Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

On Air!

On Wednesday I popped along to the Marlow FM studios. I’d been invited to appear on Mid Morning Matters by the station’s host Mary Flavelle (who also won the coveted Sue Ryder Women of Achievement title this month).  It was enormous fun, and it was lovely to meet Mary – she is a hoot! I had an hour long guest slot, so as well as getting through six songs (I finally got to do my own Desert Island Discs!) I was able to discuss the career path that has led me to Hello Henley.

We discussed my magazine career in great length – from Eve Pollard to Gordon Ramsay. We then had a good old chin wag about Naughty Mutt Nice, and how I came to start the business and then sell the brand seven years later. Then in-between we discussed wine, Camden, wilful daughters and the anatomy of a bull. Would I go on again, yes, at the drop of a hat!

But this wasn’t just an exercise in me talking about myself and playing awesome music… taking the time to do something like this meant that I was pushing Hello Henley to a wider audience. Marlow FM has a listenership of approximately 18,000 people – in Social Media terms, that is a massive ‘reach’. And this is exactly the kind of publicity small businesses need in addition to Social Publishing to get themselves heard and understood. It can seem like a scary process, but I promise you, it isn’t.

If you’d like to hear my interview on Mary Flavelle’s brilliant show then click the link below – and scroll forward to 36 minutes and 50 seconds.

(Mid Morning Matters / Wednesday 29th March 2017 / 36.50)

The Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2017

I was thrilled to have been nominated in the Business category for the Sue Ryder Southern Women of Achievement Awards 2017. The awards were set up to recognise and celebrate women of inspiration. Whether it be succeeding against the odds, acting as a driving force within their field, breaking down boundaries or supporting others. I was invited to attend the event with my partner, and while there we met some incredibly fascinating individuals. The winner in my category was a lady called Mary Flavelle, who has been of service to the business community for the last 20 years. Also of note in my category were fantastic photographer Kathryn Fell and entrepreneur Charlotte Cavanagh who owns ‘Time for Tea Vintage’.

I feel incredibly honoured to have been name-checked alongside some amazingly brave and successful women.