BUSINESS DIRECTORY For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 1
BUSINESS DIRECTORY  For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpe...
FOUNDER MEMBERS AEUK  |  Owen Page  CIVIL ENGINEERING Monkey Music  |  Angie Coates  CHILDRENS MUSIC CLASSES Albion Water  WATER AND SEWERAGE SERVICES Motoring Research Ltd  |  Peter Burges  MEDIA AGENCY - MOTORING The Alternative Board  |  Martin Munro   BUSINESS ADVISOR Noah Design  |  Natalie Harmer  DESIGN AGENCY Apricot Virtual Support Ltd  |  Ryan Williams  IT SUPPORT AND SERVICES Optimise Hospitality  |  Judi Oliver  HOSPITALITY AGENCY AND SALES CONSULTANCY ASH Marketing & Events Ltd  |  Sarah Hurp   FREELANCE MARKETING Ping Labs  |  Daniel Sheard  WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Beachbody  |  Thoman Parrot  INHOME HEALTH AND FITNESS Plugged In  |  Neil Montgomery  OUTSOURCED MARKETING SERVICES Blackhawk Network  |  Matt Howe  INNOVATIVE PREPAID SOLUTIONS The Project Box (UK) Ltd  |  Natasha Collett  RECRUITMENT - SCHOOL LEAVER TO GRADUATE Concept Spaces  |  Saad Khan  REAL ESTATE Rapid Business Finance  |  Michael Olatunde  FINANCING The Copy Co (UK) Ltd  |  Kim Aitken  COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANCY AND COACHING Sally Sunkel Translation Services  |  Sally Sunkel  PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATION SERVICES DAYtime entertainment  |  Diane Young   MEDIA AND EVENTS CONSULTANCY AND PRODUCTION Skentelbery Financial Planning  |  Will Skentelbery   WEALTH MANAGEMENT DVO  |  Jackie Clode – Dickens  CREATIVE AGENCY Source Support  |  Sebia Daly  BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT Elmecom Ltd  |  Gareth Jones   ELECTRICIAN David Gormer (FCA)  |  Director   ACCOUNTANTS The Filo Project  |  Liz Dennis  DAY CARE SERVICES Stagehouse  |  Kathryn Saggers  ARCHITECTURAL INTERIOR DESIGN 4DS  |  Charlie Rickett  PRINT MANAGEMENT AND IT SUPPORT Stefanie Kuepper Translations  |  Stefanie Kuepper  LEGAL TRANSLATIONS Frank Design  |  Jamie Wise  DESIGN AGENCY Strategy to Revenue  |  Matt Downes  SOLUTIONS AND STRATEGIES Harpenden Household Services Ltd | Edina Da Silva  HOUSEHOLD SERVICES AND CLEANING Study Travel Ltd  |  Stephen Roberts   MAGAZINE AND CONFERENCES Hour Hands  |  Christine Frith  PA AND LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT Tait   INTERIOR DESIGN RETAIL I Hussain and Co. Ltd  |  Shabaz Hussain  CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS TheoCooks  |  Theo Michaels  PRIVATE CHEF James Lawler Financial  |  James Lawler  PROFESSIONAL MORTGAGE ADVICE AND PROTECTION Threads Jet Escapes Ltd  |  Lisa Moss  TOUR OPERATOR SPECIALISING IN HOLIDAYS BY PRIVATE JET Labyrinth Marketing Ltd  |  Abigail Dixon  MARKETING CONSULTANCY Lemon Productions  |  Jonathan Donnelly  FILM AND DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION Mediaholix  |  Karen Atkinson  SEO AND CONTENT MARKETING Trove Research  |  Guy Turner  ENERGY ECONOMICS Zespri International (UK) Ltd.  |  Jayne Chamberlain  KIWI FRUIT SALES AND MARKETING Freelance Creative and Marketing  |  Zoe Dando  MARKETING Zumiya Consulting  |  Hillary Taylor  STRATEGY CONSULTANCY - TECH SECTOR For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 2
FOUNDER MEMBERS  AEUK         Owen Page    CIVIL ENGINEERING  Monkey Music         Angie Coates    CHILDRENS MUSIC CLASSES...
