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One Hit PR

Angela Sherwood - One Hit PR – York


Want to get your name out there but think you can’t afford professional PR services? One Hit PR understands that most small businesses don’t want (or need) to commit to an ongoing retained PR agency. That’s why we operate on a simple pay-as-you-go basis. For just £299 we will: Interview you to establish a newsworthy story about your company, Write a press release that will really interest journalists, Select and target appropriate media, Follow up all media contacts and generally do our utmost to get your story published. Compare this to the cost of buying advertising space in the press and you’ll see just what good value One Hit PR is. Raise your profile by promoting your company to the widest possible audience – we’ll take all the hassle out of generating publicity for your business. Let One Hit PR help you make the headlines! For more details visit the website www.onehitpr.co.uk.


Serena Bradshaw – Goddard Consultants – Derbyshire

Last year, one in four people gave up their New Year’s resolution within a week but look on the bright side - three quarters of people were still committed to their goal. If you’re aiming to stay on track with your New Year’s resolution well into January and beyond, Goddard Consultants can help you achieve your goal. For more details contact Serena on 01629 760011 or visit the website www.goddardconsultants.com.


Sarah Yates - Mynd Art & Toys - Shropshire
01694 723055

A shop with a difference! There are 3 aspects to my shop. I stock an unusual collection of quality toys for babies and children of all ages. These include a wide range of traditional wooden toys, creative and educational kits and games from a variety of stockists; Le Toy Van, Papo, Manhattan, John Crane, Fiesta Crafts, The Green Board Company, Interplay and Britains. I also have a selection of art materials from Winsor and Newton and Daler Rowney and orders are welcome from artists. Bespoke Picture Framing is done on the premises and I offer a friendly advice service with a wide choice of mouldings. Local crafts are displayed including paper mache jewellery, silk painted articles, hand made cards, turned wooden items, photographs and prints of local scenes and hand painted mirrors and chairs. Please come and visit and you will not be disappointed! For more details ring Sarah on 01694 723055 or email sarah@astonyates.co.uk.


Wendy Short - Shorts Associates - North Yorkshire

Shorts Associates specialises in rural business promotion. The company produces a range of promotional materials including logos, leaflets, business stationery, websites, vehicle livery and exhibition banners, from its base near Richmond in North Yorkshire. Shorts offers free consultations for start-ups, so let us guide you through the basics. If you are an established company, we offer a marketing review service, to refresh your current branding and find new ways of reaching your target clients. For further details visit the website www.shortsassociates.co.uk or telephone 01748 831911.


Jan Wright – Abreakaway – Staffordshire


Holidays and breaks for busy people and those who don't like using the internet – your own personal holiday planner. Let me do all the work and research leaving you free to concentrate on your own business. A personal service offering holiday solutions so your budget will go so very much further at www.abreakaway.biz. For exciting short breaks from £150 per person, you will be able to choose options to suit your own requirements. Let me put your personalised holiday itinerary together and take away the hassle. A wonderful present for a special occasion and finding special locations with that extra something. Totally independent and there to discuss all the possibilities until you are completely happy. From a weekend in Southern Ireland with friends, or a tour around France with a partner, to a cookery course in Tuscany as a surprise present, I can arrange it all for you. Give me a ring 01785 780494 or email jan@abreakaway.biz.


Juliet Fay - Writing & Creative Thinking – Carmarthenshire


Do you need: new ideas for your business; ideas turned into a coherent strategy; creatively written, striking publicity material that sells? You can hire me for just one job or I can use my research, creative thinking or writing skills wherever they are most useful. Be it re-branding, new campaigns, researching new product ranges, web copy, direct mail, e-newsletters or blogs. There are people in West Wales who eat organic Muscovy duck because of me!! Interested? If so ring 01267 249057.


Clare Lupino – Clare Lupino Jewellery - Yorkshire

Clare Lupino specialises in transforming vintage jewellery originals into contemporary sterling silver designs. 1920's dress clips, crystals from the '30's and themed brooches from the 1960's become truly unique neckpieces, wrist cuffs and earrings. Clare also creates stunning wedding pieces, including tiaras, hair pins and combs. Customers may even offer their own sentimental pieces of jewellery for inclusion. Amazing heirlooms can be created in this way. Complete with handwritten labels in gorgeous gold tissue filled boxes, these pieces are now owned by several prominent celebrities. Clare's work is available on line at www.clarelupino.com. or at her studio-retail outlet, "Lupino & Rose", 30 Market Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, telephone 07757655061.


