Previous Events

18th June

Zoom meeting

Thursday 18th June 6.30pm – 7:30pm

15 minute Guest Speaker: We are delighted to welcome Carmen Watson (Chairperson at Pertemps Ltd). Carmen is an extremely inspirational lady who will tell us a little of her professional journey and Pertemps, who are sponsors of our Young Achiever Award. Free to attend.

4th March

Breakfast Meeting

Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa

Guest Speaker:

Vicky Farmer – How I reinvented myself

08:30 – 10:30

5th February

Mallory Court, Leamington Spa

Guest Speakers:

Jill Bowmen – 6 A’s of Presentation Skills

Andrea Rainsford – Inspirational Speaker



8th January

Breakfast Meeting

The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club

Guest Speaker – Kate Findlay ‘I’m Not Done Yet!’

08:30am – 10:30am

4th December

4thDecember Lunch Meeting

Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa

Guest Speaker – Karen Heap Working Smarter, Not Harder.

Christmas Afternoon Tea


November 4th

6thNovember Breakfast Meeting

Mallory Court, Leamington Spa

Guest Speaker – Angela Reasbeck Travel Counsellors


October 2nd

2ndOctober Lunch Meeting

The Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa

Guest Speakers:

Jane Perrins Image Advisor

Shelley Wilson – Author and much more!


September 4th

4thSeptember    Breakfast Meeting

Guest Speakers: 

Asha Berzon – Clinical Hypnotherapist

Minnie von Mallinckrodt – Grant Marketing & Speaking Mentor for Thoughts Leaders, Change-makers & Business Leaders Ready for Big Impact.

Nailcote Hall, Berkswell/Coventry


13th Aug


Tue 13 Aug 2019 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Greenway Hotel, GL51 4UG

‘Strength meets Spirit – Stories of Women who Triumphed over Adversity’ is an enlightening and inspiring presentation with elements of emotional support and good fun!

The affiliation of Women of Spirit (Susie Mackie) with Ladies First Professional Development Ltd (Tracey McAtamney) has resulted in powerful opportunities to support women through combining our experiences and by sharing our stories of triumph over adversity.

Our mission is to empower women to lead a life full of confidence and strong self-worth. With our core values of ‘share, support, enlighten, inspire’, our message is timely and relevant to today’s social challenges.


7th August


 Lunch Meeting – The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon


Julia Mitchell – From IT to Tai-Chi.

Helen Leathers – From Super Women to Queen of Calm


July 3rd Breakfast meeting

Mallory Court, Leamington Spa

Guest Speaker –

Claire Turner – WOW Signal

Ange Terry – Secret Warrior Retreats


June 5th


Lunch Meeting

Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa

Guest Speakers – 

Lorraine Checklin –Ways To Flourish (Mindfulness)

Krystyna Lisiecki – Utility Warehouse


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15th May WOW (Women of Wisdom) Champagne Afternoon Tea

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd

Venue:  Home Farm Stables, Meriden Road, Berkswell CV7 7SL

Time:  12.00 – 3.00

Afternoon of Relaxation – Information – Inspiration

May 1st

1st May Breakfast Meeting

Nailcote Hall, Berkswell/Coventry

Guest speakers:

Ruth Freeman Independent Speech & Language Therapist

Jane Ponting – Making Tax Digital for VAT


April 3rd

Lunch Meeting – The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon


Guest Speakers:

Marcia Lewinson – CEO & Founder W.A.I.T.S

Women Acting in Today’s Society

Sally Walder – General Manager Amplify

VIP Hospitality Experiences NEC Group

14th March - Cocktails & Conversation – The Botanist

Cocktails & Conversation – Thursday 14thMarch – The Botanist

Join us for nibbles & Cocktails for a new stylish and laidback approach to networking at Coventry’s newest and most unique bar.

This is also a great opportunity for those who haven’t had a chance to try out the Botanist yet!

“It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…”

The price includes a drink on arrival, some nibbles and some cocktail making!

