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Business Forward: Innovation & Resilience Drop in Clinic

Are you looking for support to sure up the sustainability of your business or plan to grow but don’t know where to turn? Starting Thursday 30th January, we’ll be running monthly Business Innovation and Resilience Clinics to give you the opportunity to get the advice you need to ensure your business can sustain and grow.  The Business Forward clinics will be available to tenants of 54 St James Street and the wider business community and will host a team of business experts, who’ll be on hand…

Lucy is Leading the Way as part of Northern Power Women's Future List

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that our Senior Marketing Executive Lucy Cashman as been selected to be added to the 2020 Northern Power Women - Future List. Senior Engagement and Marketing Executive Lucy Cashman The list was compiled through process of open nomination, and selection by a panel of judges, It recognises change makers disruptors and trail blazers who are making a difference supporting the Northern Power Women…

Sustainability is Possible in Business

Sustainability and business might not sound like compatible topics, but nothing could be further from the truth. Climate change, green issues and sustainability are set to be hot topics for 2020 and beyond for both businesses and individuals. According to HSBC's ‘Made for the Future’ report, around 69% of businesses will be working to make their manufacturing, buildings and practices more sustainable. This includes opting…

We're up for a DOUBLE at this year's Northern Power Women Awards!

We've been shortlisted for two awards at this year's Northern Power Women Awards! The Women’s Organisation is shortlisted for Small and Medium Organisation alongside our CEO,  Maggie O’Carroll, who is in the running to be this year's Transformational Leader. Local trailblazers InnovateHer and the Girls Network are also shortlisted in the Small Organisation category for their work supporting and mentoring future talent. While Rob Melling, CEO of Curtins and Zoe Wallace, Director at Agent Academy,…

Guest Blog: Women in Business: Steps to a More Equal Workplace

Several industries in business continue to be male-dominated. For instance, statistics show that only around 12% of engineers in the UK are women. Engineering is a growing industry that offers a rewarding career path. By not considering engineering roles, girls are missing out on some of the most exciting career opportunities available. Fortunately, there have been several successful campaigns in recent years to encourage women to consider…

Helping Aleksandra get to grips with the beauty of business

Alexsandra Calka’s business journey is testament to the importance of hard-work, determination and staying focused on your goals, when it comes to succeeding in those all-important early years of starting a business. Alexsandra Kasprzyk, Owner of CoCo Beauty Clinic It was always a dream of Alexsandra’s to open her own salon, having previously worked as a beauty and massage therapist, but the timing was never quite right. It was only upon moving to their new home in Southport and falling in…

Restaurant business owner “proud” to share ceremony with female graduates

Restaurant business owner Nisha Katona said she was “so proud” to receive an honorary doctorate alongside a predominantly female cohort of graduates at Edge Hill University. Nisha Katona MBE   As founder, CEO and executive chef of Mowgli Street Food, Nisha was conferred with the title Honorary Doctor of Business Administration at one of three graduation ceremonies held on Saturday, 7th December. A keen ambassador for women in business, she commended…

CASE STUDY: Macy’s Café is serving up big social impact for the Halton community

For many years, Amanda McDonald had a dream of running her own café. This dream became a reality when she opened the doors to Macy’s Café back in January, with support from the Enterprise Hub programme. Based in The Grange Community Centre in Runcorn, Amanda has created an authentic space at the heart of her local community. Along with serving fresh, quality cooked food at affordable prices, Macy’s café has a strong social objective and provides free hot meals, drinks and essential supplies…

Double award success for our growth clients ADHD Foundation ????

Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of Liverpool-based ADHD Foundation - the largest user-led ADHD agency in Europe - is celebrating two award wins. Dr Lloyd is listed in the prestigious OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List 2019 for the third consecutive year and also takes home a Northern Leadership Award. Dr Lloyd has been named by diversity champion, INvolve in their OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models List 2019, supported by Yahoo Finance. The lists celebrate the work being done by LGBT+ and ally leaders…

Thousands of entrepreneurs across the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit as Enterprise Hub launches a second phase

Liverpool City Region’s “one front door” access point for business support is extended and expanded in a significant step forward for driving entrepreneurship across the region. Today  (26 November) saw the official launch of the second phase of the Enterprise Hub programme, marking the continuation of support available to those who are thinking about starting or growing a business. Maggie O'Carroll, CEO of The Women's Organisation (left) with Julia Sweeney, Director of European Programmes…

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker


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MY TURN - Confidence Building (St Helens)

Teaming up with Citizens Advice and RAISE, My Turn is a programme of support designed to help unemployed men and women in the Liverpool City Region focus…

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Enterprise Hub Presents: Planning for Success - Business Planning Course

Enterprise Hub Presents: Planning for Success - Business Planning Course This one day course is the starting point for thinking about a business plan…

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