Apricot Virtual Support Ltd ASH Marketing & Events Ltd Ryan Williams  |  Director   0845 009 3068 / 0787 160 5441  ryan@apricotvs.com   www.apricots.com Sarah Hurp  |  Owner/Director   07808 400639   sarah@ashmarketingandevents.co.uk  www.ashmarketingandevents.co.uk OVERVIEW We provide IT support & consultancy services, for Apple Mac & PC while working locally at Harpenden Hall and in central London. Specialities: Remote support and network server services. OVERVIEW Helping small to medium sized companies start or grow their marketing activity. Whether you’re a start-up or small company that has done little to no marketing and need help getting started; or perhaps you’ve done marketing in the past and want to kick-start or expand your activity, ASH Marketing & Events can help. The Alternative Board (West Herts) Martin Munro  |  Owner/Managing Director  07775 806 008  mmunro@thealternativeboard.co.uk  www.west-herts.thealternativeboard.co.uk  uk.linkedin.com/in/martinmunro OVERVIEW TAB helps forward-thinking business owners grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging local business advisory boards, private one-to-one sessions and proprietary business tools. Specialities: Strategic planning, business analysis, problem solving, developing effective relationships CLIENTS I work with a diverse portfolio of SMEs Interesting fact Martin’s uncle and brother, both called Neil, were head boys at St George’s School. The chapel organ is dedicated to Martin’s uncle and another former pupil who died in active service during the second world war With over 16 years’ experience, we can help devise campaigns that spread the word, ensure the right people know who you are and what you do, make you stand out from the competition, position yourself as thought leaders and generate new business. Specialities: Branding, conferences and events, data and direct marketing, online and email marketing, PR and media relations, reference marketing, social media, website/SEO/SEM, webinars. Interesting Fact I like to trek – my last ‘holiday’ was a 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp. I enjoy seeing the world one mountain range at a time! Beachbody Thomas Parrot  |  Managing Director   0800 183 0137   tparrott@BEACHBODY.COM   www.beachbody.co.uk OVERVIEW Beachbody is the leading creator and distributer of in-home health, fitness, nutrition and workout programmes through our DVD and Beachbody On Demand online streaming platform. We also provide certified training for personal trainers in our group exercise programmes. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 3
Apricot Virtual Support Ltd  ASH Marketing   Events Ltd  Ryan Williams         Director     0845 009 3068   0787 160 5441 ...
Blackhawk Network Matt Howe  |  Managing Director, EMEA   0207 419 8100  matthew.howe@bhnetwork.com  www.BlackhawkNetwork.com OVERVIEW Blackhawk Network’s heritage of innovative prepaid developments began in 2001 when it was a subsidiary of Safeway Inc. From the outset, we’ve looked at the industry with fresh eyes, always seeking to solve customer needs while working to grow our partners’ business. Our first consumer insight led to a pioneering breakthrough — to provide gift cards where they were more convenient for consumers, including grocery stores where people visited frequently. Over the years, we have continued to research what consumers want — prepaid open-loop cards in third-party locations, egift capabilities for online and mobile channels, prepaid wireless plans and handsets in one location, online card management services and more — and rapidly brought these innovations to market. In addition to expanding our product line to capitalize on the full spectrum of prepaid products, we’ve also greatly expanded the brands we offer and the locations where we offer them — both in-store and digitally. CLIENTS Tesco, Morrisons, Boots and Co-op Interesting Fact As a big football fan, I can be found supporting Liverpool FC Concept Spaces Ltd Saad Khan  |  Managing Director / Entrepreneur  0203 657 7779   Saad@conceptspaces.com   www.conceptspaces.com OVERVIEW Concept Spaces Ltd started in 2007 as a property management and lettings agency for smaller developers and banks. By 2010 we were managing over 200 units across London and working with banks, and accountants reorganising repossessed development stock, which we then would sell on to investors. We then progressed onto doing smaller developments of up to 10 units. In October 2015 the client book was sold to Hong Kong based Grosvenor Int. Holdings ltd. Other companies include Concept Suites ltd www.conceptsuites.co.uk, Off the Fence UK www.csrealestateadvisory.co.uk Specialities: Residential property management, Portfolio and analysis, Property Finding. CLIENTS (previous) BNP Parisbas, BDO LLP, Bmor, Current: High net individuals and international investors. Interesting Fact With a background in business development, I started the company in 2007 with initial investment of £3k and with no previous experience within the property industry. The main business was sold so I could focus on property development in CS Real Estate Advisory, Casual Dining (name TBC) and media company Off the Fence ltd. The Copy Co (UK) Ltd Kim Aitken  |  Director   07525 010301   kim@thecopyco.com   www.thecopyco.com OVERVIEW We are communications specialists who help companies and individuals find engaging ways to connect with people – and each other. From online to in-store, from creative to corporate, from team to personal… the most powerful messages come from embracing the value of your unique, authentic voice. It’s why our outlook is the same whether it’s a business programme or for personal development: we believe in taking our clients on a journey of discovery and innovation. Brand · Digital · Promotional · Consumer · Business · Internal · Training · Coaching CLIENTS 1 IT Consulting, Untied Utilities renewable energy, The Gap Partnership, HUM employee wellbeing, Boots, Shaws chutneys, Jamberry Nails, GENEU skincare, Manuka Doctor health and beauty, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Results Centre For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 4
Blackhawk Network Matt Howe         Managing Director, EMEA     0207 419 8100    matthew.howe bhnetwork.com    www.Blackha...
