Sally Fennemore MBE
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”
A financial controller with over 25 years’ experience of senior finance and operational management. I have worked for both corporate international companies as well as local SME’s, in many different sectors including health and fitness, marketing and engineering. As well as being employed by design consultancy engineering company D2H Engineering based in Buckingham, I also run my own freelance practice, specialising in sole proprietor and SME’s accounts
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.
I’m a founder 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 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 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.
Are you a stationery lover?
Got2Jot is a fashion stationery business set up by Sarah combining her passion for stationery with over 25 years of marketing experience. From stylish gift boxes that you can send, to say thank you or welcome on board to new clients or team members to gorgeous stationery that you love working with every day.
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!
MK Community Foundation is a leading grant-making charity, sending funding where it is needed most in Milton Keynes. By guiding businesses, philanthropists and charities to the right giving and grants, we’re on a mission for a fairer community. With so many vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged people in Milton Keynes we’re proud to be leading the way in supporting community projects and charitable activities to help create a fairer more connected community.
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.
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.
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.
Candice, a hotel trained professional, runs Milton Keynes based CooksKitchen Ltd. Aimed at busy people, she effectively takes the “mess and stress” out of sweet and savoury homemade treats. Her personalised service allows her to create items unique to individual needs, from family-sized birthday cakes to large-quantity corporate cupcakes and cookies. It’s all things food with Candice, who alongside her business, is a Thermomix Advisor- offering demonstrations to both experienced and beginner home cooks and tailored to lifestyles, food preferences and dreams in the kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
Jane Franks, owner and director of Radfield 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.
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.
I founded Amberside Strategic Consulting to work with professional service firms and organisations who need help in ensuring their corporate, marketing and ESG strategies deliver for both shareholders and society. Using a “customer centric” lens, we help firms to rethink their approach and see business challenges from a customer-focused perspective. We build close, effective working relationships with our clients and help to align their Boards, SLTs and employees around new ways of thinking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Emma is the Director of iOTA office furniture. iOTA specialises in engaging, flexible and productive work environments to help you take your business into the future. We can deliver a full design and furniture solution that will fulfil all your requirements and business needs.
Jane Russell – Promoting your business through imagery is my business.
Jane is an experienced photographer who trained as a photo journalist in the newspaper industry for over 35 years. With that wealth of experience, Jane is the one stop shop for all your business photographs. From strong imagery for your website to head-shots and social media. Jane also covers events and conferences and is happy to do location shoots outside or in your office/home.
I’m the Founder of Healthy Horizons Ltd, we specialise in private medical insurance and protection insurance for both families and businesses. Established in 2010, we have a wealth of knowledge of the health insurance industry and work closely with our clients to source the right policy to meet their needs. We assist with paperwork and claims queries and enjoy negotiating with insurers at policy inception and subsequent renewals to get the best price. It’s important to us that our clients have an excellent experience, one they are happy to recommend to
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.
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.
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 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.
Fiorella is an Italian Venezuelan jewellery designer who has lived in the UK for the past 12 years. She is passionate about designing and making handmade jewellery using silver-plated wire and gemstones. Her creations are special because they are unique pieces, made with love just for you.
Hi, I’m Tilly, the editor of Raring2go! Bedford, Biggleswade and Sandy. I help family-friendly businesses get found in the local area by parents and carers in Bedfordshire. I distribute over 18,000 copies of the magazine each quarter through a network of schools.
Dedicated, knowledgeable and caring private yoga teacher and reflexologist, based in Central Milton Keynes. I specialise in supporting clients with long term conditions with personalised treatments and programs. I also offer Thai Yoga Massage.”
I’ve always had a huge interest in the holistic wellbeing industry, I’m a qualified massage therapist and now facilitate breathing and relaxation methods, along with being an Advanced Oxygen Advantage Instructor which specialises specifically in supporting and improving sports endurance, asthma sufferers and more recently those with long covid symptoms. I have a retreat space at home where I incorporate ice bath sessions which work effectively alongside the breath practices to strengthen all round well being and resilience. I also have a relaxing studio in the bottom of my garden immersed in nature where my vision was to create a space where people can step out of the busyness of life and connect with nature, the elements, water, fire, air, earth and open space.
Peggy is a life coach helping mothers to create more balance and harmony in their lives and find out who they are, what makes them happy and to help create the life they want for themselves and their family.
Supporting mothers through pregnancy, birth and parenting for many years. Peggy has helped mothers feel more calm and confident to make the right choices for them and their family, With her coaching she can help you become more you so you can be the woman and mother you want to be.
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.
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.