Confirmed Guests


Judy Murray | Key Note Speaker

Judith "Judy" Murray is a Scottish tennis coach and founder of Set4Sport, Tennis on the Road and Miss-Hits 


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Clare McDonnell | Moderator

Sony Award Winning Broadcaster for the BBC, Clare was one of the original presenters of BBC Radio 6 music in 2002 and is now a host on 5 Live

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Golf Trick Shot Boys 

World Golf Trick Shot Champion Geoff Swain and the talented Kevin Carpenter have teamed up together to create a truly unique experience in golf entertainment.

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The Panellists

Liz Dimmock,  Founder and CEO - Women Ahead

A coaching and mentoring expert who is dedicated to using this knowledge to bring about tangible change for women in sport and business. Ex-global Head of Coaching at HSBC and Managing Partner at GP Strategies. First woman to cycle the entire route of the Tour de France (2012). 30% Club steering committee member and co-chair of the Club’s sport and business working group


Sally Horrox, Chief Executive - Y Sport

Sally is an expert in sports strategy, and the commercial and professional development of women’s sport.  She has executive and non-executive board experience in sport, law and business. Creating more paid, professional roles for women in sport is a passion and a priority.  She is a former lawyer, netballer, plays the piano, climbs mountains and thrives outdoors.

Sally is a non-executive director of England Netball and chairs the Vitality Netball Superleague Board. She is also an advisor to the FA, its Women's Football Board and the FA Women’s Super League. Recent successes include the creation the FA Women’s Super League with BT Sport, and the re-structuring of commercial rights and broadcast partnerships for women's football. This resulted in a quadrupling of BBC and BT Sport coverage, and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup reaching 12.4 million people. 

Jennie Price, Chief Executive – Sport England

Jennie Price, a barrister by training, has been at Sport England since April 2007.  Under her leadership Sport England has seen the number of people regularly participating in sport grow by 1.6m people since London won the bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012 and, most recently, She has led the team that commissioned the This Girl Can Campaign, which has received widespread support and acclaim. Prior to joining Sport England, she was the founding Chief Executive of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).


Colin Sloman, Managing Director - Accenture

Colin is an organisation strategy and change consultant who leads Accenture’s Global Resources Industries Talent & Organisation practice. Colin works with clients to design and develop change strategies, transformation plans and people programs to deliver business goals. He has led global transformation programmes across the enterprise and within functions including Operations, HR, Finance, Procurement and Post-Merger Integration


Stephanie Zinser, CFO/Marketing - Lynx Golf

With an academic background in Pure Science and a BSc (Hons) Psychology, Stephanie initially worked in City Investment House Samuel Montagu & Co Ltd (now HSBC Private Bank) as one of their first female Financiers, personally raising and being responsible for the syndication of over £1.25 bn of debt funding in only her second year there.

Stephanie has enjoyed a multi-disciplinary career path, having a second career as a regular feature writer for nation daily papers including the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Telegraph, Sunday Times and for WebMD, and later authored the internationally-acclaimed book ‘The Good Gut Guide’ (HarperCollins, 2003).

While raising her three daughters she also worked voluntarily in the charity sector first as CEO of HeartLine in the 1990’s and then as a Trustee of St Mark’s Hospital Foundation from 2000-2006.

She now owns and runs Lynx Golf with husband Steve Elford, a job which is happily utilising to its fullest her combined work and life experiences.


2016 Schedule

09:00 - 10:00: Registration & Breakfast
Business Networking Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15: Welcome
Welcome Address from Key Hosts

10:15 - 11:30: Panel Discussion: The Future of Work (Moderated by BBC's Clare McDonnell)

11:30 - 12:30: Golf Trick Shot Boys

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

14:15 - 16:45: Golf
Your choice between:
Beginners' Clinic, On Course Tuition OR 9 Hole Compeition

17:00 - Onwards: Cocktails

18:00 - Onwards: BBQ + Key Note Address
Introduction to SportsAid and SSE NextGen
Speech from Key Note Speaker Judy Murray

20:00: Closing Address and Guests Depart

The SSE Women's Invitational


As an engaging, fun and credible business event, The SSE Women's Invitational offers ladies the chance to access and reap the well documented benefits which a golf day offers for relationship building, networking and business.

