Testimonials - 1230 TWC

Testimonials

1230 The Women’s Company Ltd members say

Since 1230 started back in 2002 we have helped many women start and develop their businesses and have received positive feedback from many of our members. We have highlighted a few recent ones below.

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“I was lucky enough to win a belated business card draw prize after the recent 1230 TWC Annual Conference. Azmina Jiwa, who is a Holistic Happiness Consultant and a licensed trainer for ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ book by Dr Susan Jeffers, kindly donated a prize to attend an all-day workshop. I am really lookimg forward to attending it this Saturday, at Azmina’s beautiful home. When Azmina learnt what I do for a living (property styling), she asked if I could help her because she hadn’t changed some things in her house for sometime. This is right up my street! I am delighted to say that we are currently working together on her home and it will be even more stunning when I have finished it. Azmina is a delight to work with and this just has to be exactly what networking is all about! I am also hopeful that I can send some of the building works required to Ed Coppard (Fiona’s husband-Electra Jewellery). His work is excellent and he comes highly recommended.”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk

“Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying the Bromley 1230 meetings with the taster workshops on Social Media with Heather Bond. I am learning so much and hope to do them all again when Heather repeats these at the 1230 Beckenham meetings. I find all this Social Media stuff a bit daunting so it is good to have it all explained so simply. Thank you Paola”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“I’d like to thank Jan Comley (Independent Funeral Celebrant) for her fabulous support in helping me to spread the word about my new business. Jan kindly introduced me to SO Tunbridge Wells magazine who ran a fabulous article on my launch event – a burlesque afternoon tea. Her support is unending! I’ve met a smashing business contact who has become a dear friend – all through 1230 The Women’s Company! Thank you!!”
Julie Bannister-Green www.boobooburlesque.com

“I first came across Fiona Coppard of Electra Jewellery last autumn when I attended a fund raising coffee morning, and was highly impressed with her jewellery, all reasonably priced together with the handbags and clothes for sale, I am pleased to say I was able to purchase quite a few presents from her collection. Fiona has a passion for jewellery and it shows in the selection she has for sale.”
Karen Bashford www.claimwithkaren.co.uk

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic meeting we had in Woking yesterday! The room was buzzing and the talk by Beverley Cotterell of St James’s Place was extremely informative! Well done to Fiona for organising it.”
Lyn Haslegrave www.myfunlife.co.uk

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk about my pet subject ‘Happiness’ at the 1230 Wimbledon meeting on Mon 21 st September. Callie you did a great job of running the meeting, you have a natural flair of putting people at ease. I have since then, been to Callie, for a most wonderful facial ever, lovely chocolate mask, besides the gorgous smell, made my skin feel sooo good. To be able to relax, in a warm room, with soft music, it was havenly. Thank you Callie ”
Azmina Jiwa www.happiness4you.co.uk

“Thank you Jackie for such an interesting and informative teleconference yesterday (also my first teleconference). I now know all the hints and tips for utilising the new 1230 website to my advantage! If you haven’t taken part yet, what are you waiting for?”
Maria Yadegar www.starlight-murals.co.uk

“I used fellow member, Annette Heywoods Company, Kingswood Specialist Cleaning (www.kingswoodecocleaning.com) to sort out all my hedges in my garden. I have a large number of hedges and it turned out to be a two day job. I have to say the work was carried out so efficiently and by friendly workers for a very reasonable price. The thing that impressed me the most was that all the trimmings were cleared up so I could not even find a twig from the hedges! This was amazing as other people i have used have left all the hedge cuttings over the plants in the flower beds, the paths and lawns. I will certainly use them again.”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“I really enjoyed the inaugural meeting of the Cornhill group last week. We all passed the test of finding the hidden venue and it was a pleasure to meet such innovative and dynamic business owners. Thank you”
Carol Hustler uk.linkedin.com/in/tedsfriend

“Hi Clare Just wanted to thank you for the 1230 Bromley meeting today. It was really interesting and I know that I will be able to build my business by joining 1230. The women there were really nice and already Anne of Virtual Nimble Fingers is helping me (she has helped me with my 60 seconds) so just wait for the next meeting! Thank you for the choice of food, it was lovely even though I put on 1lb at Weight Watchers. Speak to you soon. Sonia MacDonald Weekenders Fashion”
Clare Parker www.1230.co.uk/directory_profile.asp?id=200

“re 1230 Mayfair A quick thank you to Amalia and Anna for such a warm welcome even before attending the event, booking, pre-payment and reminders were really good. A fascinating talk about personal branding with Louise at Mowbray by Design, just at a time when I am future planning for my business. Thank you ladies. ”
Liz Sorton www.nomoreexcuses.org.uk

