Pam Beale Mission Accomplished
Running your own business can be daunting. Asking for help with tasks is not a sign of failure though, so don’t be afraid of getting someone in to support you. It means that you can get on with the work you really want to do.
Mission Accomplished has been helping clients since 2004 to get processes in order, de-clutter, find new suppliers, run successful events, market themselves to wider audiences, and just generally get through the tasks on their to-do lists.
If your home life is suffering because you are too busy at work then Mission Accomplished can help there too! No task is too trivial. Take a look at my website if you are unsure – there is lots of information on there about the sorts of tasks I can help with and testimonials from happy clients.
So, whatever is on your to-do list, be it for work or home, do remember to give Mission Accomplished a call when you need a helping hand.
“Pam has been brilliant to work with. She has helped us with a number of research tasks which she has completed above and beyond expectation. She gets stuck in quickly with excellent results!”
Phil Arkinstall, Ark Media Productions
“The Buddy Bag Foundation required systems to be set up for the delivery of Buddy Bags for children fleeing domestic violence. Without any doubts I knew Pam Beale from Mission Accomplished would offer a professional, reliable & trustworthy service. With Pam’s excellent administration & organisation skills we have been able to set up the necessary systems to allow us to do this. Pam always goes the extra mile and with her networking connections & she has also been able to help us find a sponsor for the delivery of the Buddy Bags to women’s refuge centres throughout England! Thank you for your ongoing support.”
Karen Williams, founder of The Buddy Bag Foundation
Paola Boyce Bromley Interiors Limited
My business is helping people transform their living space into their dream home.
Sometimes people need a helping hand to interpret their ideas and turn them into a reality; that’s where I come in. Not only can I help them put colours and designs together I can help them choose the fabrics and trimmings and introduce them to a variety of accessories such as the right kit for their roman blind or deciding between a gilded ornate pole or a contemporary Perspex pole to best complement their curtain but I also hand make their chosen window dressing to the highest specification.
All my products are bespoke and handmade whether it is; Curtains, Roman Blinds, Valances, Pelmets, Cushions, Footstools and Headboards. My clients can choose their fabrics from a large range of beautiful designer fabrics to suit all styles and budgets.
I offer a free, no obligation consultation within 20 miles of Abbots Bromley and for those beyond I charge a £20 call out charge which is refunded against an order.
“Some recent decorating in my hall stairs and landing led me to contact Paola for some roman blinds for my landing window. Her expert advice and magnificent skills has produced the most beautiful blind – I was so pleased that I have now just added another similar roman blind to my downstairs window. My hall and landing are now transformed and I am totally happy with the result. I would not hesitate to recommend Bromley Interiors.”
“Absolutely thrilled with my roman blinds, Paola provided a friendly professional service and an extremely high standard of finish. Couldn’t be happier. Thank you Bromley Interiors.”
Alison Bradley Authorised Distributor for Utility Warehouse
As a Distributor with the Utility Warehouse Discount Club, I help individuals and businesses to save money on their household and shopping bills. The Utility Warehouse guarantee that you will save money when you switch all your services to them, or they will give you back “Double the Difference”.
As a member of the Utility Warehouse Discount Club, you SAVE…
- Single supplier for all your utilities
- Award-winning customer service
- Value that’s unbeatable
- Easy to switch
There is also an opportunity for you to take control of your finances if you can find just a few hours a week. In fact, the business opportunity can help create the life of your dreams, bringing an end to your financial worries and pension concerns.
I am looking for energetic and ambitious people who want to create a better life for themselves and their families.
If that sounds like you, I’d like to introduce you to a fantastic business opportunity that you can work around your other commitments, like your current job or childcare.
No stock to carry, no targets to meet, no set hours – just talk to people about saving money! Collect your own customers and receive commission for each one – every single month! Build a team, and receive commission on their customers too.
For more information and to start saving money on your household or business bills, please contact me.