Wednesday 6th March - Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast Meeting – Mallory Court, Leamington Spa


Guest Speaker Rachel Leigh-Janney – Herb-a-licioius

6th February

Lunch Meeting – The Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa


Guest Speakers:

Cathy Hunt Author – A History of Women’s Life’s in Coventry

Izabella Natrins – Building Resilience: Six Elements of Holistic Well Being

15th January

Book Launch

Join Tracey – Hidden Strength

Book Launch Mallory Court – Wine & Canapes

January 15th– 6.30pm -8.30pm

All proceeds from the sale of the book to support children and young adults coping with bereavement.

9th January

9th January 2019

Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa

12th December

Mallory Court Christmas Lunch

Time: 12.00-2.00

Price: £35.00 Non Members/Free Members

Wednesday 28th November

Wednesday 28th November – Breakfast Networking & Lifestyle Management

Venue: Nailcote Hall

Time: 8.30-10.30

Speaker: Lauren Brown from Cash Back Solutions

Providing SME’s with a a cost efficient and innovative loyalty programme.

Price £35.00 Non Members/Members Free

1st November

Exclusive Event – Lumbers Jewellers

Venue: Lumbers

Time: 7.00pm

Dinner & Diamonds – champagne – shop – browse – gourmet dinner

Price: £45.00 (20 places only) – transport tbc

31st October

Halloween Theme.

Venue:  Stratford Manor, Warwick Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0PY, UK

Time:  12pm – 2pm

Speaker: MJ Dickinson -Sage Paranormal
Finalist of Unusual business Category and Entrepreneur.
Marianne is the Sage paranormal host,running  public paranormal investigations and tours with a twist, she runs the biggest paranormal convention in the uk and also is a Tarot Card reader….
She is also the founder of Afterlife clothing, Witch Works natural products and After life coffee  “The deadly blend”
18th October Ladies First Awards

Thursday 18th October – Nailcote Hall

*Champagne Reception – 3 course meal with coffee – Awards – VIP After Party*

Time: 6.30pm

Champagne Reception – Dinner – Entertainment & Awards

Tickets :
– Free to Finalists
– Ladies First Members £35.00
– Guests £40.00

22nd August Lunch Networking & Lifestyle Management Meeting

22nd August Lunch Networking & Lifestyle Management Meeting @ Walton Hall

12.00 – 2.00 Afternoon Tea

Guest Speaker:  Julie Summerell – MD TR Fleet part of SAFO Group.

Thursday 2ndAugust – Cocktails & Conversation

Venue: Harvey Nichols – The Mail Box, Birmingham

Time: 7.00pm – 10pm

Price: £20.00

Join us for Canapes & Cocktails for a new stylish and laidback approach to networking.

Guest Speaker:  Anna Clark – Pharmacy Sourcing Director for HCA

Speaking about her work and as a parent of a child with the rare condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Private Shopping Experience with leading stylist Jonida Hasa & complimentary Makeover and Personal Shopping experience with Estee Lauder

25th July 2018 – Ladies First Breakfast Meeting at Nailcote Hall

Date: Wednesday 25th July 2018

Venue: Nailcote Hall, Nailcote Lane, Berkswell, Warwickshire CV7 7DE

Breakfast – 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Bushra Ali – President of Leicestershire Law Society, Human Rights/Immigration Lawyer
*Announcement of Awards Finalists


4th July – Recharge your batteries and pamper yourself with a visit to Elan Spa

Recharge your batteries and pamper yourself with a visit to Elan Spa

Enjoy a 55-minute ESPA treatment and 3 hours use of the Spa

Included – Cream Tea

Robe, towel and slippers will be provided for your comfort

The fabulous facilities at Elan Spa include:  Luxury Spa, Vitality & Hydrotherapy Pools, Fitness Suite, Thermal Retreat & Outdoor Vitality Pool.