“I just want to thank Kat Gunn, manager of the 1230TWC North Croydon group for a great meeting today (the 21st July 2010). I met interesting and nice women and I am looking forward to your next meeting Kat. Kind wishes, Maaike”
Maaike Vlam www.letsjustcreate.com

“Hi This East Grinstead meeting was a really good meeting. A good mix of very inspiring women.I look forward to meeting you all again. Fiona Coppard Electra Jewellery”
Fiona Coppard www.electrajewellery.com

“I would like to thank Rose from “Roses Beauty Room” in East Grinstead and the 1230 East Grinstead Group for the fantastic demonstration on how to apply make-up. My friends and I had a wonderful evening and I would recomend Rose if anyone is looking for beauty treatment with a personal touch. Marina ”
Marina Saayman www.missingchildrentv.org.uk

“Hello me again doing my rounds with the groups,I went to 1230 East Grinstead today and as always Beverely has a fantastic group it is full credit to her commitment to networking she is so positive. I had a sale table and managed to get some sales despite the current climate and I got 2 events booked and 2 possibles. Once again 1230 does it for me! Thanks, it’s the best thing I ever did joining 1230 TWC”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I met Jackie and the Bromley 1230 group this week and what a pleasure it was. Since then Jackie has introduced me to Claire Young, finalist of The Apprentice and director of School Speakers. Claire has emailed me a few times today in the hope that I will be able to be a school speaker for her. Jackie – you are a star! Thanks again. Deborah.”
Deborah Durack www.brighteducationalconsultancy.co.uk

“Just wanted to thank Teresa Leong for a great meeting in Wimbledon on Monday (21/07/08). It was a pleasure to meet such a lovely group of very supportive ladies. Can’t wait for next month!”
Fiona Syrett www.telecomplus.org.uk/fionasyrett

“Ever wondered why you are paying your membership to 1230? Just go to WIMBLEDON Group for your answer. Thanks Teresa and everyone at WIMBLEDON for such a warm, lively meeting. Dictionary definition of NETWORKING? WIMBLEDON 1230 Group. ”
Alison Standbridge www.allianceweb.co.uk

“Michelle is the most capable HR professional I have ever worked with, her support to the business has been excellent. Recruitment has been also been excellent, I trust her judgement on recruitment issues, her record of success has been impressive. Michelle has a high level of energy and is very focussed, this enables for her to achieve a great deal. Michelle’s contribution and management mergers and acquisitions has been outstanding. She is a key contributor to strategy & is valuable as a member”
Michelle Douglas-Mann www.dmahrconsultation.co.uk

“I have only been a member of 1230 for a few months and find it a great way to meet like wise business women, network and socialise at the same time. I have met ladies who are helping me promote and build my new business and find 1230 an very valuable tool. They are always quick in returning messages and putting information onto the website. 1230 is a fun and friendly way of networking.”
Amanda Walker-Harding www.theskinandlaserclinic.co.uk

“GCS are a lifesaver! As a self employed management consultant, it is vital for me to have up to date, virus free, working technology. My whole Office package went down – my diary, email, etc went down with it! GCS took it in and sorted it out in 24 hours so I could do business again quickly. I would highly recommend them to any small business owner or sold trader who want responsive, friendly and high quality service at a cost effective price. Julia Tybura,Managing Director, Zenon Consulting”
Lorraine Turton www.greenwichcc.com/services/

“The Bromley meeting 17/8 was great! Met some interesting people & had a brilliant presentation by Heather Bond on LinkedIn. I am still learning about Social Networking & it is good that 1230 is providing taster sessions for all the main ones. I have been to the Twitter & Blogging ones too, which Heather did. If you have missed any or want to find out more then why not come along to the Beckenham meetings as they are all going to be repeated! I will be going to them again – so much to learn!”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk/

“I just wanted to say thank you for the great web site guide. I really enjoyed it. I have just been sorting my Account Page. I have just added a Special Offer and have also written my first ever Blog too and that has gone through OK! I never thought I would write a blog so I am feeling very proud of myself today! You know I am still wary of computers and so each success I find amazing and confidence boosting! Paola Bagnall Website: http://www.innerpower.co.uk ”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“I just wanted to say what a great time I had at the 1230 AOB today. It seemed to be much better organised than last year and I just wanted to say a big thank you and to you and your team for all the hard work you all put in to make it a resounding success. The speakers were all so interesting and the speed networking was a much more pleasant experience this year. I came away feeling really empowered. Thank you”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“1230 web guide – it was a very interesting hour and I am going to participate much more now on the site! ”
Felicity Thomas www.1230.co.uk/directory_profile.asp?id=519

“Hi Beverley Many thanks again for your hospitality,really enjoyed the meeting and the presentation from Judy ”
Jane Parker, Senior Business Manager

