Managing Director of Effective Business Network (UK) Ltd (ebn)
Glenys has over 30 years of professional management experience, through running her own businesses (interior design, then catering, event management and business networking). Prior to that, she was a senior manager in the Post Office.
She has particular expertise in customer relations, event planning and staff management. She has a BA in Social Science and Politics from the Open University.
Baddow Group Director, Chelmsford Group Director
Sara Barnes studied law at the University of Sheffield attaining an Honours degree in Law before completing her Legal Practice qualifications at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. She trained with a well known large high street practice in Sunderland.
Since qualification in 2002, Sara has practised exclusively in family law, firstly at Archers Law LLP in Stockton on Tees, and later at Lowthian Gray Family Law. Both were highly regarded Legal 500 firms. She has been a member of Resolution for many years and adopts the Resolution Code of Practice when dealing with family disputes.
Sara has a wealth of experience in all areas of private family law, most particularly in divorce/separation and financial disputes, acting in a number of complex matters.
Sara is extremely client focused and acutely aware that each individual client's needs are different. Sara prides herself on being understanding and approachable, and believes in giving realistic and sensible advice.
Felixstowe Group Director
Andrew's career started with 19 years in catering management before he was headhunted by a national catering supplier and quickly climbed the ranks to become Business Development Manager, securing major national clients for the company.
Now he's the "Go to Guy" helping households and corporate businesses save on the costs of their essential utilities. He is expanding the team – always looking for like-minded people to help build a significant income that provides time and financial freedom. Partnered with an award-winning, multi-million pound FTSE 250 UK-based Plc.
Always looking to help more people "Save or Make" more money.
If you're looking to see what you could save off your bills, visit SavePro.org.uk
Or to find out about earning a growing extra income alongside what you do, visit EarnPro.org.uk or get in touch for a coffee and a chat.
Andrew loves networking and meeting new people; for him, the role within ebn ticks every box.
My mantra is "Make friends, Help my friends, Make new friends, repeat"
Telephone: 07930 464461
Southend Group Director
Sally's career to date has been client-focused, working with a mixture of corporate companies and private individuals, across a range of industry sectors, on their marketing strategies.
Being in a privileged position, working as a financial adviser has allowed her to nurture good relationships with her clients, by understanding their plans for the future.
Together with each client, they look at the key financial priorities and work at getting the finances on track, so that the client can enjoy being in a better financial position.
Networking has been a vital part of her business as she has been able to get to know, like and trust the people with whom she meets regularly. Each meeting is booked in Sally's diary as a business meeting, and it gives her a wonderful start to her day.
Sally Laking Wealth Management is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website www.sjp.co.uk/products.
Stortford Group Director
Half Moon Solutions specialises in helping businesses grow. We help with tasks that take up your time and take you away from doing the fundamental things that enable your business to grow.
Some of the business tasks we can help with are:
*running your recruitment program and initial group zoom calls to streamline recruitment process
*looking at your business practices and see how they might be streamlined
*automating certain documentation and templates for repetitive tasks
If there are business tasks which are preventing you working 'on' your business, give me a call and have a chat to see if we can help.
Braintree Group Director, Billericay Group Director
After an early career in banking, David moved into sales finance and then into the computer industry.
He has always had an interest in computers, from the first Sinclair ZX80 his Dad brought home, to DOS-based machines. He always took the opportunity to learn all he could, taking advantage of any courses and specialist training on offer.
He has worked with and for a number of small and medium sized businesses in various positions, before moving from a position of General Manager of a multi-million pound company into his own business.
David prides himself on being straightforward and honest with clients and suppliers alike.
Asked recently what one word best summed-up his attitude to business, his response was "integrity".
Brentwood Group Director
I help people streamline their utility bills by introducing them to a UW - a multi-utility company committed to giving members savings, simplicity and service.
Utility Warehouse is a British PLC company with its Head Office based in London. With over 30 WHICH? Awards including Utility Brand of the Year 2020, you can be sure your gas, electricity, phone, broadband and mobiles are in safe hands. But that's not all - there are other benefits of being a member such as Cashback on everyday shopping (on the high street and online), FREE LED lightbulbs fitted throughout your house, Gourmet Society membership, our highly competitive green energy tariff (along with our other green initiatives) and unlimited data on our mobile SIMS!
A review to see what savings and benefits you qualify for is FREE.
Are you looking for a Plan B source of income? Then a business with Utility Warehouse could be a fit for you. For recommending essential services that people use on a daily basis, you could earn a residual income forever.
Ingatestone Group Director
Personal Clients - improve wellbeing through an online membership of The Zone Club - build motivation and confidence to achieve their goals. Whether you want to improve your overall wellbeing, manage your weight, get fitter or build your business or career, The Zone Club can help you. Daily inspiration and a library of online videos & teaching to learn more about how to get the most out of yourself, and build a powerful mindset
Imagine what you could achieve by having access to a Coach 24/7?
The Zone Club is Gym Membership For Your Mind - treat your mental health in the same way you would your physical health - the more proactive you are in maintaining good mental resilience, the better you are able to cope with what life throws at you.
Visit www.the-zone-club.com to learn more or visit my Facebook Page @thezoneclubwithmandybaker and Facebook Group @thezoneclubFREEgroup
Business Clients - online wellbeing programmes, simple to set up and maintain, with additional services or bespoke programmes for businesses who care about their people.
