Just Women

Just Women

Archive Interviews from early 2015
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Just Women is introduced by two of the following presenters – Alison Florence, Jackie Mitchell, Doreen Pipe, Sharon Finch, Ivana O'Brien, Anne Twist and Jay Bayliss.

Our team is enthusiastic and ready to hear from any women in the local area who are actively involved with kids activities, or have an interesting career or who enable other women to improve and enhance their lives – email JustWomen@brooklandsradio.co.uk with any suggestions.

We talk to a maximum of 3 local women each week about one of the three areas below, to hear their experiences or ask for professional advice:

You can listen to interviews from 2016 by clicking Just Women 2016 Archive

You can listen to interviews from 2014 by clicking Just Women 2014 Archive

You can listen to interviews from before 2014 by clicking Just Women Pre 2014 Archive.

If you'd like to ask a question or make a comment before the programme, to any of the guests listed below, please email JustWomen@brooklandsradio.co.uk or on the day studio@brooklandsradio.co.uk

Previous Guests

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22 Dec 2015 Charlotte Mitchell who is a graduate who is deciding on her future career path, including journalism.
22 Dec 2015 Olivia O'Brien, an undergraduate at the University of Bath and
Holly Twist, an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge will be speaking about their university life along with the highs and lows.
15 Dec 2015 The Just Women Christmas Chat Show with Doreen Pipe, Ivana O'Brien, Sharon Finch and Jackie Mitchell, and a Happy Christmas from all The JW Team!
08 Dec 2015 Alison Nicol is one of the founders of the theatre company Weird Sisters. info@ws-theatre.com
08 Dec 2015 Carolyne Cross, principal, Omni Academy of Beauty, will discuss how she rebranded the business and how The Academy helps women forge new careers in the beauty business. www.omniacademyofbeauty.co.uk
01 Dec 2015 Ros Lamb from Phabsail Littleton. A small, friendly sailing club for disabled children and adults. Members enjoy sailing in specially adapted boats, from April - October, plus sea and rive trips too!
01 Dec 2015 Jasna Vantur, musical director. Will be talking about her choir Thameside Harmony Chorus. www.thamesideharmony.co.uk
24 Nov 2015 Chloe Haywood, hat maker, runs Hatastic and talks about inspiration for her hat designs and how she won the Made in Britain Award at the BTAA Fashion Accessory of the Year Awards. www.hatastic.co.uk
24 Nov 2015 Anda Ho Community Fundraiser for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. www.wshhospices.co.uk
24 Nov 2015 Charlene Peterson from Peterson's Fund for Children www.petersonsfundforchildren.org, a local charity that supports children in Surrey who struggle with cerebral palsy and other similar mental / physical disabilities.
17 Nov 2015 Janet White, group marketing manager for BTU Group, (building services, boilers and swimming pools). They also have Britten's restaurant described as one of Guildford's only independent restaurants with ex MasterChef contestant Daniel Britten
17 Nov 2015 Zoe Bennett is a Claygate Pilates instructor. She will be telling us about her Reformer studio , which she has in her back garden. It is a machine that can make a dramatic impact on your body, just in time for Christmas!
10 Nov 2015 Nina Barough CBE www.walkthewalk.org is the Founder and CE of Walk the Walk. Now in its 20th year the Woking based breast cancer charity has raised in excess of £100 million to date! The flagship event is The MoonWalk London on 14th May 2016
03 Nov 2015 Pat Leigh from Inner Wheel District 14 www.innerwheeldistrict14.org.uk 1000's of women in the U.K. belong making it one of the U.K's largest women's volunteer groups. It has historical links with Rotary International and clubs in 103 countries.
03 Nov 2015 Ginetta George www.dogfit.co.uk of Dogfit promotes canicrossing - the new fun way to get fit running with your dog using specially designed hands-free equipment where you are attached to each other whilst running and your dog pulls out in front.
27 Oct 2015 Sameena Thompson from www.theartofcurry.co.uk. talks about her fantastic dining events and personalised catering services for private parties. Sameena also tells us about her 1 day cookery classes, which will be run locally.
27 Oct 2015 Rebecca Dance www.diamondmarketingservices.co.uk, talks about her company that focuses on business development, event management, and marketing. She will also be promoting a networking event on 18th November, in Guildford.
20 Oct 2015 Sarah Brown from The Pole Studio will talk about the benefits of pole dancing now called pole fitness. It helps men and women lose weight, get fit, improve flexibility and build core strength www.thepolestudio.co.uk