“I attended 1230 Tonbridge (Manager – Heather O’Brien) at Bartellas in Hildenborough on Tuesday and had a display of my Jewellery and Accessories. This group is always well attended, great group of people and loads of networking. This venue is great too and the food is lovely. Make sure you attend this one.”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“Dear Beverley, I would just like to say how much I enjoyed today’s 1230 session. What an interesting group of women! I found it useful on so many levels and will certainly be coming again. Best wishes Ros ”
Ros Hawley www.sorbussussex.co.uk

“A couple of months ago my nephew, Sam, and I had a most enjoyable day with Sharmila Mohile of http://www.properteam.co.uk We did the Regional Cooking course. The dishes are fantastic – the Coconut and lemon rice, Tandoori Chicken and Fish curry are a real success with my family and friends. When Sam’s A level exams are over we will be back for more inspiration!”
Penny Denby www.1230.co.uk

“Thank you Jackie, a brilliant AOB event on 16 March. The event was truly inspiring. I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful women, reconnecting with some I had met at last year’s event, as well as making new contacts. I always find 1230 a great way to network.”
Karen Bashford www.karenbashford.co.uk

“Today there are many networking groups being run but 1230 The Women’s Company stands out as head and shoulders above the rest. It’s organised, dynamic, relevant and very results orientated – also helps that the people are warm and friendly! I was delighted to speak at the Annual Conference. The day was buzzing with hundreds of like minded women all networking, learning and doing business – fabulous! The supporting stands were all interesting and there was a great line up of varied speakers. A brilliant event all round I say! Thanks Claire”
Claire Young

“Thank you very much for inviting me to your networking meeting in 1230 East Grinstead today. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the meeting and also to say that I think it is a very useful networking forum. I have already followed up on a couple of contacts I made at the meeting and can certainly see an opportunity for more business.”
Louise Jeffrey www.pureviewphoto.com

“I would just like to thank all the women from 1230 who supported my christmas charity event either by attending or by donating a raffle prize. We raised £180 for ovacome.”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I had the best day yesterday in Bromley. I enjoyed the speakers very much. Always inspiring and motivating again! I met some really nice people and I am looking forward to the next event! 1230 did a great event, my compliments! ”
Maaike Vlam www.letsjustcreate.com

“Wow ! what a powerful 1230 V meeting we had today. Lola’s positive energy and enthusiasm came across in her very dynamic talk on how we can create more success in our lives. At all times this came back to a place of healing and through that empowerment through choice and responsibility. Thank you Lola ~can’t wait for the workshops! Thanks also to all those who took part and made the interactive discussion so stimulating and to Ann for organising another successful meeting.”
Beverley Hamilton www.reikitherapist.co.uk

“Thanks to Jackie and Penny for a great day at the 1230 business day at the Bromley Library. Thanks also for giving me the oppourtunity to speak it has helped me no end. As always lots of inspiring women and speakers.Off to Woking tomorrow. Thanks again Fiona”
fiona coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“Re Sevenoaks Meeting Tuesday 15th July. I thought today’s meeting was informal, friendly and a warm relaxing atmosphere. There was a real ‘buzz’ and fantastic to see people ‘connecting’ and being very supportive of each other. It was good to see familiar friendly faces, as well as meeting new contacts. I found it to be informative, fun, and held in a great venue with fabulous food and service. Looking forward to the next one! Thank you Beverley Caroline The Wright Foot Forward ”
Caroline Wright

“I would like to thank Anne Sabine for her coaching skills. She has given me the confidence to set and achieve business and personal goals. I have learnt to think ‘outside the box’- now there is no stopping me! All along this ‘journey of discovery’ (such a cliché, but oh so true!), Anne has been there with me, helping and encouraging. Thank you, Anne, for your sheer professionalism and support. You have been such an inspiration to me and, for that, I thank you.”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk

“I met Kingswood owner Annette at 1230 meetings and recently had my carpets cleaned by her company. I can throughly recommend them. They were my first choice as I wanted an eco friendly company ~ they did a fantastic job !”
Beverley Hamilton www.kingswoodecocleaning.com

“What a great day at the Conference yesterday. All the speakers were uplifting and interesting, and the whole event was better than ever. Thanks so much for your hard work in organising this event.”
hscholfield@btinternet.com www.indianmassagetherapies.co.uk

“Thank you so much Jackie for making 55 mins. seem like 15 mins! I really enjoyed my Teleconference session this morning. It’s left me enthused and motivated and I’m looking forward to being able to contribute in my way to the success of 1230. ”
Marcia Almestad www.mcaimageconsultancy.vpweb.co.uk

“I just wanted to drop you a note after yesterday’s lunch at the Corinthia Hotel and say Thank You. Lovely guests and good fun – as always. But the difference this month was the absolutely fabulous venue – the Corinthia is wonderful – the food was delicious and the staff so attentive – everyone must have really enjoyed it, as we all left so late! I do hope you’ll be making it your regular venue. Kind regards Judi”
Judi Bitel www.corinthia.com/en/London/home/

