Alba Charity 2019

Mind Monmouthshire
Henton House | 28 Monk Street | Abergavenny | Monmouthshire
NP7 5NP 
Tel: 01873 851864
Mobile: 07446 357821


A2Z Computing
Alyson Hunt
Tel: 01633 676543

Wales longest established IT company – 25 years trading

• Providing IT support
• Hosting Cloud services – including backup
• Exchange Mailbox (emails)
• Websites – including maintenance
• Cyber Security & Anti-Virus
• Maintenance and repair on all PC’s & MAC’s  

The Abergavenny Baker
Rachael Watson
Mobile:  07977 511337

Breads of the World classes and Micro Bakery. 
Rachael is a local GP and self-taught baker who will teach you the skills and
science needed to master baking beautiful fresh breads at home.

She has just opened a small bakery – order by 9 AM Thursday morning,
collect and pay from the house on Friday 3.30 PM – 6.30 PM.
Address: Orchard House, Pentre Lane, Abergavenny.

Ali Matthews;  Business Consultant, Coach & Mentor
07968 134048


Helping small businesses and new startups to find financial success and to reach for the stars to skyrocket their business

Do you know how many new businesses and startups fail within the first 5 years? It is at least a staggering 50% – possibly nearer 90%!!! 

I have over 30 years experience in running and working in a diverse range of businesses at every level, so totally understand the challenges that businesses face on a day to day basis.

I help business owners to get more leads, attract more clients, increase their revenue and profits and build the business of their dreams. I do this by providing them with the world’s first Business Growth Network where they can access the right information in the right order through best practices, one-on-one coaching and networking and masterminding. This process provides the answers business owners need so they can grow the business they want and learn how to skyrocket their business.

I teach small business owners how to out-think, out-market and out-sell their competition.

If you want to arrive at the destination you chose, rather than continuing to career down that same lonely road, contact me and let me help you.

Anna Roberts Coaching

Coach and Trainer
Mobile:  07768 080397

I am a coach, specialising in change and confidence building.
One of my clients described me as supportive and encouraging
whilst challenging them to step outside their comfort zone.

Most recently, I worked on an Oxfam Cymru project for a year and a half,
coaching women wanting to re-enter the workforce after a period of absence.

I also run training workshops in :-

• Coaching and Mentoring Skills
• Stress Management
• Time Management
• Building Resilience
• Train the Trainer
• Managing Conflict 
• Having Difficult Conversations 

As a former journalist and television documentary maker
(BBC, C4, ITV, S4C, BBC Wales, BBC World).
I also run workshops on Storytelling, helping people in business
and academia to improve their message to their stakeholders.

I trained as a coach at the University of South Wales
(ILM7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring) and
I’m a Member of the Association for Coaching.

I’m registered as a data controller with the ICO.

Awaken Coaching Ltd
Beverley Jones
07502 375714


Throughout 2009/2010 Beverley travelled on a journey through depression and anxiety
which ultimately led to a decision to train as a life coach in order to inspire and help
others move their lives forward in a positive way. Awaken life coaching was founded
in 2010 and is an innovative company that wants to help you live your life to its full
potential. While Beverley has a diploma in life coaching, she states she is not a ‘Text
Book’ coach, as this combined with a wealth of life experience and covering roles in
the majority of departments in the business field enables her to support clients
whether it be as a life coach, business coach or an employment consultant.

Beverley has trained with Sue Stone – author of ‘Love Life, Live Life’
(who played the role of Secret Millionaire in the recent Channel 4 Series)
and is an accredited coach with the Sue Stone Federation.

Beverley coaches on a 1-1 or group basis, plus through workshops and seminars.
Beverley also undertakes Speaker Slots where through inspirational and motivational
talks she will enable people to understand how Positive Thinking and Visualisation
would enable them to see how they can live the life they desire. 

‘Lighting your journey ahead’

Bailams Insolvency Practitioners Limited
Anna Wilding / Michelle Williams
01443 749768

Email: or

We are a small firm of Insolvency Practitioners who assist companies
and individuals with financial problems.
We work alongside accountants and solicitors who ask our assistance to give
specialist advice on a confidential basis to ensure the best course of action is identified.

We work locally in Monmouthshire and the valleys, and based in
Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff.

We are a proactive and approachable company, and thrive on acting
in the best interests of all parties involved.

We always offer a free meeting with clients and/or referrers to discuss
initial situation and courses of action.

Business Wales
Melanie Phipps

The Welsh Government’s new Business Wales service will help support
the sustainable growth of small and medium enterprises.  

