Businesses We Believe In
This year has been very difficult for everyone, and we are passionate about supporting Women of Achievement so we are delighted to bring these companies to your attention. They are all run by inspirational women and they are personally known to us.
If you would like to recommend other small companies, please do get in touch.
Trained at The Chelsea School of Botanical Art, botanical artist Emma van Klaveren Dip CSBA is delighted to accept commissions as gifts for special occasions, big birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. She also has an online shop where she sells prints and tea towels of her work.
Katharine is a botanical artist who trained at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Her work seeks to capture the intimate essence of plants in a manner that photographs, in spite of their detail, fail to convey. Please contact her to if you would like to commission Katharine or sign up for an art class.
Rebecca Hawkins Sculpture
With an enjoyment of building a concept, teamed with an ability to create strong imagery, Rebecca creates drawings and sculptures which celebrate strength and freedom, while holding movement, beauty elegance at their core. Much of her work champions the strength and courage of women in situations where they are culturally or socially stigmatised.
Follow Rebeccahawkins sculpture on Instagram to watch her create her latest “Backflip” commission.
Pougatch Alexander Audible Memoirs
How often have you wished that those stories your grandparents told you had been written down or recorded? So many family tales have been lost in the past, and the voices of loved ones with them.
Pougatch Alexander will help you create a unique audio memoir by interviewing a family member about their life and the events that have shaped it. Using hugely experienced broadcasters to conduct the interviews, Pougatch Alexander will ensure you have an audio memento of a loved one's life that can be handed down the generations.
Whether you are organising a wedding, 18th or 21st birthday party, cocktails or a corporate event Camilla Jackson should be your go to.
She runs her business anywhere between London and Bristol and has built a reputation of providing an outstanding service - creating stylish, sustainable and delicious food.
In these uncertain times she has also branched out into top notch ready meals. Whether it is to help take pressure off feeding your families, filling your freezer or helping those unable to get to the shops, Baraka can help.
Cherry Tree Coaching
The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Being happy at work makes you more successful, boosts your productivity and enhances your performance.
Cherry Tree Coaching helps clients boost their potential. They learn how to get the best out of themselves and their colleagues. They have stronger relationships with their clients and managers. And they see the career progression they always wanted.
For more information, please contact Caroline Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
Odyssey Mentor Business Coaching
I support leaders to be their best. I create a reflective space for clients to think deeply for themselves, whether they are in an SME, a global corporation or simply as an individual at a cross-roads. If you are 'stuck', need clarity, want to manage transition or be more effective in your work place then I can act as a positive catalyst for change and help turn vision into action.
I have a track record of inspiring and challenging clients to manage their most pressing issues and develop their capability.
Optimising individuals and teams to be high performing through self-awareness, leadership and resilience.
I work with individuals and teams, building muscle in leadership and resilience. Through engaging and interactive on-line workshops and/or face to face session, we deliver structured or bespoke programmes and workshops that will have a direct, quantifiable impact to the individuals and teams within your business. By utilising leading tools in behaviour and resilience assessment, we enable positive change providing increased awareness, clarity, leadership presence and resilience decision making. People are the asset to any business, it is time to invest.
Exquisite flowers for weddings and all occasions.
Inspired by seasonal and garden flowers, Rich Pickings transforms venues into beautiful and extraordinary spaces for weddings, parties and other events. Our use of foliage helps us create scale, simplicity, and a sense of 'bringing the outside in'. Based in the Cotswolds, we also run flower workshops throughout the year and we deliver beautiful bunches of British flowers, mostly grown in our gardens and cutting gardens, to Tetbury, Cirencester and the surrounding area. We also post bunches of flowers nationwide.
The finest taste from the purest water.
ChalkStream sources fine English trout on the world famous Test and Itchen Rivers in Hampshire.
We deliver delicious fresh and smoked trout, from everyday essential subscription boxes, to immensely popular gifts for every occasion. Our range includes smoked trout, fresh fillets, fishcakes and pate, buy on-line or contact our office on 01794 330 000.
Native breed 100% pasture fed beef. At Luckington Farm we produce regeneratively farmed beef and supply it direct to the consumer. We can courier to anywhere in the UK.
