Welcome to the First HER Conference

The first HER Business, Body and Life Conference 2018, was hosted at Epic Studios on 8th March, to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Serena Fordham, Founder and CEO of Her Business Brew opened the conference with the following speech.

For those who don’t already know me, I’m Serena Fordham, Founder and CEO of Her Business Brew, and around this time last year our women’s network celebrated it’s second birthday by hosting an intimate Posh Pyjama Party.  It is incredible how a year down the line, we are now celebrating our 3rd birthday with all of you amazing women in this amazing venue!

So much has happened at Her Business Brew in the last year or so –

  • We have grown from one meeting location to four
  • We have published Stories of She (a book about women-related issues)
  • We have hosted our first retreat, which brought together entrepreneurs to learn business related skills, as well as being lots of fun!
  • We have created the Her True Colours Calendar for 2018 (which the first 50 of you through the doors today should have received in your goodie bags)
  • We have launched For HER, which is a women’s online chat show, to connect, support and inspired women everywhere!

Looking forward to the next year –

  • We will be holding our next retreat on 28th to 30th September, which is open to all women, either in business or not, as there will be something for everyone!
  • We will be launching our additional new website for-her.co.uk which will be aimed at all women, and will be the new home of the HER Conference, Retreat, Stories of She Book, Her True Colours Calendar and the For HER chat show. This means that www.herbusinessbrew.co.uk will focus more towards increasing meeting locations and membership, as well as connecting entrepreneurs and creating more business opportunities.
  • We hope to host this HER Conference again next International Women’s Day, and we hope you can join us again!!

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say a few thank yous before we begin the day, so thank you to:

  • All our event sponsors – Especially our headline sponsors Trusted Law and East of England Coop
  • Our speakers – Davina Tanner OBE, Ursula Tavender and Rachel Welch
  • Our masterclass hosts
  • All our stand holders
  • Linda Thursby and all at Epic Studios for letting us take over this incredible space for the day
  • Our events team for today – especially Natalie Chapman, Lorraine Brooks, Kerry Groves, Natalie Davies, and the Inspired Youth Sparks Team
  • Special thanks to Ros, Rebecca and Kerri (who have worked hard with me behind the scenes to bring all this together!)
  • Thank you again to Linda Thursby who has also donated a voucher for Barn Therapy Centre for our ticket prize draw, which you can join in with on the Her Business Brew stand near the entrance. We will draw this after the event and announce on social media.

Thank you to you all for supporting Her Business Brew, Norfolk’s fun and friendly women’s network.  You can find us online at www.herbusinessbrew.co.uk.

Happy International Women’s Day from myself and the Her Business Brew Team!

You can find out more about the first HER Conference (#HerConfNorfolk) HERE

Her True Colours Calendar 2018

12 amazing women bare their souls in this inspiring limited edition 2018 calendar, raising funds for domestic support services.

Sharing intimate pictures and touching stories in order to empower and inspire women to be proud of who they are <3

Lorraine Brooks | Her True Colours Calendar 2018

Lorraine Brooks (pictured), Mum to Her Business Brew Founder, Serena Fordham, who also features in the calendar, tells us how she doesn’t feel worried about needing a bikini body.

“I chose to stage my photograph in a swimming pool because that’s the place where I have time to think while doing my workout a couple of times a week.

It’s the one place I can be away from my phone and the internet, with no distractions, and have time just for me.

I have loved swimming since I was a youngster, and hope to enjoy it for many more years to come. It keeps me active and makes me feel good about myself, and doesn’t make me worried about what I look like in a bikini anymore!”

As well as Serena and Lorriane, ten other brave women feature their stories and photographs helping to raise funds and awareness for Norwich based charity Leeway who provide domestic abuse support services and to show women they are beautiful just the way they are.

The calendar has been created in association with Inspired Women and the HER Business, Body and Life Conference which we’re holding on International Women’s Day 2018.

We’d love you to buy a copy of the calendar – it makes a great gift too and is just £9 posted. To get yourself a copy simply contact us and we’ll sort you out.

Giving back through business

Every quarter, Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd will be supporting a local charity, and I’m delighted to announce that our ‘Charity of the Summer’ is Robert Kett Primary School PTA.

On a personal note

I wanted to support Robert Kett Primary School because my children have recently started in Reception class, and they are loving it!  When my twins started at Robert Kett last September I had these wonderful ideas that I would join the PTA and support the school as much as possible – of course, life has gotten in the way, particularly with the growth of Trusted Wills, and sadly I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as I would like to supporting my children’s school.

A couple of months ago, I read an article in the school’s newsletter informing parents that there had been vandalism at the school during the weekend, which saddened me as the vandalism did directly affect all of the school children, as well as my twins.  To then read another article couple of weeks later to say that it had happened again annoyed me, and this gave me the kick to approach the school and offer the support of a local business.

Hands up

My support

Whilst I am limited on time (looking after my family and my clients), I have been able to offer Robert Kett Primary School financial support.  I have pledged to the school that for every new appointment made in June, July and August I will donate a minimum of £10 (increased depending on the service) to the PTA.  This is not restricted to those who know about this offer or solely Wymondham – this is for every new client Trusted Wills gains during this period!

What you can do

If you have ‘make a Will’ on your to do list, why not make an appointment today and help a charity in the process?  If you already have your Will and Estate Planning sorted, tell your family and friends who may still need to do theirs.

Professional Solutions

My service

I offer appointments in the comfort of your own home and at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends.  It is a process that can be dealt with relatively quickly, and it can save you hours of stress trying to figure out what is needed.

Most importantly it will provide you with the peace of mind, knowing that you have a valid Will in place, that won’t fail you or your family during their time of grieving.

To make your appointment, or for an informal chat, please feel free to contact me via email info@trusted-wills.co.uk or phone 01953 711 950 / 07972 212 355.

Natalie Chapman

My name is Natalie Chapman – company director of Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd, a wife to Darren and a Mum to our twins.  Read about how Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd was established

I have personally visited each of my clients and enjoyed my time getting to know each of them, listening to their stories and making sure I fully understand their needs.  If you would like to discover what my clients say about us, please feel free to read my client Testimonials.

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