The service can be accessed by phone, online and through a network
of eleven one stop shops located around Wales.  

Business Wales is a dedicated service that provides access to
information, guidance and business support directly and from the
private, public and third sector. 

Services delivered through the Business Wales Service include:-

Business Support Brokerage Service
• General Business Management Support
• Mentoring Service
• Tendering Support
• Employability Advice
• Environmental Management Advice
• International Trade Support
• Access to the wider Public

Beth Price Style
Personal Stylist & Corporate Image Consultant
07971 804984


I’m a friendly, approachable personal stylist, able to help you with all your
“what to wear” dilemmas whether for business or your personal life.
I trained as a stylist in 2001 and since then have helped thousands of
women and men to change their look and their confidence.

So if you feel you need help with colours to give you the wow factor,
styles to suit your body, personality and profession,
make-up or a top-to-toe makeover.

Please contact me for a free no-obligation discussion about how I can help.
I’ll make your wardrobe work for you!

Heidi Charlton – Director


Liz Betteridge
01633 863957


Day service for people with learning disabilities

Evolve provides high quality person centred opportunities
for people with learning disabilities.

As a not for profit company we are committed to using our assets
and resources to create opportunities for the people we support.

We facilitate a range of activities to meet the varied requirements
of our service users. We actively support people to develop their
independence and access their chosen activities
and above all enjoy a good quality of life.

Our service provision is based on person centred approaches and
ordinary life principles, all our activities deliver valued outcomes,
we passionately believe that our service users have the right to
live lives that are meaningful to them enabling them to reach their
full potential as individuals.

EH Accountancy
Eleanor Hunter
Office:  01873 830510
Mobile:  07886 251283

We provide accounting services for a wide range of companies in many
different sectors, from e-commerce to hotel and leisure.

Our client base ranges from sole traders to limited companies.

This gives a wide understanding of the different levels of accounting
a business may need.

As each of our clients is individual, taking time to understand their business and needs
is an important part of the service we provide.

If you need help with your VAT Returns, Managements Accounts, Payroll,
Self Assessment or are thinking of outsourcing your finance department,
please contact us and find out how we can help.

Gabb and Co Solicitors
Dawn Sullivan
01873 852432


Gabb and Co Solicitors was founded in 1760 and is Wales’ oldest law firm.
We have offices in Abergavenny and Crickhowell but support and advise
clients throughout the region and the rest of the UK.

We specialise in advising businesses and individuals in a variety of areas
(for example): Employment, Corporate and commercial, Wills, probate,
Lasting Powers of attorney and tax planning, Commercial Property
Commercial litigation,
Residential property, Personal injury and litigation.

The firm’s focus is on providing practical advice, support and
business sense without the legal jargon.

Geldards LLP – Law
Christine Sharpe
Head of Debt Recovery
Direct Line – 029 2038 6541


Geldards has a strong, successful and dedicated team,
that offers specialist and tailored debt recovery services.
We appreciate that chasing for overdue payments takes up
valuable time and resources. Let us take the strain away
from you, in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

Offering highly competitive rates we welcome the opportunity to
act for you in providing a complete personalised debt recovery service
including the location of absconding customers, identification of assets,
employment/company status, dispute resolution and negotiation
together with customised letters, telephone calls and legal action.

To show you how well we work, we are happy to consider a pilot
scheme at reduced rates.

Alison Ferriman
Individual Banking Manager – CEMAP 
Teme House, Priory Drive Langstone 
Tel: +44 1633413788
Mobile: +44 7436810595


Harrison Clark Rickerbys Shawcross 
Harriet Murray Jones
01989 561439


Solicitors Firm

Indelible IP
Michelle Ward
01600 860292
Mobile: 07977 568320

Indelible IP is based in the beautiful county of Monmouthshire.
Founded by Michelle Ward, a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with
over 20 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property,
the firm provides bespoke friendly advice and consultancy services,
specialising in the protection of brands and product and
packaging designs for the UK, EU and wider global markets.
As well as guiding businesses through the registration process,
Indelible IP can advise on the related areas of copyright,
unregistered design right and domain name disputes.

Michelle’s original background is a scientific one, with a degree from
The University of Sheffield in Plant Sciences.
After graduating a twist of fate brought Michelle to the world of IP,
and she developed a passion for the field of brand protection.
Michelle started her IP career in Yorkshire working for a rapidly
growing law firm that today is one of the largest in the world,
before working for leading specialist IP firms,
firstly in Yorkshire and then in Wales.
Bringing together her experiences, and identifying a niche
in the market, Michelle founded Indelible IP in 2016.

