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Drive is Five!

12th May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“I want to honour Drive’s 5th birthday by sharing how invaluable I have found being a member of this funky, fun and feisty tribe. There’s been an ebb and flow to my engagement since I attended my first drive meeting in January 2019, the fact that this is understood and supported has been reassuring. It’s felt like a safe haven and an invaluable knowledge hub to plug into. I’ve also benefitted from Ann Hawkins direct support through a 13 week quest I did in 2019 to pivot the business and then another 13 week quest this winter just gone. Ann has been a steadfast, supportive coach and thinking partner and helped me hold steady and be accountable as well as help facilitate my thinking and be in my corner when ‘stuff’ happened. Bowing in gratitude, I smile and savour the treasure that is Ann and of course the Drive Tribe” Thor Rain The Helpful Clinic

Drive, the Partnership Network is going to be five years old on 12th May and we’ve got a celebration planned for members, past members and friends, with TWO special guests as the icing on the cake!

Thank You
for helping to create something unique

As part of our 5th Birthday celebration we’ve donated a selection of trees to be planted in the National Forest. Oak, Lime, Hazel, Birch, Rowan and Cherry, every tree is unique – just like you and our Premium Members have a surprise too! 

Join the celebration!

Book your place in the party  Zoom Room

Meet our Special Guests

                                                                                                                                                             George Zitko 

George Zitko was our very first guest speaker back in 2016. He told us how he had almost given up on making his new business work, was running out of money and motivation and what happened to turn things around. Today Zitko Consulting employs 30 people and is one of the most respected Fire & Security Recruitment Specialist in the UK. George will share how he has managed the growth of his business in the five years since we last saw him and what it feels like when your employees don’t need you any more!


Kath Austin
Kath Austin started making BeeBee Wraps in her kitchen in 2017. An Etsy shop, an article in the Guardian, an appearance on Dragon’s Den and many adventures later, Bee Bee now has commercial premises, a bespoke manufacturing machine, a team of 12, and celebrity clients.  The beautifully designed beeswax wraps and leaf based version accredited by The Vegan Society are stocked by several major retail outlets. Kath will tell us about the growth of her business and the challenges and successes of the past year.

Who will you meet?

Founder Members
Andy Boothman         Branding and Geek Luxe Shirts  BusyasAB  @AndyBoothman  Dress Code Shirts  @DressCode
David Brown               Potentiality Coaching  @PotentialityC
Emma James               The Number Ninja  @emmatnn
Louise Lee                   Business Outsourcing Consultants Saunders and Lee Ltd  @TheLouiseLee
Helen Lindop               Process Automation Specialist   @HelenLindop
Karen Arnott                Graphic design: branding, digital and print  Arnott Design Ltd     @KarenArnott
Jon Torrens                  Confident Speaking Coach   @JonTorrens
Premium Members
Charlotte Ashley-Roberts       Career Coach  Your Time To Grow   @charliecareers
Jo Bryant                      Interactive puppetry and role play workshops The Hands-On Company   @HandsOnCompany
Andrea Constable         Strategic Social Media Marketing   Squiggle Social  @SquiggleSocial
Jess Evans                     Operational Support for Small Businesses TwentySeven77    @TwentySeven77 
Rachel Extance              Communications Consultant Rachel Extance     @RachelExtance
Ruth Farenga                 Conscious Leaders    @RuthFarenga
George Forster               Print publications THF Publications Ltd   @thfpubsltd
Ali Geake                        Messaging Expert  Ali Geake Communications  @AliGeake
Dennis Harhalakis           Cambridge Money Coaching   @DHarhalakis
Dan Ince                          Marketing coaching for small businesses Brandworks Marketing   @BrandworksMktg 
Dan Ince                          Social Media Marketing Charlie Puffin Digital 
Lynda Jeannot                 Graphic Design  Studio LJ Design   @LyndaJeannot
Heather McDougall         HM Garden Design @HMGardenDesign
Anne-Marie Miller            Carbon Orange Design Studio  @Carbon_Orange    @AnneMarieDoodle
Rachel Mulholland           Denis Mulholland Financial Solutions Ltd
Ian Olsson                        Ian Olsson Photography   @IanOlsson
Rebecca Orde                   Project Manager for the Built Environment
Kate Patterson                  Practical Mental Health Strategies  Thrive with Kate  @ThrivewithKate
Doreen Playle                   Zenith Bookkeeping Bookkeeping, Accountancy, Tax Returns and Payroll
Carrie Rainbow                 The Art of Perfect Present Giving Otter and Moose Ltd    @OtterandMooseUK
Regina Ray                        Portrait Photographer ReginaRay Photography     @ReginaRayPhoto
Thor Rain                          The Helpful Clinic Helping people feel better physically – mentally – socially
Gill Robinson                    Print specialist  Nexus CPP  @NexusCPP
Sonia Rosenblatt               SEO Specialist Savvy SEO 
Laurence Sarno                 River Otter Communications
Martyn Sibley                    Disability Horizons   The Purple Goat Agency  As seen and heard on the BBC  @MartynSibley
Richard Slade                    Graphic designer, front-end developer, animator  Slade Design Studio  @SladeDesign 
Wendy Slater                    HR Services for SMEs  BreedonHR 
Berenice Smith                  Design for books, marketing and websites.  Hello Lovely Design      @HiHelloLovely
Faye Strange                     Pinterest and Instagram Management   Strange Social
Angie Taylor                      French to English translator  EFT Practitioner  @efttransformation_angietaylor
Susie Tobias                      WordPress Website Design   Wise Genius
Jo Twiselton                      Communication for Change  Twist Consultants   @JoTwis
Tania Verdonk                   Marketing for Sales Spirus Marketing  @TaniaVerdonk
Nathan Whitbread            Neurodivergent Coach    @TheNDCoach