27th June – Lunch Networking &Lifestyle Management Meeting @ the Arden Hotel, Stratford

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Venue: The Arden Hotel, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BA

Lunch – 12:00 – 2:00pm

Guest Speakers: Lyn Bromley & Donna Whitbrook – First Impressions

30th May - Networking & Lifestyle Management Meeting Breakfast @ Binswood Hall, Leamington

Date: Wednesday 30th May 2018

Venue:  Whittles Restaurant, Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa, CV32 5SE

Breakfast – 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Fleur Sexton – PET-Xi Training

30th May – Ladies First (fun) Golf Tournament & Supper @ Stonebridge Golf Club

6.00pm –   Welcome Drink
6.30 – 7.00 Driving Range
7.00 – 7.30 Mini Competition
8.00pm Supper

Ladies First & WOW Members – £30.00/ Non-Members – £35.00
*No Golf experience required

26th April - Ladies First Charity Fashion Show @ Mallory Court in association with REVOLVE

Ladies First Charity Fashion Show – Mallory Court in association with REVOLVE

Thursday 26th April 2018 7.00pm

Glass of Champagne, 2 Course Meal & Entertainment

Raising funds for Marie Curie Hospice Solihull – Pay for a Day

25th April - Ladies First Networking & Lifestyle Management Lunch @ The Angel Hotel, Leamington

Date: Wednesday 25th April 2018

Venue: The Angel Hotel, 143 Regent St, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NZ

Lunch – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Guest Speakers:
Izabella Natrins BSc, CGP
Sam Houghton – Book mentor, ghost writer and inspirational speaker

*Thursday 19th April 2018. Ladies First Launch Women of Wisdom*

We are launching our WOW group on Thursday 19th April 1.00 – 3.30.

Join us for a taster at our launch – Champagne Reception & Afternoon Tea

Meet our Financial & Legal Experts, Our Skin Specialist, Soul Beauty & sample Dermalogica Products,

Mallory Court Spa team – sample hand massages, C’est Vous Jewellery Collection, WOW Signal Communications, everything Social Media and much more…

Venue – Home Farm Stables, Meriden Road, Berkswell CV7 7SL

Saturday 31st March 2018. Birmingham Film Premier 7.00pm – You, Me & Him

*Celebrities including David Tennant will be in attendance*

The film was filmed around the Midlands, Baby Lifeline is the official charity partner, and the premier is to raise funds for Baby Lifeline and it’s £5 million appeal for lifesaving equipment.

Wednesday 7th March 2018. The Episode, Leamington Spa. 8:30am - 10:30am

Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018

Venue: The Episode, 64 Upper Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, CV32 4JL

Breakfast – 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speakers: Ian Price Divisional Director St. James’s Place Wealth Management – Pension Update
Corrine Seabourne, Wills & Probate Executive Alsters Kelley

Wednesday 7th February 2018. The Gallery, Kenilworth. 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Date: Wednesday 7th February 2018

Venue: The Gallery, 7 Smalley Place, Kenilworth, CV8 1QG

Lunch – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: Sarah Windrum – The Emerald Group
Guest Speaker: Lynne Heard, Your Call Publishing

Wednesday 10th January 2018. Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa. 8:30am - 10:30am

Date: Wednesday 10th January 2018

Venue: Mallory Court Hotel, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa,  CV33 9QB

Breakfast – 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Jeff Way – First Responder. Defibrillator & Heart Start Course

Wednesday 6th December 2017. Whittles Restaurant Binswood Hall, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2017

Venue: Whittles Restaurant, Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa, CV32 5SE

Christmas Afternoon Tea – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Guest Speakers:
Sally Smith ANAVA Loveitts – Coventry’s Only Female Auctioneer
Imogen Cox (Cartwright King Solicitors) –  Director and Solicitor Advocate specialising in criminal defence and motoring at
Jen McDonald Everett (Everett Mead) – Ladies First Business Woman of the Year

Wednesday 1st November 2017. Stonebridge Golf Club, 8:30am - 10:30am

Date: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Venue: Stonebridge Golf Club, Somers Rd, Meriden, Coventry CV7 7PL

Breakfast Meeting 8:30am – 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Dr Hala Atkin
Subject – Common medical ailments women experience at different ages.