Michelle has developed an extensive business network in Wales
and the surrounding regions.
A regular at business events from Chepstow across to Swansea,
and around the border counties of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire
and Gloucestershire, Michelle also frequently presents on the topic of
IP and in particular trademarks and brand protection.

Jam HR Consulting
Jenny Duckworth
01291 760 488 / 07867 306442


Jenny Duckworth, founder and Director of Jam HR,
is a fully qualified member of the CIPD
(Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development),
and has a degree in French and an MBA.

With over 18 years’ experience, her expertise is in
operational HR advice and Employment Law,
performance management, policy and contract writing,
focusing on helping clients grow and thrive by attracting,
developing and retaining the best people,
whilst mitigating the risks associated with employing
and managing people.

Jenny is a Mum, Francophile, HR Professional
and Piano Teacher, who loves to run!

Jane Thomas HR Consultancy
Jane Thomas
077906 90359

JD Thomas HR provides a professional HR service specialising
in small to medium sized organisations in South Wales,
Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

With over 30 years’ experience Jane Thomas offers
expert HR support and advice only when you need it.

I established myself as an independent HR consultant in 2012,
with the small business in mind.

I offer access to HR advice and services on those occasions
when particularly difficult or time-consuming people issues arise.

In small businesses these issues are few and far between
and as such do not justify a permanent HR function or even
a retained HR service provider.

As an independent Consultant I can provide professional
expert advice and support only when needed.

I work in partnership with my clients to resolve
issues quickly  and professionally giving them peace of mind
and the time to focus on what’s important to them –
running their business.

I am a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel
and Development (CIPD), with over 30 year’ experience
gained in a number of industries and covering all
Generalist HR Management activities.

I also have experience in H&S Management,
Training, Benefits in kind, Pensions and Payroll. 

I do not add fixed costs to my clients businesses as I do not charge
a monthly retainer fee they only pay for the time they use.

I undertake specific HR projects or carry out Ad-hoc HR
activities as required, including:-

Creating or changing employment contracts
Provision of legally complain HR policies and practical, appropriate procedures. 
And/or a review of existing systems.
Handling disciplines, grievances and redundancies.
Communication and consultation with employees
Support with recruitment and selection
Managing employee performance
Managing absences – sickness, holiday and timekeeping issues
Review of employee rewards and benefits
Assess training needs and advise on suitable training solutions
Research and advice on appropriate HR software systems.
Maternity, Paternity and adoption rights and provisions
Management training
Provision of company/staff handbook and Induction programmes
Advice with payroll, expenses and benefits, and health and safety
Provision of standardized letters and forms
Bespoke HR projects

Kings Arms Hotel, Abergavenny
Sacha Child
01873 855074


The Kings Arms Hotel is a late sixteenth century coaching inn
located in the heart of the bustling Welsh market town of
Abergavenny; the gateway to Wales.
We offer something for everyone; comfortable,
well-appointed guest accommodation,
lip smackingly delicious restaurant food
and a versatile function space for all manner of events.

Whatever your reason for visiting – an extended getaway break,
a lazy lunch meet up with friends,
or a flying coffee and newspaper pit stop –
we’d like to extend you the warmest of welcomes.

Della Tew, Financial Adviser
01633 84000

Kymin Financial Services is a long established firm of Financial Planners 
and have been offering financial advice to our clients since 1993.

We are not tied to any bank, building society or network and are directly
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We offer a wide range of specialist services, including
advice on investments, Inheritance Tax planning,
trust and business planning,
including all types of pension schemes and employee benefits,
individual pensions and retirement planning
as well as mortgages, equity release and protection.

We believe in providing a high quality service and
building on long term relationships with our clients.

We have a dedicated and skilled team of
Financial Planners, research and
technical support as well as administration staff who work
together to effectively manage client’s money.

Key to Kymin’s approach is a thorough and well informed
investment process with a transparent charging structure.

Optimal Health Chiropractic (S Wales)
Anne O’Donoghue DC MChiro
07810 707946


For free daily hints and tips on health and wellbeing like my Facebook page:

Over the past 25 years I have benefited greatly from many
different complementary therapies for a range of conditions
ncluding stress and back / neck problems which has fuelled my
passion for holistic healthcare.

I decided to turn my passion into a new career returned
to study for a Chiropractic degree at McTimoney College of Chiropractic.
As a qualified and registered Chiropractor I can bring the wider benefits
of these therapies to others.

Prior to becoming a chiropractor I previously worked in a range
of roles ranging from recruitment, logistics and IT, often in very stressful
and competitive environments.

