The Henley Coaching Partnership specialises in helping local business owners fulfil their full potential.
David is an accredited coach with the largest worldwide coaching organisation, ActionCoach.
Regardless of where your start point is, our proven strategies and expertise can remove many of the challenges and frustrations of running a business and set it up for continual profitable growth.
Please contact: David Haimes
A Foot in the Chilterns
A Foot in the Chilterns was born out of a passion for nature and the countryside and a wish to share that passion with all people – able and less able. Anthea is a qualified occupational therapist and an accredited Nordic Walking UK instructor. She runs Nordic Walking courses and instructor led walks in the Henley area and also uses Nordic walking for rehabilitation following illness or injury.
Nordic walking is quite unique in that it provides benefits for everybody from those with medical problems to the super fit. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, Nordic Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable. It is a specific fitness technique and is not to be confused with trekking, hill walking or trail running.
Having lived in the Henley-on-Thames area for nearly 30 years and walked, cycled and run around the Chilterns and Thames valley during that time, Anthea has an in depth knowledge of the paths, flora and fauna of the area, curios, pubs and tea shops. She can show you the best places for wildlife, the most spectacular views, fabulous wildflowers and woodland, and historical and local landmarks and all this while improving your fitness and wellbeing. Walking and Nordic Walking is proven to be amongst the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise. Free taster sessions are available to HBP members.
Please contact: Anthea Osborn-Jones dipCOT, Qualified Nordic Walking Instructor
Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice
Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is an award-winning charity that provides essential support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families across Berkshire and the surrounding communities.
John and Fiona Devine from Windsor set up the charity in memory of their extraordinary little boy who sadly passed away in 2006 at the age of eight from a rare brain tumour. Their personal experience, and subsequent extensive research, led them to realise that there was a vital need for a local children’s hospice service and hospice.
Our children’s hospice service means very different things for each child and their family and as such, our care is very personal. Whatever and wherever the need, we are dedicated to bringing comfort and care to these families. Our services include respite care, specialist play, symptom management, and family support, end of life care and bereavement support. Care is delivered either at home, in hospital, in schools or within our very own children’s hospice, which was opened summer 2018. Designed to complement the community service, the hospice has state-of-the-art facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, music room, games room, family accommodation and bereavement suite.
We currently support around 120 children and their families, but we are committed to growing our service and reaching out to every child and their family that needs us. In Berkshire, alone we know that there are over 600 children with life-limiting conditions.
Almost all the money we need to deliver our children’s hospice service comes from voluntary donations and every penny-raised make a real difference to local families.
Ana Mari Bull Landscape & Garden Design
Designers of RHS Award winning gardens, Ana Mari Bull Landscape & Garden Design offer a comprehensive garden design and horticultural consultancy. Central to our work is the ability to identify and draw out the essence of a site. We pride ourselves on being able to respond to the unique quality and spirit of every location, to ensure that our designs are in harmony with the architecture and character of the landscape.
Embracing both contemporary and traditional design styles we work closely with our clients to ensure their requirements are fully realised from the initial brief to the completed work.
We believe in collaboration and so welcome every opportunity to work with architects, interior designers, and craftsmen to ensure each project has a strong visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces.
Based in Oxfordshire, we have worked on a variety of large and small projects in London, the home counties, and internationally.
Our services include full design concepts, project administration, planting plans and plant sourcing, garden styling and 3D models. We can also provide landscape designs to support planning applications for both private and commercial clients.
Our work has been featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
Jim has been advising companies on Cyber Security and Data Protection since 2001. He understands the challenges that those companies face and how security does not seem to have a direct return on investment, so helps them to protect themselves at a minimum cost by getting the most out of their existing solutions and staff, rather than buying new expensive products.
From advising on GDPR, to training staff, to auditing and implementing physical security, his company Assuredata can help with all Cyber Security and Data Protection requirements.
Jim’s other passion is boating and to indulge this passion he started The Henley Boating Company which delivers skippered cruises throughout the summer on his 1968 Metropolitan Police launch. The boat is especially popular at Henley Regatta and Festival where passengers get a unique perspective of the events whilst enjoying Champagne and good food whilst aboard.
Please contact: Jim Sneddon
Blandy & Blandy
With offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London, Blandy & Blandy LLP is recognised as one of the region’s leading law firms.
The Thames Valley has been our home since 1733 and we have the heritage and reputation that comes with this longevity.
We advise clients on all aspects of their personal and family lives, including Residential Property, Family law and Wills, Probate Tax and Trusts.
Commercially, we provide a full range of legal services to both public and private sector organisations, ranging from national and multinational companies through to banks and lenders, SMEs and owner-managed businesses, charities and educational institutions, professional practices, landowners and developers and venue and event operators.
Our partners and many of our associate solicitors are acknowledged as experts by the two major legal directories, Chambers UK Guide and The Legal 500, and we are top ranked as a firm by both. We have also held the Law Society’s Lexcel quality mark since 2003. Of the 11,000 legal practices in England and Wales fewer than 10% have achieved this ‘gold standard’.
Blandy & Blandy enjoys a reputation for high-quality, high value expertise, providing a partner-led service and outstanding client care. We are often regarded as a strong and cost-effective alternative to a national or City firm. As members of the global Law Firm Network, we also advise clients operating internationally.
We seek to balance our heritage with a modern and progressive approach, in terms of the services we offer and the way in which they are delivered. This, underpinned by our independence, means that our clients continue to trust and recommend us year after year.
Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs and their families, set in 5 acres of beautiful countryside, just outside Wargrave, Berkshire. Throughout the year the centre provides a range of activities, facilities and natural space to encourage children with a variety of special needs to play, socialise and learn in a secure and caring environment.
For general enquiries please contact: Annabel Hill, Centre Manager
The Charming Restorer
Stef Socki is The Charming Restorer and he adores the beauty and simplicity of old things in their raw and natural state which is why he’s dedicated his life to preserving the past in sympathetic ways for future generations to enjoy. He’s a highly skilled craftsman, offering complete building, window, fine antiques, furniture and clock repairs, restoration and conservation services, to preserve, protect and conserve wonderful pieces and places for others to enjoy for years to come.
