Our members

Meet our Cotswolds Business Connect members, discover what their area's of expertise are.
Francis George

Francis George - Solicitor Advocate

Specialist Solicitors in Swindon & Witney.

Francis George opened his firm francis george solicitor-advocate in 2007. Francis George was one of the first Solicitor-Advocates in the country, with his speciality as Family law, but also having a strong interest in Civil litigation. Mr George’s firm is able to provide clients with the ability to retain the same lawyer throughout a case, to be by the clients side every step of the way.  Mr George was also the winner of Solicitor-Advocate of the Year 2023.

Colin Bateman

Colin Bateman - Element6 Applications

Website Developer

EL6Apps design and create custom WordPress websites tailored to the unique needs of each client, including mobile friendly design, user experience optimisation, content creation, SEO as well as ongoing maintenance and support. 

Gemma Finch

Gemma Finch - Burford Creative

Marketing Agency

Gemma Finch, is an experienced marketing professional having started her career in 2005.   With a particular passion for branding, photography and film, she started Burford Creative in 2019 and grew it to the multiple disciplinary agency it is today.  She is particularly passionate about authentic strategy and applying a thought through process to a marketing plan to deliver maximum returns.   

Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards - Moorgate

Insurance Services

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Helping individuals, families and businesses with insurance solutions to provide financial protection.

I help to discuss the needs and requirements with my clients and facilitate the correct solution for families, contingency plans for businesses , and everything in between.

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Indie Bansi

Indie Bansi - Premier Choice Mortgage Centre

Independent Mortgage Broker

Having worked in financial services for over 17 years, I have definitely found my passion! My clients are always at the heart of what I do and I am passionate at ensuring their dreams become a reality. Being an independent mortgage and protection broker means that I have a solution for all circumstance and my friendly, hands on approach makes the transaction feel easy and stress free. The benefits of using a broker are endless, from quick and convenient appointments to suit your lifestyle, to the choice of over a hundred lenders. I specialise in purchase, remortgage, Buy to let and Limited company buy to let transactions. As part of these transaction we will also look at future goals and aspirations to ensure they are achievable in the time frames you would hope.
Outside of hours, I love love love to work out and burn some stress in the gym. Family and friends also keep me sane and help me decompress. I also love travelling, reading and hiking…So if you are looking for a broker that will work not only for you but also with you, please feel free to reach out and I look forward to assisting you on your property journey!

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Kate Drewett

Kate Drewett - Fat Squirrel Outdoor Co

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After almost 30 years of strategic digital marketing, you are now more likely to find Kate Drewett in a woodland than behind a screen. Kate is on a mission to help people find time to shut off from their hectic lives to reconnect with themselves, their families, friends and work colleagues around a campfire. Release your inner warrior with some axe throwing and then relax around a campfire at Fat Squirrel Outdoor.

Nathan McLaughlin

Nathan McLaughlin - NHM Accounts

Accounts Services

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Nathan is an experienced Accountant and has worked within the Accountancy industry since 2007. He is the main driver for his firm’s ethos which is ‘committed to your success’ this simply means that without clients and their success, he wouldn’t be in the position he is and vice versa. His attention to detail and approachable nature allows him to set himself apart from the ‘normal Accountant’. He particularly likes tax challenges and helping clients create a bespoke and user friendly all rounded financial process and package.

Jason Warner

Jason Warner - Fyrefly Studios

Photographer

Fyrefly Studios is Jason Warner, an experienced and highly rated content creator. Based in the Cotswolds, Jason works with businesses large and small to create bespoke photographs films and reels. His passion is collaborating with his clients to create great visual imagery that takes their online content to the next level, getting them more business. With 79 5-star Google reviews, Fyrefly Studios is one of the regions’ leading commercial imaging specialists. 

Colette Thompson

Colette Thompson - Cotswold Property Partners

Colette Thompson enjoyed a successful career as a corporate contract manager, alongside part-time investing before setting up Cotswold Property Partners in 2021.  As a winner of the Telegraph & Natwest Top 100 Female Entrepreneur Award, she is now a full-time property developer and through her portfolio gives private investors the opportunity to achieve great returns by investing in an established and diverse property business. 

