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Alan Lewis

Alan Lewis is Principal Lawyer and Head of Employment at national law firm Linder more

Alan Price

Alan Price is Peninsula's Group Operations Director and CEO of BrightHR, the most more

Alex Hession

Alex Hession is a Careers and Employability Consultant at The Open University, more

Alia Ali

Alia Ali is Head of Commercial Law at A City Law Firm Limited and is responsible more

Alice Jones

Alice Jones is mum to Oli (12), Robert and Andrew (10) and Director of A Brave New more

Amanda Gummer

Dr. Amanda Gummer is the founder of FUNdamentals, which helps companies and more

Amy Beeson

Amy Beeson is a Freelance Writer and the Director of Wordsby Communications working more

Amy Leite

*Amy Leite is an Associate Solicitor at Aquabridge Law. Amy specialises in franchise more

Andrew Farnell

Andrew Fennell is the founder of CV writing advice website StandOut CV – he is a more

Andrew Fennell

Andrew Fennell is the founder of CV writing advice website StandOut CV – he is a more

Andy Boyde

Andy Boyde is a former professional rugby union player and employment solicitor more

Andy Lake

Andy Lake is editor of As a consultant, Andy has over 20 more

Anita Rai

Anita Rai is an Employment Law Partner specialising in senior or board level disputes, more

Anna Docherty

Anna has been working in the human resources field since 1993 in both blue chip more

Anna Ives

Anna is a highly experienced HR Consultant with a MA in HR Management, and is a more

Anna Meller

Anna Meller is a leading Work ReBalance expert and author who fosters Balanced more

Annie Ghanmi

Annie Ghanmi works as a freelance trainer running IT courses  and “soft-skills” more

Annie Hayes

Annie is an experienced business journalist with over 22 years' experience. Her key more

Aruna Rao

Aruna Rao is founder of the Busy Women Network. Find her at or more

Ayesha Vardag

Ayesha Vardag is founder of Vardags law firm. Ayesha, who recently gave birth to more

Beena Nadeem

Beena Nadeem is an award-winning journalist, with a MA in journalism from City more

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is author of Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and more

Carol E Wyer

Carol E Wyer is author of Grumpy Old Menopause. A former teacher, linguist and more

Caroline Fofie

Caroline is a Senior Solicitor at Pothercary Witham Weld Solicitors and a working mum. more

Caroline Wylie

Caroline Wylie is Founder of Society of Virtual Assistants. SVA was founded to help more

Cassie Raine

Cassie Raine is PIPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) Co-founder and more

Cathryn Hayes

Cathryn Hayes is Head of HSBC's dedicated Franchise Unit. The unit has been going for more

Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith wrote 'Children's perspective on work and family life' to give a child's more

Chris Hadrill

Chris Hadrill is an experienced employment law solicitor and head of the employment more

Chris Parke

Chris Parke is CEO at Talking Talent Group after co-founding the organisation in 2005, more

Claire Lister

Claire Lister is a Chartered accountant providing FD services and business consultancy. more

Clive Rich

Clive Rich, CEO and Chairman of LawBite, is a highly experienced entertainment and more

Consilia Legal

Consilia Legal is a Yorkshire-based legal firm specialising in family and employment more

Danielle Ayres

Danielle Ayres is a specialist pregnancy, maternity and sex discrimination solicitor more

Dave Chaplin

Dave Chaplin is CEO of He has lived and breathed more

Dave Dunbar

Dave Dunbar is Head of Digital Workspace at the Department of Work and more

David Brock

David Brock is Managing Director at Let Us Fix IT, a computer support and more

David Clare

David Clare is Director of Online & Content at Fox Agency, a B2B more

David Price

David Price is CEO of health and wellbeing network Health Assured and a more

Deana Bates

Deana Bates is a Solicitor in Simpson Millar’s Employment Department, with experience more

Des Desai

My company are tax specialists (one of my partners is an ex-Senior Inspector of Taxes) more

Diana Parkes

Diana Parkes is a leading authority on women in the world of work, the challenges more

Dr Lynda Shaw

Lynda is an international professional speaker and her expertise and energy led more

Duncan Fisher

Duncan Fisher is co-founder of the Fatherhood Institute and the Travel Foundation. more

Ed Houghton

Ed Houghton is the CIPD’s Senior Research Advisor for Human Capital and Governance. more

Ella Sheppard

Ella Sheppard is an associate and solicitor in Nelsons’ employment team, a leading more

Emily Sadler

Emily Sadler is a partner in the franchising team at Paris Smith solicitors. Emily more


Emily Coltman is chief accountant at Freeagent, with over 12 years of experience, more