20 Oct 2015 Jennifer Sutton will talk about how she started her business Jen's Cupcakery and Bakery and recently rebranded it to reflect an expanded range. She recently participated in the National Cupcake Championships. www.jenscupcakery.com.
20 Oct 2015 Tania Cantoni, fundraising manager of the charity Cherry Trees will talk about how the charity provides vital home from home respite care for children up to the age of 18 with severe learning and physical disabilities. www.cherry-trees.co.uk.
13 Oct 2015 Wendy Gathercole and Cherry Noble talk about the Lindy Hop fundraising event on Saturday 17th October 2015 at Claygate Village Hall in aid of the Waterbabies Atlantic Row and Callum Gathercole will row 3000 miles in memory of his father Clive.
06 Oct 2015 Linda Huckle www.lindahuckle.uk and www.linda.huckle@theathenanetwork.com. Linda is about to launch her third Athena group in Fleet. She will also be speaking about her coaching and training business which she started last December.
06 Oct 2015 Carol Paterson runs a beauty salon, called Queen Bee in the Woods, based in Farnham. Carol has been a presenter on QVC and is a renowned tutor for beauty students and teaches intimate waxing. Website www.queenbeeinthewoods.co.uk.
29 Sep 2015 Rosalyn Cunane supports Twinkle Trust Animal Aid, a charity which provides support for cats in Fuerteventura. So if you have ever holidayed there find out how and why Rosalyn helps the felines of Fuerteventura. www.twinkletrust.org.
22 Sep 2015 Lorraine Ansell who is a professional bilingual voice over artist has changed career from Marketing/PR/Communications. She will telling us what making that change has meant to her! www.lorrainevoiceart.com
22 Sep 2015 Annette Tickner from AMT teas has always had a love of baking. A few years ago she visited a Vintage Fair with a friend where they served tea and cake. And now she started up her own Vintage Pop Up Tea Shop www.amtteas.co.uk
22 Sep 2015 Hazel McCallum is a corporate and executive coach who will talk about time management and how to alleviate stress. www.movingupcoaching.com
15 Sep 2015 Polly Sheldon and Sam Johns of Make me Look Fabulous. A make over and photo shoot experience, for a girls party, corporate head shots, families, couples, mother and daughter, maternity and even boudoir if you dare! You will look real and feel fabulous!
15 Sep 2015 Valerie Smith, who runs Viva Videos, records people's life stories on film. Using her editing skills she turns the videos into a personal film for them to keep. She creates a living memory for them and future generations.
08 Sep 2015 Julia Jones, is a director of Iceland Traveller, a company specialising in holidays to this spectacular country. She will be telling us about a tour in August 2016 which takes you on a taste tour of South Iceland! www.icelandtraveller.co.uk
08 Sep 2015 Samantha Tedeschi, runs Dance Craze. She is starting new classes in Fitsteps and DDX using dance steps to get fit. www.dancecraze.biz
28 Jul 2015 Rian Flatley is a local writer and dramatist, who is staging her play Seven Letters, at St James' Hall, Weybridge, on 16-17 October. With an all-female cast, it's aim is to change any negative perceptions of the elderly. sevenletter2015@hotmail.com
21 Jul 2015 Vanessa Corrigan is an Image Consultant who works with many amazing women! All have very different lives who for one reason or another have felt it was time to seek some help with their appearance. www.vanessacorrigan.co.uk
21 Jul 2015 Caroline Deayton Surreymodernpentathlonclub@gmail.com will talk about the newly founded Surrey Modern Pentathlon Club for children
21 Jul 2015 Amanda Weller talks about an event in July, on the amazing work The Family Hope Center is doing working with children who have ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Aspergers, Dyslexia and many more disorders. www.quantumbeing.co.uk
14 Jul 2015 Hilary Nicholls www.frockchicks.com Hilary offers a colour, shape and style consultation and creates a wardrobe that really works. Whatever your shape or budget she aims to help you Dress without Stress, and who doesn't want that!
14 Jul 2015 Rose Murphy www.voiceovers.co.uk/rose.murphy Rose is a voice over artist, hit singer, and business woman who also presents radio shows! There's so much to hear about how she has also become a motivational speaker using the power of her Voice.
07 Jul 2015 Debra Freeman-Thorpe www.rush.co.uk Debra is the franchise owner of the newly opened Rush Hair Salon in Weybridge. She will be talking about her franchise journey with Rush, what it offers and the latest hair trends.
07 Jul 2015 Diana Boulter www.dbaspeakers.com Diana runs DBA Speakers, representing top name speakers. She recently raised £3000 at the Wonderful Women fundraising dinner, at which Brooklands Radio received a community award!
07 Jul 2015 Lizzy Renihan www.naturalvoices.co.uk From a large musical family she learnt to sing at an early age and was in Starlight Express at 16! She has been in many hit musicals and has toured Europe as a soloist. In 2012 she set up Natural Voices choirs.
