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Businesswomen’s Breakfast Club looks to the future

20th March 2015

A business group which is in its 25th year cemented partnerships with businesswomen of the future and with the region’s leading tourism attraction as The Deep hosted the latest meeting.

Members of the Hull Businesswomen’s Breakfast Club welcomed students from Newland Girls’ School as part of a move to encourage young women to pursue careers in business.

The Club also revealed plans for a partnership with The Deep, which will sponsor and host a briefing on cyber-crime as part of Humber Business Week.

Hull Businesswomen’s Breakfast Club was founded in 1980 and still meets monthly at Hull Golf Club, Kirk Ella, with occasional meetings at other venues including Newland Girls’ School.

Sandra Cooper, a member for 20 years and a former General Manager of the
Humber Education Business Partnership, said: “We began working with the school a
few years ago after the head teacher spoke at one of our meetings and we decided
to maintain links with them.

“We want to support young women at the school as they progress from education to the world of work and part of that involves setting realistic business challenges. For our first, it seemed appropriate to make the focus the City of Culture. 

Victoria Jackson, Chairman of the Kingston Recruitment Partnership Limited, recently began her second term as chair of the club. Victoria said: “The partnership with Newland Girls’ School is all about encouraging the businesswomen of the future and supporting them as they begin their careers.

“As a club we limit our meetings to our members, with no more than two from the same profession, but the event during Humber Business Week will be open to non-members, and to men. We’ve picked a subject which is very important and very relevant to all businesses and we’ll be announcing details soon of how people can register.”

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