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Rosie Consulting

Rosie Beswick – Rosie Consulting – Shropshire

Rosie Consulting - a Shropshire based business consultancy founded in 2002 by Rosie Beswick MIBC. The consultancy has two arms, small business advisory and international corporate market research. The small business advisory is about empowering business owners to maximise their businesses potential and to improve foundations allowing the business to grow safely. Covering a broad spectrum of business areas from strategy to market research, systems to sourcing and much more. We have a wide network of additional providers who can compliment or extend out services. Rosie Consulting ensures clients have ownership of the information, systems, and practices we put in place and we teach them how to implement & reuse those systems long after we are gone. Affordable practical advice and assistance - helping businesses to help themselves. For more details email info@rosieconsulting.com or ring 01743 884972.


Yvonne Kay – Estate Agents United – Shropshire

Finding a property Abroad/Overseas is easy with www.estateagentsunited.com. We at Estate Agents United.com recognized that finding a property overseas/abroad is no easy task as it can be a bit of a mine field out there. We at Estate Agents United.com have designed this web-site bringing estate agents together in the UK France, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Bulgaria and the rest of the world to make finding a property abroad easy! Estate agents united.com has been designed to help buyers find estate agents without any complicated form filling usually associated with estate agency property purchase. If you are looking for an estate agent abroad/overseas you just click on the map on the website then you click on the country then region to find estate agents. For more details email info@estateagentsunited.com or visit the website www.estateagentsunited.com


Leila Gooden - LG Coaching - Gloucestershire

How long have you been struggling on your own to find the right direction? How would your life be if you had total confidence in yourself and what you can do? If you are thinking about making a change in your life, you may not yet be certain which direction to head in. Leila can help you clarify what’s important to you, look at the options you have, and do it. We often stop ourselves doing the things we really want, by thinking we can’t. The good news is that we all choose what we believe about ourselves (I’m too fat, too old, not clever enough, couldn’t possibly do that!), so we can choose to change the beliefs that hold us back. Leila will show you how. Phone for a free mini-coaching session on 01684 833683 or visit www.leilagodden.com


Jackie Cole – Dyke Ruscoe and Hayes Ltd – Worcestershire

Tax and accounts needn't be boring or scary or simply a necessary evil! I'm always pleased when new clients leave my office understanding (often for the first time) just what the accounts really mean and how they're put together. In turn, I like to understand my clients' business and know what they want from life. That makes tax saving and planning opportunities easier to suggest. What's suitable for one person won't be for another - some people are risk takers and want to grow the business with a view to a future sale and others are happy to stay small. The common denominator for all though is to achieve the work/life balance that is right for them. My firm offers a free first meeting so you have nothing to lose - just call Jackie Cole, Dyke Ruscoe & Hayes Ltd, Business Advisors and Accountants 01584 810322 or visit the website www.dykeruscoe.co.uk


Debbie Brewer West - Smoking Cessation Service –Shropshire

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking method offers the most successful documented method of stopping smoking on the planet. The Easyway method is unique: instead of concentrating on the reasons why smokers shouldn't smoke, it focuses on the reasons why they do smoke despite the obvious disadvantages! We don’t use lasers, patches, gum or other nicotine containing products. There are no shock tactics, no gimmicks, tricks or false props. We don’t even talk about the health scares. Most clients attend just one 5 hour small group session and become happy non-smokers immediately and permanently. However we do offer free booster sessions for three months after attending for the minority who need them. Easyway has a proven success rate in excess of 90%, based on claims made under our unique3 month money back guarantee. There is nothing to lose, and everything to gain. For more details contact Debbie on 01270 501 487 or email debbie@easyway2stopsmoking.co.uk


Maid for Mum

Suzanne Nicholls - Maid 4 Mum - West Sussex

Yes the dreaded C (Christmas) needs to start being thought about! Are you a parent or grandparent with Stocking's to fill and presents to buy? Then take a moment to visit the e-bay shop (as above). I specialise in value for money small gifts, stocking fillers and pocket money toys. I've just restocked for Christmas, so there are lots of new goodies to see. I cannot list everything I sell, so if you'd like me to forward you my e-catalogue, just forward your email address to suzannenicholls@ntlworld.com. Thanks for looking.


