Woman Who… at the Black Country Business Festival on Monday 30th April #ThisistheBlackCountry

We are delighted to be taking part as one of the 122 events running over two weeks in the Black Country, from 23rd April to 4th May 2018.

Join us at this FREE event on Monday 30th May from 9-11.30am at The Mount Hotel and be inspired! All welcome including men.


Hear three inspirational women in business speakers share their business journeys. Featuring:

Dawn Owen, Director,  Bodykraft Group  @DawnOwen 

A successful business owner, with years of experience in business development, networking and behaviour profiling, Dawn Owen is a director at Bodykraft Group – the Black Country’s leading independent vehicle accident repair specialists.

As a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce, Dawn has the opportunity to help and inspire others to achieve their version of success in business and life.

She knows that business is hard work but also believes that it should be fun!   (which is probably why she entered (and won!), a stand up comedy challenge last year.

She is also on the board of the local charity Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.

In her spare time (what spare time????!!!!!), Dawn loves to drink fizz, eat chocolate, do kitchen karaoke and buy shoes!

Sue Tonks, Founder of Hydroveg @HydrovegKits

Sue is an international speaker and extremely experienced trainer with an unmistakable style.

Sue has had 22 years experience in management training and development with blue chip companies such as, Compass Group , Adidas, Manchester United, Baker Tilly, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank and  Co- Operative Pharmacy group.

She has run her own business for 18 years following her experience in many industry sectors such as: Logistics, Travel and Tourism, Catering and Facilities Management, Sales, HR and Local Government.

She has recently set up a manufacturing business HydroVeg Kits which she has just gained acclaim as FSB Start Up Business Of the Year for West Midlands and is at the national finals in May. She is also a finalist for the 2018 Woman Who… Achieves in STEM.

Joanne Derviller, MD, Imaginate Creative @JoDerviller

A creative designer by profession, Jo Derviller is the founder and Managing Director of Leamington Spa based Imaginate Creative.  After working in the creative design industry for 14 years rising to the position of Creative Director, Jo took the decision to launch her own agency in 2003 to enable her to go back to her roots and deliver creativity as a core value.

Today, Imaginate is a highly innovative creative design agency built from the ground up and one never losing sight of its core values.  It is a solutions driven business and one with its hand on approach and blue-chip client portfolio which has earned the agency a deserved global reputation.

Jo was the Winner of the Woman Who… Achieves in Business Award and also won the Judges Recognition Award in 2017.


Delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.