I personally prefer light gentle approaches to chiropractic treatments
and have trained in a variety of techniques which deliver
effective treatment plans with a gentle touch.

I am trained in the following techniques,
McTimoney, Network Spinal Analysis, Biogeometric Integration,
Epley Manover (for those suffering from BPP vertigo)

I currently work at the Complementary Health Centre in
Abergavenny (Monk Street), my home clinic in Cwmbran
and Canton McTimoney Clinic in Canton, Cardiff.

“Are you living to your full potential?”

Pink Angels Office Services
Penny Pressler
01873 777308 / 01873 777309

Our virtual office service is particularly useful for businesses that do not need a full time Personal Assistant. There is no need to worry about expensive equipment, office overheads and staff costs. We provide secretarial support to a variety of sectors and can tailor administration packages to suit your requirements. We cover a wide range of services from call answering, to full time administration support.

Services include:  Live Call Answering|Word processing|Typing up reports and documents|Minute taking|Telemarketing/Sales|Many other services…

Live Call Answering
Our live telephone answering service is the modern equivalent of a Personal Assistant. Simply divert your calls whenever you need to and we will answer the phone in your company name and deal with the enquiry according to your instructions. We will then inform you of any message by text or email, prioritising the importance accordingly. You can save time and money as you are able to focus on those activities that will earn money for your business.

We will answer your calls when you are:

Out of signal
On another call
Away from the office
In a meeting
With your customers
On holiday
Just too busy

We can handle these tasks far more quickly and at a much lower hourly rate than if you did them yourself. You therefore save time and money as you are able to focus on those activities that will earn money for your business.

These services can be on an ad hoc, part time or full time basis.

Rodwell Glass
Carys Rodwell
07932 653665


Seamount Business Services
Kath Hiscock
01495 806610 / 07960 540560


“Don’t outsource your accounts, insource your accountants”

SeaMount Business Services Ltd was founded by Adam and Kath Hiscock after both working in differing industries and accountancy practices for a combined 25 years.

Struggling to balance work and life it made sense to work together and put their qualifications and experience to good use.

“It is important to us both that our clients see the benefit of what they pay for hence SeaMount Business Service Ltd becoming their “insourced accountants”.

Seven Hills Hideaway
Francesca Newell
01949 772691 / 785008


Glamping in Wales – Seven Hills Hideaway is a place where you can relax, unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In our tranquil countryside and luxurious tented lodges, you will find the space and time to ‘recharge your batteries’.

This isn’t any old camp site – your tent comes with a cosy log burner, fully equipped kitchen, three double bedrooms (sleeping 6) and your very own verandah… perfect for ‘sundowners’ with a view of Skirrid mountain. What’s more, the friendly owners are nearby should you need anything.  The peace and quiet of the Welsh countryside assures you of a good night’s sleep, as do the comfy king size beds and luxurious cotton bed linens.

Kate Hounslow
Sales Office Administrator
01633 973608

My specific working hours:
Tue: 9.30-3.30 Wed: 9.30-3.30 Thur: 9.30-3.30

For all enquiries outside these times please contact: and CC me in.  Thank you

Tiny Tots Premier Childcare Services
Clare Sawkins


Tiny Tots Premier Childcare Services was established in February 1997 at our Malpas Road Nursery in Newport. Since then we have continued to expand our business and currently offer outstanding childcare facilities in Newport at two nurseries. We opened our 3rd nursery in Llanfoist, Abergavenny in January 2017.

We employ 34+ full and part time team members. All of our team are extensively qualified in childcare and development and the Directors hold over 30 years of experience within the childcare sector. Our long serving team aim to help and support you make the right choice of childcare for you and your family. We are working parents ourselves and have first hand experience of how important it is for your children to be happy, and for you as parents to feel safe and secure in leaving your children in safe hands. A third of our staff have been part of the Tiny Tots team for over 10 years; some from the year we opened. 

The genuine interest in your children’s all round needs are paramount and we endeavour to provide outstanding childcare in our well planned and well equipped nurseries in Newport. We have a high retention of qualified and experienced team and all members of the Tiny Tots team are verified with the relevant organisation (DBS) and work to preset Policies and Procedures, which ensures professionalism at all times.

Our Malpas Road Nursery in Newport is located on the main Malpas Road, within easy reach of both the M4 and A4042

Our Clytha Square Nursery is located off the main Cardiff Road next to the Royal Gwent Hospital Newport.

Our Llanfoist nursery is located on Llanellen Road, within easy reach of the Hardwick Roundabout, Abergavenny.