Our mission is to produce natural food whilst improving the environment.
For more information and a price list please visit our website.
Sparrow Garden Design
Outstanding garden design from private estates to manor houses and luxury urban developments. Masterplanning, design, project management and consulting from an award winning team.
Lally Walford Interiors
Lally Walford and her team offer a personal and individual interior design service intent on delivering beautiful, timeless, comfortable and practical solutions. Working collaboratively with our clients, the aim is always the same; to save clients' time, remove stress and uncertainty and to create a home or office that is perfectly suited to their needs and desires.
Hunt & Hope
Needlepoint specialists creating modern, vibrant, hand-stitched needlepoint for your home.
The go-to destination for all things needlepoint. Commissions include chair seats, footstools, cushions, wall art, stockings, cupboard doors, side tables, headboards - and the rest!
Deborah Jackson Brown
Dressing stylishly empowers us for the challenges of life, career changes, special occasions, or simply just for everyday life. Having a streamlined easy to co-ordinate wardrobe makes dressing stylishly quicker and easier. I offer my clients a fresh look at their style, guided always by great design across multiple brands.
I create bespoke edits for a single look for a special occasion, or a larger edit with several looks to update your existing wardrobe. I also find contemporary outfits for the modern bride.
Shopping destinations include Matches Townhouse, Selfridges and Harrods in London, also Paris, New York, Rome and Milan.
Becky Hall Personal Stylist
It's never too late to address a lack lustre wardrobe. Learn to love what you already have by using different styling tips and tricks, alterations or even just adding those basic missing pieces. Using my wealth of knowledge and innate sense of style, I love being able to help women of all ages find the personal and unique style they are looking for. Please get in touch via my website or Instagram. Available throughout the Home Counties and London.
Serena Bolton Photography
Serena Bolton Photography offers clients the finest photography and bespoke service. Each photoshoot is tailored to suit each client's individual preferences and results in natural, beautiful and timeless photographs, albums and art to treasure for a lifetime.
Your story is unique and as a fine art storyteller, Serena will capture the essence of you, your family or celebration, in a series of photographs that celebrates who you are.
Bee's Knees Practical Assistance
PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE SUPPORT
Bee's Knees Practical Assistance offers you adaptable support for your home, life and business with PA and Lifestyle management support. With experience gained working as an Executive Assistant both in the corporate and education sectors, I can support you across all areas of your business, from general day to day admin tasks such are email and diary management to staffing, managing projects and events (big and small). Most importantly I'm here to help you to grow and future proof your business.
Spire Printing Ltd.
We are a well established, friendly and dedicated printing company based in Salisbury offering a wide range of lithographic and digital print services.
As well as producing a selection of print packages, including brochures, flyers, business cards and more, we are always happy to offer advice on any aspect of your print job and can produce design/artwork for publishing, print, exhibition material and web.
Bold New World Recruitment
RECRUITMENT / RESKILLING
Hire Once - Hire Well.
We specialise in recruitment for small businesses, where often one role may encompass many disciplines. Vital to our hiring process if an appreciation of your company, it's culture, its yin and yang. By understanding your business we save time and money by ensuring candidates who will not only hit the ground running but sprint into the future beside you.
Broomwood Hall Lower School
SCHOOLS (PRE PREP)
We embrace the best of traditional and modern, innovative teaching to deliver an outstanding education that excites, stimulates and nurtures the whole child. We know that achievement and success come in many forms and at different stages and that above all, happy children who love learning will do well.
Our five learning powers: curiosity, communication, creativity, independence and resilience plus our mastery approach, are the bedrock for all we do and designed to equip children with the problem solving and analytical skills they need to succeed in the workplace in the future.
Broomwood Hall Upper School
The only all-girls' prep school in SW London that prepares for both 11+ and 13+ exit to top secondary schools both in and out of London. We prepare for life, not just the next school and focus on the essential skills of creativity, critical thinking, resilience, independence and confidence, providing girls with the benefits of a holistic education where everything is important, and each girl is supported and enabled to be and do her best.
A winning combination of traditional values and innovative teaching coupled with an exciting enrichment programme challenges and stimulates both breadth and depth of learning ensuring that Broomwood girls are happy, confident, rounded individuals who are well prepared for future success.
