A Grand Debut for The Women in Business BIG Show in Kent


Participants mingle at the WIB Big Show. (Photo by Mbeke Waseme)

Exchanging contacts, promoting business, sharing advice, supporting women, networking, work-shopping, relaxing with a pamper, making psychic connections, friendly trading, swapping marketing news, offering beauty tips , raising health awareness and well-being is everything we have come to expect and love from a Sian Murphy event.

Sian Murphy

The Founder of Stormchasers Digital, the Psychic, Health and Beauty Fairs as well as the presenter of the Women in Business Radio Show, the indefatigable Sian Murphy has added one more string to her bow. She has launched The Women in Business Big Show on August 1st at Longfield Academy, rolling all the elements she is known and loved for into one BIGGER and BETTER event.

Participants came from across the UK to experience the friendly atmosphere as well as do business. Certainly Sian attracted big sponsors including FSB, NatWest, Fluid Business Group, Google Digital Garage, Dragon Co Working and Special Guest, Kelly Tolhurst, the MP for Rochester and Strood and Minister Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Business, Energy Industrial strategy.


Founder of the Melange Dolls, (pictured above) who simply goes by the name of Diana, came from Manchester to set up stall and promote her range of mixed race dolls. Diana explained how she came up with the concept when looking for a birthday present for her mixed race goddaughter but couldn’t find one that reflected her features. “We believe it’s important to have dolls that are representative of all children,” she said. “..Having a doll that ‘looks like you’ will have a positive effect on a child’s confidence and self-esteem”. The collection consists of four dolls with their own name and identity and all are different sizes reinforcing the idea of inclusiveness, diversity and acceptance. Purchases of Melange Dolls can be made through the website: mailto:www.melangedolls.com :  mailto:melangedolls@gmail.com

Colour and style marked the Chibu range of cake carriers made by Patience Nwodu (above), Certified Business Analyst, Change Project Manager and Entrepreneur. A self-confessed ‘foodie’ Patience was looking for a safe but practical way to transport food so came up with her own distinct product. The carrier has added features of being a flat pack so it’s easy to store, versatile and re-usable. What more could any foodie want? The product is aimed at the catering industry, pastry chefs, home bakers and anyone who wants to enjoy transporting their cakes stress free. For more about Chibulondon, email : contact@ChibuLondon.com, www.Chibulondon.com

At the Make It Your Business stand, members of the not for profit organisation Yvette Reinfor, Jennifer Rose and Beatrice Ntim were busy signing up new members to the initiative that supports women entrepreneurs. Founded in 2017 by Entrepreneur, Writer and Broadcaster Alison Cork, Make It Your Business is a nationwide programme encouraging women to start-up their own businesses. Through seminars, networking events and an online forum, women are encouraged to collaborate and share experiences. Much like the women running the stand. Yvette Reinfor is about to launch a training and educational consultancy and Jennifer Rose is developing a beauty app. For more on Make It Your Business visit: www.makeityourbusiness.co.uk

On the subject of training, Laura-Ann Fairclough, Director and Founder of the Training Fountain set up her company to provide bespoke training and professional development courses across the UK. Laura-Ann says she is offering a refreshing approach to training and a wider choice of delivery options that include holding the event at your business location; hiring an off-site premise or joining one of their scheduled events. Find out more about Laura-Ann Fairclough and bespoke training courses visit: www.trainingfountain.com

The Mid Kent Ladies who Latte meet every second Thursday of the month in Medway, not only to enjoy their regular coffee and chat but a chance to network at a convenient time, especially Mums. Virtual Assistant Christine Fox who manages her company Savvy Fox, likes the relaxed and supportive atmosphere and Jude Hill Speaker and Author of ‘Sadness to Sunshine’ invites entrepreneurs to take advantage of the events and presentations run by the members. Nanda Joree is a long standing member, a business owner and distributor of Forever Living Aloe Vera products. She is looking forward to presenting and taking on more speaking engagements in future. Information on Ladies who Latte can be found on: http://midkentladieswholatte.co.uk/

Leah Gamble has been providing Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other forms of therapies in Medway for some time. A certified therapist and Life Coach, some of the issues she deals with are eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship support to name but a few. Leah says that she ‘wants people to have the skills to work through their challenges and learn how to be happy.” The range of alternative therapies means that clients have a flexible model to suit their needs. Contact Leah Gamble Hypnotherapy on: www.leahgamble.com ; email: info@leahgamble.com

Of course there were many more exhibitions,  stalls and activities at the Women in Business Big Show like the expert seminars held by leading business figures which cannot be captured here. The day was rounded off with a wine and drinks session to cool off and catch up with even more visitors.

In her closing words, Sian expressed her thanks to all exhibitors, sponsors and all those who made it happen behind and in front of the scenes. She vowed to hold another event next year which she said will be even bigger and better. Judging by the first event; we can’t wait already!

(Photo by Mbeke Waseme)

For more about Sian Murphy, The Women in Business Big Show and other events visit: https://sianmurphy.com ; https://thewomeninbusinessbigshow.com ; https://handmadeandpamperfair.co.uk ; https://stormchasersdigital.com

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