Members

Sally Fennemore MBE

Positive Approach

President and founding member of Women In Enterprise over 30 years ago, Sally was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to Female Entrepreneurship. She now runs Positive Approach – a successful PR and Event Management Consultancy advising on Networking, Press relations and Sales and mentoring small businesses.
“Putting the right people in the right place at the right time”

Carole Bailey

Interdirect

Interdirect is a vibrant, multi-award-winning, local full-service agency, specialising in digital design and development, advanced content managed websites, PR, marketing and social media. So whether you want to enhance your brand awareness, keep ahead of the competition, work with a forward-thinking company who listens to you or just get your business noticed, then we have got it covered.

Michelle Theuma

Onyx Recruitment

Director with twenty years in Executive, Finance & HR Recruitment. Michelle runs the Milton Keynes office and oversees recruitment in the Home Counties and across the UK. With a successful track record in recruiting Permanent, Senior Interim and Temporary positions, Michelle has forged a reputation for providing a professional, supportive and committed service.

Amanda Wright

Yellowyoyo

I’m Amanda, founding Director of local creative agency Yellowyoyo. We’re a talented and friendly team with heaps of experience. Through well crafted strategies, totally appropriate, beautifully executed design and well thought out marketing messaging, we make sure that your customers, whoever they are and whatever you sell, find you irresistible. And importantly, that’s also wherever they find you – online, in print, at an exhibition or in your store. We ensure that your conversation with your audience is targeted, spot on and consistent.

Fran Soleilhac

Cambridge Weight Plan

Fran Soleilhac is a 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant. The 1:1 Diet is the basis of a flexible range of weight management programs aimed at both men and women. Fran offers a friendly caring consultancy, working with you to tailor a diet that suits your needs and lifestyle as well as a long term weight loss maintenance program.

Sarah Wilkins

Setfords Solicitors

Sarah Wilkins is a Solicitor specialising in residential property. Based in Milton Keynes with experience in residential property transactions including Sales, Purchases, Transfers, Remortgages and has a specific interest in first time buyer initiatives. Sarah has specialist knowledge of shared ownership transactions and is recommended by several housing associations to act for purchasers in often complex transactions. With an ability to deal with tight deadlines her files are managed efficiently and effectively which ensures a smooth and stress free transaction.

Sarah Sibley

Got2Jot

Are you a stationery addict?
Got2Jot is a fashion stationery business set up by Sarah combining her passion for stationery with over 25 years of marketing experience. Got2Jot is the place for stylish stationery with gorgeous notebooks, pens, planners and gifts to keep you organised at work and at home.

Carol Hill

Setfords

Carol is a Consultant Chartered Legal Executive having over 20 years of experience in all aspects of family law, relating to both the married and unmarried family. She deals with separation and divorce, financial matters including businesses and pensions. She has extensive experience in child arrangement issues such as where a child lives and what time is spent with each parent. She can also assist with pre-nuptial and living together agreements. Phone 01234 860509.

Lisa Buckridge

Director and Solicitor at Purcell Solicitors

Lisa is a family law specialist and is committed to finding best solutions for her clients to suit their circumstances. In addition to her role as a solicitor, Lisa is a Resolution trained family law mediator enabling her to further assist people experiencing family law issues by acting as their mediator. As mediator Lisa brings her extensive family law experience to assist couples in taking ownership of their issues and coming to an agreement in a safe and managed way.

Beth Woodward

Neves Solicitors LLP

Beth Woodward, Neves Solicitors LLP. Beth is a Partner at Neves and is a specialist in Family Law dealing with all aspects of divorce and separation including issues involving children and the financial implications of a separation. She offers understanding, practical and experienced help and guidance.

Maria Gallucci

Woodfines Solicitors

Maria Gallucci is a specialist employment lawyer at Woodfines’ Milton Keynes office. She advises on a broad range of employment issues advising on redundancy scenarios, disciplinaries and grievances; drafting and negotiating Settlement Agreements; and, providing representation on Employment Tribunal claims.

Janet Spooner

Travel Treats

Voted ‘Group Travel Organiser of the Year’ in 2012, Janet provides luxury excursions and holidays to popular destinations with added treats supplied on every trip. Her aim always is to ensure everyone has a day to remember which is both fun and hassle-free. The current programme of events can be found on the website or e-mail Janet to join her mailing list.

Dawn Clark

Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice provides complex and individual care to all adults affected by life limiting illness in our community and support to their families and friends. We receive less than a quarter of our funding from the NHS and need the support of the local community to provide us with financial stability to ensure that we are always there to care.