“We have been very pleased with all the work carried out by Greenwich Communication Services. They have been really helpful and reliable. We have been particularly impressed by the speed of response and quality of service in an emergency. A couple of situations that could have spelt disaster in the past were resolved by GCS with little or no ‘down time’.” Richard Kingsnorth, Finance Officer, Acme Studios Housing Association Website: www.acme.org.uk ”
Lorraine Turton www.greenwichcc.com/services/

“Dear Beverley I can say in all honesty, that this was the nicest and most vibrant, friendly women’s group that I have ever had the pleasure of speaking at and I am sure that this is in no small way attributed to your contribution. Kind regards Dee xx ”
Dee Blick www.themarketinggym.org

“Beckenham/Bromley/Sutton Christmas Spectacular. Well done to Clare for organising such a smashing “do” on Wednesday 10th December. Good food, good company and good networking – what more can a girl ask for? A little birdie also tells us that it was Clare’s idea to hold regional meetings in the first place – clever girl!!”
Paula Pomeroy www.pingpom.co.uk

“1230 website really works for us at Beach Glamour – One of our customers attended our fashion show after checking out 1230 website and this is the text message received after the show: ‘What a lovely surprise to see so many items to catch the richness of the colours and the flow of the beautiful materials they worked so well with beachwear and beyond. Teamed with linen the kaftans took you into the evening and my favourite is the white georgette kaftan with the pretty detail on the back. A fab show well done.’ Beryl C Maxine & Lucie www.beachglamour.co.uk ”
Maxine Lake www.beachglamour.co.uk

“Hi Beverley I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the wonderful 1230 Meeting at East Grinstead on Tuesday. These meetings simply get better and better. This is in no small part down to the effort, enthusiasm and care you put into these meetings and into supporting those of us who attend. It was fantastic to receive commendations from other group members – a practice initiated by you. You and 1230 have made a significant and positive impact on my business. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!”
Judy Bowen-Jones www.acupunctureinsussex.co.uk

“I was delighted to be able to present a workshop on Creating Health and Well-being at the Ovacome Members’ day in April. As a token of their appreciation, Ovacome have sent me an Amazon Voucher ~ which came as a lovely surprise ~ I am such a bookaholic, they couldn’t have chosen better !!!”
Beverley Hamilton www.reikitherapist.co.uk

“I have been a member for nearly 3 years and, during that time, have made many friends and conducted a lot of business. 1230 is great for sourcing good business contacts for my business and I recommend to all! Thank you 1230. Without you, I would not be here today!”
Jane Hickford householdtreasures.co.uk

“Hello Beverley, Many thanks for your email and for inviting me to your networking lunch yesterday. It was a pleasure giving the talk to such a friendly and interesting group of ladies. Thank you very much for lunch too, it was delicious! I hope that next time the 1230 group meets, you will hear some good news stories about interactions with Business Link! Kind regards Jennifer ”
Jennifer Swain www.businesslinkkent.co.uk

“What a marvellous meeting at 1230 Woking this week (16th July 2008) thank you Fiona. Sue Thorn gave an excellent talk on coaching and identified some of the obstacles that we have a tendency to put in place when we are stretched beyond our comfort zone. Well done Sue, I know many of the ladies at the meeting, including myself will be thinking hard about what they can do differently. ”
Beverley Cotterell

“Just thought i must write and say how much i enjoyed the 1230 Diamonds are Forever event at the Gherkin last Friday, the clothes were lovely and James Bond did a good job. I met some great people and did some business as well. Thanks once again I know the work that goes in to organising such events. Fiona ”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I joined 1230 on 1 April, but I was no fool!
Since joining I have had good advice from Val Apps of TasQuotus business coaching, changed my utilities with Karen Young at Utilities Warehouse,had my jewellery photographed by Charlotte Emery at S.E.A Photography, have been booked for Events by some of the women and have been given some really good contacts.
Jackie Groundsell has been very supportive with ideas and suggestions.
So I would say you really should join 1230 — it will change your business!
Fiona Coppard www.electrajewellery.com ”
Fiona Coppard www.electrajewellery.com

“I would like to say a big thank you to all who attended the Dartford meeting on Thursday 26th February – there was a real buzz of business activity. I felt that everyone enjoyed themselves and that the two ladies new to 1230 left having been warmly welcomed. Compliments about the food were passed on to the ladies in the kitchen, who were very pleased! We may squeeze one more hot meal in this year – come along on Thursday 26th March to experience the 1230 Dartford Group welcome.”
Paula Pomeroy pingpom.co.uk

“I really enjoyed the Christmas meeting at Dormansland on Tuesday. There were lots of women present so lots of networking opportunities. It was great to see Penny and Jackie there as well. Looking forward to attending my next meeting.”
Sharmila Mohile www.properteam.co.uk

