South Bedfordshire

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South Bedfordshire Group Event Details

South Bedfordshire

23 April 2024 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Kate Cherry

After a 15-year career in the financial sector, I have run networking groups in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for a number of years after shifting my focus from corporate life to my own business success and my family. I LOVE being a connector and introducer for those looking for each other’s services and building networking confidence in others. Personal development and connecting with like-minded people were key to my success in my businesses. We are the average of the 5 people we spend most time with and as one of my members says "Athena ups your average"! One of my favourite quotes, from Henry Ford, is “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right” and I actively help fellow entrepreneurs to appreciate that they already have in them what they need to succeed and that what has happened previously is not what matters, but what they choose to do now. Everyone is entitled to greatness, and everyone has something of value to share.

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    The Athena Network South Bedfordshire Group Meeting Details

    Welcome to the South Bedfordshire group meeting details page. You will find information regarding meeting dates and times, a list of current members and their professions below.

    A popular, dynamic and vibrant group where you can be assured of excellent business connections, meet local business women and step out of the isolation so many female entrepreneurs can feel.

    Our members pride themselves on the strategic connections that they have created, collaborating with each other to create new projects and services.

    For further details call Kate Cherry on 07909 675333 to find out how you can visit and then join our group.

    This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December). Below you’ll find details of our current members and their professions.

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    Key Speaker

    This months Business Development Speaker…

    On Tuesday 23rd April, Val Adaway, Utility Warehouse Partner, will be our Business Development Speaker at the Athena South Bedfordshire meeting.

    The title of her talk is ‘How to structure your working day for maximum productivity.’ Val is a woman with an incredible story. Expelled from Grammar School at 15, she faced a future without any qualifications. Driven by her passion for motorsport, she took the plunge and established her own racing business, where she cared for drivers from 1979 to 1995. Transitioning into the engineering industry, Val played a crucial role in growing a company, serving as General Manager and Director until her departure in 2008 at the age of 62, with only a state pension to rely on. But retirement wasn’t in her cards.

    For the past 16 years, Val has been a key partner at Utility Warehouse, lending a hand to those in need. Armed with years of experience and wisdom, she’s ready to share her insights on staying focused and resilient, drawing from her own inspiring journey and the tactics that kept her pushing forward.

    To book on for this session contact me at

    Current members & Professions to connect with…


    Dawn Wills – Marketing
    Kate Cherry – Skincare & Nutrition
    Val Adaway – Utilities
    Nicola Church – Online Personal Trainer
    Laura Currell – Mortgage Adviser
    Vikki Richman – Event Management
    Ruth Robb – Azalea Charity
    Sapphire Little – Cyber Security & Resilience
    Trina Haggerty – Accountant
    Danielle Syed – Private Client Solicitor
    Shelley Rolfe – Family Law
    Sue Ireson – Cleaning Services

    Professions Our Members Would Like To Connect With

    If you are a woman in business in the Bedfordshire area andare serious about your business growth, our members would like to meet you. They are looking for the following professions to connect with:

    Financial Adviser, Business Coach, Graphic Designer, Printer, Web Design, Insurance Broker, Photographer…

    Professionals to Connect with

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