Meet the 2023 panellists & exhibitors

Mental Health and Small Business


Monday 9th October

PANEL SESSION 1 - Common stress and struggles - business owner support

The first panel of the day will invites a range of professionals to discuss common business 'stress factors', including anxiety, burn out, depression and more, to help everyone understand these mental health concerns.

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Sharon May

Kingsclere Counselling Service

Sharon set up Kingsclere Counselling Service in 2016, as a sole counselling practitioner in order to help support those in the local community with their mental health. Since then, the practice has gone from strength to strength with a team of fifteen therapists with a wide variety of specialisms and approaches.

Sharon is currently studying for a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, in addition to her FdSC in Counselling and EFT Advanced Practitioner training.

Dr Lindsay Browning

Dr Lindsay Browning

Trouble Sleeping

Dr Browning is a chartered psychologist, neuroscientist, experienced speaker and author, who holds a doctorate in insomnia from the University of Oxford, UK. She founded Trouble Sleeping in 2006. Lindsay is a qualified sleep expert offering therapy based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Her book, Navigating Sleeplessness, is a trusted resource that has supported many with their sleep issues and concerns.


Jayne Humphrey

Jayne Humphrey Counselling

Jayne is a qualified and experienced Humanistic Counsellor trained in using Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred modalities. She helps people with different emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, anger issues, trauma, bereavement and relationship breakdown.

In humanistic therapy, the emphasis is on self-development, growth and achieving your highest potential. Jayne offers a non-judgemental, empathetic approach and believe in enabling and empowering clients to help the achieve their goals.

She will also bring her corporate experience of working at HSBC for many years, to share with attendees.

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Beth Stallwood

Create WorkJoy

Beth Stallwood is a coach, facilitator, speaker, consultant and author, and the founder of Create WorkJoy. She’s spent 20 years developing her signature practical, passionate approach, and excels at getting to the heart of what’s actually going on – whether that’s for an individual client stuck in WorkGloom or an organisation with a people challenge to solve. Her clients range from global corporations, to tech scale-ups, sports governing bodies, charities and higher education institutions. Beth has extensive experience in the fields of learning, development and organisational culture and is an expert host of large-scale speaker events. Her qualifications include an MA in Human Resource Management and an Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. Beth’s first book, WorkJoy: a toolkit for a better working life, is out now and her podcast, the WorkJoy Jam, is available on all major podcast platforms.


Nicole Biggs

Green Oak Therapies

Nicole is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, helping people with all kinds of emotional issues, like depression, anxiety, low self esteem and confidence, anger issues, phobias, stop smoking and other habits, weight issues, grief, relationship breakdown, employment issues, and other emotional issues. She set up Green Oak Therapies, in September 2019

Nicole worked as a Family Solicitor for over 15 years. She is also a Mental Health First Aider and a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse, the national bereavement charity.

This has also provided me with a great insight into the loss and grief process. This is an issue which is largely swept under the carpet by society today, but which greatly affects people. It also needs to be borne in mind that a loss can be of anything, not just someone's death. The loss of a job, a home, a relationship breakdown, or a friendship can all hit us hard as well. With the current pandemic people have experienced a lot of losses, not least the loss of loved ones in very upsetting circumstances, but also the loss of interaction with people, and their freedom.

Nicole believes her journey to becoming a counsellor has also led her to gain great personal insight and grow as a person. She is someone who believes in working in partnership with her clients to help them achieve their goals.


PANEL SESSION 2 - Marketing and mental health  - modern day pressures

We have bought together a group of marketing professionals who will be discussing the added pressure of digital marketing, visibility, networking and the ongoing content treadmill. We will chat about 'imposter syndrome' driven by modern day marketing, both on their clients and themselves.