DAYtime entertainment Diane Young  |  Founder OVERVIEW Independent consultant, project director and producer for high profile sports, media, and broadcasting events for both corporate and private clients. Extensive talent management and celebrity booking expertise with technical knowledge of large- scale production including: set design, construction, audiovisual, film producer, photo-shoot creative content, styling brand placement and logistics. Other Areas of Expertise include bid & tender campaign preparation, including production of supporting media for coaching teams and troubleshooting for ‘crisis’ turnaround of failing projects within short timescale. Marketing, PR, production and remix service for music projects to deliver playlist eligibility with several BBC Radio 2 successes. Over 20 years’ international experience working through Daytime Entertainments (own company) with a background in A&R, still continuing with consultancy work for an independent record label (Starfisch records – www.scarlettefever.co.uk) CLIENTS Coca Cola, Vodafone, UEFA, Champions League, TEAM Switzerland, Hyperactive, Freesat, TBI Media, Football Association, Festival of Britain, Unspun, Fisher Productions, Sunderland FC, Council and Stadium of Light, Sony Radio Academy Awards, Smooth Operations, Zafer Associates, Music Industry Trust Show on behalf of Nordoff Robbins, Lord Michael Ashcroft, BBC Children in Need, BBC Radio 2, BBC World Service, BBC Global News, BBC Jazz Awards, CarFest, Living TV, Discovery Channel, Novo Nordisk, Pegasus PR, D & L Media, All About Promotions, WhizzKid TV, Clare Grogan. DVO Jackie Clode-Dickens  |  Marketing Director  07791001576  jackie.clodedickens@dvoagency.co.uk   www.dvoagency.co.uk OVERVIEW Our objective was simple, a creative agency for the digitally connected age. An agency that grows businesses, makes brands relevant and delivers multi-channel customer experiences. The digitally connected age is the new normal. So we built DVO. An agency for the new normal. We believe success is built on strong foundations. That means starting with rigorous research and ending with a robust strategy, which we test and test again. In a connected world, an agency should be able to deliver that strategy effectively across very different channels because that’s the key to delivering a uniformly excellent customer experience. We’re ambitious and innovative but realistic about the solutions we offer. We take an individual approach to every brief we take on, avoiding smoke and mirrors by working collaboratively and transparently with you. Your challenges are complex, our job is to develop solutions that can be explained in simple, human terms. Specialities: Creative, Planning and Strategy, Technical, Activation CLIENTS Hamptons, TUI, Expedia, Kleinwort Benson, Outsource Magazine, National Literacy Trust, Holland & Barrett Interesting Fact Used to be the marketing manager for Camden Market. The Filo Project Liz Dennis  |  Co Founder  0333 939 8225  info@thefiloproject.co.uk  www.thefiloproject.co.uk OVERVIEW The Filo Project offers high quality day care in an intimate home setting in the community for small groups of older people. Our service supports individuals who are socially isolated, many experiencing symptoms associated with moderate dementia, including memory loss. We currently cover areas in Devon. Within the supportive environment of the Filo Project, time and again clients gain confidence becoming revitalised in the process. At a stage of life where many older people find themselves often excluded The Filo Project provides a time and space where clients can engage in valued and valuable social roles and connectedness. Friends are made, laughter exchanged and experiences shared. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 5
DAYtime entertainment Diane Young         Founder OVERVIEW Independent consultant, project director and producer for high ...
