Member Profiles

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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.”
Wendy

“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.”
Charlotte

Contact Paola via email
Or call on Tel: 01283 840204     Mob: 07739 428013
Website: www.bromleyinteriors.co.uk
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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
Website: www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk

 

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
Website: www.family-lawfirm.co.uk

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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
Website: www.merciafp.com
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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.

Contact Joanne via email
Or call on Mob: 07778 455681
Website: www.joannecooper.biz

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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.

Well over 80% of web searches are now made from a mobile device so the mobile market is slowly overtaking the rest.

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!

“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

Contact Andrea via email
Or call on Tel: 01543 253653     Mob: 07976 204760
Website: www.mobilizedbusinesswebsites.co.uk
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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
Website: www.shawlaneflowers.co.uk
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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
Website: www.luminastudios.co.uk

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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!).

Contact Ann via email
Or call on Tel: 01827 64439     Mob: 07786 010334
Website: www.abacuspass.co.uk
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Lisa Courtney   Community Fundraiser for West Midlands, Staffordshire and Warwickshire!

Lisa has worked for Alzheimer’s Society for eight months. Currently, she is working on Charity of the Year Partnerships and Volunteer Fundraising Groups in the Staffordshire, Lichfield and the West Midlands area.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for all people affected by dementia. Around 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, with figures set to rise to over a million by 2021.

Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for greater understanding of dementia and a better quality of life for all affected by dementia. It provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through publications, the National Dementia Helpline, website and local services including Singing for the Brain

If you need any support, materials or advice with your fundraising, then you can contact Lisa on:
07484 504 822

Contact Lisa via email

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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.

Website: www.gecopywriter.com

Contact Gayle via email
Or call on Mob: 07775 794 727
Website: www.gecopywriter.com

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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: 0121 378 1607  Mob: 07919 431220
Website: www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/leanne.robinson

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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
Website: www.marksco.biz

 

 

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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:-

  1. feeling relaxed,
  2. sleeping better,
  3. having less physical discomfort,
  4. having more mental and physical energy, focus and clarity,
  5. 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.”
Karen, Tamworth

“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.”
Sue, Knowle

Contact Sharon via email
Or call on Mob: 07751 942234
Website: www.complete-harmony.co.uk
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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 clinic is at Aston Wood Golf Club, Blake Street, Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield B74 4EU. Plenty of free parking is available, why not come across for a coffee and a chat?

Free Patch tests are available for all aesthetic treatments, and are appointment only.

Contact Sally via email
Or call on Tel: 0121 227 4111
Website: xodosltd.co.uk
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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
Website: www.meta4ltd.co.uk
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