Women in Broadband

The government's Women and Broadband Challenge Fund (2014) provided funding to promote digital skills and build confidence in women to start up and grow their businesses.  The County Council secured £23,000 to support 18 workshop events through the Enterprise Hub and managed by the County Library Plus Service.  Over 150 women attended to learn about

  • Effective websites for new businesses
  • Self-employment: Is it for me
  • Social media for new businesses

The legacy of the scheme is still of value today – hear from inspirational women and their experience in the videos below.

For more information about business support please see the SEMLEP Growth Hub website.


Marie Glanfield

Marie Glanfield attended our Social Media for New Businesses workshop to learn how to use different digital platforms to market her yoga therapy business.


Anne Green

Anne Green attended the courses Effective Websites and Social Media for New Businesses to help her develop a strategy and gain confidence to put them to work increasing footfall and sales for her new business


Helen Davis

Helen Davis grew the client base for her company, Rainbow 360 Media, in two ways - by using social media, and networking.


Alexandra Garner

Alexandra Garner's business, Base HR, helps companies with every stage of the employment lifecycle.


The Curve Group

The Curve Group, South Northamptonshire are a talent management specialists for the business and financial services sector, are using superfast broadband to spur growth


If you are a female entrepreneur and you want to share your experience with the other budding business start ups please contact bigidea@northamptonshire.gov.uk