Yvonne Emery – Yvonne Emery Coaching - Cambridgeshire


Yvonne Emery Coaching offers Coaching, Training and Mentoring to Manager Owners of small businesses and to Property Investors. You would be surprised at the similarities between these two groups as investing in property is just like running a small business and running your own business is one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make. Training and coaching is done through exclusive seminars for small numbers of Managers or Directors and also 1-1 sessions for a more individual and personal approach to your business. For further information and to book your FREE 30 minute consultation please call 0845 094 6628 or visit the website www.YvonneEmeryCoaching.co.uk


Lesley Lear – The Life Gym - Shropshire


Some people dream of doing great things and others stay awake and achieve them. What are your hopes and dreams? Would you like to achieve them with the help and support of your own dedicated coach? Coaching can help you turn hopes and dreams into reality. It gives you the tools and encouragement to explore where you are now, where you would like you to be and what’s preventing you from getting there. Coaching is a proven, practical and swift way of gaining the confidence to create the life you would love. For more details phone Lesley on 07920001984 or email lesleylear@yahoo.com


Kim Karwat – Delta K Solutions – North Yorkshire

Having set up Delta K Solutions, telemarketing back in March 2007 with the great support from Wire, I very quickly gained six enquiries from new customers after getting featured on the Rural Market Place listing, all resulting in new business. Here I am 18 months down the line, going from strength to strength. It's fantastic to see my company start from nothing and now gaining a very successful name for it's self. For further details to my telemarketing services please go to my website: www.deltaksolutions.co.uk or telephone me direct Kim on 07926 286016


Linda Sadler – Linda Sadler Bloodstock - York

Linda is a specialist is buying, selling, breeding and management of racehorses. Linda moved to North Yorkshire from Newmarket nearly 5 years ago; she had spent her horse racing career in Newmarket, working for top racehorse trainers as a work rider and racing secretary, running her own Bloodstock Agency for over 10 years, and practising Equine Complementary Therapies. Whilst in Newmarket, Linda trained in Equine Shiatsu, Aromatherapy for animals, massage and light therapies and ran her own Rest and Rehab stable for racehorses recuperating from injury or sickness. Linda can help, working with your Vet, to get your horse “Back on Track” into full health and soundness, using a “Holistic” approach to equine health, with essential oils, herbs, Aloe Vera and light therapy. For more details contact Linda on 01439 787018 or visit the website www.lindasadler.co.uk


Active Marketing and Design

Kate Elliott – Active Marketing and Design Ltd – Norfolk

Active Marketing and Design is a full service marketing and design company founded by WiRE network leaders Kate Elliott and Claire McDermid in 2006. Based in Norfolk, the company offers a full range of graphic design services for printed marketing materials such as brochures and business cards, as well as web design and public relations. With special interest in the rural sector, particularly tourism and equestrian businesses, Active MD is well-placed to offer specialist marketing services for all types of small and medium businesses. Active MD also offers niche services such as packaging design and delivers training workshops and presentations on all aspects of marketing. Businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire can take advantage of a free marketing health check which includes an appraisal of your existing marketing strategies and a report detailing ideas and suggestions for the future. For further information please contact Kate on 01603 716700 or visit www.activemd.co.uk.


Justine Greeson – Chrysalis – Wiltshire

Chrysalis offers design, project management, furnishings and garden design as shown on my website (www.chrysalisrefurbishment.co.uk) Originally most of our business was in London but we have now developed and pushing in the South West of England, projects can be small to large as the website shows and we are currently listed with the House Directory (www.housedirectory.com) Chrysalis offers a private tlc company listening to the clients needs and requirements using local trades with full project management. Our philosophy is to have a professional yet friendly approach with the prime objective to fulfil clients individual wishes. Chrysalis has been involved with Centrepoint making their Denmark Hill centre into a colourful warm inviting place to relax and a kitchen and dining room to learn and develop culinary skills and enjoy a place to meet and mix with others. For more details visit the website www.chrysalisrefurbishment.co.uk


