Fuelling Ambition – Breaking barriers

Newable re-launches the Fuelling Ambition programme with six-part workshop series designed to support female entrepreneurs at every stage from inspiration to investment.

Entrepreneurs face many challenges in business life. These challenges are even greater for female entrepreneurs. With various barriers; including access to finance and reliable business advice networks.

2020 was even more difficult with the pandemic; Wired reports that unlike previous recessions, which affected men more severely, the economic fallout of Covid-19 has disproportionately affected women.*

Women were around a third more likely to work in a sector that was shut during lockdown. They are more likely to be furloughed and are 47 percent more likely to have lost or quit their job. And they have shouldered more childcare responsibilities and household work than men.

The Fuelling Ambition programme was designed to make a dent in these issues and help female entrepreneurs realise the commercial potential of their businesses.


What is the Breaking Barriers series?

Newable’s Breaking Barriers Series, part of the Fuelling Ambition Programme, is designed to help women entrepreneurs unleash their full potential, help get inspired, break-through roadblocks and fuel growth.

The six-stage workshop series, in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE and with support from JPMorgan Chase, offers free bespoke events.

Join us as we bring together industry experts and women leaders to share the latest insights and guidance to help map out your goals, identify barriers, devise a clear strategy and take decisive action to make your business vision a reality.

Watch highlights from our workshop series here.


What does this workshop series offer?



  • Access free training workshops covering six key topics
  • Discover how to break-through your business barriers to grow and scale
  • Connect with like-minded women-led businesses and founders
  • Helping businesses get going, stay on track and realise their potential
  • Bespoke one-to-one support from highly experienced team of business advisers


Breaking Barriers events


Event 1: Determine Your Business Value: Access to Finance and Investment

Hear expert advice to access finance, learn what investors are looking for and ensure you can manage and grow your business effectively.

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021

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Event 2: Effective Leadership: Inspiring Teams to Deliver High-Growth

Hone your leadership skills and build your capacity to develop leadership talent.

Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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Event 3: Roadmap to Finance: Leverage Your Grant Funding Process

Understand how to plan and prepare a funding application effectively and what the most suitable grants are available for your business.

Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021

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Event 4: Strategic Growth Through Effective Supply Chain Management

Learn how to strategically plan your supply chain approach to maximise profit and maintain your business flow.

Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021

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Event 5: Exporting Unpacked: Embrace New Global Opportunities

Explore the benefits of exporting, learn how to build or refine your strategy, and combat the issues associated with the transition into new markets.

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021

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Event 6: Build a Dynamic Team: Develop Your People, Talent and Skills

Bridge the gap between skills and talent to enable your business to leverage one of its most important assets – people.

Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021

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Coming soon – Fuelling Ambition Conference

If you would like to stay up to date with Fuelling Ambition and be the first to hear about our upcoming 2021 conference (tickets are limited), you can join our Newable mailing list for the latest events, updates and to access SME support for your business.

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*According to the IMF’s pandemic gender pay gap report