Members Directory

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I am Bryony Parker and I am a Rural Business and Mentor; founder and Network Leader of Rural Ladies in Business.

Coming from an agricultural and equestrian background I specialise in supporting rural enterprises as I understand challenges they face.  From helping Sole Traders achieve the right focus and mindset, to helping business owners create a better business and the future they want.

Running a small business is often challenging and sometimes you don't know what to do first.  At times a fresh perspective is all you need - someone who can see where things might be going wrong.  I have a wealth of experience in running a small business with many years of experience to draw upon.

My business review and business mentoring packages are the best investment you can make for your business; whether you are just starting out, have lost your focus or just need a fresh pair of eyes.

Contact me for a complimentary discovery call to find our how I can help you and your business flourish.

Contact Bryony:  bryony@bpva.co.uk      Tel:  07979 395695    www.bpva.co.uk

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Hi, I'm Emma.  Having started my admin career in a construction company as an Office Junior at age 16, I now have over 35 years’ experience in the admin sector.  I have worked in a wide variety of industries in Senior Admin, PA and Office Manager roles, looking after business owners and Directors in small to medium sized businesses.

I started Universal PA Services in 2015 and provide my clients with an efficient and flexible PA service, with retained and ad-hoc clients alike coming back to me time and time again over the last 5 years.

Now, as a proven business manager with a wide range of skills that have been refined to the highest standard during my time working with architects, consultants, lawyers and business managers, my partner Mark and I have joined forces as Directors and set up a Tree Consultancy company.

Get in touch for PA support advice and details about my services.

Contact:  emma@universal-paservices.co.uk     Tel: 07824 703741    www.universal-paservices.co.uk 

I am Jayne Rabone and along with my husband Graham, we own and run Home Farm House - a luxury B&B in Wimborne St Giles in the heart of rural Dorset.  Prior to this I was a self employed Business Consultant, mainly to the Not for Profit sector; where I helped small (and some large) charities become more streamlined and focused whilst raising their profiles through fundraising events and activities, from coffee mornings and  mass participation events to gala evenings and everything in between!  On moving to Dorset in 2013 I worked at Lush HQ in Poole helping to set up their events team before embarking on our lifestyle change.  People are at the heart of any business/organisation and I specialise in putting together the best team with complimentary skills to see projects through.

All of my skills, have been honed over the last 25 years and have stood me in good stead for running, maintaining and growing our 'Home Farm House' brand - seeing our business grow from a standing position to an award winning hospitality offering.

If you would like support, a health check or simply a chat about your business (hospitality or other) I would love to hear from you. 

Contact Jayne:  contact@homefarmhousewsg.com   Tel:  07793 503013    www.homefarmhousewsg.com

Sarah Stephens

 Oscar Pet Foods have been supplying their own British-made pet foods to customers’ homes since 1994. I have owned the franchise covering the Hampshire/Dorset border areas since 2015. I pride myself on offering exceptional customer service ensuring you don’t run out of pet food and giving access to free pet care advice. Always happy to have a chat if you’re interested in finding out more and to give you free samples with no obligation.

Contact Sarah:  Sarah.stephens@oscars.co.uk    Tel:  07770 601668     www.oscars.co.uk

Karen Butcher

Hi I’m Karen Butcher, and I’m a virtual PA with SmartPA.  I can help you with a wide variety of business admin headaches – from document editing and presentation to basic bookkeeping, event management, social media and much more.

My particular love – and field of expertise – is small charities, having run one for many years.  Moving from volunteers only to employing staff is a scary and expensive process – but I can fill that gap with less cost overall.  I have experience in all kinds of governance issues and all the general administration that a charity might require.

I look forward to having a discussion about how I can help you take your small charity or small business to the next level, with a flexible, affordable PA/Support Service

Contact Karen:  karen.butcher@smartpasupport.com    Tel:  07790 789008     www.smart-pa.com 

Sarah Wrixon

We are an independent general insurance brokers established in 1979 and provide competitive quotations for all types of personal, hobby & business insurances. We have access to a large panel of the insurance wholesale market including Lloyds of London so compare the market for you. We offer free quotations, advice & reviews on all forms of insurance with no obligations & pride ourselves on offering our clients competitive premiums for the correct covers and are here to hold your hand through the claims process. 

Summers here whatever the season!

Contact Sarah:  sarah@summersinsurance.co.uk    Tel:  01202 870700     www.summersinsurance.co.uk

Philippa Pearson

Hello, I am Philippa Pearson owner of Witts End Business Services providing Freelance PA/Virtual Assistant administrative/social media business support, meeting and event logistics to Independent Directors, busy professionals, and business owners.   I have extensive experience supporting Directors or a Head of a Department across a variety of business areas from large corporate companies, local government, financial services, NHS to SME businesses. 

Witts End Business Services was set up in 2018 and as a person I have a particular interest in the countryside and supporting rural businesses.  

I have a passion for supporting busy professionals and business owners by adding value to their business, thereby giving them the time to concentrate on their “core” business areas.  Thus, helping to improve their work life balance.

Currently I work as Secretary supporting my local Chamber of Commerce which is an extremely rewarding role working with the local businesses in the community.

If you need some support with your business, please do contact me for a Discovery Call and I will see how I can help you further

Contact Philippa:  Hell@wittsendbusinessservices.co.uk  Tel:  07799 163522   www.wittsendbusinessservices.co.uk

Jules Taylor

Taylor Made Equestrian Business Services offers Equestrians and Equestrian & Rural Business Owners a professional and “Taylor Made” Virtual Administration Service by Taking the Reins of the Admin Tasks – allowing you to Rein-In Business and focus on the Horses.  Set up in 2020 by Jules Taylor of Taylor Made PA, an Equestrian herself and wanting to support the Equestrian & Rural Business Community with a dedicated offering.

 Taylor Made Equestrian Business Services offers a flexible service with no long term commitment – use as much or as little as you need an extra pair of hands or time to find another hour in the day to get items ticked off your to-do list. Minimum booking of 1 hour support.

 Stable Support – Office Management

  • Manage Emails

  • Confirm Lessons

  • Book Farrier & Veterinary Appointments

  • Stable Supplies Ordering

 Equine Engagement – Social Media Support

  • Creative Services

  • Source Images

  • Source Stories

  • Schedule Posts and Stories

 Show Secretary – Personal Assistant Service

Contact Jules:  jules@taylormadepa.co.uk  Tel:  0203 603 3503   www.taylormadepa.co.uk/equestrian-business-services

Rural Ladies in Business

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Phone: 07979 395695

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