I would like to welcome Sarah Harvey – to the Single Mums Business Network. Sarah has taken on the role of County Coordinator for MERSEYSIDE!
I would like to welcome Anne-Marie Jones, of the Presentation Refinery.. ‘I became a single mum to two amazing boys when my husband tragically took his own life in 2018. To say that life since hasn’t been plain sailing would be an understatement’
I would like to welcome Rebecca Ingram – Wear Your Crown, to the Single Mums Business Network. Not only has Rebecca joined as a member but she has also taken on the role of County Coordinator for WORCESTERSHIRE
I would like to welcome Claudette Webb, the owner of The Design Webb, an Interiors and Soft Furnishings business based in SE London to the SMBN.
Meet our County Coordinators! Business Networking for Single Mums
Thanks to our speakers…
Our first conference was fantastic – thanks to the venue, our delegates and speakers…
I would like to give a warm welcome to Lucy Tarrant, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Cognitive Law, Cognitive Law was founded in September 2014, after a very brave decision to create a law firm where everyone could manage their own time in a way that suited their lives.
SMBN now supports GINGERBREAD via WORK for GOOD!
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Gingerbread. They are, as far as I am aware, the only UK charity whose sole existence is to support single parents. When I became a Single Mum in 2012, I had NO idea, what to do or where to go, or what help I could get, if any.
Kirsty really impressed me with her knowledge and ethics when she recently gave a presentation at a Malvern WiRE meeting and I am delighted to welcome her as a friend of the SMBN
Kirsty is a highly qualified and experienced financial adviser. Whether you need savings, investment or pension advice, Kirsty can help.
Do you want to be a friend of the SMBN (Single Mums Business Network)? Read more…
SMBN Member Sarah Harvey joined the network when her business idea was in its infancy. She has since supported other members, coordinated meetings in Liverpool to help other women grow and now she is ready to share more information about her business – Students in Mind. Students in Mind offers wellbeing coaching & facilitating within … Read More
I have long campaigned for the right of a mother, or any primary carer, to be able to enjoy the sanctuary of employment with some flexibility to work 0.6 or 0.8 FTE without sacrificing skillset or pay scale. As it stands, many women ‘choose’ self-employment, as an alternative to a benefits lifestyle when they find themselves … Read More
I am delighted to welcome Danielle Fletcher, Founder of Lively Social Media, to the Single Mums Business Network. We met at a recent Woman Who awards event in Coventry and made an immediate connection. If you are still shy about networking, please don’t be, once we have gotten through this pandemic there is little more … Read More
I am delighted to welcome Rebecca to the SMBN! Again, Rebecca just showcases the professional woman that is also a Single Mum – are you beginning to see? Rebecca met Sarah, our County Coordinator in Liverpool last month and I am so pleased that she has now decided to join our fantastic National Network, of … Read More
For too long, relative poverty, high debt and cost have living v low income has been ignored, or brushed under the carpet, and now it is clearly evident that a significant portion of society simply cannot afford to ‘ride the storm’ for a few weeks or a few months, in what should be a time, … Read More
Just in-case you didn’t see my post on Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter, or Google, or LinkedIn, or if you didn’t see me skipping down the road! I have news… I’m a finalist! and yes I am celebrating it’s a really big deal.. I first applied for the Woman Who Achieves Awards in 2018 – … Read More
I am delighted to welcome Carly to the Single Mums Business Network. It is so easy to judge a Single Mum, and many still do… 18 months ago Carly was happily married with a young child and a baby on the way, and then tragedy struck…. Tom Wheeler was a loving husband and doting father. … Read More
I am delighted to welcome Val Hood, Evidential Medium, to the SMBN. Val is a perfect example of why it is so important for a family to manage on a single income so that women are not trapped in abusive relationships. Val is from the UK but now lives in Australia and offers workshops and … Read More
Welcome New Member – Noreen Khan, Board of Directors – Neesie. NEESIE is a unique concept which provides supportive friendships and help for single mothers
I am delighted to welcome Noreen Khan to the Single Mums Business Network. Noreen is on the Board of Directors at NEESIE, an organisation which I had not previously heard of, but now I know about it I am very pleased to share it with you. NEESIE is a grassroots organisation providing a platform for … Read More
Welcome New Member, Nina Bambrey of Flipturn – Author of ‘Journey into Parenting’ – a book and online course…
Nina and I met on Linkedin and I am very pleased to welcome her to our national network of Single Mums in Business. I am so proud of the Calibre of women who are joining the network to not only help themselves, but help each other. Here’s what Nina says; Author of “Journey into Parenting”, … Read More
Welcome New Member, Genny Jones from Genny Jones Training (accountancy) to the Single Mums Business Network
I am delighted to welcome Genny Jones to the Single Mums Business Network. We have been connected on Twitter for some time and I had no idea she was a fellow SMiB! Here’s what she says: With over 20 years experience of working in the accounting field in various roles. In my business, I help … Read More
Success is dependent on effort! Take a look at Jane’s updated website… https://cherishtransformupgrade.com/ A blog post does not have to be long – but it has to serve a purpose! I have a a public FB page and I invite members to share their business to this page as part of their membership. If you … Read More
Welcome New Member, Gill Hogg, Will Writer at The Will Guys to the SMBN. Gill has also taken on the role of County Coordinator for two Counties, Northumberland & Tyne and Wear!