Boys thrive in our busy yet friendly environment which provides outstanding teaching that stimulates, stretches, nurtures and develops boys' individual strengths to prepare them for entry to top secondary schools at 11 and 13 - both in and out of London.
For us, 'the whole child is the whole point' and all boys play matches in the major sports with teams that are very competitive, even against much bigger schools. Drama, music, Art and DT are also excellent. The combination of academic rigour, a focus on traditional manners, outstanding extra-curricular opportunities and holistic pastoral care ensures we have happy boys who can fulfil their academic potential.
Northwood Senior School
Transformative teaching lies at the heart of our modern, stimulating curriculum which includes thematic studies, maths mastery and hands-on science, alongside well-being, community and life skills.
Our innovative approach leads to more active engagement in lessons, the development of higher-order thinking skills, strong teamwork, and motivated pupils who are better able to develop the real-world analytical and problem solving skills that pays dividends in examinations and stands them in good stead for the further. As a smaller school, we can offer a more bespoke approach to provide a happy, community-minded education that is not only academically excellent, but which equips pupils with the skills and experiences that prepare them for the ever-changing world in which we live and face their future with confidence.
Co-educational, 11 - 16
Almost Essential was created in 2012 by Michelle de Biolley, a former partner at an Executive search firm, to make time poor people's London life easier. She has put together a list of highly useful services and unique gifts for discerning people like her. Michelle also facilitates gifting and corporate gifting with her subscription based service, Michelle's Inner Circle, which helps you find the right gift for friends or corporate clients.
Almost Essential is your exclusive online concierge service for discerning people; Michelle has brought her professionalism and her understanding of running a busy life to her community of like minded people.
Augustine Jewels is an award winning luxury British Jewellery Company, shortlisted for jewellery designer of the year. They specialise in sourcing extraordinary gemstones and making them into exquisite pieces of jewellery. Their shop is at 75 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5HQ.
Biscuit Clothing & Living
The aim at Biscuit is to provide a beautiful and welcoming environment whether online or in one of our three stores, in which you can always find something that inspires you.
It could be something to wear, something to give or something that you now need. The perfect eclectic mix of curated fashion and living, all in one place.
“The younger, cooler, better looking sister of Oliver Bonas.”
Vintage, modern, on trend or timeless - anything goes in this colourful, friendly shop. Started in 2015 by Kate Chetwood, it is now a much loved local treasure trove on the Askew Road in West London, with a recently opened online store.
Corinna Pyman Ceramics
Wheel-thrown Studio Ceramics.
Corinna Pyman makes functional stoneware ceramics in her West Dorset studio: teapots, tableware, lamps and natural soy wax candles in reusable stoneware beakers.
A small independent shop in the heart of the Test Valley selling beautiful, affordable accessories for your home. We also offer interior design services, including curtain making and upholstery.
Follow camilladunning_georgeclark on Instagram for latest arrivals in the shop and inspirational but inexpensive ways to make changes in your home.
Discover a wide range of handmade objects for the home as well as fun jewellery and Liberty's accessories!
A great place to find original and unique gifts, from ceramics candles, olive wood bowls and platters to hand-stamped linens, and much more.
Initially London is a personalisation company specialising in accessories, linens and gifts.
Using graphic design technology to create gorgeous embroidery and laser-etched monograms we create items that are far more than initials, they are a form of self-expression and can be applied to just about anything!
Jessica May Jewels
Jessica Cadzow-Collins FGA DGA is a personal jeweller helping people design, repair or re-imagine their jewels so that they can enjoy them to the fullest now and for the future. She has cared for the treasures of everyone from Royal families to her own family over 30 years working in fine jewellery for the great brands on Bond Street including Garrard, Asprey and Chaumet.
Let Jessica help put the zing in your bling.
Pink Avocet takes great care to select a beautiful and high quality collection of Toscana Sheepskin and Cashmere from the UK and Italy. They aim to choose a range that is chic, elegant, comfortable, useful and durable. With over 50 colours to choose from the only problem will be choosing which one to go for!
Pink House Mustique
Luxury swim and resort wear inspired by and designed on Mustique Island by Lotty B.