4DS Charlie Rickett  |  Owner  020 3176 7100  info@4-ds.co.uk  www.4-ds.co.uk OVERVIEW We are a rapidly growing Print Management company with unrivalled reputation for delivering high quality office equipment with an unprecedented level of personal service. We are building our company on the basis of giving great equipment, outstanding service and of course, saving you money! We are also the only company in the World who offer a bespoke wrapping service for your office photocopiers, courtesy of our specialised subsidiary: The Branded Photocopier Company! Specialities: Print Management, Photocopier Maintainence, Training and IT Support CLIENTS Cancer Research, Guinness World Records and Spotlight (to name but a few). Freelance Creative & Marketing Zoe Dando  |  Owner, freelancer  07398 212559   zoedando@gmail.com  www.freelancecreativeandmarketing.com  uk.linkedin.com/in/zoedando OVERVIEW A freelance creative and marketing specialist with over 17 years experience creating award winning and game changing work for brands across a variety of sectors. With a passion for new trends, art and design, I can create highly engaging work that gets you noticed, gets your message across and grows your business. Friendly and flexible, you can pick me up and put me down depending on the needs of your business. I can work on projects independently using my own network of support services or slot in as part of an existing team and structure. From ideas to project delivery and everything in between, I have experience working across all channels on projects big and small. Services include: • Ideas & Creative Direction • Brand Development & Branding • Brand Styling & Workspace Design Frank Design Jamie Wise  |  Director  01582 345574  07823 443217   jamie@frankdesignltd.co.uk  www.frankdesignltd.co.uk • Marketing Strategy & Planning • Content Strategy & Planning • Campaigns & Collateral • Project Management • Copywriting OVERVIEW We produce online solutions that combine superb design with formidable functionality. We design and develop websites, web application and bespoke digital products for NHS organisations, the public sector, schools and educational organisations, solutions for business and SME’s. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 6
4DS Charlie Rickett         Owner    020 3176 7100    info 4-ds.co.uk    www.4-ds.co.uk OVERVIEW  We are a rapidly growing...
Harpenden Household Services Ltd Edina Da’Silva  |  Owner/Director  07804 636 282   edina@harpendenhouseholdservices.co.uk Hour Hands Ltd. Christine Frith  |  Director  07766 004520  christine@hourhands.co.uk  www.hourhands.co.uk OVERVIEW Harpenden Household Services is a small company, which has been growing from strength to strength. OVERVIEW Hour Hands is a local PA and Concierge Service for individuals and businesses. Professional, trustworthy and flexible. Whilst I was working full-time in London, attended university and managed a household, I had relied on a number of people to keep our house and essentially our household running. At one point, we had an au-pair for our 2 children, a dog-sitter for our two spaniels and a cleaner. Specialities: Bookkeeping, Research and PA services for business This is how the idea of the company came about. 1 single point of contact for all your household needs. We provide experienced cleaners for domestic, office buildings. We have included post construction and end of tenancy cleaning into our portfolio of services. We also cater for our clients ironing needs. We can provide handyman for flat-pack furniture assembly, dog walkers as well as dog sitters. All of our staff are experienced, trustworthy and reliable. Interesting Facts: I am a Senior Software Tester/ Test Manager with 8 years of experience working in automative, retail, fashion and charity industries and I do freelance work on contract basis. I enjoy driving a particular Software Project through test phases with the aim to achieve outstanding results at the end of a regression testing phase. I have just completed a Law degree and keen to train myself further with the aim to achieve barrister qualification. www.linkedin.com/in/edina-kakocz Home admin, Home improvement, Errant and Concierge services for busy families. CLIENTS Small business and busy families I Hussain & Co. Limited – Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors Shahbaz Hussain BSc. ACA.  |  Director  01582 405200  Shahbaz@ihussain.co.uk  www.ihussain.co.uk OVERVIEW As a business owner you want an accountant who’s more than just a bookkeeper or has a traditional view on what an accountant does. You want someone who will help you grow your business, reduce your costs, generate more profit and help reduce your tax bills. We have passion and enthusiasm to help business grow and ultimately strive to achieve better results. To do that we need to know why you are in business and what your goals and aspirations are. Once we know those things we can begin to weave our financial expertise around your affairs. We have experience with all sizes of businesses ranging from start-ups to corporate clients. It’s our aim to work with you, not for you. We want to be an essential part of your team. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 7
Harpenden Household Services Ltd Edina Da   Silva         Owner Director    07804 636 282     edina harpendenhouseholdserv...