“Huge thanks goes to 1230 member Maxine Lake of Beach Glamour for her inspiration and women in business tips – she’s a true star- not to mention her fabulous website http://shop.beachglamour.co.uk. ”
Katherine Burr www.moveovermakeover.com

“I attended Susie Heath’s discussion on August 21st and came out feeling inspired, refreshed and a woman! I had not felt so uplifted like this in quite a long time. Susie addressed her audience intelligently and made them understand the importance of being connected to the divine female energy which is so important and perhpas a key factor of our happiness in a man’s world. Thank you Susie for having joined us and thank you to Caroline Heward for having organised this wonderful talk. Kindest regards Nathalie Kennedy ”
Nathalie KENNEDY

“I held a really successful jewellery party in my home last night for Fiona Coppard of Electra Jewellery (www.electracollection.co.uk) She has the most beautiful jewellery, bags, wraps etc at really reasonable prices. I would recommend anyone to hold a party-my friends were delighted! Thanks, Fi!”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk

“I had such fun today at the Sevenoaks meeting lots of mixing business with pleasure, lots of new faces and new connections, just great. Fiona”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I was invited by Jackie and Penny to a networking event in London at The Runway hair and beauty studio sponsored by NatWest on Monday night it was a vibrant fun packed event, I had my hair styled and a facial consultation. Lots of good contacts and there were people coming up to me saying your the Jewellery lady we have heard all about you!! who says networking doesn’t work! ”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I just wanted to send you a quick note to say what a great 1230 TWC Club you are running in East Grinstead – there was so much energy and enthusiasm in the group. All of the attendees were so friendly, helpful and welcoming that I’m looking forward to the next one already. I know that you aren’t going to be running them for a while so I would like to wish you good luck for the future. ”
Liz Wade www.sip.co.uk

“Thank you, Jackie, for the website training. You made the whole process enjoyable and gave clear and simple instructions which even non techie members could understand. Having my profile on the 1230 website is a great way of marketing my business due to your efforts the site has a high ranking on Google. I would strongly recommend all members of 1230 to take up the free training, you will benefit and so will other members.”
Karen Bashford www.karenbashford.co.uk

“A big thank you to Fiona Coppard for introducing me to a contact she made at the recent Woking meeting. I arranged to meet the lady in question-Sam Ashdown (www.hometruths.uk.com)and we are now looking forward to working together!I am very hopeful that some business will come as a direct result of this contact. Thank you, Fi!”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk

“Sutton meeting has returned! Thanks to Clare it was a lovely meeting that went on longer than any of us expected but we were all having such a nice time. I bumped into Ho who was attending her first 1230 meeting in Tescos the next day and we were talking about what a good meeting it was.”
Briony Horkan

“I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the new Woking launch meeting today. It is just so nice to spend time with like minded women walking their talk and doing business in a relaxed and professional way. Thanks Fiona! Sue Atkins Parent Coach and Author of “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” www.positive-parents”
Sue Atkins www.positive-parents.com

“Just had a really useful teleconference session with Jackie on how to use the 1230 website to promote my business! I would advise everyone to take advantage of this free training session. ”
Halema Ahmed www.bookkeepingandadminsolutions.co.uk

“Thanks Penny for uploading my profile. Fast work!”
Jill Tsoi www.problems2pearls.com

“I was an early 1230 member before moving to France so I was unable to continue my membership. Even so, 1230 were fantastic when I needed to find a French PR consultant. Thanks to the network I found one very quickly. Four years on and guess what? A similar need has arisen. The original person I found is not contactable so I got back in touch with 1230. Wow! I am truly impressed by the new website and how much the group has grown. I realised how much I’ve missed being part of the network with its tremendous opportunities for promoting a business so I’ve rejoined. Even though I won’t be able to attend face to face meetings, the 1230 website will be a great place to network and promote my business. Thank you 1230, it’s great to be back – watch this space from France!”
Diane Stevenson www.dianestevenson.com

“Hi Penny and Jackie Thanks for a great day at we mean Business, it was a good fun day and I loved the speakers and I made some good connections as always when I attend your events. Fiona”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I delivered an intro to LinkedIn for business last week at 1230 TWC Mayfair networking meeting. Perfect venue, wonderful company, highly recommend – look forward to seeing everyone on 16 Feb”
Heather Bond www.1230.co.uk/directory_profile.asp?id=894

“I did enjoy meeting your 1230 East Grinstead group and felt welcome. There was a good mix of businesses and some very interesting and lively presentations. I would very much like to visit you again and will certainly consider joining 1230 TWC. ”
Tricia Cooper www.triciacooper.co.uk

“Michelle at Capricorn Cleaning has been superb at finding me a top quality cleaner and accommodating my varying requirements at short notice.”
Liz Spencer www.nrg-networks.com