As a historical buildings conservationist, he offers three main services: building & window restoration and repairs including original sash window restoration, furniture & antique restoration and repairs, and bespoke joinery designs such as staircases, flooring, luxury outdoor living and working spaces, interior furniture and storage.
The Chiltern Centre is a registered charity for disabled people. We provide a broad range of services to parents and professionals involved in the care and provision of services to children with disabilities.
Our years of experience and expertise provide unparalleled levels of service which have been widely acknowledged through Ofsted. We have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of our tireless pursuit of excellence in care.
We work with parents of children that have a wide spectrum of disabilities; from cerebral palsy to autistic spectrum disorder. We provide a caring and nurturing environment to help children with complex health needs.
County Douglas Law
We are a family firm (established 1989) based in Henley-on-Thames and our core products are Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys. We offer home visits and fixed fees.
We undertake no advertising whatsoever with all business coming from personal recommendation. We have over 35,000 clients spread all around the country.
Please contact: Keith Douglas
Dallas & Co Solicitors
Dallas & Co is a niche dispute resolution practice based in Henley-on-Thames. We specialise in commercial litigation and arbitration.
Typically, we advise on a broad range of contractual disputes, insurance related issues, shareholder/partnership disputes together with a broad range of disputes which can arise in the conduct of cross border business.
We provide a range of fee solutions for clients including fixed fee and conditional fee structure. In some circumstances we are also able to procure litigation funding for meritorious claims which eliminates the cost risk of proceeding with a claim.
Author of ‘Why wasn’t I taught this at school?’ Learn the success principles that have been proven time and again to have the power to transform your life and to provide you with a blueprint for achieving everything you have ever dreamed about.
Please contact: Dave Reynolds
Digital Marketing Engine
We are strategic lead generation and social media experts.
We help you grow your business.
How? Through developing a marketing strategy that scales as you do, driven by high-converting content and focussed advertising campaigns.
We will define a strategy for your business, using a targeted mix of the following elements, to deliver highest quality leads and business growth:
- Marketing Strategy
- Content Development
- Social Media Management
- Facebook™ and Instagram™ Ads
- LinkedIn Campaigns
- Messenger Bot Funnels
Please contact: Amanda Philp
Edward Briscoe MIPW has 6+ years post qualification experience in assisting individuals with Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). He is a Member of the Institiute of Professional Will Writers and holds professional indemnity insurance arranged through them.
Edward lives halfway between Marlow and Henley but attends clients in their homes or at their work place. The first meeting (initial 40 mins with no obligation) confirms identity (to avoid fraud), gathers data, notes commitments and establishes an individual’s capacity to make Deeds.
Reports or attendance notes follow that first meeting; these are for amendment, correction and reflection. Once detail and wishes are confirmed documents are drafted and when approved finals are printed ready for clients to make Deeds. This results in our second meeting so completion is supervised and an independent witness is available to record the event. Wills require two witnesses so the path to the Deed is eased.
Enterprise Doctor offers effective help for businesses. To seek our help does not mean your business is bad or failing – it means there are one or more aspects where you see room for improvement and need some help identifying and delivering that improvement.
We offer diagnostic help, working with you to work out what improvements can be made, helping you define where you are now, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there.
We also offer hands-on help with sales, marketing, purchasing, procedures, logistics, recruitment and managing change – in fact just about any aspect of running a business. Once we’ve worked with you on defining how to get from A to B, we work with you on that journey.
Please contact: Mark Harris
The Fragrance Foundation
The Fragrance Foundation UK is a non-profit educational organisation setting standards of excellence for the fragrance industry in the UK.
Our Mission: To expand the appreciation, enjoyment, use and sale of fragrances amongst all people. The Fragrance Foundation is raising the reputation of the fragrance industry having defined and valued the fragrance sector allowing us to attract new talent making this a destination industry to work in.
It brings together not only manufacturers and distributers of fragrances and fragranced products but also their suppliers, retailers, the media, public relations consultants and advertising agencies.
Our many events also include The Fragrance Foundation Awards known as the Oscars of the Fragrance Industry.
Please contact: Linda Key Jackson
Gardner Leader LLP
Gardner Leader has been at the heart of the Berkshire community for over 120 years, but it is our determination to always move with the times that ensures we keep delivering results for our clients.
Progressive and innovative, with a focus on excellence in client care and giving our clients trust, value and peace of mind, Gardner Leader offers the full range of legal support for you and your business. Working closely with you to understand the complexities of your situation and your personal priorities, we aim to come up with the solution that best meets your unique needs. Our team will ensure you are informed upfront of the likely stages, options and costs at all times.
Please contact: Diane Yarrow
GoCruise with Ian & Jacqui
Independent cruise specialists, helping clients find and book their ideal ocean or river cruise, and other associated or connecting travel, including flights, hotels, rail, coach, etc.
Provide unbiased advice through a personalised service with first-hand knowledge and expertise. Specialise in luxury, expedition and groups.
ABTA and ATOL bonded. Backed by one of UK’s premier cruise agencies.
Enthusiastic members of Cruise Lines Industry Association with Masters accreditation. Maintain knowledge through numerous conferences, ship visits, training courses and of course, cruising.
Ian, a former management consultant, is a lifelong adventurer and traveller. Having sailed, cruised extensively, served in the Navy, he is passionate about anything maritime.
Jacqui, a former chief executive PA for a top-ranking international investment company, has a wealth of business experience, including top-level executive organisational and networking ability. She shares the travel bug with Ian, and as a team they complement each other to provide outstanding service for clients.
Please contact: Ian or Jacqui Crichton
We will work with you to find the right ways to market your business and provide practical ideas and support if you need it. From basic training for the Social Media platform best suited to your business and requirements to a full marketing service. We can help you achieve the best results for your business.
Please contact: Philip Chappell
Greener Henley’s aim is to see the Henley community driving change together and reducing our environmental impact.
