ANDREW O'CONNELL - FOUNDER YOO2BE NETWORKING
I am the founder of Yoo2Be Networking, I am an ex Sergeant Major, now business entrepreneur and inspiring public speaker.
I started Yoo2Be Networking because, I wanted to be part of an organisation that gave back to its members. I have introduced a profit share scheme, to say thank you for members loyalty and commitment to each other. The meetings are, all about you!
The group's philosophy is to ask at every meeting "How can we help you?". The format is designed for members to get all the help they need at every meeting to grow their business. My aim is for there to be business opportunities at every meeting.
The members and groups are growing, with more new groups set to open across the country in 2018. I have always been a team player and believe in putting others first. Something I learned in 22 years, as a military man in the Army.
I have also worked as a director at Nestle and now have a successful training and consultancy business. I have built teams, encouraged teamwork and grown leaders in tough and hostile environments.
Yoo2Be Networking brings businesses together, and we work as a team. We help business owners realise their ability, bringing their leadership skills out of them, to build successful and more productive businesses.
I describe myself as the only Inspirational, non-motivational speaker out there. This may sound confusing, but it is explained in the talks around the country that I do.
My story starts from being born with a life-threatening condition, being bullied, blown up and shot at. To becoming a successful business and family man. I also demonstrate, how real motivation can only come from within.
I am always happy to speak at events, so if you are looking for something different from the normal speaker to inspire your audience then contact me to come along and inspire you.
DOREEN O'CONNELL - DIRECTOR STYLIST AVANI HAIR DESIGN
My name is Doreen O’Connell and welcome to Avani Hair Design, based in the high street in Albrighton. I have been a Senior Director Stylist and in the hairdressing profession for over 20 years, I am diverse in Afro and European hair.
Training is the foundation of Avani Hair Design, without this we cannot be true innovators of the profession of hairdressing. I love training hair stylists and have taught many students over 20 years, whether in-house or in colleges, which is so rewarding for me to give something back.
We are also a beauty salon, with professional and talented beauty therapists who are outstanding in their field and are masters of micro blading, as well as lash extensions amongst other specialist treatments.
I have worked in central London, Covent Garden, Mayfair, Birmingham and Germany and I am very passionate about using natural products such as Naturalique eco-organic certified colours, which are free from Parabens and ammonia. With these colours, you still experience the same vibrancy and great coverage and the products are much gentler and kinder to the scalp and hair.
We are very customer focused and look forward to welcoming you to our salon.
87a High Street | Albrighton | Wolverhampton | WV7 3JT | Tel: 01902 238893 | www.avanihair.co.uk
CAROL BAILEY - MANAGING DIRECTOR CAROL BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Hi! I am Carol Bailey and I have been a photographer since a young child, coming from a photography passionate family. My business is split in different parts:
Commercial headshots - The importance of a strong image of the leaders of your business cannot be stressed enough, even the most rational business person or client will relate your website/Facebook photograph to the style of your business. I like to create unique corporate images which reflect your personality and that of your business.
Portraiture - A memory portrait session is a unique, fun experience, that captures images of you and your friends or family at a moment in time, a moment you cannot recreate. Are your children growing up or even near to leaving home? Capture their essence before they start school or leave for university.
Weddings - I love photographing weddings, images will capture the romance and excitement of your day, with a perfect blend of colour and black & white images, in a mixture of classical and creative styles. I provide a gentle approach, putting you at ease by helping you throughout your day.
Portfolios - Working with young people to build portfolios for their careers in the arts, dance and music. I bring my studio to you, or we can head to a favourite location or use a studio when appropriate. Visit my website to see more. I cover Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.
Whatever you require, I am there to support you to make sure your photography session is a joyful experience, you will never forget.Tel: 07809 466720 | 01902 790429 | email@example.com | www.carolbaileyphotography.co.uk
ANDY JONES - MANAGING DIRECTOR ADESSO WORKWEAR CLOTHING
I’m Andy Jones, Managing Director from Adesso Industrial supplies Ltd, Based in Willenhall West Midlands. We specialise in branded workwear and PPE, whilst offering a bespoke approach to all our clients.
First, by offering free samples of embroidery and digital images of print whilst allowing customers to sample garments for size colour and suitability. No garments are ever produced until a full, process of client appraisal is undertaken.