Specialities: Contractors, Medical and Healthcare, Growing owner managed businesses, Property and Construction, Professional practices. James Lawler Financial James Lawler  |  Director  01234 834675 / 07500 343334 James@Jameslawlerfinancial.com  www.jameslawlerfinancial.com   OVERVIEW James Lawler Financial is a professional mortgage advice business. We believe that borrowing money should be as simple as possible. We want to ensure the service to our clients is always of the highest standard. With access to many lenders and several of the leading protection providers, our commitment is always on a bespoke service to our clients, recommending the best suited solution for them. Key to our service is an ongoing review process as part of a lifelong relationship. We recognise a client’s needs and circumstances will change, and our commitment is to be there as a constant companion. As part of a large network, James Lawler Financial often has access to exclusive products that you would not be able to obtain by going to banks, lenders or product providers directly. Specialities: Mortgages, personal and business insurance, property investment CLIENTS People requiring quality residential and investment mortgage advice and guidance on personal and business protection for business owners and key personnel. Interesting Fact Before launching James Lawler Financial, James was an international level distance runner specialising in the marathon. He represented England overseas with a personal best time of 2:22.36 in 2011. Jet Escapes Ltd Lisa Moss  |  Founder and Managing Director   020 8742 1300 / 07900 884 944   lisa@jetescapes.co.uk  www.jetescapes.co.uk OVERVIEW Jet Escapes is an ATOL bonded Tour Operator specialising in tailor-made holidays by private jet throughout Europe (day trips, short breaks, skiing, yachting). Jet Escapes has a sister company, Opus Jets, a private jet brokerage arranging ‘flights only’ by private jet. Specialities: Each and every trip is completely tailor-made to create a truly personal experience. CLIENTS All private individuals and families either looking for a ‘once in a lifetime’ short break to celebrate a special occasion, or simply looking for the most stress-free way to travel. Labyrinth Marketing Ltd Abigail Dixon  |  Marketing Consultant/ Director   07855 840844   abigail@labyrinthmarketing.co.uk   www.labyrinthmarketing.co.uk OVERVIEW Labyrinth is a cross sector strategic marketing consultancy. We can help you to navigate the maze that is marketing, solving problems and creating opportunities along the way. We do this by providing branded businesses with hands on problem solving, long term strategic planning and step change project management. We can also provide capability programmes and training to ensure your team with the right support and guidance. We can either work closely with your team or as external advisors, whatever suits you and your team best. We work across multiple sectors, including FMCG, consumer goods, leisure retail and more recently the pharmaceutical industry. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 8
Specialities  Contractors, Medical and Healthcare, Growing owner managed businesses, Property and Construction, Profession...
Lemon Productions ltd Jonathan Donnelly  |  Director  01582 228458  jd@lemonfilms.co.uk  www.lemonfilms.co.uk OVERVIEW Here at Lemon Productions we assist some of the UK¹s most talented and creative Producers and Directors to make incredible films and documentaries by raising their budgets. In turn, we offer investors like you the opportunity to become involved in a market that many only dream about. We are here to guide you through the entire process from inspiration to completion. Mediaholix Karen Atkinson | Director  07917 272 402   karen@mediaholix.com   www.mediaholix.com OVERVIEW Helping businesses get the most out of their website, through SEO and content marketing. Monkey Music Angie Coates  |  CEO   01582 766464   info@monkeymusic.co.uk   www.monkeymusic.co.uk OVERVIEW We believe that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child’s development. Monkey music, therefore, provides a progressive and educational four stage curricula designed to be a good fit to each separate age group. With 20 years of experience, the content of classes have been developed and tested over time and it allowed children to learn and thrive with friends of a similar age. Through music it has been found that your child will be able to de-code language, interact with each other and expand on their numerical skills. Motoring Research Ltd Peter Burgess  |  Chairman   01582 761625   peter@motoringresearch.com   www.motoringresearch.com OVERVIEW Media agency specialising in motoring-related content for print and web. Specialities: Generating high traffic for our web clients CLIENTS Microsoft, RAC, Top Gear Interesting Fact Started Motoring Research in 1985, around a passion for all things motoring. Own three classic cars, Porsche 911, Lotus Elan and Saab 96. Noah Design Natalie Harmer  |  Director  01582 767 143  natalie@noahdesign.co.uk  www.noahdesign.co.uk OVERVIEW Noah Design is a full service design agency, working with client to define and express clear and distinct brand values. Established in 2012 with a successful track record and a valued client list covering a full range of sectors. Our services include brand definition, brand guidelines, logos, stationery, corporate literature and a full range of marketing collateral including animation and websites. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 9
Lemon Productions ltd Jonathan Donnelly         Director    01582 228458    jd lemonfilms.co.uk    www.lemonfilms.co.uk OV...