We work together as a community of residents, local businesses and councils to create an impact greater than each individual effort. Collectively, we can make a massive difference towards mitigating climate change.
How are we doing this? By building a community network, by offering workshops and education, by engaging with schools, groups and businesses, by re-engaging people with nature and by campaigning for a better, more sustainable, Greener Henley.
The Greener Henley Directory is a place for businesses, organisations and even individuals to show how they plan to become greener, and to offer services to the residents of Henley to help them live more sustainable, resilient and connected lives. Submit a listing for the directory here.
Greener Henley is the new name for Henley in Transition.
Handelsbanken – Local relationship banking
At Handelsbanken relationship banking still lives up to its name. You only ever deal with people you know by name and decisions are made locally by us at the branch. Our simple aim is to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Anvil House, Tuns Lane, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1SA
Henley Manor Care Home
Henley Manor is the newest addition to the Hallmark Care Homes family. Due to open in January 2019, it will be a beautiful, purpose-built, 80-bedroom care home in Henley-on-Thames offering high standards of residential, nursing and dementia care.
We will have a packed activities calendar to suit all tastes and abilities. From Tai Chi and exercise classes for keeping active to flower arranging, painting and music sessions to keep the creative juices flowing, there will be lots on offer for residents to get involved with and activities are tailored to meet individual needs.
The comfortable surroundings at Henley Manor Care Home will provide the perfect backdrop for residents to form lasting relationships. Here you will be able to enjoy quality time with family and socialise with friends. Our facilities will include a bright and inviting café, state-of-the-art cinema and on-site his and hers salon. Life at Henley Manor will be about continuing to live life to the full.
Henley Music School
Henley Music School is a charity offering music education in all its forms to anyone regardless of age, ability, background or means.
This includes individual lessons, with free loan of instrument, small group lessons, school clubs, school curriculum lessons, large ensemble coaching and music school Sunday’s. Another arm of the school is HMS Rocks, which gathers children who would like to be in a band and coaches them weekly. HMS also runs Henley Youthful Orchestra an inclusive adult orchestra for rusty older musicians. All of these offerings are offered with up to 100% bursary on fees.
They support all four primary schools in Henley with their music provision which is heavily subsidised, or in some cases free, and currently teach over 130 individual instrumental lessons, as well as having 70 children registered for music school Sunday. HMS funds their own autism specialist piano teacher who teaches 17 autistic children in local schools. Put this all together and HMS provides over 500 children and 100 adults with the opportunity to learn and love music.
We are a husband and wife team who digitise/scan photographs, slides and negatives. We convert VHS tapes, camcorder tapes in many different formats and 8mm cine films. We also restore photographs that have been damaged or faded by age, light, ripped or stains. Our bespoke service of editing years of converted films into a highlighted treasured version is very popular and extra special.
We can create photo books and produce visual memory slide shows for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthday or funerals.
We can also help with storing your visuals on clouds like amazon prime or similar. These can be tagged with special software, to make them very easy to catalogue. We love helping our customers achieve their photographs being accessible and safe from any damage, and enjoy them.
An extra bonus is that boxes of photos and albums take quite a lot of space, they can after digitisation be disposed of or packed more efficiently and we are not alone in having a space premium, especially living in Henley-on-Thames.
Between us, we have technical and creative skills and can probably help you with most media issues.
We pride ourselves in helping others and our high standard of work. We come highly recommended.
Rebecca Jones launched Henley Decorators in 2011, after 15 years’ working on property renovation projects in and around London. With an arts degree and experience working in national, international and small business environments, Rebecca has an eye for the detail and believes passionately in providing the very best customer experience: efficient, intelligent, a minimal presence and top-notch work.
The Henley Decorator ethos i.e. excellent painting and a conscientious crew, seems to have struck a chord with local residents. Our reputation has spread by word of mouth and as a result we have doubled in size in the past year, and became Ltd in March 2015. The crew are valued and are happy at work – and that makes our clients happy too.
Community news website providing an up-to-date and unbiased news service reported by local people, as it happens, for the people of Henley-on-Thames.
Please contact: Michaela Clarke
Henley Ridge Management Consulting Ltd
Henley Ridge Management Consulting Limited specialising for now in project and programme management, change management and cost reduction. In addition to ‘conventional’ consulting, we also provide online coaching and mentoring for project managers.
We’re also looking at other areas where we can help businesses both locally and internationally – including online/digital marketing.
Henley Rugby Club
Henley RFC is a community-based Club based at Dry Leas on Marlow Road, Henley. With fantastic facilities available to hire, including a recently refurbished Clubhouse which is suitable for all kinds of events, we are very proud of what we can offer the local community.
We also have various Sponsorship and Advertising packages available for you to align your brand with a successful Hawks side, currently playing in National 2 South (the fourth tier of English rugby) and a Women’s team that recently won the RFU National Plate competition. It is certainly a great time to be associated with the Club.
For further information about Clubhouse hire and the Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities available, please contact Commercial Manager, Alistair Beynon on email@example.com or call 07769 715541.
Henley Sales and Charter Ltd
We are specialists in the charter business since the late 1980’s. No one knows the mid reaches of the Thames better than the HSC team who can provide the perfect boat for any occasion.
Please contact: Gillian Nahum
Higgs Group – The Henley Standard
Henley’s leading newspaper, published every Friday.
Please contact: Simon Bradshaw
Honeys of Henley
We have eight apiaries in and around Henley (from small beginnings of three hives in a client’s town garden, we now manage 140 plus hives). Nigel and I are commercial bee farmers, and yet stick to a traditional approach of processing – we process the honey in small batches, so we can tell you which apiary and hive produced your jar. This small batch processing allows us to bring distinctly different honeys to our customers.
In peak season we offer cut comb honey, manufacture Beeswax wraps and sell wholesale.
We sell at local markets, primarily Henley Farmers and through local shops. You can also find us at Caversham, Wallingford and Woodley Market, and other independent stockists in surrounding towns and villages.
