Newbury Central

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Newbury Central

19 April 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Lara Lauder

I have been a member of The Athena Network for 6 years and became a Regional Director for West Berkshire in 2023! I have always loved the Athena way of networking because it truly is a support with and from like-minded ladies. I was delighted to take on the West Berkshire region which is a natural progression of my prior networking expertise and growth. As well as being the Regional Director I run a successful business showing professional ladies around the globe how to unlock their hidden confidence. I achieve this through business and strategy training. uplevelling their presentation skills and discovering their colour and style through image consultancy. I am also host of the global podcast 'Unlock Your Hidden Confidence.'

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    Event Description


    Welcome to the Hungerford group meeting details page. If you are a business woman in Aldermaston, Bradfield, Burghfield Common, Riseley, Silchester, Mortimer, Swallowfield, Theale, Woolhampton, Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Newbury, Eastbury, Eddington, Hungerford, Lambourn, Hermitage, Yattendon, Bishop’s Green, Greenham, Thatcham (and surrounding areas) I know that you will want to find out more before you attend one of our meetings so I’ve provided meeting dates and times as well as a list of current members and their professions.

    Newbury Central is 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.

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

    This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12 – 2pm (excluding August & December). Below you’ll find details of our current members and their professions, including how you can get in touch with them.


    You know that continuing to develop your business relationships, nurture your suppliers and create strategic alliances is important so we invite you to become a member of the The Athena Network.

    Membership is only £565 per annum*.

    We can provide a payment plan that would include an upfront payment of £325 and a monthly subscription of £20.

    *NOTE: You are committing to a 12-month membership.

    Membership of The Athena Network will give you access to all of our membership benefits including PASS+ which means that you can currently attend 150+ meetings (at no additional cost), Cappuccino Connections (informal networking), an extensive training portfolio and all the connections within our network.


    We would love to meet you. Assuming that your profession is not already covered in our group you would be very welcome to attend our meeting. See the list of members for reference.

    The ideal is that you book in advance so that I can support you by sending all the information in advance and you can prepare for the meeting.

    Complete the contact form with your details; name, email, profession and telephone number and I will be in touch.

    Alternatively, you can call or send me an email. Leave a message (I’m often in meetings) with clear details so that I can return your call)

    Lara Lauder:
    T:07896 978115

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    This months Business Development Speaker…

    Louise Pengilley from Louise Pengilley Coaching is presenting our Business Development Training this month. Her Presentation is:

    Everyone is a salesperson – even you!

    At our Athena meeting our expert speaker Louise Pengilley will share with you how we are all salespeople and how sales is closely aligned to customer services. In this presentation, you’ll come away with hints and tips for you to implement in your business. Louise will take you through some real-life stories and scenarios that sales is everywhere and to be comfortable with it. After all with the right mindset, we can learn anything. Many people say selling makes them feel awkward, anxious, and highly uncomfortable. For some people, it’s a general perception but for others, it can be related to events they’ve experienced in the past. Sales isn’t about being pushy, it’s about having focus, structure, process, and discipline (and the right mindset). The act of selling sets the foundation of our business and can determine how successful our businesses are, so it makes sense to learn this skill.”

    Louise Pengilley has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the corporate world. This experience combined with setting up her own business has enabled her to create the simplified sales structure, which she now delivers to her clients and their employees. This is delivered through sales-focused coaching, mentoring, training, and consultancy. She can be contacted via


    We select our Business Development Trainers from our extensive knowledge pool of membership. If you would like to raise your profile by being one of our trainers consider membership with us

    Current members & Professions to connect with…


    Ella Dohety – Accountant
    Fiona Jones – Bookkeeper
    Jo Mitchell – Architect
    Lara Lauder – -Unlock Your Hidden Confidence Podcast
    Laura Fishlock – Osteopath
    Natalie Carter – Estate Agent
    Stephanie Newton – Family Solicitor


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

    Virtual Assistant
    Interior Designer

    Professionals to Connect with

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