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Business women enjoy a taste of success at networking event

18 April 2016

Bridgend Business Forum has once again teamed up with Welsh women’sbusiness support networkGrŵp to offer an afternoon spent in the company of an inspirational speaker.

This year, business women came together at the networking event to share experiences and enjoy a conversation with guest speaker, music festival director Fiona Stewart.

The event, which included a full afternoon tea, was held in the beautiful surroundings of Atlantic College’s St Donat’s Castle in Vale of Glamorgan.

Fiona, an events industry consultant with over 20 years’ experience in producing live events, including working at the Glastonbury Festival, spoke to delegates about her career and how in 2006 she became Managing Director and owner of Green Man Festival, the leading contemporary music and arts festival in Wales.

A board member of both the Concert Promoters Association and the Welsh Government Creative Industry Advisory Panel - Fiona also received the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ at the UK Festival Awards in 2013.

The event began by introducing Fiona, where delegates heard about the management structure of her successful and unique business, followed by a delicious afternoon tea and the opportunity for business women to ask questions and learn from Fiona’s career journey and experiences.

Chair of Grŵp and Account Director at Spindogs, Claire Swindell, said: “Today’s event has been a fantastic opportunity for business women from different sectors and industries to come together and share best practice and experiences.

“We’ve had great speakers at past events and today has been no exception. It’s wonderful to hear Fiona’s inspiring story as a successful business woman and to see so many business people having the opportunity to learn from others and expand their local networks.”

Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Councillor Charles Smith, said: “I’d like to thank Grŵp for continuing to partner with Bridgend Business Forum for this business women’s event. The forum’s working relationship with organisations such as Grŵp is key in being able to offer learning and networking opportunities for local business people in Bridgend County Borough.

“The forum also provides a range of training events for members throughout the year, many of which are free. I’d strongly encourage any local business people to join the forum if they haven’t already.”

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To find out more about Grŵp – the business network for women in Wales with a focus on learning and development, visit

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