TY CAE PA & Office Services
Lesley Ball
01873 740140

Free up your precious time by employing a Virtual Assistant!

Do you ever feel like there is just not enough time in one day?

Do you often find yourself awake in the small hours, mulling over your endless ’to do’ list’?

Do you feel that you are missing out on quality time with friends or family simply because you cannot be ‘everywhere at the same time?’

If this sounds like you, then relax because finally, help is at hand!

I will provide all the services of a PA for a fraction of the cost of employing a full time assistant. Delegate to me the tasks that use your time so you can spend it on the things that really matter. I can become really involved in your business, helping you every day, or just completing tasks from time to time, it’s up to you.

As a highly skilled and experienced Virtual Assistant, I will be there when you need me but will cost you nothing when you don’t.

Contact me now to find out how I can help free up your time so that you can spend it doing more of what you enjoy.

Torfaen Economy & Enterprise
Gaynor Wakeling / Cheryl Williams
01633 648644


Taylor & Co.
Kate Taylor
01873 564424

Abergavenny Office – 24 Lion Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5NT


A first class service tailored especially for you.

Taylor & Co are independent Estate, Land and Letting Specialists offering an all-inclusive estate agency service. We operate both online and on the high street and include additional client support with professional advice from our RICS Chartered Surveyors.

Taylor & Co supply an individual experience encompassing residential sales and lettings, land valuations and rural sales. In addition, we offer planning advice, professional valuations, an auctions service and access to independent mortgage advisors.

Owned and managed by Kate Taylor, her experienced team live in the area and have an incredible local knowledge and impressive history of successfully selling and letting property. The team are passionate about property and deliver an exemplary bespoke service and knowledgeable advice to all, no matter how big or small the residence or enquiry.

Taylor & Co cover Monmouthshire and the bordering counties and are more than your average high street agent. Situated in the beautiful Vale of Usk, on the fringes of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the team serve the community from a prominently placed showroom in the heart of the internationally famous, ancient market town of Abergavenny.

Utility Warehouse Discount Club
Hazel Thomas
07792 816879


Utility Warehouse provides over 600,000 customers throughout the UK with substantial savings on a wide range of utility services including home phone, mobiles, broadband, gas and electricity.

Utility Warehouse is very different to other suppliers because they’re a club – a Discount Club. They don’t have any high street shops and because (unlike their competitors) they don’t spend customers’ money on expensive advertising campaigns on TV or in the national press, they can afford to charge their customers less for the same services. Instead of advertising, they rely on satisfied customers and Independent Distributors letting their friends and family know about the great value services they deliver.

They share the money they save with their members, which means you benefit from the best value in the UK!

As a member of Utility Warehouse, you SAVE…

Single supplier for all your Utilities
Award winning Customer Service
Value that’s unbeatable
Easy to switch

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice
Kate O’Connell / Claire Binnersley / Sarah Wyburn
02920 342233


“Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice” is Wales’ largest specialist family law firm.

Founded in 1996, we were the first firm in Wales dedicated solely to family law. Based in Cardiff, we act for clients across the UK and all over the world.

By concentrating on purely family law issues, including divorce, separation, children matters (both private law and public law), finances, pre-marital agreements, civil partnerships, domestic violence, international matters and services for the elderly, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is able to provide expert and specialist advice.

We are recommended as the best family law firm in Wales by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

For more information, or to book an appointment, please visit our website, call us on (029) 2034 2233, or e-mail

Ceri Griffiths FPFS CeMap Bsc Hons
Chartered Financial Planner
Willow Brook Lifestyle Financial Planning
M: 07889 516746
A: Middle Farm, 64 Stafford Road, Griffithstown, NP4 5LG.
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I provide sound and comprehensive financial advice, from one
woman to another. 
I help women from all walks of life, but I do have particular expertise
in supporting women experiencing divorce.

Many women find that juggling successful business’s/careers
and family lives can mean that their finances haven’t
received the priority they would have liked.

Often success in careers/own business’s makes it even
harder to accept support in reviewing personal finances,
and other priorities take the forefront.

Sometimes others within a relationship have taken
control of the finances, leaving one party without
the experience or expertise.

I help women move this forward.
Wealth feels better when it is well organised,
and guided by an expert, giving you more
time with your family. 
So you move from what can start off as chaotic
and confusing, to a space where you can focus.

Ultimately we can picture what your best life is,
and how you can achieve it.
If you want to take the first step in controlling
your financial future call or email
using the details below. 

I look forward to speaking with you.