e can offer not only an impressive creative service but a W positive and immensely satisfying working experience. Specialities: Web design & Development, E-commerce, SEO, PPC and Digital Marketing CLIENTS Cavendish Corporate Finance, Radley, iCandy, Silvercorss, GLL, IBM, ROcRE, Ministry of Sound, Fitch, The Partners, Grey, Village Green. CLIENTS Chelsea Vintners, 1.618, Puma Radios, Specialist Radio, MacPro Printers, Striking Places Optimise Hospitality Judi Oliver  |  Director  07721 378534  Judi.oliver@optimisehospitality.com  www.optimisehospitality.com OVERVIEW Optimise Hospitality is a boutique hospitality agency offering you official hospitality packages at the most exciting and prestigious events in the calendar, from world class sporting events to decadent days out. Whether you are rewarding your team, entertaining your clients or treating yourself we can find the best fit event to suit your budget and exceed your guest’s expectations. We can also help you to create a whole experience especially for you and your guests, from overnight accommodation before Henley Regatta to a fully inclusive trip to the Monaco Grand Prix, and anything in between. Ping Labs Daniel Sheard  |  Director   01727 613023  dan@pinglabshq.com  www.pinglabshq.com OVERVIEW Ping Labs is a web design and development company focussed on building results driven websites. We’re a team of experienced and talented developers and designers focussed on delivering value for businesses by creating websites at the heart of a digital strategy. For us, a new website isn’t something you end up with; it’s a place you start from. Plugged In Neil Montgomery  |  Director   01582 624974/07974 202146   info@plugged-in.co.uk   www.plugged-in.co.uk OVERVIEW Plugged In provide an outsourced marketing solution for businesses that have limited time or lack expertise in managing their own marketing. Specialists in digital marketing, they work with you to identify the most effective methods to help you generate more leads and ultimately grow your business. Whether its improving website performance, managing social media channels or developing videos and unique content to promote your business, they act as your internal marketing department providing an effective tailored solution. The Project Box (UK) Ltd Natasha Collett  |  Director  07720429230  natasha.collett@theprojectbox.co.uk  www.theprojectbox.co.uk  linkedin.com/pub/natasha-collett/3/652/392 OVERVIEW We are a multi-award winning recruitment outsourcing company specialising in school leaver and graduate assessment and selection. Day-to-day, we help large employers to manage and select from the thousands of applications they receive annually for their work experience programmes, apprenticeships, internships and graduate schemes. Our support ranges from simple application screening through to full process For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 10
  e can offer not only an impressive creative service but a W positive and immensely satisfying working experience.  Speci...
management and all the bits in between. Our 21 consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a vast array of corporate backgrounds and we work flexibly and collectively to ensure our clients lead the way in their industries. Specialities: student and graduate assessment and selection CLIENTS Grant Thornton, EY, Nomura, Taylor Wessing Interesting fact Out of a team of 21 consultants, 7 of us have a set of twins! Rapid Business Finance Michael Olatunde  0203 128 7080  07967 680145  michael@rapidassetfinance.co.uk  www.rapidassetfinance.co.uk   linkedin.com/in/rapid-asset-finance-2b25969a OVERVIEW Rapid Business Finance specialise getting funding to businesses. We specialise in the alternative finance sector and provide overdrafts finance, invoice finance, unsecured and secured business loans, merchant cash advances and all types of facilities. Getting funds ti business is our business. CLIENTS Ltd Companies, sole traders, SME’s, Mid Market Firms, Start ups. Established businesses. Interesting Fact Our quickest funded deal was 1hr from application to fully funded! Sally Sunkel Translation Services Sally Sunkel  01582 621214/ 07534 6060120  sally.sunkel@ntlworld.com OVERVIEW I provide a professional translation service for the translation of German, French and Russian texts into English. I translate a range of material from presentations, marketing material and websites to technical specifications and patent and trademark texts. I also offer translation revision services and teach English as a foreign language. I am a chartered linguist accredited by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and am also a qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Over the last twenty years I have worked for a range of direct clients and agencies based mostly in the European Union. I have always loved working with languages and learning new ones – currently Italian – and I enjoy the process of working on a translation until it communicates the right message in the best possible way. Skentelbery Financial Planning Will Skentelbery  |  Director  07955310249  will.skentelbery@sjpp.co.uk  www.skentelberyfinancial.co.uk OVERVIEW I help provide sound and holistic advice to business owners and private clients. I help them plan for their own, their family, and businesses future whilst ensuring they are protected should anything unforeseen occur. I pride myself on providing ethical friendly advice and importantly this advice being clear and understandable. A key part of my service is building a good understanding of each clients needs and objectives and being able to advise them according to their specific needs. My advice is backed by a lifetime guarantee and my clients benefit from a unique investment approach to maximise returns and offer a great level of diversification. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 11
management and all the bits in between. Our 21 consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a vast array of...