Jennifer Jones

Independent Financial Adviser, Odyssey Wealth

I am an experienced Financial Adviser and have been giving advice for over 20 years. I offer fully independent advice to business owners and individuals alike. I have a wealth of experience in pensions and business protection, maximizing business profits and company/individual pension schemes. Planning for retirement with company pensions for business owners/employees and directors. I pride myself in providing an invaluable service to my clients where advice is given of the highest standard. I really enjoy explaining financial concepts to my clients and I can show them how a few simple techniques can make a huge difference to their lives.

Janthea Brigden

Nipperbout

Since 1992, Nipperbout has grown from a boutique family business to a nationally recognised, award winning company that cares for over 10,000, children a year. Since inception, we’ve provided childcare for a huge range of blue chip clients, many of whom have remained with us from the start. This demonstrates the benefits of strong values, excellent standards and the ability to keep ahead of industry developments. 2017 sees exciting plans to roll out the international business and the launch of new Nipperbout Training modules – making events everywhere happier and safer places to be.

Julia Rogerson

Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

Retiring from Willen Hospice in December 2012 after 20yrs of fundraising, the last 6yrs of which I managed a successful Events and Promotions team, I choose to re-enter the third sector as a volunteer for the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity with the emphasis on raising awareness of their work and fundraising appeals within the local community. My current focus is supporting their Cancer Unit Appeal as we want to do the best we can now for patients and in years to come our children and their children can have access to excellent cancer treatment.

June Oldroyd

June Oldroyd

MK Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation is an independent charity working for and at the heart of Milton Keynes. We connect people and resources to projects and ideas to create positive impacts and enduring solutions for our communities.
Women in Enterprise are proud to support the MK Community Foundation Women’s fund, supporting projects that encourage women to achieve economic self-sufficiency, prevent violence against women and children, promote emotional and physical wellbeing for women and children and create opportunities.

Tiffany Benson

Hewitsons LLP

Tiffany is a solicitor at Hewitsons LLP, specialising in disputes that arise post-death. She also advises clients in relation to claims concerning financial abuse in the lifetime of the vulnerable & elderly, Court of Protection disputes and challenging NHS funding decisions.

Linda Davies

Sales and Development Manager at Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is one of the leading regional touring venues in the UK. With over 400 performances a year, accommodating approximately 400,000 customers, we are proud of the high quality and varied programme that we offer. As Sales and Development Manager my role is to work in conjunction with our Corporate Partners to arrange bespoke hospitality and direct marketing opportunities.

Penny Dent

Norwex

How do you reduce the plastic you buy, reduce the chemical products you use AND have a cleaner home? Use Norwex cleaning products of course! I have become an Independent Norwex Consultant because these products enable you to clean your home with just water. Better for you, better for your family, better for the world. What’s not to like? I’m excited to share the fabulous products with you, so contact me now!

Kim Durden

Davis Optometrists

Davis Optometrists and Lesley Arkin Optometrists joined in 2015. The combination strengthens the already strong ethos of a practice focusing on patient care and clinical excellence and continues to offer contact lens expertise and fabulous eyewear.

We care, Eyecare, Aftercare.

Nicola Tunney

Head of Operations, Allica Bank

Allica Bank exists to empower small and medium businesses to succeed. Built on tailored expertise, local relationships and modern tools, Allica delivers expert banking for business Britain. Acting with integrity, working collaboratively and being straightforward are the values Allica lives by.

Jennifer Read

Operational Risk Manager, Allica Bank

Allica Bank exists to empower small and medium businesses to succeed. Built on tailored expertise, local relationships and modern tools, Allica delivers expert banking for business Britain. Acting with integrity, working collaboratively and being straightforward are the values Allica lives by.

Kathryn Middleton

Proper Marketing Ltd

I own a business here in Milton Keynes called Proper Marketing. We work with companies across every sector as outsourced marketing directors, helping them to develop their marketing strategies and create strategic marketing plans. And then we ‘join’ their company for a year to direct and manage those plans. Curious to find out more?

Jo Wareham

The Little Branding Company

Jo Wareham has over 20 years experience in Promotional Merchandise, Corporate Workwear and Bespoke Product Solutions. She started The Little Branding Company in 2011 and prides herself on excellent customer service. Your experience of dealing with us will be fun, but also professional – we as a company have a passion for the products we offer, for the service we provide and for the care of our clients. If you need help in finding the right promotional product – call us for ideas and inspiration.