Adesso has access to thousands of garments suitable for multiple trades including sports and social clubs. We are proud to be associated with the supply of branded sports and club wear to Wolverhampton Gymnastics Club, plus numerous amateur football, running and swim clubs.
With over thirty years’ experience selling Industrial consumables to businesses, throughout the Midlands. We pride ourselves in our approachability and overwhelming desire to exceed the demands of our customer base. In a competitive environment, we truly believe that where others fail to deliver on their promises, our reactive attitude keeps us ahead of our competitors.
Adding value to customers requirements Services also offered by Adesso include; Sign making, Welding Consumables, Personal Protective Equipment, Abrasives, Janitorial, Engineering plus hand and power tools.
46 Stafford Street | Willenhall | West Midlands | WV13 1SJ | Tel: 01902 689497 | www.adessosupplies.co.uk
DAVID REES - MANAGING DIRECTOR iSKILD
I am an insurance and commercial photographer based in the Midlands. After a long career in academia, engineering and IT both in the UK and overseas, I am now a full-time photographer combining my international business experience with a lifelong love of image making.
I use my decades of experience in business in the UK and overseas to tell the story of my commercial client's businesses. I work to understand their businesses and what they want to achieve through photography, creating strong images of their operations, assets, processes or people that convey those objectives.
I can also help you by keeping a visual record of your assets, whether as an individual or business. We all have some form of contents insurance. However, insurance companies are the victims of a great deal of fraud and so require proof of what is being claimed for. I provide that evidence by making high quality images of your items and any associated valuations or provenance, storing those images in a highly secure system and updating the images regularly.
If you would like to know more about my services, please call me on 07914 414427 or 01785 336233.
Castlefields | Newport Road | Stafford ST16 1BQ | Tel: 01785 336233 | www.iskild.com
KERRY ADAMS - INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL
Arbonne, all-natural beauty products have transformed the lives of many, including my own, since starting my business in 2014.
All the products have botanically based ingredients, they have natural ingredients which are scientifically tested and are without animal products or by-products. One of the many things that I love about Arbonne is, it is always looking to improve and evaluate their ingredient policy, making sure their products are made with the best of nature, with pure and healthy ingredients.
For 8 years I worked as a Driving Instructor and being a mom of four children, aged between 18 months and 18 years I was always searching to find that work-life balance. I loved what I did and loved the satisfaction of people passing their driving test, knowing that I had helped them achieve that.
However, the hours were demanding and unsociable and I was limited to what I could earn. Then in 2010 came the devastating news that my husband's company were making redundancies, so I knew something had to change. I then discovered a business that my friend was running and was introduced to Pure, Safe and Beneficial products, which I just fell in love with and I could see how this was a solution for me. Since starting my Arbonne business, it has given me my time back and my health back.
My eldest daughter has even joined me in the business. Our future together as a family is much brighter.
knowing that I had helped them achieve that.
GRAHAM NICKLIN - CONSULTANT IT'SEEZE WEBSITES
I’m Graham Nicklin of It'seeze Web design Wolverhampton, we have been providing professional, bespoke, mobile-friendly web design & hosting services to clients throughout the region, including Stafford, Cannock & Walsall at affordable prices for the last 5 years.
If you are either -
Starting a new business and looking for a bespoke website design but worried it costs thousands?
Frustrated because you can't edit your current website or get hold of your Web developer?
Current website not generating any enquiries or business?
If you've answered yes to any of the above, then look no further. We can solve all these problems. We have the flair and expertise to create professional mobile friendly, bespoke, fully editable website designs, to blow the competition away that won't cost the earth.
See what our clients say about us...http://www.itseeze-wolverhampton.co.uk/our-work/testimonials/
If your website isn't Organically page 1 or 2 ranked on Google, you are definitely missing out on new business, so let's have a chat and make it happen!
Why not contact us on 01785 528001 or 07969 735435, We look forward to being of assistance | itseeze-wolverhampton.co.uk
Martin White – PC & Laptop specialist ★ IT Troubleshooter ★ Systems Advisor, PC-FIXED
I started PC-FIXED in 2017 after I realised that there are many individuals and small businesses in Staffordshire that need a local source of help and support with their PCs or laptops that they can’t get from traditional computer retailers. I have been working with IT all my professional life and it occurred to me that by combining my expertise and experience with this demand, I could develop a satisfying and rewarding business.
