We are completely INDEPENDENT telecom and IT consultancy who are passionate about finding the most suitable services from the best providers at an affordable price for your business.
We only recommend service providers that offer excellent service and support – always UK based.
Our services include:
- Phone and VoIP lines
- Phone systems – traditional & virtual (No Capex)
- Mobile phone packages
- Broadband and fibre connections (20Mb-1Gb)
- Special phone numbers
- IT services and Microsoft licences
We also don’t just recommend the telecoms provider, but also manage your account with the provider on your behalf, so we have a vested interest in finding the right one for you!
That even includes faults (which fortunately do not occur very often). We liaise with the provider and Openreach on your behalf and give you regular updates. Our extensive experience and knowledge of the processes involved ensure that the issues are resolved quickly.
We manage your telecoms leaving you to manage your business
Happy to provide a FREE, no obligation, review of your phone bills to show you the potential savings that you could make. SIMPLY provide us with a copy of a recent invoice and we’ll do the rest.
We also offer audits of your current telecoms and IT set-up to ensure that you have the best solutions for your business.
Please contact: Phil Gibbs
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.
Natural stone is an investment and Athena Stonecare believe that it can transform a house into the most beautiful home. That is why they specialise in ensuring that the beauty of stone endures.
Whether a client has a 20-year-old limestone floor that is looking tired or a brand new marble worktop that needs some maintenance, the team are experienced in all levels of stone restoration. Focussing mainly on internal stone, Athena Stonecare use specialist equipment and diamond abrasives to resurface all types of stone and bring out its natural beauty.
They specialise in: marble, limestone, travertine, granite, sandstone, slate, terracotta, Victorian tiles, ceramic and porcelain.
They can restore your: floors, walls, worktops, patios, fireplaces, swimming pools, statues and more
Services include: deep cleaning, stripping old sealants, diamond resurfacing and polishing, protecting and sealing and specialist patio cleaning.
Please contact: Becca Cranfield
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
Jayne Johnson founded Better People Ltd 12 years ago when she had been made redundant from her role with Brook Street after 25 years in the high street recruitment sector. Looking after businesses as diverse as London Transport, Microsoft, HMP, Accenture SMEs and an entrepreneur taking on their first hire has taught Jayne all there is to know about recruitment!
Her team have expertise recruiting across sales, finance and marketing sectors whilst Jayne herself is experienced in all sectors. Their associate team provide specialist candidate sourcing too so that when a very particular skill set is required, they engage a specialist expert in that sector who sources candidates for Jayne and the team to interview and submit to clients.
Better People Ltd specialise in working with owner-managed businesses who know that to achieve their growth goals they need to hire the very best people – Better People in fact.
Once clients work with us – they don’t go anywhere else!
Blanchards Law is a private client practice, specialising in Family Law; this area includes divorce, financial, cohabitation, trust and inheritance issues, child custody, access or contact, and child abduction.
We deal with both international and domestic matters, having particular expertise in appealing against previous orders and setting aside orders made in financial proceedings.
Family Law is a difficult and sensitive area; it’s often very personal. Clients frequently comment upon our ability to empathise with their situation but also to provide a very high quality of service.
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.
“We should see movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience.” Dr. Paul Batman
Do you wish that you could move more easily, feel less achy and may be thinking that you are starting to feel the effects of the aging process?
Bodymanoeuvres specialises in working on a one-to-one basis with clients who are looking and feeling older than they would like to. Whilst our bodies do age, and we can’t halt the aging process, there are some physiological and functional processes that we have some control over.
Mobility work and strength training are key to maintaining our mobility throughout our lives. I typically work with successful professional men and women who want to feel more agile and mobile, working with them to make the necessary long-term changes needed to improve their physical well-being.
With a private studio-gym in north Maidenhead I am able to see clients without the busy gym buzz that many people would rather avoid.
I offer a range of services covering postural analysis, exercise therapy, Pilates and sports massage.
Please contact: Jane Basley
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.