30 Jun 2015 Rina Golenberg Lynch www.voiceatthetable.com Rina is the founder and MD of Voice at the Table, which helps companies unleash their potential through their female talent. She will discuss how she coaches and mentors women who in the corporate, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial sectors.
30 Jun 2015 Kate Palmer www.sparrowsgreenstudio.com Kate creates silk scarves they are hand or digitally printed from her own drawings. Scarves with Roses, orchids, woodpeckers, and koi carp will all be exhibited at Claygate Flower Show on 11/7/15.
30 Jun 2015 Barbara Cosgrave www.barbaracosgrave.co.uk The way you look and act can help you win more business and boost your confidence. Barbara Cosgrave, business style expert will discuss how she can help transform the way you look!
23 Jun 2015 Amy Leonard www.transformation.org.uk The Transformation Trust is an educational charity that opens the doors of opportunity to young people, by offering opportunities and experiences that help them to develop employability skills.
23 Jun 2015 Susan Hansen www.joyoftaste.co.uk. Susan talks about this company, Joy Of Taste which was established through the love of all types of food. Susan has trained in Copenhagen and with Michelin-star chefs and has an enviable list of celebrity clients!
23 Jun 2015 Christina Grieve http://christinagrieveva.com/ Christina is a virtual assistant. She provides bespoke administration and marketing services to small businesses.
16 Jun 2015 Rosi Millar of Nurture Boxes www.nurtureboxes.co.uk - a new venture for Rosi and her partner, talks about the bespoke Nurture Boxes for children and adults. From their Chertsey base they want to encourage home growing with a respect for wildlife too.
16 Jun 2015 Kate Shaw of Farnham Zumba www.farnhamzumba.co.uk talks about Zumba, Fitsteps, and Clubbercise and the benefits of dance group exercise. Find out how she makes a room full of ladies happy and sweaty whilst getting fit!
09 Jun 2015 Emma Riley www.theartagency.co.uk. She co founded the Art Agency in Esher with Alison Ramsay, in 2010 to promote original work by selected contemporary artists, via the website, art fairs and selected exhibitions.
09 Jun 2015 Laura Scott www.howtocookgoodfood.co.uk. She is a food blogger and cookery tutor, who will be talking about her forthcoming supper club on 2/7/15 in Epsom. Let's all find out how to cook, share and enjoy food, it makes life great!
09 Jun 2015 Debbie Dudley www.springintroductions.com Debbie will be talking about a business that she set up with a friend last year, which is going from strength to strength . Spring Introductions is an introduction agency with a difference for 40-75 year olds.
02 Jun 2015 Jo McHale from Talking Truly. She helps people communicate in ways that are honest, authentic, and respectful, even when emotions are running high and conflict is in the air. She aims to promote connection instead of seperation.
02 Jun 2015 Suzanne Bellenger www.yabbamedia.com Suzanne is from Yabba Media and she aims to make digital marketing simple. She talks about the various social media platforms, with an emphasis on the benefits of Linked in.
02 Jun 2015 Vinciane Ollington www.gwch.org.uk She is a complementary therapist who started the Guildford and Woking Complementary Health Group, as well as Wellness Days at GLive in Guildford. She talks about complementary therapies and what is on offer.
26 May 2015 Nina Robinson www.the-running-clinic.co.uk. is a chartered physiotherapist with over 25 years experience, working out of the Prime Health Clinic in Weybridge. Nina has an interest in sports injuries, hyper-mobility and all things running related.
26 May 2015 Jane Graham www.actionplusfirstaid.co.uk This company delivers professional training to ensure essential skills to deal with emergencies for the home, the workplace and on the sports field.
26 May 2015 Sue Williams (previously Maggott) Www.believe-u-can.co.uk talks about publishing her first book, Believe! The Gift of Inspiration for Female Entrepreneurs and also created a Believe card app.
19 May 2015 Ewa Morawski www.ewamorawski.co.uk. Ewa is an embroidery textile designer and talks about designing and making accessories, such as a rose in the form of broaches and corsages. Her work is a marriage of vintage textiles and contemporary design.
19 May 2015 Suzie Davis from Mind Sanctuary www.mindsanctuary.co.uk. Suzie is a Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practioner and she aims to provide effective and positive Psychology, to give you tools and knowledge to change your life.
19 May 2015 Vivienne Leighton, is a Borough Councillor for Shepperton Town, Spelthorne. She talks about the Magna Carta celebrations around Spelthorne and will be sharing what will happening around her ward, now and during the celebrations
