Meet some of our inspirational Women in Business. If you would like more information about featuring on this page please email Susie on email@example.com
Keri Carter – Broadway Financial Planning
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Practitioner/Managing Director
Broadway Financial Planning are independent Financial Planners, working for people who need genuine, comprehensive and unbiased Financial Planning advice in order to enable them to achieve their goals in life. The team are based in the charming village of Broadway in the Cotswolds, the firm offers a combination of professional expertise, excellent service and modern technology in a relaxed rural environment, giving a professional yet personal approach that gives peace of mind. Broadway pride themselves on maintaining a happy working environment where the staff are highly-qualified, friendly and understand their clients.
Keri joined BFP in 2002 in a support role but quickly proceeded with achieving the highest level of qualifications available at the time. She achieved CFP accreditation in 2007, served as a branch chairman of the IFP for eight years, National Conference Chairman in 2008 and is on the CISI Discussion Forum for Accredited Firms. Keri was also promoted onto the IFP Board as Director in 2008 serving a term of three years before leaving to start a family. During this time, Keri worked alongside the FSSC helping to develop the paraplanner standards which have since been adopted as a national qualification. She was presented with two awards during her term as Branch Chairman in recognition of her efforts to raise the profile of Financial Planning and is widely recognised as one of the leading Financial Planners in the UK. She was awarded with the inaugural and prestigious CFP Professional of the Year award in October, 2014. Keri has written for many publications including the Guardian, The Times, NS&I Perspectives and will be a key speaker at the 2016 Accredited Firms Conference.
Joanne du Plessis – Shires Law, Cheltenham
Joanne is an experienced, dedicated and compassionate personal injury solicitor. She exclusively serves people who have suffered physical and psychological harm through road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, occupiers’ liability, Industrial Disease and other forms of negligence. She has a special interest in catastrophic accidents where clients have suffered serious injuries, as well as Clinical Negligence.
Clients often come to Joanne feeling damaged and vulnerable. They are deeply worried both about receiving adequate treatment and care for their injuries and about obtaining compensation for their losses. Joanne will when necessary commence legal action against those responsible for her clients’ injuries, obtaining settlements or proceeding to trial as necessary. She also works closely with top-flight rehabilitation experts to ensure proper treatment of her clients’ injuries. Joanne ensures that her clients are never re-victimized by the legal system.
“She is the one person that you will always want on your side! She is professional, understanding, sympathetic and her excellent skills in building Dad’s case has meant that Dad is in the best possible position to receive fair and just compensation. It is wonderful to have a lawyer that we can 100% trust to look after us. Highly recommended to all.”
Ms R, Gloucestershire
The Barn at Upcote
Situated on a family run farm, The Barn at Upcote has hosted parties, functions and barn dances for the last 40 years. Where flexibility, friendliness and a relaxed but professional atmosphere come together so you can take away memories that will last a lifetime. We aim, to help you create the day of your dreams, whatever the occasion, whether it’s a wedding, special birthday or baby naming ceremony.
Bayley Eyley – Be Vocal
Bayley from Be Vocal offers workshops and private sessions to help people develop more confidence in their voice. From presentations, to tackling the telephone, to being more comfortable when speaking Bayley can help. The voice is often neglected from childhood and people forget that it is a huge asset to our lives and business. You should always be in control of your voice and be able to project comfortably without straining. Bayley looks at your body and voice as a whole and focuses on proven voice exercises that develop dexterity and tone which in turn builds a more confident speaker and quiets nerves.
“If you do not like the sound of your own voice, or if you lack the confidence to speak in public/ give talks then Bayley is the person to contact. I enjoyed a great morning learning exercises, being taught useful information and tools on how to improve your voice/speaking. You definitely feel your confidence growing.” K, Abingdon
Feel free to drop Bayley an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07766812978
The website address www.be-vocal.co.uk
Vicki Gray – Blumango Creative
Vicki Gray from Blumango Creative works with a small team of specialist graphic designers and web developers. The Blumango portfolio is broad and extensive having worked for large organisations and small businesses throughout the UK. Clients include hotels, high profile individuals, restaurants, skincare and creative professionals. The most crucial part of the job is taking the brief, whether it’s a logo design, brochure, flyer or website. Until she meets you, she is looking at a blank piece of paper, and as she starts to understand your business needs, she can add colour, texture, detail, personality and substance. This is the most important part of any new job, and the blank piece of paper represents an exciting new challenge.
