Women in Broadband

In July 2014 Northamptonshire County Council was awarded £23,000 from the Women and Broadband Challenge Fund run by Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The funding aimed to promote digital skills and build confidence in women to start up and grow their businesses.

The funding supported a series of free training sessions designed to build confidence and skills to encourage women into setting up a business and to take advantage of the opportunities that broadband and the digital economy can bring.

18  workshops were run over a six month period through the Enterprise Hubs 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

Find out more about their experience through the videos below.

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

Camille Ortega

Camille Ortega Mclean founded The Pickled Village with help from business support in Northamptonshire.

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