Business & Professional Women UK
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81st Conference & AGM

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

Their 81st Annual Conference takes place Friday & Saturday 05-06 April at the Holiday Inn Peterborough West Hotel 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:


Well-being, both mental and financial


- Key note speaker for the Gordon Holmes Memorial Lecture

Tracy Dowling:  Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Tracy joined CPFT from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group where she was Chief Officer. She has more than 30 years' experience with the NHS, including 12 years at boardroom level, after beginning her career as a radiographer. Before joining the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, she was previously Director of Operations and Delivery with NHS England, working in the East Anglia Area Team and establishing systems of assurance for clinical commissioning. Prior to that she was Director of Strategic Commissioning with NHS Suffolk for 4 years, both with the Primary Care Trust and subsequent CCG's

Our Speakers

 - Well being: Rosemary Woodland         

Rosemary is a General Adviser/Advice Session Supervisor at Citizens Advice, Peterborough. She has been a CAB volunteer for 9 years following a long career in local government which included practicing law and managing strategic housing, planning and enabling services.
As a volunteer representative Rosemary attends the Citizens Advice Peterborough Trustee meetings. She is a former non-executive director of a midlands based housing association and a member and past president of Soroptimist International Peterborough.     

Reasons to come and also explore Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral

A fantastic tour of the Cathedral awaits you. Visit the memorials to three great women;

  • Katharine of Aragon the first wife of Henry VIII, who was exiled to nearby Kimboulton Castle where she died. She was buried with great pomp in the Cathedral who still honour with the Katharine of Aragon Festival in late January.
  • Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned and beheaded at near by Fotheringhay, and was buried here for twenty five years before her son, James VI of Scotland and I of England had her remains re-buried in Westminster Abbey.
  • Edith Cavell, though buried in Norwich Cathedral is honoured in the Peterborough Cathedral. As a 19 year old pupil teacher she attended the Laurel Court School in the precincts of the cathedral.

- Peterborough Museum

Is well worth a visit, not only for the history of the area but also for museum cafe which offers a light bite menu and a warm welcome