Whitchurch Business Group is made up of a group of select individuals and businesses, all with the shared objective of fostering supportive and mutually beneficial relationships.
If you would like to join, please check the membership below to see if you bring something unique to the group and get in touch.
Hadleigh Chase - Independent Financial Adviser
Helping businesses, individuals and their families achieve financial freedom, security and peace of mind.
We help people plan for and through retirement; with a business sale; a change of circumstances or looking to insure against the unknown and we are always happy to have a chat.
Settling in Whitchurch in 2018, I am a former professional sportsman, with experience in IT & FinTech and have been lucky enough to work in London, Edinburgh and Bath.
Merchant Sense - Director
At the beginning of my career, I was in sales for tech and financial start-ups, which gave me a desire to set up a business for myself over 13 years ago. I have always sold through personal relationships, usually built up through the power of networking.
My day job these days is sourcing and managing the core costs for companies, including merchant services, energy, water, waste, telecoms and insurance.
GBST - FinTech Professional
Having recently moved to Whitchurch, I am based in London 3 days a week with the remaining time spent in Whitchurch, I am a Fin-Tech Professional keen to contribute to local businesses and build strong relationships.
C6D - Founder
I’ve been in Engineering all my life and have a passion for tinkering. All this tinkering has led me to design and build machines. My company is called C6D and currently my focus is 3D Printers for the rental market. I also help people realise their vision by helping with design and prototyping if required.
TPI - Project Manager
Whitchurch resident, keen to engage with and support the thriving business community.
At TPI we help develop higher performing, better communicating, collaborating leaders, managers, teams and individuals in sales and across all key disciplines - Sales, Management, Leadership, Communication & Collaboration.
Elucidate Accountancy - Director
As well as being an Accountant and having a passion for numbers, I am also a family man with a lovely wife and 2 beautiful girls.
I have always had a keen interest in business and entrepreneurship and have finally taken a crucial step in my working life by starting my own accountancy practice.
My background is a mixture of FP&A, management reporting and running the finance function; both in large and SME businesses. So on top of the usual bookkeeping, tax returns and taking the pain out of maintaining your accounts, we focus on giving you insight to drive better performance and focus on what you do best!
NHS - Podiatrist
I trained as a Podiatrist at Aston university and I’m passionate about foot care.
Currently I am a diabetes specialist podiatrist working for the Southern Health NHS trust. I deal with a wide variety of foot health conditions and enjoy working with my patients.
My husband and I recently moved to Whitchurch and I’m keen to support other businesses in this beautiful area.
The long term plan is to open my own Podiatry business, so feel this is a great opportunity for mutual support.
Sara Spinks Holistic Health
Through my holistic health coaching & mentoring business I guide & support people to revitalise their lives through a programme designed to help avoid illness. It involves taking action before illness arises, but if it has, dealing with it in a proactive way to address the root causes paving the way to restored health & vitality and an exciting new lease of life.
I've undertaken this programme myself to thrive following a personal illness in 2018 and have always been passionate about holistic health, integrative medicine and a pro-active responsibility for our health vs a passive dependency on healthcare.
I have also worked in the international market research industry for 25 years. I'm currently a Research Director for a market research agency and split my days between Winchester, London and home-working (in Whitchurch where I've lived for nearly 20 years) making sure I ask the right questions ...
Connections and community are essential ingredients of a good quality life.
Peter McLeod founded Aardvark McLeod International Fly Fishing Consultants in 2005 and has done nothing but fly fishing travel for 23 years. In that time has visited over 60 operations in 20 different countries, some of them as many as nine times (Seychelles and Venezuela). He has travelled extensively in his quest to find the finest fly fishing experiences available. His depth of technical knowledge is equally at home hunting salmon in Iceland, taimen in Mongolia or giant trevally in the Seychelles.
Although he started as a salmon guide in Norway at 16, over the last 22 years saltwater fishing has been his focus and his knowledge of saltwater destinations is second to none. His fascination with trevally species is bordering on the obsessive and he is constantly scouring the globe for that next mind blowing hotspot to target these bull dogs of the flats. He has an infectious sense of fun and doesn’t take himself too seriously. For him it's all about the fishing and the pleasure of sharing those experiences with others.
