Plain Talking HR Ltd was born in 2009, and after a fruitful 8-year business partnership, I’m flying solo as Director of the company. Our clients tell me that they like the warm and human approach to HR that I and my team portray together with our passion and enthusiasm.
Hello I’m Claire, a qualified multi-award-winning Financial Adviser. Far from being a stereotypical “bloke in a suit”, I firmly believe that with advice and guidance it’s possible for anyone to balance today’s needs with tomorrow’s dreams. Having worked with some of my clients for 11 years – I have a reputation for being helpful, approachable and knowledgeable. Initially, I trained as a Mortgage and Protection Adviser and now specialise in helping other women get their finances sorted so they’re fully in control of their lives. I have recently won the Best Business Awards (Best Woman in Financial Services) 2018, Shining Star Award 2018 (Mums Unlimited) and Customer Service Award (2017) at the Canterbury Business Awards. I live and work from my home in the Kent countryside surrounded by ‘my boys’ – Tequila, Tabasco, Santiago, Pharoah and Paladin; my five male Alpacas.
Cheryl Luzet started her career in the travel industry managing digital projects. She also worked in the NHS and publishing before setting up Wagada in 2011 as an SEO consultant. This was a great time to be offering high quality search engine optimisation as Google had brought in changes which brought quality to the forefront. The company grew and Cheryl recruited a team of specialists which allowed the business to become a full service digital marketing agency offering both on and offline marketing.
Debbie Gilbert started her business in 1998 and is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and owner of Viva Business Support,an events and marketing agency. Her portfolio of businesses includes The 3 Counties Expo, The Best Business Women Awards and Mums UnLtd Business Networking and Viva Business Networking.
She is also the author of best selling book The Successful Mumpreneur.
An organiser of networking events for over 12 years, Debbie coaches people on networking skills, runs workshops and wants to ensure business owners are the best networkers they can be.
Fiona Sharratt is passionate about helping busy professionals who are striving to maintain balance in their lives alongside achieving big goals.
Following a career in management consultancy, Fiona launched EVO GOALS, a membership platform that combines life coaching and productivity coaching in one to help other busy professionals take more control of their lives and be more productive. Using a structured, self-paced Leaning Programme, Online Tools and a Mobile App, EVO GOALS helps you to find focus, use your time more effectively and achieve more.
Gemma is an experienced Chartered Legal Executive with over 25 years of working within solicitors firms. Gemma’s previous experience extends to Family Law, dealing with Divorce, Private Law Children, Ancillary Relief and Domestic Violence. Gemma qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2013 where she moved into Private Client, specialising in Wills, Probate, Wills, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. While it’s never too late to seek advice, it’s never too early to start planning. Gemma is available to help with straight talking advice for you.
Hello, I’m Jennie Bayliss and I am a specialist in transformation, innovation, administration and outsourcing, I have 20 years’ experience across different industries and sectors improving the systems and processes that allow people to recognise what they’re good at, operate effectively and delegate where necessary. Outsourcing and teamwork are two of my passions and I believe by appreciating the benefits of outsourcing, as well as the value of people who want to be part of your team, you will always reach full potential. Goals can’t be achieved without the support of others, and teams come in all shapes and sizes.
Hi, I’m Lisa, a mum to two young boys 8 & 5. As a Personal Travel Expert, I’m here to make planning your next holiday stress-free and easy. Whether a customer knows exactly what you want or need some travel inspiration, I use my knowledge and expertise to create a bespoke holiday they’ll love
Marina Gask has been a self-employed for 12 years as a journalist, blogger, press consultant and copywriter. A BSME award-winning editor of teen mag Sugar, she also edited More! and Top Sante and held senior positions at Glamour, SHE and Cosmopolitan. Her free-lance journalism portfolio includes writing for glossies, broadsheets and digital platforms, visiting journalism tutor at Goldsmiths University and writing three books for teenagers, published by Piccadilly Press. Marina also helps businesses with web content, blogs, press strategy and business books. Last year Marina co-launched Audrey Online, a digital platform for Generation Restart, midlife women who want or need to self reinvent and give their lives a reboot.
In memory of David Jessop
In memory of our Founding Resident Expert, David Jessop.
Sadly, Dave passed away on 30th March 2019. Dave was such a huge part of our company, with us from the start, that we have decided to continue to share his contribution to the world on our site. We hope you are able to take some comfort from his words and his advice – he truly was an awesome coach and we can all take something away from what he shares with us here.