Also Group Director of EBN Shenfield
Rainham Group Director
Nicholson Brown is a whole of market mortgage and protection brokerage based in Brentwood with industry experience dating back to 1996. I have personally dealt with all aspects of financial advice over the years choosing to specialise in lending some 15 years ago.
My history has seen me covering many areas, with the majority of my clients living in the Romford, Southend and Brentwood postal code areas. However your location does not place a barrier as I have clients living all over the UK and various other countries too.
No matter what your mortgage requirements I can assist:
- Buy to Let
- First Time Buyer
- Self Employed Applicants
- Holiday Homes
- Air BNB Rentals
- Student Lets
- Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO's)
- Help to Buy
- Shared Ownership
- New Build
- Council Right to Buy
- Bridging Finance
- Development Finance
For insurance we specialise in offering advice on Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Family Income Benefit, Income Protection, Redundancy Cover and Private Medical Insurance, acting on your behalf to look across a range of insurers.
For businesses we offer company continuity and succession planning. With many of our clients being business owners themselves, we are able to provide assistance in the event of long-term illness or death of a director, owner or key employee. Alongside this we can arrange company benefit schemes including Death in Service, Private Medical Insurance and Income Protection.
With expert mortgage and insurance advisers based from our offices in Brentwood, Oxford and Tring, we are able to offer a face-to-face or, an equally personal, telephone or email service.
Our advisers will always work to Our Service Promise giving you the reassurance of knowing that we always act in your best interests. We will find the most suitable mortgage and related insurance products for your circumstances, whilst aiming to make the process as hassle free as possible.
Please don't hesitate to Contact Us if you require our assistance or have any queries about what we do and offer.
Colchester Group Director
I made a decision last year, during an NLP Master practitioner course, to bring my two main areas of coaching (personal and running) together to form one business. That is currently in transition as I develop the brand and website but my work now falls into 3 main areas:
Personal coaching: mainly for athletes to deal with everything that can happen away from the road, track or trails. There could be any number of subjects from 'I get nervous before races' to 'my recent break up is really affect my ability to focus on training'. All are equally important and can directly or indirectly affect an athlete's ability to perform.
Training programmes: I write personalised training programmes for runners who generally fall into two areas. They are either new to running or have signed up for a big event and need some help with their training. Or, they are more experienced athletes who require some support, often over a longer term to take them to a higher level.
MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator): This is a personality profiling tool. I am a qualified practitioner in Steps 1 and 2 and can either do 1-1 feedback sessions for someone who has competed the MBTI online questionnaire. Or, I can work with groups of people who may be looking at personality profiling as a development tool or team building exercise.
Previously I worked for John Lewis for a long time, and for a good period of that in training and development and coaching type roles. My last role being in head office delivering management training and working as an internal coach. I took redundancy in 2017 following a large re-structure of the Personnel function and for the last few years have enjoyed the opportunity to work for myself, do something different and meet some new people and work with new clients.
I became Group Director at EBN Colchester in October 2019 and am enjoying the challenge of developing the group, particularly through the challenging circumstances we have had to endure during the Corona virus pandemic.
I am a runner myself and have run 17 marathons (although I've slowed down a bit of late). As well as my private work, I also coach the top group at Colchester Harriers as a volunteer and also do some work with a fabulous community club called Running Colchester.
I live in Stanway, on the edge of Colchester with my partner and our 7 year old daughter.
Hornchurch Group Director
Michael Smith qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a provincial accountancy practice before joining a boutique tax consultancy in London's entrepreneurial west end, spending 3 years gaining the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification whilst working with a highly sought-after tax planner and investigations specialist. Subsequently, Michael spent 2 years in 'Blue Chip' industry - employed by Kimberly Clarke as its UK Tax Manager. A period of freelance consultancy followed, advising high net worth and international clients in which time Michael obtained his Trust & Estate Practitioner qualification.
Having relocated to Essex, Michael established his practice - Michael Stuart Associates, which principal office is in Warley.
The firm's clients range from the self-employed sole trader, contractors, through to entrepreneurial companies with annual turnover exceeding £10M. In addition, the firm acts for individuals, trusts, and a substantial number of property investors/ developers - located throughout the UK and overseas.
Aside from ensuring clients meet their statutory accountancy and tax obligations, as a dynamic and client focused practice, Michael Stuart Associates provides a holistic tax planning service. Michael Stuart Associates prides itself on offering holistic advice, considering each option from the personal/commercial angles – together with opportunities for tax efficiency.
The firm also provides Probate activities, provided through our associated practice.
Michael Stuart Associates continues to enjoy strong yet sustained growth. Every client to date has been gained through personal recommendation/referral.
Ipswich Group Director
Scott has been a secondary school teacher for a number of years teaching music. He decided to reduce his teaching hours to focus on building his home based businesses one of which is Utility Warehouse. This has allowed him to spend more time with his family and build a secure and stable financial future. He is passionate about helping other people live the entrepreneurial lifestyle so they have more choices within their lives. He also has a property investment portfolio that he runs alongside his Utility Warehouse business and values helping people save and earn money at the same time.
ebn provides the perfect platform to promote Utility Warehouse.
Witham Group Director
I specialise in assisting company owners with tax efficient ways of financial planning. As well as this I help people ensure their pensions and investments are performing properly as well as ensuring their lives and businesses are fully protected.
South Woodham Ferrers Group Director
St. James's Place Wealth Management is one of the UK's leading Wealth Management organisations. As a company we specialise in delivering quality, face-to-face wealth management advice with a commitment to building trusted and enduring relationships with clients. The St. James's Place proposition is further enhanced by its distinctive approach to investment management.