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Kate Llewellyn

The Content Consultancy

Kate Llewellyn is a content consultant and copywriter who feels strongly about creating powerful long-form content, such as websites, blogs and emails, which works hard for a business. She launched her business, The Content Consultancy in 2017 and runs The Content Club, an online membership, that supports overwhelmed small business owners to learn more about enjoyable content creation, effective use of the major digital marketing platforms and how to create, plan and distribute content, regularly and consistency, to increase visibility, engagement and sales.

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Kaye King,

Marketing Mentor

Kaye King is on a mission is to debunk the myths that cause fear, confusion and overwhelm around marketing.

After working with brands like Kenco, Hilton, and Nationwide during her 30-year marketing agency career, Kaye now uses her experience to strip everything back to basics for her clients. Her aim is simply to stop
business owners wasting time, energy, and money on marketing that doesn’t work for
them (or to stop them avoiding it altogether!)

Through her calm, practical and jargon-free approach, Kaye encourages her clients to
embrace marketing, and prioritise it to grow their business in a way that works for

Gabriele Swift Photography

Gabriele Swift,

Gabriele Swift Photography

Gabriele helps camera shy business owners and entrepreneurs be themselves in front of the camera, boosting their confidence, saving them time and ultimately helping them to grow their business, while creating a beautiful bank of images which shows their brand, help them stand out and look professional in all their marketing.

Jade Binsted

Jade Binsted

Ribbons Network

Jade runs The Ribbons Network. In-person and online networking meetings to help grow your network and improve your business. Ribbons stands for collaboration, genuine relationships and business growth.

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Faye Brown

Faye Brown Designs

Faye is an award winning designer, working in the design industry for over 20 years following on from her graphic design degree. She started her career in animation designing title sequences, commercials and in programme graphics for clients such as BBC, ITV and The Discovery Channel. Faye is an experienced online teacher, teaching on the Skillshare platform which has a community of 8 million people. As a Skillshare Top Teacher, 90,000 students have taken her classes on subjects such as typography, creativity, colour and branding.

For the past 13 years Faye has run her own company, Faye Brown Designs, specialising in branding design. She believes in working in partnership with creative business owners and entrepreneurs helping them build a stand out brand that will attract the right customers for them. Hundreds of clients have trusted Faye to bring their brand to life.

Faye lives and works in Hampshire, is mum to 2 children and loves to travel. At the weekend, she transfers her teaching skills to the football pitch where she helps train her son’s football team.


PANEL SESSION 3 - Business burdens – sharing the load

The last panel of the day will bring together a group of small business owners who often support other business owners, with areas that often cause stress. This includes legal, financials, money, business direction and HR concerns.

They are areas that commonly cause stress and 'outsourcing' or using expert support can help to share the burden.

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Adrian Hammill

Hammill Consulting

Adrian has been a personal, career, and business Coach and Mentor since 2020, in parallel to his role as an IT Security Professional.

He obtained his coaching certification from the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge in 2021, and opened Hammill Consulting his Coaching Practice the same year. He is a member of the EMCC and Association of Coaching.

Through coaching others, Adrian has developed a deep interest in the challenges faced with mental health and neurodiversity and has focused his coaching development in these areas, qualifying as a Mental Health First Aider.


Elizabeta Ivonciene

Piece of Cake Accounting

Elizabeta is passionate about helping business owners to "know their figures". She helps you to reach your goals by understanding how money will get you there. By directly supporting you with your bookkeeping or accounts, or helping you to do it yourself via her training, Elizabeta will ensure you know exactly where you are with your business finances and how you can use that knowledge to grow.


Davina Hodgkiss

Bader Quince

Davina has over 25 years of experience working in the legal sector and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007. As a front-line lawyer, she specialised in family law, civil and corporate litigation before moving “in-house” and into risk and compliance entirely by 2012.  Davina now operates Bader Quince, a law firm and compliance consultancy offering services to businesses throughout the UK.  As a business owner and mother of young children, Davina will bring her experience of self-employment and working at executive level in fast-paced corporates to the corporate wellness discussion.