Nicky Clark Cafe2U
For Catering near you, Cafe2U (Lichfield) will deliver fresh espresso coffee and great food to you at work, everyday. Our mobile espresso coffee van:
• Comes to locations not serviced by traditional outlets
• Charges competitive café prices
• Is driven by professional baristas, who are trained in Safe Food Handling (HACCP), meaning safe, reliable and professional service
Looking for some great coffee and hot drinks for your event? Then look no further! I am a fully trained Barista, and armed with my trusty espresso machine in the back of my Mercedes van, I will serve the very best coffee drinks (Americano, cappuccino, latte, flat white), luxury hot chocolates (don’t forget the marshmallows!), mochas, chai lattes and speciality teas at your event. I am trained in safe food handling (HACCP) and have been awarded a 5 star rating by the Food Standards Agency. I have public liability insurance and can provide all relevant risk assessments. Booking me for your event will mean a clean, safe and professional service for you and your visitors.
My van is fully kitted out with everything I need to serve hot/cold drinks, snacks and sweet-treats at your event. As well as the espresso bar to the rear, it has an on-board generator (or I can hook up to your on-site power if preferred), water tank, fridge, oven and plenty of space for stock. This means I am completely self-sufficient all day, leaving the event organiser worry-free. Everything is tidied and packed away at the end of the event leaving no mess behind! My services are also available for hire for corporate, private events, parties and weddings. References from event organisers available upon request!
Examples of events I attend are music festivals, dog agility shows, sporting events, classic car shows, local food/drink events, school and summer fetes and carnivals.
This is the Ideal way to cater for your wedding as I provide a special wedding package that can be tailored to your wedding with a choice of coffees and cakes to make that Ideal sweet at a much cheaper cost, call now for more details. Being based in Burntwood near Lichfield I am on your doorstep for your wedding catering Staffordshire.
“Fabulous to find a coffee van at Shenstone this morning on an early start AND that he had soya milk! Thank you for great service to my car and the coffee was lovely.”
“Excellent service and fantastic hot chocolate. Wide range of speciality hot chocolates and coffees to try. Don’t miss out!”
“Worked really hard tonight for the St Giles solstice walk well done and thank you!!”
“Lovely service, helped out at an event my friend organised at last minute after being let down. Coffee is lovely!”
Caroline Cook Mercia Financial Planning
Because of our busy lives seeking financial advice is something that is often overlooked or put off to a later date. It doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming to plan for your short-term and long-term financial aims and this is where I can help you.
Before I became an Independent Financial Advisor I already had a detailed knowledge of financial services having worked in a compliance and technical role in the head office of a major pension and life company. I am now part of the professional team of Independent Financial Advisors at Mercia Financial Planning.
Your initial consultation is at our expense and I am known as being friendly and approachable in what can be a daunting industry sector if you are not familiar with it.
At Mercia Financial Planning we can help you with:
- Independent Financial Advice
- Estate Planning
- Investments & Savings
- Long Term Care
- Financial Protection
- Corporate Financial Planning At Mercia we have a customer promise and this is something that I am proud to implement and strongly believe in:
We pride ourselves on providing a very personal service and all our financial services are backed by our Customer Promise.
- To treat you as we would expect to be treated
- To never take advantage of you
- To be transparent, open and honest
Joanne Cooper Cooper Photography
Joanne is a Burton based commercial photographer helping businesses with creative photography solutions to improve their presence, increase their sales and help them find new customers.
She shoots things: people, products and events for businesses. She loves nothing better than creating stunning business portraits – even for those that are nervous and apprehensive about having new head and shoulder shots. Joanne will put you at your ease and make the process fun.
If your product is not a ‘thing’ but a service then Joanne can capture that using time-lapse photography giving you a video for your website – not only with google love it but your customers will too.
She can restore and rescue old photographs, create memory books for unique presents. She can also restore the relationship between you and your camera by offering 121 training – this can also be given as a gift (for that person that has everything).
Joanne loves helping businesses do business.
