Achieving in Business and Civic Life

Women in the High Street

Thursday March 28th 2019

 Hosted in the beautiful Oak Room at The Falcon Hotel - Uppingham

Market Place, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY - 7pm to 9pm

Achieving in Business and Civic Life

Special Guests

Dr Sarah Furness PhD - Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

Professor Emma Parker - Leicester University

Lucy Stephenson - County Council Cabinet Member and Bookshop Proprietor 

Uppingham in Rutland is the birthplace of the Women in the High Street networking phenomenon which is now being promoted across market towns in the East Midlands. Hosted by the award winning Falcon Hotel, a beautifully refurbished 16th century coaching inn standing in the town’s market place, this next network event brings together women achievers from the civic, education and business worlds.

Our three principal speakers have a journey to share.


Dr Furness is the first female Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and is now the Queens Representative in England’s smallest county. She can be found online at www






Lucy Stephenson is one of six cabinet members at Rutland County Council and is currently Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways. In business, she is currently transforming the traditional family bookshop into an internet phenomenon with such concepts as ‘book in a bag’. The ‘Rutland Bookshop’ can be found on the Uppingham ABC Trail at


Programme Schedule

  • 7.00pm - Registration, Networking, and Buffet (please advise any food issues when booking)
  • 7.30pm - Introduction and Welcome from Sandra Pollock
  • 7.40pm - Guest presentations and single round table discussion
  • 8.40pm - Encouraging more women to enter the East Midlands Women's Awards - Sandra Pollock
  • 8.50pm - Summary and closing discussion on future events

Chairing the evening is:

Sandra Pollock MA is a multi-Award Winning Director, of two companies, Founder of the East Midlands Women's Awards, poet and Author.



Register for the event at Eventbrite  Delegate fee is £20 (which includes the light buffet).

To ensure adequate opportunity for participation, this event is limited to 35 delegates.


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