Thanks to our speakers…

Our first conference was fantastic – thanks to the venue, our delegates and speakers…

The SMBN is about good, ethical, honest networking where women really understand what it is to have a sense of #sisterhood, and to collaborate and not compete, and despite only being a few months old we have had such a fantastic response, not only from Single Mums but also from other women in business, and men too. It is really important to highlight the fact that archaic pay & high cost of living making it near impossible for a family to live on one income, as they used to, and often self-employment is the only hope.

Thank you Jackie Groundsell – 1230 The Women’s Company

Jackie opened the Conference with a fun speed networking session to enable our delagates and speakers to personally connect with other in a very controlled, stress free way! It was lovely that the ladies had an opportunity to connect so early in the day.


Thank you Catherine Gladwyn – Author of Award Winning Amazon Bestselling Book ‘How to be a Virtual Assistant’

Catherine joined us from Wiltshire to share insight and information on how she became a Virtual Assistant and Best Seling Author. Catherine was once a single mum and understands the challenges faced whilst striving to earn your place as a professional woman against the odds.


Thank you Lucinda Dore Lucinda Dore is a Solicitor.  She specialises in Private Crime & Regulatory Law, Road Traffic Law and Benefit Appeal Tribunals. She has Higher Rights of Audience meaning that she can provide advice and advocacy in both the Magistrates & Crown Court as well as Tribunals.

Lucinda joined us from Brighton to share insight into how not to accidentally get into trouble. i.e, if you start dating, don’t let him /her stay more than 2 nights! It’s so complex being a single mum if you need short term tax refunds!


Thank you Fiona Scott Fiona is a PR and Media Professional with a long career in jounalism and television.

Fiona joined us from Wiltshire to share her expertise on what to do and crucially what not to do when you want to increase your profile in the media. Fiona engaged us all with what she had to share.


Thank you Cara Sayer – Inventor ‘Snooze Shade’ and the lady behind ‘Make it’ ‘Market it’ ‘Sell it’

Cara joined us from Surrey to share her personal struggles and triumphs in business. She shared great insight and advice and was very inspirational. We all need to know that it is possible to get through the toughest of times and really make success happen! Thanks Cara

During the next 12 months I will organising meetings throughout the UK for Single Mums in Business, but I need help. With such a busy period of e-mails and social media of late I realise that I need an #SMBN leader in every County, to deliver monthly meetings to your local SMiBs – if that’s you let me know. I’ll be hosting the regular SMBN meetings for Herefordshire.

I also host the 1230 TWC Wye Valley meetings for ALL women in business, as well as regularly attending WiRE meetings and various other networks – there is something for everyone and I have no problem in signposting.

Please see the Facebook page for EVENTS – (casual meetings and formal gatherings) and sign up to the Newsletter to stay in the loop for major stuff. We have SMiB Awards in May and a Staycation in July to name a few.

Here’s who’s with us so far:

Lidia Peto Personal Trainer
Wellness Events and Retreats
Lidia will help you with all things health, click her card for info!
Lisa Berry Cheeky Little Prints
Personalised Silver Jewellery
Lisa will help you with all things personalised jewellery, click her card for info!
Michelle Molyneux Virtual Assistant 
MJM Virtual Solutions
Michelle will help you with all things virtual (proofreading, VA) click her card for info!
Cara Sayer
Snooze Shade
Cara will help you with all things business! click her card for info!
Catherine Gennard
The Sustainable Life Coach
WiRE Network Leader
Catherine will help you with all things life, click her card for info!
Amy Box Choir
Amy will help you with all things voice, click her card for info!
Heather Martin
Support for Businesses
Heather will help you with all things business, click her card for info!
Julia Hallewell
Tewkesbury Ladies who Latte
Forever
Julia will help you with all things life, click her card for info!
Zoe Chapman
Independent Mother 
Kiddiwhizz
Zoe will help you with all things networking & events, click her card for info!
Kylie Rea 
The Mum Boss in Kent
Kylie will help you with all things networking, click her card for info!
Bridget Daley
Parents in Biz
Bridget will help you with all things Biz, click her card for info!
Kay Hamblin
Eight Legal
HR Mate
Kay will help you with all things legal and HR, click her card for info!
Alison Holmes
Networking Coach
Peritia
Alison will help you with all things networking, click her card for info!
Kirsty Tyler
Chartered Financial Planner
Wyefield Wealth Management
Kirsty will help you with all things wealth, click her card for info!
Lisa Fisher
Personal Stylist
Lisa will help you with all things style, click her card for info!
Lucy Tarrant
Cognitive Law
Flexible Working Solicitors
Lucy will help you with all things legal, click her card for info!
Marie Hall
Empowerment House
Liverpool
Marie will help you with all things empowerment, click her card for info!

I have no doubt of the calibre of Single Mums in the UK and the SMBN is here to ensure that these ladies get the recognition and exposure they deserve, and the best possible opportunity to succeed in enjoying their families and achieving financial freedom.

Only you can stop you