12 May 2015 Natalie Balmond www.purepotions.co.uk, - founder of Purepotions, which she formulated when her daughter was suffering from a chronic dry skin condition. She developed a natural salve in her kitchen, and now supplies to high street chemists
12 May 2015 Pauline Hedges will be telling us about the changes happening in Staines-upon-Thames, focussing on the business community. She is currently the BID co-ordination, working on Staines-upon-Thames's Business Improvement District!
12 May 2015 Mandy Hickson RAF fighter pilot, will be talking about what it's like to fly in our airforce and be at the controls of a fighter plane, a fascinating interview with some one who knows what it means to literally have her head in the clouds
05 May 2015 Olivia Ellenger www.answersinvestigation.co.uk. Olivia is a private detective and she will be telling us all about her work and the awards that she has won!
05 May 2015 Amber Caraveo and Joanna Moult info@skylark-literacy.com and Twitter@skylarklit have over 25 years in the children's publishing industry. They formed Skylark Literacy to seek and support the very best writers for young people.
05 May 2015 Katie Hamilton www.claimfordelay.com. This is a new company, Claim For Delay, to help people claim compensation for delayed flights after she was delayed 7 hours waiting for a short 2 hour flight to Spain.
28 Apr 2015 Jane Gates CEO Sebastian's Action Trust www.sebastiansactiontrust.org. Jane's son Sebastian set up the charity in 2003 aged 9, just weeks before he passed away with a rare childhood cancer.
28 Apr 2015 Frances Cushway www.francescushway.com is an independent careers counsellor with a passion for helping you find work that you love and prepare you for your career ahead. Frances will also be talking about her new sessions for home-based freelancers.
28 Apr 2015 Sally Dick volunteers in Spelthorne, she can be found sailing, helping with the Talking News, Care in Shepperton, The Raft Race and many more! How and why does Sally give up her time and how you could join in volunteering!
21 Apr 2015 Vicci Butler - www.organise-us.com. Vicci designed her 18mth diaries back in 2009 and has seen her business grow to include beautiful leather notebooks, bags and sandals. She talks about what inspired her to set up her business.
21 Apr 2015 Jackie Mitchell www.jackiem.com talks about PR and her talk "How to use PR to generate more customers" at the Athena Women's Networking group in Kingston
21 Apr 2015 Sharon Ingram, assistant trainer and married to professional horse trainer Roger Ingram. They train their horses for both flat and jump racing. Sharon has been riding since she was 11 and with Roger has trained over 300 winners
14 Apr 2015 Janis Hawking is a member of the Revelaires. Established over 60 years ago this unique volunteer group take a variety show to day centres, clubs, and sheltered accommodation, performing songs, dance and comedy.
14 Apr 2015 Elizabeth Hutton www.countthekicks.org.uk Elizabeth is the founder of Count the Kicks which is a charity educating parents and health professionals about a healthy pregnancy. The charity was founded by parents who had lost a child at birth
07 Apr 2015 Alison North http://epsomhypnotherapy.co.uk/ runs the Odyssey Partnership with Donna Green. This has primarily offered Cognitive Hypnotherapy. Both Alison and Donna are qualified practitioners in other therapies including NLP,and EFT
07 Apr 2015 Sue Shaw is a Street Pastor www.kingston.streetpastors.org.uk.Helping to keep young people safe on a Saturday Night out in Kingston! A group of volunteers doing a difficult job and a very interesting and vital one!
07 Apr 2015 Kathy Lawrence www.whentheygetolder.co.uk. This amazing website provides supportive resources for people caring for ageing parents.
31 Mar 2015 Samia Rida www.samiarida.com Samia is a writer, actress, and comic. Her new book Nessie and Me has just been shortlisted for the Chiswick Book Fair, and is the story of Lisa, a girl with Special Needs, and her journey into empowerment.
31 Mar 2015 Amanda Littleboy www.stammering.org.uk Amanda will take us on her own journey of living with a stammer, and how she is linked with the British Stammering Association. The play The Kings Speech was pivotal in her journey.
31 Mar 2015 Laura Thurlow www.cfsurrey.org.uk Laura from The Community Foundation for Surrey will be telling us about the Surrey Fund. By inspiring local giving for local need and helping to develop thriving communities now and in the future.
24 Mar 2015 Karen Badger www.newlifeclinic.org.uk Karen will tell us about The New Life clinic in Epsom ( IVF and Immunology clinic) She is running a new Fertility Support group and will be talking about this group in particular.
24 Mar 2015 Kim Barrett-Trachsel www.petshomefromhome.com about Pets Home from Home that specialises in international transportation of pets door to door. Kim will be telling us about her adventures across the continent transporting a variety of animals