Most of my work is carried out on-site or remotely with a fully mobile troubleshooting service (usually same-day). I also provide an evening collect and return service for busy owners that can’t wait in for a site visit. My home office is based in Stone and I cover the surrounding villages and towns of Staffordshire, typically within a 15-mile radius of Stafford
Whether you have a misbehaving PC or a broken or dead laptop, one quick phone call is all it takes to arrange a convenient appointment for me to come and fix your computer and get you back up and running again. I operate a no-fix, no-fee guarantee, my prices are highly competitive, and all costs are agreed upon in advance.
I am Microsoft certified and DBS checked. I am passionate about being professional and providing a first-class service. Please see https://pc-fixed.co.uk/reviews/ for customer feedback.
Please have a look at my website www.pc-fixed.co.uk and see the many ways I can help including malware and virus removal, upgrades, PC setup and migration (copying files, pictures, and accumulated ‘stuff’ from old PCs to new), Wi-Fi setup, data recovery, email management etc. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for please don’t hesitate to give me a call.
Yoo2Be members get preferential rates and extra PC-FIXED time!
If you need help (or know someone who does) please call 07443 032886 or 01785 816565.
MICHELLE AUCUTT - Nutrition Therapist MGA WELLNESS CENTRE
The Greatest wealth is health. A tranquil experience through caring hands where it really is all about YOU!
At MGA Wellness Centre, we aim to provide both a high quality and comprehensive health and wellness service, by offering nutrition advice and wellbeing massage. Our aim is to help all our clients to reach an overall state of wellbeing in both body and mind. All our practitioners are fully qualified and specialise in their field of therapy and will ensure all clients receive their therapeutic treatments in a calm and relaxing environment. We invite you to open your heart and mind to the exciting prospects and possibilities that we have in store for you.
Nutritional Services - Nutritional therapy seeks to work with your body bringing it back to a place of health through returning to a wholefood diet, free from toxicity, balancing blood sugar levels, boosting your intake of nutrients and giving your body what it needs to carry out all its amazing functions. Often even a small change in your diet can make a big difference to your health. One size doesn't fit all and that is why our one to one service is unique and individual to your needs.
Food Intolerance Tests - We offer the very latest technology along with functional medicine-based laboratory testing. (Hair, blood, stool, urine and saliva.) Where appropriate we will discuss with you the best method to meet your needs at the initial consultation.
Massage - Unwind and indulge with our glorious range of massages. If you have been feeling stressed or just simply feel out of sync, we are sure to have something just right for you. Here at MGA Wellness Centre, we offer a range of expert massage treatments which are all individually tailored around your personal needs. With our extensive range to choose from, relaxing your body and reviving your soul couldn't be easier.
Stress Management Workshop - Help is here - Not everyone is the same, people react differently to stress and that's why here at MGA Wellness Centre we have a 6-week program specially designed just for you and your needs.
Diabetes Management Workshop - Whatever the treatment, everyone with Type 2 diabetes needs to learn how to live with it. We help people do exactly that. We have put together an individual 6-week program.
I am offering a 10% discount on any service to all Yoo2Be members!
You can find us at Suite 4 | Watling Chambers | 214 Watling Street | Cannock | WS11 0BD | Opposite B&Q | https://www.mgawellness.com
LIN PHILLIPS - OWNER Stafford Publishers
Friendly – Affordable – Bespoke
At Stafford Publishers we aim to offer a Friendly, Affordable and Bespoke Book Publishing and Editorial Services. If you are thinking about publishing your book, look no further. Offering a full publishing package, that is aimed to be affordable with our step - by step programme. We also offer a range of publishing services such as –
Full Publishing Package
We deliver a face to face service, with affordable prices. If you have a book you want to publish, then please get in touch, we are always happy to offer advice. We can also help with your book launch, making this a bespoke event, that will give your book the introduction it deserves. Sometimes we can even bring the characters to life!
LISA COX - Owner Pink Spaghetti Mid Staffordshire
Hi, I am Lisa – Owner of Pink Spaghetti Mid Staffordshire, I provide personal assistant services to small business owners throughout Staffordshire.
You may be wondering how a Personal Assistant can help you? I take care of those jobs you just do not have time for, leaving you time to do the things for your business that you enjoy!
With a background in commercial management, my career to date means I have developed a multitude of skills from administration to project management. Knowledgeable of all aspects involved in running and growing a business, I am reliable, approachable and flexible and fully aware of how important time management is and how those precious hours can be eaten up by basic but crucial tasks. Providing home and business services, Pink Spaghetti Mid Staffordshire offers a cost-effective personal assistant solution.