Pat Frank - Knickercard Gifts Company - Sussex

Grandmother Pat Frank is introducing her new KnickerCard Gifts Company with two attractive Card Designs for Valentines Day. A gorgeous pair of lace trimmed knickers is cleverly “concealed” in the design of these stylish handcrafted “Special Occasion” Greetings’ Cards If you would like a Valentine (or have a friend who would) that’s Not just a Card…But is a Unique Gift - why not drop some hints. Full details and order forms from info@knickercards.com


Jennie Sheringham – Wheel of Life Centre – Worcestershire

New Year means a new you! Revive, Refresh and Rejuvenate. Revive your body after the festivities & be rid of excess weight & toxins, Rejuvenate your skin, look & feel refreshed for the spring with a non-surgical facelift using Acupuncture & Massage, Revitalise your Energy & Spirit & be ready for anything. Why not spend a little on yourself & reap abundance in all aspects of your life. Book a Consultation & a Treatment (Acupuncture / Reflexology) with me now & feel the difference. For more details visit the website www.jenniesheringham.co.uk or ring 01684 565586.

Countryside Connection

Heléne Leichter-Saxby - Countryside Connection - Hampshire

Our unique website is based upon my 26 years of experience working closely with other businesses in the British and American Countryside. We proudly cater exclusively to countryside businesses possessing the desire to grow and prosper. Extensive personal knowledge and experience in cooperative networking benefits all members. Monthly members' newsletter provides networking ideas and opportunities for you to promote your business with other members. Local, regional, national and international networking opportunities! In addition to your listings on our site, you are encouraged to submit Recipes and other information that will increase your business profile with visitors to our site as well as other members. Join our growing membership today ~ Special Introductory Price for new members. For more details contact Heléne Leichter-Saxby by emailing: enquiries@countrysideconnection.com or visit the website.


Hilary Belshaw - Henhouse Productions Ltd – Cheshire

Reaching a wider audience is just one of the benefits of a video, consistency is also assured as the same high quality presentation can be delivered every time. Customer awareness of your new products, services and technology can be raised, which may lead to increased sales. Other benefits are reducing costs by saving on brochure, postage and packaging costs (and staff costs answering routine brochure queries and posting items). With a wide business, photography and video background, Cheshire based Hilary, from Henhouse Productions Ltd can produce a promotional video for your business that will look good and entertain and inform your customers so that they keep coming back to you. Special Promotion for January 2008 - £250 for a video to WiRE members. Email hilary.belshaw@btinternet.com. or ring Hilary on 07989 865053 for further details.


Barbara Price – Barbara Price Designs – Norfolk


After 30 years working for the Health service I decided I needed a new direction and studied BA in Design Crafts. I discovered resins in my second year and was fascinated by the translucency, the transparency and colourful properties. I experimented with making jewellery. I now design and make resin bangles that are wearable pieces of artwork. I sell my work at craft fairs, galleries and specialist jewellery retailers. The inspiration for my work comes from many sources including wild hedgerows, and Norfolk beaches at high tide. I am currently working from ideas based on a trip to India. For more details log onto the website www.barbarapricedesigns.com.


Rachael Haines -Life Coach/Forever Living Products – Herefordshire

What is your main priority in life? Achieving your full potential, financial independence and secure retirement income, more time and freedom, family friendly working hours, helping others? Start big or small to suit you and see your life develop. I help people build significant residual incomes so that they can take back control of their lives. I work with an ethical, solid international company who will provide all the support and training you need. This opportunity can be fitted around your work or the business that you run already. Call me for an informal chat on 01432 860415 or visit the website.

W3 Web Designs

Leeann Smith – W3 Designs – Carmarthenshire

What are your business plans & ideas for 2008? Are you looking at starting your own business or do you already have an established business? Whatever you are planning or whatever your ideas are for 2008, do not overlook the value & increased awareness that a website can bring to your business. W3 Designs specialise in affordable web design for all businesses, from start ups to corporate. We also offer other services which may be beneficial to your business, such as Corporate Identity and Stationery design. So if you are thinking about a website for your business or if this hasn’t even crossed your mind until now, give us a call or visit our website to see how we can help you. I also offer help & advise on the Wire Forum in the “Ask and Expert” section, so please logon and ask me questions! For more details contact Leeann via the website www.w3designs.co.uk.


Caroline Rigby – Eco Kitchens Online – Somerset

Eco Kitchens Online – A passion for greener goods, the environment and Kitchens led us to develop Eco Kitchens Online. We offer a wide range of low energy lighting for the kitchen. Beautiful locally crafted bronze and brass cabinet handles made from recycled materials. Recycled glassware and items made from reclaimed wood. We want to make it easy for consumers to recycle, save energy and make a difference to the environment. Products at Eco Kitchens Online are labelled using Eco Points which enable consumers to see at a glance how eco friendly the product is. Eco Kitchens Online – Beautiful products for environmentally friendly kitchens. To find out more about our extensive range of green kitchen products please visit: www.ecokitchensonline.com.

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