Our Members

Dawn Gascoigne



Dawn Gascoigne and her business partner, Lindsay Aspinall are personal Travel Counsellors. After many years working in a High Street agency Dawn and Lindsay decided to move to a more customer-focused environment. To enable them to truly concentrate on clients’ wants and needs, they joined Travel Counsellors over 12 years ago.  Dawn and Lindsay frequently tailor holidays and breaks for other members of Connecting Women In Business, their families and friends.

Dawn has over 28 years’ experience in the travel industry and Lindsay 19 years’ working in all aspects of travel both corporate and leisure as well as specializing in weddings and honeymoons. Dawn and Lindsay have travelled extensively during the last 28/19 years, and as a result they are able to share vast amounts of knowledge and experience to further enhance any travel plans.

They are both very passionate about what they do and adore looking after their clients’ individual needs, often saving them valuable time and money. The website for further details : http://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/dawn.gascoigne  or http://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/lindsay.aspinall

Stacey Aston


Stacey Aston is head of business development at Astons Solicitors. Astons is a niche specialist law Firm practicing solely in the area of employment law. Since the Firm was founded in 1989 it has advised both businesses and private individuals on all areas of employment law and regularly represents Clients in employment tribunals. Both partners at the Firm have a masters in employment law and as specialists in the field are always up to date with and at the forefront of changes in employment law legislation. The Firm offers a flexible, friendly and “Jargon Free” approach to all employment and HR matters.

Sali Brown


Sali Brown is Managing Director of Chelton Brown, Northamptonshires leading Lettings and Property Management business with offices in Northampton and Daventry, Chelton Brown manages over 1250 properties throughout the county. They offer a range of services including, tenant find only, rent collection with guaranteed rent and rent day, a fully managed package and a Platinum service for the landlord that wants complete peace of mind. Chelton Brown prides themselves on their Customer Service and the expertise and professionalism of their staff, most of which have the recognised industry qualification. As members of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) and being approved SAFE AGENTS you can be sure they offer a first class fully regulated service, for the protection of both landlord and tenant. For more information www.cheltonbrown.co.uk

Jo Herbert



Caroline Kendhammer


Caroline Kendhammer is co-founder and Creative Director at Bubble Creative Solutions, an agency that offers customer focused marketing and communications.

Having trained and worked in graphic design, Caroline and her husband Terry created Bubble in 2004 with just a few dedicated clients and an idea that people wanted a creative agency that delivered real value.

“At Bubble, every day it’s exciting to work with the large and global to the small and local and have clients from multiple sectors including B2B, Technology and Service.”

Whatever the challenge given, Bubble creates solutions that deliver – from new media such as digital design, web and apps to the more traditional brochures and print.

“For over 10 years we have proudly helped our clients to build better relationships with their own customers through a clear and honest approach that gets the job done. We bring together knowledge, practical expertise and fresh thinking to help make our clients even more effective at what they do.”

Felicity Lister


Rollasons Solicitors

Judy Mansfield


After having spent many years working in Whitehall as a career civil servant, followed by a Business Development role with a Foreign Currency exchange company in the City, Judy found her niche with Cherish Ceremonies, working as a professional independent celebrant. Judy adores her job, and uses her skills as a writer and speaker to design and deliver beautiful ceremonies in keeping with the occasion, whether that is a wedding, a vow renewal, an adoption or baby naming ceremony, or perhaps a funeral or memorial service. Every Cherish Ceremony is unique; every Cherish Ceremony is exactly as you want it.
For more information, check out the website at www.cherish-ceremonies.co.uk Judy offers a 10% discount on her fee to all CWIB members.

Lucy Pilcher


Fawsley Hall

Jackie Smith


I am a Founding Stylist and ‘Bling Merchant’ with Stella & Dot!!
I work with the most innovative social selling fashion jewellery and accessories company in the UK. From the Financial Times to the fashion pages of Vogue, Cosmo, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Elle, Grazia [to name but a few of our biggest fans!] Everyone is talking about Stella & Dot! AND we have just celebrated 2 fabulous years trading in the UK.

Stella & Dot brought it’s incredible style and innovative, ulta-modern home-based ‘social selling’ model to the UK, creating flexible, entrepreneurial opportunities for women.

Who do you know that would love the chance to make a difference in their lives and have fun, friends and fabulous jewels into the bargain?! I take the greatest pleasure in supporting and training others to realise their full potential!

Jane Stevens


Jane Stevens is the Director of The Pension House Co Ltd and is an Independent Financial Adviser that specialises in Pensions. Specialist qualifications in pensions sets us apart from Financial Advisers who are not qualified to provide advice on more technical pensions such as Final Salary or Occupational Pensions. Jane has over 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Services industry.

We are totally independent advisers offering full unrestricted advice. We have access to the whole market place. The benefit to you is that we can source the best product from the entire market and from the most appropriate provider to meet your needs inclusive of any benefits you may have stored in Final Salary* and Occupational Pension Schemes*.

