The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant

Elizabeth Wilkinson – the Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant Eli (pronounced Ellie) Wilkinson gave a fascinating talk all about the work she does around dyslexia. She gave an overview of what dyslexia is, as well as a demonstration of what it is like to have Meares Irlen Syndrome  by showing an animation of words with the letters […]

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Thank you to John Rainford of Strawberry Fields and to Clive Lewin of Sachets Direct who managed to chair the March meeting very competently between them in Ray’s absence. Strawberry Fields have just released a free app for businesses – The Darwin Matrix app is a business innovation tool which you can download […]

Aaron & Partners LLP– Avoiding the Pitfalls on the Route to Success

Lively Business Club members, Hugh Strickland and Amanda Wickstead, are solicitors with Aaron & Partners and they both deal with businesses on a day to day basis. They put together an excellent presentation for the Lively Business Club tailored to the legal requirements of small businesses, picking out specific points in a company’s growth where […]

Mountain Walks and Health Psychology

There was a very interesting mix of members and guests at the February meeting. Welcome back to Hamish Armytage, a mountain guide offering a ‘maximum adventure experience’ discovering mountains in the UK. If you’re thinking of organising a ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ for charity, Hamish is your guide. Contact Hamish: [email protected] First time guest, Paul Austin […]

Sylvester Business Consultants

Tony Sylvester of Sylvester Business Consultants is a fully qualified business coach, supporting new businesses and helping ongoing businesses survive and prosper. Tony uses various tools he has developed to help people understand where they are now and what they have to do to get to where they want. He looks at all the attributes […]

Federation of Small Businesses

The Shropshire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses has grown from strength to strength in recent years. At the AGM in November, after many years on the committee, Ann Johnson stepped down and Ray Hickinbottom took over as Chairman supported by two Vice Chairs – Lindsay Barton and Rachael Tyrrell. Ray is also Vice […]

Strawberry Fields

I usually write articles for other people but as I gave the talk at the last Lively Business Club meeting, I thought I would write about Strawberry Fields for a change. I am a partner in Strawberry Fields with my husband John and our three boys have now joined us. Dane, 25, and his step-brother […]

Business Watch Guarding Limited

  October 2014 Business Watch Guarding is a long-standing member of the Lively Business Club. Managing Director, Paul Hinkins is a strong supporter of local businesses and community organisations and is Chairman of Telford Business Board. BWG is also standing as the Flagship Employer for the Telford Fairtrade Alliance. At the Lively Business Club’s October […]


Jacqui Goss is an Arbonne consultant and has recently become a member of the Lively Business Club. Arbonne is a network marketing company which, as well as providing a secure income for consultants, gives personal service selling pure, safe, beneficial products and promoting health and wellness from the inside out. When Jacqui Goss first came […]