Black British Members of Parliament

You are invited to this very special book launch to celebrate the passions and achievement of these Black MP’s. Email for online zoom details to attend the launch and have a chance to win your very own copy.

Black British Members of Parliament in the House of Commons

Self Employment – What is it really like? 3rd October 2018


Ever considered becoming an entrepreneur? Where could you start if you wanted to set up your own business? Would you like to meet local entrepreneurs and self-employed people to discover simple and achievable steps you can take in exploring this option for yourself.

We will have an expert panel from different industries. Join panel organiser Keith Seville who has just released his book ‘Mine Your Business: A Unique Journey of Self-Employment.’ Keith has run several businesses for more than 30 years. The panel will include members of Berkshire Black Business alongside founder Shirley Anstis who runs a successful counselling and writing practice. We’re working on a couple special guest speakers too.

This is an opportunity to find out more about how you can take small steps towards self-employment, build your network, find potential fans and customers. Is there a better way to celebrate black history month? The evening will be free of charge but your learning will be precious.

Business Showcase

Join more than a dozen businesses, share your business story and plans for the future.

  • Promote your product or service and find new customers.
  • Form strategic alliances and find ways to work with new partners, promote and refer.
  • You can book a table to showcase your business and have a few minutes to address a keen and motivated audience or you can simply come and network with other aspiring business people seeking to increase connections and visibility.
  • Let people know what is unique about your offering.

Ticketed event and limited tables so book early!  Hope to see you at our 3rd business showcase. Booking details here


Last year’s event was described as “motivating and encouraging”. This year we’ll have a keynote talk on business franchising too so come and learn more. Book a table to speak and promote. It’s free to come and connect. Get tickets here. Let’s inspire and grow together.

10 Strategies for reducing stress and improving wellbeing


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Being hard working and successful we are constantly overwhelmed with different choices. Neither our businesses nor our lives will benefit if we are exhausted and unwell.

How do you make the right choices for your business and your life?

How do you reduce your stress levels and improve your wellbeing?

Book here now

When you thrive so will your business.
Discover strategies to be healthier, happier and be more successful.
Practise techniques that will save you time and are easy to do.
You will experience a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere that helps you take back control of your life today.

Shirley Anstis has been a counsellor for 9 years, working with adults and young people. She is also the author of the wellbeing book ‘An A-Z for your life, discovering and revealing who you are today’.
Don’t miss out. Book your place now to gain insight and make new connections.

How to improve your customer retention on Thursday 14th April, 7.30pm

Angela Bascombe-McCarthy will lead a thought provoking workshop which is designed to encourage attendees to think about how they gather customers . Also, how your customers can be your best ambassadors for your business.  How treating them well can pay great dividends.

She will also cover:

  • Know your target audience
  • Define your brand
  • One off sales v repeat business
  • Winning business -relationship building
  • Referrals

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How to build your brand and connections online, Tuesday 15th March, 7.30pm

This is a rare opportunity to hear award winning beauty therapist and blogger Joyce Connor of Brides and Beauty share her business and social media insights.



With 8OOO twitter followers Joyce has earned her knowledge and will be sharing tips and insights to help you.

Find out more and book here