Our events and meet ups run all round the country throughout the year. They take the form of informal seminars, where we have established female entrepreneurs sharing their stores and secrets, and social get togethers, which are about meeting other entrepreneurial women for a bit of a drink and a chat. You are welcome to attend both, just register as a member of Make It Your Business. Membership is free.
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Make It Your Business London
July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Do you dream of starting your own business but need a helping hand, perhaps you already have a business but feel stuck and not sure how to move forward, or maybe you are a successful entrepreneur willing to help other women achieve their goal. Whatever end of the business spectrum you’re at Make It Your Business is for you!
This event is a great opportunity to hear about the real experiences of being an entrepreneur from women who have currently run a business, and ask any questions you have.
Join other like minded women who understand how important it is to feel supported at this Make It Your Business London networking event on July 18th.
This event will be chaired by Hillary Su.
Saima Khan, Hampstead Kitchen. Saima Khan is the founder of The Hampstead Kitchen, an experiential private dining concept in which she assumes the role of Executive Chef, curating unforgettable events serving delicious food to bring people together. As part of The Hampstead Kitchen, Saima has incorporated brand consultancy, menu development, and philanthropy to her business creating numerous touch points that drive the ethos of connection, compassion, open mindedness, business acumen and most importantly, a sense of togetherness. From a six- figure Wall Street job within credit and market risk strategic projects, to events with poignant figures, businesses, and brands, Saima has created a sought-after food business. Having travelled extensively around the world, Saima shares different tastes, textures, and colours at her events, which are all cascaded in the middle of a huge dining table upon big and small plates. It is her way of re-creating some of her fondest memories of people sitting around, eating and socialising. The Hampstead Kitchen has now evolved into a strong philanthropic entity that reflects Saima’s core beliefs of interfaith connectivity and global cultural outlook. She is personally involved with over 40 charities and organisations both in London and around the world that mainly concentrate on homelessness and the refugee crisis. From community work which feeds between 150-200 homeless guests every Sunday with her residual food from her events, supporting The Grenfell community by providing hot meals for those in temporary accommodation, to supporting the refugee camp on the border of Syria and Jordan, Zaatari Camp, either by visiting, sending funds, providing food, or helping with micro-finance for refugees to create a business to that will create a much needed income.
Elizabeth Solaru, founder, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world, her company creates the most opulent, innovative and beautifully handcrafted cakes using the finest ingredients. A pioneer in the wedding industry, her creations have been featured in numerous national and international blogs and publications including Vogue, Tatler, Wedluxe, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, and Conde Nast BRIDES.
Clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals.
Elizabeth has appeared on the BBC, the Good Food Channel, BBC Radio and Sky Living as a luxury expert. She is also a regular on Sky TV being the only three times winner of The Great Cake Bake, a show which featured the best wedding cake makers in the country.
An international speaker and a competition judge , she is the author of the best selling artisan cake book OPULENCIA.
Pepa Gonzalez is the founder of Pepa & Co, a leading luxury baby and childreanswear label offering Spanish clothings in classic styles with a modern twist. The signature collection is designed by Pepa herself, made from high quality and natural fabrics. All Pepa & Co items are produced in a sustainable way, and the company works solely with artisan producers in Spain and Europe who specialise in specific products. In December 2018, Pepa opened her first flagship store in the heart of Belgravia at 40 Elizabeth Street. Her collection can also be found online and is adored by customers around the world.