Wednesday 27 June 2012

New SE London Mumpreneurs Networking Group

The SE London Mumpreneurs Network group is a new networking group, for mumpreneurs who would like to come together on a more regular basis to support and inspire eachother, while finding new business.

The SE London Mumpreneurs Networking Group will meet once a month, every month. The group will run for two hours over coffee and cake between 10am - 12pm. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 12 July at Chapters in Blackheath.

The monthly meeting will consist of:
  • 1 min introduction for every member
  • 5 min presentation for 2 x members
  • A referral session ( letting each other know about opportunities, referrals etc)
  • 15 min brainstorm sessions for 2 x members
  • Networking
For just £155 you will be able to access the following for the whole year
  • 10 monthly networking group meetings (includes tea/coffee and cake) - no additional fee
  • 1 feature about your business in the monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount on all other SE London Mumpreneur events
  • List your business and logo on the new Business Directory on the new SE London Mumpreneur website
Only one person per field will be able to join the group and members need to sign-up for a minimum of 12 months. However, mumpreneurs can trial the group at a cost of £15.

Meeting Dates for 2012:
Thursday 23 February
Thursday 22 March
Thursday 19 April
Thursday 17 May
Thursday 14 June
Thursday 12 July
Break for Summer holidays
Thursday 13 September
Thursday 11 October
Thursday 15 November
Thursday 13 December

Monday 19 December 2011

South East London Mumpreneurs Businessmums Workshop - 24th May 2012 'How to write a press release and gain media coverage.

The workshop is being led by experienced journalist and media tutor Nikki Spencer, who will examine the media opportunities in all areas of the media, and include practical advice on writing press releases and approaching publications.

What previous particpants have said about the workshop:

“A fantastic workshop. I was rather daunted by the idea of approaching the media but emerged full of insights, tips and inspiration.” Lara Milanova -

“PR was all new to me but my very first press release resulted in a full page article in a national magazine.” Claire Jones - Medlar and Cobb garden design -

Event details: Businessmum’s Workshop 'How to get media coverage for your business'.
Date: Thursday 24th May  2012 10-2.30pm
Venue: Blackheath (venue tbc)
Lunch: Sandwiches and tea/coffee
Cost: Only £55 per person

Nikki Spencer is a media tutor, freelance journalist and former C4 reporter and producer who regularly writes for The Independent and The Guardian. She has also recently launched her own business venture, Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet!

Places are limited (max 12) so book early!

Saturday 9 July 2011

Award Winning Mumpreneur Antonia Chitty to speak at Businessmums Networking Lunch in Crystal Palace on Tuesday 18th October 2011

The South East London Mumpreneurs Network and Sell It Mama! are holding a Businessmums' Networking Lunch on Tuesday 18th October at the Exhibition Rooms in Crystal Palace, with award winning guest speaker Antonia Chitty, Founder of ACPR, editor of family friendly working and author of the Mumpreneur Guide.

In 2009, Antonia won the Inspirational Business Mum of the Year award, she will be sharing her story with other mumpreneurs and will be giving top tips from the Mumpreneur Guide and her recently launched book ' Do You Want Your Own Business'.

Antonia Chitty is the founder of ACPR which she created after the birth of her daughter in 2002.

Working with a team of freelancers and work from home mums, ACPR carved out a niche in baby and child PR, with an emphasis on eco-friendly products.

Antonia herself trains and coaches small business owners and entrepreneurs through the Mumpreneur Guide,  She is the author of books on business, health and parenting including, Do You Want Your Own Business, The Mumpreneur Guide's Start your Own Business Book and A Guide to Promoting Your Business, a practical work book for everyone who wants PR demystified and to learn simple low cost promotion techniques.

Antonia lives on the Sussex coast with her husband and three children. She enjoys writing books and blogging at a website based on one of her books.

To register for a lunch, please email or click on the link to register online

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Tuesday 14th June - Sell It Mama and SE London Mumpreneurs Businessmums Networking Lunch in Crystal Palace - with guest speaker Sam Willoughby - Founder of Whats on 4

Mums get advice from guest speaker - Sam Willoughby, Founder of at a Sell It Mama! and SE London Mumpreneurs Networking Lunch on the 14 June 2011, between 11.30am - 2pm at in the Exhibition Rooms in Crystal Palace.

Sam will be sharing her story with Mums and giving them advice and tips on how to make their business a success.

Sam Willoughby set up her business What's On 4  after having her baby when her employer wouldn't discuss a flexible return to work. She put together her own business experience and a situation she found herself in as a new Mum to launch  

Sam is passionate about flexible working for parents. Her website  offers advice, support and opportunities for any parent looking for that flexible career and the mumandworking awards supported by Sarah Beeny recognised other companies and individuals that share this passion.

Sam has won five business awards, speaks regularly to business women and has contributing to several books. Sam has also started mentoring other business women so they can achieve fast growth too.

