Suffolk: Business Women group recruits its 1,000th member

From left, Amanda Ankin, Minnie Moll and Lina Hogg.

From left, Amanda Ankin, Minnie Moll and Lina Hogg. - Credit: Archant

A business group that brings together successful women from across Suffolk is celebrating recruiting its 1,000th member.

Suffolk Business Women (SBW) became a part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce family in 2010 following the award of three years funding support from Suffolk County Council and from that time has gone from strength to strength.

The group offers business women in Suffolk the opportunity to meet, network, support, inspire and share good practice with other women in similar roles through speaker-led lunches and interactive workshops.

“Membership of Suffolk Business Women is open to all business women based in Suffolk, whether you have your own business, are an employee, or are currently on a career break.” said Amanda Ankin who leads the work of the group for Suffolk Chamber. “We have been in existence for over 20 years with an aim to provide a supportive and inspirational meeting place for women from all types of business background, so that our members can network and share information and good practice.”

The 1000th member of the group was Minnie Moll of East of England Co-op who was presented with a bottle of champagne by Lina Hogg, chair of SBW.

Previous events hosted by SBW have included inspirational talks from Nikki King, managing director of Izuzu Trucks (UK) Ltd, Sally Hammond, the first female firefighter in Suffolk, Deborah Cadman, chief executive of Suffolk County Council and TV personality and business entrepreneur Ruth Badger

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