After turning around a wine bar from loss to profit in less than a year at the age of twenty-five, Caroline knew she wanted to make a difference through her entrepreneurial skills. After being a partner in a comms firm, Caroline recognised two things: she wanted to do comms differently.

OggaDoon was born: an ethical guerrilla comms business dedicated to working with brands with passion and purpose. Caroline has built the business internationally with a team all doing what they love.







Caroline MacdonaldOggadoon

Carly has been an entrepreneur for 4 years when she started her business Anaphase Store in 2015, Carly struggled through her educational years with being dyslexic and dyspraxic, but she has broken those barriers down to live out her dreams. Since receiving help from the Princes trust in early 2015, Carly has become a successful business mentor and ambassador to give back and help other people who may have the same struggles and give them confidence to blossom. Anaphase Store is Online and based in Cardiff. They stock their own designs and slogans printed onto Clothing ranging from new-born to 5XL; including friends themed designs, Homeware where they make their own candles and bath bombs in lots of wonderful scents, Cosmetics, Accessories, make up brushes and Holiday items for the upcoming Seasons.


Anaphase has won 7 business awards and has been shortlisted for 21 others. We have 8 reps around the country selling items on behalf of our business, 2 paid staff members and 3 interns.


Carly has met Prince Charles along with many celebrity ambassadors; she has even personally been invited to Buckingham Palace – Carly’s business.




INSTAGRAM: anaphasestore

FACEBOOK: anaphasestore

TWITTER: anaphasestore


Carly ThompsettAnaphase Store

A professional, articulate and driven corporate trainer with over 10 years of experience in building highly effective teams for a wide range of small, medium and multinational companies such as General Electric (Engineering), Promod (Retail Fashion), Gold’s Gym (Leisure) & Sweaty Betty (Luxury Sports Retail).

I’ve graduated from the Master Trainer Institute in Geneva and worked delivering training to organisations across a diverse range of industries including Deloitte, Bank of England, Countryside Properties, Leica Geosystems and Tusker.

My background is in team gymnastics, having personally achieved World and European Championship medals. Reaching that level requires resilient teamwork, crystal clear communication, with a constant evaluation of performance and reflection on how to improve. These sporting skills have driven my success in business which I now get to share with professionals inspiring them to reach their full potential. I have been mentoring for over 10 years, specialising in supporting women in building up and strengthening their business confidence in order to achieve their career goals.



WEB: YesYouCanTraining

LINKEDIN: AdieSaunders

FACEBOOK: YesYouCanTraining

INSTAGRAM: YesYouCanTraining

Adrienne SaundersYes You Can Training Founder. Master Trainer, Transformational Business Coach

Nisha Haq specialises in providing wedding, commercial & lifestyle photography in the South UK. After graduating in BA (Hons) Photography in 2014, she set up her business a year later. Nisha has been awarded IPSE UK Young Freelancer of the Year 2017 and is one of the youngest to receive an Honorary Degree from Solent University. Nisha is passionate about encouraging enterprise, in particular young females in the creative industries and has gone on to deliver numerous talks on entrepreneurship at various universities and events. Nisha believes that with commitment and passion anyone can be their own boss!





FACEBOOK: NishaHaqPhotography
TWITTER: NishaHaqpPhoto

Nisha HaqNisha Haq Photography

Louise Hockaday is a qualified coach and runs her own coaching business Scruffy Duck Solutions Ltd.

Prior to becoming a coach, Louise worked in a number of large corporate organisations delivering complex marketing, communications and change management projects. She has a Master’s Degree in Marketing.

Louise started training in Clean Language in 2015 and has a keen interest in the application and use of creative approaches to help people grow and become their best selves.

Louise’s coaching approach is particularly good at helping people to develop personal metaphors that help them to understand what it’s like when they are working and being at their best. This then helps them to find tailored approaches in overcoming their challenges in a way that works for their unique and individual needs.

She is currently in training to become a Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor and volunteers for a couple of local charities to deliver counselling support. She is also an Associate Coach for a Community Interest Company that provides coaching for individuals with neurodiversity in the workplace.





FACEBOOK: ScruffyDuckSolutions

TWITTER: scruffy_duck

LINKEDIN: lou-hockaday-scruffyd

Louise HockadayScruffy Duck Solutions

Founder CEO of Business South and a former Ambassador of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Sally Thompson is an award winning, businesswoman, innovator and entrepreneur. A visionary connector, she has been creating clusters and networks over the last 20 years and has worked across all sectors. She is an experienced leader in stakeholder and business engagement and has a sales, marketing and business development background.

Sally, more recently, has pioneered the application of combined new technologies with AI, through her ideas around connecting global business and supply chains to create a unique ‘Find Engine’, which has significant potential. She is passionate about enabling SME’s to survive and thrive! Sally is married to a farmer and has 2 daughters, 1 grandson and 3 stepsons. She is based in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight, where she grew up.



WEB: UK Market Lead, Note Taking Express –

WEB: CEO, Launch International –

LINKEDIN: SallyThompson

Sally ThompsonNote Taking Express & Launch International.

Nikki Tapley is a servant-hearted, entrepreneurial business leader and investor who is passionate about supporting others to live a fulfilled life.

Nikki is the Founder of Collabor8 – People in Business, a non-profit organisation that exists to help business owners to grow themselves and their businesses, as well as supporting a small number of business owners directly 1:1.

Her goals are to bring kindness into the world of business and alleviate social poverty in this arena, and she is also passionate about supporting and empowering individuals who feel called to start a business (especially those like her who are parents) to take the plunge and help them to provide for their families, leave a legacy and do some good in the world. Especially where this involves helping end poverty through supporting entrepreneurship.

Nikki is married with two daughters and lives in Hampshire UK, where she loves spending time by the sea.




You can join Collabor8 for free as a business owner or find out more here…



TWITTER: Collabor8UK




FACEBOOK: NikkiTapleyEmpowerment

LINKEDIN: NikkiTapley

TWITTER: NikkiTapley

Nikki TapleyCollabor8

I’ve just finished another video interview with Annelies, and despite my usual nervousness, concern and brain freeze about my answers, as ever, Annelies made the whole process relaxed, easy and fun. She’s just a natural talent! … intelligent, savvy, bloody funny and has oodles of creative energy. I adore working with Annelies for both video and being a great brand ambassador for us. Next month Annelies is hosting a table at an awards dinner for Glow, and I know I’ve chosen the absolute top person for the job. Who knows, we may even bring back an award! ;). Thank you Annelies, you put the sparkle into the mundane, and brains to the challenging. I look forward to working with you for many years to come.

Lisa LavisManaging Director of GLOW

Annelies is a fantastic speaker, very engaging, professional and friendly, she always attracts a great crowd. I would highly recommend Annelies.

Gemma BrettEvent Organiser at B2B Expos

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Annelies on several different projects, both as a client and as a collaborator. Each and every time we work together, Annelies is full of energy, creative ideas and practical solutions. She works hard but smart and I can’t recommend her enough.

Louise BowditchFounder of the M Word