The label was originated as a men's collection to complement the Lotty B silks for women, but this has been extended to include linens for women, plus linen shirts and swim shorts for children. LB Home has stunning fine bone china amongst other treasures. Lotty's prints epitomise her Caribean island aesthetic.
We bring together a unique collection of classic and contemporary jewellery and offer our customers simple, smart, chic and wearable designs of gold, Sterling silver, pearls and semi-precious stones.
Georgie Krone Social
Georgie provides advice and training on social media for small businesses. She runs workshops and offers One 2 One tailored advice. Her expertise covers Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
In addition Georgie is a champion of small businesses and female entrepreneurs.
Emma Fisher Sports Mentoring & Coaching
Emma Fisher offers a unique mentoring service to any aspiring athlete in any sport, alongside her longstanding equestrian coaching experience.
A GB athlete in 3 sports, a National Team Coach of 18 years, MSC in Psychology and Sport Science and a parent.
Emma is available to offer support, knowledge, positivity, advice, expertise, communication and experience in all areas.
Brunton House and Cottages
Five star, self-catering accommodation in coastal Northumberland.
Brunton House is the only large, luxury family house between Alnwick and Bamburgh, sleeping 16 with 8 bathrooms. There are also 3 cottages very close, all set in the middle of an organic farm, 3 miles from the famous and sandy beaches. Brunton is only 20 minutes from Bamburgh and 15 minutes from Alnwick, and is the most peaceful spot you can find. Guests have been coming to Brunton year after year so early booking is a good idea.
Katie - VA
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES
Katie Tew provides freelance, virtual assistant services to entrepreneurs, C level executives and HNW individuals remotely from her home office in Gloucestershire.
Nothing is too much trouble, Katie is happy to take on any task, no matter how challenging.
Sarah McDougall builds bespoke usable websites for small businesses (including this one for the Women of Achievement Lunch!) and then teaches you to update it yourself.
She takes care to help you convey your business authentically and effectively online, she avoids technical terminology and guides you through the whole process.
Alicky Gravell Clinic
I uniquely combine Health Coaching with Integrated mind and body healing techniques. I call this combination Energy Medicine.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is an excellent tool for all ages to discover and learn during this time of uncertainty and ill health. It rewires the brain and helps make positive decisions and better actions. EFT works by tapping on acupuncture meridian points to send the correct signals, build and improve neural pathways to make you feel better. A calming signal is sent to the brain and helps overcome stress, anxiety, fears, phobias, physical pain and boosts your immune stystem support.
I teach GUT health and EFT on Wellness Days and offer University Student and Corporate groups on zoom on a variety of subjects including anxiety management and daily nutritional and lifestyle advice. Tel: 07775 604754
Emma Marshall Nutrition
Nutritionalist and Cancer Specialist.
Emma is one of the new breed of chefs, weaving health and well-being into nutrition. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, Functional Medicine Practitioner and chef who specialises in working with cancer patients helping them to optimise conventional treatment outcomes with tailored nutrition and lifestyle support.
She enjoys working to establish a deeper understanding of root causes of health conditions which then informs diet and lifestyle prescriptions.
Manuka Direct Ltd.
Purveyor of genuine Manuka Honey.
We are privileged to work with three incredible New Zealand beekeepers in bringing the finest (fully certified) Manuka Honey straight from the bees to you. Liquid Gold.
Corporate and Individual Mental Health Education.
It is possible to live in the world as it is with far less mental suffering and stress and more clarity and peace of mind.
Maya Empowerment's 'Wisdom & Well-Being' (Wise Up!) programme helps individuals, teams and organisations discover more clarity, creativity and resilience to improve overall mental health and performance for better results.
It's time to wise up to your innate mental health and resilience!
Mindfulness Walking Academy
Mindfulness Walking combines a simple walking technique with core mindfulness skills to help you walk better, think better and feel better. You will learn to train and quieten a busy mind whilst benefiting from an active walking workout.
The Mindfulness Walking Academy currently offers sessions in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and London.
Pougatch Alexander is a boutique writing agency that specialises in providing high quality copy in long and short form. We offer ghostwriting, website and business writing. We also produce and record podcasts using highly experienced broadcasters.
We will help you to tell your story.