International Womens Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, today March 8th, the team at Bolesworth Events has announced a lineup of inspiring guest speakers for a brand-new Women in Business Day at its newly relaunched Bolesworth International on Thursday, June 15th.

Bolesworth is headed up by a female managing director in the shape of Nina Barbour. She is spearheading change at the Cheshire Estate and has a firm vision to continue to build a sustainable business around the pillars of Property, Events and Leisure, and is currently working up an ambitious five-year plan ahead of the Castle’s Bicentenary in 2028.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Nina, with her determination and foresight, fulfils that criteria as do the three incredibly successful career women - Collette Roche, Louise Minchin and Victoria Price – who will form the speaking panel at the Bolesworth International Women in Business Day,

Collette Roche is Chief Operating Officer of Manchester United Football Club. She is responsible for managing all aspects of Old Trafford and leads operations, infrastructure development, digital transformation, and a number of corporate functions across the Club. She is also the designated Chair of the Manchester United Foundation Board. Collette was listed by Vogue as one of the 25 most influential women working in Britain in 2018 and featured in the FTSE 100 Women to Watch list in 2022. 

Louise Minchin (pictured) is a well-known and respected TV presenter, journalist, author and podcaster. She presented the UK’s most watched morning TV programme BBC Breakfast for 20 years, covering all the major news stories of the last two decades. Her new book Fearless, Adventures with Extraordinary Women reflects her passion for celebrating women’s success. In each chapter Louise takes on a difficult challenge with a different courageous woman to tell their incredible stories. As part of it she has swum from Alcatraz, free dived under ice in the dark in Finland, and cycled across Argentina.

Victoria Price is the Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA) Private Tax Leader for Ernst & Young (EY) Global Limited. In this role, she drives the tax strategy across the region to bring the most innovative solutions to the dynamic private clients to help them plan efficiently for the diverse challenges they face. She is also impassioned about helping young people to realise their career ambitions and is a devoted supporter of the EY Foundation program. In aid of the charity, she has trekked across the Sahara, climbed Kilimanjaro and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks with alumni from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.

A host of world-class sport will run alongside the Bolesworth International Women in Business Day in Bolesworth’s bespoke showjumping arenas with many female riders in the thick of the action. Top sportsperson Louise Saywell, mother of an 18-month-old daughter, will feature heavily in the higher-ranking classes and will be intent on repeating last year’s victory in the highly-revered showjumping finale, the Bolesworth Grand Prix.

Commenting on Bolesworth’s latest developments, Nina Barbour said; “We are delighted to be launching an exciting new business focused session at the Bolesworth International this year with three truly inspirational women based in the North West. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, they will be sharing their amazing experiences with us, and helping us celebrate our amazing sport where men and women compete at the highest level on a totally level playing field.”

Additional VIP packages that are available throughout the show include the established business networking lunch on Friday 16th featuring an Audience with Michael Owen and Sir AP McCoy, Ladies Day on Saturday 17th, and evening sessions that combine favourite sporting highlights such as the Puissance with Live Music and exclusive Entertainment. VIP tickets are priced from £99.00 (adult) and £78 (child)*.

The brand new Bolesworth International has a packed programme of events and adrenaline-fuelled displays and activities throughout the weekend for the whole family with camping available onsite for Friday and Saturday nights. Highlights include stunt horses, freestyle motocross displays and a new live music stage on Friday and Saturday nights headlining with Rick Parfitt Jr and the RPJ band, The Brand New Heavies and DJ Trevor Nelson. The event kicks off with sporting action from 8am on Wednesday 14th June and runs right through to 7.30pm on Sunday 18th of June 2023.

Visit www.bolesworth.com/international for full details and to book tickets.

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