Member Profiles

Helen Martin   Aggrandise VA

In 2018 Aggrandise VA was launched by cousins Helen and Susan.  With over 40 years high level administration experience between them, they saw the opportunity to use the skills, specialist knowledge and experience to help businesses and individuals achieve their goals.
As virtual assistants they give you more time to grow your business by taking on the daily, mundane, time consuming tasks, that take your focus away from what is important – YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH.

Aggrandise VA can help you with virtually anything! No matter the size of your project they are here to help.  They have several services including:

General administration

  • Business development
  • Social Media support
  • Event Organisation
  • Bookeeping
  • Personal Assistant support
  • Holiday Cover and much much more

They offer packages to suit all, giving you total control over your budget.

Contact Helen via email
Or call on Mob: +44 (0)7970 400458

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Karen Cureton   Cureton Consulting

Karen is our local social media expert with a proven track record with her wide range of clients. She works with clients to help them navigate the social media maze acting as a social media coach. She works both one to one and with teams, her online social media programme is getting incredible results across multiple sectors.

Karen’s specialisms are Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, why not get in touch with her today to book your free social media review?

“Karen has been a valuable asset to the growth of the presence of Smith Partnership online using Social Media. She has worked hard and has been able to make a real change to the way we do business. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone looking to develop their network”.
Claire Twells, Partner, Smith Partnership

Contact Karen via email
Or call on Tel: 01530 440597 Mob: 07793 824628

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Gayle Edwards   GECopywriter

Freelance Copywriter based in Lichfield, working to develop and boost your business online. Build a strong web presence with clear, cohesive wording.
Is your website waffling or social media sucking away at your time?

I love working with you online.
With only seconds to grab the attention of website visitors, your wording matters. Get your message across with a powerful, clear and concise words. Turn visitors into customers and curiosity into trust with effective content.  Boost your online presence with managed social media and regular blog posts – packed full of SEO – that signpost your website, showcase your expertise and build a rapport with your readers.

Of course – I love paper too.
 It’s not all about the internet. The printed word has its place and, in the right place, can be more effective that the internet. Whether you need a brochure for your business, course material for training, newsletters that keep your customers up to date, leaflets or a professionally worded introduction to new businesses – I can help.

Its not about me its about you

Do you want to do it for yourself, but you’re not sure where to begin? I’ll get you started.

– 121 coaching for beginners. Blogging and SEO.

– Website Health Checks – One fee, no added costs.

Blogs | Social Media Management | 121 Coaching | Business Wording | Editing

Whatever your project, email  now for a casual and informative discussion about how to make your words work for you.

Contact Gayle via email
Or call on Mob: 07775 794 727

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Wendy Hill   Hill Start

I am a trained nutritional adviser who works with clients to help them understand what it feels like to be well nourished.
It is not about denial and dieting, but making small changes over a period of time which will create long-term healthier habits.
Each program is as individual as you are.  We work collaboratively to ensure that the plans are tailored around yours, and your families schedules, I create recipes and meal plans that are full of the foods that you like, so that you feel in control and able to maintain long term.
I am an expert in working with allergies and intolerances, and vegan and vegetarian diets.  My focus is on nutrition and a well balanced diets.
I also offer workshops to businesses or groups improving understanding of how improved nourishment can help increase productivity and wellbeing.

I love food, eating out and cooking, and I am a big believer in eating seasonally and shopping locally to support small businesses.

If you would like to find out more please call me to book a free no-obligation discovery call

Or call on Tel: 07976 152541
Contact Wendy via email



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Linda Clark House of Colour Lichfield, Rugeley & Cannock

What does a colour and style consultant do?

If you ever stand in front of your wardrobe and think, “I have nothing to wear” or “My wardrobe is dull and uninteresting” then I can help!

I love working with clients to discover their best colours, shapes and personal style so that all their clothes will work together in a harmony of colour and style. It makes buying clothes and getting dressed quick, easy and fun – and saves both money and time. I work with both men and women.

