Apprentice star to launch Wolverhampton women’s business academy

Jo Cameron

Jo Cameron, chief executive of the Achievers Academy for Women

A former star of BBC’s The Apprentice is set to launch a new Wolverhampton business academy to help develop and inspire the city’s businesswomen.

Jo Cameron will introduce her ‘Achievers Academy for Women’ at a free launch event on Friday 26 April at 9am.

The business excellence group, which will meet every month at the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Development Centre, will provide advice, leadership training and encourage personal development amongst members.

The group will be led by Jackie Casey, director of Black Country business performance firm, Success Train, who will be supported by Ms Cameron.

Ms Cameron became a household name in 2006 after starring on series two of The Apprentice. Seven years on and the 43-year-old has carved out a successful career as a businesswoman, public speaker and media commentator on top of her high-profile charitable work.

Ms Cameron said; “Wolverhampton and the Black Country has a huge amount female entrepreneurs and talented businesswomen who want to push themselves to achieve more.

“This is a great base to start from and one of the reasons Wolverhampton was chosen as the next city in which to launch my latest academy.”

Ms Cameron says her Achievers Academy venture is part of her campaign to find 100 ‘inspirational’ female business leaders across the UK who will lead and inspire groups of businesswomen.

She added: “Here in the UK one-in-four businesses are female owned. These are ventures which contribute a total turnover of around £130 billion to the UK economy. That’s just one of the reasons why I am so passionate about promoting the achievements of women in business and their leadership qualities.

“There is a growing group of women in Wolverhampton who are striving to develop themselves. I am excited to be helping more local women take their careers to the next level.

“The academy will give a powerful platform for members to learn, share experiences, network and overcome any barriers.

Jackie Casey, group leader and director of Kingswinford-based Success Train, added: “I am thrilled to be leading the Wolverhampton academy and hope we can inspire and propel local businesswomen to even higher levels of achievement.

“Members will have access to first-class advice and a network of experienced business people like never before.”

Ms Cameron’s business academy has also been launched in other selected towns and cities across the UK including Worcester, Coventry and Birmingham. She has a total of 12 groups across the UK.

For further information those interested in attending the free launch event at the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Development Centre can email or telephone 0843 289 2839 to book a space.

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