About Us

Laptops and Lipstick was formed in 2011 to provide women in business with a regular, structured and motivational forum for business and personal development.

It was started by a small group of likeminded woman who recognised the potential for combining structured networking with relevant training topics and inspirational speakers, providing womenwho are passionate about what they do with a platform from which to grow - both personally and professionally.

There's no pressure to pass leads or make referrals; the focus is on forging long terms relationships with others in the room so that the members of the group effectively become a second sales force working on behalf of your company.

And it works! Relationships are formed, leads are passed, introductions are made and business is done. In addition, knowledge is shared, support is given, skills are learnt and motivation is all around!

In 2012, on our first birthday, we introduced an annual charity membership to be offered free of charge to a local organisation for 12 months. During this time we will commit to support their events and to organise an event of our own to raise awareness and funds. Our chosen charity for 2016/17 is The Chartwell Cancer Trust.

Laptops & Lipstick support The Chartwell Cancer Trust

The Chartwell Cancer Trust supports the Chartwell Cancer and Leukaemia Unit in The Princess Royal University Hospital. The Unit, serves the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas. It provides support to help the Unit deliver the service that our patients and families need. The Chartwell Cancer Trust funds additional medical staff, capital projects, equipment and training specifically for the Chartwell Unit. Recent projects included the refurbishment of the Treatment Suite, the ongoing funding of additional medical staff, providing computers for the Virtual Cancer Clinics and the Unit, specialist wheelchairs and nursing equipment.

The Chartwell Cancer Trust also funds local Childhood Cancer Support Groups for children undergoing treatment for cancer or leukaemia offering valuable support to oncology children and their families at a very difficult time in their lives. Monthly meet-ups and trips are organised to provide help make special memories, whilst having some “normal” time with other families in similar situations. The Chartwell Cancer Trust also extends its support to oncology children at Croydon University Hospital. So far, this has included funding for specialist nurse training, equipment, toys and fun times.