Chatterbox Ladies Networking

October 05, 2017


Calvert Trust Kielder together with Handelsbanken hosted another successful Chatterbox, Ladies networking event at Vallum Farm on Wednesday 4 October 2017 when over 20 business women attended from Newcastle and Northumberland to chat and network.


This month's guest speaker Brenda Kilgallon from Style Rejuvenation for Women, gave an honest and witty presentation about shopping habits.



Brenda initially shelved her fashion dreams and worked for BT, before studying to become a lecturer, a job she loved and hated at the same time.  Brenda moved in to Sales management and in 1995 started her own business. Despite a successful decade, the recession affected business and reluctantly Brenda stopped trading in 2012.

Brenda had reached 60 and was carrying out volunteer work when she decided to go back to what she had always wanted to do - Fashion. With her skill for shopping and an eye for style, she was confident that this was the right move for her.




As Brenda, herself, says 'Do what you always want to do'.

Her style business is now two years old and going strong,  working in connection with Captain Tortue, Brenda now sells a range of clothing, suitable for all.

In her talk, Brenda gave 6 hot tips for when shopping;
  • Know what you are looking for
  • Clear out your Wardrobe
  • Look at what clothes you wear often
  • Research what brands work for you
  • Shop alone
  • Be prepared for a changing room
  • Have a budget.
If you would like to find out more about Brenda please visit her Blog and Facebook pages.

To find out more Chatterbox please contact the Fundraising Team.

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