Savvy Women is a brand NEW offshoot magazine with a TWIST! Designed to celebrate and promote local women in business whilst also creating a platform for young people to harness their creative skills and gain the work experience required, working under the Savvy Social umbrella.

It’s intention is to assist local women in business to increase their profile and raise brand awareness, through being able to access a range of resources that will take care of all their social media needs, not to mention a free editorial in every bi-monthly mag aswell as sister magazines whilst at the same time, helping qualified college leavers achieve some much needed work experience.

Maybe you’re new to business and not sure where or how to get going, perhaps you’re a current business that doesn’t have the time to focus on the tech-side of things? How would you like to get ALL your blogs done for you AND direct traffic to your website? Not got a website? Dont want to pay massive fees as its your first one and likely to change? Then WE at Savvy Women, can do ALL that and more, just for YOU.

If you would like to gt involved or simply want to find out more please email: buckso@savvysocial.org alternatively check out our  Savvy Women facebook page!

Here are some of our savvy business women who are already involved with our initiative, including our very own Creative Media Director: Buckso Dhillon-Woolley!

Buckso Dhillon-Woolley

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Actor, TV and Radio presenter, Singer, Life Coach, Creative Media Director at SAVVY WOMEN and founder of BC Lifestyle Events – Est. November 2017

I am a Derbyshire based Actor/Presenter and Speaker and im married to Nik, with 17yr old twins. My most notable work to date has to be my appearance in the 2019 feature film ALADDIN! But you will also have seen me over the last decade in all the British soaps (except holby!) in some form or another. I’ve recently started out as a Speaker and regularly host Q&A panels nationwide.

Educated back in Stoke I moved to Derbyshire and started work for Midland Mainline , and was working as a train manager but after having the twins, life took a WHOLE new direction for me, which led me to doing what I am today, which I LOVE! My true passion lies in helping women in business to feel supported so they’re empowered to BE who they need to BE and as a result, BC Lifestyle Events was set up last year to create a platform that increased profiles and raised brand awareness, without breaking the bank!

Earlier this year I connected with Savvy Social and as a result, Savvy Women was born. A brand new never been done before, initiative for independent business women who prefer to maximise their time and get the most out of their businesses whilst not concerning themselves with tasks, that weren’t supportive of their stronger points. I have found over the last decade when attending networking events, there was a gap in the market consistent of most business owners who didn’t want to dedicate their precious time on the technical sides of their business, as it wasn’t perceived a priority to them. THIS was why I felt Savvy Women would benefit those who wanted to make better use of their time/knowledge knowing that other areas of their business needs were being met by a resourceful support network, that also benefited the future generation. I wholeheartedly support this concept because I too was one of these individuals that needed help and had nowhere to turn and I believe the team behind “Savvy Women” will benefit every savvy woman in business!

If you would like to find out more please email me at buckso@savvysocial.org and lets meet!!

Natalie Horner

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Managing Director/Owner of Prime Care at Home Ltd

I am currently the Managing Director of our family run Domiciliary Care Agency. We provide care staff in to the homes of individuals in Derby and its suburbs. We are predominantly employed by self-funders but some of our clients do receive funding from both Social Services and the NHS.

Our staff support people to remain living at home for a number of reasons. It may be that they are physically disabled or that they are elderly. Therefore, our services range from personal care and toileting support to meals assistance and social hours.

I worked in health and social care for a number of years before starting my own company which I now run with my husband from our offices on Pride Park. I was inspired to open it because I loved my job, but just not the company that I was working for.

An opportunity came up from a friend to support me in setting up my own company and I jumped at the offer. He was my business partner for 10 years and then I took the plunge and bought him out. We currently have around 40 staff.
Before I worked in health and social care, my roles were quite varied from working in accounts, travel and a PA to Directors at a number of organisations such as Derby College, JCB and Balfour Beatty.

 

Julie Richards

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Owner of Button Blue Crafts – Est. 2013

What is it that you do as a business?
I have an online retail business specialising in crafts and DIY wedding accessories. We have a large range of ribbons and needlecraft kits along with a wide variety of other crafting necessities. We sell through our website as well as on Ebay, Etsy and Amazon.

How long have you ran your business?
We started in 2013 with a market stall selling handmade bath products but soon migrated into proper crafting stock when I realised how seasonal that market was and that people were asking for the base products rather than the finished items.

What inspired you to start your business?
Having a love of crafting and with the family all growing up it was a natural choice for me to be able to combine my passions with a business – although I get a lot less time now to craft for myself.

Do you work on your own or with others?
It really is a family business. My daughter and cousin in law work with me at the moment.

What did you do before you started your own business?
I have always worked in the retail trade mostly in management positions but when my family grew we had our own fast food business for a few years to allow me the flexibility of looking after the children and working part time. We sold that business when my partner went into the antiques trade and I helped for a while until my love of crafting took over!

Plans for 2019?
This year I am concentrating on my new website, I would love to be able to expand into a shop but it is a little scary out on the high street at the moment with so many shops closing, so I need to find the right one for our business in the right location.

www.buttonbluecrafts.com