“Thank you Julia for the great meeting yesterday in Croydon South. Loved the presentations and it was really nice to meet al these interesting women. Hopefully we can continue this at our Wimbledon meeting!”
Maaike Vlam www.letsjustcreate.com

“Thank you to Beverley and all the ladies who were so welcoming at Sevenoaks today. There were some lively discussions following the 60 seconds. I hope to see some of you at 1230 Dartford soon.”
Paula Pomeroy www.pingpom.co.uk

“”On and off line Jackie is one of the best connected women I know. She is so helpful to all women SMEs in her groups and has made some fabulous and useful connections for me from within and outside her membership. She is a tireless promoter of the interests of women in business as well as a great business friend”. ”
Annabel Kaye koffeeklatch.co.uk/

“Every 1230 TWC meeting I have attended has been incredibly productive for my business – for instance, getting me both new clients and speaking opportunities. What makes 1230 TWC different is the high quality business relationships you build and the support you get form members of 1230. If you think networking isn’t for you, 1230 TWC will make you think again! Sonia Thomas, Business and Marketing Action Groups and workshops”
Sonia Thomas www.getyourclientsnow.com

“Since joining 1230TWC I have made lots of valuable contacts; several of which have led to sales and repeat sales – well worth the effort. As well as this, I have met lots of enterprising women who have given me advice, helped me with various services and provided those all-important business links you need when running your own business. I highly recommend The Women’s Company – a great support system from some great people.”
Claire Treacher www.passionateaboutshoes.com

“Grateful thanks go to 1230 TWC member Briony Horkan of Briony Photographics (www.briony-photographics.co.uk) whom I see at Croydon and Beckenham meetings. She made a family portrait possible by coming to my home 27 December 2008 (true dedication to her work) bringing all her equipment with her. She did a fantastic job and I can recommend her work without hesitation. ”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“Thanks a lot for the fun meeting as always at Wimbledon today, Teressa has such energy and the womble theme was great Happy 1st Birthday see you next month. Fiona”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I just wanted to say very well done for a very successful day yesterday. I cannot begin to imagine all the hard work that you must have put into it, but it was much appreciated. You must have got such a buzz seeing so many successful ladies there, all under one roof, and all there because of you. Congratulations. Look forward to seeing you soon.”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk/

“Thank you for making me feel so welcome at the 1230 East Grinstead meeting last week. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and will be back! Very best wishes Judy Judy Bowen-Jones Lic Ac, BSc (Hons), MBAcC ”
Judy Bowen-Jones www.orientalmed.ac.uk

“What do you get when you have 100 women, over 30 exhibition stands, an inspirational keynote speaker and a couple of enlightening workshops? A truly amazing and motivating day. Starting the day off with a rapid round of speed networking was an excellent idea, the activity in the room was almost electrifying and following that with Claire Young’s story was ideal. Mind you, no time to rest, it was exhausting just listening to her fortitude, energy and enthusiasm. The Amazing Women’s Panel were just that – truly amazing. Their individual stories leading to success were raw, expressive and genuine. Great examples of how women overcome adversity, learn from experience and achieve great things. As for the workshops, both Pauline and Karen are passionate about their subjects and sharing their knowledge with an interested audience was captivating and very informative. I am sure there will be a lot of tweets about #1230 too! All in all it was a worthwhile day, and one I enjoyed being part of. I met some very interesting women working in different businesses, and came away with a great goody bag! Thank you. Lynn Tulip, Assessment 4 Potential.”
Lynn Tulip www.assessment4potential.com/

“A big thank you to Vanda Tanner from OMG Hair and Beauty in Swindon for her very enlightening talk today at the Swindon1230TWC meeting on how she has developed her company into the huge success it has become in such a short space of time. She gave great insights to her business growth and good ideas as to how to develop our own businesses. ”
Fi Boughton

“Beverley You are running the Sevenoaks 1230 group really well – it’s impressive. I like the way new people are coming to the lunches ! Denise Edwards www.rainbowschoolclubs.co.uk www.sevenoakselc.com”
Beverley Hamilton www.reikitherapist.co.uk

“Hello everyone just back from East Grinstead meeting, Thanks again Beverely for a great meeting lots of great networking as usual. I won one of the business card draw prizes a free reiki session with Beverely. Hazel had loads of lovely clothes with her and we had a great talk from a lady pianist.Dolly gave me a lead so did rosie and i gave Christine a contact, bring on the next meeting. ”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“Bromley Meeting – 19th November Just a quick note to say what a lovely meeting took place today. Well done, Clare, you made us all welcome, members and newcomers alike! Really upbeat talk from Zoe – lots of positives regarding what to do in these troubled times.”
Paula Pomeroy www.pingpom.co.uk

“I have had the pleasure of obtaining a Flower Essence remedy from Louise Cardon of the Keston Natural Health Practice as well as attending one of her Flower Essence workshops. Louise is a calm and relaxing person to know with a huge knowledge of the Flower Essence products she can provide as well as teach about. I can highly recommend Louise.”
Karen Bashford www.claimwithkaren.co.uk

“I just wanted to drop a short email to say how wonderful and inspirational I found the meeting yesterday.

