About Kate and thanks to everyone!
Hi I’m Kate and for 3 years I have had a dream, a dream to run my own stay and play centre in the area.
Through an amazing group of parents I met two wonderful ladies via the business networking group. They helped me achieve my dream and I will be ever thankful to the amazing Susan Moore and Kelly Besant Wilson. For without them Imagineville wouldn’t exist. To have the same vision as me to drive the business forward. Then have faith in me to steer the ship alone, when personal circumstances for them changed. I will never be able to thank them enough for helping me achieve my dream.
Staff at Charlwood House Day Nursery
The amazing staff and owners of Charlwood House Day Nursery. For giving me the space, the advice and the best possible start Imagineville could have asked for. We loved running Imagineville at this unique location for the first 18 months and wish you every success for the future. http://charlwood-house.co.uk/
The talented (and very patient) Lynne Geary. She has been a great sounding board over the years before Imagineville and has now designed the stunning banner picture and built my website. Her company Monster Moo Studios can be found here for private and business work – www.monster-moo-studios.co.uk
Behind the scenes admin helping to drive the business forward! Jennie manages Imagineville’s Instagram and Twitter pages, keeps the website up to date and creates our email newsletters. She also takes care of other admin bits and bobs including research, bookkeeping and sending out prize vouchers. Jennie runs JT Solutions which offers admin support to small businesses (like Imagineville!)
Victoria Stephens manages Imagineville’s bookings as well as various other admin tasks. She also helps run the sessions at Imagineville when Kate isn’t there! Victoria is also a trader for Flamingo Paperie – check out her Facebook page. A woman of many talents, she now also runs the local Bumps2Babies sales! Find out more here.
Nicola Semple from the group Redhill and Reigate Business Mums, where I always look for advice, support and many of the smaller businesses in the local area who have helped me. Nicola helps many people in the area and she has certainly helped my dreams come true. Check out her website Build you Biz online.
For the lovely sound advice and support when we both used to run our ‘other’ business the lovely Nicola Farquharson-Roberts. Her local FB business group has provided me with other business colleagues and sometimes just been used as a sounding board! Nicola and her husband Stuart are also expanding their business so check them out online.
The amazing Laura who gives great business advice and has been a regular customer of Imagineville with her family and friends. It is also her fantastic MAD academy music that you can hear in the background of your Imagineville sessions (CD’s are available to purchase at £7 each). Visit her MAD academy website or Facebook page for more information.
A great friend, fellow mummy and business lady – Lisa Arnold. Her two girls feature in some of the first photos of Imagineville and she has supported me every step of the way in every business I do.
Lisa Britten, a local mummy and fellow business woman who owns a stunning local outdoor wedding venue – http://www.westmeadevents.com/ . She has supported each of my businesses and we have a giggle over what our kids get up too! Thank you.
The inspirational Louise Gray, who has supported and built up her own fantastic networking business, now stretching across more than 4 counties. She too had a vision and has helped many others build their own personal dream in the steps to running a small local business. Visit Super Mum Surrey for more information.
The talented Alice who I have watched grow from a child to a young adult. She kindly came to the soft launch of Imagineville and took some stunning photos of Imagineville and it’s first visitors. Check out her photography page Wonderland Photography.
I’ve known Jo since secondary school and to work together as adults in the same town we grew up in surrounded by our growing families has been fab – thanks for all the chats/ advice/ continued support. Visit Configure Accounting for an excellent accountancy service
To Tom at Doves Decorating for his generous gift of all the paints and equipment needed to get Imagineville looking as good as it does! Also for the help moving all my stuff (again!). Thanks so much.
For her food inspired support and her general coffee meet ups, thanks Angela. The knitted food you made for Imagineville is great. Thank You