Basingstoke’s entrepreneur joins local MP at No11 Downing Street to celebrates International Women’s Day

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, hosted a reception for women entrepreneurs from around the country at No. 11 to mark International Women’s Day, 8 March.

Local MP Maria Miller was delighted to welcome Basingstoke’s entrepreneur Catherine Waters-Clark of Inspero to the reception to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Catherine founded Inspero in May 2012, a Basingstoke charity that aims to empower and support young people and their families to lead healthy lifestyles through learning about food and the integral role it plays in their lives. Inspero promotes healthy eating and living through their food growing, baking and cooking programmes: Love2Grow:Love2Bake;Love2Cook. Working with all young people, particularly young people from disadvantaged communities in Basingstoke, inspiring them to achieve in life.

Maria said, “I was pleased to welcome Catherine to the reception to celebrate the role of women in business. Basingstoke is one of the top 10 centres of business in the south-east, and it is local businesswomen in smaller businesses who I find incredibly inspiring—people like, Catherine Waters-Clark, who founded Inspero to help children understand where their food comes from and how they can cook it.”

Catharine said, “The team at Inspero are passionate about contributing to the local community, and inspiring young people from Basingstoke through our food growing, cooking and healthy eating programmes. I was delighted to attend reception at No 11 with Maria and meet with many other inspiring business women from around the country.”