Chris Lewis Smart Home
Chris Lewis has provided security and smart technology to local homeowners and businesses for over 25 years and are recognised leaders in our sector.
We provide support to many local architects, interior designers, consultants and developers as well as directly supporting clients designing their dream home.
As a multi-disciplined organisation, we can take on all aspects of security, fire, smart lighting, heating, and audiovisual systems.
Our commercial work includes warehouses, offices, shops and hospitality venues, academic and research facilities.
We have extensive experience in heritage and listed building projects.
Please contact: Stewart Hackman
Do you want to grow your business and unlock value?
An independent consultancy that helps businesses to unlock value and optimise profits. Expertise in growing companies through making improvements in marketing, sales and revenue opportunities.
Different to other consultancies as has ‘been there and done it’, with 25 years experience in senior commercial roles transforming and turning around companies. Won the Turnaround of the year award in 2017.
Call for a complimentary taster consultation session contact Ali on 07736 784810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
She has worked in multiple consumer facing industries in senior leadership roles in plc or private equity as well as a consultant. Specialities in hospitality, leisure, retail and property industries.
Ali won the Business Woman of the Year award in 2017 demonstrating her commercial acumen.
She has a very attentive, down-to-earth and honest style which builds strong lasting relationships.
Please contact: Ali Powell
Common Ground is a property management company specialising in the management of leasehold estates and blocks of flats located in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and Oxfordshire. Based in Henley-on-Thames and Oxford and focusing on estates and properties in close geographical proximity to our offices we can ensure a quality, personal service for our clients.
Our individual and transparent property management style gives you a greater say in the management of your estate but without the burden of day to day management. Please take a moment to read the service summary pages below to understand how our friendly team could help you maintain, manage and enjoy your property.
Set up by a frustrated leaseholder, this link summarises why Common Ground came into existence: commonground.uk.com/property-management-company
Please contact: Alan Draper MIRPM AssocRICS, Managing Director
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
The Creative Duck: Agency – Community – Events
The Creative Duck has proudly built a community of creative minds, in and around Henley-on-Thames. We offer talks and socials that inspire and educate as well as a creative consultancy dedicated to helping brands flourish; from marketing and social media, to web design, graphic design, branding and copywriting.
If you need support to help your business stand out whilst remaining true to your brand’s ethos, please get in touch.
We provide one-off training sessions, project-based work or long-term support.
Please contact: Sarah Gilbert, Nicola Nott or Joey McGinn.
Joey McGinn – Copywriting
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.
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Please contact: Dave Reynolds
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
Fushia Designs have over 20 years experience of creating beautiful home interiors, helping owners sell quickly and maximize their sale price. We operate throughout Oxfordshire and southern England.
We work with a variety of clients, for our builders and developers, we create aspirational show homes that reflect the quality of their build. The furniture and accessories are supplied on either a purchase or hire basis, but we also have a ‘virtual’ furniture staging service, which is particularly useful for empty properties and is a very cost effective styling solution.
We also work with homeowners who are up-sizing with a growing family, downsizing because of an empty nest or selling the parental home. Finally, we supply and install furniture for landlords, holiday lets and Air B&Bs, with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of style.
If you’d like a chat about your property, give us a call. We’ll get you moving.
Please contact: Fiona McBride
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
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.
Henley Coaching Partnership
Performance & Leadership Coaching
Training & Events
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Henley Coaching Partnership, a multi-award-winning partnership with over 60 years of combined experience. David has built a reputation as a sought after Business Coach and trusted advisor to business owners and CEOs. His breath of business experience spans from major multi-nationals such as the Shell and Yum brands, to entrepreneurial growth brands such as Itsu and his own businesses.
Please contact: David Haimes
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 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.
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
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.
Higgs Group – The Henley Standard
Henley’s leading newspaper, published every Friday.
Please contact: Simon Bradshaw
Henley Town Council
Henley-on-Thames Town Council prides itself in having a strong working relationship with businesses, retailers, festivals, hospitality outlets and tourist attractions.
