Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk supports Women Entrepreneurs


Cheltenham businesswoman and UK President of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE), Louise Oliver, has just returned from Moscow where she represented the UK at the 66th FCEM Congress.


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Taking advice from Alex Chalk on the topic, Louise gave a speech on the subject of the UK economy and women entrepreneurs. Alex enthused: “It is great that Louise is waiving the flag for UK plc. Having a female entrepreneur from Cheltenham representing the UK in Moscow is a wonderful achievement.” 


Louise also enthused: “I was really looking forward to speaking at this years Congress and it was such an honour to represent the UK. FCEM (Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales) is a pioneer association uniting women business owners from all over the world, the worldwide network provides a unique opportunity for corporations to access the fastest growing segment of the economy; female entrepreneurs.


“I met some wonderful business women from around the world and am pleased to say that we have our World President, Marie Christine Oghly and the Italian President Claudia Torlasco joining us for our BAWE Christmas gathering on December 13th in London.”


BAWE is an affiliate of FCEM; one of sixty affiliated countries from five continents. BAWE works closely with the commercial section of all the embassies, particularly the world’s largest trading country, the United States of America, and represents The World Association FCEM at the United Nations in New York. The group is represented in 120 countries and with BREXIT this is extremely positive to encourage international trade links.


Louise who is also a Director of Cheltenham based financial planning company, Piercefield Oliver, recently scooped Role Model of the Year at the Women in Financial Advice Awards 2018. Awarded at the ceremony which took place at the Marriot Grosvenor Square in London, an elated Louise said: “I am delighted to have been recognised by my peers in the financial services sector. To be held up as a role model is especially thrilling. We have a great team at Piercefield Oliver and it is with their support that I have been able to achieve this accolade.”


Louise is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, where she has a particular focus on the financial services sector and how this can be adapted to promote social change and better understanding. Speaking about her work Louise enthused: “There are not enough women in financial services and I work extremely hard to encourage and inspire not only females, but teenagers and graduates to learn about and consider career paths in this sector.”



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