Services provided include: -
Administrative Assistant – From data entry to building a spreadsheet, we take on the repetitive tasks leaving you time to focus on your business.
Social Media – From branding your accounts, to taking over the posting and interaction every month, we have a range of packages for small businesses.
Organisation – From your home office to your computer files, we can organise your life.
0333 355 0951 | 07738 920 240 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.pink-spaghetti.co.uk | https://www.facebook.com/PSMidStaffordshire | https://twitter.com/PinkSpag_Lisa | https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-cox-pa
ANDY BRITTAN- DISTRIBUTOR UTILITY WAREHOUSE
Hi, my name is Andy Brittan and I am a Utility Warehouse distributor.
My background is in professional sport. I am a former national coach within athletics and have had nationwide responsibility at a strategic level. I have coached at Olympics and World championships and worked with World Olympic champions. I left professional sport in 2014 having been made redundant in a restructure
I am a World-class coach, mentor, tutor and people developer. I am also a former Police officer and became a qualified tutor constable, which allowed me to tutor and mentor new recruits. I am now using my coaching skills to help others to grow their own Utility Warehouse businesses with the support of a billion-pound company and my own World class coaching skills.
I am looking for people who want to build their own business either part or full time. They want to have the freedom to work around their current commitments and must be passionate about helping others.
If that sounds like you, please get in touch. If you want to save money, make money or both I can help you.
BEN COATES - MEDIA EXPERT MOOGIES MEDIA
Hi, I'm Ben Coates and my company Moogies Media is all about creating great content for your business. We create media for your media channels, on site, or over a period of time. We also turn your photos into videos, meaning more interactions from your customers.
The world of media is changing, we have access to many channels of communicating with potential clients, sponsors and suppliers, but how do you do it effectively, I hear you ask, and is it out of my price range?
There is no doubt you can spend endlessly on video, but here at Moogies Media, we position ourselves, where we make it affordable to have the material you need at an affordable price. Charging purely for our onsite and editing time, we bring our equipment, gather lots of footage material, and use it where you need it and where people can see it.
We are looking specifically for people who don’t currently any videos on their profiles or a YouTube channel. If this sounds like you then please get in touch
STEVE SHAW - INSTRUCTOR SHAWS DRIVER TRAINING LTD
My name is Steve Shaw and my company is based in Shropshire to include Telford and Shrewsbury. We are a Vocational Driver Training company, offering all aspects of Professional Driver Training, such as; Lorries, minibuses, coaches licence acquisition and driver refresher courses, upgrades on licences, driver CPC periodic classroom courses and CPC initial qualification module 2 and 4.
We offer a classroom-based CPC driver course, as well as being a Consortium Member of the well-respected Telford based RTITB, we guarantee quality course material. All our instructors are fully qualified, with assured professional delivery from a Real World and Industry experienced Instructor.
We have open sessions, pre-booked at our approved training centres at Telford and Shrewsbury, also companies can book us to deliver courses exclusively on any day at their premises, subject to satisfactory meeting room availability, for the 8-hour period. Buffet lunch and refreshments are included, DVLA upload and certificate.
The Driver CPC Initial Qualification for a new driver is also available. We have our own Inhouse DVSA Qualified Assessor and full training is given on the Module 2 theory part of the test and the Module 4 demonstration part of the test, and then we Assess and award the Pass certificate on successful completion.
We have just become members of Best of Shrewsbury and are members of FTA, FBS, Chartered member of CILT, AIRSO, DIA NRLI and the Training Mentor.
Quality Driver Training to help you become a Safe, Knowledgeable and Professional Driver at a reasonable cost.
STEVE ALLEN - BUSINESS CONSULTANT OPAL SOLUTIONS
Hi my name is Steve Allen and I operate my own business consultancy, Opal Solutions, based in Cannock, within the West Midlands working with Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) and assist owner/managers achieve their business objectives and hopefully their personal ambitions.
Previously I spent the early part of my career working in the “metal bashing industries” of the West Midlands, training and working as an accountant in a number of industries including, steel production, metal fabrications and toolmaking and machine shops, followed by a five year period working as part of team implementing a major project in the Middle East, before moving into the logistics and business services sectors.