It’s not all about fashion, or even just about clothes…

Once you know you look good, you will feel good about yourself, which goes a long way to boosting your self-confidence. I spend time with clients on a style day looking at their lifestyle, budget, how they want to be perceived as well as at their body shape and personality. Put all of those elements together and Pow! … you have nailed your signature style. This will work for you across work, leisure activities, family time and holidays – so that you will always look and feel your best. And if you ever have a presentation to deliver or a special occasion where you want to shine, then you will have all the tools at your fingertips to achieve your desired the look.

I am an independent franchisee of the international franchise organisation House of Colour, an Investors In People Gold standard company, which has been successfully supporting people to find their personal style for over 30 years.

What do people say about my services?

I had an amazing colour class session with Linda. It was really exciting and interesting to hear how your colour works. Linda is professional, warm and friendly. I’d recommend anyone who’s considering having their colours done to do it. It’s worth every penny! Gail, 2018

I’m delighted to have taken the colour consultation. I’ve given new life to my wardrobe and discarded the clothes that don’t love me! Definitely want to do the style class. (She did and loved it even more!) Angela, 2019

t: 07790 653669

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Joanne Cooper  Joanne 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.

Contact Joanne via email
Or call on Mob: 07778 455681

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Rebecca Harvey  Let Me Organise You Ltd


Let’s drop the jargon and stow the strategy. Do you feel bombarded with Marketing “must-haves”?

I offer the freedom to discover Online Marketing – the best path for your size business and your targeted customers. A website that looks right, gets you noticed and simply… works. The right social media platform that finds your customers and just… engages. Email Marketing that’s uncomplicated, direct and, most importantly, gets read.

The joy of Online Marketing is understanding the flexibility on offer. You don’t have to do it all. It’s about knowing what you need, and how to get it.

If you want to look at your approach to Online Marketing, train your team or outsource the delivery to me, then I offer the support you need.


Freedom and Flexibility – these are the two words that I live by in my business.

I offer my clients the flexibility you need to take your business to the next level in online marketing; whether that’s creating a website, understanding email marketing or building a social media presence.

You have the freedom to choose just how much help you want – together we can develop your online marketing process and your own capability and confidence.

Being independent has given me the flexibility to design a business with a work-life balance. I have the freedom to be a digital nomad, working on a ‘have laptop, can travel’ basis that means I can provide consistent reliable marketing support no matter where I am – delivering superior results for myself and my clients.

I launched Let Me Organise You in 2010 after years in a more formal corporate world of retail and account management, shipping and logistics, office management and technical training. In the last seven years I’ve helped numerous smaller businesses to challenge their outlook to online marketing.

The world of social media moves at a rapid pace. I maintain an up to date knowledge of online marketing using social media, Google Adwords (Pay Per Click) / Facebook advertising, so that I can deliver the best in jargon free training and services.

I’m qualified with Google, I’m a MailChimp Partner and a PTLLS trainer, which means you can be sure that I’ll deliver the knowledge you need, adapted to your business style. No fluff, just straight forward techniques and understanding.

If you want to look at your approach to online marketing, train your team or outsource the delivery to me, then I have the flexible approach you need.

Contact Rebecca Harvey via email
Or call on m: 07526 764 603


Jo Foster   Lumina Studios LTD

Jo is a passionate and enthusiastic  West Midlands based film maker. Since graduating in 2012, Jo has been involved in many different productions including short documentary, sitcom pilot, music video and commercial shoots. Jo is the managing director of creative video production company – Lumina Studios.

Lumina Studios is a video marketing production company. Our aim is to make our clients stand out online by producing interesting and creative videos that promote their services or products. Over the past 3 years we’ve worked with companies such as the NHS, Dunelm, Mexicana Cheese, Caterpillar and Coventry University, as well as many more SME’s that want to make an impression and gain more customers online.

Contact Jo via email
Or call on Tel: 0121 271 0350     Mob: 07949 226112

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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.