24 Mar 2015 Amanda Hobson-Jones www.breakthrough.org.uk. She is the fundraiser, advocate and campaigner for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. She will talking about her work with the charity and meeting Prince Charles, Patron, three times!
17 Mar 2015 Aida Samhiry www.interiorsbyaida.co.uk Aida talks about her individual approach to her work as an interior designer. Her work has led to awards and TV appearances. She tells us about how she got started and the latest trends!
17 Mar 2015 Siobahn Skaife wwwguardianfamily.co.uk The Guardian family finds UK guardians for overseas pupils studying at UK boarding schools. Providing a secure home from home environment for those children during half terms and long weekends.
17 Mar 2015 Shirle Welch www.antiageingfuture.com. Anti Ageing Future is all about the latest technology available to measure our antioxidant levels with the introduction of a simple scanner, it measures your personal levels from the palm of your hand.
10 Mar 2015 The Just Women team get together to discuss their plans
03 Mar 2015 Alex Rushton, author of Sunrise at An Lac which follows a group of men and women who find their oasis of peace under threat, from the rise of religious fundamentalism.
03 Mar 2015 Anna Bailey is the co-founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, which is an annual event recognising and rewarding excellence in the wedding industry.
03 Mar 2015 Hannah Power is the project manager for Surrey Wise, which helps Surrey ladies achieve success through digital confidence and skills funded by the Government.
24 Feb 2015 Lisa Greer Lisa runs a wide variety of fitness classes, at her indoor cycling studio. She will talk about the importance of exercise and how she started her business.
24 Feb 2015 Tracey Carter - Head of Operations at Surrey Chambers Tracey talks about the Chambers celebration to mark International Women's day, on Tuesday 10 March.
24 Feb 2015 Susie Maguire has started a new business - workshops and coaching for women who want to follow their heart, catch a dream or become the person they want.
17 Feb 2015 Zoe Cano is a local author who travelled 8000 kms, across U.S.A on a classic Triumph Bonneville. Her book is Bonneville Go or Bust.
17 Feb 2015 Tania Tirraoro Tania talks about Special Needs Jungle. Providing information to parents of children with Special Needs, disabilities, and rare diseases.
17 Feb 2015 Mary Waring shows women how to control their finances and secure their future, with her new book, The Wealthy Woman, A Man is Not a Financial Plan.
10 Feb 2015 Amy Pepper is an Admiral Nurse, specialising in Dementia care and is one of just 240 Admiral nurses across the UK.
10 Feb 2015 Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures provides entertainment for children through parties and events and has recently won a Surrey Digital award.
10 Feb 2015 Rhiannon Ford is a locally based divorce counsellor who provides that extra layer of support required by people going through the enormous upheaval of divorce.
03 Feb 2015 Sally Page the founder of Plooms who sell stunning, brightly coloured fountain pens and organised a charity event in London called the Ten Stores Challenge
03 Feb 2015 Donna Hunter from Unique Adult ADHD Surrey talking about this service for 6 year olds and upwards at the Greeno Centre in Shepperton
03 Feb 2015 Pat White is the manager of The Greeno Day Centre, in Shepperton. A busy and welcoming centre for the senior citizens of Spelthorne
27 Jan 2015 Gemma Dorsett, creator of Mum Amie - a free to use meet-a-mum website that matches users for compatibility, enabling mums to make friends easily and quickly
27 Jan 2015 Sharon Baker has a background in fine arts and delivers executive coaching and leadership development, working with managers, executive teams and directors.
27 Jan 2015 Nital Broekhuizen is a nutritional practitioner and will be helping us to get back into shape after the Christmas indulgences, a definite for us all at this time of year
20 Jan 2015 Alison Fuller is a reflexologist and hypnotherapist, specialising in fertility, pregnancy, miscarriage, and menopause. She runs a Holistic practice in Weybridge.
20 Jan 2015 Maria Iacuzio talks about promoting Italian talent through art and the Italian British Association, which links with other Italian Associations around the world.
20 Jan 2015 Nikki Williams from Jumblebee talks about how the website provides a set of online tools to help charities, schools and clubs raise funds.
13 Jan 2015 Nina Cerullo provides education and consultation about wine to the trade and public, in a fun and informal manner through tastings, courses and more.
13 Jan 2015 Lorna Votier from the charity The Victoria Foundation, talking about The Funny Women Players Show and how the charity provides medicine and equipment
13 Jan 2015 Lynn Parker from Funny Women - an organisation that helps women perform, write, and do business with humour.

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