Wednesday 15 November, 10am to 3pm, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool


Scaling a business is exciting and can get you to new heights but it’s also a challenge.

Finding the information and resources you need can be frustrating and time consuming. How great would it be to have everything you need in one room?

This event will help you to expand your network with trailblazers and decision-makers; women who share your aspirations to aim high. You’ll gain actionable strategies, optimisation techniques and valuable advice.

Explore opportunities and meet potential collaborators in a vibrant and supportive community.


  • Book 1-2-1 sessions with industry experts and business growth specialists
  • Get answers to your questions and take away advice, optimisation techniques & actionable strategies
  • Connect with industry leaders and gain valuable insights

This event is for women looking for investment, to expand your offering, export abroad, are looking to partner, reach new markets, increase sales, improve leadership skills and more!


Be inspired by female founder Hanna Sillitoe and hear how she grew her international business and was approached by 5 Dragons who all wanted to invest in her enterprise!

Hanna Sillitoe is a best-selling author and Skin Healing Expert based in Cheshire, England. Her debut book ‘Radiant’ became an instant best-seller and has since sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.

Through her own twenty-year battle with severe skin conditions including eczema, acne and psoriasis, Hanna developed her personal healing protocol through a program of dietary improvements, natural topicals, and lifestyle change. Her skin has never looked better and with support from the UK’s best cosmetic scientists, she has formulated her own cruelty-free skincare and supplements range – available online.

2021 saw the birth of Hanna’s little boy Freddie and she’s looking forward to adding Freddie’s gentle range of baby products to her offering in the near future. From a modest, kitchen table project five years ago, Hanna Sillitoe Skincare has successfully grown into a multi-million-pound global brand along with an Instagram community of over 100,000 where Hanna shares expert-led, skin and gut health content.

The company ethics have remained the same throughout – to create wonderfully effective, natural products which nurture sensitive skin as well as the planet we live on.


Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth. It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.

Sirka Moore will be joining us at this event. She has worked in international businesses for over 20 years prior to joining Innovate UK EDGE. Her main activities are advising and supporting innovation-led businesses to grow and scale-up specialising in manufacturing, renewable energy and internationalisation. 

Our innovation and growth specialists are at the centre of our service. Each client engagement results in a bespoke strategy but common priorities include Exploiting business innovation, Sourcing funding and finance and Opening new markets;



MSIF Liverpool City Region The LCR Angel Network exists as the first network of Angel Investors for the Liverpool City Region; bringing together quality investment opportunities with active Angel Investors. The aim of the network is to create growth for local economy by driving opportunities for businesses and investors across the region. We provide specialised events, workshops and communications to ensure a growing presence, and are a key member of the wider recognised UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA). 

River Capital Local fund manager River Capital helps entrepreneurs and business owners to fuel their ambitions through flexible funding solutions and expert guidance. From our 1-to-1 meetings our Investment Managers such as Sue Chambers, provide tailored advice to help accelerate your business’s growth. With extensive sector knowledge and an objective perspective, we offer both debt and equity products to support SMEs in realising their full potential. Our team has a proven track record of creating value for clients by delivering hands-on mentorship and financing options customised to your specific needs and goals. In your personal conversations with Sue, she’ll gain a deep understanding of your business to recommend solutions that empower you to achieve the next level of success.

JMW Solicitors LLP Employment law is constantly evolving, having a solicitor capable of giving you accurate guidance on current laws and regulations and how they apply to you is essential. From drafting employment contracts and policies to advising on workplace disputes, the specialist solicitors at JMW are here to provide expert advice to you and your business regarding the often-complex area of employment law in an easy-to-understand format. With a reputation for anticipating problems and finding solutions quickly, JMW’s employment law solicitors’ pragmatic commercial advice is regularly in high demand among directors and human resources managers alike.

NatWest Ambitious and growing businesses share a mindset: they see opportunities as they arise, they thrive on challenge, they set the bar high – and then they raise it. At NatWest, we share this ambition, helping thousands of innovative businesses to start and then scale up by growing sustainably. NatWest could help you to really go places. From new ways of financing expansion, to where to look for new sources for solutions or inspiration, our Entrepreneur Acceleration Managers and Entrepreneur Development Managers work every day to support businesses to grow, scale and succeed.  Wherever your business is at the moment, we could support you to take things further.