Jacque Drain Maison Grace
Maison Grace sells Captain Tortue French fashion for ladies of all ages and sizes (6-24). The garments are effortlessly chic, wearable and affordable. We also have a Little Miss range which caters for girls’ ages 4-10 years and petite ladies (sizes. 4, 6, 8 and 10). We also have Java sportswear and a range of gorgeous dream wear.
You won’t find the clothes on the high street and you can’t shop for them online. They can only be purchased directly through experienced style consultants. You can see our exclusive collection by holding a coffee morning, having a fun evening with the girls or simply indulge in a personal shop in the comfort of your own home. You can also hold an event to raise money for your chosen charity.
Fashion is personal so what you will get is a friendly, personal shopping experience with inspirational, advice and great style ideas.
I am really passionate and enthusiastic and have a complete belief in the product, because style isn’t a number, fashion is all about feeling fabulous. Dressing well for your shape means drawing attention to those good points and minimising those you don’t like.
Maison Grace thinks fashion is fun! So why not book that dream shopping experience and indulge your passion.
“I would highly recommend paying Jacque a visit or hosting a party or indulging in a personal shop as she is very good at spotting what suits you. Captain Tortue clothing is incredibly comfortable to wear, easy to wash, minimal or no ironing and brilliant for holidays as it packs really well.
A lot of my wardrobe sits unused. All the items I have purchased from Jacque have been worn on many occasions – a great investment.”
“I have been wearing Captain Tortue Clothing for about 8 months now and I love them. They always look flattering and make me feel fantastic. My favourite item has got to be my first buy – my jeans. With each new season my collection is growing and I’m already looking forward to seeing next season. My latest buys have been for my children and I can see their flair in fashion already! They look fantastic”.
Andrea Ferguson Mobilized Business Websites
I use a bespoke piece of software, that enables mobile friendly websites to be created at a very affordable price for small businesses. These websites can either sit alongside an existing website, or serve as a stand-alone website for clients who do not already have an existing website.
Following a graphics and print production career of over 30 years working both in Corporate and Ad. Agency environments, I could immediately see the value of being able to provide this cost effective service to small businesses and sole traders. I was looking for a new venture and this was perfect, so after completing the bespoke training, Mobilized Business Websites was formed.
Well over 50% of web searches are now made from a mobile device. Since April 2015 Google give priority ranking to Mobile Friendly websites so that people searching from a mobile phone see Mobile Friendly sites first. This means that businesses that don’t have a mobile friendly website will be at a distinct disadvantage.
Using this amazing software, I can produce simple mobile friendly sites that Google really likes; this means they load quickly with a very clear, easy-to-read display that incorporates a strong call to action. Customers using this design of mobile friendly site have found they receive a lot more visitors to their site and many have experienced up to a 35% increase in business.
I therefore have a very strong and cost effective product to offer at a time when small businesses need to get mobile friendly. I have always prided myself in providing excellent customer service with a fast turnaround time and can have your mobile friendly website up and running in a very short timescale – often in just days!
In addition to my website services I also offer the client a design and artwork service if required, for example logo design, flyers, posters, business cards etc. including other marketing collateral such as promotional gifts.
“Mobilized Business Websites recently created mobile friendly versions of two of our websites. Communication was great throughout, it was never a problem to change things around and try different options, and both sites were completed in an amazingly quick turnaround time. We’d have no hesitation in using their services again or recommending them to our friends.”
Richard Heywood – Lichfield Entertainments
“I’m so glad I met Andrea through a networking group. She gave me a top class service for my mobilised website. Nothing was too much trouble and she was very knowledgeable and efficient. I have had more enquiries since the mobilised website went live a few weeks ago than I have had in months. It paid for itself with one client enquiry who then had a procedure. It really appears to me this is a ‘no brainer’ for all business owners – can’t recommend highly enough!”
Maxine Moseley – Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
Joy Fielding Shaw Lane Flowers
For beautiful flowers with the personal touch…..