If you are curious to see what we do, and want to stay in the loop for up and coming markets, please look us up on Instagram and Facebook – honeysofhenley. Support Local!
Please contact: Nigel Eddon
We are a UK-wide network of advisers offering analysis and guidance to help exporters expand international sales. The network is formed from the expert team that developed and delivered the government’s successful Export Communications Review programme.
Claire has over 30 years of international manufacturing and operational leadership, with extensive business and cultural expertise, having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Far East.
A proven track record of business growth, cost and cycle time reduction, and of building motivated cross-functional teams, having worked on multi-million-dollar programmes in both UK and US textiles and apparel manufacturing sector.
As an international business advisor
Claire frees up busy business owners across the South East of England, enabling them to grow their business by doing the research, analysis and problem solving they don’t have time for. She acts as a sounding board for ideas, filling gaps in expertise, driving projects, giving direction and mentoring as required through regular retained support starting with either a 6-month or 12-month contract or interim projects.
It’s like having another you.
Please contact: Claire Snowdon
Isobel Harris Business Support
I am a freelance VA who enjoys supporting individuals, small teams and expanding organisations. I specialise in planning and managing daily operations as well as one-off projects. My own team includes a call-handling service and bookkeepers.
I have over 20 years’ experience working with businesses in many industries ranging from IT to furniture, from coaching to kitchenware. I enjoy remote working and am therefore able to engage with my clients regardless of location.
With a wide breadth of skills encompassing project management and planning, client management and customer care, I have a flexible and pro-active approach. I combine this with my excellent organisational expertise and problem-solving abilities to deliver the best for my clients.
Immortaleyes Photography and Video
Immortaleyes Photography and Video produces brilliant images and video for business use. In our dedicated, versatile studio space we photograph products and business portraits and produce promotional videos for presentations and web sites.
We specialise in the needs of the business and understand how great pictures and video can drive new visitors to your web site and convert them to customers. We’ll give you as much advice and support as you need for your project so your images and video are a sound business investment.
As well as plenty of professional grade Nikon equipment we have a drone and a remotely controlled action camera that can shoot underwater so we can capture events from all angles or show off venues in stunning ways.
Whether you’re selling products or a service, compelling images are a recognised way to get people interested in what you do and that’s the first step to making them customers.
Please contact: Dale Strickland-Clark
I am an accredited CBT counsellor, psychotherapist, teacher, Senco and specialist teacher since 1985.
I work with both families and individuals on their educational or personal life issues and goals in all areas of life.
A healthy mind is the key for learning, developing and coping with life and by working together, we can achieve understanding and move you closer to a happier life!
Being a teacher mother and a grandmother myself, I am especially experienced in family dynamics and the needs of all ages, from toddler to adult.
Children & Teens: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, 11+, Behaviour Management Strategies/self esteem development, Entrance exam preparation, SATS, Attention and listening, Conversation and Interaction, Speech & Sound, Understanding Language, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Emotional Literacy Support, Exam Stress, Calming strategies/mindfuleness.
Young Adults & Adults: Anxiety, Exam Stress, Work Stress, Phobias, Addictions, Couples Counselling, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Jefferies Accountancy Services
We are an Independent Accountancy Practice set up by Keith Jefferies in 2006 providing a range of services to Individuals, Sole Traders, Small Businesses (SMEs) and Limited Companies. Whatever your needs, you can rely upon our small team for excellent levels of customer service and professional advice. Our aim is to offer practical accounting solutions designed to free you from the burden of your accounts giving you more time to do what you do best… running your business effectively and profitably.
Since 2016 we also provide Probate and Estate Services to help you through the mire of forms, procedures and sorting to be done when a loved one dies.
Julie Genney Coaching
Julie has probably been coaching all of her working life! She is passionate in her belief that we can all live lives we love. And when we are in work that fulfills, rewards and engages us this is even easier. She has been supporting individuals, men and women, to make life and work changes with her coaching since setting up Julie Genney Coaching in 2014.
Julie uses her expertise as a Master NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming), her experience in a range of industry sectors and a unique approach to workplace coaching, to work with organisations who want to support their employees…engaging employees in their work that results in them enjoying their work even more and leading even happier and better lives.
Julie regularly runs Power of Half-an-Hour Walk & Talk Taster Coaching sessions in Henley and Reading (Caversham Lock & Palmer Park) for Individuals who would like to experience what coaching is all about. More details can be found on Facebook.
Kathryn Fell Photography
Kathryn is a local Professional photographer. Capturing lifestyle family portraits, weddings, food, PR/events, lifestyle branding, and commercial work. The main thing people say about Kathryn is her effortless ability to put anyone at ease who she meets and photographs, which is a key skill when relaxing a client. Having worked in branding and marketing for 13 years, before retraining, Kathryn understands the importance of brand awareness and perception, so loves to know your brand or product inside out and will help you tell your business story with images for your website, brochures or social media.
Kathryn has a professional and creative approach, and can mingle in with large groups of people capturing the important events in a natural, relaxed and candid way, allowing you to enjoy yourself while she captures some precious memories for you to look back on.
Do you have higher levels of absence in your company, or poor levels of productivity? Fit and happy employees are more productive, work harder, and have better relationships with customers and colleagues.
Katy Dickie specialises in helping companies to identify and develop a cost-effective, coherent programme of well-being initiatives. She offers training in Adult Mental Health First Aid, Stress management, Manager well-being and Performance Management.
If you’re looking to create an environment for a happier, creative and more productive work force, and improve employee retention along the way, we can help.
K J Smith Solicitors
K J Smith Solicitors was set up by Kerry Smith in 2009. Kerry has over 20 years of experience in family law and has personally handled over a thousand cases. Our strength and reputation have allowed Kerry and the team to build a trusted firm, with branches now open in nine locations across the Thames Valley including Henley-upon-Thames.
We specialise purely in family law. By focussing on just one area of law, we have ensured that our knowledge and understanding remains at the forefront of the ever-changing best practice guidelines and that we can offer expert advice across all areas our services cover.
