a music industry voice coach and record label owner, she now speaks, coaches and writes. She’s the founder and owner of the award-winning people development company inspire me, which specialises in corporate engagement.

Jennifer Barnfield. Founder of The PEPP Method™

Award winning motivational speaker Jennifer Barnfield is a former British, Welsh and Scottish Ice Dance Champion and an International Silver medallist, now the Founder of The PEPP Method™.

Having competed at the highest level in international and national ice dance championships, she found that digging deep, believing in your desires and dreams, aiming for your goals, maintaining positivity and never ever giving up was the only way forwards. Jennifer is the epitome of her tagline “A Positive Attitude Produces A Positive Aptitude”.


Ceri Gillett

Ceri is a business owner, mum of one and social media geek. She left her corporate career in finance and coaching to have her son in 2015 and has since co-founded a catering company and an online parenting brand. In 2017, Ceri launched The Business School, helping mums in business grow their ideas over 12 weeks and is spending 2019 developing The Business Mother Club, a membership community that helps mums stand up, stand out and succeed in business.

Marsha Ward

Armed with more than 20 years’ experience in business, spanning sales, marketing, HR and finance at board level, Marsha brings a fresh approach to helping businesses start up and grow.

She worked for multi-million-pound organisations before launching her first business, The Pub Hub in 2010, adding her second, The Number Hub, in 2014 and four years later, Refresh HR. Marsha’s passion for equality and diversity – coupled with utilising the very latest digital innovations – has seen her develop a flexible working environment that really works for her all-female team. She also mentors female entrepreneurs to help nurture more women into business.

Anne Timpany

Anne is the CEO and co-founder of the ATRA Group and a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur. Her considerable entrepreneurial skills have ensured the ATRA Group’s continued growth and development. One of ATRA’s companies, On Tap Plumbers, is now one of the leading mechanical installation companies in London.

Anne has received many awards in her career, including the prestigious national NatWest Everywoman Award in 2017 and she was runner up in the 2018 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. She is a Freeman of the City of London and is installed as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, one of London’s oldest liveries. Anne is an influential speaker in the construction industry as an official WIC (Woman In Construction Ambassador) and has featured on BBC Breakfast and the Daily Mail as well as many other media outlets.

Alison Wright

Alison runs the ‘Azure' business for Microsoft UK, working closely with start-ups, SMEs as well as incubators and VCs. As a working mum she juggles running a highly complex business in a fast paced industry with a busy home life. She has a real passion for the SME sector and for supporting working mothers, and is an active mentor for women returning to the workplace.

The It’s About Time Summit will start with registration, networking and coffee at 9.30am and will close at 2.30pm.

Book Here

WHEN:8th March 2019 – 09:30 – 14:30 GMT
WHERE:Cardiff – Village Hotel


At NatWest Cymru we are passionate supporters of enterprise and offer a wide range of services to people who want to start, run and grow a business.

Business Builder is a completely free online tool which is entirely self-serve and can be accessed 24/7 through a dedicated online portal.

It’s designed to support entrepreneurs and business owners to upskill and develop themselves and their business at a time and pace that suits them.

Register and find out more at:

In addition, our Local Enterprise Managers offer free support and expertise to small businesses – whether you bank with us or not. NatWest Cymru’s Local Enterprise Managers can:

• Boost your insight and knowledge in specialist subjects by giving you access to local talks and educational events.
• Boost your connections with opportunities and partnerships. These could be within our group or through a variety of other businesses we work with – they could help you on the road to success.
• Boost your skills through training and mentoring with 1:1 sessions.

Contact your Local Enterprise Manager:

Julia Perry. [email protected]
07786 462378

Lee Morgan. [email protected]
07790 913197


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