Parental Support Leave, HSBC UK

Contact: Debra White, Customer Experience Director, Business Banking, UK CMB

If you have a business with annual turnover of less than £1m and no more than 5 employees you could benefit from HSBC financial support package when one of your employees go on parental leave.

Visit the HSBC Knowledge Centre here.

Twitter: @HSBCUKBusiness


Premium members of Forward Ladies can take advantage of an exclusive Free membership offer from our National  Awards Partner for 2017 - tastecard

tastecard, the UK’s largest diner’s club, is offering all Forward Ladies premium members a free 12 month membership (RRP £79.99) – completely free!

tastecard offers its members 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals at 6500+ restaurants across the UK - including local independents and some of the nation’s favourite chains such as PizzaExpress, STRADA, Prezzo, La Tasca and more.

As well as dining discounts, tastecard+ offers members up to 40% off cinema tickets all day, every day, and discounts on days out, attractions, theatre tickets, hotel stays and more.

tastecard’s mission is to make dining out affordable for its members and increase footfall at its partner restaurants. With members currently spending in excess of £600m annually in its partner restaurants; it’s dining co-operative proposition remains strong.

Social handles
Twitter: @tastecard

To claim your FREE tastecard 12 months membership e-mail: enquiries[at]

Maiden-Voyage working in partnership with Forward Ladies


We are delighted to announce that Forward Ladies have partnered with the women’s business travel network Maiden Voyage and as such you can benefit from gifted membership. Read on to find out more!

Who is

Set up by former Freelance IT Consultant, Carolyn Pearson, Maiden-Voyage is a global network that makes business travel safe and social for lone female travellers.

We want to be rid of the days where women feel they have to order room service, or dine alone in a less than favourable hotel due to a lack of other options, or safety concerns. We therefore provide a platform for you to safely and socially make the most out of your trips, and perhaps most importantly, build your contact base.

How Can It Benefit You?

By becoming a member, you can enjoy a truly global network of professional females from all sectors. Furthermore, by using a dedicated group code, you can actively connect with other Forward Ladies members travelling to the same destination meaning no more missed networking opportunities. In addition to this, you can enjoy further benefits including:

  • Benefit from the advice and expertise of our local ambassadors in 40 countries worldwide
  • Dedicated city guides
  • Access to exclusive hotel perks e.g. upgrades & spa treatments at certified female friendly hotels
  • Travel safety information
  • Monthly newsletter including useful articles, competitions and offers.

Our team of local ambassadors are available for you to contact if you would like local information provided ‘by women for women’ on things to do in that city, but also to help you to learn about the local business etiquette and customs. If you have a real passion for your city, you may even be interested in becoming a Maiden Voyage Ambassador yourself.

Click find out more to sign up.