We are committed to assisting residents with local issues and the officers aim to help, advise or signpost anyone with a problem in the right direction.
We will be able to deal immediately with any issues relating to Council land or property or any of the Council’s services or functions. Should your enquiry or complaint relate to a function of another tier of authority, such as highways, rubbish collection, or housing-related queries, then it may be possible for Council officers to assist or they may need to refer you to somebody else.
We also have some superb venues for hire for weddings or functions.
Please contact: Helen Barnett
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
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.
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.
Just Global HR Services
Just Global HR Services provides Strategic HR services for all sizes of business, sectors and locations. If you are a company looking to grow or transform, then Just Global HR Services can support all of your HR needs.
Our team are highly experienced HR professionals who are here to support you, so you can get on and run your business.
We will provide the day to day HR support you need to manage your people issues, by supporting all your HR Administration and Employee Relations and give you access to an online HR system.
Or, as HR experts we can deliver Consultancy solutions to help you devise and deliver the appropriate people strategy for your business.
Having access to a fully experienced HR professional to help you to identify the best way forward can be invaluable. We take a very flexible approach to our clients by providing the support they need when they want it, so you can either have consultancy on a regular basis or as and when the need arises.
You may have a one-off HR project that needs support from a HR professional, we can discuss your requirements and help you scope a solution specifically for you and your business. Our consultancy projects can be standalone projects with a defined scope, outcome and timescale or can be completed as the first phase of work in the implementation of a larger delivery program. Once we know your requirements, we will provide you with a fixed cost for scoping and implementing your HR project.
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.
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
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
Plume Media is a Social Media Management company run by Katherine Hyde.
We work very closely with our clients to enable them to connect to their online audiences in the most powerful and authentic way. We believe strongly in creating original, exciting and unique social media content that reflects our clients brand and captures their tone of voice. We work with our clients to help them achieve their online marketing goals; enabling them to grow a meaningful following, create an online community, increase exposure and ultimately gain business from their social media presence.
Our joint experience spans many industries; the magazine industry, health food and fitness, bio-sciences and professional sporting clubs.
Our services include full social media management across all social media platforms, project specific social media management work, SEO, content marketing, video production, newsletters and leaflets.
We are based in Oxfordshire but our client base is not limited to a specific geographical area.
Please contact: Katherine Hyde
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
Positive Consultancy Ltd is a Business and Mindfulness Coaching Organisation. Our mission is to enable you to achieve world-class leadership and highly successful business performance through powerful and effective coaching techniques to inspire and unlock true potential.
We build mutual trust and focus on your key business priorities to deepen perspective in any given situation. Our outstanding knowledge and experience of business, combined with our exceptional coaching skills, enables leaders, key players and high potentials to accelerate their success and deliver an excellent return on their company’s investment.
We also incorporate Mindfulness Coaching, which offers a sustainable solution to better manage health and wellbeing in the workplace. It minimizes the risk of stress and burn-out and not only provides a strong foundation for creative, motivated and productive teams with a high-performance culture, but also enables anyone to simply be the best they can be. A win/win situation for businesses and individuals alike.
Please contact: Bonnie or Richard Roberts
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.
We help companies use technology to improve business outcomes in an efficient, cost effective and scalable way, allowing them to focus on increasing revenue rather than worry about IT systems. We focus on understanding your business problems and using technology to overcome them.
We can help you with a long term support partnership or short engagements depending on your needs and requirements.
About Digby Knight
With over 25 years in technology, Digby comes with a huge breadth of experience across many fields of IT, including enterprise architecture, SaaS platform management, web and content management and application development.
Rhiane Kirkby Content & Media Consultancy
Do you have a brand you want to build or a story you’re just itching to share? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to say to your customers, but not how to say it. With years of experience at the top of the UK media industry, Rhiane can help you find your voice and make sure it’s heard. As programme editor of some of the nation’s most watched TV shows, she learnt the power and value of words. Now she helps businesses do the same by producing clear, captivating content that oozes personality and engages customers.
