KBB retailer starts scheme to support local women in business

Attendees at Navickiene’s inaugural event in Potters Bar

A kitchen retailer in Hertfordshire has pledged to give back to her local community by hosting a series of events to help local businesswomen.

Toma Navickiene hosted her first event at the store in December last year at her Potters Bar Kutchenhaus franchise, which she opened in February 2022,

Navickiene is also set to launch her second Kutchenhaus store later this month in Welwyn Garden City.

The events will be run every three months and will welcome local businesswomen from different industries to attend and will cover topics such as how to find the perfect client and make the most of social media.

The next event is scheduled for the end of March at her new Welwyn Garden City.

Commenting on her first event, Navickiene said: “People are relaxed when they’re in a kitchen chatting. It helps to remove nervousness as it’s a familiar environment, which is much more informal than a board room, for example. It feels very homely, and this is one of the reasons why I think it works so well.”  

Elaborating on the scope of the events, she added: “At our women in business events, there will be set topics for each session, such as how to find your perfect client, or how to maximise your social media. “We look at potential challenges and solve them together. People from different backgrounds attend and it’s a friendly atmosphere to be part of.” 

Navickiene, who is of Lithuanian background, also spoke recently at an inaugural event hosted by the Lithuanian Embassy in London for professionals in the construction industry, where architects and interiors designers could share ideas regarding their businesses.

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