Angela Sherwood – CopyCat Copywriting – North Yorkshire

CopyCat offers copywriting services for brochures, websites, newsletters, press releases, articles/features, leaflets, direct mail or basically anything that involves words! If you’re struggling to produce any kind of written business communication, think how much time, effort and stress you’ll save by letting CopyCat do the job for you. Charges are very reasonable and you’ll always be quoted a price in advance for any job so you know exactly how much it’s going to cost. Design and print of any literature can also be arranged if required. Please feel free to call for an informal chat about any projects you may have in mind or visit the website www.thecopy-cat.co.uk


Angela Ballard - Fleur de Paris – Carmarthenshire

Our floral designers create that 'WOW' factor in their traditional, modern or bespoke designs for all occasions ranging from weddings to corporate events. Along with a professional DJ service for Corporate events. Our clients include famous celebrities and the Royal Family and more recently our new corporate client, the National Woollen Museum. We also sell stylish home interiors, Welsh silver Jewellery, unusual gifts ranging from organic perfumes to top quality silk flowers. We highly value our customers and offer excellent customer service with prices for all budgets. We delivery locally and Worldwide! For more details visit the website www.fleur-de-paris.co.uk. or telephone 01239 711767.


Diane Bullman – Bubbling Designs Ltd – Worcestershire

Bubbling Designs are pleased to announce that you can now shop online at our new one-stop shop for all your designed and personalised stationery and gifts. Simply visit the 'Bubbling Products' section of our website at www.bubblingdesigns.co.uk. Our unique ordering service will guide you through to receiving perfectly personalised items for anyone, for any occasion that you literally can't buy anywhere else! Check out our NEW online shop at www.bubblingdesigns.co.uk for great gifts and stationery all uniquely designed and personalised for anyone and any occasion. For more details visit the website or email diane@bubblingdesigns.co.uk


Catfish Web Design

Jane Horwood – Catfish Webdesign - Cambridgeshire

Need a website and not sure how to go about it? Why not give Jane Horwood at Catfish Web Design a call. With over 9 years’ experience in web design, Jane will give you honest sensible advice. The look of the site is only the tip of the iceberg. You need to give consideration to what you say and how you say it. Your website needs to speak loud and clear to your target audience. Catfish sites are also search engine friendly so your chances of getting a good ranking with Google are increased. If you’re just setting out in business and need a professional online presence, Catfish offers a competitively priced starter package. If you’re selling online a Catfish Commerce webshop offers great flexibility, is easy to manage and makes shopping a simple and enjoyable experience for your customers. Need to know more? Why not get in touch today! For more details email www.catfishwebdesign.com


Lisa Pearce – Virtual PA 4 U - Lincolnshire

At Virtual PA 4 U we are more than just message takers! Virtual PA 4 U are asking small to medium sized businesses if perhaps they should all be looking at ways to get their businesses to run without them? Do any of us business owners really want to be embroiled in paperwork and so forget the real reason we are in business - isn't it to make money? So, how can we make a start? Perhaps, we should first of all look at ways we could get someone in to help 'take the load off'! Even Virtual PA 4 U uses a virtual pa and additional service providers! We have come to accept that we can't do it all and frankly don't want to. What type of work can a virtual pa do to help you? Secretarial support, Call minding, Digital transcription, Event management, Diary management and so much more - it's much more than just an admin role. Virtual PA 4 U will work alongside their clients for a period so they can asure prospects that they know what they're doing and they know what their clients do too which is just as important! Virtual PA 4 U provides the assurance their client/prospects require to prove that virtual pa's are not just message takers. For more information about this topic, please contact Lisa Pearce by calling 01652 679165 or e-mail Lisa at info@virtualpa4u.com


Gloria Digger - NLP Consultancy – Worcestershire

If you could change just one thing about your life right now, what would it be? In the search for true happiness, many people want to change something in their life; whether it’s a job or career related, family, relationships, money and lifestyle, habits, confidence, self esteem. The list is endless. Often, in changing just one thing, lots of other things we’ve grappled with for months or even years simple fall into place and resolve themselves as if by magic. So, if you could change just one thing what would it be? People just like you, are astounded by how quickly and easily they can make the changes they desire and reap the benefits daily. Benefits that you gain by working with me to change your life. So, what do you want? You can find your own happiness in many ways; here are just a few examples; I work with people from different backgrounds face to face and by telephone, who make significant and long lasting positive changes they really want to make but don’t quite know how to, or get lost along the way. As a trained Professional Life coach, certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner. I use some of the most powerful, challenging and gentle ways that enable you to create and sustain your own unique change. We all deserve to live happy fulfilling lives, it is possible, achievable and you deserve it. Call me for an informal chat about what would make you happy, and how NLP Life Coaching can provide a means for you to make it happen now. For more details ring 01905 611650 or email nlpnow@aol.com


