Becca Cranfield is Co-Director of Athena Stonecare, leading specialists in natural stone restoration and maintenance. Since taking on the role in 2018, she has overseen the development of the business, growing from a team of 1 to 5 in 3 years. By establishing partnerships with Stone Suppliers, Property Managers and Interior Designers, Becca has secured the company’s position as a supplier to the Prime and Super Prime Property Sector.
Athena Stonecare are hugely passionate about the ongoing care of your stone is important to us and so have developed a suite of advice and guidance on how to maintain the finish of your stone. This is distributed through stone suppliers across the UK and is also available to anyone who works with natural stone. Athena Aftercare is available free of charge to anyone who requests a copy and outlines all of Athena Stonecare’s top tips on how to ensure that the beauty of your stone endures from the minute it is installed.
Becca has also made huge strides for the company within the Stone Industry, winning Stone Federation accreditation for Athena Stonecare. In 2022 Becca became Co Chair of Women In Natural Stone, a Stone Federation led initiative aiming to create an opportunity for women within the natural stone industry and wider architectural and construction sectors to connect. The group also aims to encourage the next generation of women into a career in stone.
As a firm believer in the power of relationships, she has become a powerful networker within the construction sector. In 2021 Becca launched a property networking group in Buckinghamshire and established a series of events in London specifically for women in interiors, property and construction.
Bibi Milla is the founder of ‘Mama Wins Media’ which is a digital magazine dedicated to providing women and mothers with inspirational & badass content. Bibi founded Mama Wins after leaving a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship. Her personal experience ignited a passion to support women to have open conversations about personal and life experiences. As a mother of two, Bibi and her team advocate for women's empowerment and create an open space for diverse representation and honest and thought-provoking conversations in womanhood and motherhood.
With cleaning hacks up her sleeve, she can take any cleaning product and make lots of different hacks from that one cleaning product. One of the things she is good at is making cleaning products versatile, which she has taken to big publications and high end news papers & magazines, including ‘The Express’, ‘Mail Online’, 'The Sun’. Any cleaning expertise Danielle is your girl!
MrDeanRowland also known as Clean With Dean online has been providing cleaning hacks, product reviews & budget friendly up-cycles on his social media channels since 2019. Described as an “Honest Cleanfluencer” Dean has features from Loose Women to OK Magazine and all in between!
Dean is not only a well known online figure, businessman and entrepreneur, but iis also a professional organiser whose talents have taken him from the UK to bookings in America.
Behind the softly spoken Yorkshire accent, Denise brings a wealth of experience in the cleaning and hygiene industry to the BICSc team.
With over 40 years’ experience – from hotel housekeeping through to running her own company with contracts across the UK – Denise is always ready to pass on that knowledge to both experienced and non-experienced cleaning operatives. She never judges people on the questions they ask, just calmly and clearly explains what they want to know.
One of her passions is the care of hard floors and she is happiest when in control of a rotary machine – be it light buffing of a floor or stripping it back and re-applying a coat of polish.
First & foremost I am a Mumpreneur to 2 little ladies Lilly & Cadi Mae. I set up Less Is More Consulting with my amazing fellow Mumpreneur Sophie Doran as we needed to simplify our own lives as busy working parents and because we genuinely care and enjoy making things happen for others.
Through leaving our corporate careers we are incredibly grateful we can now do both by implementing solutions to step change business growth and being able to be more present for our families.
With over 45 years’ experience across FMCG organisations across all sectors / segments we consistently saw businesses overcomplicate their ways of working, and this led to ineffective delivery.
We simplify, we cut through & we make change happen…..
On a personal level my passions are supporting charities close to my heart , and being an active ally on all areas of ED&I but especially mental health, fertility, menopause and neurodiversity.
Helena, who was recently Director of Licensing at National Geographic UK has been driving sustainable change for a number of years. She has successfully completed the University of Cambridge’s course in Business Sustainability Management as well as Circular Economic Business Practices from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Previously described as the UK’s leading ‘super Manny’, Joss Cambridge-Simmons is working hard to modernise childcare, challenge the status quo of the so-called modern man and is here to share his career story.
The founder of @Jossycare’, the heartfelt childcare service, that is constantly challenging gender stereotypes within the childcare industry. Joss won a National Diversity Award in 2019 for being a Positive Male Role Model, UK Nanny Of The Year 2022, Gentlemen's Award 2022, UK Nanny Of The Year award, 2022, SME Childcare Professional of the year award 2023 and since has been featured in/on Time Out magazine, Home Carer magazine, BBC News (Mini Doc), CBeebies Our School, ITV News, Showcase TV as host on a Show Called Men's Talk. Plus, various podcasts.
Joss also advocates for Men's / Children's Mental Health - And beloved Neuroscience Is the Answer ...