We are trusted for our expertise in family law and are a recommended firm in the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK. Our family lawyers are experts in their field and recognise the need to deal with matters in a sympathetic and constructive way.
lapd architects are passionate about realising clients’ construction projects; delivering innovative buildings, keeping track of the project budget and celebrating completion.
Whether you’re planning to enhance your current living or work-space, or embark on an exciting new-home project, get in touch with lapd architects today for your free consultation.
We’ll help you to add value to your designs through a creative, tailored process that focuses on your needs and vision.
Contact us today to arrange your free consultation, and discover how lapd architects can help you to turn your vision into a rewarding reality.
Laurence is an independent fashion store offering the latest men’s fashions from formal suits, jackets and business trousers, through to smart casual jackets, chinos, jeans, knitwear and outerwear. We also provide a made to measure shirt service and alteration/tailoring service.
Please contact: Laurence Morris
We are experts in the procurement and management of corporate utilities and essential business services. These include contracted gas, electricity, water services, telecoms, print and photocopy solutions. We save organisations money on their supplies by comparing the market to find the best deals then using our bulk buying power to ensure they pay less.
Our mission is simple; to allow companies to thrive by concentrating on the things they’re good at, without being bogged down by the tedious (but unavoidable) business of managing their contracted utility supplies.
With our no fee service we never have a negative impact on our clients’ finances – organisations who enlist our help really have nothing to lose. It’s our time spent, their money saved. Our client base spans the whole of the UK, and ranges from football clubs and food manufacturers to private estates and hospitality businesses.
I am a LinkedIn Profiler, which means that I work with individuals and small teams to take their profiles and activities from the normal “just being on” LinkedIn to have profiles that are highly engaging and bring in leads.
I also provide workshops, presentations & support packages to startups through to larger companies.
I also speak on the subject as well as the story of my journey.
Please contact: Vanessa Rushton
Tony Thornby of Living Streams assists SME to generate business at optimal cost by efficiently and effectively improving their online prominence. To ensure that services deliver the best return on investment, he offers a flexible mix of advice, mentoring and implementation.
Founded in 2005, Living Streams’ key services are resilient SEO, Google advertising, analytics insights, LinkedIn Social Prospecting, Sharpspring Marketing Automation and Constant Contact email marketing.
Tony is a chartered engineer with significant experience in product launch, quality procedures, training, customer services and consultancy. Consequently, Living Streams are specialists in digital marketing for high tech companies, manufacturers and B2B service providers.
Living Streams often delivers business benefits for a fraction of what other agencies charge for the same results. Tony also believes that Sharpspring is the best value marketing automation system and that Living Streams charge for it is lower than any other UK marketing agency.
Liz Felix Millinery & Accessories
Liz Felix Millinery & Accessories opened in May 2014 selling mainly hats and fascinators but also umbrellas, jewellery, bags, new and preloved occasion wear.
Approximately half of Liz’s millinery trade is made to order hats and fascinators that Liz makes at the rear of her shop, in Reading Road. Occasionally Liz runs workshops and fascinator parties and often gets invited to a variety of event to give talks ‘all about hats!’
23 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1AB
We are a leading Thames Valley firm of specialist lawyers providing a range of legal services to businesses, individuals and families consistently delivering high quality, value for money personal service for nearly 200 years.
No two legal needs are the same so we work closely with you to offer a tailored solution.
Let one of our clients speak for us:
“A quality, professional firm with integrity and nice people – a first class experience – thank you.” Mr AS, Oxfordshire
Niki Schäfer Interior Design
With 20 years’ experience in the creative field, Niki is professionally qualified in interior design, has superb project management skills, and brings a fun, friendly and collaborative approach to her designs.
Please contact: Niki Schäfer
Orchard House (IFAs) Ltd
Fully qualified and able to give you impartial advice, whatever your circumstances, to help you meet your personal financial goals. These goals could include such things as: providing an income in retirement; saving for a future expense; protecting your family; or planning for later life.
Please contact: Helen Fraser
Personal Career Management
Personal Career Management are the UK’s leading provider of bespoke career coaching, outplacement services and executive coaching for individuals and corporate clients.
We specialise in career management and work with people from a wide range of professional, management and senior executive backgrounds. Often they are looking to move quickly into a new role following redundancy, seeking career development, have reached a career crossroads or are considering a career change.
For those who are at an earlier stage of their career, we also have programmes tailored specifically for recent graduates and those with just a few years’ work experience.
We are the chosen partner of Telegraph Jobs and Guardian Jobs, appear regularly on television and radio and have over 700 corporate clients including the NHS, CBI, Wellcome Trust and the Royal Household. In client evaluations, 98% of our clients said that they would highly recommend Personal Career Management to others.
Please contact: Adrian Marsh
We are a web design and SEO agency based in Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Peppard Creative enjoy creating and developing innovative and fresh-looking websites, which will help you to promote your business successfully online.
Creating distinctive and memorable brands, we provide inspiration, creativity, know-how and an experienced hand to guide.
Phase Two specialises in creating deliberately designed brand identities which authentically reflect and create the right perception around your business. We take the time to get to our clients and their businesses and with intelligent thinking and creative flair, we transform any brief into a stylish and successful solution. We work with SME’s, startups and B2B businesses and help them to play to their strengths. The companies we work with want a strong brand and style design kit that will help them to continue to grow, evolve and build on the opportunities they need to succeed.
Every brand is unique and tailor-made for each business, we provide inspiration, creativity, know-how and an experienced hand to guide
Your brand isn’t simply your logo and colour palette, it’s the relationship and rapport you build between you and your audience. It’s the character of your business and it’s what will contribute to creating the likeability and trust needed to convert leads into opportunities – and opportunities into ideal clients.
We’ve been doing this for over 25 years for some great companies, of all sizes, we are friendly and fun to work with and are always there for our clients!
Include, but are not limited to, identities, designing for print and web and digital experience.