Corporate golf days are an environment where businesswomen have historically been under-represented. The SSE Women's Invitational addresses this imbalance and aims to initiate a turnaround in perception and experience.

Along with the opportunity to learn and play golf in the delightful surrounds of Stoke Park, participants will have the opportunity to directly network with over 75 delegates during the course of the day and absorb captivating opinions, on thought-provoking subjects, from a Panel Discussion and the brilliant Key Note Speaker Matthew Syed. We are proud that Right To Play, the world’s leading sport for development charity, is our official charity partner for the Women’s Invitational.

Experience of golf is absolutely not a pre-cursor to get involved. For those who have never played or tried golf, the Instructional Clinic for total beginners offers an opportunity to give golf a try. For those who have played before, there will be an on-course competition running simultaneously.

Sign up here to join us for a fun, fulfilling and fascinating business and golf event Participation costs start at £1,200 for a team of four, or limited solo places are available at £300.

From the moment we first floated the idea of the event the interest from sponsors has been unprecedented and we’re excited to have SSE on board as our title sponsor. With women’s golf continually on the rise, there is no better time to promote the participation of the sport to new parties and highlight the huge commercial opportunities to the many brands that will be present during the exclusive one-day event
— Guy Kinnings, Global Head of Golf, IMG

Official Partners


Title Sponsor - SSE

SSE plc is one of the UK’s leading energy companies, involved in the generation, distribution and supply of electricity and in the extraction, storage, distribution and supply of gas. Its core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.

It supplies energy to around 8.58 million energy and home services customers throughout Great Britain and Ireland, is frequently ranked number one for customer service and is one of the UK’s leading generator of electricity from renewable sources.

SSE is the only UK supplier to freeze standard energy prices until at least July 2016. It became a Living Wage employer in September 2013 and was accredited with the Fair Tax Mark in October 2014. Every year it contributes around £9 billion to the UK economy.

Official Partner - Apsley

Here at Apsley Tailors, we understand that, for some, it is about the perfect label. However, for our customer, it is about the perfect colour, the perfect cut and the perfect fit.

From our Pall Mall showroom, we create clothes for ladies and gentlemen that fit and flatter with elegance and comfort. We care as much about your appearance as you do, and with every seam and every button, we think of you.

Let us dress you in clothes that are unique and tailored to your body and your life. Our master tailors will walk you through every step of the bespoke process as we create, from scratch, stunning garments based on your personal desired and specifications. Fuss-free and dedicated to you. Visit our Pall Mall showroom or call us on 0207 925 2238 and see why Apsley's clients fast become firm friends.

Official Partner - Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols is the world’s leading luxury retailer, renowned for its exclusive edit of the most prestigious brands across womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty, food and wine.
Founded in 1831, today Harvey Nichols has stores in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and a dedicated beauty store Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols in Liverpool. Outside of the UK stores include Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and internationally Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Ankara, Riyadh and Kuwait.
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Official Partner - Lynx

Lynx golf, a historic golf equipment brand which boasts Fred Couples and Ernie Els among its previous Major-winning players, is also famous for producing iconic women’s clubs, with its Tigress ‘G’ range once cornering over 35% of the women’s market.

Lynx, now a British company owned by husband-and-wife team Steve Elford and Stephanie Zinser, is the only golf brand to maintain an equal focus on women’s clubs to match its men’s ranges, and arguably produces the longest hitting irons available with its Boom Boom range with Twin-Slot Technology.

Underscoring the belief that stunning looks and superlative performance should never be mutually exclusive, the Ladies’ ranges include the famous Tigress - both in rose gold and deep purple, and also with an exclusive gold-and-paw-print limited Tigress Gold edition – the Rose Gold Boom Boom irons (the first rose gold irons on the market), the classic Crystal range and of course, timeless Elegance clubs in white with blue faux sapphires.

The only modern golf manufacturer to have a female CFO/Owner, Lynx actively promotes female participation in golf, and is also the Official Golf Club of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, held at Turnberry last year.


Official Partner - Destination Mexico

Have you experienced Mexico lately? Mexico’s diversity is like no other.

