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The Gifted Locals Club: Local Talented Women With The Skills To Support Your Business

As two women starting their own business from scratch, we were pleasantly surprised at how many skills we had and slightly daunted at how many we didn’t. Yes, we knew how to Project Manage, had Marketing, PR and social media down no problem, managing our finances  and Book-keeping we could learn on the job, but we had some massive skill gaps we needed to fill. Fast forward 18 months and Gifted Local is motoring along with over 100 sellers in five London postcodes, growing every day.

Over this time, we’ve picked up a few new strings to our bow but it would have been so much easier, if we’d had a directory of local businesses who were experts in the areas we were novices. Lightbulb moment, let’s create one and so we have. And we decided to shine a light on the local businesses run by women, because, you know… we need to lift each other up.

The Gifted Locals Club is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is filled with talented women from the N8 and surrounding areas, who are good at what they do. It’s a chance to find the right person for your business or even skill-swap and share tips. 

To browse the directory, we've split it into the following sections for ease:

  • Photography & Videography
  • Branding
  • Market Research
  • Marketing & PR
  • Finance & Admin
  • Web Development & SEO
  • Social Media
  • Personal Development
  • On the Ground

If you’d like to be added to this list please email or contact us via any of our social media platforms. The Gifted Locals Club is a free resource for everyone to use, so please use it!

Love Helen and Flo x



Photographer -  Henrietta Garden

  • Specialising in gorgeous business portraits, branding shots and family portraits. The business portraits and branding shots include a full shoot with multiple looks and backgrounds to provide variety for uses across different comms channels
  • Delivery of a contact sheet with up to 200 images to choose from
  • As part of the service you will be provided with five free edited high-resolution images for use across all print and online channels / 

Photographer and Videographer: Melissa Gray-Peters
  • Headshots, personal branding and product photos and videos for small business owners and makers, perfect for use on your social media channels and website
  • I specialise in relaxed, stylish photography and videography that highlights you and your business in an authentic and natural way
  • Different packages available and preparation/styling guide and questionnaire included, to ensure the photos and videos reflect your brand 
  • Open to local skill swaps and collaborations / / @melissagraypeters

Photographer - Maria V Kaz
  • Commercial and events photographer specialising in artist portraits and professional headshots. 
  • Delivery of corporate or creative headshots, reportage and shots for websites and social media channels
  • Choice from a wide range of photographs at the end of the session
  • Open to new projects, collaborations and community projects  / / @mariavkazphotography /

Photographer - Louisa Peacock

  • Headshots, shop-front or product shots for your social media/ marketing materials or website 
  • Framed photography for display in your space 
  • Creation of a gallery of your shots creating a feature wall in your space 
  • Will consider ‘skills swap’ where photography or print displays are given FREE in exchange for something. Let’s see how we can help each other! / / @louisapeacockphoto

Photographer and Videographer - Lisa Gilby

  • Professional portraits, product shots and dance/fitness photography to help your brand look professional and stand out
  • Creation of snappy engaging videos made specifically for social media & web use
  • Also offered as part of a cohesive branding package, with brand design & content creation, for maximum impact across all your platforms /

    Videographer - Toni Koppel

    • Planning, creation and execution of films suitable for social media
    • Creation of testimonial film featuring reviews of your product from customers
    • Creation of videos to drive sales of your product or service /


     +++ STRATEGY & BRANDING +++

    Strategic Marketing Consultancy - Janet Butler

    • Support start-ups to deliver high level strategic business plans 
    • Create impactful copy for advertising, websites and point of sale
    • Create and deliver strategic Mail Chimp campaigns and market research

    Brand and Comms Expert - Georgia Norton

    • Guidance through a proven process to define your brand promise, values and competitive differentiation 
    • Develop communications strategies which are strategic and creative and deliver against your objectives and target audience
    • Data driven analysis of your performance and brand to identify better ways of working

    Branding and Visual Identity Expert - Jane McGrath

    • Empower female entrepreneurs to create impactful visual branding that screams ‘work with me’
    • Create a holistic brand identity and look which reflects the strength of your business
    • Offer a design package which includes primary logo, secondary logos, brand marks, custom pattern design and font guidelines so you can confidently use all the elements yourself, and focus on your zone of genius!