Wendy Garrod - Cool & Beautiful Nightwear LLP – Worcestershire

I am a 63 year-old mastectomy patient and have designed a nightdress which is capable of holding a soft prosthesis whilst still looking pretty. After 24 years of having to wear a normal nightdress, unsuitable for my new shape, I am absolutely delighted with it and really want other women in my situation to discover the joys of feeling feminine again when getting up in the morning, especially when there are visitors, and also when ‘lounging’ around on holiday having a late breakfast. As I am using 100% cotton it is also ideal for anybody who is not a mastectomy patient but who may be suffering with menopausal hot flushes. I have recently launched a website and enclose a leaflet showing the nightdress along with some background information. For more information or to buy visit the website www.coolandbeautiful.com


Rita Shah – Kendlebell Luton – Bedfordshire


Business Trip or Holiday? Kendlebell can answer your calls so you can go away reassured with the knowledge that your calls will be handled professionally and that you have no fear of losing important contracts or business. One off set up fee £49 means you can ask for the service whenever you need it, all you pay then is the daily rate of £14.99 per day. Kendlebell can provide a professional call handling and message taking service to answer all your calls in your company name while you are away. The important thing is that we can provide you with peace of mind because while you are away, calls from customers or prospective customers will be professionally answered and their enquiries dealt with efficiently. Most importantly, the Kendlebell services is easy to set up and once up and running, you can use this service as often as you need, just by making a phone call! For more information on the "Take a Message" service and other Kendlebell services call Rita 0800 077 6131 or visit the website www.kbluton.co.uk


Simple B Yoga

Barbara Lyndley – Simply B Yoga – Staffordshire


SIMPLY B is offering a Yoga Holiday in Lesbos, Greece on 11- 18 September 2008
Our Yoga holiday is suitable for beginners. You may join in as much or as little as you choose, from a daily programme for a rejuvenating yet peaceful holiday. Our Kundalini Yoga teacher, Barbara, transmits serenity and radiance through the wisdom and warmth of her personality. She will share with you a unique and transformative experience of yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice combining physical and mental exercise with chant and sound, leading to deep relaxation on many levels. For more details or to book visit the website www.simplyByoga.co.uk


Julia Radbourne - Rowanberry Designs - Berkshire


Rowanberry Designs was launched last month with new designs being added every month.
We make glorious country cardigans (hand knitted and some with crochet embellishments all with pewter buttons as shown in the photo in Rural Marketplace (http://www.wireuk.org/directory.aspx?member=3341) Caps and hats are made to go with the knitwear. A very popular cap in corduroy or treed can have a knitted corsage on or a conventional trilby a small buckled strap on the side. A new design which is causing a stir is a very warm sleeveless gilet in misty stripes but with strips of fabric incorporated into the knitting. For more details visit my rural marketplace entry on the WiRE website.


Maria Massey - J.R. Massey Electrics – Worcestershire


Jeremy Massey Electrics started trading as a Sole Trader March 2004. Prior to then Jeremy was an employed person. Starting a new business has been a tough transition, but together with his wife Maria who also takes care of all the accounts, handles all incoming calls, and emails, they have built a solid business. As a Qualified and Registered Electrical Contractor, Jeremy Massey Electrics have very strict regulations to adhere to. These regulations, after all, are in place for the consumer’s protection. We now have a solid bank of regular customers which is growing daily, who are more than happy to recommend us. We have built up an excellent reputation based on a solid work ethic, reliability, and a very high standard of workmanship. Recently we were asked by 3W Developments to undertake the installation of all the electrical work on two local properties that scooped the “Malvern Hill District Council’s LABC BUILT IN Quality Award 2008 for Multiple Dwellings”. These buildings were recognised “for their high standards of construction and workmanship”, as outlined in the Chamber of Commerce new Directory July 2008. This award means a great deal to us, as we feel that although we are confident that we always do a good job, that this is recognised by others. For more details ring Maria on 01886 888493 or email masseyjeremar@aol.com