Emma Alkirwi

Emma Alkirwi is the Managing Director of the CV Guru which is the leading more

Emma Gillies

Emma Gillies is Director, Marketing Consultant and Copywriter at Make a Cup of Tea more

Emma Jones

Emma Jones is founder and editor of the home business website more

Emma Jones

Emma Jones is Founder of Enterprise Nation , the home business website and author more

Emma Neary

Emma Neary leads the talent acquisition strategy for Moneysupermarket more

Emma Otusajo

*Emma Otusajo is a Virtual Assistant, Writer, Proofreader and Event more

Emma Wellard

Emma Wellard is an employment law solicitor with Wright Hassall Solicitors. Emma more

Eve Haworth

Eve Haworth is an HR and international recruitment specialist. Eva is currently a more

Faith McMath

Faith is a freelance writer with a background in corporate communications, gained more

Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark is a qualified confidence and career coach who founded Inspired Mums more

Fiona Fowler

Fiona Fowler is a professional Coach who works with a variety of organisations more

Gail Kinman

Gail Kinman is Visiting Professor of Occupational Health Psychology at Birkbeck College, more

Gem Misa

Gem Misa is the Founder of Righteous Living LLP, manufacturers of Righteous All more

Gemma Bailey

Gemma Bailey is the Head of Howells’ Employment Department. Gemma advises more

Gemma Roberts

Gemma is a tea-drinking, chocolate biscuit obsessed accountant, blogger and mum of more

Helen Garnett

Helen Garnett is the author of Building a Resilient Workforce in the Early Years ( more

Hira Ali

Hira Ali is an author, executive career coach, leadership trainer and keynote speaker. more

Jane Barclay

Jane Barclay is group HR manager for Ede and Ravenscroft, having set up her own more

Jane Clack

*Jane Clack is a money advisor at free debt advice provider, PayPlan. Jane has over more

Jane Sparrow

Jane Sparrow runs a management and leadership consultancy and will be writing more

Jo Thornley

Jo Thornley is head of Brand and Partnerships at Dynamis. She Joined in 2005 more

Joanna Robson

Joanna Robson is an employment law solicitor specialising in maternity related more

John Bell

John Bell is a chartered accountant and insolvency practitioner. He founded Clarke Bell more

John Hills

Zervant provides online invoicing software for entrepreneurs and microbusinesses in more

John Holden

John Holden was the founder and CEO of RDI Ltd, which is the largest private provider more

JoJo Graham

JoJo Graham is Co-founder of LEADERS OF CHANGE LIMITED. JoJo is also a Business Mentor more

Jon Munnery

Jon Munnery is a partner at UK Liquidators, UK’s leading business recovery more

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith is a Chartered Physiotherapist at MLH Physio. Jonathan Smith has been more

Jules Hawkins

Jules Hawkins set-up the Single Mums Business Network in 2019 following her own journey more

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor is a Partner at Fenton Elliott Solicitors and an experienced more

Karen Holden

Karen Holden is founder of A City Law Firm. Having been admitted to the roll in more

Kate Koehn

Kate Koehn is a Technical Program Manager at Amazon Web Services. Kate is more

Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer is HR Advice and Consultancy Director at Peninsula which provides HR more

Kay Ball

*Kay Ball is a freelance content writer, writing digital content, blogs, articles more

Kelly Friel

Kelly Friel is Digital Product Manager at and Site Search & more

Kirsten Smith

Kirsten Smith runs face2faceHR Cambridge, an HR Consultancy specialising in down to earth, more

Laura Dewar

Laura Dewar is a trustee at Working Families. A summary of the Analysis “We need more

Laura Jones

Laura Jones is Research Associate at the Global Institute for Women's Leadership, King' more

Laura Lally

Laura Lally is Head of Marketing, EMEA & APAC at Talking Talent, having more

Linda Stewart

Linda Stewart is Partner and Head of Employment Law at nationwide firm, Simpson more

Linda Whittern

Linda Whittern is former Director of Careers Partnership (UK), a careers consultancy more

Lisa Rinaldi

Lisa Rinaldi is Talent Acquisition Partner at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. Lisa is skilled more

Lorna Valcin

Lorna Valcin started her legal career as a legal secretary before qualifying first as more

Louise Paull

Louise Paull is Senior Associate at Jones Chase Employment Lawyers, a boutique more

Louise Taft

Louise Taft is an experienced specialist Employment Solicitor at more

Lucy Gower

Lucy Gower runs Lucidity which specialises in creativity, innovation and more

Luke Sanderson

Luke Sanderson is a freelance author specialising in writing for the web. His main more

Lynne Johnson

Lynne is an experienced adult career guidance practitioner currently working at the more