Joss uses his sensitivity as his super power - and stays soft in his child like lead approach to life a childcare.
Marina is an internationally published creative fashion Director and Stylist with a passion for unique style, preloved and vintage. She started her fashion journey from a very young age and she did editorial styling work for some of the biggest publications in the world.
Her passion for supporting and bringing women together helped her to set up Go Inspire International in 2020. She is the force behind all our live events in SW London and the CEO of WSFW.
Paloma Harrington is an ASP® Accredited Home Staging Master, Home Staging and Interior Styling Expert and Luxury Staging Specialist.
Global Director of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, the IAHSP, and Vice President of the European Association of Staging Professionals, Paloma is also the Founder of the Home Staging Association UK & Ireland.
An entrepreneur at heart, having started businesses since the early 2000’s, Paloma believes in empowering people through knowledge, education and support. She is passionate about educating people and has organised several Home Staging events, in the UK and abroad, focusing on helping professionals with their businesses.
Apart from offering coaching and guidance for staging professionals and their businesses, Paloma runs her Home Staging businesses in the UK and in Brazil, being also the Co-Founder of the Brazilian Home Staging Association and School Nucleo de Home Staging, as well as the IAHSP® Chapter President for the country.
Rich and Lew, aka. Two Dads in London, are are content creators who document their lives raising their two children.
Rich and Lew always knew they wanted to become parents one day and after conducting a lot of research into the different routes to make this happen, they decided that adoption would be the right option for their family, and in 2014 they adopted their son, followed by the arrival of their daughter in 2018.
Since starting their Instagram account in 2019 Rich and Lew have built a wonderfully, supportive community who love keeping up with their daily lives. As well as talking about daily struggles of being a parent, they try to keep their account relatable with some light-hearted fun along the way. They also like to use their platform to help others who are considering adoption and since starting the account they have received numerous messages from people going through the process.
In 2022 Rich and Lew released their debit children’s novel, “My Families and Other Families: Finding the Power in Our Differences” which was inspired by them seeing how much their children enjoy and learn through story time and led to the creation of an imaginative picture book with an important message behind it: that every family is different and that is perfectly okay.
Rob is director and co-owner of Max Publishing which includes Progressive Houseware Magazine and HousewaresNews.net.
Shari Leigh is the Founder of Black Business Network, an online community, events and support resources company for Black business owners and startup entrepreneurs.
After a decade-long career in the events industry, as a Global Operations Manager for membership and financial institutions; Shari was inspired to use her skills and passion for creating spaces where unrepresented entrepreneurs can strengthen their business connections, financing and knowledge, pioneering the launch of flagship conferences such as Black Investor 360.
Through Black Business Network, Shari has also led consultation and project management of high-level corporate strategies to remove systemic barriers and improve outcomes for Black and ethnic minority business owners; producing the research report Black. British. In Business & Proud in 2021 & 2022.
Working closely with organisations such as Lloyds Bank, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs.
Shari and the work of the Black Business Network have also been featured as a writer and interviewee in publications such as The FT, The Independent, Forbes, Black Ballard and The Voice.
Shari has been quoted as saying: “Along this journey, I have learned about the numerous areas of support needed in our business community, and I have been honoured to build and share these resources with other entrepreneurs.”
Shari Leigh is also a member of the Lloyds Bank Black Business Advisory Committee.
Siân Pelleschi founded Sorted! – a decluttering and organising service – in 2016. Located in Stockport, she covers the North West of England in person and the world virtually.
She takes a firm but fair approach to help those who are struggling with their space – both physically and mentally – and believes that decluttering is not just about throwing ‘stuff’ away or creating beautiful surroundings, but about providing practical, long-lived processes that can support a person going forward.
In addition to running Sorted!, Siân is President of the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO). She is in demand as a media spokesperson – having been featured in Cheshire Life and ‘Expert’s Corner’ on talk RADIO, as well as other broadcast, print and online news outlets.
Siân’s goal is to inspire, motivate and declutter as many lives and businesses as possible.
Visit Sorted! website here
An experienced property and lifestyle manager for the affluent in London & Surrey. Having moved a number of times due to my father’s job, I have gained first-hand perspective of the bridges every international resident must cross to acclimatise when buying or managing a property in a country other than their home country. And so came Poised Concierge, a boutique Property and Lifestyle concierge. Now I specialise in sorting through the noise to find a home and local environment that reflects client needs and values, specifically for international residents moving to the U.K. This includes Property Finding, Acquisition, Home Set Up, and the following home management. With over 14 years in the property industry, building an expert team of varying specialities, I’ve obtained extensive knowledge and experience of how to best approach the UK property market to find not just a property, but a home best suited to our client and ensuring they can sustain it.