Meet the team
at Socially Shared
Socially Shared is a monthly business support network for women, founded in February 2015 by Karen Heap of Orchard Business Development.
Meet the team
at Socially Shared
Socially Shared is a monthly business support network for women, founded in February 2015 by Karen Heap of Orchard Business Development.

Our Team Of Associates

Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Karen Heap Socially Shared Founder

Karen Heap
Founder & Owner

Orchard Business Development

‘Karen is the owner and founder of the network and takes an active lead in curating an exciting and informative annual calendar of events. She is a super connector and loves to introduce people and collaborate with others. To further expand this inclusive and welcoming community for both women and businesses to grow is her ultimate ambition.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Phaedra Elson Coffee and Catch Up Host & Associates

Phaedra Elson
Online Cuppa &
Catch Up Host

Pipistrelle Art

‘Phaedra does a fabulous job of hosting our monthly online Cuppa & Catch Up sessions. Bringing humour and a smile wherever she goes, her huge heart and warm character makes everyone feel welcome.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Lorna Hulme Membership Associate

Lorna Hulme
Membership Champion

All About The Sew

‘Lorna has been a member of Socially Shared since first starting her own business. She is a real advocate for all that we do and so it seemed like an obvious choice when looking for someone to review our membership offer and to champion the benefits of being a member.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Sarah Kershaw Associate

Sarah Kershaw
Sponsorship Associate

My Extra Colleague

‘Sarah is a freelance PA and has had lots of experience with coordinating and supporting business events and training. She does a great job of generating sponsorship for our annual conference but most importantly ensures that our sponsors' business needs are looked after.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Kate Keene and Emma Kavanagh Social Media Associates

Kate Keene & Emma Kavanagh
Social Media Associates

Piece of Cake Marketing

‘Kate and Emma have played a key role over the years with building our social media presence and are our go to people for digital marketing. Although less hands on over the last couple of years as their own business has grown, they are still true supporters of Socially Shared. They offer advice and guidance with our social media campaigns and are social media agents for our women in business conferences.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Maxine Nicholls Membership and Network Associates

Maxine Nicholls
Membership & Network Manager

Orchard Business Development

‘Maxine is the one that keeps everything organised including us. Happy to be working behind the scenes, we do encourage her to attend more of our events as people want to meet the wonderful lady that is always helpful and looks after them as our members.’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Shelley Wilson Blogger & Bookshop Lead Associate

Shelley Wilson
Resident Blogger and Bookshop Lead

Shelley Wilson Writing Mentor, Author and Blogger

‘Shelley is our very own word nerd (her words not ours). An award winning blogger and published author we are blessed to have her as an associate with our network. Event reviews, blog posts, meet the author events and taking the lead with the online bookshop are all things that keep her busy!’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Nicola Kelsey Special Event Associates

Nichola Kelsey
Special Events Lead

Welcombe Hills Vineyard

‘Nichola is an experienced events professional and now co-owner of a very successful vineyard near Stratford upon Avon. Nichola has a calm and capable approach to events management, is super organised and a fantastic lead for our annual women in business conference!’
Socially Shared Team of Associates | Women in Business Network | Rebecca Jones Associate

Rebecca Jones
Branding and Design Lead

Glory Design

‘Rebecca is a graphic and digital designer who truly listens to how you want your branding to be and works with you to create it. Involved with Socially Shareds’ identity right from the start, Rebecca’s influence is still visible in our current branding. The conference programme is her ‘la piece de resistance’ and fundamental to our annual headline event!’
Socially Shared: Women in Business Networking | Networking for Women | Event Networking

Socially Shared Membership

Socially Shared: Women in Business Networking | Networking for Women | Socially Shared Introduction Video
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Become a member of a Socially Shared Business Network and start enjoying the fabulous package of exclusive member benefits!

You do not have to be a member of Socially Shared to attend our monthly network
meetings, but why wouldn’t you want to join and start enjoying a fantastic package of
member benefits?

Why Join Socially Shared?

Membership is very affordable and costs only £99 for the year,
so why not join and become a member today.

Gain Business
Exposure

Gain Additional
Support

Gain Discount
on Meetings

Socially Shared Members

Women in Business Directory

Business Support

Health & Wellbeing

Hospitality & Events

Socially Shared: Women in Business Networking | Networking for Women | Event Networking

Business Knowledge

Socially Shared Blogs

Women in Business Conference 2022 | Sponsor Cube Accounting
Networking & Events

Women in Business Conference: Meet our Headline Sponsor Cube Accounting

As always, our conference couldn’t go ahead without the amazing support of our headline sponsors, and this year we are thrilled to have three incredible businesses joining us. We will be introducing you to our sponsors and sharing more details about what to expect at the conference over the coming weeks.

Headline Sponsor Cube Accounting

Cube Accounting has a team of qualified and experienced professionals offering only the highest standard of work for their clients. Their range of services include payroll, annual compliance, bookkeeping, management accounts and reports, VAT and more.

Business founder and senior accountant Anne Wordsworth has put together a team of amazing ladies who each bring something special to the world of accounts.

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Women in Business Conference 2022 | Sponsor HR Dept
Networking & Events

Women in Business Conference: Meet our Headline Sponsor The HR Dept

As always, our conference couldn’t go ahead without the amazing support of our headline sponsors, and this year we are thrilled to have three incredible businesses joining us. We will be introducing you to our sponsors and sharing more details about what to expect at the conference over the coming weeks.

Headline Sponsor The HR Dept

The HR Dept North Warwickshire, South Warwickshire, Rugby and Daventry provide HR services for support with employment contracts, managing disciplinaries, or anything else on your journey as an employer.

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Socially Shared | Email Marketing for Small Business | Our Content Creation Tips |
Marketing & Communication

Email Marketing for Small Business: Our Top Content Creation Tips

Are you overwhelmed by the volume of content you are expected to create as a small business owner? Do you struggle to think up original content for your email subscribers, social media audience, and blog readers?

There is a vast amount of information to be found online about creating content. The sheer volume can leave your head spinning and your page blank. When faced with too many options it can cause you to panic, or worse, freeze and never write a word.

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Women in Business Conference 2022 | Speaker Minnie Von Mallinckrodt-Grant
Networking & Events

Women in Business Conference: Meet our Speaker Minnie Von Mallinckrodt-Grant

Our final speaker of the day is Minnie Von Mallinckrodt-Grant, a TEDx Speaker Coach, Author, and voiceover artist.

As a TEDx speaker coach, Minnie has helped both novice and experienced speakers turn their big idea into a concise, punchy, TED-worthy talk and deliver it with authentic confidence. She has also helped them promote and market themselves and their talk from the moment they are announced as a speaker to after their video is launched.

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Get in touch

Socially Shared HQ: 07419 750930 

​info@sociallyshared.co.uk   |   membership@sociallyshared.co.uk

​HQ: Cawston, Rugby, CV22

Socially Shared: Women in Business Networking | Networking for Women | Event Networking