The enthusiasm we all have for our businesses is second to none and the energy was enough to have anyone leaving with a big smile on their face.

I hope in the future we will find ways of working with one another, If I can help in any way- whether it is being your personal beauty therapist or to enhance an event with beauty treatments on tap then please do not hesitate to get in touch www.moveovermakeover.com

Best wishes and until next time

Katherine Burr Moveover Makeover ”
1230 TWC www.moveovermakeover.com

“Once again, it’s been a pleasure to work with 1230 on another Women in Business event in Bromley. Last week’s 1230 AOB? event exceeded our expectations with the high calibre of speakers and introduced NatWest and our colleagues in Lombard, WorldPay and Mentor to more inspiring and motivated Bromley business women. The largest speednetworking session in Bromley, if not the UK, was certainly a challenge and another great opportunity to speak to more successful business women during the day.’ With Nat West I’m delighted to continue working in association with 1230 The Women’s Company to the benefit of local business women. Congratulations on another great event! Mark Burgess Area Director Bromley Business Centre”
Mark Burgess

“THANK YOU! I just wanted to take a moment to say how smashing I think your organisation and input to todays conference was. I think you have this knack to making things look easy and we all know that an event like today probably had you kept awake at night. I completed my mini treatments and have met some wonderful women today and thank you again. Plus…Claire Young- how inspiring!”
Katherine Burr www.moveovermakeover.com

“Was good to be at 1230 Bristol yesterday. It was really good to hear Katie Moore’s talk on social media and her very down to earth, practical and achievable advice! Michelle Addai, Robin Hood Ministries”
Michelle Addai www.1230.co.uk/directory_profile.asp?id=8875

“I would like to thank Jackie at 1230 for hints and tips during the rebranding of my business. I am now getting a number of enquiries from Womens Business Network groups requiring talks and/or demonstrations. Oliver Gynn [www.nordicwellbeing.co.uk]”
Oliver Gynn www.nordicwellbeing.co.uk

“Hi I would just like to say what a great meeting we had today at East Grinstead. Beverely was as positive as ever and there were a lot of good connections made. I had my display of jewellery and got some great comments and events booked. I bought along Sarah Brackpool and she loved the meeting so hopefully we will have another member soon. Fiona ”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“Thanks so much Jackie for an excellent teleconference training session on the 1230 website last week. It was both informative and enjoyable, and really motivated me to get going, put my profile up and even maybe submit a blog or two. If any members haven’t yet taken advantage of this free training then do so, it’s well worth it.”
Susan Tindale www.hapimag.co.uk

“Well done to Jackie and Penny and everyone involved in organising the day in Bromley, including the sponsors – Any Other Business – 17th March 2009. The day included inspirational speakers, food, drink, speed networking, handbags and goody bags – what more could a girl ask for? ”
Paula Pomeroy www.pingpom.co.uk

“We are so pleased with 1230 and have used it so much and made some good contacts. Thanks for all you do.”
Maxine Lake www.beachglamour.co.uk

“Thanks to everyone for the lively meeting that we had at Sevenoaks yesterday. Lots of positive networking taking place. Thanks also to Donna Still for presenting a very interesting talk on her book Ditch The Scales. Donna’s focus is on becoming healthy v losing weight ~ this positive approach means that people are creating health and wellbeing and becoming more empowered in their lives as a result ~ an approach I heartily endorse !”
Beverley Hamilton www.reikitherapist.co.uk

“Being a member of the 1230 The Women’s Company I want to say it is the best thing I have done to get my business going! I have met so many interesting people. ”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“Love the new website by the way.

It really sets a benchmark for other networking organisations

Jackie Barrie COMMS PLUS”
Jackie Barrie www.comms-plus.co.uk

“I have so many opportunities for my property-styling business at the moment and they are all down to 1230! The opportunities that are created know no bounds. I am now such a firm believer in networking that I feel I should have a new career-lecturing on business opportunities through networking!! Our lunches are very enjoyable and give us the chance not only to network, but to socialise and meet some really interesting, like-minded people. I really appreciate what 1230 has done for me-long may it continue!! Denny Gaskell. Metamorphosis”
Denny Gaskell www.metamorphosisstyle.co.uk

“I have purchased many pieces of jewellery from 1230 TWC Member Fiona at Electra Jewellery and would recommend her company. She is a pleasure to deal with, has immense knowledge about her product and her jewellery is sensibly priced. I can always find a piece of jewellery for every occasion. ”
Maxine Lake www.beachglamour.co.uk