Ian-Mills

Ian Mills - Cass-Stephens

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I am a Commercial Account Executive for Cass Stephen’s Insurance who are an Independent Insurance Brokers based in Gloucester. Cass Stephens was founded in 1966 and we now employ over 25 people in our team of friendly and very knowledgeable insurance brokers.

 

I have over 18 year’s experience in the Insurance Industry and my main areas are providing Insurance for SME Businesses, property owners, motor trade, care homes, supported living and domiciliary care. Should you wish to discuss your Insurance requirements please contact me and I will be happy to arrange a meeting for a time and date that is convenient for you.

 

Adam Keville

Adam Keville R.Adv.Hyp, R.Chi.C, M.A.H.A

Adam Keville registered as a practicing Hypnotherapist in 2004, qualifying to an advanced level in 2007, helping individuals of all ages with a variety of conditions over the years.

Often referred by local GP’s, Adam has a wealth of practical experience; ranging from crippling teenage exam anxiety, chronic phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and even coaching professional sports players using “mind management” skills.  Adam is able to utilise a variety of proven techniques including; Advanced Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and 5/7 Path Therapy, as part of a carefully managed, bespoke programme to suit each individual’s needs.

Emma Canning

Emma Canning - Cannins

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I am co-owner of Cannins the Exterior cleaning company with my husband. We have been in business for over 10 years and cover the North Cotswolds, providing window, roof, conservatory cleaning as well as pressure washing and gutter clearance. We clean anything outside.  

 

Based Between Evesham and Broadway our team work on some of the counties luxury homes, hotels, businesses, and retirement villages.  

 

You can get an instant window cleaning quote on our website or call the office to book in for an in person quote, to discuss your cleaning requirements.

 

We like to say we are the Waitrose of window cleaners providing through and efficient cleaning with excellent customer service.

Hannah Street

Hannah Street - Timms Wealth Management

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Hannah Street is a Financial Adviser within Timms Wealth Management Ltd, a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place.

 

Hannah specialises in providing holistic, one-on-one financial advice to individuals and business owners spanning all aspects of financial advice including goals based financial planning, investment planning, retirement planning, inheritance tax planning, protection and employee benefits. She is passionate about providing advice to clients from all walks of life, helping clients identify their life goals and aspirations and works with them to put a bespoke financial plan in place.

 

Hannah has a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham. She is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

Monica Farthing

Monica Farthing- National Star

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Monica, a fundraiser at National Star who are a disability charity that had been depended upon for over 50 years.  Today it is needed more than ever. More premature babies are surviving, children overcoming major illness and accidents, but living with increasingly complex and profound disabilities. Your support will help to ensure that the charity has the right specialist facilities, resources, and equipment that enable young people to progress, grow and flourish ready for an independent adulthood.

She is looking to work in partnership with businesses to bring everyone together to support this aspiring & impactful life-changing charity and bring the FUN into fundraising.

bev morgan

Bev Morgan - Bemor Travel

I have lived in Bourton-on-the-Water, the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds,’ for over 14 years. When not helping clients discover their dream holidays, I enjoy walking in Greystones Nature Reserve with my rescue dog, Monkey. I love exploring new destinations and can help you find your next adventure.

Why book with me?

  • Personal touch: Dedicated, personalized service.
  • Effortless experience: I handle research, deals, and fine print.
  • Exclusive extras: Added value and perks.
  • Insider access: Exclusive deals and information.
  • Cost savings: I help you save money.
  • Understanding your needs: Tailored to your preferences.
  • Comprehensive service: Ensuring a seamless trip.
  • Immediate assistance: Just a phone call away.
  • Support local businesses: Shopping local feels good.
  • Free exceptional service: Enhancing your journey at no extra charge.

I specialise in trips for families, couples, solo travellers, cruises, safaris, rail trips, staycations, wellness breaks, dog-friendly stays, and more.


I am YOUR Independent Travel Agent!
Be More There! See More There! I’ll Get YOU There!

Jason Hyde - UW

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