Sally Fennemore MBE
President and founding member of Women In Enterprise over 30 years ago, Sally was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to Female Entrepreneurship. She now runs Positive Approach – a successful PR and Event Management Consultancy advising on Networking, Press relations and Sales and mentoring small businesses.
“Putting the right people in the right place at the right time”
Director with twenty years in Executive, Finance & HR Recruitment. Michelle runs the Milton Keynes office and oversees recruitment in the Home Counties and across the UK. With a successful track record in recruiting Permanent, Senior Interim and Temporary positions, Michelle has forged a reputation for providing a professional, supportive and committed service.
A financial controller with over 30 years’ experience of senior finance and operational management. I have worked for both corporate international companies as well as local SME’s, in many different sectors including health and fitness, marketing and engineering. I now run my own freelance practice, specialising in sole proprietor and SME’s accounts taking care of all accounting and financial matters, leaving you free to run your business.
I’m a founder director of local creative agency Yellowyoyo. We’re a talented and friendly team with heaps of experience. Through well crafted strategies, totally appropriate, beautifully executed design and well thought out marketing messaging, we make sure that your customers, whoever they are and whatever you sell, find you irresistible. And importantly, that’s also wherever they find you – online, in print, at an exhibition or in your store. We ensure that your conversation with your audience is targeted, spot on and consistent.
Fran Soleilhac is a 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant. The 1:1 Diet is the basis of a flexible range of weight management programs aimed at both men and women. Fran offers a friendly caring consultancy, working with you to tailor a diet that suits your needs and lifestyle as well as a long term weight loss maintenance program.
Sarah Wilkins is a Solicitor specialising in residential property. Based in Milton Keynes with experience in residential property transactions including Sales, Purchases, Transfers, Remortgages and has a specific interest in first time buyer initiatives. Sarah has specialist knowledge of shared ownership transactions and is recommended by several housing associations to act for purchasers in often complex transactions. With an ability to deal with tight deadlines her files are managed efficiently and effectively which ensures a smooth and stress free transaction.
Sarah works as a Philanthropy Manager at MKCF, a leading grant making charity, sending funding where it is needed most in Milton Keynes. By guiding businesses, philanthropists and charities to the right giving, the MKCF supports many community projects as well as the Women’s fund which WIE fundraise for throughout the year.
Sarah also continues to work part time on her Marketing Consultancy, Market Explorers helping small businesses put the right Marketing foundations in place to grow their businesses.
I’m Heidi and I’m based in Milton Keynes. I joined Usborne Books in October 2004 to give me something that allowed me to be me, but also meant I could be the stay at home Mum I wanted to be to my children who were then 3 and 1 years old. I now have a job that I love and a thriving business, that is still growing! I’ve been on some amazing trips, courtesy of Usborne, and made some truly great friends. With over 20 years experience in teaching and training, my favourite part of my job, is supporting others to grow and develop their skills, self confidence, and their businesses. It really is very rewarding!
I’m the Founder of Healthy Horizons Ltd, we specialise in private medical insurance and protection insurance for both families and businesses. Established in 2010, we have a wealth of knowledge of the health insurance industry and work closely with our clients to source the right policy to meet their needs. We assist with paperwork and claims queries and enjoy negotiating with insurers at policy inception and subsequent renewals to get the best price. It’s important to us that our clients have an excellent experience, one they are happy to recommend to
I’m an illustrator, designer and teacher. My art is quirky and will hopefully make you smile. You will have seen my designs on lots of different products including books, fabrics and greeting cards. I also teach various workshops around the area, enabling me to share my love of creativity.
Maria Gallucci is a specialist employment lawyer at Woodfines’ Milton Keynes office. She advises on a broad range of employment issues advising on redundancy scenarios, disciplinaries and grievances; drafting and negotiating Settlement Agreements; and, providing representation on Employment Tribunal claims.
Experienced family Chiropractor in central Milton Keynes helping you to feel and function your best by enhancing your nervous system. We provide exceptional care to everyone and have a special interest in pregnant women, babies and children.
MK Snap is a charity working with adults with learning disabilities from our purpose built centre in MK. We support over 130 adults through a transformational programme of education, life skills and work training. We are corporate members of WIE led by our CEO Angie Novell. Our vision is to transform our community through the promotion of independence, inspiration and opportunity.
Since 1992, Nipperbout has grown from a boutique family business to a nationally recognised, award winning company that cares for over 10,000, children a year. Since inception, we’ve provided childcare for a huge range of blue chip clients, many of whom have remained with us from the start. This demonstrates the benefits of strong values, excellent standards and the ability to keep ahead of industry developments. 2017 sees exciting plans to roll out the international business and the launch of new Nipperbout Training modules – making events everywhere happier and safer places to be.
