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Women's Expo


Places are still available for a special online event hosted by West Ham United Women’s to help local businesses across east London and Essex maximise their potential!

The first-ever West Ham United Women’s & Bartercard SMEcosystem21 Virtual Conference held in partnership with Enterprise4Good will give you the opportunity to learn profitable new practises, network and share ideas with experienced business professionals.

In line with the Club’s ethos of supporting the community, the Expo will give business owners and representatives a unique opportunity to network, exhibit and learn from experienced experts.

Sign up for the Virtual Conference now!

The event’s packed agenda, which you can view here, features keynote presentations from West Ham United’s Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, Tara Warren, who has risen from the role of Head of Marketing to take her place on the Board of a Premier League club with revenue ranked in the top 20 in world football.

West Ham United Women’s Managing Director Jack Sullivan, who has overseen the team’s transition from the semi-professional ranks to the fully professional FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Cup final at Wembley, will share his experience of business and working in and around the local community.

From Bartercard, Business Development and Marketing Manager Julia McCallion will tell the story of the innovative and successful trading system, which enables businesses of all sizes to exchange goods and services without spending their hard-earned cash, before giving further presentations on converting surplus stock into profit and winning new contracts.

Mark Kass, Founder & CEO of Enterprise4Good and operator of flexible workspaces HiveHubBarking and The Hive Enterprise Centre Southend will talk about 'new ways of working' as businesses think about return back to something resembling normality post pandemic.


Time Speaker Comments
9am John Gower, Director, Omni Local Pre-Event Networking
10am Mark Kass, Founder & CEO, Enterprise4Good Welcome
10.05am Tara Warren, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, West Ham United FC Welcome to SMEcosystem21
10.15am Jack Sullivan, Managing Director, West Ham United Women's FC Welcome and Introduction
10.25am Julia McCallion, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Bartercard The Bartercard Story
10.40am Vision Consulting Accounting in the Pandemic
11am Julia McCallion, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Bartercard Converting Surplus to Cash
11.20am Andrew Charlton, CEO, Hashtag Events Making the most of Virtual Events and Networking
11.40am Vanquish Tech Digital Transformation
12.10pm John Gower, Director, Omni Local Lunch Networking
12.30pm Jamie Jenkinson, Managing Director, Sector Insurance Are you covered by COVID-19 insurance?
1pm West Ham United Women's FC players Q&A
1.30pm Andrew Gibson, Marketing Executive, West Ham United FC Cost-effective Marketing
1.50pm Ezra Virtual Coaching Staying focused during changing times
2.10pm Sophie Hawkins, Bartercard Why Franchise?
2.30pm Julia McCallion, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Bartercard Bartercard
3pm Olli Harder, Manager, West Ham United Women's FC Getting the best out of a team
3.30pm Julia McCallion, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Bartercard A Dummies Guide to Numbers
3.50pm John Gower, Director, Omni Local Early Evening Networking
4.10pm Julia McCallion, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Bartercard Winning Cash Contracts
4.30pm Glenn Stokes, Director, Premier Computer Support PC Support


West Ham United Women’s Partner Vanquish Tech, one of the fastest-growing technology and IT services companies in London, will focus on how digital technology can help small local businesses and maximise profitability.

Vision Consulting, a leading chartered accountants and auditors, will share their expertise on accounting during the COVID-19 pandemic, while Andrew Charlton from online business organisers and promoters Hashtag Events will tell participants how to make the most of virtual events and networking.

After a lunchtime networking session, Jamie Jenkinson from Sector Insurance will help you ensure your business is properly insured during the pandemic, Ezra Virtual Coaching will provide instruction on how to ensure your team continue to work productively and profitably online, and Glenn Stokes from Premier Computer Support will discuss the importance of good IT support for your business.

The event will conclude with talks from West Ham United Women’s manager Olli Harder on how to get the best out of a team and two first-team players on their journey to professionalism and breaking down barriers and perceptions.

All the aforementioned presentations will be available for download to participants at any time throughout the day and after the event.


So, if you want to give your business a boost, please sign up now by clicking here!