NZBWN Founder Bronwen Horton Officially Makes A World Of Difference

Bronwen Horton - Award Winning WomanCongratulations to Bronwen, founder of the New Zealand Business Women’s Network – she has been recognised by The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) as a 2011 TIAW World of Difference 100 Award winner.

The award recognises individuals whose efforts have advanced the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide. Nominations were received from around the globe, and the award winners are the individuals that embody the TIAW motto: “Connecting to Make all the Difference in the World” in women’s economic empowerment.

Bronwen is one of two New Zealanders to be recognised by The International Alliance for Women in 2011, and was nominated under the Corporate (Individual Women) category by Christina Ioannidis, Founder and sponsor of

Bronwen is travelling to Washington DC to receive her award at at the World of Difference Awards Dinner being held October 27, 2011 as part of the TIAW Global Forum at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Bronwen, you have made a difference to many of our lives and you absolutely deserve this recognition. Thank you for everything you do, all the ideas, introductions and support, and congratulations again.

Further information on TIAW and the World of Difference award>

Allpress Espresso - A Global Business

imageThe Coffee Adventure continues with Part 6 of the Great London Coffee Exploration...

What is needed to take a great NZ brand to Australia and then onto the UK? Tony Papas will explain how Allpress Espresso has grown and how the coffee culture in London is set to explode. Tony will also share their experiences of opening a business in London.

Join us for an evening of networking, business inspiration and of course great coffee. 

Where: Allpress Espresso 58 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DP
When: Wednesday 13 July, 6.30pm for 7pm start – 9pm
Cost: £10 includes a beverage and food
To book: Click here to book

Introducing Tony and Allpress

In 1986, the love of traditional Italian espresso prompted Michael Allpress to leave his career as a chef and establish one of New Zealand’s first specialist espresso coffee companies, Allpress Espresso. Ten years later, Michael combined his talents with lifelong friend and well known Sydney restaurateur, Tony Papas to successfully take Allpress Coffee into the Australian market.

More recently Michael and Tony recognised the growing demand for excellent espresso in the UK and 2010 marked further expansion to Shoreditch, London.  Allpress is now considered a leading specialty coffee roaster, always going to extraordinary lengths to make our coffee taste so good.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 13th July.

Royal Ascot - Ladies Day

Royal Ascot with NZBWN

It's time to arrange your hat's, fascinators, frocks and shoes for Ladies Day (there may even be some horse racing). The New Zealand Business Women's Network in conjunction with First Festival Travel have put together a package for Royal Ascot - Ladies Day.

We have strong interest for this event and as there are only 40 spaces available on the coach please do not delay in booking your ticket.

To ensure your seat is reserved on the New Zealand Business Women’s coach please use the code – NZBWN ASCOT when making your booking either by the First Festival website, by phone or email.

Follow the below link to pay via the First Festival website – select ‘Royal Ascot – Ladies Day’ and ensure you use the NZBWN ASCOT code

Or contact Eris Fisk at First Festival at or phone 020 8896 6070.

You will receive a payment confirmation via email directly from First Festival Travel and NZBWN will email you further final details about the day beforehand.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Webster who is the NZBWN Ascot Event Co-ordinator at

We look forward to sharing an exciting day of racing with you.

SOLD OUT - 2nd Birthday Celebration


UPDATE: May 17 - This Event has now Sold Out please email to go on the waiting list. Wow - that was the fastest sell out ever! 9 Hours flat.

The New Zealand Business Women's Network is turning two in June and we’d like you to come along and celebrate a special evening of inspiration, connecting and great food.

We have totally booked out Kopapa and would like you to join us.

The night will start with a welcome drink of New Zealand wine. Peter Gordon will introduce some of his Kopapa team and sous chef – a New Zealand woman who won the culinary challenge a couple of years ago who will explain what will be on the menu and speak a little more about the Kopapa menu in general.

For the two course dinner Peter and his chefs will serve a selection of their exquisite tapas to be shared amongst the tables, followed by your own choice of main course from the menu created for the night. If you're still feeling peckish you can order one of Kopapa's lovely desserts as an extra course although you will need to pay for this as an extra.

Peter will give a talk about his latest venture Kopapa, charitable work and where he finds his inspiration with the odd business tip thrown in.

Our recent survey showed us you wanted a lot more time to Network so we have built this into the evening.

We will finish between 9 -9.30pm however you are free to stay on and purchase more wine, coffee and desserts and network further with new and old friends. From 9.30pm Kopapa will be opened to the general public.

The Kopapa team are very excited to host us and looking forward to an enjoyable, inspirational evening.

Where: Kopapa Café and Restaurant, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HA
When: Monday 6 June
Time: 6.30 (to be seated for dinner at 7pm) – 9.30pm
What: A two course dinner designed by Peter including a welcome drink (between 6.30 – 7pm. Wine with dinner is at your own cost).
Cost: £26 per seat and limited to 60 maximum
Dietary requirements: Peter and his team will accommodate. Please notify on booking
Sold Out - email to go on the waiting list

About Kopapa
small_Kopapa-Mono-Type-RGBKopapa is a collaboration between 2 highly successful NZ owned restaurant businesses. Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath have run The Providores and Tapa Room on Marylebone High Street for almost ten years now. Adam Wills and Brandon Allen were two of the original three who set up GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) which reinvented burgers in the UK, and has since been much copied. They sold the business in 2006. Kopapa is open 7 days a week from breakfast through to late dinner and is conveniently located on Monmouth Street in the thriving Seven Dials area of Covent Garden.

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