Success story

PUBLISHED: 16:50 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 26 October 2009

WOMEN in WGC and Hatfield are among the most enterprising in Britain when it comes to setting up new businesses, a report by research firm Gavurin reveals. Welwyn Hatfield was highlighted as one of the key areas in the UK where women are leading the way i

WOMEN in WGC and Hatfield are among the most enterprising in Britain when it comes to setting up new businesses, a report by research firm Gavurin reveals.

Welwyn Hatfield was highlighted as one of the key areas in the UK where women are leading the way in the 'Women executives in the UK' report which focuses on the gender differences between men and women running businesses.

The report found that a total of 92 new, all-female-director, companies were registered in Welwyn Hatfield last year and 1,479 female directors currently live in the area, according to figures by Companies House.

Jan Ibbott, founder and managing director of The Women in Business Network, said: "I have found that women-only networking worked best as we all had a common goal in supporting and mentoring each other, which is great to see.

"The business women in Hertfordshire are dynamic, inspirational, very business focused and pro-active in referring business to each other."

Paul Miller, managing director at Gavurin, added: "It is the most comprehensive survey ever of women-run businesses and organisations; it's encouraging to see such great statistics for Welwyn Hatfield.


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