Christine Bond – Greener Options – Worcestershire

Greener Options is an independent family owned company with over 25 years in the washroom/waste Industry. We offer an integrated range of services/products that guarantee safe, healthy and legally compliant sites. Spent products and waste is re-cycled from Batteries to Nappies. Our key areas of expertise are:-Washrooms Services, Barrier Mats, Clinical Waste and Sharps, Confidential Waste either destroyed or recycled. We offer lots of recycling opportunities at each service visit, free collection of stamps, computer cartridges and mobile phones to name but a few. Motivated, organised and determined staff are the key to our company’s success each one is dedicated to giving you, the client a personal and efficient service. Communications are the key, we use e-mails to let you know when your services are due and each driver carries a company mobile phone, the enhanced CRB status of all service personnel further consolidates our commitment to you and your site. Each member is valued and is encouraged to build up long-term partnerships with our customers. Please do not hesitate to contact me on my mobile 07932 605835 or check out our website www.greeneroption.co.uk


Donnah Morgan – abfablife – Worcestershire


abfablife is a culmination of years of working with people who had been so conditioned into believing that they could not achieve, (myself included) and a diagnosis of the ever pervading disease osteoarthritis which resulted in me having to leave work and reside in a wheelchair for a long time. During this time I focused on positive elements of what I learned from all this experience and the embryonic ‘abfablife’ began to evolve. For years I enabled people achieve the impossible (or so they told me) and I have tried to spread the word that, if you look after yourself first then you can look after your world effectively and that this was not selfish! Having been a social worker, lecturer in business and management and a champion of Equal Opportunity coupled with teaching Relaxation and Meditation I decided once I could walk again I would set up my own business enabling and empowering others to be the best they can, now I am slowly growing with classes running weekly of Relaxation and Self Development/Meditation-Lite, corporate events in Self-Development and working with a range of students on reducing stress levels and focusing on what they are good at and personal and self-development groups as well as Motivational Speaking. For more details visit the website www.abfablife.co.uk


Seek it Out

Rosie Beswick – Seek it out – Shropshire


SEEK IT OUT .co.uk – the online directory showcasing small and rural businesses across the UK, more akin to Country Living than Yellow Pages! Providing fair, affordable, and easy internet marketing within a professional website community. Marketing requires every business to use multiple methods and mediums continuously to get their name know long term. Seek It Out can offer you an affordable, flexible, and simple way to increase your businesses exposure to market without breaking your advertising budget. No technical expertise require and simple setup. We offer affordability without a compromised service or hidden extra’s. Visit www.seekitout.co.uk to see for yourself or ring 0871 200 0003


Sally Robinson – AmpleBosom – North Yorkshire


AmpleBosom, the online lingerie company owned by Sally Robinson, selling quality bras, swimwear and nightwear, has ample to celebrate in the coming months. The company fast approaches 10 years trading online and has overcome stock market and dotcom crashes in that time. With over 198 different bra sizes, catering for clients from all over the world and with a staggering 27,000 products to choose from, AmpleBosom is growing from strength to strength. Sally runs her lingerie business from the family farm in rural North Yorkshire, where some of the farm buildings, which once housed pigs, have now been converted to house the AmpleBosom offices, fitting room and stock rooms. In the midst of the current credit crunch, Sally is set to launch the new AmpleBosom website www.amplebosom.com. New features on the website will include a page turning catalogue and the AmpleBosom blog where you can keep a breast of the latest bargains and new products at AmpleBosom. For further information visit www.amplebosom.com or for a free catalogue, please call 01439 798388.


Shan Dobinson – Trinity Training – Warwickshire

Trinity Training, a specialist company with 20 years’ experience, provides bespoke workshops and coaching for businesses, charities and individuals. We start with your needs and priorities to achieve your objectives. Topics include sales, management, interpersonal skills, safeguarding adults and children, and much more. We also supply Ready 2 Train CD ROMs, an exciting, innovative new tool for busy in-house and freelance trainers. They are a series of CD ROMs including everything trainers need for an entire workshop: outline programme, administrative resources, trainer’s notes, handouts, visual aids, role plays and more. See our website for more details www.trinitytraining.co.uk or ring 02476 542221.

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