Winchester networking is dedicated to connecting local business women within the area.
The members of this vibrant networking group meet every second Monday of the month to share ideas and grow their businesses.
Bright Phoenix is a closed networking group, so if your profession is not represented in this members list please contact us to book a visitors seat and come along to see how friendly and professional our members are.
Welcome to the vibrant network where Winchester's business people meet to connect and prosper!
Networking since 2013
Joy Barden - St. Jame's Place Wealth Management
Whether you are investing for retirement or to fund school fees, buying a dream holiday home or in the throes of divorce, you require expert, honest, straightforward advice.
The advice Joy offers is highly professional and personal to every individual, drawn from her 21 years' experience in investments, inheritance tax planning, pensions and mortgages. "If I can't put you in a better place, I will tell you. I offer no off-the-shelf answers and I have no sales targets to hit. Trust is key and it is why most of my new clients come through personal recommendation."
www.joybarden.co.uk T: 01730 301591
Debbie Bickerdike - Herbalife Nutrition
Debbie was introduced to Herbalife Nutrition in 2013. Initially she was intrigued, but rather sceptical, "I considered myself to be healthy, I ran regularly and ate well, but was slightly heavier than I would have liked. I felt the benefits after only a few days, and went on to achieve amazing results. I now want to share my story with everyone. By improving my core nutrition I’ve lost one and a half stone in weight, dropped two dress sizes, reduced my body fat by 7% and dramatically increased my energy levels! I feel great!"
Debbie offers a free personal wellness evaluation to anyone wanting to discover what’s happening on the inside and help them to truly understand their body composition. She works out a programme specifically tailored to them and then works closely together to achieve their goals, whether that be to lose weight, improve energy levels, increase sports endurance, gain lean muscle, or reduce body fat.
www.goherbalife.com/debbieb T: 07774 768525
Julie Copestake - Lone Barn Photography
Julie is a portrait photographer based in a beautiful studio on the outskirts of Romsey. She specialises in contemporary portraits of women, creating beautiful images for them and their loved ones and for their generations to come.
Julie loves helping her clients plan their dream portrait photo shoot, seeing them being pampered in her make over studio, and seeing their blossoming transformation in front of her camera when they see the final images.
Julie knows how to pose and light women to create the most beautiful portraits that they have ever seen of themselves, whilst enjoying a fun confidence boosting experience, changing how they feel about themselves.
www.lonebarnphotography.co.uk T: 07917 477094
Dawn Gregory - Confidence Coach
Mark Twain said "There are two kinds of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars." That’s so true.
How many times have you been asked to give a presentation or deliver a proposal at work?
Do you feel weak at the knees?
Worry that your voice will evaporate or you'll sound like Minnie Mouse?
Worry that you'll forget your words?
Fear no more. Dawn helps her clients develop a personal style using short and sweet techniques to help them prepare calmly and with confidence for any speaking challenge.
www.dawngregory.co.uk T: 07976 693 948
Jane Harris-Bland - Sarah Jane Interiors
Sarah offers a full interiors design service, from that perfect single roll of wallpaper to a complete new scheme, planning and project management.
Call her for a free first consultation, or visit her studio full of design inspiration and fabric heaven.
SJI, creates you dream space.
www.sarahjaneinteriors.co.uk T: 01962 881212
Nina Khoo - Coaching for Highly Sensitive Women
Nina is a personal development coach for the 15-20% of the female population who share the trait of High Sensitivity. Helping women embrace their sensitivity, step into their considerable strengths, to find and have the courage to use their voice and share their abilities with the world.
Nina is also on a mission to change people’s perception of the word ‘sensitive’!
www.ninakhoo.com T: 07812 251440
Gemma Lane - Girl Friday VA PA
Gemma provides admin support for individuals, charities and small to medium
Among the tasks she offers are one to one admin support, email & diary management, meeting preparation, research, travel bookings, event organization, concierge along with personal tasks such as house management, shopping, contractor liaison etc. This list is not exhaustive so please call to discuss your requirements and find out how Gemma can help make your day run smoothly.
Regular work or one-off tasks undertaken. Daily, hourly or per project fees available.
www.girlfridayvapa.co.uk T: 07739 709268
Glynn Lewis - ARK Skincare
I love selling this exceptional product - it is British made, paraben free and not tested on animals.
In addition to all these good things the products are wonderfully effective, they do what they are supposed to do and, as a result, I have a lot of returning satisfied customers.
