Proud founder of Branching Out Online.
Single mum to my two lovely girls, Molly and Ruby.
Owner of a diva cat, Millie.
I’m a bit wacky/quirky, totally ‘not perfect’ and I’m happy being me!
When I’m not designing for work, I love crafting and colouring in with my girls.
I care and I listen.
I am a massive gadget geek.
I’m passionate and I love to laugh.
I translate techno talk and am super creative.
I am a self-confessed stationery addict and
I am a softie at heart but won’t take any nonsense
What it’s like to work with me…
Because I know what it’s like to be entrepreneur (I’ve been doing it for 17 years now), I can understand and empathise with every part of your journey. So you’ll always be in safe (and knowledgeable hands).
And even before we start working together, we’ll talk. I’ll find out where you are right now. Then I’ll help you to find an easy path to grow your business through a colourful mix of web design, social media and email marketing. We’ll get you from bud to blossom in no time at all.
Why I strive for YOUR success…
I want you to be happy.
I want to help you to GROW.
I want to help your business blossom.
You see, ever since I was a little girl I’ve had a real passion for planting, nurturing and watching things grow.
And this vision and passion has stayed with me throughout my businesses, too.
I guess I like being in for the long-haul.
I haven’t always been an entrepreneur…
In my past, corporate life, I worked in hospitality sales; which meant I got to work with people and watch the sales grow (and my targets) but there was always something missing…
I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was, but on 1 January, 2000 (what a date to dive straight in, eh?) I took the plunge into self-employment.
And I knew fairly quickly that this was the right move
I started my rollercoaster adventure by sticking with what I knew – the hospitality industry – and I was very experienced in marketing, so the two went hand-in-hand. However, this was before the days of Google and when the worldwide web was a dial up connection (can you remember that awful screechy noise?).
But it wasn’t an easy ride…
In 2004, I expanded into online retail and began to import from China. My e-commerce business soon had a 7-figure turnover and I really thought I had MADE it!!
I had arrived!! This was my time!!
Only to come clattering down and experience the flip side of entrepreneurship.
(These painful memories are sometimes best told over a bottle of wine but may at some point be turned into a book.)
Pah! I don’t give up that easily!
Everything happens for a reason in my book.
And so I turned this misfortune into something marvellous – Branching Out Online was born!
I took my hard-earned knowledge and experience and turned it into a business that would help entrepreneurs achieve success online. And it’s blossomed in ways I never thought possible.
Which means I can help you in all kinds of ways…
My open and honest policy means I’ll never hold you to ransom with secret log-ins and cloak and dagger behaviour. I’ll work closely with you to create your vision, so that you’re proud of your website and it does precisely what you want it to do.
It’s all well and good getting subscribers added to your list but what do you with them after that? You work with me… I’ll help you to connect and communicate with your crowd on a deeper level so they’ll know, like, trust and buy from you. And they’ll love you so much that they’ll keep coming back.
Looking for a helping hand to guide you to the right social media places? Right this way… I can help connect you with the right people at the right time online.
Online Training Programmes
Since 2015 I’ve launched some online programmes to support you as a small business.
Create Your Own Website
Blooming Brilliant Bootcamp
and Smart Social Media Success
Each programme is designed with you in mind. You can learn at your own pace, in bite-sized chunks and implement the results straight into your business.