Lewes Women in Business offering Business Services

Sophie Isachsen
Marketing and Public Relations

Sophie is a Marketing and Public Relations professional whose work with international clients has spanned the incentive travel industry, the fine wines business and eco-construction projects. 


As a former PR to the Royal Family, she worked with the challenging UK and world media to communicate the work and lives of these high profile individuals. More recently, Sophie was involved in the eco-build and business development of local start-up Skyhouse Sussex, where she devised business processes, created content for website, blog and social media, and gained national press coverage.

She has worked on social media strategy for local charity The Bevern Trust and is now researching possibilities for her next project. In the meantime she continues to provide marketing and publicity support for Lewes Women in Business's activities and events.

Sophie is always happy to chat about marketing for small businesses and can offer advice on how best to engage customers.

Sophie Isachsen specialist in PR and Marketing

Sophie Isachsen specialist in PR and Marketing

Marisa Guthrie
Business Coaching

I provide business coaching and consultancy to small businesses and social enterprises. Coaching is an empowering process designed to give you the tools to tackle your business issues.

I firmly believe that you already have the answers to your questions - my job is simply to help you find them. 

Small businesses are an expression of the individual entrepreneurs behind them. Coaching and mentoring provide very effective tools in helping you with the business challenges you will face, but also the personal ones, and how the two interlink. Combining coaching techniques and business advice, my aim is to help people overcome barriers to achieving their professional goals.

Marisa Guthrie small business mentor

Marisa Guthrie small business mentor

Loulou Storey
The Styling Storey

A passionate stylist, working with women to feel confident with what to wear everyday, for events and to communicate their story, whether business or personal.

  • Wardrobe clear-outs and reorganisation
  • Style consultations for specific events
  • Style consultation for the upcoming season
  • Brand Image Consultations
  • Personal shopping

Many people often feel that knowing what to wear and how to wear it is a given, something you should just know but it can often be overwhelming to get organised, know what to buy and understand what suits you. We can become very stuck in our ways with what to wear and I bring in some outfitting inspiration and confidence to help people to start to live the lives they dream of. I also am here to support you when it feels overwhelming and/or your time is precious, you can’t do everything alone.

I suppose you can say that I help fix the out to start fixing the in to live a truly beautiful life.  

I am passionate that we should all be able to express who we are and we are often weighed down by clothes that we’ve owned for many years and no longer serve a purpose. Have you gone through a lot of change in your life recently? A divorce, a new business, a house move, a mum, a shift in mental attitude, an illness? We evolve as humans but our wardrobes can stay very stagnant and I am here to help you bring that wardrobe along for the ride.

I work with women to help grow their confidence with their style by learning new ways to outfit the old and growing in knowledge with what suits them. Style can be used as a tool to help us move on from challenging periods in our life and help to create a new story for our selves and our more enriched futures.

I have been styling women and training others to do so for the last 15 years throughout my career in retail management. My studies at London College of Fashion in marketing have given me a strong beliefs that we must buy less and buy well and also has really honed the power of ensuring we use our style as a way to progress our lives. I have been fortunate to be a speaker, workshop host and events co-ordinator throughout my career and I just love being able to communicate my passion that all women can feel special every day. I am based in East Sussex and work throughout the county. A lot of my work takes me up to London but the link throughout it all is working with inspiring business owners who want to live the best life they can.

Bring your style up to date, start having fun with fashion and express the you of today and perhaps most importantly the you for tomorrow. 

Loulou Storey - style consultant

Loulou Storey - style consultant

Tessa Russell
Nutshell Editorial

I offer a writing and editing service to organisations of all sizes. I work with you to communicate your message in a clear, concise and compelling way – helping you to make an impact and get the results you want.

I enjoy working with clients to pinpoint and refine key messages, whatever the subject matter and whoever the audience. From a quick edit of your homepage to writing a full brochure, website or proposal, I can help anywhere you want your words to matter.

I write and edit:

  • Digital content – website copy and blogs
  • News and features – magazine articles, news stories and press releases
  • Customer communications – brochures, newsletters and flyers
  • In-depth documents – research and policy papers, funding bids and annual reports
  • Communications guidelines – style guides and tone of voice recommendations

I have more than 20 years’ experience of writing and editing for a range of audiences from consumers to businesses to students. I also have a background in research and am happy to carry out background investigations and interviews to help support your message and improve the impact of your story.