    Brand Designer and Content Creator - Lisa Gilby

    • Creation of essential branding assets (e.g. logos, fonts, colours) needed to build your unique brand identity
    • Creation of professional photo & video content to promote your products or services for maximum impact
    • Designed marketing materials and social media content /

    Visual Storyteller and Creative Brand Expert - Maria Vasquez

    • Bring your brand to life through a brand journey coaching session, specialising in the art of Visual Storytelling 
    • Delivery of impactful photography and styling which captures the essence of your brand and can be used across your social media and website
    • 1:1 Creative Mentoring Session, helping creatives find confidence and motivation to create visual assets which tell the right story about your brand. This includes looking at the  technical aspects of photography and design to Instagram analysis so you can create the right visual impact for your brand


    +++TRENDS & RESEARCH +++

    Market Research Expert - Katie Tucker

    • Provide knockout market research to inform the design of your products and services customers will want to buy
    • Work with you to craft the right questions to get the audience insights you need 
    • Power hour consultancy slots available. Options include crafting survey questions and customer interview scripts, identifying which ideas to test with customers and how to weave more market research into how you run your business. / IG: @productjungle

    Trends Forecaster and researcher - Juliana Callia-Long

    • Trends and design research targeted to specific industries.
    • Analysis of new opportunities, ideas session for new products, branding and services.
    • Assess your current brands and products based on future trends (bite-size innovation clinic) to ensure your selection is on track and trend /


    +++ MARKETING & PR +++

    Public Relations and Brand Messaging - Florence Eavis

    • Create bespoke brand messaging and architecture to be used across all your channels and website as well as producing interesting and engaging copy for your website and marketing that speaks to your audience and is bang on for your brand and tone of voice
    • Create a press pack including a press release, key talking points and FAQ’s
    • Develop a PR strategy to get your brand placed in the titles and on the social media accounts you want your brand to be in

    Copywriter - Carla Parks

    • Creation of blogs that are targeted to your audience and include keywords to optimise SEO searches
    • Thought leadership pieces to be published and promoted on various platforms. 
    • Marketing copy that nails your tone of voice and brings your brand to life.


    +++ FINANCE & ADMIN +++

    Admin and Bookkeeping - Judi Evans

    • Bookkeeping using Quickbooks and/or spreadsheets, for VAT-registered and non VAT-registered small companies
    • Transcription of audio or video recordings, meetings, and conversations 
    • Formatting PDFs/Word docs to create fillable PDF forms /



    Web developer and SEO Expert - Morena Fiore

    • Website development using WordPress
    • Website audit from UX (user experience) and SEO point of view
    • Run a SEO workshop to train you up in SEO essential techniques & keyword discovery techniques


    +++ SOCIAL MEDIA +++

    Instagram Expert - Holly Collier

    • Comprehensive review of your website and Instagram with ideas on how to improve your online presence
    • Strategy session to identify goals and plan of action 
    • Workshops (1:1 or small groups) on everything from content ideas to using specific Instagram features


    Social Media Expert - Emma Lewis

    • Social media analysis and competitor review
    • Provide bespoke training on platforms, content planning and social media advertising
    • Social media account management   / IG : hatchasocial

    Social Media Coach - Joanna Michaels

    • Develop and deliver a  Social Media Strategy inline with your business objectives which you can activate independently 
    • 1-2-1 Social Media coaching and training sessions to provide you with the motivation, inspiration and accountability to reach and exceed your goals
    • Social Media group workshops ranging from Linkedin/Instagram for Business; Secrets of Social Media Engagement to Planning Successful Social Media Content and more / IG: beyondsocialbuzz / TW: beyondsocialbuz / FB:  BeyondSocialBuzz

    Social Media Manager & Trainer - Kira Shaw

    • One hour of bespoke 1:1 social media training to boost your business
    • Full social media management of your platforms and campaigns
    • Group workshop to train your team to manage your social platforms / IG @kirasocialmedia 



    Life Coach - Tamsin Williamson

    • Build your clarity, confidence and sense of balance in your life as a working parent, empowering you to run a business that lights you up PLUS works in harmony with parenthood.  
    • Acquisition of tools and techniques to help you reconnect with your identity and create life-changing behaviour and mindset shifts that will help you build or run your business as your most aligned and authentic self.
    • Get a 90 minute injection of coaching support, headspace and accountability to help you navigate a specific challenge or decision in your life or business and create a perfectly ‘you-shaped’ action plan that feels realistic, achievable and motivating /

    Public Speaking Coaching - Gigi Strehler, The Oratist Artist

    • Public Speaking coaching for presentations, pitches, interviews, guest speakers and boardroom meetings
    • Written speeches celebratory occasions including weddings, christenings, memorials etc
    • "Group Workshops" and "Personal Tuition" leading to Accredited Certified Qualifications / / CV/Showreel/Voice Reel: Spotlight Link

    +++ ON THE GROUND +++

    Hospitality Interiors & Brand Identity - Susie Agathou

    • Design, technical drawings, material & finishes
    • Design implementation liaison & Styling
    • Logo design, copy writing & brand research / @avocadosweets


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