Maria Brett

Maria is a freelance writer with over 10 years' experience producing content for a more

Marie Horner

Marie Horner is an experienced senior employment law specialist at ALT Legal in more

Matt Perkins

Matt Perkins is Senior Manager of Partnerships at FreeAgent having previously been Head more

Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes is the author of the Police Application Form guide, a book that more

Megan Hunt

Megan is a freelance content writer based in West Somerset. She set up her business, more

Michelle Morgan

Michelle is a Senior Associate at Shoosmiths having previously worked at Gardner Leader more

Mike Smith

Mike Smith is a director of Company Debt, a leading debt advice and rescue service more

Mildred Talabi

Mildred Talabi is a LinkedIn Visibility Coach for women in business. Mildred more

Moira Campbell

Moira Campbell is a Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 ranked senior employment lawyer more


Nannytax is the UK's original and leading payroll support service for employers of more

Natasha Forman

Natasha Forman is a Legal 500 ranked senior employment lawyer at Kingsley Napley LLP, more

Nicola Kenyon

Nicola Kenyon is the PR Manager at Patient Claim Line, a specialist medical more

Nicola O'Dwyer

Nicola O'Dwyer is a Partner at Downs Solicitors LLP having previously been a more

Nikki Nir

Nikki Nir has held HR leadership roles in large multinational companies and is more

Nikki Sharpe

Nikki Sharpe is an employment expert at Best Solicitors. Nikki advises both businesses more

Owen Dear

Owen is a senior solicitor at Crossland Employment Solicitors in Abingdon, more

Paula Whelan

Paula Whelan is an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion specialist from more

Penny Briant

Penny Briant is an accredited Personal Performance Coach. Her area of interest is more

Philip Simon

Philip is one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on more

Pip Wilkins

Pip Wilkins is CEO of the British Franchise Association. The British Franchise more

Rachel McElroy

Rachel McElroy is Marketing Director at ROQ - Making Software Work, a driving more

Rachel Suff

Rachel Suff is  Senior Employment relations Adviser at the CIPD. Rachel is a more

Richard Cahill

Richard Cahill is a dad of two and a tax expert. He currently works for the Civil more

Rosalind Kent

Rosalind Kent was Owner of Freelance Parents Network, now working as Local Advisor more

Ruth Renton

Prior to establishing Renton Associates Limited, Ruth Renton has many years experience more

Sandra Beale

Sandra Beale set up SJ Beale HR Consult in February 2003 and delivers a high quality, more

Sara Ellison

Sara Ellison is Employment and HR Lawyer at Banner Jones Solicitors, Sara Ellison more

Sara Hill

Sara Hill is Director of BrightWorks and Founder of Capability more

Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis is a freelance business and finance journalist, covering a range of more

Sejal Raja

Sejal Raja is Head of Employment in RadcliffesLeBrasseur’s Employment Team. She more

Sharon Cronin

Sharon Cronin is Ireland Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric, having previously more

Shelley Martin

Shelley Martin works for Toad Hall Nursery Group, a leading UK childcare provider more

Sian Crookell

Sian Crookell is a Marketing Campaign Manager at Capify UK. With 5 years' experience more

Simon Renshaw

Simon Renshaw is an insolvency practitioner and director of AABRS, a company that more

Sophie Austin

Sophie Austin is Site Manager and content editor of, part of more

Sophie Wahba

Sophie Wahba is a solicitor in the employment law team at Wright Hassall. Sophie more

Stacey Turner

Stacey Turner is author of I’m Going to Nursery, an Early Years teacher and mum more

Steve Jones

Steve Jones is Managing Director for Select Your Franchise UK Ltd, a more

Steven Eckett

Steven Eckett is an employment law specialist at Gardner Leader solicitors with more more

Susie Kendall

Susie Kendall is a former solicitor who retrained as a coach 3 years ago. For more

Suzanne Bourne

Suzanne Bourne is a coach and facilitator at who specialises more

Tamsin Isaacs

Tamsin Isaacs is Head of Trends at AndCo. Tamsin is also a marketing specialist more

Tara Daynes

Tara Daynes  is a freelance HR and training consultant with 18 years’ more

Tobi Asare

Tobi is an Author, Speaker and Founder of My Bump Pay an online platform to help more

Tom Bannister

Tom Bannister was Head of Communications of the British Franchise Association. Tom more

Tony Jones

Tony Jones writes on what different personality types mean for more

Tracey Guest

Tracey Guest is head of employment and a partner at Slater Heelis in Manchester. more

Vanessa Dines

Vanessa Challess Dines is a solicitor at Setfords Solicitors and a partner in more

Vicky Matthews

Vicky Matthews is co-founder of the franchise Pink Spaghetti which provides more

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