Celebrating the roles of Women in Leadership, in Gloucestershire.

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A successful event celebrating the roles of Women in Leadership took place at St Edward’s School, Cheltenham, in aid of The Nelson Trust.

The evening focussed on female leaders from Gloucestershire who have scaled and grown their businesses.

Emma Summers, Founder and CEO of Juice Recruitment, spoke passionately about her experience of overcoming imposter syndrome to create a highly successful business. Emma detailed her journey, from founding her business to opening multiple offices which partner with a number of excellent clients. Emma spoke about her loyal staff who are on a journey of doing things differently, with a clear culture, vision and growth plan for the business.

Lucy Beresford, Joint Managing Director of SLG Brands, spoke about the importance of how her business must remain quick and agile to consumer trends. Lucy shared five pieces of advice which have formed the basis of her leadership path, including the importance of having a clear vision for the business by knowing where you are going and why. Lucy also detailed the importance of a strong recruitment model by creating a great team and surrounding yourself with people better than you. Finally, Lucy shared the importance of keeping your self-talk strong, and the importance of a resolute inner voice.

The event provided an opportunity for members of the local business community to connect with like-minded business leaders.

Andy Jarrett, Fundraising and Events Lead at The Nelson Trust, said:

“We are very grateful to Emma and Lucy for sharing their insights and leadership experiences. They provided valuable advice for anyone wanting to learn about growing and scaling a business.  

The Nelson Trust is hugely grateful to St Edward’s School for hosting the evening and WSP Solicitors, Cooper Associates Group, Benefact Group and Azets for their generous support.

The event raised £2,000 for the work of The Nelson Trust, bringing belief, hope and long-term recovery to those people whose lives have been impacted by addiction and multiple unmet needs.”

The next Women in Leadership event will take place on Thursday 13 June. Further details will appear on the events page of The Nelson Trust website in due course.



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    WiL November 2023