Mandy Oldnow (ABC Chair)
I’m a familiar face to many as I have always lived in Alfreton.
I have worked in travel since I was 17 years old starting as a YTS for an independent agency moving to Bolsover Cruise and then the Co-op before finding my dream job and becoming a Travel Counsellor in September 2000.
I'm a firm believer in giving back and getting involved in your community, this is how I became a school governor and more recently a member of Alfreton Rotary Club.
I love assisting new and existing clients with their holiday plans, offering honest and impartial advice. I treat every enquiry as if it was for my own holiday. My priority is to make sure you have the best holiday possible.
Many people don’t have time to talk or even think about their holiday during the working week. There is no need to spend your weekends at the travel agents or countless hours online researching. If you use me, you’ll have an experienced, fully qualified travel consultant who gets to know you so you have your dream holiday at no extra cost.
Sarah Edwards-Keeling (ABC Secretary)
Spiritheart Holistic Animal Therapy
I help animals and their human companions to feel better, perform better and live healthier, happier lives through a combination of animal healing, animal communication and crystal therapy. I work with domestic animals such as dogs and also horses and their riders within the performance industries such as racing, show jumping dressage and cross country. I have helped clients with a wide range of problems including animals with emotional issues, physical conditions and behavioural problems.
I also offer a variety of workshops and courses for those interested in learning how to heal and communicate with their own animals or for those wishing to take it up as a profession. I currently offer workshops in animal communication and animal crystal therapy and Level one, two and three in Usui and Animal Reiki and also in Usui and Equine Reiki.
Phil Davenport (Social Media)
Affirm IT Services Ltd - Managing Director
Affirm IT provide total IT support, a virtual IT director service or anything in between. We can also cater for project work to small and medium sized businesses.
We have achieved Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation and are assessors for the Cyber Essentials scheme, if you’re business is looking to take the first steps in security compliance please get in touch.
Body & Soul - Treatments to Treasure
My name is Heather and I own a Beauty and Holistics company in Alfreton. My background is in Education – I was a teacher up to the age of 52, then I decided to retire, retrain and join the Health and Beauty Industry. Since 2010, when fully qualified as an Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Beautician, I have lectured at East Midlands College of Health and Beauty, worked in a Botox Clinic and opened my own business, Body and Sole.
I love working in the industry, and still attend lots of trainings to keep me up to date with the latest products and treatments. I have attended and become qualified in advanced waxing, diamond and microdermabrasion, Perk treatments, CND Shellac nail courses to name but a few. Many of my beauty products are by T.e.N – an Italian firm who make fabulous facial and body creams and potions to spoil my clients with. In 2015, I decided to stock Forever Living products to add to my lovely natural products. These products are full of hand filleted aloe vera and I have found them to be very gentle and another great range that my clients love.
At Body and Sole, we try to create a beautiful relaxing environment where clients can park easily in our grounds and look out over our lovely mature gardens. Steaming hot cappuccinos, lattes and a lovely varied tea menu is always on offer. Clients have their own changing area with lots of products available to try. We make lovely gift vouchers with jewels and ribbons on the envelopes and petals inside, making a fabulous gift. We also have a small shop on site where you can purchase products to support your treatments. Our aim is to always provide the best and most beautiful treatments possible.
Our aim is to help people relax, feel the best they can and go away glowing and happy. We take payment by card machine or cash.
Artliff Design - Freelance Graphic Designer
I am a freelance graphic designer based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, I am passionate about design and believe that this should be accessible to all businesses. I predominately work with SME and start-up businesses delivering practical, creative solutions to help promote their products and services.
I have built long lasting relationships with my clients offering a reliable service with a flexible and informal approach that is always tailored to every individual business needs. I can design anything from new or rebranded logos through to web/social media adverts and graphics. Basically anything that you think you need to get you message across to you target audience.
I am also able to work on premises to help your business get through that big project deadline or simply to cover holidays or sickness in any kind of design studio or department. I have a friendly and professional approach ensuring your clients, internal or external, do not notice any difference in the service they receive.
Len Harvey Photography - Photographer
Len is happy doing Portrait Photography, working with either people or pets, Len’s preference is on location in the midlands and Yorkshire area, but he is also happy to travel. Len is confident in a studio environment working with lighting and helping you with posing ideas to get the best results for you.
Commercial work also undertaken. Whether its profile photography, for some advertising or just updating your web site, Len has the right bespoke package for you.
Something new this year is Len is now providing a picture rental service. He will discuss your needs how many pictures and a time scale for you to have them on your walls. Len will charge per picture and a small service charge to put them up in the desired areas. This service is already proving to be a success.
For further information on any of the above or if you have a need for something not mentioned please contact me on 07846464104 between the hours of 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
Glenrose Financial Planners - Financial Planner
Steve has now been part of the team at Glenrose for 5 years. Prior to that he spent 27 years working for NatWest, providing him with a breadth of experience within the financial industry. Steve held various customer facing roles including Business Manager and Business Financial Planner. This enables Steve to look at the wider picture when providing advice, especially when dealing with business owners.
Glenrose Financial Planners are a well established firm of Financial Advisers based in the Five Lamps area of Derby. We provide advice to both businesses and individuals typically around their investment, pension and protection needs. Our aim is to provide clients with a clear way forward and to explain what is a complex area in a way they can understand, whatever their current level of investment experience may be. We also look to build a long term relationship with clients and to become their first point of contact for queries about pensions, investments or protection policies.
Tel: 01332 297 500
Mobile: 07807 193 822