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Experts panel

Good advice from an expert in their field can really help you develop your business, and networking is a fantastic way to meet people who have the skills and knowledge to give you that help. And for those who need longer-term or in-depth advice, members also have access to our carefully selected team of trusted Women Mean Biz business experts. The panel is here to give you valuable advice and support without the need to pay for an adviser or coach.

Got a question? It's simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Choose the expert you'd like to answer your question
  2. Send us an email at experts@womenmeanbiz.co.uk, putting your experts name in the subject box
  3. Give a brief description of your business and the issue you need help with. You can expect a reply within 24 hours.
Please note

As an expert in your own area of business, you will of course still have opportunity to promote your expertise and develop relationships within Women Mean Biz, the panel is not meant to replace our member-to-member one-to-ones - it's there as a service for members to call upon when there is nobody in their immediate Women Mean Biz group who can answer their questions.

Philippa Constable

Women Mean Biz - Business Networking Expert & Business Coach

Before starting WomenMeanBiz in 2008, Philippa also ran another business successfully for 5 years and spent over 20 years working mainly in new business development and marketing in both the UK and New Zealand. This has given her a breadth of knowledge and experience that makes her well placed to advise businesswomen who are new to networking and those wanting to improve results. Philippa has a great empathy with women in business and a drive to want to help them achieve big things.

Philippa still remembers what it felt like to turn up for your very first networking event, and prides herself on teaching women the skills they need to network successfully. Having managed to grow a small business from nothing - Philippa knows how powerful networking is as a new business tool, in fact, she says that 80% of her own new business was generated from networking. Passionate about helping women succeed, she's always available for help, advice or just a chat. 

Website: https://www.womenmeanbiz.co.uk/
Book a call: https://calendly.com/philippaconstable
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippaconstable/

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Lindsey Burden

Business Coach

Lindsey describes herself as an intuitive business coach who supports entrepreneurs manifest their wildest dreams.

She supports business owners in fulfilling their greatest potential and finding their path to a six-figure business without sacrificing their evenings and weekends.

Lindsey has been a business coach since 2013 and is driven by a desire to make the lives of business owners easier. In her own words, her superpower is being able to see at lightning speed what you can't, meaning she can lead you to the right solution for you and your business.

As a member of the Experts Panel, Lindsey can advise on overcoming the challenges of running a business. She can help you recognise where you may have blocks that are limiting you from moving forward and suggest ways to move past these blocks.

Website: www.lindseyburden.com
Book a Call: https://lindseyburden.com/book-a-free-business-freedom-coaching-call/
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseybrownburden
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1061085103973863

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James White

Small Business Sales Academy - Small Business Sales Expert

James White is the Small Business Sales Expert and Founder of the Small Business Sales Academy.  Having helped over 3000 small businesses since 2010, James knows what it takes to help small businesses and their sales teams thrive in current market conditions.  

With a specialist focus on service based businesses, James’ approach offers an expert review of sales processes (or lack thereof) from the first interaction through to closing the deal, leaving business owners and/or their teams with a play-by-play set of instructions on how to consistently close deals.  

As a member of our Experts Panel, James helps with tailored sales strategies to help every small business owner achieve their target and revenue goals, consistently.  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameswhitesales/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesWhiteSales/videos
SBSA Website:  www.smallbusinesssalesacademy.com
James White Website:  www.jameswhite.business

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Alexandra McArthur

McArthur Davies - Marketing & PR Expert

An experienced marketer with 25 years experience, Alex has worked in both agency and, for the last 10 years, as a consultant to hundreds of different businesses. 
She is passionate about the roles marketing plays in helping businesses to succeed.

As part of our Experts Panel Alex can advise on lots of areas ranging from; overall positioning of your business or brand, promoting your brand online, reputation and issues or crisis management and marketing planning. 

She also provides marketing mentoring services for business owners or marketing managers.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandramcarthur/
Website: https://www.mcarthur-davies.co.uk

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Karen Goodbrand

The Goodbrand Collective - Social Media Expert

Meet Karen Goodbrand (that’s really her name) of The Goodbrand Collective. Karen is a social media coach and strategist that specialises in using Facebook and Instagram for business.  

Her background was originally in sales and account management however, in the last 8 years she has grown her own social media following to over 20k, having worked with clients such as Marks and Spencer and Harvey Nichols to name a few. She’s launched Halo Top ice cream in the UK and across EMEA, just using social media as the only marketing platform and now, also consults on social media marketing strategies globally! 

Karen set up The Goodbrand Collective in September 2020 to work with start-ups and smaller businesses to help them go from confused and overwhelmed to understanding the platform functionality, how to grow and how to be seen, as well as how to create content plans that are realistic and effective. 

Insta: @thegoodbrandcollective
Facebook group: Let's Get Social - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1580137025504176
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-goodbrand/
Website: https://thegoodbrandcollective.co.uk

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Belinda Furneaux-Harris

Branded & Unstoppable - Branding Expert

Branding your business well is more important than it's ever been. And it's about so much more than beautiful visuals, a smart logo or slick website. It's about having a meaningful message, incisive vision, irresistible offerings and owning your style. It's about knowing your worth and your values, finding your magic, and creating a destination brand. It's about putting YOU at the heart of everything you do and making your business the ONLY logical choice for your ideal client.