Contact Emma via email
Or call on Tel: 0121 272 7800

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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
  • Mortgages
  • Pensions
  • 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

Contact Caroline via email
Or call on Tel: 01827 718165    Mob: 07709 202684
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Clare Whalley   Meta4 Business Coaching

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.

“Coaching has given me a new perspective on my business. I have achieved all I set out to achieve and more; I understand more about my ideal customers and have learned more about how to formulate a strategy that helps me do more of the work I love. In the time I worked with Clare I increased my revenues, won new business and developed a healthier work/life balance. Essentially I now make more money but work less hours. I would recommend working with Clare to anyone who wants to develop an effective, profitable short, medium and long term plan for their business”.
Elaine Pritchard, Caittom Publishing

“I arrived as a jigsaw puzzle, all broken into pieces. At the end of the 12 month coaching program I gained so much confidence in dealing with so many small business day to day issues that are now not a problem. Clare helped me to put the pieces of the puzzle into place and so my business still has lots to work on but the picture is much clearer now. Clare helped my business to grow by 30% on average each month. Can’t thank you enough!”
Julie Hughes, The Village Rainbow

“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

Contact Clare via email
Or call on Tel: 0121 355 4919    Mob: 07739 196896
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Sue Newsome               Sexual Confidence

As a qualified Sex and Relationship Therapist I offer support, advice and education to individuals and couples who have a question, concern or struggle with any aspect of their relationship or sex life.

I provide face-to-face sessions in the West Midlands and central London and also by Skype/Zoom.

My approach is to arrange an initial session where we get to meet each other, and I can advise the best way forward.  Everything that we discuss is completely confidential and my approach is to provide a non-judgmental space and offer practical suggestions that can make a positive difference.

Some of the key areas of my work include sexual response difficulties, lack of sexual desire, reduced relationship intimacy and low sexual confidence.  I also provide support and advocacy for people with physical disability to help them explore their sexual and relationship needs and design and deliver educational events for professionals.

“Sue was entirely non-judgmental but at the same time totally explicit in her advice.  She took me sensitively through the theory of everything I wanted to know.  The end results are well beyond my expectations.  I now feel entirely confident in my relationships with women not only in “knowing what to do” but also in the mutual respect and communication that are so important for any fulfilling relationship.”  J in 2017

“I’ve had to see a fair few therapists in my life.  Sue is as good as any I’ve seen. Calm, personable, challenging, supportive and empathic. She was quickly able to understand the issues I had and suggests ways to tackle them effectively.”  L in 2019

 “I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been having wonderful, liberated, creative, and thoroughly enjoyable sexual experiences this summer – that have involved very relaxed, unawkward interactions with lovely men – so i just wanted to say thank you for your help and support.”  N in 2014

Contact Sue via email
Or call on Tel: 07767 891009

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

Contact Joy via email
Or call on Tel: 01543 472209     Mob: 07867 501743
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Louise Grey   Silver Sentiments

Hi. I am Louise and I am passionate about my unique silver jewellery. It is sourced personally from India, Thailand and Bali and we choose stones, shells and pearls and set them in sterling silver settings. Our jewellery is made by skilled silversmiths whose families benefit from our custom.

In addition to our on-line shop we attend fairs, markets, County Shows and charity fund-raisers all around the country and we are happy for our customers to come and visit us at home to choose special items.

Do take a look at our website or get in touch if you have any questions at all. We are able to do talks for small groups, such as WI groups, so do ask if you are interested in us coming to your group.

t: 07815 123334

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Lesley Knight   The HELP Appeal

When Lesley’s son Tom was 11 he was involved in an accident and airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where the air ambulance had to touch down outside the police station opposite the hospital, as it was the closet place to land. Tragically, Tom did not survive his injuries. In the months that followed Tom’s death Lesley kept returning to the memory of a crowd of people watching whilst the paramedics worked to save Tom as they made their way to the hospital from the air ambulance. Lesley was shocked to learn that Trauma Hospitals and A&E Hospitals do not automatically have Helipads for air ambulances to land and quite often the air ambulances are forced to land on nearby roads, fields and parks meaning that there is then a secondary transfer for the patient increasing their risk for recovery.

