Henley Business Partnership has a team of Directors and one overall Chair. In addition we are pleased to introduce our management team whose aims are to:

  • support the five Directors in a voluntary role
  • attend quarterly meetings, 3FM meetings and other committee meetings
  • assist with setting the overall vision of HBP including budgets and events organisation

All Directors and the Management Team are unpaid volunteers – they pay their own subscriptions and receive no expenses.

Niki Schäfer

Chair

Niki Schäfer has worked in the creative field for over 20 years, from top advertising agencies in London and New York, through writing for various newspapers and magazines, to establishing her own interior design business in Henley-on-Thames in 2007.

Niki was professionally trained at KLC School of Design in Chelsea Harbour and is a member of the British Institute of Interior Design. Her first project was to build and design Trinity Preschool and she has continued to create contemporary and colourful homes and commercial spaces throughout Henley and the surrounding counties since.

Niki is an author and her book Creating Space – a design guide for busy homes – was short-listed for the Brit Writers Award 2012. She is also a professional speaker and the home décor expert on the QVC shopping channel.

Niki lives in Henley with her husband, two opinionated redheads and a footballer in the making.

nikischaferinteriordesign.co.uk

HBP Team - Niki

Robin Pincott

Director and Treasurer

Robin Pincott is a partner with Pincott Lee Chartered Accountants, a local firm he co-founded in 2011.

He offers a range of services from general tax and accountancy, to bespoke consulting assignments, through to complete outsourcing of the finance function. In a career spanning two decades he has advised clients as an audit manager, financial modeller, Sarbanes-Oxley consultant, accountancy lecturer and, more recently, general practitioner.

His CV includes two of the big four accounting firms and a major oil company. Robin has been treasurer to the Partnership since April 2012 helping to support its activities and manage its finances.

pincottlee.co.uk

HBP Team - Robin

David Reynolds

Director

David Reynolds is a Business Career and Personal Development Specialist and Author of Power Secrets of the Rich and Successful.

From butcher’s boy (at age 12) to laboratory assistant, vacuum cleaner salesman to furniture salesman, and insurance salesman to Chief Executive (at age 39) I was very fortunate to learn some valuable lessons on my journey to what became a successful and richly rewarding career.

These easy to apply principles have enabled me to live a life that most people will only ever dream about. Nowadays, my mission is to show ambitious people how to achieve greater success and have more fun in both their business and their personal life.

In my book Why wasn’t I taught this at School? I will guide and mentor you, and share with, you a system of success to become the person you sincerely would like to be.

davereynolds.com

HBP Team

Helen Fraser

Director

Helen is an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) whose particular area of expertise is working with clients who are within 10 years of retirement, clients at retirement, financial planning after divorce, Inheritance Tax planning and care fees planning. Helen also works with Attorneys acting under an EPA or an LPA.

Helen’s aim is to help clients navigate the sometimes confusing world of personal finance and to make the most of their money. She can help you whether you are an experienced investor or a novice. Helen sees her role more as a mentor rather than telling clients what to do, by listening and having a two-way conversation.

With a background in marketing, Helen has always been interested in personal finance and saving so when she was looking for a career change it seemed natural that she should train as a financial adviser in order to share that expertise and passion with others.

Helen says “I love it when people come to see me with a complex issue, we put a plan together that they understand and I can literally see the relief on their face.”

orchardhouse.co.uk

HBP Team - Helen

Simon Dunster

Director

Simon heads up Around2it and Dunster Business Services. A fully trained and certified Executive and Business coach and working as an Advisor and Non-Executive Director, Simon has helped over 200 companies in and around the Thames Valley.

He has been CEO of global companies as well as setting up and running a series of successful businesses of his own.

Simon was approached to run the 3FM breakfast meetings to a unique format and in the last few years the 3FM group has grown and grown, attracting interest and support from a wide range of businesses, charities, town and regional councillors and even our local MP.

HBP Team - Simon

Management Team

Helen Barnett

Henley Town Manager

Helen has a proven track record of implementing and delivering strategies involving marketing, communications, digital and social media, planning, highways, health and safety and tourist information. She enjoys motivating people within large and small businesses, groups and organisations to achieve common goals together. She is motivated by the sense of achievement and satisfaction she gets when projects and events successfully help others.

Helen liaises closely with all the established groups who meet and network regularly to develop activities in Henley and is on the Council’s Town and Community Committee.

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Michaela Clarke

Henley Herald

Michaela started the Henley Herald henleyherald.com, the on-line community news website just for Henley, in January 2013 to provide a much needed up-to-date and unbiased news service. The website allows contributors from all areas of the community to post their own news stories as they happen.

Michaela’s background is Marketing and she’s worked for both clients and agencies for both consumer and business industries. Her marketing career spans 20+ years and she has knowledge and experience in design, copywriting, research, PR, events, promotions, and social media.

HBP Team - Michaela

Kathryn Fell

Administrator of Henley Business Partnership

Kathryn Fell Photography

Kathryn is a professional photographer in Sonning Common, capturing family portraits, pets, weddings, PR/events, celebrations, head shots, food and commercial photography for marketing literature, websites and social media.

Professional photography really can make a huge difference to how a potential client views your business online or in marketing literature.

She is passionate about supporting local sole traders and small businesses, having had 13 years in Marketing and Branding within the food industry before she retrained.

Kathryn is married and they have a son, Jake who is two.

kathrynfellphotography.co.uk

HBP Team - Kath

Nigel White

Managing Director of the Higgs Group and Henley Standard

Nigel has worked in media for the past 30 years and for the past 25 years has held senior management roles for some of the largest publishers in the UK including Trinity Mirror and Newsquest before joining the Higgs Group, publishers of the Henley Standard.

Nigel made the permanent move to the Henley area earlier this year and now that his family has settled into their new home – with the majority of work completed – he is determined not to let his golf clubs completely rust away.

He also plays billiards for Trinity Hall in the Henley and District league.

higgsgroup.co.uk

HBP Team - Nigel

Mark Wojcicki

Creative Director of Studio Stanley

Mark runs Studio Stanley the design agency for businesses that want a compelling identity online and offline. His expertise is in brand development, identity, website and digital design, advertising and sales and promotional literature.

He has 35 years of experience in graphics and loves to sketch in his spare time.

studiostanley.co.uk

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