ARK Skincare range is in three groups: upto 20's, 30's to 40's and 50's and above, ensuring you can have beautiful skin at any age!
www.glynnlewis.co.uk T: 01256 893210
Sarah Matthews - Crimson Graphics
Sarah started Crimson Graphics in 2001, having worked for 13 years as a graphic designer with agencies across the South of England prior to this.
Sarah creates branding, brochures, packaging, exhibition display and web sites. She loves providing her clients with the same professional level of design you would expect from design agencies, but without the cost of their overheads, offering cost effective and creative graphic design for both start ups and more established businesses.
www.crimsongraphics.co.uk T: 01420 769404
Dr John Mitchell - Wessex Business Services Ltd
John is a specialist in commercial insurance for all your business and commercial insurance needs.
He also runs the Wessex Business Hub providing business services across rural Hampshire enabling small businesses and home-workers to operate more effectively via the HUB based in Overton.
www.wessexbusinesshub.co.uk T: 01256 770440
Amanda Nash - Sole Purpose
Amanda is a holistic therapist, qualified in reflexology, aromatherapy and Swedish massage, also practicing Reiki. As a member of the Association of Reflexologists and of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, she is committed to ongoing training and their code of ethics.
Amanda is a mobile therapist visiting clients at home work, providing bespoke treatments while creating a sense of calm using products and blends. Providing individual appointment, or parties, offering a range of treatments for people and businesses who wish to look at their general wellbeing.
www.solepurpose.co.uk T: 01256 381303
Jill Sainsbury - Switched-on Multimedia
Jill is a video journalist based in Southampton. She creates bespoke films and video campaigns for businesses and training organisations to really ‘get the message across’. Her portfolio of films includes training videos for a wide range of professionals including lawyers, surveyors and even dentists, films for elearning courses and PR and promotional films for charities, local authorities and NHS trusts. She’s passionate about film-making and ensuring that every sound and picture conveys the right message and comes with a wealth of ideas to bring tricky concepts to life.
Jill is a former BBC journalist, having worked in radio, TV and online here in the South of England and various other parts of the UK for both the BBC and independent broadcast media. She’s also a freelance lecturer in journalism at Southampton Solent University.
www.switched-on.tv T: 023 8022 6528
Kate Self - Travel Counsellors
Kate Self is Winchester's Personal Travel Counsellor and part of the multi award winning Travel Counsellors Franchise.
Offering a bespoke and personal solution to all your holiday and travel needs, Kate searches for your travel arrangements from over 600 suppliers all financially protected by the Financial Trust.
Looking after you in the way and at a time to suit you, Kate can arrange anything from a weekend in London to a tailormade year round the world, including flights, hotels, cruises, trains, excursions, travel insurance and much much more.
www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/kate.self T: 01962 659280
Philippa Thompson - The Dower House Residential Nursing Home
Philippa is the manager of The Dower House, an exceptional residential nursing home near Winchester, Hampshire. She takes pride in providing the highest quality of residential care in a practical, discreet and civilised environment.
This privately owned nursing home is set in 5 1/2 acres of grounds and gardens offering 39 long stay and 4 short stay rooms. Residents are encouraged to regard The Dower House as their home. The The Dower House is:
‘An exceptional residential nursing home providing the highest quality care’
www.thedowerhousewinchester.co.uk T: 01962 882 848
Ian Tuffrey – Aplan Insurance
Ian is the Winchester A-Plan branch manager., providing car, home, van and a range of other insurance services. He's passionate about client service, and believes that the best way to support you and deliver real value for money is through his team of friendly and experienced staff based in your local branch.
Aplan promise to provide you with:
The right level of cover
www.aplan.co.uk/Winchester T: 01962 790474
Tricia Turner - Utility Warehouse
Tricia represents Utility Warehouse a British company who believe that great service starts at home.
With an award-winning UK call centre which can answer any of your questions and manage all aspects of your account.
They set out to be: 'the Nation's Most Trusted Utility Supplier, the one you'd recommend to your mum'!
www.saveasyouspend.org.uk T: 07766 139523
Emma Wilders-Pratt – Trethowans Solicitors
Emma specialises in all aspects of family law and relationship breakdown to include divorce, financial relief with substantial and complex financial disputes between spouses and cohabitants, private law children cases and pre and post-nuptial settlements.
With particular expertise in dealing with cases involving complex business assets, inherited wealth, farming assets, trusts and Armed Forces pensions. Emma has a wealth of experience acting for clients involved in Children Act proceedings to include applications for removal from the jurisdiction, the future living arrangements for the children and acting for grandparents.
As a member of Resolution and a trained collaborative family lawyer she seeks to provide an alternative to litigation for her clients, if appropriate and steer her clients towards workable solutions.
www.trethowans.com T: 01962 670 677