Anna May McHugh is keynote speaker at Laois Enterprise Women's Network

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Anna May McHugh is keynote speaker at Laois Enterprise Women's Network

Local Enterprise Office Laois has announced details of the speakers that will address the next meeting of the Laois Enterprising Women’s Network to be held on Wednesday 27th April in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise at 6.15pm.

The keynote speaker is local business woman Anna May McHugh, Managing Director and Secretary of the National Ploughing Association, an event that attracts in excess of 280,000 visitors annually and some 1,500 exhibitors.

Anna May will share her experiences on ‘how to grow a successful business’.

The second speaker on the evening is Susan Hayes Culleton, known as the ‘Positive Economist’ who delivers financial markets, economics and entrepreneurship education to corporate audiences and organisations in Ireland, Malta, UK and the US.

In her address to the Laois Enterprising Women’s Network Susan will present her ‘top ten tips on how to take control of your finances’ so that you are poised and ready to capitalise on opportunities.

Her advice is that it is now time for businesses to take a different approach, rather than focusing on cost reduction business people now need to build their margins back up again and consider expansion and growth rather than downsizing.

Evelyn Reddin, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Laois said,

“The value of networking cannot be underestimated when growing and sustaining a business as it enables the building up of a network of people that you can do business with.

“ Networking is a big part of business success and we are delighted to support the Laois Enterprising Women’s Network.”

Co-ordinated by communications expert Margaret McKeon-Boyle, Laois Enterprising Women’s Network, provides women in business an opportunity to take part in tailored workshops and to be inspired and motivated by successful female entrepreneurs.

Each meeting of the network also provides an opportunity for network members to showcase their products and services, and most importantly build a strong network among business women in County Laois.

The Local Enterprise Office is inviting women in business, whether a business owner or manager, to apply for membership of this prestigious networking group or to book a space to attend this networking event on Wednesday 27th April contact Local Enterprise Office Laois, Honor Deevy hdeevy_leo@laoiscoco.ie