Caroline Chear-Chopra

QA/QC Manager, Allica Bank

Allica Bank exists to empower small and medium businesses to succeed. Built on tailored expertise, local relationships and modern tools, Allica delivers expert banking for business Britain. Acting with integrity, working collaboratively and being straightforward are the values Allica lives by.

Heather Irving

EllieVision AV

Ellievision AV deliver exceptional live events for our incredible clients. If you’re planning an exhibition, product launch, conference, roadshow or gala balls, we can help. Our outdoor LED cinema allows our clients to show content all day long – sporting events, films, TED talks! Each project and client’s requirements are different, and so is our approach. We’re not your usual AV company, we can also assist with all the event management if needed. We are full of ideas, to help you ‘wow’ your customers, delegates, audience!

Lindsay McInnis

D.O.T.S. Chiropractic

Experienced family Chiropractor in central Milton Keynes helping you to feel and function your best by enhancing your nervous system. We provide exceptional care to everyone and have a special interest in pregnant women, babies and children.

Jo Carter

Concept Personnel

I’m Jo Carter, MD of Concept Personnel, a niche Recruitment Company specialising in the Marketing, Digital and Creative industry. Established in 2002, we help companies to find permanent and freelance people in our industry sector, and we help people in our sector to find amazing jobs. I pride myself on the core values of good ethics, kindness and caring for the people we engage with.

Sue Malleson

Sue Malleson

Copywriting, marketing and public relations for small businesses.

Sylvia Lennon

Commercial Finance Broker - Magna Money Ltd

Sylvia is a Commercial Finance Broker at Magna Money Limited. She provides whole of market access to commercial funding solutions for business owners across the UK. If you are looking to add funding strategies into your business, Sylvia can help.

Stevie Pattinson-Dick

Stevie Pattison-Dick Public Relations

Stevie Pattison-Dick Public Relations has established a firm reputation for helping businesses grow. Whether it is new lines of income, better media coverage, or effective social media, Stevie has a track record of delivering quantifiable results with an enviable 98% re-booking rate for future projects. For an honest review of your communications or an informal conversation about how Stevie can help your business grow and prepare for the future, contact Stevie Pattison-Dick Public Relations.

Angela Novell

MK Snap

MK Snap is a charity working with adults with learning disabilities from our purpose built centre in MK. We support over 130 adults through a transformational programme of education, life skills and work training. We are corporate members of WIE led by our CEO Angie Novell. Our vision is to transform our community through the promotion of independence, inspiration and opportunity.

Emily Pool

Perceptive Financial Solutions

I am an Independent Financial Adviser and am able help with various areas of financial planning, such as pensions – whether you are wishing to review and consolidate what you have in place already, start a new plan, or draw an income in retirement. I am also happy to help you with tax efficient lump sum or regular investment; inheritance tax planning; and protection needs – life insurance, critical illness and income protection etc. At whatever stage you are in life, I would be delighted to help you rethink and reorganise your finances.

Lesley Clarke

Style Advisor

As a Style Advisor, Lesley Clarke helps to develop a sense of personal style to fit with your lifestyle, personality and budget. Her psychology background ensures a focus on both the clothes we wear and how they make us feel.

Pippa Loveridge

Mirus IT Solutions

As Head of Marketing at Mirus IT, I’m responsible for the creation, delivery and analysis of the Marketing Strategy to prove the benefits of Professional IT Support for SMBs.

Mirus IT is an Award-Winning provider of strategic IT services and support to SME’s and SMB’s from a wide range of industries including financial services, marketing, recruitment and education.

Anne Rhind

YMCA MK

YMCA is the only provider of dedicated supported housing to young people aged 18-35 in Milton Keynes. We provide accommodation and support, working with young people who have been homeless to turn their lives around. We are a stand-alone, local charity, responsible for raising our own funds. We will open a brand new facility in MK in early 2020, housing 199 young people. Anne is the Director of Development at YMCA.

Roisin Mcglinchey

Chiropractic Assistant, Dots Chiropractic

I’m Roisin, I have changed careers totally from starting as an apprentice in a nursery working through my childcare qualification to gaining a level 3 management qualification over the past 9 years. I am now a Chiropractic Assistant at D.O.T.S Chiropractic.

Jane Elizabeth

Jane Elizabeth Ltd

I am a Medical and Cosmetic Tattooist specialising in hair loss which can have a devastating impact on self-confidence. Scalp Micropigmentation creates a realistic impression of thicker hair by tattooing replica hair follicles onto the scalp. I also tattoo eyebrows and perform skin needling.

