Business & Professional Women UK
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- with the confidence and connections to make a difference!

80th Conference & AGM

Business and Professional Women (BPWUK)  is committed to helping women achieve their full potential in the workplace and public life. 

Their 80th Annual Conference takes place Friday & Saturday 20-21 April at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham and (with the exception of Saturday morning) is open to the public - we'd love to see you!

- to register please email

The conference brings together experts who will share their experience in three themed sessions that explore  issues and opportunities facing  today's business and professional women. These are: 


Education and training

Health and medicine

Our Speakers

- Entrepreneurship

Lesley Brown, An Ideas Catalyst

An entrepreneur business woman with over 35 years practical experience as an innovator, designer and niche marketer and manufacturer both in the UK and in the Far East.
Her product ideas have led her to deal with well-known pet food companies, Police and Special forces, as well as High Street clothing stores and TV Shopping channels.
Lesley brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, growing businesses from grass roots on the kitchen table to fully fledged sellable businesses.
She is familiar with all the problems businesses face in their day to day activities.
She cuts the fluff and speaks in plain simple language with out-of-the-box ideas to help businesses maximise their potential and grow new ideas with simple strategy steps.

Julie Anne Hart, Leadership Coach and Intuitive Consultant

I work with socially switched on entrepreneurial leaders, influencers and changemakers who are seeking fulfilment through developing a deeper connection to their higher purpose on the planet.
Working beyond my intuition I provide the guidance, information and wisdom to accelerate your leading-edge position to a whole new level and to enable you to impact fully and leave a legacy and blueprint of your wisdom for many generations to come.

- Education & training

Carol Brookes, Chrysalis Coaching and Development

Carol Brooks has over 40 years of experience in training and development in the business world and with the Territorial Army.   She has been a senior operational manager for libraries and a Lieutenant Colonel with the Territorial Army and took a team out to Kosovo in 1999.   She is a Fellow of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals) and was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship for services to CPD.   She is also an Associate of CIPD.

Founder of Chrysalis Development she is accredited to deliver training using the Jigsaw Discovery Tool� which she uses in many of her courses.   Trained as a �Brain Friendly� practitioner she has a passion for investigating how we can use behavioural and learning tools to enable retention of learning.

In her �spare time� she runs All4Burma ( to help refugees and the internally displaced people of Burma as they struggle to re-establish sustainable lives.

- Presentation skills workshop leader

Caroline Beasley, Starflower Company