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JLT to sponsor Star Studded Grand Women’s Summit

Women in Racing (WiR) and Aintree Racecourse are delighted to announce Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) as the new sponsor of the Grand Women’s Summit (GWS).

Author: wiradmin/11 March 2017/Categories: In the News, Events

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JLT’s UK Marketing Director, Ellie Mickleburgh is also named as one of the four panellists on the day.

In addition to this, BBC Breakfast’s highly respected broadcaster SALLY NUGENT (pictured) has been revealed as host of the event and ITV Racing’s ALICE PLUNKETT is confirmed as the final panellist for the women in sport conference at Aintree Racecourse on Ladies Day, 7 April.

Sally, said: "I've been coming to Aintree Racecourse since I was a child, so I am delighted to be involved in the Grand Women's Summit. It's important to encourage more women to play their part in sport at every level. From supporting to competing to running the show. I’m really looking forward to it."

Ellie and Alice will join Dame Sarah Storey and Sam Quek MBE on a high calibre and exciting panel for the third year of the Grand Women’s Summit at Aintree.

Alice Plunkett, former eventer and National Hunt jockey and current presenter on ITV Racing, is the only women to have ridden at both Badminton Horse Trials and over the Grand National course at Aintree.

Ellie Mickleburgh is UK Marketing Director at JLT, which is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits services. She is recognised for performing roles at the top levels of marketing leadership with global brands including Aviva and RSA. Ellie Mickleburgh said: "I am extremely pleased to see that, like the insurance market, horse racing is taking positive steps to promote gender equality and encourage more women into the industry."

Following the panel discussion in the O’Sullevan facility, which overlooks Aintree’s world famous Parade Ring, delegates will also be treated to an exclusive course-walk around the iconic Grand National course with Irish Grand National winning jockey and WiR ambassador Katie Walsh; former Grand National Jockey, Carrie Ford; and 1990 Grand National winning trainer, Kim Bailey.

Kim, said: “I’m delighted to be part of the Grand Women’s Summit at Aintree... one of the greatest horseracing festivals in the world. Events like this are important to help share ideas and promote women and girls in our sport."


Tickets for the 2017 Grand Women Summit on Friday 7 April (non-members) are priced at £89 and can be bought through Randox Health Grand National or by calling 0344 579 3001. Tickets for WiR Members are available at a reduced price of £75 and are purchased through the Grand Women's Summit 2017 page. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE...

  • Lord Sefton Terrace ticket for Ladies Day
  • A private facility in the Paddock Lodge available for use throughout the day
  • Panel discussion in O'Sullevans
  • Grand National fences course walk with Katie Walsh, Carrie Ford and Kim Bailey
  • Champagne lunch

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