Meet the committee
Women in Business is managed by an executive committee of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and currently 13 other members. Women In Business is governed by way of the Women In Business constitution to which the committee has regard.
The committee is there to make the organisation work and take responsibility for all aspects of the organisation. The committee meets monthly and the organisation holds its Annual General Meeting every November / December. At the AGM members are invited to stand for election to the committee and it is also the time where current committee members can stand down from their current position.
Nicola Barrass – Chair 2017
Samantha Baker – Vice Chair
Nicki Shipley – Treasurer
Sharon Milner – Marketing, Events & Membership Co-ordinator
I’ve been running Purple Chilli Marketing, since 2009. We help small and medium sized businesses with a whole range of activities, including: marketing, communications, events management, internal communications, general management, PR, branding, proposition development, coaching / mentoring and change management.
I help the committee organise events, look after the website and manage the membership.
Ashlie Prescott – Immediate Past Chair
Joanne Langthorp – Past Chair
I work for Handelsbanken. I am married with 2 grown up children, both at University, and live in Beverley.
I joined Women in Business in 2012 and have since got to know many new people and made new friendships. I thoroughly enjoyed my year as chair (2015) and continue to enjoy being on the committee, helping to shape the events we run for you.
Caroline Neadley – Past Chair
Mel Tansey – Past Chair