An independent florist and floral design business creating wedding and event flowers for special occasions. My aim is to use my expertise and creative flair to ensure your celebration is as stunning and as different as you would like it to be.
I love to work with my clients, discussing ideas, colours and textures, and designs, making suggestions on how to achieve that elusive ‘wow’ factor and ensure we interpret your dreams for the perfect day.
Wedding flowers – Creating atmosphere and adding romance.
Special occasion flowers – Christenings, birthday celebrations, wedding anniversaries.
Corporate and Event flowers – Whatever the venue we’ll provide the perfect styling.
Workshops – A fun way to learn about flowers for up to 15 people.
Demonstrations – For larger groups.
Have a look at my website for examples of my work, follow me on Twitter @fieldingflowers or visit Shaw Lane Flower’s Facebook page
Ann Moyes Abacus Driving School
Offering expert tuition for learners and experienced drivers.
Abacus Driving School is an Independent School which I established in 2007. I belong to the MSA and the ADINJC and regularly attend seminars, workshops & other events to keep right up to date with the latest procedures and best teaching/coaching practice.
At Abacus, I understand that driving is a fundamental Life Skill and believe it needs to be approached with care. I am dedicated to making the experience as comfortable, relaxed and smooth as possible. I appreciate that everyone is unique and learns differently and adapt my teaching accordingly. All this will enable you reach a good standard of driving skill which will enable you to pass first time, thus saving extra cost. You will leave Abacus feeling confident to deal with today’s ever demanding road situations and new horizons opening up before you.
Parents or relatives are welcome to sit in on the back of the car during a lesson – this helps students to get used to having an extra person in the car and prepares them better for the test where sometimes there may be an extra person overseeing the examiner.
Further details can be found on my website.
“After having a number of driving instructors, I was very pleased to find Abacus Driving School. Ann told me lots of very essential points which other instructors had failed to mention and helped me to pass my driving test with only 2 driving faults. A very friendly, yet observant driving instructor!”
Laura Birch (Passed 1st time with Abacus having failed 3 times with other schools. 3 minors).
“Very kind and understanding. Offers a variety of learning methods. Lovely car.”
Jude Mcauliffe (Passed 1st time with Abacus – a record no faults!).
Sarah Platt Worldpay
Worldpay has been a pioneer in card payments, multi-currency processing, online payments and contactless, and is aiming to lead the way in expanding global reach, data analytics and optimisation, and the emerging field of integrated payments.
On a typical day, we process 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions – that’s about 360 a second. In 2014 we handled c.11.5bn transactions, with a total value of c.£370bn and an average transaction value of £32.24. We supported c.400,000 merchants in 126 currencies across 146 countries, offering over 300 payment methods. We are the leader in payments in the UK, where we process approximately 42% of all transactions.
Our solutions are delivered by 4,500 colleagues from our corporate headquarters in London and 25 offices in 11 countries around the world.
We serve all types of businesses – big and small. You may interact with Worldpay several times a day, without realising it. We are the trusted payments partner of some of the UK’s largest retailers, but also for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses in the UK and US, including over 16,000 hairdressers, over 24,000 restaurants and more than 9,000 pubs in the UK and some of the most innovative and fast growing eCommerce businesses globally.
- Business Services
- Payment provider
- Point of sale
- Secure payments
My Business Hub – The revolutionary all-in one point of sale solution
My Business Hub is a smart way to take payments, print receipts and reconcile your day’s sales. Operated by a detachable tablet, it lets you take payments over the counter, or anywhere on your shop floor via WiFi. It’s fast and intuitive to use for you and your customers, whilst freeing up your time by automating cash and card reconciliations, leaving you to concentrate on the day-to-day running of your business.
Elaine Pritchard Caittom Publishing Limited
I help businesses and organisations to tell their stories, online and in print, enabling them to grow their business and achieve their goals. I do this by researching, writing and editing compelling content for their websites, blogs, social media channels, newsletters and other promotional material.
