Spanish sunshine hits the Chester Women’s Network

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Senior Trade and Investment Adviser Jessica Griffiths, from the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Consulate in Barcelona, brought a ray of sunshine to our new networking group in Chester.

Jessica brought Spanish life to the fore as part of a 30 minute presentation highlighting which industries are currently thriving in Spain while encouraging Chester businesswomen to consider exporting their goods to Barcelona, stressing the importance of building relationships overseas.

The networking event, which officially launched in January, is organised by Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in Northgate Street, Chester, in partnership with NatWest bank.

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SPANISH SUNSHINE: Jessica Griffiths spoke about how there's more than just a ray of hope when it comes to exporting your goods and products to Spain at the Chester Women's Network, in her role as Senior Trade and Investment Adviser. Pictured from left to right are Sarah Bailey and Johanna Holehouse, Relationships Managers at NatWest bank, Jessica, Claire Tinston, Marketing Manager and Sara Pomfret, Business Development Manager at Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.

During the networking seminar, Cheshire businesswoman Ann Girling also spoke about how she changed her career to become self employed, becoming a Life Coach and successful Regional Area Manger for Arbonne skincare products.  

"We were delighted by how popular the networking event proved to be and hopefully people will walk away from it with a clearer understanding of the Spanish market and the opportunities available to export goods to Barcelona," said Claire Tinston, Marketing Manager at Ellis & Co.

"The feedback we got was very positive, as even if people's businesses didn't lend themselves to trading overseas Jessica gave a great insight into how the UK Trade and Investment operates and how the picture's certainly not all doom and gloom in Spain when it comes to selling and marketing goods.

"Jessica was also available to help people forge relations and partnerships in Spain using her vast contacts base and knowledge of successful current markets."

NatWest's Relationship manager Johnanna Holehouse said: "We would like to thank everyone for coming along to the Chester Women's Network which effectively brings business women together in an informal setting , with the common aim of forging new relationships and contacts. 

"We'd like to thank Jessica and also Ann Girling for agreeing to act as this month's inspirational speaker. The inspirational speaker aspect of the networking event gives people a platform to showcase their business and we would be interested to hear from anyone willing to talk about their own career experiences at future events."