University of Liverpool Leading a business in today’s unpredictable environment is tough. Learn how to build a more resilient business in just 50 hours over 12 weeks.

Do you want to take your leadership skills and your business to the next level? Join other business leaders at the University of Liverpool Management School on the Government-subsidised, Help to Grow: Management programme. The in-depth high-quality curriculum will support you to build your capabilities in leadership, innovation, digital transformation, employee engagement, marketing, responsible business, and financial management. This practical programme includes both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and 10hrs 121 mentoring. By the end of the programme you will develop a business growth plan to help you lead your business to release its full potential. Join the next Help to Grow: Management cohort at the University of Liverpool School of Management and identify and remove barriers to growth. It could be the best investment you make.

Del Parsons Coaching marketing & sales coaching for ambitious female founders and their teams. She supports high performing entrepreneurs to gain more clients, achieve more success and create a DELiciously joyful life and business. Setting the strategy and learning the tactics is only part of the puzzle, powerful mindset work with solid business strategy will help you and your business thrive and become limitless. Del combines her professional coaching qualifications with lived experience of climbing the corporate ladder and running seven-figure ventures.  


Two multi award winning female founders will be joining the Panel –

Elissa Corrigan of Elle Sera

Elissa Corrigan launched her award winning supplement, Elle Sera, during the pandemic. In the last three years Elle Sera has been stocked in Selfridges, gained the official M Tick status as a menopause friendly product and is sold globally. Seen by many of as a miracle supplement, the golden pill helps women balance their hormones has sold over 3.6 million units in just 3 years since it came on the market.

Rebecca McCann of the Pro Blo Group

Serial entrepreneur, Rebecca McCann is the founder of the Pro Blo Group, SLEEP.London and podcast The Rebecca McCann Show. From the basement to a million pound turnover in the first twelve months, she now sells her two brands in over 55 retailers around the world including Harvey Nichols, ASOS, Pretty Little Thing, Next and Bloomingdales.

From Strictly to Kim Kardashian, her customers love the products so much they are her biggest fans – and advertisers!


Come and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Pink Link!

This November 13-19, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will rally almost every nation in the world to empower entrepreneurs and encourage citizens to become starters – finding new and better ways of doing things. In the wake of the pandemic and its impact, GEW 2023 is also a call to action for societies to be resilient and come together in leveraging the power of new ideas and innovation for the benefit of all.

#GEW2023 #EntrepreneursThriveHere


10.00am Event opens, Refreshments and Freshly Baked Pastries, Networking

10.30 am Meet the Experts – 1 to 1 and impromptu sessions

11.45 am Morning session closes, Take seats for lunch

12.00 pm Lunch is served

1.00 pm Guest Speaker – Hanna Sillitoe

1.45pm Panel Discussion

2.15pm Thanks and time to continue connecting

3.00pm Event closes


Hope Street Hotel sits handsomely in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian neighbourhood near to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Everyman Theatre and a plethora of university departments, independent restaurants and infamous public houses. Two magnificent cathedrals bookend Hope Street and all are within a short stroll from the hotel’s front door.

The hotel’s look is city chic with original features of pink Cheshire brick, iron pillars and pitch pine beams. The cherry and walnut bespoke furniture and solid oak and birch floors complement our favourite colour – white: crisp white, chalky white and plump snowy white are the essence that has made it the best city hotel in Liverpool.



Poached and roasted chicken breast, fondant potato, stock pot carrot, sage jus 


Pea and broad bean risotto, mint, parmesan VE – can be Vegan


Poached pear, caramel, vanilla ice cream, crumble VE, GF


Exhibition Space and two tickets for lunch

Logo on the website and signature for marketing 

Logo on Banners/ Presentation slides

Panel Participation and Expert Sessions

Follow Up email to share your information


Exhibition Space and two tickets for lunch

Panel Participation or Expert Sessions

Follow Up email to share your information





Sessions with the Experts


This is an opportunity to showcase your knowledge and expertise. You will have a designated space to exhibit and facilitate 1 to 1 sessions. Meet your ideal clients and promote your brand as a leading supporter for female entrepreneurship.

Please note – Only 1 Expert Exhibitor per Sector