More than 135 members of the Gwent businesses community visited the Cwmbran Parkway hotel for Torfaen’s annual women in business event.

Organised by Torfaen council’s economy and enterprise team, the event celebrates the contribution women make to the business world.

Delegates heard from speakers including Jean Church, of the National Institute of Directors, and Heather Myers, the director of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce.

They also enjoyed facilitated networking opportunities, showcase tables and a high tea while watching a fashion show from Abergavenny-based Baroque Boutique.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the children’s charity Ty Hafan.

Cath Thomas, assistant chief officer with responsibility for the economy and business at Torfaen council, said: “It was fantastic to see so many business women from across Gwent gathered for this event. The event is growing bigger every year and has become a highlight of the annual business calendar.

“Supported networking events like this are just one of a wide range of business support services that we offer and I would urge anyone doing business in the Gwent area to get in touch with us to discuss the support we can provide.”

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