Rhiane’s content stands out. It will be read and shared. But more than that, Rhiane will promote that content, attracting the attention your business deserves.
Articles, blogs, website copy, press releases, marketing material and social media content…if you’re lost for words Rhiane will find them.
Right at Home
Whether a family member needs a little extra help around the house, assistance recovering from a hospital stay or someone to check in on them throughout the week or some companionship when a loved one needs to go out, Right at Home in-home care could be the answer from.
Our quality home care services are built around your specific CareGiving needs and preferences we can provide from 1-hour to 24-hour round the clock trusted care.
We are an award-wining company, providing trusted quality care in your own home, Right at Home has an Outstanding CQC rating and has had a top twenty supplier status on the independent website homecare.co.uk for the last four years.
Please contact: Scott MacRae
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.
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
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
We’ve set up a Digital Business Toolkit to help businesses be more effective online during lockdown.
You can find it on the Rocket Science Digital website at rocketsciencedigital.net/digital-business-toolkit
The kind of topics we cover include:
• Social media marketing
• Content strategy
• Finding new customers
• Content strategy
• Creating user personas
We’re adding new content all the time and if there’s anything you need which isn’t there, just ask and we’ll see what we can do.
You’ll find articles, downloadable guides and templates to help you make sure your business thrives through the current crisis, rather than stagnating.
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.
The Space Maker
The Space Maker founder, Helena McBride has been helping clients for over seven years, creating space in their lives through the process of organising and decluttering their possessions. From clearing out the pantry to implementing a filing system for paperwork or from cellar to attic, no job is too large or too small. Helena has helped young and old through house moves, downsizing, divorce, relocation, expecting a new arrival, empty nesting or just having a good old clear out.
In a logical, practical and imaginative way, she helps retrieve the space the has been consumed by ‘stuff’ and address the obstacles and barriers that prevent customers achieving their ‘happy place’. With compassion, understanding and empathy she can help clients through the emotional challenges of ‘letting go’ enabling them to move on, no longer being overwhelmed with belongings.
Contact Helena McBride for a free phone consultation and advice on your own personal organisational and clutter challenges.
Sue Bayliss – SB Holistic Massage Therapist
I’m Sue Bayliss and am a Level 4 MTI qualified massage therapist with a passion for holistic health. My massage therapy room is not only my happy place but, hopefully, a place that you can visit to relax, rejuvenate and unwind.
A holistic approach to massage treats the body as a whole and each treatment is specifically tailored to the individual client and her specific needs. I consider your emotional wellbeing, physical body (including any aches and pains) and spiritual wellbeing and use a wide range of techniques to address any problems. Gentle massage works synergistically with stretches, relaxation work and deep tissue therapy.
I love being able to bridge the gap between western medicine and the “alternatives” whilst providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to encourage the body to rebalance.
Simon Mack Architecture
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Registered and regulated by the ARB
- Professionally qualified in architecture
- Planning and technical design knowledge
- Trained to administer construction contracts
- Annually assessed continual professional development
- employ a required number of individual RIBA Chartered Architects
- have appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance
- have an effective Quality Management system
- have comprehensive Health and Safety and Environmental policies in place
- are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with a Code of Practice in a manner appropriate to their status.
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
SMS Planning is a planning & development consultancy based in Henley-on-Thames offering support to landowners, landlords, commercial entities and individuals in respect of their development proposals. I focus on providing value-added property development strategies to maximise the value of under-utilised assets. The consultancy provides planning policy advice, devises planning strategies and prepares, manages and submits planning applications for both residential & commercial schemes both locally and across southern England, no matter how large or small. It is regulated by the RICS.
SMS Planning is a new business, but I have been a qualified planning and development surveyor for 25 years and have a wealth of experience both in the UK and across Europe, dealing with local authorities and navigating various planning systems to provide solutions that satisfy my clients’ aims and ambitions.
