► The FSB - As experts in business, the FSB offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions
• The FSB’s services include legal and tax protection insurance scheme, 24/7 legal advice, health and safety and HR online support, as well as pension planning, including an Auto Enrolment solution, free business banking and other products and services specifically designed to help members grow their business and save money
► The Cart Lodge - With my long standing passion for property and interiors together with my husband we’ve renovated a number of properties for resell and rental purposes. Our most recent project, a cart lodge conversion to self-catering accommodation allowing visitors to explore the beautiful Colne Valley. An idyllic, rural retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside and close to the boarders of Suffolk perfect venue for friends and family or a romantic break for two!
• The Cart Cart Lodge, provides self-catering accommodation for 4 + 1. Offering two bedrooms, one king size and one twin room with standard double and single beds. The spacious tastefully furnished interior is designed around open-plan living with the kitchen, lounge and dining area combined to create one warm and inviting living space, which is just perfect for enjoying time with family and friends
• Visit England 4 Star Gold Award
• Winner ‘Luxury Travel Guide’ Global Award for Luxury Self Catering Property of the Year 2016
For those that know me they would probably say I am a work alcoholic, extremely committed and dedicated with a passion to achieve and I would have to agree...LOL! Though I would also say I’m creative, tenacious, organised but above all I am a people person and go above and beyond where I can to help others
So here’s a little bit more about me:
In recent years I've undertaken work on a consultancy bases as a Project Manager and in an interim capacity within the training, apprenticeship, health & social care & welfare to work arena
My connection with FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) began a number of years ago as a Member and during the last 2 ½ - 3 years supporting them in the role of Member Advisor. Meeting both new and existing members across North, Mid & West Essex and parts of Hertfordshire
Prior to this:
And so on to me personally:
I have a genuine passion for wildlife, conservation and travel. Over the years I’ve been lucky previldged to visit some amazing places including Uganda and Rwanda, trekking the mountains tops to catch a glimpse of the great Mountain Gorillas plus spending time with a Chimpanzee orphanage and sanctuary in Ngamba Island, Lake Victoria.
Adventures have also taken us to Borneo with Orang-utans as well as back-packing with a bit of luxury thrown in Bali, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Whilst volunteering with the Wilderness Foundation was an unforgettable and emotional experience shared with 6 women from Essex on an expedition to South Africa. The charity focuses on social and environmental sustainability, protecting wild areas and wildlife whilst making a difference to local communities
Together with my hubby Ian, we’ve renovated a number of properties for resell and rental purposes with our most recent project being, a cart lodge conversion to self-catering accommodation allowing visitors to explore the beautiful Colne Valley. An idyllic, rural retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside, a perfect venue for friends and family or a romantic break for two!
The Cart Lodge, provides self-catering accommodation and we’ve been awarded Visit England 4 Star Gold Award for 4years in a row since its launch as well as winner of the ‘Luxury Travel Guide’ Global Award for Luxury Self Catering Property of the Year 2016