Sheila Lord

BMR Health & Wellbeing

I’m Sheila, Director of Body and Mind Reboot Fitness Retreats and BMR Health and Wellbeing.
Our fitness retreats are based in Milton Keynes and Bedford and combine a variety of different exercise classes with educational workshops over a 1, 2 or 3 night stay.
www.bodyandmindreboot.co.uk

There is no health without good mental health so in addition to fitness retreats, we deliver accredited Mental Health First Aid Training to individuals and organisations and look at strategy development and implementation of wellbeing initiative. We work across all sectors and all sizes of organisations.
www.bmrhealthandwellbeing.co.uk

Stephanie Thannhauser

Stephanie Thannhauser Designs

I’m an illustrator, designer and teacher. My art is quirky and will hopefully make you smile. You will have seen my designs on lots of different products including books, fabrics and greeting cards. I also teach various workshops around the area, enabling me to share my love of creativity.
stephthannhauser.com

Jane Horridge

Consulting Director, Responsa Ltd

Jane is a local entrepreneur, trustee of two local charities, tech investor and Ambassador for Milton Keynes University Hospital Charity. With a senior leadership track record of experience in strategy and growth across the corporate, public and charity sectors in many business functions she now leads local consultancy Responsa Ltd. Responsa works with organisations of all sizes to develop strategies and plan and deliver growth. She is also working on establishing a local flexible work-space and a product venture for the camping and festivals market.

Jennifer Walker

Head of Development, Thornton College

Head of Development at Thornton College, the only independent day and boarding school for girls in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. Thornton is one of the top non-selective schools in the UK and a hidden gem of Milton Keynes! The school has an incredible history and is part of a family of schools in twenty eight countries around the world ensuring our students grow up with a truly global cultural intelligence. If your business is looking for a girls school to partner with for enterprise work, STEAM educational programmes, work experience placements or if you have any other collaboration ideas then please do get in touch.

Bee Penrose

Creative Consultant, Penrose Creates

I am a creative consultant creating graphic design & video content across the creative & events industries for the past decade. End to end delivery of projects providing industry knowledge & support, making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Penrose Creates: Building strategic partnerships for Creative Industries & Event Exhibitors.

Nanci Hogan

Sophia Transformations

Nanci is the founder and Chief Executive for Sophia Transformations, a company which specialises in building partnerships with the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VSCE), as well as the public and private sectors, to better transform the lives of the most dispossessed, especially women and girls, including victims of domestic violence, and those with little access to mental health and wellbeing services.

Theresa Mercer

The Hector Company & Worktree

I’m Theresa Mercer, I work for a Milton Keynes based charity called Worktree. I joined them as their CIPD qualified HR manager which very quickly morphed into delivering employability skills training to over 9000 students in Milton Keynes. I have just set up my own niche online Scottie dog gift shop called The Hector Company, based around my own design which went viral in 2019.

Loren Nally

SunnyDayMarketing

Building a website doesn’t need to be frightening. Don’t know where to start? No problem.
I love creating amazing new websites or giving a fabulous new look to an existing one, and working on the marketing side to make sure you get the very best out of your online presence.
I’m an award-winning digital marketer with over 20 years experience and can hand-hold you through the entire process so there’s no need to worry.

Heidi Thomas

The Book Balloon (Usborne Books)

I’m Heidi and I’m based in Milton Keynes. I joined Usborne Books in October 2004 to give me something that allowed me to be me, but also meant I could be the stay at home Mum I wanted to be to my children who were then 3 and 1 years old. I now have a job that I love and a thriving business, that is still growing! I’ve been on some amazing trips, courtesy of Usborne, and made some truly great friends. With over 20 years experience in teaching and training, my favourite part of my job, is supporting others to grow and develop their skills, self confidence, and their businesses. It really is very rewarding!

Joy & Amanda Gittens

Be U-Nique

Joy and Amanda had a longstanding dream of working together and the opportunity arose when they both decided to take career breaks. They are great believers in self-love and self-care. Joy and Amanda’s Mother loved to look her best and jewellery was essential to her wardrobe, and this is where their love of Jewellery, accessories and sparkle stems from. B U-Nique mainly focuses on selling striking costume jewellery, alongside some sterling silver pieces in their collection. The sisters offer a personal service that will help you explore new looks and styles for any special occasions or events, or simply revamp your current wardrobe.

