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Successful Women’s Business Event: Red Door Coaching and Training Ltd

Womens Business Event 2017

Around 80 women joined at the Bristol & Bath Science Park on 19th September for the third ‘Women’s Business Event’. The aim of the night was to bring together local business women for an evening of engaging conversation and inspiring guest speakers hosted by Red Door Coaching and Training, supported by South Gloucestershire Council. Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, Amanda Deeks opened the event with an inspirational message about the influence of women in business before handing over to the 3 speakers for the evening.

Guest speakers included:

Ellen Green – Award-winning company director of Blue Badge Co.

A graduate from Dartington College of Arts with a first class degree in Arts and Cultural Management, Ellen went on to be Business Manager for Power Amp Music, an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) financing artists. The fund was an innovative alternative to record label funding, raising over £4 million and signing lucrative deals with artist such as Madness and Charlotte Church.

In 2011, she made her first blue badge wallet and armed with e-commerce and online marketing skills, she executed the launch of the product, developing the sales channels and managing distribution. Ellen has won a string of awards, appeared on Dragons’ Den and spoke on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Under her leadership, Blue Badge Co has gone from a back bedroom enterprise to a half million turnover company.

Fiona Scott – Fiona Scott Media Consultancy Ltd 

Fiona Scott is a journalist, media consultant, videographer and tv producer/director. She has worked in the media for almost 30 years including working for ITV, BBC & Comic Relief.

Some of the programmes she’s managed include multiple regional award-winning current affairs series West Eye View, political show The West This Week, antiques and collectibles shows The Bargain Hunters and Beat The Dealer. On the national stage, she’s worked on The One Show and Flog It! She’s also been a guest producer for ITV Wales and won the award for the Best Regional Television Feature in the British Asian Media Awards 2013.

After setting up her media consultancy in 2009, she’s offered media advice to many including Wiltshire & Dorset Fire Rescue Service, Kream London, Systemagic, John Williams Heating Services, Medikas, Sinclair Pharma, Galderma, Haines Watts Swindon and Brad Burton, founder of 4Networking.

Today as her business is growing she works with associate writers and media professionals offering a range of different ways to tell stories and share news, which can be tailored to budget and need. All of her associates act under her guidance and direction.

Vashti Seth – Bristol and Bath’s Businesswoman of the Year, 2016.

Vashti is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and founder of a 7-figure charity, turned coach for women who want to re-define success on their own terms and build a purpose-powered business that fuels their desired lifestyle.

Vashti’s entrepreneurial journey started 8 years ago when she set up a charity called Deki that’s raised over a million pounds and changed the lives of over 40,000 people.

As a successful entrepreneur she’s gained some prestigious press and accolades including the Bristol and Bath Businesswoman of the Year, The Institute of Directors – SW Director of the Year. Her university (University of West of England) – has honoured her with an MBA. She has been featured in The Guardian, The Observer, BBC News, the Daily Mail, Red Magazine, Prima Magazine and Grazia (to name a few).

Vashti supports her clients using her extensive experience in creating and leading a 7-figure organisation and her strategic intervention coaching skills learned whilst training under Tony Robbins, so that her clients can redefine what success means to them and find the courage to pursue it.

Vashti prides herself on helping her clients to produce high-level results and build a purpose-lead business that works for them.

Red Door Coaching and Training was established in 2009 by two local entrepreneurs, Linda Banister and Tracy Francksen. After working in HR for M&S for over 25 years, Linda and Tracy decided to set up their own training and coaching company and now provide leadership and job-share training to universities, councils and organisations across the country. For more information, visit

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