We can help you whether you are an individual looking for advice with your own private pension arrangements or an employer large or small looking for help with your company scheme or perhaps assistance with unravelling the requirements of Auto Enrolment, sometimes referred to as NEST.

Put simply, we can provide pension advice to individuals, companies and organisations– whether that is one individual customer or a large corporate organisation. See our website for more information: www.pensionhouse.org.uk or contact Jane by email: jane@pensionhouse.org.uk

Tally Richardson


CWR Consultancy was set up in 2011 to capitalise on a passion for delivering a high quality, personal and tailored recruitment service, which has the feel of an in-house representative. As part of the close knit team of 3, Tally works alongside Charlotte (MD) and Vicki (Temps Consultant) to successfully deliver a professional service, which spans director level staff, all office / admin support staff through to hands-on roles and includes full-time, contract, and temporary positions. We tend to work predominantly covering the South Northants area with Clients in Northampton, Towcester, Brackley, Buckingham, Daventry and all areas in between.

Our offering also includes providing group and 1:1 Careers Workshops to local schools / colleges / universities and candidates. These cover a range of topics including CV & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Practice (theory & practical), and Making Successful Applicants.  By learning about the job market and how best to deal with employer encounters, we aim to provide those who attend our workshops with the skills they need to be head and shoulders above the rest. 

Kate Draper


Tollers Solicitors

Caroline Woodward


Caroline is a successful Business Developer who works across divergent sectors in the Health and Wellbeing Industry.

We live in a microwave society where people want things NOW. Redundancy is no longer a dirty word – it is a common word. Money is harder to earn and easier to spend. This all puts stresses on families and the money earners in families.

Caroline values people and what they have to bring to the table. She shows them a simple – not easy – system that will give them the income they deserve. This gives them the freedom to enjoy life at a pace that suits them. More importantly, she shows people how to take control of their lives and live it on their terms.

She works with Coaches; Mum entrepreneurs; Teachers; Personal Trainers; Chiropractors and Recruitment Consultants – to name but a few.

Why recommend Caroline? She started with no business knowledge; studied the business structure; enveloped myself in the products; sought out how to better serve her team; learned from the ones that knew more than her; made LOADS of mistakes but learned from them. The KEY for Caroline is it’s ALL about the other person and NOT about her.


Virginia Hayden


Virginia is the owner of Change For The Better, offering coaching and therapy for life and for business. She helps individuals who have decided to make a change in their behaviour, health or emotional life. For those in business, such changes may have a significant impact in terms of increased time, energy and focus available to their business. The areas in which people seek change are varied but may include anxiety, panic, stress, phobia, trauma, depression, smoking cessation, weight control, pain, grief, low confidence, sleep disturbance, food cravings. It may be that rather than having a problem to solve, people wish to build upon and improve existing abilities, either in their work or personal life, for example – decision-making, motivation, public speaking, creativity, direction; some may simply want to be happier.  Organisations aiming to support employees, improve performance or reduce ill-health, may benefit from group workshops as well as working with individuals.

Virginia emphasises that change need not be slow nor difficult. She believes that therapy and coaching should be as brief as possible, painless and even enjoyable.

She is a Licentiate of the British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP, a Life Coach and a Certified Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Techniques such as EFT, NLP and hypnotherapy may each complement and support medical treatment too, by working with thoughts and feelings. The “body-mind connection” means that our thoughts and feelings affect the chemistry of our body and brain. For many medical conditions – including M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by working in this way, we have a healing influence on our body.


Tiffany Wiggett


Tiffany is an Associate Solicitor within Hewitsons Northampton Dispute Resolution Team, specialising in Contentious Trusts and Probate disputes and Financial Abuse of the Elderly and vulnerable. Tiffany also covers the area of Milton Keynes.

Hewitsons also have offices in Cambridge and London. The Contentious Trusts and Probate Team is headed by Partner, Lucinda Brown, who is supported by Tiffany and Senior Solicitor, Kate Harris. The team are members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), meaning they are officially recognised as specialists in this
niche area of law; a rarity in the region.

Tiffany has experience in advising on a wide variety of Contentious Trusts and Probate disputes, to include the following:-

    • Challenges to Wills
    • Inheritance Claims for maintenance under the 1975 Act
    • Disputed Lifetime Gifts
    • Executor/Beneficiary Disputes
    • Proprietary Estoppel claims
    • Construction/Rectification of a Will
    • Professional Negligence claims

Tiffany also advises clients in relation to claims concerning financial abuse in lifetime of the vulnerable & elderly.

Julie Doyle


Julie Doyle is chief executive of Longhurst Group. This is a group of housing associations that provides low cost property for sale and approximately 22 000 properties to rent at affordable prices across the midlands. Longhurst also provides care services to the elderly and vulnerable. It employs approx 1000 members of staff and is a “best companies to work” for employer!

Becky Moyce


Vinehouse Studios

Kath Bonner-Dunham


4P Business Development