Ann Phillips – Forever Living
Ann Phillips works alongside a global company called Forever Living Products helping people look good, feel good and who would like to create the lifestyle and income they deserve. Ann has been with Forever since 1997 and has a huge passion for their products and loves helping and seeing people achieve their goals and dreams.
Briony Roberts – Blue Bear Communications / Bare Faced Videos
About Blue Bear Communications:
- Founded 11 years ago, in Lechlade
- Wide range of B2C experience; leisure & tourism, visitor attractions, education, charities and consumer retail products
- Excellent, well established local, regional and national media contacts
- 30 years of communications & media experience
- Friendly, enthusiastic, proactive & creative
- Proud of the results we achieve
- We listen first & talk later
About Bear Faced Videos:
Bear Faced Videos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Bear Communications, developed to cater for the increased demand for video marketing and interest in affordable video-captured testimonials and website messaging, for small business owner
Contact Briony Roberts on 0793 262 7774 or email@example.com
Fiona Self – Designed to Sparkle
Fiona from Designed to Sparkle creates beautiful jewellery for any occasion that needs some added sparkle or shine! Specialising in bridal jewellery, she also can colour matching jewellery to a special outfit or just to create a special gift to you.
She creates stunning bridal jewellery for the modern bride to add a touch of elegance to their big day, and classic stylish pieces of jewellery made in a wide range of crystal and pearl colours. From classic pearls through to vintage inspired crystal and diamante, each piece is handmade in her studio in the beautiful village of Bampton on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Let Fiona add the final sparkle to your day!
“Why do customers choose you above competitors? Because they click with you. That’s what professional photographs do – connect people. In fact, that’s what a business like yours relies on: being noticed, being different.
It’s true: a picture says a thousand words. But for those words to ‘speak’ to people, every marketing image you use must be right. Not the kind featuring serious faces with fake smiles, but natural pictures full of character.
After all, for people to warm to you the moment they see your portrait, or be spellbound by your products, fabulous shots are essential – whether online or in print.
Not sure how to capture the ‘real’ story behind your business? That’s where I come in.
Alison Thompson – The Proof Fairy / ADHD Kids
Alison Thompson helps people write and self-publish books through book coaching/mentoring, proofreading, formatting and cover design. She also offers copywriting, email newsletters and WordPress web design to small business owners and charities.
Alison is also an ADHD parent coach, and has created a unique online parenting programme for parents of children with special needs. She often speaks at conferences about parenting a child with ADHD, and she runs workshops in schools on managing ADHD in the classroom. She is the author of The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD.
Do you want to bring your home to life? Vicky Walker of Boxhouse Interiors works personally with you to create a stylish interior unique to you that suits your lifestyle and personality. With an excellent eye for sourcing wonderful fabrics and accessories Vicky can achieve a home that you will love forever. Whether you want a simple pair of curtains or a complete home makeover then Vicky will be there to help you.
Abby White – Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund
Abby is co-founder and voluntary Chief Executive of Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund. The charity’s mission is bringing optimal evidence based life and sight saving care to all children with retinoblastoma – an aggressive eye cancer affecting babies and children under five years old. The most common early sign of eye cancer is a white glow in the child’s pupil, instead of a red-eye reflex. Abby was born with tumours in both eyes. She has an artificial eye and limited vision in her remaining eye that is now failing due to late effects of radiotherapy in infancy. Abby studied geography at university, and her special emphasis on development in sub-Saharan Africa has proven very valuable to establishing a major national eye cancer program in Kenya. Abby co-ordinates the charity’s activities while also assisting individual families around the world. She is keen to network to help raise the charity’s profile and learn from the experience and expertise of others. Abby enjoys creative writing, singing, audio books, sailing, open water swimming and country walks with her guide dog, Annie.