Please contact: Anne-Marie Hall
Philip Booth Esq
Over the years, I have observed a market-wide decline in personal service provided to both vendors and buyers by estate agents. The sale of property has become too mercenary; the drive for market share is too prevalent and personal service has been lost.
My clients have told me that they have valued the personal attention and professional advice that I have given them, during such a complex and often stressful process.
In my view, your estate agent should be a trusted adviser, in the same way you have a relationship with your Lawyer, Dentist, Doctor or Accountant.
Your estate agent should help you obtain the best value for your property, facilitate the purchase of your next family home and mitigate the risk for you when undertaking a large investment. Why would you trust that to someone with whom you don’t have a relationship?
Pincott Lee Chartered Accountants
We are a firm of Chartered Accountants giving advice to individuals and businesses ranging in size from small start-ups, to growing SMEs, through to multinational PLCs.
Please contact: Robin Pincott
Point Blanc provide project, process and operations management to organisations who are looking to improve the way they deliver their client experience with process and solutions that get right to the point.
What does that mean in practice? For some organisations they feel some pain in the way their processes are used by their employees to deliver their service or product to their customers, or their growth trajectory has not allowed them the time to step back and look at how to deliver an improved customer experience. We can help those organisations by looking at where the pain points are in the process, identify why the pain points are and what a more effective process can look like to help take that pain away.
We also manage projects on behalf of organisations, either internally or for their clients, when they don’t have the capacity or expertise within the business.
Please contact: Ali White (Dexter)
Polar Media House
Here at Polar Media House we aim to target a wide range of small/local businesses who have not yet tapped into the connected world of social media. We as a company will provide services and information to help your business grow and sustain an online presence allowing you to advance as a company overall.
Polar Media House has been created to help individuals and businesses stand out through engaging content and online presence. If you’re looking for originality and innovation you’ve come to the right place. At Polar Media House no two projects are the same and each project serves as a new creative opportunity to create something fresh and exciting turning your vision into a reality and opening your business up to a new world.
Confused or in need of help with getting the most out of your Social Media? Not sure where to start when building a content or SEO strategy? That’s why Polar Media House was created – to help you make the most of the many brand building opportunities that can be gained by great digital strategies and projects.
Founded in 2019 by three digitally inspired friends, Polar Media House are looking forward to working with you.
For more information please contact: Conor Crowe
With 15 years experience of working in many industry sectors, Linda Layhe Nugent of Pixel Vista provides compelling, affordable website and graphic design solutions. Her ethos is to leave clients in full control of their online business whilst providing support to do so successfully. Services include website design and installation, training, ongoing administration, Organic SEO, logo branding, eCommerce, product labelling and imagery, social networks setup plus much more.
A go to business enabler for all things web and graphics with an enthusiastic and professional approach.
Please contact: Linda Layhe Nugent
Rachel Hotston Landscape Architecture and Garden Design
We offer an exceptional service uniquely tailored for private gardens and commercial projects. Rachel brings her passion for design and planting by creating beautifully functional landscapes. She is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 19 years experience working locally and throughout the UK.
Please contact: Rachel Hotston
We are a personal and tailor-made concierge service, based in Henley-on-Thames. Founded by Rebecca Crayford, rclm offers local, friendly and dependable personal assistance to busy families, mums or execs who wish to gain extra time in their lives for the things they love to do.
Every project however large or small, is considered on an individual and confidential basis, and at the start of each project, I meet each client to listen to and discuss their requirements in detail. For projects that require additional expertise, I will recommend contacts to help find the best and most cost-effective resources for the job.
Work could include (but is not limited to) project managing maintenance work to your home, security checking your home while you’re away, or simply working methodically through your to do list.
For your added peace of mind, I am fully insured and DBS checked. I am also PRINCE2 Project Management certified.
River & Rowing Museum
We are one of the UK’s leading independent museums. Situated in picturesque Henley-on-Thames and housed in an award-winning building on the banks of the river, the museum explores the River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the town of Henley.
The galleries include interactive displays as well as internationally significant collections, including the family-friendly ‘Wind in the Willows’ gallery and a permanent display of the work of artist John Piper.
In addition, the Museum hosts a lively programme of temporary and visiting exhibitions, working with partners such as the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A and the Hayward Gallery in London.
Working closely with organisations in our area, the Museum has recently opened a Community Gallery which showcases a wide variety of local projects.
Twice shortlisted for Family Friendly Museum of the Year, the Museum is a registered educational charity, and welcomes over 118,500 visitors per year, including 20,000 children and adults who taking part in our fun and inspiring learning and events programme.
The museum has delightful café with a terrace overlooking Mill Meadows, and a shop specialising in children’s books and games, fashion and craft.
We are a full-service digital marketing agency specialising in working with SMBs and startups. We tie all the digital pieces together so you can focus on getting the day job done.
We understand your time is precious and stretched thin. You want your business to grow and attract new customers. But you’re so busy doing the job, you don’t have time for the marketing to make it grow.
Or maybe you’ve heard your business needs to ‘go digital’ but you don’t know where to start. Your area of expertise is doing what you do best, not managing social media or brushing up the website.
If you need something big like a full digital strategy or a new website, we can help. Equally, if you just need a hand posting on social media, we’re there for you. We even delve into the dark arts of paid social media ads, PPC (Google Adwords), and user experience. We think of ourselves as part of your business and your success is our success.
Please contact: Jon Simmonds
Web design and digital marketing experts, Ri Web pride themselves on providing a professional and friendly service; guaranteed to optimise the digital side of your business.
Please contact: Ryan Irving
Siobhan Brownlow of RSB Design specialises in design for print and digital publishing. Whatever your creative design needs – brand identity, business cards, promotional literature, magazines or web design – Siobhan can find the right solution to communicate a professional and consistent message to your clients. Friendly and approachable, why not give Siobhan a call for an informal chat to discuss your communication needs.
Sabre Tooth Panda
Sabre Tooth Panda: personal, team, and organisational performance
We approach performance from two perspectives; the interpersonal, human perspective, and the perspective of the structures and the systems designed to enable those humans to do great work. We make sure the machine is designed with the humans in mind and that the humans know how to challenge and support themselves and one another.
