Bookings are now open for a popular Women in Business event held annually in Torfaen.

Organised by the business support team at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise within Torfaen council, this annual event, now in its seventh year, provides an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that women make to the business community.

In previous years the event has attracted women from Torfaen and surrounding counties as well as Cardiff.

Bookings are now open for the 2019 event which will take place on October 23, once again at Cwmbran's Parkway Hotel & Spa.

In addition to hearing from speakers, attendees will also be given plenty of opportunities for networking plus Christmas shopping at the trade tables. A high tea will also be served.

This year the event is supporting the new specialist centre of excellence for breast care service at Ystrad Mynach Hospital (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board) and all delegate ticket proceeds will go towards this cause.

Women who run their own business, work in a management role within a business or organisation or who are thinking of setting up an enterprise are welcome to attend.

Gaynor Wakeling, business support manager at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise, said “We are delighted to be hosting this fantastic event once again and providing opportunities for local business women to network, make new contacts, showcase their business and hear from amazing speakers. It will be a packed evening!

"Individual delegate tickets are £12 (including VAT) and will probably sell out quickly so I would urge ladies to book as soon as possible. Trade tables are also still available to book, so if you are able to offer gifts, treats, beauty products or craft items then please get in touch.”

Torfaen Women in Business 2019 takes place on October 23 from 4.30pm until 7.30pm. For further details and to book a place visit