Planning control is the process of managing the development of land and buildings and is designed to save what is best of our heritage and to improve the infrastructure upon which we depend for a civilised existence. Whilst local planning authorities are responsible for deciding whether developments should go ahead, I specialise in guiding my clients through this process as efficiently, cost-effectively and painlessly as possible! My clients and their vision are always my primary focus and I am excited to share my expertise with some new clients going forward.
Please contact: Suzanne Scott
Claire is an International Business Development and Communications Specialist.
Director & Founder of Snowdon Consulting Ltd and the No Fuss Group Ltd, she helps SME’s to work effectively across cultures and increase exports to existing and new overseas markets.
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.
Claire’s clients tell us that she has a lot of transferable skills that means she can give a lot of business advice, do the research, then help to implement the things that are needed.
It’s like having another you.
Claire also speaks at Conferences, Conventions and Events.
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
Please contact: Phil Strachan
* I was born and bred in Glasgow!
Studio Stanley was founded by Mark Wójcicki in 2011 and has built a reputation for helping businesses create strong brand identities.
Our process starts by researching your business; its DNA, its customer base, the markets it operates in, the challenges it faces. Then we create brand concepts that position your business clearly according to your chosen market.
We see the logo as the focal point of your brand identity – it plays a vital role in creating a connection with your prospects and existing customers. To work effectively your logo has to resonate with your target market both visually and verbally.
Then we create the rest of the identity with the intelligent use of the visual: colour, typography, graphic elements and the verbal: straplines, content writing and marketing. These all play a critical role in creating a successful brand identity.
With Studio Stanley your brand is in safe hands – consider us part of your marketing team and watch it flourish.
Please contact: Mark Wójcicki
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
Tennis Court Supplies
At Tennis Court Supplies we offer a full range of high-quality tennis court equipment to sport retailers, court installers and tennis federations. The Lawn Tennis Association and Tennis Australia are regular customers. However, no order is too small for us as we also sell direct to tennis clubs and private court owners.
Originally the distributor of best-selling Match Pointer tennis scoreboards, we have now grown to become a specialist supplier of clay court maintenance equipment. We work with one of Europe’s largest manufacturers for tennis equipment, LOB Sport in Germany. We stock tennis nets and posts, court furniture, windscreens and more, even grandstands.
We recently moved to Henley-on-Thames, and we are looking forward to working more closely with local tennis venues and court owners.
We are happy to discuss product discount offers for HBP members.
Please contact: Patrizia Victor
Thames Hospice – Quality of life, to the end of life
Thames Hospice is the only adult hospice providing both inpatient and community palliative care services across East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and adjacent areas like Henley.
We support 5,000 people each year within our Hospice and in patients’ homes, and we are committed to delivering the highest quality nursing, medical and therapeutic care for our patients and their loved ones.
Thanks to the generosity of our amazing community, our services are free of charge to all who need us. In fact donations and income from our shops fund the care for 1 in 2 of our patients.
We are interested in partnerships with companies, individuals and groups who are as passionate as we are about quality of life to the end of life. Opportunities include events, challenges, volunteering and marketing.
Please contact: Frances Greaney
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
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
Zeal & Zest
Zeal & Zest is a creative graphic design agency in Henley-on-Thames, working with businesses of all size to provide premium design services and solutions to successfully turn brand visions and ideas into a visually engaging reality.
Zeal & Zest can make a positive contribution to your business or organisation with:
• Graphics that engage with your customers, whether that’s B2B or B2C
• A personalised and friendly service that works closely with you to become an integral and effective part of your marketing team.
• An in-depth understanding of your target market, brand values and ultimately creating visually stimulating design results, on budget and on time.
• The aim to build, grow or reinvigorate your brand identity.
Our creative support is extensive. We create graphics of all sizes from small web icons through to complete building wraps. Our services include: Logo and brand identity design, social media visuals, corporate graphic design, large format graphics, exhibition design, signage, POS, retail and commercial interiors, cartoons and illustrations and all things product branding and packaging related.
If your business lacks that creative spark then get in touch with me, Chris Forgie at Zeal & Zest to see how we can engage with your brand.
Please contact: Chris Forgie