I’m Theresa Mercer, I set up my own niche online Scottie dog gift shop called The Hector Company, based around my own design which went viral in 2019. Originally for Scottie dog lovers to shop with Scottitude for gifts and original artwork, now we offer gifts featuring a range of loved breeds. Treat yourself & your loved ones with our range of gifts & goodies for dog lovers.
Jo Wareham has over 20 years experience in Promotional Merchandise, Corporate Workwear and Bespoke Product Solutions. She started The Little Branding Company in 2011 and prides herself on excellent customer service. Your experience of dealing with us will be fun, but also professional – we as a company have a passion for the products we offer, for the service we provide and for the care of our clients. If you need help in finding the right promotional product – call us for ideas and inspiration.
Plain Talking HR Ltd was born in 2009 and after a business partnership, I’m flying solo as Director of the company. My clients tell me that they like the warm and human approach to HR that I and my team bring to them, together with our passion, enthusiasm, practical and pragmatic advice on all their employment matters. Both my general life experiences and my background working in the corporate world have given me a strong foundation for the work I now carry out for my clients, who are in the main small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). I hold CIPD qualification and am commercially experienced in supporting various businesses in all industries including construction, engineering, charities, IT, medical and dental, to name a few.
I am an Independent Financial Planner and am able to help with various areas of financial planning, such as pensions – whether you are wishing to review and consolidate what you already have, start a new plan, or are wanting to retire – investment – tax efficient lump sum or regular investment, inheritance tax planning, and protection needs. As the name suggests, I love to help clients invest in line with their values, so their growing wealth can have a real impact on people and planet. At whatever stage you are in life, I would be delighted to help you rethink and reorganise your finances – in an ethical and sustainable way.
Jane Russell – Promoting your business through imagery is my business.
Jane is an experienced photographer who trained as a photo journalist in the newspaper industry for over 35 years. With that wealth of experience, Jane is the one stop shop for all your business photographs. From strong imagery for your website to head-shots and social media. Jane also covers events and conferences and is happy to do location shoots outside or in your office/home.
Since June 2000, Sue has designed and delivered award-winning training that enables you to deliver exceptional results. Whether it’s developing your managers, winning more business through persuasive presentations or improving personal effectiveness and impact, she can help. Sue also has a wealth of expertise in creating and delivering virtual solutions – get in touch for help with virtual presentations, team facilitation, creating online training courses, delivering training remotely. Developing excellence in Individuals, Teams and Business through workshops, coaching, profiling and online training, Sue melds her business experience, training background, NLP coaching and a dash of humour to give you practical, interactive, training events that achieve the results you need.
Laura is a Mindset & Behavioural Change Coach who has worked in the financial services industry for almost 10 years. Since discovering the power of coaching she dedicates her time to working with stuck, lost, overwhelmed humans to create results, breakthroughs and the version of themselves that they know is there, but just feels out of reach. She helps people discover, and step into who they truly are through a person-centered, non judgmental coaching approach, giving them back power and control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Laura is proudly bisexual, mixed race & neurodivergent. Her neurodivergent mind allows her to bring diversity of thought to every conversation, asking those powerful, thought provoking questions that help get her clients unstuck.
With 20 years experience in events before establishing Ellievision AV in 2018, I wanted to offer our clients something a little different – to be the temporary AV extension to their team. We work with agencies, designers, councils, charities, brands and individuals. We delight audiences and bring communities together with outdoor LED screens perfect for cinema experiences or live streaming sports and music.
If you need staging, lighting, sound system, big screen or power, I can help.
With a background in commercial property and marketing, I joined the team at The Park MK as their Lifestyle Marketing Manager in November 2021. My role is to create the best amenities for customers to enjoy when not at their desks. Think cupcake giveaways, fitness classes, improved landscaping and guest speakers. I became a member of WiE to tap into fantastic local businesses to promote and use at the business park.
Lisa is a family law specialist and is committed to finding best solutions for her clients to suit their circumstances. In addition to her role as a solicitor, Lisa is a Resolution trained family law mediator enabling her to further assist people experiencing family law issues by acting as their mediator. As mediator Lisa brings her extensive family law experience to assist couples in taking ownership of their issues and coming to an agreement in a safe and managed way.
I am a coach, facilitator, and creator of Mind Spa Events, with a passion for positive psychology. I work alongside people to help them gain insight, set goals and make transformative change, leading them to living happier and more fulfilled lives.
