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Best Friend Dog Listener

Doreen Simpkins – Best Friend Dog Listener – Staffordshire


Best Friend Dog Listener is a small business working to the main principles of Jan Fennel's successful Dog Listening approach. If your dog has behaviours which are presenting problems and you are interested in a non violent, holistic and effective way to resolve those issues then look no further than Best Friend Dog Listener. For a one off fee we offer a flexible quality service with on going support and advice. Dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes can be helped in this way, and if you can prove your dog is a rescue case a reduced fee is on offer. For more details contact Doreen on 01785 851300 or visit the website www.bestfrienddoglistener.co.uk


Lynnette Hart – HeARTLANDS – East Yorkshire


HeARTLANDS are the only supplier of emotional literacy cards, copyright for this unique product is with the founder of HeARTLANDS, Lynnette Mary Hart. The emotional literacy cards are a set of 44 simple symbolic images for therapists & other associated professionals to use as an interactive therapeutic tool for their client work. The aim is to help clients connect with their feelings therefore enabling them to express themselves via the images. Feedback from this unique product has being exceptional, not only from therapist but also clients. Emotional Literacy Cards can be used in all forms of settings, e.g. schools, probation services, mental health, social care, disadvantaged groups and Emotional Literacy Cards workshops are now available. For more details visit the website www.heartlands.uk.com or ring Lynnette on 01430 803257.


Sue Dewhirst – Evolved Design – Shropshire


Evolved Design are able to offer a Complete Service to Self-Builders, Housing and Commercial developers looking to use timber frame systems. We are able to offer assistance with: Designing your new home, Planning & Building Regulations, Choice of Timber Frame Systems, Design & Engineering your timber frame, Supply & Erection Service, Installation of Windows & Doors, Advice & Supply of Natural Insulation Products. Our specifications are designed to meet the current building regulations, but we are more than happy discussing alternatives that will give you higher levels of comfort and save on energy costs. We offer a range of timber frame systems that can be tailored to suit your design, plot and budget. For more details contact Sue on 01691 778846 or visit the website www.evolved-design.co.uk


Morna Murphy – Harrogate Nutrition – North Yorkshire


Are you confused about "Healthy Food", Tired, Stressed, and Bloated? Do you have problems with PMS, weight, skin, menopausal symptoms, blood pressure, and many more health issues! Morna combines her knowledge of science with nutrition gained from studying at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London for 3 years. Her one-to-one consultations last an hour where she explains what is going on in your body to cause the problems you have and suggests a personal plan including nutrition, lifestyle and exercise changes to deal with them. Functional testing can also be arranged. For more details visit the website www.harrogate-nutrition.com or ring 01423 874838.

Student Gems

Joanna Ward – Student Gems – Buckinghamshire


Studentgems.com is a website where small businesses and private individuals can find talented students to do ad hoc jobs and projects. Students register on the site (free) and create an online profile detailing their skills, knowledge and talent. Businesses and private individuals register on the site (also free) and can search the nationwide database for a student with the required skills which range from computing to research, from entertainment to translation. Students earn more than they can in traditional student jobs whilst the customers save money because students charge less than the commercial going rate. A true win-win situation. For more details visit www.studentgems.com.


Jo Trafford - Handbag Hire HQ - Lincolnshire


Handbag Hire HQ hires beautiful, 100% authentic designer handbags out on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. The membership service runs like a library, but with bags from top fashion houses including Chloe, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci and Fendi. If you hire a bag and can't bear to give it back, Jo offers the option to buy it. Membership allows two bags to be hired at any one time and Jo also offers a Waiting List facility. With a new range of smaller accessories for sale, please see the website www.handbaghirehq.co.uk. for more details.


Helen Southgate - Seasons Catering – Norfolk


Established in 2002, Seasons is primarily a sandwich take-away offering fresh hand-made sandwiches, rolls & baguettes. From our busy shop we also sell bread & rolls, cakes, snacks, hot & cold drinks, gluten & wheat free products & much more. We also specialise in business lunches, supplying to many local companies. We try to sell as many products as possible which are locally produced, organic or fairtrade. This month we have introduced our celebration cake range, made by a younger member of staff. To contact Seasons please telephone 01603 425591.


Angela Sherwood - One Hit PR – North Yorkshire


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! Visit www.onehitpr.co.uk for more details.


The Dream PA

Nadine Hill – The Dream PA – West Yorkshire


Nadine's business The Dream PA provides telephone answering services to small business across the UK. Sole Traders who cannot always answer their phone may be losing business as many first time callers will not always leave an answer phone message. The service is also useful for rural businesses who rely on their mobile phone but do not have a very strong reception - callers will never be cut off again! For a one month free trial, visit www.dontlosebusiness.co.uk or ring Nadine on 01924 899667.


