In conjunction with the University of the West of England, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is excited to launch a series of events entitled: Phenomenal Women. Each event aims to celebrate, support and inspire.

Laura Marshall

Wednesday 12th September 2018 – 6 pm: Laura Marshall – MD Icon Films.

Best known internationally as the producers of River Monsters Animal Planet’s highest-rated show, Icon Films is one of the top independent production companies in the UK. Over 27 years Icon Films have produced factual and award-winning TV and films both in the UK and overseas, working with household names like Carol Vorderman, Joanna Lumley, and voice over authorial David Attenborough. With a reputation for ratings, originality and excellence across the breadth of factual content including history, travel, science and wildlife, Icon Films has a track record of co-producing and collaborating with channels, content makers and distributors across the world. As Managing Director, Laura is responsible for its strategic direction, personnel development, and drives marketing. Laura also Executive Produces much of Icon’s output including River Monsters. She is a prominent member of the Bristol production community, sits on PACT Council and is committed to identifying and developing emerging talent from all sectors of society. She is vocal in promoting Bristol as a centre of production innovation and excellence and with her husband, Harry Marshall, co-founder of Icon Films, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bristol in 2015.

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The talks will begin with Prosecco, canapés, and networking. Then a ‘Phenomenal Woman’ will take to the stage to talk about the workplaces, the people, the challenges and the graft that lined her route to success. This will be followed by a practical business coaching session from a member of UWE business school.

With its location in the heart of this grand world heritage city and just a seven-minute walk from the train station, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the perfect hotel in which to enjoy networking, business, and social events.

“It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”

~ Maya Angelou

The ‘Phenomenal Women’ talks at The Gainsborough cost £15 each.