Sam's advice to any woman thinking of starting her own business is "Get support from family and friends and professional advice too, then go for it. You’ll never have so much fun or work so hard and it will take you places you never would have imagined!”.

Come along and meet like-minded mums over a two course lunch with tips and encouragement from guest speaker Sam Willoughby.

You'll also have the opportunity to chat to other mums about their experiences, share ideas, get new business referrals and make new friends.

Event details: Businessmum’s Networking Lunch
Date: Tuesday 14 June 2011 - 11.30am-2pm
Venue: Exhibition Rooms, 69-71 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19 1TX
Cost: £25 per head
Lunch: Two course meal including water, tea and coffee
Guest speaker: Sam Willoughby of Whats on 4 -

To Register - just click here

Thursday 16 December 2010

SE London Mumpreneurs Network - new programme of activities for 2011 coming soon....

The South East London Mumpreneur Network offers mums in business or wishing to be in business with the opportunity to engage with a community of other mums to support and ultimately inspire each other, while networking, finding new business, developing confidence and sharing experiences and ideas.

We are currently developing a range of events and activities for mums in business or with a business idea for 2011, including the hugely popular ‘businessmum networking lunches’ and ‘brainstorm in a teacup’ sessions as well as, new skills workshops, more regular networking and referral meetings and an excellent new membership package.

We have got some fantastic Award Winning speakers lined up including: Sally Preston - Founder and Director of Babylicious -  and Galia Orme Founder of CHOC Chick Raw Chocolate Ltd -

We will also be launching a new SE London Mumpreneurs website with more information and support for businessmums in SE London.

So watch this space for the launch of the new website and event dates in Blackheath and Crystal Palace....

The South East London Mumpreneurs Network works in association with Motivating Mum. For more info on Motivating Mum visit:

Images courtesy of Razia Naqvi-Jukes

Friday 13 August 2010

South East London Mumpreneurs Businessmums Social Media Workshop - 25th Nov 2010

Businessmums 'Social Media' Workshop - 25th November 2010 - 10.45-2.00pm

Come along to this fantastic new workshop, run by Kate Spiers, Founder of Wisdom London, this workshop will demystify the world of Facebook, blogs, Twitter and Tumblr and share practical insights about how it can be applied to your business.

You’ll take away a clear understanding of this important communications tool, practical know-how and some fresh ideas on making it work for your business.

There will also be an opportunity over lunch, to network with other mumpreneurs and discuss your social media ideas with Kate.

Event details: Businessmum’s Social Media Workshop
Date: Thursday 25th November 2010. 10.45-2.00pm
Venue: Manor House Library, 34 Old Road, Lee, London, SE13 5SY
Lunch: Sandwiches and tea/coffee
Cost: Only £45 per person

Kate Spiers is founder and director of Wisdom London, a creative communications consultancy. Wisdom London provides thoughtful and effective communications, which empower businesses to really connect with their clients, audiences and target markets. They provide: Communications strategy and planning; Content strategy; Social Media strategy, planning, training and monitoring; Digital communications and creative copywriting.

Kate’s career spans PR, events, marketing communications and business consulting. It has cultivated a deep understanding of what makes business and consumers tick and a healthy obsession with great business communications. She was previously Director of Relationships Marketing at Aura, Global Communications Manager for Capgemini Consulting before founding Wisdom London in 2009.

Places are limited (max 20) so book early!

Sunday 17 January 2010

Wednesday 9th March - Businessmums Networking Lunch in Blackheath, with award winning guest speaker - Sally Preston - Founder of Babylicious

Please come along to the next Businessmums Networking Lunch in Blackheath on Wednesday 9th March at Strada in Blackheath, with award winning guest speaker Sally Preston, Director and Founder of Babylicious -

Sally Preston, is the founder and Managing Director of The Kids Food Company Ltd (owner of the brands Babylicious & Kiddylicious), Babylicious is the biggest frozen baby food brand in the world and the introduction of the toddler brand Kiddylicious won immediate favour with mums as it was the first range of delicious convenient meals developed specifically for growing toddlers.

Sally will be sharing her story and giving mums her top tips for business success. As well as hearing from Sally, you'll also have the opportunity to chat to other mums about their experiences, share ideas, get new business referrals and make new friends.

I'm also delighted to tell you that Loryn Cooper who runs Noa Noa in Blackheath, is offering one lucky mum the chance to win a £50 gift voucher for Noa Noa in Blackheath. We will do a business card raffle on the day for this fantastic prize.

Event details: Businessmum's Networking Lunch
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2011. 11.30-2pm.
Venue: Strada, 5 Lee Street, Blackheath, SE3 9RQ
Cost: £25 per head
Lunch: Two course meal including water, tea and coffee
Guest speaker: Sally Preston, Director and Founder of Babylicious and Kidilicious -

To register - just click here