Support for female business leaders in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Support for female business leaders in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 13th Apr, 2024   0

FEMALE business owners in Solihull are being given the confidence and support to take their companies to another level thanks to a specifically designed programme.

The Solihull Female Business Leaders Programme is being run by Business Growth West Midlands and is meeting every few weeks at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, which is managed by the University of Warwick Science Park on behalf of Solihull Council.

A cohort of 10 business owners from a range of sectors including interior design, finance, food and drink and communications, are being given insights on how to break down the barriers to growth through peer-to-peer coaching.

The sessions are being delivered by Charlotte Bowden, the account manager at Business Growth West Midlands.

She said: “It’s vitally important to have a programme that is designed for women to be able have a safe space to talk about their experiences, their businesses and how they want to grow.

“We want everyone to be open and this environment makes that possible.

“We are halfway through this series and we already have a waiting list for another programme, such is the popularity and the necessity for it.

“Through the peer-to-peer coaching model, we are helping female business owners to achieve their goals for growth by helping them break down some of the barriers they may have faced.”

Centre manager Andy Stewart added: “We are really pleased to be able to host such an important programme here at Blythe Valley Innovation Centre.

“Not only do we support our tenants to grow, we also want to support the local community, be that economically or socially, and by offering the Solihull Female Business Leaders Programme the space to run their events it means we are, potentially, helping more small businesses to thrive.”

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