UK & Ireland

WEConnect International in Europe opens doors to new supply chains. Led by corporate members, it certifies firms in the United Kingdom and Ireland that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organization partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises.

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UKCaseStudy2017(August 29, 2017) In this case study, we look at how Communications Solutions helped Enterprise Rent-A-Car deliver an award-winning home worker solution for the whole of the UK.

The Staffing Challenge

Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s contact center is based in the garrison town of Aldershot. Recruiting staff to cover seasonal peaks proved to be very difficult, largely due to the proximity of London. Another issue was that after investing in training, many skilled agents had to relocate due to having partners in the British Army being transferred elsewhere.

WEConnect 2017 Event Page

After the success of our first two-day conference in 2016, we’re excited to be hosting another two-day event this year at the Barbican Centre in central London - an iconic London venue and Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Read more...

WES Logo colour(July 26, 2017) Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) (hosted the prestigious South-East Europe Women’s Business Angel Network (SEEWBAN) in Edinburgh on the 6th and 7th July 2017, looking at how to improve access to finance for women-led businesses.

WES - the not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which focuses on the contribution women's enterprise makes to the Scottish economy - has been appointed to the project as the expert organisation in women’s enterprise and access to finance. The WES team will share their financial and gender expertise and work in collaboration with women’s business associations from across Europe to grow the numbers of female business angels and mixed gender business angel consortia which invest in women-led businesses.

Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International

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