Women’s Cen­tre boost­ing con­fi­dence

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

T THE cen­tre, in St Peter’s Arcade, has been es­tab­lished to help women over­come bar­ri­ers to set­ting up their own busi­ness.

From child­care ar­range­ments to lack of con­fi­dence, women can of­ten find them­selves giv­ing up be­fore they’ve even be­gun try­ing to re­alise their dream.

The cen­tre is funded by Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil and the East of Eng­land Devel­op­ment Agency, and aims to be a one-stop shop for women to get ad­vice, train­ing and guid­ance on set­ting up and run­ning a busi­ness.

There is a train­ing room, a café which will show­case women in cater­ing, and a hot desk area for women to use the cen­tre’s com­put­ers or even to bring in their own lap­tops if they want a break from home.

Im­por­tantly, there is also a creche to al­low women to ac­cess the ser­vices while not wor­ry­ing about child­care.

WALK THIS WAY: De­bra Slater, cafe

su­per­vi­sor at the cen­tre, demon­strates

a smart, mod­ern look. (METP05-05

10GM018)

Pic­tures: GE­ORGI MABEE

AD­VICE: An im­age con­sul­tant gives the ladies the ben­e­fit of her knowl­edge. (METP-05-05-10GM028)

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