Specialities: I specialise in Pension Planning, Investment Planning, Inheritance Tax Planning and personal and Business Protection. CLIENTS Individuals and business Owners requiring quality ongoing advice. Clients range from Self employed ³one man bands² through to professional sports people to company directors of well established companies. Interesting fact In 2011 I climbed Kilimanjaro enduring significant altitude sickness to raise £8500 for Alzheimers Society. Never again. Square Mile Accounting David Gormer (FCA)  |  Director  01727 236 511  enquiries@squaremileaccounting.co.uk  www.squaremileaccounting.co.uk  www.linkedin.com/company/square-mile-accounting OVERVIEW We’re online Xero gold partners and an ICAEW member firm, providing proactive tax, accounting and consulting services to small businesses. We embrace technology so we spend less time turning the handle and more time adding value to your business, delivering solutions that give you Source Support Sebia Daly  |  Founder and Director  07921 902301  sebia@sourcesupport.co.uk OVERVIEW We provide EA and Private PA services to companies and private families. These services encompass everything you can imagine and expect from a loyal, experienced and top level EA/PA. For companies we manage tasks from complex diary & travel itineraries to office moves and refurbishments. For individuals the tasks range from managing bank accounts and payments to organising events. The list of what we can do has developed and grown over the last 10 years and is extensive, from the tedious but essential to the unusual. Providing our clients with support as and when they need it, whether regular or ad hoc. a better understanding and control over your finances: we’ll take you from where you are today, to where you want to be. Meet us for a free 30 min talk about your needs in London or Harpenden! SPECIALITIES We work with a number of industries including include media & creative, tech (including gaming, software, mobile, digital, internet); food & beverage, leisure & retail, property and the brewery sectors. CLIENTS Ambitious business owners who would like to be cash-flow confident and have more clarity and insight into their business performance. CLIENTS HNW and UHNW Interesting Fact Before having my son my passion was street dance – I’d don my knee pads, sweatbands, baseball hat and crop top regularly to dance to the street beats… Stagehouse Kathryn Saggers  |  Managing Director   07787 113333  kathryn@stagehouse.co.uk  www.stagehouse.co.uk OVERVIEW StageHouse is a business dedicated to helping people realise the full potential of their most valuable asset, their property. Whether you are a commercial client with investment properties or a private home owner, StageHouse can help. For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 12
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SPECIALITIES From show home styling to full refurbishments or interior design to home staging, our trained professionals have the right solutions to your property problems! We specialise in specifying whole house interiors for residential house builds and the production of furnished show units for developers and house builders. CLIENTS Our biggest clients are local house builders and developers along with residential home owners undertaking significant renovations or house build projects. Our architectural interior design consultancy and soft furnishings advice ensures they get the fantastic end result they are dreaming of on their property project. Strategy to Revenue Matt Downes  |  Director  01753 245543  matt.downes@strategytorevenue.com  www.strategytorevenue.com OVERVIEW Strategy to Revenue (STR) provides a SaaS-based portal and professional services to help B2B companies improve the effectiveness of their sales teams, channel partners, service organizations, and managers. We aim to provide cutting edge solutions designed to help sales organisations to execute on their growth strategies and also optimise their yield per rep. We also specialise in providing unique solutions to help first line sales managers in their essential roles of coaching and driving maximum field performance. Stefanie Kuepper Translations Stefanie Kuepper  |  Freelance German to English translator,   solicitor (non-practising)   07796 071375  stefanie@stefaniekuepper.com  www.stefaniekuepper.com OVERVIEW I am a former City solicitor with dual English & German legal qualifications and a Diploma in Translation offering high-end legal and business translations from German into English. I specialise in complex legal texts including a wide variety of commercial contracts, court documents, expert opinions, scholarly legal articles, corporate and financial documents. CLIENTS My clients include top German industry players including BMW, Faber Castell and Thyssen Krupp; English and German SMEs in a wide variety of sectors; magic circle law firms and midsize niche law firms; high-end legal and financial translation agencies as well as translation providers to EU institutions. I also provide pro bono translations for Amnesty