Membership is free

About BWIB

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Banbury Women in Business (BWIB) is a non-profit organisation that exists to help, advise, support and inform women who own or work in new and established businesses across the Banbury area.

Membership is free and open to any woman who owns, manages or is employed by a business within a 20 miles radius of Banbury.

We hold quarterly lunches at Banbury House Hotel where our members have the opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a delicious lunch and listen to an informative and interesting speaker who will offer proactive help and support on current and future issues facing business women in Banbury and the surrounding area under the new “How To” slot.

The highlight of our year is our annual conference and awards. Held in September, we mix great inspirational speakers with a fabulous awards ceremony, recognising the very best of Banbury’s business women.

Women working together

Why BWIB

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Through the delivery of quarterly networking lunches, together with an annual conference and awards event, BWIB aim to provide a regular forum where business women can:

  • Build strong relationships
  • Share ideas
  • Work together
  • Learn from each other
  • Champion and celebrate successes
Guided by local business women

Our Committee

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The group is guided by a committee of local business women.

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OJI Marketing - MD

Marie Parkinson

OJI Marketing was founded by Marie Parkinson in 2017. Commercially astute and with a profound drive for ROI and methodical approach, Marie is an established marketing and PR professional with many years’ experience in delivering effective and successful integrated B2B campaigns, across a wide variety of communication channels.

OJI Marketing has tailored its services to suit the needs of small and medium sized businesses. We know that you need to make a big impact but may not have the resources. So let us help you find the perfect marketing mix and elevate your business to the next level…
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Chapman Robinson & Moore (CRM) – Trainee Accountant

Loren Forbes

Loren Forbes is a trainee accountant for Chapman, Robinson & Moore (CRM) an accountancy practice in Kidlington, where she moved after leaving the NatWest bank at the beginning of 2018.

CRM are friendly, transparent and approachable with a passion for going the extra mile for their clients through their ‘8 step Business Improvement Plan.
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Ellacotts – Marketing Manager

Claire Waters

Claire is the Marketing Manager at Ellacotts, one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and listed as a Top 100 Accountancy Firm by the Accountancy Age 2017 survey.

Claire manages all of the firms external communications and activities, helps the different departments to engage with current and potential clients and promotes the Ellacotts brand. This involves project managing the build of a new website and brand refresh, running the events programme, producing firm brochures, adverts and newsletters and developing the CRM system. Claire has worked in marketing for 14 years and loves the variety and fast paced environment that comes with working for a large Accountancy firm.
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Spratt Endicott Solicitors - Solicitor

Gerri Dobson-Magee

Gerri practices as a Solicitor with Spratt Endicott Solicitors and has over 17 years experience in residential Conveyancing.

Gerri is experienced in all aspects of sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold property, transfers of equity, new builds, shared ownerships and remortgages.
Outside of work Gerri enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and as a member of her local Amateur Dramatics group, she can often be seen taking part in performances including musicals and pantomimes.
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Wise Geary - Solicitor

Rebecca Pearcy

Rebecca started working at Wise Geary Commercial Solicitors in January 2001 as a newly qualified solicitor and became a partner in 2006. Wise Geary provides legal advice to various businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Rebecca’s main area of work is Employment Law although she can often be found assisting her colleagues with company/commercial matters. Being a full time partner in a busy law firm and mum to two children (who themselves participate in various exciting after school activities!), Rebecca has no time for hobbies or a social life and is rather envious of those who do!
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OJI Marketing - MD

Marie Parkinson

OJI Marketing was founded by Marie Parkinson in 2017. Commercially astute and with a profound drive for ROI and methodical approach, Marie is an established marketing and PR professional with many years’ experience in delivering effective and successful integrated B2B campaigns, across a wide variety of communication channels.

OJI Marketing has tailored its services to suit the needs of small and medium sized businesses. We know that you need to make a big impact but may not have the resources. So let us help you find the perfect marketing mix and elevate your business to the next level…

“Very well organised, inspirational speakers and winners – plus great networking! Well done to all the committee for a great job!”

Jane Ward, Marketing Manager, Spratt Endicott
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Networking lunches

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Winners 2018

BWIB AWARDS

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2019

The annual conference

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