I have worked for three major names in this area (Exel, Securicor and DHL) ending up as a Divisional Managing Director with all three companies
New Business Start-Ups / Business Planning / Business Funding / Coaching & Mentoring
Business Improvement / Profit / Margin / Cash Improvement / Operations Improvement / Sales Growth
Business Strategy / R & D Tax / Grant Support / Business exit planning
I am an accredited consultant of the IBD group, a co-operative of over 180 independent business consultants across the UK from all types of business disciplines. For the larger more complex projects I bring into the project my colleagues from the IBD group, while still managing the project and client relationship.
If you have business challenges or aspirations to acquire or sell your business please contact me for a private, initial conversation.
PETER SAVAGE (MIPW) - WILL WRITER / ESTATE PLANNER DEEDSAFE WILLS & LEGAL SERVICES
DeedSafe Wills & Legal Services offers a comprehensive and professional Will Writing and Estate Planning Service covering Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Mid Wales, Staffordshire and the West Midlands. This is all provided on a home visit, fixed fee basis so there is no need to take a trip into town yourself or even take a day off work as we also provide evening appointments.
We provide all the Estate Planning services needed to resolve any situation no matter how large or complicated your estate may be.
We are members of the Institue of Professional Will Writers and our firm complies with the I.P.W. Code of Practice
Services include Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Will Trusts, Pre-paid Funeral Plans & Probate Services
CARL HAUGHTON MSWW - DIRECTOR CEDAR WILLS & TRUSTS LTD
Hello. My name is Carl Haughton and my company deals with Wills, Trusts, Pre-paid Funeral plans, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
All people will need our services at some time in their lives. Unfortunately, so many leave it until it’s too late. Not being prepared for when the worst happens, whether it be death, or mental incapacity, will only add further hassle, cost, and frustration, at a time when your loved ones need support.
Effective planning will help mitigate threats to your estate when you pass, and ensure business continuity should you lose mental capacity.
Please speak with me if you need advice, we’re always happy to help.
IAN BIDDINGTON - ACCOUNTANT ALEXTRA
We are a firm of Accountants and business advisors based in Cheshire. In May 2018 we set up a new Wealth Management division to enhance the financial offerings we provide.
Over the last 22 years, Alextra has become a well-established practice in the Cheshire area and we are now trying to expand further afield. We have 26 team members and my role, as I am based in Stone, is to bring our brand and services into Staffordshire and the Midlands.
The Alextra vision is to provide clients with a high-value advisory service to ensure that both businesses and their owners maximise their income and minimise their taxes.
Whilst it is a given as an accountancy practice that the expected range of compliance services like accounts and tax are catered for, the team also provide advice to businesses on how to grow their business whilst maintaining control of their finances. This can be through unlimited telephone support, a full virtual finance director role or ad hoc bookkeeping services.
Services are offered using the latest technology. Alextra clients enjoy greater automation of their record keeping to free up time and view their results on a more timely basis on their tablets, smartphones or through the cloud. This enables both owners and Alextra to manage their affairs and make decisions to help grow their business.
If you would like to find out more about our services please call me
JAMES AINSWORTH - PERSONAL TRAINER LIFETIME FITNESS
My name is James Ainsworth. I am the owner of Lifetimefitness for Mind, Body & Spirit. I have been a personal trainer, class instructor and motivational coach for the past 6 years. I am also a qualified Reiki practitioner & PSYCH-K facilitator (method of changing the subconscious beliefs). In July I ran my first ever retreat with great success incorporating many things I had learnt over the years into one weekend. This includes physical fitness, nutrition, mindset coaching & emotional awareness.
Lifetime Fitness for Mind, body & Spirit was started beginning of 2018, which aims to help a 1,000,000 or more people physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. I had spent many years in jobs I was never really passionate about from farming, firefighting, milk & chemical lab testing. In 2015 I met someone which completely changed my life, it lasted for about a year but left me in anxiety & depression. It was from this anxiety and depression that I was able to uncover the real me. I was able to start to understand my passions and purpose in life which was to help people, and there was no better way than to create a business which could help me do this. Everything I have learnt has been put together to create the business.
I am a very keen outdoor enthusiast with a sense for adventure. I love trying new things & will always look to get out of my comfort zone. One such thing was public speaking, which I now use to educate people, running talks, workshops & retreats.
I believe we all need to uncover our true selves. Not the person people want us to become, the person we want to become. By becoming our true self, we are happy, and life becomes simpler. For more information please don’t hesitate to get in contact.
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