International and a German refugee organisation. We aim to solve problems with the three A’s : ability, application and attainment. CLIENTS Vodafone, HP, Thomson Reuters, Motorola, Infoblox, DHL StudyTravel Ltd Stephen Roberts  |  Director   07958 945 865   stephen@studytravel.network  www.studytravel.network OVERVIEW StudyTravel specialises in reaching agents in print, online and in person. StudyTravel incorporates ST Magazine, the monthly b2b magazine read by study travel professionals in 127 countries, which provides news, industry statistics and articles on all of the industry sectors, and ST Alphe Conferences, which are held annually in 10 different locations. The conferences are an excellent opportunity for international language providers, high schools and higher education institutions to meet face-to-face with study travel agents from around the world. We also produce the ST Star Awards. An annual industry awards ceremony held during the ST Alphe Conference in London. The awards allow schools and agents to vote for and celebrate the industry’s top stars. Specialities: B2B magazines and conference organising For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 13
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CLIENTS Universities, Colleges, High Schools, Language Schools, Insurance providers, Student Accommodation Providers. Tait 01582 460990   info@studiotait.com  www.studiotait.com OVERVIEW At Tait, we design spaces. From pop ups and kiosks to larger projects like restaurants and shopping mall refurbishments, we aim to design a space that makes you stand out in a crowd. We have 20 years worth of retail expertise to ensure your design investment delivers a return and also give a great experience for your customers. Our team of interior and graphic retail designers collaborate to understand your business, analyse your market, and create a response that sets you apart. Every design we create is unique but they all follow 4 simple steps: define, create, detail and implement. CLIENTS intu, Transport for London, NHS, M&G investments, Delanacey, Love Koffee TheoCooks Theo Michaels  |  MD  theo@theocooks.com  www.theocooks.com Trove Research Ltd Guy Turner  |  Founder   07801 140696  guy.turner@trove-research.com  www.trove-research.com OVERVIEW Trove Research Ltd is a start-up designed to enhance the value companies and financial institutions obtain from investments in the transition to the low carbon economy. Work areas currently include : analysing investor returns and risk profiles across multiple asset classes in low carbon assets, technology market assessments, market entry strategies, and policy analysis. Zespri International (UK) Ltd. Jayne Chamberlain  |  UK & Ireland Market Manager  07398 112834  jayne.chamberlain@zespri.com  www.zespri.com OVERVIEW With sales revenues of $1.6 billion in 2014/15, Zespri is one of the world’s most successful horticulture marketing companies and the Zespri brand is recognised as the world leader in premium quality kiwifruit. Based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, we are 100 percent owned by current or past kiwifruit growers, and employ approximately 350 people in New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Americas. On behalf of our 2,500 growers in New Zealand and 1,200 growers based elsewhere, Zespri manages kiwifruit innovation and supply management, distribution management and marketing of Zespri Green and Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit. We market to over 50 countries worldwide. OVERVIEW Private Chef, Popup Restaurateur, Author Specialities: Cooking! Interesting Fact My full name has 1 more letter than the alphabet! For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 14
CLIENTS Universities, Colleges, High Schools, Language Schools, Insurance providers, Student Accommodation Providers.  Tai...
Zumiya Consulting Hillary Taylor  |  Director  07939 478 466  hillary@zumiya.co.uk  www.zumiya.co.uk OVERVIEW We help people understand their business or other goals and work with them to develop or implement forward plans. Specialities: New business development and strategy, manufacturing and systems integration, operational development, risk mitigation and change: from small to large organisations. CLIENTS Technical and non-technical Interesting Fact I’m a Chartered Engineer, with a background in software, manufacturing and business development. I speak Japanese and French and am a published technical writer. In addition I also volunteer in a number of equalities-related projects in the engineering arena, for example Women in STEM. I also run Studio29 Art www.hillarytaylor.co.uk For the benefit and privacy of Members the Directory and its contents remain the property of The Harpenden Collective and is for the use of Members only. No unauthorised distribution is permitted. Should you wish to pass on details of a Member outside of The Harpenden Collective please contact the Member directly first. 15
Zumiya Consulting Hillary Taylor         Director    07939 478 466    hillary zumiya.co.uk    www.zumiya.co.uk OVERVIEW  W...