A new scheme to help women over 50 get on in business has been launched.

Wandsworth Enterprise Month is now in its fourth week and hundreds of entrepreneurs have taken part in one-to-one advice, workshops, panel discussions and other events.

'Brew', which stands for Building Resilience and Enterprise, is run by Wandsworth Council’s 'lifelong learning team', offers free advice and training to women over 50 on how to start or grow their own business.

Roughly 65 women went along to the March 15 event and heard from successful female entrepreneurs who shared their experiences.

This included the likes of Jenny Holloway - chief executive of Fashion Enter, Jane Milton - food industry expert and Daksha Mistry - former MasterChef finalist and owner of Daksha’s Gourmet Catering.

The council’s skills and employment spokesman, Rory O’Broin, said: “We are keen to tap into the potential of women and turn their years of experience into successful and profitable local firms.

"I hope this event inspired women and gave them the knowledge they needed to take the next step.

The council says feedback from the sessions will be used to further develop the project and included comments such as: “Listening to the speakers gave me goose bumps – very inspiring and made me feel hopeful” and “thanks for providing this support for older women. I’m over 60 and need lots of support with digital skills and social media."