Last Thursday’s event was my first experience of a BBW event and the evening completely exceeded all my expectations.
Held at the Bedford Blues Rugby Club on Goldington Road, the marquee was beautifully dressed as you can see from the picture, with the most amazing table decorations prepared by Creations Flowers in keeping with the healthy work/life balance topic of the evening.
There was time before the meal to network and I must say I was really impressed with the number and variety of businesses represented.
130 people in total attended and I was lucky enough to be sat next to guest speaker, Professor Rob Thomas – Consultant Oncologist at Bedford Hospital for the healthy and gorgeous-tasting meal (I had chicken tagine!).
Introduced by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Bedfordshire Business Ambassador, Helen Nellis, Prof. Thomas gave a truly enlightening presentation about the positive effects exercise and healthy eating can have in both preventing cancer and minimising the risks of relapse once diagnosed. It was a real eye-opener as Prof. Thomas explained his research over many years had revealed certain food types proven to help the fight against cancer.
As a result of his research, Pomi-T ®, a whole food supplement, has been scientifically tested and initially trialled on male prostate cancer sufferers with significant results.
Despite the serious topic, the atmosphere at the event was fun and light-hearted and everyone enjoyed themselves. I had a wonderful time and made some great new contacts.
Above all, I was really proud to be part of the BBW team (and now also a committee member – see our “jazz hands” picture!!) and to have raised so much money for the Primrose Research & Education Fund at Bedford Hospital. Over £1000 was raised from the raffle on the night and in total about £1500 from raffles since Emma Garrett became BBW President and chose the Primrose Unit as her charity for the year.
If you are reading this and not already a member, please do visit http://www.beds-businesswomen.org/membership/ and consider joining us.
Miriam Drahmane – MD Marketing Consultancy.