As a branding and marketing expert, Belinda has spent over 20 years working with clients all over the world with every type of business. From visionary start-ups and solopreneurs to iconic British and global companies, from bricks-and-mortar retailers to on-line ‘superstars’, she's helped them all achieve success. 

Website: https://brandedandunstoppable.com/about
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belinda-furneaux-harris-639a6614/

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Greg Cooper

LinkedIn Specialist

Greg Cooper is an internationally recognised LinkedIn Trainer and an award-winning marketer. Since 2011 Greg has been working with small and medium sized B2B businesses to help them use LinkedIn more effectively to find, win and keep customers.

Previously Greg had spent 20+ years Greg running a tech marketing agency working for major technology companies like Microsoft, IBM, and SAP. He sold that business in 2011. In 2022 Greg is scaling back his training work and focusing on offering 121 LinkedIn advice and coaching and spending more time on his voluntary mentoring work with young entrepreneurs through the Prince’s Trust. 

As part of our Experts Panel Greg can advise you on all aspects of how to use LinkedIn to promote your business, from creating a compelling profile to how, what, where and when to post, and how to find and engage your target audience.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregcoopers/
Website: https://www.frontofmindcoaching.co.uk/

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Joanne Turner

Wards Solicitors - Legal Expert

Jo qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has specialised in company and commercial law since.  She has worked for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors, advising on the full range of company and commercial matters, including:

• Share sales and purchases in a number of sectors, including the nuclear and telecoms industries
• Sales and purchases of care home, hospitality and retail businesses and assets
• Implementing changes to company structures, including complex share issue and transfer arrangements, capital reduction and share buy-back arrangements and bespoke, drafted articles of association and associated shareholder agreements

She particularly enjoys working with small to medium sized businesses, getting to know their owners and understanding their stories. Her clients appreciate her pragmatic, common-sense approach to matters, including her ability to explain complex concepts in plain English.

As a member of our Experts Panel, Jo can provide specialist commercial legal advice in plain, jargon-free language.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/turnerjoanne/
Website: https://www.chubb-bulleid.co.uk/

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Gildas Jones

Dial a Geek - IT Expert

Dial A Geek was set up in 2006 with a mission to provide quality technical support to small businesses. They've grown since and now they help businesses of 10+ users unlock their people's potential with a smart use of tech.

From email migrations to full digital transformation, the ever-growing team of Geeks works as an extension of your team - without having to worry about a holiday or sick leave cover. They help businesses professionalise, scale up and grow, with a strong focus on productivity, security, and compliance.

As part of our Experts Panel, Gildas and his team can advise you on all aspects of your business technology and how it can help you reach your business goals.

Website: www.dialageek.co.uk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2250184

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Victoria Chidgey

Atoll Hr - Expert in HR

With over 25 years' experience of Human Resources experience across Australia, Europe and the UK, Victoria is well equipped to provide advice to our members on all people and employment matters.  

Atoll HR is an independent HR Consultancy specialising in helping small and growing businesses take the stress away from managing their people issues.  From onboarding and induction, to managing performance and the more complex people issues such as absence and disciplinaries, Victoria ensures you get the best out of your people leaving them motivated and engaged to do their best.  By providing a bespoke, pragmatic and uniquely personal service Victoria and her team work with your business to provide expert advice and ongoing support but without the costs attached.

If you are thinking of growing your business by recruiting your first employee or expanding or developing your team, you’ll want to be thinking about developing policies and processes to manage your people.  Victoria can assist you with employment contracts, employee handbook, policies, performance management and take away the stress that managing people often brings.

Website: https://www.atollhr.co.uk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-chidgey-285009100/

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Jessica Adams

Business & Success Coach – Confidence & Empowerment Expert

Jessica Adams is the Confidence & Empowerment Expert for WMB and is a Business & Success Coach for smart, sensitive women who want to define and reach limitless success on their terms, whether that's achieving brilliance and balance in their current career, leaving a corporate role to follow their passion or creating six figures as an entrepreneur.

As a lifelong professional in women’s health, empowerment and behaviour change, Jessica has coached 100s of women through major life transitions, including pregnancy, birth, motherhood and peri/menopause. She now supports them to create emotional and financial health so they can thrive in their professional and personal lives.
She knows that when women feel fully empowered and expressed in their creativity that they will have the self confidence to create a business they love and income they feel excited about, without sacrificing their health or relationships.

As a member of our Experts Panel, Jessica coaches women in business to get clarity on what makes them brilliant and where they can have the biggest impact, create the space they need to take their career or business to the next level while taking good care of themselves and relationships, let go of self-doubt, fear and overwhelm to take on new challenges with strength, calm and ease, and fully embody their self-worth knowing the true value of the contribution they make so they can command a higher salary or increase the prices in their own business.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmesssuccesswithjessadams
Website: https://jessicaadams.co

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