“I so enjoyed the lunch meeting last Thursday at the Corinthia Hotel. The venue is so beautiful – it was like lunching in a film set and the new contacts I made are going to be very useful as I take my business forward. Looking forward to meeting up with everyone again soon. Annabel Kaye Managing Director Irenicon Ltd ”
Annabel Kaye www.1230.co.uk/meetings.asp?meeting=1113&month=8

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Ali Hollands at Scarbutts printers (who I met at the 1230 Sevenoaks meeting) for the beautiful business cards and original promotional cards she helped me with. She was very professional yet friendly and it was an absolute pleasure doing business with her.”
Natalie Percival www.bmore.net

“Hi Beverley, Just wanted to thank you today for a lovely meeting and also for the referral you gave me. It is always a real highlight of my month to attend your Sevenoaks meeting. Kindest regards Karen ”
Karen Young www.TheYoungPig.com

“I am finding the 1230 TWC meetings extremely useful, particularly the opportunity to network with other like-minded woman and to exchange our experiences of setting up and growing our businesses. Jackie has been very welcoming, running the meetings in an engaging way and the speakers I have met are providing valuable learning. To date I have attended groups in Bromley and Orpington, and the experience encouraged me to join 1230 TWC. I am really looking forward to meeting more 1230 women at meetings over the coming months.”
Karen Wisdom www.karenwisdom.co.uk

“Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Jackie Groundsell for her excellent workshop on “Tabs” before the Beckenham meeting. I use “Word” a great deal and never knew about all the things that you could do with Tabs. If you missed this workshop and Jackie does it again I would really recommend that you go along with your laptop. Jackie’s teaching is clear and easy to follow. She is also very patient, as I was not the best student since I kept insisting on writing notes during her demos! Notes are important to me to help me recall and the next day when I went through my lesson I was able to do everything perfectly again. This is one of the most important qualities of a good teacher, in that the student can do the work on their own.”
Paola Bagnall www.innerpower.co.uk

“A huge “thank you” to today’s Guest Speaker Tony Lambell of Secose Ltd for helping us get to grips with the statistics and details of stalking and harassment as well as providing us with a Strategy Against Stalking & Harassment. If you missed today’s enlightening talk, be sure to watch for details of Tony’s next visit”
Jackie Groundsell

“”If you are interested in networking and want to learn more about it – you can have no better model. Jackie combines good business knowledge with kindness and support”. ”
Wendy Mason www.wisewolfconsulting.com

“I had a colour analysis done yesterday at a party with, stylist Hazel Harris who I met at 1230 East Grinstead ~ it was great seeing people matched to the colours that really brought them to life. I had been difficult to categorise in the past but at last have found the colours that hit the WOW factor and present a more vital me ~ thanks Hazel for what felt like a real make-over ! ”
Beverley Hamilton www.reikitherapist.co.uk

“I met Fiona Coppard of Electra Collection at my first 1230 The Women’s Company meeting and since then she has become not only a smashing friend, but she’s kindly given me some very productive contacts and introductions to her friends. She’s been tireless in offering her help and creating opportunities for us to collaborate at events as our products work very well together. I’ve found her sales skills inspiring and watching her calmly deal with about 57 sales at once is incredible! Thank you Fiona – you’re a star!”
Julie Bannister-Green www.boobooburlesque.com

“Wow – thanks Jackie and Penny for organising such an interesting day last Thursday at the Churchill Theatre! It was great to meet so many interesting people and at the same time listen to such inspiring speakers – I left with renewed enthusiasm for really making my business work – spreading the word about how to achieve excellent health & wellbeing is so important & I’m very grateful to Janet Woollett of the Chislehurst 1230 group for her hospitality next Tuesday evening (21st October) so that people in the Bromley area can join us to get the Key to Health!”
Julie Quick www.heathsidecentre.co.uk

“I went to Wimbledon today dressed as Mother Christmas and won the prize for best costume. Teresa, 1230 Wimbledon Manager created an early Christmas spirt! We had a great meeting, lovely mince pies and crackers and PLENTY OF BUSINESS WAS DONE. Fiona ”
Fiona Coppard www.electracollection.co.uk

“I just wanted to congratulate Fiona Syrett on a fantastic new group in Woking. I have attended since the first meeting and am now a new member. Although I still find the 1 minute presentation difficult, the group is always extremely warm and encouraging. What a great way to grow your business.”
Lyn Haslegrave www.myfunlife.co.uk

“Dear Jackie, Karen and all the inspiring ladies at the 1230 meeting held at The Royal Oak Sevenoaks, I send a big thank you for making me feel so very welcome and at home on my first visit. Thank you Alison for the informative talk on Trade Marks and Branding, which as a New Company was very useful.I look forward to joining you all again very soon. Denise”
Denise Grist www.heavenlybabies.co.uk