Faye Brown Designs - Owner
I am a designer, animator and branding geek living and working in Whitchurch. I also teach design and branding classes on Skillshare. I spent 10 years working in Soho in motion graphics designing title sequences for clients such as the BBC and ITV. Since setting up my own company I now thrive on helping individuals, small business or start ups with their branding, visual identity and any design needs. I love seeing those companies grow and develop. I work very closely with my clients and like to build long-lasting relationships.
TARRYN DU PLESSIS
TDP Photography - Owner
After many successful and rewarding years in project management in the civil engineering industry, I decided after moving to England in the beginning of 2018 that it was time to pursue another big passion of mine: capturing special memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
I enjoy engaging and interacting with people capturing their precious moments in life which allows me to focus on weddings, family and couple shoots, as well as maternity sessions.
I’m very fortunate to be living in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, and I look to incorporate as much of the surrounding scenery into my shoots.
Katherine Lee Garden Design - Owner
I am a garden designer living and working in Whitchurch, Hampshire, serving clients locally and further afield. Services I offer include garden design (master planning, visualisations, planting plans, project management of the garden build) and garden design consultancy, helping clients address specific problems in their gardens.
I have a background in psychology and latterly, business and finance.
My goal is to help clients connect with their outdoor space in a way that improves their quality of life (and for residential projects, enhance the value of the property). The benefits of our green spaces are becoming better understood and more widely recognised. I pride myself in my enthusiasm and knowledge of this area and enjoy spreading the word.
Rural Business Hub - Founder & Owner
I own and run the Rural Business Hub, a shared workspace in Hurstbourne Tarrant where we offer a meeting room for hire along with permanent and hot desks on an all inclusive basis.
STEVE JEFFERY & ZOE TAME
We are a small Accountancy Practice, backed by a national network, helping small Ltd Companies, Sole Traders and Individuals with their Tax and Accountancy needs. We’ll do book-keeping, payroll, VAT, corp-tax, personal tax and we deal with challenges like property income, capital gains and capital allowances. If you’re starting out, we’ll help you decide on the approach that is best for your circumstances and we can also provide the software required, with a bit of training included, to get you on the road to digital accounting.
Bloom - Creative Practitioner
Bloom is both a creative venue and facility for everyone to enjoy by popping in to paint or make something, learn a new skill or collaborate with!
Suzie Brown is the owner of Bloom and works both offsite and onsite at the High Street venue in Overton.
A Hampshire resident for ten years, I was first introduced to Whitchurch following a friend's recommendation in my search for considerate and consistently good childcare, Whitchurch's Oak Tree Nursery was suggested. It is through having a young family that Bloom has come about with parental friendships stretching the geography and from the recognition that we can all benefit from a rich and diverse mix of opportunities to cultivate creativity.
Personally I have cultivated my creative skills from childhood and knew at an early age I wanted to make a career in art and design. Via Bloom I distill technical understanding, holistic, intuitive and environmentally friendly thinking in to our programme of events and my approach to and interest in collaborations. To this end I am always interested in growing opportunities to share, facilitating craft and creativity for the benefit of business growth, wellbeing and management of self in increasingly technologically lead environments where the experience may be purely digital and purely remote from for example handling any raw materials.
You can contact me to discuss activities that might benefit yourself, your business, your team, your family and community. Bloom or some Bloom time might be exactly what you are looking for!
Wild Rose Floral Design - Owner & Florist
Floristry has inspired me and long been my passion, I decided to follow my dream and do a professional floristry course, this gave me the opportunity to work with what I love to my best ability, creating colourful floral creations. At Wild Rose we use seasonal English grown blooms where possible, at my studio situated in Whitchurch Hampshire. Wild Rose Floral Design will look after all your floral needs, weddings, sympathy, events, corporate or a beautiful bouquet delivered to your door, let us inspire you and take you on a creative floral journey.