Hayley Hanson and Kelly Davies have been announced as the speakers for the annual Torfaen Women in Business event which takes place on October 23 in Cwmbran.

Hayley has developed a business supplying the world’s only Welsh leather and hide across the UK and internationally, incorporating a range of luxury leather products and a more affordable range of fabric products with a leather trim.

At the event Hayley will be interviewed by Lee Morgan, Business Growth Enabler at Natwest Bank about how she developed her business, the challenges along the way, the ethos of sustainability within the business and her future focus.

Kelly Davies, who was a weapons engineer for 12 years in the Royal Navy while running her own beauty business and who is currently a lecturer in engineering at Crosskeys College, will talk about how she has succeeded within these diverse cultures.

Organised by the business support team at Torfaen Economy & Enterprise within Torfaen council, this annual event, now in its seventh year, provides an opportunity to celebrate the contribution women make to the business community and attracts women from across the south east Wales region.

The event takes place on Wednesday, October 23 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran.

The event will be supporting the new specialist centre of excellence for breast care service at Ystrad Mynach Hospital (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board).

Women who run their own business, work in a management role within a business or organisation or who are thinking of setting up an enterprise are welcome to attend what promises to be another successful Torfaen Women in Business event.

Individual delegate tickets priced at just £12 (including VAT) are still available for booking at www.southwalesbusiness.co.uk.