Workingmums LIVE gets ready for London

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Workingmums LIVE, the one-stop shop for all things flexible working, comes to London for the second year round in March. If you want a new flexible job or want to start your own business or franchise, head for the Business Design Centre in March.

Want a career that works around your family life? If you need advice on your CV, how to get back to work after taking time off, how to find a new flexible job, or how to set up your own business head to Workingmums LIVE in March.

The flexible careers fair is taking place at the Islington Design Centre in London on 27 March. It’s our second event in London – in November we held an event in Manchester and this will be repeated later this year.

Last year thousands of women flocked to the Business Design Centre. Over 3,500 people pre-registered on the website before the event. Many employers had stands, including John Lewis, Santander, H&M, Hobbs, UBS and sponsors Deloitte. Their aim was to offer job opportunities to and meet up with talented and experienced professional women who want to work flexibly or in a family-friendly way.

This year employers including H&M, Hobbs, Coca Cola Enterprises, Thames Valley Police, and Everything Everywhere are booked to exhibit in the Jobs & Recruitment Zone, which is sponsored by retailer John Lewis, winner of Workingmums’ Overall Top Employer Award.

PCG ‘The Voice of Freelancing’, and the CV & Interview Advisors will have a stand in the Advice & Support Zone and CV & Interview Advisers will be offering one-to-one sessions with working mums who pre-book. Franchise Creation Station is sponsoring the Business & Franchising Zone where a range of franchises including Bright and Beautiful are booked to exhibit.

Bright and Beautiful’s Rachel Ray will be speaking in one of several workshops. These cover how to start your own business or franchise, which will cover issues such as how to use social networking to market your business, and making flexibility work. Coaches Andrea Kilpatrick and Katerina Gould will be leading roundtable sessions on getting back to work after a career break.

This year’s keynote speaker is BBC presenter Joanna Gosling. She has just written a book, Simply Wonderwoman, which allows readers to pick and choose from a whole host of practical advice on how to do just about anything with minimum fuss.

Also on offer will be advice from a range of childcare experts. All this plus our partners will be filming on the day, there are great competitions and giveaways, you can search for jobs online at our internet point and children are very welcome to come along – a parents’ room and a nappy changing station will be provided.

To pre-register or find out more about the event, click here.

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