Speaker 2019-04-26T11:56:18+00:00

Anne is an inspirational speaker with an authentic tone and an honest approach. Anne will entertain and enlighten the audience with her candid manner sharing her real life experiences as an entrepreneur and leader in business.

Speaker Topics:

1. Investing in and Developing the Workforce to Improve Quality and Retention in the Industry

Anne is a campaigner for plugging the skills gap and improving quality in the construction industry. Through her own experience building an apprenticeship programme she talks about the challenges businesses face in developing excellence in the future workforce and how to overcome them.

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2. Paving the Way for Women In A Male Dominated Industry

Anne has created a successful business and career in the construction industry. Her work as a Woman In Construction Ambassador has raised her profile championing the importance of a more diverse and gender balanced future.

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3. Resilience Is the Key to Success

Being a leader, entrepreneur and business owner since 2009 Anne has believes that the key to success is resilience. The commercial construction industry is tough, taking risks all the time is the norm and the only way to progress. Hear insights into how this has shaped the way Anne has run her business.

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4. Mumpreneurs – Achieving a Work Life Balance

Anne started her business from her lounge whilst pregnant with her first boy. She had 9 months to drum up business for On Tap Plumbers. What she didn’t expect was that their second son would come along so quickly afterwards being just 12 months younger than the first. Hear how Anne has managed to build her business empire whilst still being a Mum to her 3 young boys.

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“After meeting Anne at one of our Santander Breakthrough workshops, I invited Anne to join the panel at our Women Business Leaders’ event co-hosted with the British Library Business & IP Centre.  We were focusing on how Women business owners can build resilience in themselves, their teams and their business.  Anne was a great panellist, very open and honest, and our audience of business owners from a variety of sectors and business size found her contribution insightful, and we really appreciate her dedication of time to help other business leaders.”

Paula Kemp, Breakthrough Business Manager, Santander UK

“I talked to some Year 9 students at morning break and they were really positive about it, especially the girls.  I think the boys were just impressed by the work on the London landmarks!  One of the students asked, “How did she go from doing her husband’s accounts to doing whole buildings?” which I said was down to networking, marketing and bidding for contracts.If it’s okay with you, I’d like to pass on your details to our Head of Business & Economics as you could be a brilliant ‘case study’ for GCSE and ‘A’ level students …Thank you again

Charles Cross, Assistant Headteacher, Beaumont School