Anne Bailey, Form the Future
Quinnan Stone, Nothing but Tea
Gary Dickenson, Baltic Homesteaders
Suzie Rice, Style Heaven
Jeannette Morgan, I Can Do It VA Services
Lesley Fettes, Design by Network
Carole Douillot, Executive and Career Coach
Prue Butterworth, Cambridge Go to Market
Ayşe Buyçe Tarhan, Transformation & Resilience Consultant, Coach, Facilitator
David Bovis, Duxinaroe
Sally Field, Simbeo supporting business to find new markets
Anne Beamish and Steve Linford, Indie Cambridge
Yewande Rolph, The natural Fragrance Company
Naomi Wallen, Dance Matters
Annie Deakins, Proofreader /Editor
Alison Haill, Oxford Professional Consulting
Katherine Wiid, Recrion Recruitment & Retention Coach
Abi Stevens, Illustrator
Jane Cassell, Simple Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate & Contentious Probate
Angie Moyes, Logo, graphic and web designer
Andrew Roberts, Design and Illustration
Cath Everett, Freelance editor, journalist and copywriter
Eddie Stableford, Founder of Street Food Box, co founder of Suölo
Althea Taylor-Salmon, Fortune PR
Alex Stanlake, Animator and Designer
Richard Ward, Grange Business Finance Ltd
Gary Parker, EY Incentives Limited
Sophie Wadsworth, Executive Director, Camp Starfish
Kelly Drewery, Business Psychologist, Talent Glue
Thomas Yallop, Parklands Financial Advisers Ltd
Susie Hinchliffe, Websites, animations, videos and marketing pieces
Miles Clayton, Agility PR
Annette Earl, End of Life Planning
Roz Macaskill, Isle of Skye Copywriter
Michelle Cheyne, Instinctive Living and Content College
Bob Scott, Cocktails for all Occasions
Susan Reade, Insight in Context
Thomas Strowlger, Select Credit Management Limited
Sarah Sibley, Got2Jot The home of fashion stationery
Angel Fenandez, WP Hercules – WordPress Maintenance Services
Jo Wareham, The Little Branding Company
Claire Martinsen, Breckland Orchard Award Winning Posh Pop

Our logo and branding was designed by Andy Boothman and our Subtle Networking and 5th Birthday Badges were designed by Richard Slade

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12th May
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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