Thursday 19th October 2017 - Ladiesfirst Business Awards at Nailcote Hall

Nailcote Hall 7.00pm – late

Red Carpet Champagne Reception

3 Course Meal with Coffee
Guest Speakers

Ticket Price:
£50.00 (Table of 10 – 1 free place)
*Ladies First Members – £40.00*

Wednesday 11th October 2017 - VIP Networking Event - Lumbers Leicestershire, 7:00pm

Ladies First VIP Networking Event:
Lumbers Leicestershire – Wednesday 11th October 7.00pm

Luxury return transport to Lumbers Leicestershire
Champagne Reception
Guest Speaker
Shopping & Browsing Luxury Items & Jewellery

*One person will win £100 towards any item bought on the evening.
Price – £40.00 Members / £45.00 none Members

Booking will close on September 18th (limited places)
Any Special Dietary Requirements in advance please.

7th October 2017. Molly Olly’s Wishes Charity Ball

Ragley Hall – £85.00

Ladies First Table – Sold Out


Friday 6th October 2017 - Women of the Year 2017 Luncheon & Awards

Ladies First are supporting the Women of the Year 2017 Luncheon & Awards  Celebrating Women’s Achievements Nationwide.

Anyone wishing to join our table should purchase their ticket here before 15th September, Ticket Price £85.00.


Wednesday 4th October 2017. Mallory Court Hotel, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Lunch Mallory Court Dining Room (limited numbers)

Guest Speaker: Julie Young – Beaufort major
“Preventing Cyber Crime”

Wednesday 4th October 2017. *Spa Afternoon* Mallory Court Hotel, 2:30pm - 6:30pm

10 places only – Spa Afternoon Mallory Court
Members Only – £45.00

Access to the Luxury Spa – includes hydro pool, outside vitality pool, sauna and steam room
Glass of Prosecco
25 minute treatment – choose from one of the following:  Mini Pedicure, Mini Manicure or Back, Shoulder & Neck Massage
25% off any additional Treatments pre-booked

Wednesday 6th September 2017. Binswood Hall, 8.30-10:30am

Guest Speaker: Linda Scannell – How Photography Can Help Your Business.

Wednesday 2nd August 2017. The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon 12.00-2.30pm

Reception Drinks – 2 Course Lunch – Coffee

Guest Speaker: Jess Lloyd-Riley – Excellence in Mind Ltd
Guest Speaker: Kevin Edwards – RSM “Research and Development (R&D) tax credits and the importance of R&D for your business.”

Wednesday 5th July 2017. Mallory Court, Leamington Spa 8.30-10:30am

Choice of Hot or Cold Breakfast – tea/coffee

Guest Speaker: Julie Young – Beaufort major
Keeping Safe by Trusting Your Instincts

Wednesday 7th June 2017. The Catwalk Café, Knowle 12.00-2:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Guest Speaker:  Emily KealOnline Toolbox Ltd
Social media tools to make your business life easier.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017. Woodside Hotel & Conference Centre, Kenilworth 8.30-10:30am

Choice of Hot or cold Breakfast – tea/coffee

Guest Speaker:  Stefan Bird – Brilliance in Context
Overcoming Limited Beliefs.

Guest Speaker: Sally Dhillon – Career Mums
What women must do differently to succeed in business

Wednesday 10th May 2017. Stonebridge Golf Club 5:30-9:30pm

Jason Powell Golf Academy Evening

Arrival around 5.30pm for a glass of wine and few nibbles served in the bridge suite. Two fun competitions, one will be putting and one on the driving range, with the chance to have Professional Jason Powell explain and show his area of the lessons and simulator. Return to the clubhouse for a light meal.

Wednesday 5th April 2017. The Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa 12-2:30pm

Reception Drinks – 2 Course Lunch – Coffee

Guest Speaker: Richard Onions – Barclays Bank
Fraud & Scam Awareness and Prevention.