Sue Cashman - Heloise Jewellery and Gifts –Oxfordshire


I create individually designed contemporary jewellery, handmade in a variety of colourful materials, from silver, classical pearls in vibrant colours and semi precious stones through to the less conventional. They are well-presented good quality items at a competitive price. In addition to the jewellery I make mixed media cards and textiles ranging from hand dyed silk scarves to velvet evening bags. Many of the items I make are one of a kind and are not out there in the general market place. My customers tend to seek an unusual item that makes a statement. I exhibit at the Oxfordshire Art Weeks (this year May 17th – 26th) and some local shows. I hope to reach those who are not able to attend the shows with my business on the Internet. My work can be found at www.heloise.etsy.com. and can be contacted at heloise@btinternet.com.


Dawn Walker and Barbara Kelly – Walker Kelly Wedding Design - Staffordshire


An exciting new venture has brought together the talents of two local business women, Dawn Walker and Barbara Kelly. They are combining their individual business experiences and talents to form Walker Kelly Wedding Design. Their partnership combines a wealth of experience in both organising corporate and private events from weddings to providing hospitality at the Ryder Cup. The thought of planning and organising a wedding can be overwhelming as lifestyles and careers do not leave most couples with time to research ideas. This is where more and more couples are considering professional assistance when it comes to organising their perfect day’ said Barbara Kelly ‘our knowledge and expertise will provide our clients with both stylish and innovative ideas to enhance the magic of their day.’ For more information contact Barbara Kelly on 07985408063 or visit the website www.walkerkellyweddingdesign.co.uk.


Penny Shivjee – Les Tuileries – Surrey


I am an Interior Designer and eighteen months ago I launched a small teaching programme aimed at those with an interest in the home. Initially, offering a couple of courses such as French Painted Furniture and Lampshade Making the courses started to gain popularity thanks to the support of various national magazines. With eight other tutors, we now provide a comprehensive range of subjects, some traditional but all with a contemporary twist. We have students travelling from as far as Sweden, France, Ireland and the UK. With only six students per course there is plenty of individual attention given. We also provide a light lunch with wine and a great big slice of cake in the afternoon! For more information visit the website or ring Penny on 01306 888028.


Spark of Inspiration

Sonia Wilkinson – Spark of Inspiration - Buckinghamshire


Spark of Inspiration is an independent, family run, educational toy retailer. We stock a carefully selected range of quality, educational, toys, games and resources for parents, carers and teachers. We also run a fundraising scheme for school and charity groups. Spark of Inspiration are the UK Distributor of the "Gold Award" winning, Lonpos Pyramid & Rectangle Game. To see our full, fun and exciting range, visit: www.sparkofinspiration.co.uk. To request a free copy of our mail-order catalogue or for more information contact: Spark of Inspiration, P O Box 623, 21-27 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Bucks. HP7 9WY or E-mail: enquiries@sparkofinspiration.co.uk.


Mel Ashworth – First Class Training - Warwickshire


First Class is a people and business development organisation specialising in the services sector. First Class works with organisations to promote a culture in which individuals and teams are focused towards the achievement of business objectives. They help them to understand their roles, enabling them to prioritise their efforts to maximise personal and business performance. Five key areas of support we offer are Supervisory and management Skills Development, Personal and team Development, Customer Service, Employment Law, Health and safety and Human Resources. For more details contact Mel Ashworth 01789 551 665, email mel@firstclass-training.co.uk or visit the website www.firstclass-training.co.uk.


Jean Stainthorpe -JMS Coaching - Cheshire


Do you have too many pressures on your time, problems unresolved, a less than clear plan of action? Working with a business coach gives you dedicated, focussed time to think, to clarify your business plans, to find practical solutions to problems and to improve your bottom line. Coaching improves your decision making, building your confidence and making you more successful in life and business. I have experience you can draw on and I am a fully qualified Coach and Mentor. I live in South Cheshire but am willing to work with you wherever you are by a combination of meetings, telephone and email. For more details contact Jean on 01270 811043, visit the website or email jean@jmscoaching.co.uk.


Helen Gould – Kendlebell Telephone Answering Service – Cheshire


Kendlebell Telephone Answering Service has been professionally answering calls for businesses across the country for 4 years. Our professional staff are trained to ensure all the information you need is gathered accurately and efficiently. Messages are delivered to you quickly by SMS or email. We always get rid of unwanted telesales calls; you only hear from callers you want to speak to. You can divert calls to us whenever you need. If you need support with calls, telemarketing, mail outs or back office admin and want to appear as a professional, established business, please call 0800 781 1671 for more information.


Learn to Learn

Penny Vingoe – Life and Confidence Coach – Wales


Penny changes people’s lives. She can help you to think differently about the problems, concerns, and goals in your life. Client Sue said it all: “Penny is extremely perceptive and gets to know her clients quickly and well. She offers a range of strategies for addressing the areas of your life that you wish to tackle. I found her supportive, understanding, challenging and very helpful.” If you want to do things differently – Penny works by phone, or you can visit her in Wales and she offers a free half hour session initially. Ring 01686 640745 or visit the website www.learntolearn.co.uk.

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