Sabre Tooth Panda provides workshops, training, events, and organisational performance consultancy for clients like TCS, Invesco, and TBA21 Academy. We also run the No Wrong Answers Quiz – an opportunity to get reacquainted with the creative genius within.
Signia Turn Key Ltd
Signia have been working in the hotel, leisure, office and private residence sector for the past 20 years offering a full management package for building and refurbishment projects.
Now based in Henley-on-Thames our aim is to help our clients with an open book ‘one stop shop’ service looking after all aspects of a project from inception through to fruition and beyond. Our past and present clients have found our service to be an efficient way of carrying out small to larger projects in a cost-efficient way leaving them to get on with what they know best, running their own business.
Signia expand and contract the team to suit each client and project, therefore, keeping costs to a minimum by creating the appropriate team for each individual project. A typical project managed by Signia would include the following processes and services:
The Client Idea – Project brief – Develop Idea – Design – Build Appropriate Team – Develop Specification – Develop Cost Plan – Programme – Tender – Client Approval – The Works – Handover – After Care.
We handle projects from £100k (less if an existing client) to £1m encompassing all aspects of a development or refurbishment project including: Design & Architecture (if not already contracted) – Planning – Building Control – Structural – Specification Development – Cost Plan Build Up – Full Site Project Management – Employing All Contractors – CDM, H&S, CIS – Paying All Contractors And Professionals – Contract Administration – Warranties – Project Sign Off & Handover.
Previous and Existing Clients
The Berkley Hotel, Savoy Hotel, Dorchester Group, Hallmark Hotels, Conran, Kelly Hoppen, Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, Soho Estates, Private Clients, Home Office Clients and Office Developments. For the full list see website.
Please contact: Peter Cutts
Simon Works as a Business Advisor and Non-Executive Director where he helps fill in the gaps for businesses in and around Henley. Simon has helped over 200 companies of all kinds and focuses on delivering practical, tried and tested solutions rather then theory and blue-sky thinking.
Some clients want Simon to join the business as a Non-Exec other prefer to meet every week/fortnight/month to resolve issues and find solutions.
Simon has long practiced charging simply what the client can afford now rather than a fixed price around his services and agrees a small share of any improvement his advice and services supports.
After many years chairing the 3FM business networking meetings, Simon is now a Director of the Henley Business Partnership and passionate advocate for strong business relationships
19 Barn Croft Drive
Reading RG6 3WE
Solid Silver Solutions
I am a LinkedIn Profiler, which means that I work with individuals and small teams to take their profiles and activities from the normal “just being on” LinkedIn to have profiles that are highly engaging and bring in leads.
I also provide workshops, presentations & support packages to Startups through to larger companies.
I also speak on the subject as well as the story of my journey.
Please contact: Tony Silver
Steven is a highly experienced Chartered Financial Planner who has successfully helped numerous clients and businesses manage and grow their wealth, for nearly 25 years.
Steven and Anna Townsend took the opportunity to set up their own business and become a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management in order to provide an even greater and more personalised service tailored for each client. This aligns with their desire to help their private and corporate clients to build their wealth in a sustainable way, to use their wealth to meet their personal goals and ambitions and to secure their wealth and assets to pass wealth down the line for the benefit of future generations of their families.
Each client is unique and thus has different requirements and views. In essence the flexibility to build a solution that is designed with these different requirements and views in mind is essential.
- Steven is a specialist in the following financial planning areas:
- Investment Planning
- Retirement Planning, including Pension Planning
- Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning
- Personal and Business Wealth Protection
- Specialist Tax Planning
- Onshore and Offshore Investment Planning
To put it bluntly, I am on a mission to eradicate the bland by helping my Clients to ‘Think Brand – not bland’ in order to help them to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. In my book, there is just far too much bland out there.
Whatever business you are in, there is simply no point in being bland, in just jumping on the blandwagon and blanding in with the competition – no value at all in becoming lost and perhaps drowning in a sea of sameness and running the risk of becoming the bland that time forgot.
My Clients benefit from my blend of 14 years hands-on brand marketing experience on the Client side combined with my 25 years plus on the branding consultancy side. Now trading as Strangebrew from my base in Berkshire rather than from London as I did previously, I still offer London quality but nowadays at what I call Glasgow prices*.
If you are ready to throw away the bland manual and to ‘Think Brand – not bland’ in order to stand out from the crowd in your market, give me a call and let’s meet up over a brew of tea, coffee or, better still, a pint of real ale.
Just do it, because you’re worth it – and find out just how reassuringly inexpensive working with the Business and Brand Alchemist at Strangebrew can be. Call me now on 07770 753 975
* I was born and bred in Glasgow!
Please contact: Phil Strachan
The design agency for businesses that want a compelling identity online and offline. Our expertise is in brand development, identity, digital design, advertising and sales & promotional literature.
We believe that good design can increase your sales while maintaining your profitability. We help clients create the brief, taking you through the process to identify your audience, understand their drivers and motivations and deliver a solution that will bring results.
And why not take your marketing to a new level with a fully hosted, mobile ready, SEO friendly and easy-to-maintain website for £495. If you’re a start-up or small organisation and want a professionally designed website at a sensible price then this is for you.
Please contact: Mark Wojcicki
The video production agency you’ve been looking for! Based in Henley on Thames with global clients, Swanwood Productions combines fantastic visual images with great story telling.
We’re creative professionals with years of experience in broadcast and business, easy to work with and won’t let you down.
From script to screen we take care of every step of the creative process. We’ll inspire your viewers with great writing, high end productions, eye catching animations and unique post production styles.
We’re always interested in working on new projects, so let’s discuss how we can promote your business and bring your brand to life.
Please contact: David or Nina Camburn
The Head Partnership
A team of solicitors with specialists in a variety of fields, meeting the needs of you or your business. We act effectively as in house legal teams for our corporate clients, and we provide an accessible, flexible, empathetic and personal approach to dealing with the personal affairs of our clients, as well as bringing experience and expertise.
