Members Directory


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:      Tel:  07979 395695


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:     Tel: 07824 703741 

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:   Tel:  07793 503013

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:    Tel:  07770 601668

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:    Tel:  07790 789008 

Rural Ladies in Business

We would love to see you at a meeting; but if you want more information, please do get in touch.


Phone: 07979 395695

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