6 months later Lesley started fundraising for the County Air Ambulance Trust and in a few short months had raised over £20,000 pound for The HELP Appeal, which is dedicated to the funding of Helipads. Lesley then joined the fundraising executive of the Charity and has continued to play a key role in fundraising for The HELP Appeal.

In September 2019 Lesley was awarded ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ at the National Charity Awards in recognition of her hard work and dedication to The HELP Appeal.

Since 2009 The HELP Appeal have funded the building of over 36 helipads across the country, which have seen over 12,250 landings. There are over 40 more helipad projects in the pipeline and as the Charity does not receive any form of Government or National Lottery funding they rely on the generosity and support of individuals, businesses, communities, clubs and schools.


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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!

Contact Leanne via email
Or call on Tel: 01827 816280  Mob: 07919 431220

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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.

Contact Alison via email
Or call on Mob: 07963 140043


Roz Ashton   Viking Vehicle Finance Limited

Our business is helping people find their perfect vehicle whether Cars or Commercials, new or used, Business or Personal, all to suit their financial budget.  We have over 45 years’ experience within the industry, having previously owned a large dealership together with a leasing company handling 20,000 vehicles.  We now specialise on making it a stress free experience for our customers.

We pride ourselves in our Customer Service,  not only do we find your vehicle but sort out finding the best price on your part exchange, we take care of your admin on private plates, when it comes to number transfers.   Booking in your Services, MOT’s, using our network of dealer groups, passing on the savings to you.  We can assist with accidents & insurances quotes in recommending the best product for your needs.  We find you a vehicle from throughout the UK rather than from a choice of three from a forecourt!  We organise everything, taking the stress out of buying a vehicle.

If you have a financial agreement currently in place and want to change your vehicle early let us have a look at the settlement for you.

All you have to do is tell us the specification of the car you want, your monthly budget and any part exchange information.   We will then advise you where possible of any models to avoid etc as we want you to return your car in exchange for your next one.

There is no pressure sales as we have no sales targets to meet, the company has been built by referral business.

Contact Roz via email
Or call on Tel: 01543 466544     Mob: 07975 944197

Michelle Brammer  Woolley & Co Solicitors

Michelle is a family lawyer with over 20 years’ experience working across the East Midlands and Staffordshire and was named by Legal 500 as one of their Recommended Lawyers for Family Law in 2017.

As a Member of Resolution and a fully trained Collaborative Lawyer Michelle strives to help clients solve their family law disputes without the need for Court intervention. Of course, that’s not always possible and when required to represent clients in Court she calls on her many years of experience to get the best possible results.

Like most professionals Michelle relies on referrals and recommendations so it’s always nice to receive positive comments from clients:

“As with all the best legal advisers I have encountered over the years, you clearly possess that special talent of being able to apply detailed technical expertise in a pragmatic and down to earth manner – a talent that was so much needed given the differing personalities involved here!” Accountant, Leicestershire

 “Michelle Brammer was recommended to me by a very close friend. I’d never been in a situation before where I required legal assistance, so I was of course very anxious about the whole situation. From the first phone call with Michelle I literally felt like I’d had a weight lifted off my shoulders. She was very friendly, yet extremely professional. She took the time to explain everything to me and gave me the confidence I needed to proceed. She literally did all the hard work for me. In the end the result was better than I’d ever expected. Worth every penny and will 100% recommend. Thank you Michelle for all your help.” Maria Walters

 When not at work Michelle enjoys spending time in the countryside, walking her dogs and indulging her love of horses. To find out more visit Michelle’s profile page on the Woolley & Co website here.

Contact Michelle via email
Or call on Tel: 01332 416247

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