What a superwoman! Gill is not only a full-time teacher but she has trained and set-up as a Will Writer. Single Mum to two children and now SMBN County Coordinator for two Counties! Here’s what Gill says: Hi everyone, my name is Gill and I work with ‘The Will Guys’ who are based in Wallsend, … Read More
The first ever National SMBN awards, will be held on Saturday 23rd May 2020, finalists will be announced on 21st March 2020 #SingleParentsDay
The first ever SMBN awards, will be held on Saturday 23rd May 2020, at #Mercure #Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel. The event will be from 5pm – 8/9pm and is a black tie event for parents and children. Award entries are closing soon and finalists will be announced on 21st March 2020 #SingleParentsDay Single Parents Day. … Read More
Welcome New Member, Claire Harris, Pets 2 Places (a great fanchise opportunity!)
Members enjoy exposure to their business with every visit to the SMBN and associated PR. Please don’t hesitate to join us if you are a Single Mum working hard to pay the bills alone, we are here to help you. You do not have to be a single mum to join, we have friends of the SMBN too. Every time a new member joins she is not only helping herself but helping every other member and friend of the SMBN, we welcome you x
I am delighted to welcome Sam to the Single Mums Business Network and it makes complete sense that she is the County Coordinator for Buckinghamshire, she already has a strong network in Milton Keynes and we have been talking for months. I’m so pleased she has now snapped up her County! Here’s what Sam says:
Making work work as a mum is a serious issue, not a fluffy millennial snowflake fad. Yesterday I spent four hours listening to an abused lady, too scared to leave her husband, for fear of how to survive…
I am clearly serious about the Single Mums Business Network, but I often promote it in a very light-hearted way, but when I have a meeting like the one I had yesterday, I cannot stress enough the importance of enabling a person to generate a healthy income, whilst being a primary carer. A relationship should … Read More
Catherine Gladwyn, ‘Friend’ of the SMBN, runs a successful virtual assistant business, has published an award winning bestselling book, mentors other business owners, and, lives with Addison’s disease and recurring pituitary tumours… she shares because she cares!
Catherine Gladwyn, Friend of the SMBN, runs a successful virtual assistant business, has published an award winning bestselling book, mentors other business owners, and, lives with Addison’s disease and recurring pituitary tumours… she shares because she cares!
Welcome Shannon Andrews, Lettering artist living is Surrey specialising in bespoke notebook cover designs. Each notebook is hand lettered to order with an inspirational uplifting quote or personalised with a name of your choice – making them the ideal gift for yourself, a friend or loved one. Want your own saying or favourite quote? Get in touch…anything is possible!
I set up the Single Mums Business Network following my own 8 year journey as a single mum trying to balance work, childcare, finance and business.. despite stigma.
‘FLEXIBLE WORKING ISN’T AN OPTION.’ THAT’S WHAT MY EMPLOYER CONFIRMED DURING MY MATERNITY. I HAD TO CHOOSE, MY CAREER OR MY DAUGHTER? I CHOSE MY DAUGHTER, AND PAID THE PRICE. When I say I paid the price I want to be clear from the off, I do not and never have regretted choosing my daughter. Every cuddle, … Read More
I’m delighted to welcome Catherine Gladwyn of Delegate VA and How to be a VA as a ‘Friend of the SMBN’. Catherine is an Award Winning Author and was a speaker at our Conference in September 2019. She offers training and membership via her website ‘How to be a VA’…
Welcome New Member, Louise Roberts of Alimenti Food Sciences Ltd, to the Single Mums Business Network aka SMBN
I am delighted to welcome Louise Roberts of Alimenti Food Sciences Ltd to the Single Mums Business Network. Offering specialist Business Consultancy in Food Hygiene and Food Safety Louise says:
I’m delighted to welcome Hannah Edwards of Empowered VA as a ‘friend of the SMBN’.
A membership was donated to Fiona Scott’s Silent Christmas Auction which she runs every year in aid of Ainslie’s Pavilion project, which she set-up in memory of her friend Ainslie, who lost her life to Breast Cancer in 2015. I try to support this most years and this year Hannah made a donation and was the lucky winner of the annual SMBN membership. Read more…
Laura says: ‘At the end of 2016, after 15 years in HR and Recruitment, I started Willow HR Consulting. We specialise in supporting small to medium-sized enterprises achieve their strategic objectives through their people. This sometimes means we are supporting a business to resolve an immediate critical issue, working on medium-term projects or offering long-term … Read More
Welcome New Member – Chel Dowdie of Translation Well (French * English) to the Single Mums Business Network
Welcome New Member – Chel Dowdie of Translation Well (French * English) to the Single Mums Business Network
Chel specialises in translation services to the education, journalism and legal sectors
I have no doubt of the calibre of Single Mums in the UK and the SMBN is here to ensure that they get the exposure they deserve to help them succeed in making work work alongside of caring for their family