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Dawn Packham MCIPD

Helix HR

Dawn is owner of Helix HR Consulting.  She is fully CIPD qualified and Wellness Ambassador Accredited.

Dawn has 25 years of HR management experience gained in a variety of industries including, retail, hospitality, recruitment and engineering.

Dawn aims to ease the burden of managing the people aspects of your business and leave you with more time to run your company.

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Mags Kruger

Virtual Assistant Agency

Mags is the co-director of Virtual Assistant Agency (VAA), founded by Amanda Faramus in 2008.

VAA specialise in providing virtual assistants to businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling founders to focus on strategic aspects of their businesses, rather than day-to-day tasks.



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The exhibitors

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Marion Reed

Sole & Heal Reflexology

Marion offers mobile services in North Hampshire through her complementary therapy business, Sole & Heal Reflexology.

Reflexology is a pressure technique massage for the feet, hands or face and is practiced alongside mainstream medical and other alternative interventions.

Marion was previously employed in public service with the Metropolitan Police so developed an understanding of the diversity of human needs in stressful environments, both as a practitioner of policing and a manager of staff. Locally, she has nurtured professional connections to signpost clients to a network of other support providers, enabling a holistic approach to care, giving consideration to an individual's physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

Practical Inspiration Publishing

Practical Inspiration Publishing

Business Books

Practical Inspiration Publishing is a publisher of books that mean business.

From leadership, management and HR to self-development and wellbeing, they offer a superb selection of books by world-renowned experts.

Come and browse the stall - find lots of helpful guides, insights and stories from fellow business owners and professionals. Talk to them about publishing in partnership for your own book too.

Simon Mitchell

Green Laurels

Simon from Green Laurels started his sustainable business after being given the idea by Santa, when doing photography in Santa's grotto!

The first eco friendly products were soaps and soy candles and have been diversifying from there to the product range range offered today.

The multi award winning business is very keen on single use plastic free products, and encouraging compostable packaging for the sustainable products.

The quality artisan products are available online by visiting

Maddie Rose

The Wellness Club

Maddie is a nurse, Arbonne consultant and runs The Wellness Club - a safe space to safe to inspire you to make 'space for yourself'.

Naomi Jackson

Amber Wellbeing

Naomi Jackson is founder of Amber Wellbeing; an inflexible Hatha yoga teacher and food-loving Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach. She is on a mission to inspire healthy living for everyone.

The Amber Wellbeing community is welcoming and inclusive, and the ethos is 'come as you are'.

Laura Allen,

Coaching - Reiki - EFT

With over 10 years of experience in human resources and people management, Laura is a career coach and wellbeing expert, who helps professionals achieve happiness and health, in work and life.

She founded Career and Wellness Coaching Ltd, a company that offers practical tools and systems to awaken your consciousness and support you in achieveing your chosen goals, whether that's improved mental and emotional wellbeing at worrk or a 180-degree career change.


Laura's unique apporach to coaching uses as multitude of acquired skills and qualification:

  • career development
  • mindset coaching
  • cognitive reframing with EFT tapping
  • financial planning
  • business planning
  • Reiki healing


Louisa Andrews

Target Therapies

Target Therapies provides a range of services, including:

  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Relaxing Full Body Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

Louisa will be at the conference with her massage chair for you to experience her incredible skills.

Claire Dale


Tropic skincare and make up is vegan, cruelty free, has no nasty toxic chemicals, works with wonderful charities, is carbon neutral, cares about our planet and it is a British company to boot. Not only that the products really do work and Tropic has now won over 250 industry awards.

Claire is passionate about helping others grow their own businesses and helping to build confidence in others, whether that be a customer, friend or team member.

As a former teacher, Claire thrives on helping to mentor and coach her team members.

Claire offers 1:1 help and advice, skincare & make up tutorials, the opportunity to trial products at home, make overs, pamper evenings and corporate wellness events.


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