Toby Hickman (Time4Mums)
We offer busy parents original quality products from Barefoot Books and Organised Mum, and we are developing our own range of personilsed card and stationery. We want to ensure that we bring the best quality products at affordable prices.
'Everything big that occured in the world, occured in someone's imagination'. - Astrid Lindgren
The people at Barefoot Books believe in the power of imagination and the power of sharing. They are in the business of storytelling and because they feel stories are at the heart of human relationships, they give the best possible care and attention to stories they create for children.The range of books available from Barefoot Books brings you the best of stories they have created since they started in 1992. The books and gifts you will find on our our Barefoot pages are intended to surprise, delight and inspire you.
Why struggle to keep up with family life when you can have a helping hand.
Organised Mum produce well thought out products to help busy mums to keep their families organised. The 16 month diaries and planners have an overlap with lots of room for everything you need to remember, also there are fridge magnet orgainsers, budget books,and children's stationery and card kits, reward pads with stickers and many other exciting products.
I grew up in Sandbanks in Dorset, educated at The Nautical College, Pangbourne, went to sea as an officer cadet with Union Castle Line, which served South and East Africa; after 2 years, I left the sea to join the British South Africa Police in Rhodesia in 1962. On leaving the police, I studied Chartered Institue of Secretaries at night school and worked as a works accountant with the Barlow Group in Salisbury (Harare), also served as a territorial in 5 Royal Rhodesia Regiment.
I moved to Durban in South Africa in 1971 working as an accountant for a large construction company. Accountancy was not really my thing so I became a fleet salesman in the motor industry for about 6 years before working for various security companies in Johannesburg.
I returned to the UK working in security industry, mainly in the City of London with major clients both in management and as a risk management consultant.
Recently we were in the overseas property business until I landed up in the London Heart Hospital for three months. It was a long haul back to health and business. By this time it was what to do now. I have been involved in several different business ventures since joining 4Networking; however at last I have found a business that is fun that my partner Clare and I can enjoy, which is Time4Mums. A number of 4Networking members have been really supportive of this new venture and its both an on line business as well attending events for direct sales.