I also train and mentor businesses on how to make their written content more effective and how to use content on social media platforms to engage, persuade, inform and influence.
By outsourcing writing and editing tasks to me, you can benefit from my experience as a journalist and editor on a freelance basis – giving you flexibility and value-for-money.
For more than 18 years I was a journalist on regional and national newspapers – including roles as a sub-editor, news editor and deputy editor. In 2000 I moved into digital publishing with Northcliffe Media and the Daily Mail and General Trust group, and led the team that won an Interactive BAFTA for an innovative, content-rich educational website.
In 2014 I was delighted to be a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category at the inaugural Pride of Burton Awards and in 2015 I was one of the ‘Small Biz 100’ – 100 businesses chosen by the Small Business Saturday UK movement to represent the UK’s 5 million small businesses.
“I am not good with words… thankfully I know a lady who is! I have used Elaine at Caittom Publishing for a variety of projects, I have sent the bare bones of letters that have been turned into the perfect marketing letters for a variety of mail drops and more recently Elaine has provided the words for my latest tourist brochure for my shop Sweet Memory Lane at Ashby-de-la-Zouch. I have always been impressed that Elaine is very timely with projects and keeps in touch throughout I always know where I am and what to expect an excellent service which I would have no hesitation in recommending.”
“I have found Elaine, first and foremost, to have great empathy and understanding of the demands and pressures of running a small business. Working alongside us, she has created interest among the staff, no matter what age or ability. With patience and a vast knowledge of the tools of social media, Elaine has created inspirational plans of action and training packages for us that are both practical and realistic. I would recommend Elaine wholeheartedly and look forward to working with her for many years to come.”
Helen Wheat, Helen’s Bakehouse and Tearoom
Leanne Robinson Travel Counsellors
I have worked in the travel industry for over 17 years and have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I have lots of customers that choose to book with me year after year because they trust me to really understand their needs, with no hard sell, just honest, friendly advice. I will personally look after you, from the start of your enquiry to arriving back home from your wonderful trip.
No enquiry is too big or too small. City breaks, family packages, cruises, tailor made and bespoke itineraries, flight only, UK, ski, weddings and honeymoons, hen and stag do’s, not forgetting corporate travel too. I can help with them all, so let me take the stress and hassle out of your travel plans by doing all the research and booking for you.
I can provide everything your high street travel agent can offer you and so much more. I am totally independent, and I can also use our award winning technology to uniquely package a holiday together at a competitive price just for you. All our holidays are 100% financially protected for total peace of mind. Why risk your cash – book with me and save valuable time while also getting great value for money!
I look forward to hearing from you and turning your dream holiday into a reality!
Emma Susans Marks Insurance Consultants Limited
We are forward thinking professional insurance consultants with a reputation for providing a quality personal service.
With more than 20 years experience in protecting the assets of everything from sole traders to large corporate businesses, we can deliver the creative and practical insurance solution your business needs.
Every client receives our wholehearted individual attention and, in an industry monopolised by faceless giants, our independent, bespoke service provides a breath of fresh air, ensuring the cover you want with a premium to match.
Please feel free to give me a call when your insurance is coming due for renewal for a free no obligation insurance review.
Sharon Taylor Complete Harmony
Here at Complete Harmony I help you to feel uplifted emotionally, experience less physical discomfort and feel more able to deal with the challenges of modern day life.
Physical and emotional stress and anxiety can manifest in a number of ways including muscle tightness, tension, aches, pains and tiredness, as well as stress related conditions such as psoriasis, alopecia and asthma. I will help you to identify and manage your physical and emotional stresses, enabling you to perform more effectively both at home and at work. I will then help you to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
For lasting results, treatments are are delivered through bespoke Treatment Packages. Workshops are also available.
People who have worked with me have benefited from:-
- feeling relaxed,
- sleeping better,
- having less physical discomfort,
- having more mental and physical energy, focus and clarity,
- feeling more in control.
This is achieved through a series of powerful techniques based around proven therapies including Reiki, reflexology and intuitive massage techniques.