Mexico has a wide variety of destinations and attractions which will satisfy even the most demanding of tourists.

You can start by immersing yourself in 3,000 years of incredible cultural history with archaeological sites and attractions all over the country. Walk through colonial towns or explore stunning beaches with powdery white sand that span the coastline along both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Coast.

And don’t forget our thriving cosmopolitan cities with their vibrant nightlife, modern gastronomical delights and both contemporary and ancient art. For thrill seekers, Mexico offers unparalleled adventures where travellers can ride exhilarating rapids, climb steep rock faces and cycle on some of the most amazing trails in the world.

Discover why Mexico is an unmissable place to visit. You have to live it to believe it. 

Official Charity Partner

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SportsAid is celebrating 40 years of helping the next generation of British Olympians and Paralympians in 2016. Since 1976, SportsAid has provided young talented athletes with financial support and greater recognition during the critical early stages of their careers. The athletes typically supported by the charity are aged 12 to 18 and among the country’s brightest prospects for sporting success.

Over the last four decades, SportsAid has supported British sporting household names including Jessica Ennis-Hill, Steve Redgrave, Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford, Tom Daley, Sarah Storey, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Amir Khan, Luol Deng, Paula Radcliffe, Ellie Simmonds, Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Luke Donald, Katherine Grainger, Ade Adepitan, Rebecca Adlington, Dina Asher-Smith, Laura Trott and Max Whitlock. 

SportsAid has a strong track record of supporting the right athletes at the right time. Almost two-thirds of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were former recipients of SportsAid's support, winning 20 of Team GB's 29 gold medals and 27 of ParalympicsGB's 34 gold medals. More than 450 of the athletes competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were previously supported by SportsAid, with 241 of them winning medals.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is SportsAid’s Patron. Her support for young and aspiring athletes stems from her love of sport and a desire to help young people realise their full potential. She has spent time with many athletes who have been supported by SportsAid at the charity's training days and workshops. She is helping the charity to take its message further than was ever possible before.


SSE and SportsAid

SSE’s partnership with SportsAid began in 2013 to create a lasting legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. With SportsAid, SSE created the SSE Next Generation programme to help young disabled and non-disabled athletes across the UK who have been highlighted by their sports as being in need of financial support. All of these athletes have the potential to compete at a future Commonwealth, Olympic or Paralympic Games. From a wide range of communities, sports and backgrounds, these inspirational young people are being supported by SSE through to 2017.


One hundred athletes a year

After initially supporting 12 SportsAid athletes in the summer of 2013, by 2014 the SSE Next Generation programme had already grown to support 50 of the nation’s brightest prospects. The following year, building on the success of Glasgow 2014, SSE doubled that number to 100 athletes in response to a successful social media campaign, which asked people from all four home nations to tweet their support for their team in the build up to the Games using #GoScotland, #GoEngland, #GoWales or #GoNI. The nation with the most tweets, Scotland, got the largest share of the additional athletes joining the programme in 2015 followed by Wales, England and then Northern Ireland.  SSE are continuing their support of 100 young multi-sport athletes throughout 2016 across the UK and Ireland.


A lasting legacy for sport

As one of the UK’s leading energy companies and a major sponsor of British and Irish sport, SSE offers every athlete on the SSE Next Generation programme a superb package of support – including vital funding, expert mentoring and additional skills such as media training – in a bid to help them fulfil their full sporting potential and create a lasting, living legacy for sport. This legacy investment also includes the benefit of having exceptional former athletes on board like Olympic silver medallist Leon Taylor who, as an official SSE ambassador for the programme, works directly with the athletes as a mentor.


Bright prospects

SportsAid’s chief executive Tim Lawler said: “The SportsAid athletes SSE is helping are bright prospects but they face huge financial challenges. The Next Generation programme is a fantastic opportunity that will benefit them enormously at a key time in their development. Committing to a four-year partnership with SportsAid shows that SSE understands the value of a genuine legacy for sport.”


Proud to be working with SportsAid

SSE’s director of sponsorship Wendy Barbour said: “We are very proud to be working with SportsAid and the Next Generation athletes to support emerging talent in every home nation to create a positive legacy for sport.”