Tiffany qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and now heads the Contentious Trusts and Probate team at Tollers LLP. Tiffany is a full member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), meaning she is a recognised specialist in the niche legal area of disputed wills, trusts and estates. Tiffany has experience in dealing with claims at both mediation and through to trial.
At Creme Brew Lait we specialise in creating quality freshly made food in the private and corporate sectors. Delivered or fully set up and served on vintage China. Offering Buffets, Afternoon Teas, bespoke biscuit design and we create gift boxes for all occasions
iOTA offer a full interior design and furniture solution that will fulfil all your business requirements, from 3D design, project management and furniture, we have a solution for all commercial workspaces. We are also able to offer bespoke furniture, creating furniture solutions that are unique to your business.
Wendy is a Personal Colour Analyst and Stylist and she is an expert in helping you find the colours that really make you shine! Wendy also provides styling advice, helping you to understand how to dress your body shape and how to communicate who you are through the way you dress!
Sarah is an award winning property developer & landlord and runs Alt Street Property Group which includes developments, project management & lettings. Originally from Australia, Sarah has been in the property industry since 2011 and runs a portfolio of properties across Australia and the UK, specialising in Co-living HMOs in Northampton and pet friendly, family lets in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
Voted ‘Group Travel Organiser of the Year’ in 2012, Janet provides luxury excursions and holidays to popular destinations with added treats supplied on every trip. Her aim always is to ensure everyone has a day to remember which is both fun and hassle-free. The current programme of events can be found on the website or e-mail Janet to join her mailing list.
I’m a fully qualified and insured therapist with over 20 years of experience, training, and product knowledge. After a consultation enjoy a sixty-minute prescriptive facial.
Advanced peels, Nano and Micro needling are also available.
Nikki has previously been a senior police officer, serving within the Thames Valley and retiring in 2019. She is now the Chief Exec of the Thames Valley Partnership, a local charity. The charity works within the Criminal Justice Sector focusing on providing support, advice and guidance for people who have been impacted by the Justice System. Nikki is always looking for volunteers to support the charity and she is a trustee and the mentoring lead for Women Leaders a local charity mentoring and supporting women in their career ambitions. Nikki is a single mum, fighting to come to terms with an empty nest and a very recent ADHD diagnosis.
Odette Mould MBE founded Harry’s Rainbow in memory of her son following his death in 2009. During the 12 years Harry’s Rainbow has been operating, Odette has learned experience from every aspect of managing an organisation, that supports hundreds of bereaved children annually, as well as raising her 2 school aged children and a young adult (Harry’s twin). Passionate about raising the awareness of the needs for bereaved children, Odette has been awarded an MBE, and won SME Lockdown Leader, BAA Entrepreneur of the year and Women Leaders Community Impact Employed awards
Helen is an online Maths tutor, specialising in GCSE Maths tuition, but who works with students from age 7 upwards to develop their confidence and understanding with Maths.
After 20 years in the classroom, she founded Helen Westwood Maths and now provides online tuition to both home educated and school based students.
Helen is also passionate about financial education and is a freelance workshop consultant for The Money Charity.
Jo Anne Scott
Jo-Anne is a HR Consultant, Employee Relations Expert and founder of Resolve HR. Offering a broad spectrum of HR services, their expertise is assisting with those complex HR and employee relations issues that companies and existing HR teams struggle with. Resolve HR specialises in workplace investigations, disciplinary and grievance issues, bullying and harassment and allegations of discrimination. Jo-Anne is a former HR Director with over 25 years of experience working with organisations of all sizes, from global corporates to SMEs, as well as in the charity sector. Resolve HR works with a team of Associates with similar senior HR experience as well as offering other areas of specialism including Reward, Outplacement, Learning and Development and HR system implementation.
Carol is a Consultant Chartered Legal Executive having over 20 years of experience in all aspects of family law, relating to both the married and unmarried family. She deals with separation and divorce, financial matters including businesses and pensions. She has extensive experience in child arrangement issues such as where a child lives and what time is spent with each parent. She can also assist with pre-nuptial and living together agreements. Phone 01234 860509.
I am a creative consultant creating graphic design & video content across the creative & events industries for the past decade. End to end delivery of projects providing industry knowledge & support, making the process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Penrose Creates: Building strategic partnerships for Creative Industries & Event Exhibitors.
Retiring from Willen Hospice in December 2012 after 20yrs of fundraising, the last 6yrs of which I managed a successful Events and Promotions team, I choose to re-enter the third sector as a volunteer for the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity with the emphasis on raising awareness of their work and fundraising appeals within the local community. My current focus is supporting their Cancer Unit Appeal as we want to do the best we can now for patients and in years to come our children and their children can have access to excellent cancer treatment.