At Complete Harmony I will help you to relax, restore, rejuvenate and experience better emotional and physical health and wellbeing – getting you back to being a more contented, healthier YOU!
Give me a call on 07751 942234 for a free 15 minute consultation to find out which package or set of treatments best suit your needs.
Complete Harmony – For an holistic approach to a healthier life.
“Sharon is a highly skilled holistic therapist. As soon as I met her I knew I had to book into her clinic. She made me feel relaxed and welcome. The treatments are outstanding and my self-care regime has just stepped up a gear. We all need to be at the top of our own to do lists. I can highly recommend Sharon to help you stay there once you’ve started.”
Debbie, Sutton Coldfield
“First reflexology session with Sharon. Very professional, friendly and made me feel at ease. Thoroughly relaxing experience. Would definitely recommend to all. Thanks Sharon. Hope to see you soon for more treatments.”
“I booked in with Sharon for Reiki and reflexology as I am a busy business owner and mom in need of some serious relaxation and rest! Sharon has healing hands!! The treatments are relaxing and completely rejuvenating. I now book in with Sharon monthly, as it keeps me in the right frame of mind and ensures I give myself the time out I need, so that all my ‘to do lists’ get done in the most effective way possible.”
Clare, Sutton Coldfield
“I have been the lucky recipient Reiki from Sharon. It was most certainly the most wonderful experience and Sharon made me feel at ease and comfortable throughout the session. I slept incredibly well after my treatment. Thank you Sharon I would recommend your Reiki and reflexology to everyone.”
Sally Wagstaff Xodos Aesthetics Limited
Xodos Aesthetics offers world class laser treatments, including pain free laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and skin rejuvenation, as well as amazing treatments including chemical skin peels, and prescription skin care using AlumierMD products. Injectable cosmetics, wrinkle relaxers and skin and lip fillers are also available, provided by an Aesthetic Nurse and a GP. Also offered are a full range of fabulous beauty treatments, including waxing, manicures, pedicures, gel nails, massage, including Sports Massage Therapy and many more. Xodos has two clinic sites, one at the tranquil Curborough Countryside centre, just outside of Lichfield town centre, and the other at Aston Wood Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield. Plenty of free parking is available at both sites, why not come across for a coffee and a chat?
Free Patch tests are available for all aesthetic treatments, and are appointment only.
Clare Whalley Life & Business Coach
Coaching you to create your dream start up and business and Make it Happen!
I coach people who want to start up their own business, and grow their existing business, through structured, results-driven coaching packages to help you; identify your ideal clients, packaged products and services and getting your message out to your market in the most cost effective and confident way possible.
Working with a business coach creates motivation, ensures your commitment and accountability, providing you with the confidence and self-belief that is often lost: to get you and your business to where you want to be.
Working with a coach saves you time, energy and effort and gives you longer lasting results; which all help you to make and sustain long term positive changes in your life and business.
Since I completed an NLP course in 2007 and coaching qualifications since, the changes I have experienced and continue to experience have been life and business changing. I was able to leave a corporate career I really disliked and now run a business I always dreamed of, on my terms.
“Clare was extremely quick to understand my drives, my personality and my learning methods; and was able, from the first session, to create the appropriate coaching environment for me to immediately achieve my career change goals. I have never known such structured progress in such a restricted time period. She exceeded my expectations as a coach and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Abigail Hall, International Interior Designer
“I started working with Clare as my business coach in February 2014 and the results in 5 short months have been amazing. Clare works as hard as her clients to ensure progress is monitored and results achieved. She is both analytical and creative and really thinks outside the box. My business objective in February was to achieve 50% increase in turnover by June. Objective achieved! I not only recommend Clare’s business and lifestyle coaching service highly, but I will continue to use her as a coach in the future. To have a specialist, who can look at my business objectively and give excellent advice and direction is imperative to my business growth.”
Nikki Radvanyi, The Solihull Concierge