Dawn Showler

Personal Trainer, Fortudio Fitness

My job is not just about the exercise. It is about providing the “life tools” for my clients’ to achieve their goals and realise their potential, as well as guiding them towards living a healthier lifestyle. Having worked within a corporate environment for the majority of my working life, as well as working as a fitness instructor in my spare time, I made the decision to leave the corporate world and qualify as a Personal Trainer to focus 100% on women’s health. Supporting my clients’ throughout their time with me is a given, and just as important, sharing my skills and knowledge so that, when the time is right, my clients’ have the confidence and understanding to do it for themselves.

Sandra Forbes

Utilty Warehouse Home Services

If you are looking for someone with a 100% commitment to customer satisfaction, who cares that you get just what you require, then look no further than me. I am a proud partner with Utility Warehouse Home Services. UW Home services are a British, FTSE 250, company. We are the only company who can put all utilities, (mobile, landline, broadband, gas and electric)on one monthly bill while offering our customers great benefits. On a personal level I am always ready to support, am respectful of others and live up to my dependable reputation.

Janine Coney

Own Your Style

Janine transforms lives. Janine is a Style Coach™ empowering and motivating clients through her signature method of combining personal styling and personal development. She founded and created Own Your Style with Janine to help women dress up confidently for the life they want. Janine provides 1-2-1 in person and online styling services, luxury events, talks and workshops including her transformational Style Yourself Confident 6-week online masterclass programme. All her services are designed to meet the needs of her clients who all want to be the best version of themselves. Janine is a Personal Trainer of style!
Featured by the International Association of Style Coaches as a top stylist to watch for 2020, Janine is a style columnist for Mum to Mum Magazine, Trendlife Magazine, and regular guest blogger Mamatribe online. Janine is also an experienced events manager and social media influencer.

Shirley Cottam

Business Owner, Virtual Office Box

I help business owners with remote office support, increasing their productivity and giving them time back for themselves. As a Virtual Assistant/Freelance PA, I offer a range of services such as digital transcription (audio file to text), diary and email management, email detox, proofreading, social media content marketing/posting, lifestyle and household management, and support freelance event managers. I am based in Milton Keynes but support clients all over the UK. These are challenging times and more businesses than ever have been reaching out for some ad-hoc support to stay on track; only paying for the time it takes me to do the task(s), which is helping manage their mindset, focus and costs.

Bina Briggs

Plain Talking HR

Plain Talking HR Ltd was born in 2009 and after a business partnership, I’m flying solo as Director of the company. My clients tell me that they like the warm and human approach to HR that I and my team bring to them, together with our passion, enthusiasm, practical and pragmatic advice on all their employment matters. Both my general life experiences and my background working in the corporate world have given me a strong foundation for the work I now carry out for my clients, who are in the main small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I hold CIPD qualification and am commercially experienced in supporting various businesses in all industries including construction, engineering, charities, IT, medical and dental, to name a few.

Charlotte Walters

Stefanie Price Wealth Planning

Experienced Financial Consultant with a demonstrated history of working within financial services. I work with clients to help to provide them with a comprehensive solution to any financial matter that concerns them the most. My priority is to provide a tailored and bespoke service to each client. I am passionate about identifying and setting clear objectives to develop a plan, to meet client aspirations. My advice covers all areas of financial planning which includes: – Retirement Planning, – Wealth Protection, – Savings and Investment planning, – Mortgages. As an adviser for Stefanie Price Wealth Planning, Associate Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, my main focus is to build and maintain long term relationships with clients and to provide them with a source of trusted advice as their financial needs evolve throughout their lifetime.

Sue Garner

Garner Training Solutions

Since June 2000, Sue has designed and delivered award-winning training that enables you to deliver exceptional results. Whether it’s developing your managers, winning more business through persuasive presentations or improving personal effectiveness and impact, she can help. Sue also has a wealth of expertise in creating and delivering virtual solutions – get in touch for help with virtual presentations, team facilitation, creating online training courses, delivering training remotely. Developing excellence in Individuals, Teams and Business through workshops, coaching, profiling and online training, Sue melds her business experience, training background, NLP coaching and a dash of humour to give you practical, interactive, training events that achieve the results you need.

Jane Franks

Jane Franks

Director, Redfield Homecare

Jane Franks, owner and director of Redfield Homecare Milton Keynes, has lived in MK for over 30 years. Jane has broad business experience, having worked for over 25 years to Director level for one of the UK’s leading franchise brands.
Inspired by her 89-year-old Mum, following a nasty fall, saw a career change and a new start in senior care that would see her putting something back into the local community.
Not only is Jane committed to providing quality care, she is dedicated to assisting people to live comfortably and happily in their own homes with quality care delivered by great carers to a standard that would be good enough for her own mum to receive.

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