We are always happy to meet for a free initial consultation in the first instance to discuss further how we can help you, your family or your business.
Please contact: Richard Rodway, Partner
Thompson and Terry Recruitment
Founded in 2014, Thompson and Terry Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy company based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. We are a boutique full service business, with a key focus on sourcing and placing staff in Sales & Marketing, Office, IT, Property, and HR roles.
The main aim of our business is to match our candidates to our vacancies as accurately as is possible. Thereby we only send candidates to our clients if we would personally employ them ourselves. As a result, over 70% of the first CVs that we submit to our clients are successful, compared to the significantly lower national average of circa 5%.
At Thompson and Terry, our main source of commercial revenue is through referrals. For example, 100% of the vacancies that we recruited for last year were achieved through recommendation and repeat business. We believe that the strong, long-term relationships that we have with our clients is key to our success.
Senior Life Specialists provide practical and emotional support for older people and their families in changing circumstances. Our team brings together over 45 years of practical problem solving expertise. Our services include: Downsizing & Relocation; Planning and Managing Adaptations; Crisis Response; Care Home Research & Shortlisting, Caring at a Distance & Ex-Pat Services, Continuing Oversight & Family Support. We offer a free initial consultation and our current and former clients are happy to provide references and testimonials.
Please contact: Helen Ferguson
We sell home audio products – and offer a lot of free advice. Based just outside Henley-on-Thames, we provide a range of audio products in a friendly and informed way, providing a high level of service to ensure you get the best possible sound for your pound, from a carefully selected range of brands that we know offer something special.
We do encourage home demonstrations where possible because it’s really the best way to assess a new component or audio system, a free service within 15 miles of Henley-on-Thames. Or you can visit us and listen to a relaxed home demonstration in one of our two listening rooms – not a shop full of Hi-Fi equipment.
There’s just so much choice today, we sell all forms of home audio equipment at most price points – to stream digitally from the internet or CD’s, or turntables to play vinyl records. You may want a single box that does everything or be looking for a higher quality sound using separates, many products sourced from UK manufacturers.
HBP members are offered a 10% discount; our advice is still free!
Please contact: Michael Osborn
Towergate Insurance have an office of over 45 staff at their Newtown Road, Henley premises. We have been trading in the town since 1962 and feel blessed to be working in such a lovely location.
We are involved with and support many local events, charities and good causes and believe in reciprocal trading to support our town.
Towergate offer commercial insurance and risk management solutions to large and small businesses and to private clients.
We believe strongly in traditional service values and in understanding our client needs to deliver bespoke solutions but still at the most efficient cost. Please feel free to call us or call by to meet with us to assist you with your risk requirements.
Please contact: Mark Evans, Managing Director, Henley Office
Towergate House, Videcom House, Newtown Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1HG
Tanya Ces Maneiro
Tanya is a qualified coach, NLP Practitioner and DISC Personality Profiling Specialist with a background in HR and extensive experience training large and small groups throughout Europe. She offers a broad range of support for individuals and teams in the areas of career direction and development; outplacement; CV development and interview skills; work-life balance; confidence building and DISC.
As a career and personal development coach, Tanya motivates individuals and enables them to gain a fresh perspective. She guides people through the process of figuring out what they really want and enables them to gain the tools to make things happen.
Tanya uses DISC Personality Profiling to work with entrepreneurs who want an easy, effective and non-judgemental tool to help them understand what they need to do to push their business forward. She also combines DISC with coaching and training to help new or under-performing teams improve communication, teamwork and increase productivity.
Whether she’s using coaching, training or DISC, Tanya is passionate about helping people to reach their true potential and lead a more fulfilling life!
Is your technology working for you as it should? These days we all rely so heavily on technology that when it doesn’t work as it should it really impacts our ability to get things done. If you’re spending more and more time trying to keep things working and less time than you’d like running your business, then we can help.
From IT Support to Business Phones, we remove the complexity and stress of managing your workplace technology, providing services and support without fuss or technical jargon. Our focus is on delivering a great and simple user experience, and helping our customers make informed choices about how and where technology can be used effectively.
Our friendly help team is on hand with jargon-free advice and support, and we work behind the scenes to spot when something’s not right and fix it before it becomes a problem. It’s easy to give us a try, as our one month rolling contracts mean you stay with us because you want to, not because you have to.
Please contact: Andy Steer
What Are Words Worth
We are a copywriting, content creation, blogging and social media management business; we create the content you don’t have the time or desire to write yourself. Owner Peter McConnell works with clients and agencies to provide the words that explain their business, whether for their website, in print or as a blog. Peter also manages Social Media for clients, building followers, writing and posting content.
Business writing isn’t an art, but it is a skill, one which requires experience, time and desire. If you don’t have the desire to write it’s easy to find an excuse not to. You may know you need to change your website content, that your brochure needs completely rewriting and it really is time to start blogging, but will you ever get round to it? If the answer is no, call on the skill and experience of What Are Words Worth.
Please contact: Peter McConnell
Wild to Wonderful Garden Design
We are a friendly local garden design company, offering flexible and practical options to help you transform your garden into something really special. Our aim is to help you in the way that suits you best – whether a full garden design and build; planting solutions, or hands-on training and advice, the choice is yours.
Please contact: Cathy Cornish
Say hello to Zzoomm!
The Full Fibre network that gives you more.
We’re bringing Full Fibre broadband to more homes and businesses across the UK:
- More speed to get the work done quicker
- More reliability to stay connected
- More freedom to do what you want to when you want to.
The Full Fibre revolution is here and Zzoomm’s bringing internet at the speed of light to the heart of homes & businesses in towns and suburbs across Britain.
Zzoomm isn’t just about today: our Full Fibre network gives the performance and quality that you’ll want tomorrow, next year and next decade right now.
Zzoomm was founded by Matthew Hare, Chief Executive, in December 2018, to bring full fibre to homes and businesses across the UK, starting right here in Henley-on-Thames.
The Hub, 14 Station Road, Oxon RG9 1AY