Businesses We Believe In
Please find below a list of businesses run by inspirational women and endorsed by the Committee.
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.
Pure Arts Group
Founded in 2009 by Lesley Samms MSc ANLP MAC FRSA, Pure Arts Group are award winning contemporary art mentoring specialists. Internationally recognised for discovering, mentoring and supporting talent in contemporary art. Through a programme of exhibitions, learning, workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching, Pure help creatives explore and uncover the possibilities and opportunities hidden within themselves, inspiring confidence, growth mindset and a positive outlook.
Pure also offer a wide selection of artwork to suit all tastes and budgets for sale on the ARTSY marketplace. Whether you are a novice or serious collector we will help you get closer to art.
Curious? Want to know more? Drop us an email via the website and set up a free discovery call.
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.
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 Media 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, we will ensure you have an audio memento of a loved one's life that can be handed down the generations.
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.
Kate Gordon Lennox Flowers
Spectacular flowers for weddings and all occasions.
Gardens and English hedgerows are at the heart of all Kate's work and her designs are natural, seasonal and the flowers all sustainably sourced and British when possible.
Based in the Cotswolds, Kate undertakes commissions small and large, near and far and everyone is bespoke.
During the summer months she makes hand tied bouquets with flowers from her cutting garden for delivery in the Tetbury/Cirencester area.
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.
Tara Dalton Design Ltd
At Tara Dalton Design Limited we are all about creating beautiful gardens with a little bit of wild.
Our aim is to turn ideas and dreams into clear visuals and create gardens that are colourful, practical and a refuge for nature.
We also aim to reduce waste on all our projects and source products as locally as possible whilst working with the environment and improving biodiversity.
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.
The Mews Fabrics + Furnishings
Classic, colourful, handmade and home picked homeware and fabrics. From block printed table linens to handprinted Spanish plates and bowls, beautiful fabrics by the meter to handmade unique cushions and lampshades, our collection will provide something colourful and timeless to your home.
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.
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.
With over 25 years proven experience in the UK’s residential property market Miranda Fraser offers a unique 1:1 concierge-like service, assisting families and individuals from start to finish with acquiring either a Main Home, Pied a Terre or Buy to Let portfolio in either Edinburgh or London.
Furthermore, Miranda has been a freelance researcher for the Tatler Schools Guide for a number of years and is available, on a consultancy basis, to assist with selecting the right UK school for your child.
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.
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.
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.
EmmaJane Knight Cashmere
From an international background, EmmaJane's expertise is dedicated to provide women with top quality, innovative yet timeless, sustainably made, smart-casual, cashmere designs and accessories that may be worn again and again in different combinations all year round. The unique designs take you from day to evening to travel in effortless style.
The exquisite yarns come in beautiful, classic and stunning seasonal colours and are sourced from Scotland, Italy and Mongolia.
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.
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 Caribbean island aesthetic.
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.
Luxury 5 star beach front villa and motor yacht holidays in Croatia.
Newly built in 2023, sea front Villa Mowana accommodates 8 guests in exceptional comfort with breathtaking panoramic ocean views. The Super Yacht is an 86ft Sunseeker that also accommodates 8 guests in ultimate luxury and with 4 very attentive crew members to make your cruise in the Adriatic unforgettable.
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.
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.