Previous employers and clients include Which? magazine, the Department of Health, BSI, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Standard Life and Chrysalis Research.

Tessa Russell, content writer and editor

Tessa Russell, content writer and editor

Sam Revill
Social Media & Cake Hole Productions

I am a Twitter and Facebook specialist. I help Twitter virgins set up new accounts, give bespoke one-to-one and group training sessions, hand-hold through the first stages of building an account and find relevant followers. See: @TweetySamRevill.

I promote, manage and market gigs, live music concerts and club nights.

Cake Hole Productions is working with The Oyster Project (an award winning disability self-help charity) based at Westgate Chapel in Lewes.

I have also worked on a consultancy basis on small gigs for Russell Brand's Trew Era Cafe in London. See: @cakeholeprod on Twitter.

Lewes Social Media Specialist and music promoter Sam Revill

Lewes Social Media Specialist and music promoter Sam Revill

Telephone: 07796 761365

Dr Esmoreit Sleyster
Coaching 4 All

Coaching 4 all provides a coaching, consultation and training service and works with professionals, executives and teams in private, public and third sector organisations. Life coaching is also provided.

If you want help with work related matters that have a negative effect on your health, happiness and performance, or you are considering support or training for your team, then I may be able to help.

I am a chartered psychologist, qualified executive coach and an accredited trainer. I have a thorough understanding and ability to work with the hidden personal feelings and group dynamics that can create stumbling blocks for the individual and the organisation. As a psychologist I have a strong analytical understanding and I am sensitive to what moves and motivates people. Searching for and assuring people’s personal engagement is to me a key condition for change and development. 

I enjoy helping people develop their self and other-awareness. This may help them understand and address dysfunctional and self-defeating beliefs and ways of working; create a supportive work culture; enhance individual and team performance; implement changes and manage relationships. I also support people in developing specific skills to take up a new role or execute their role more effectively. 

I provide 4 services:

  •  Professional Career & Executive Coaching
  • Team & Organisational Coaching
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Life coaching

Contact me at Coaching 4 All for a free-of-charge fifteen minutes telephone consultation to discuss how I may help you and/or your organisation.

More information can be found on website: www.coaching4all.co.uk

Lewes Business Coach Esmoreit Sleyster

Lewes Business Coach Esmoreit Sleyster

Nicola Furner
Architect, BA, BEDS, M Arch, RIBA

Nicola is a sustainable Architect, environmental Master Planner and Designer of ecological interiors for clients across Sussex. She specialises in the creation of beauty and space from simple idea suggestions and in building more out of less.

Nicola established her own architecture practice in 2009 following a career in architecture that spans Vancouver, London and Brighton. She has worked on residential and commercial projects of all sizes and is a passionate advocate of sustainability and adaptive re-use in buildings. She often attracts ethically-minded customers who are drawn to her design passion and knowledge regarding local suppliers and craftspeople. Nicola’s varied clients include homeowners redefining their personal space, musicians and artists needing studio space, restaurant and shop owners seeking advice on re-design and commercial viability, as well as larger civic organisations. Her portfolio includes work with major house builders, timber frame specialists, leaders in sustainable design, and community master-planning projects through English Partnerships Competitions.

British by birth but spending her formative years on the Canadian West Coast and multiple engineering sites across Europe and the Middle East, Nicola grew up in a family of artists, structural engineers and environmentalists. She has always been fascinated by the interwoven relationship between art, culture, history and design. Nicola achieved a Bachelor of History and then formally trained as an Architectural Technician (Distinction) before achieving a Bachelor of Environmental Design (Distinction) and taking her Masters in Architecture at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, in 2000. She spent a further three years studying in the UK to become RIBA-certified (Royal Institute of British Architects). She has worked for leading architectural firms in Canada and the UK such as Bing Thom Architects, Buro Happold Urban Planning, McDowell & Benedetti, Peter Currie Architects, Design Group 3 Architects (as a Design Associate) and with Miller Bourne Architects on key projects such as Sussex County Cricket Club before striking off on her own. 

Nicola lives by her strongly held values of locality and strives to make ethical choices in her personal life too, whether by shopping, eating or networking locally. She is a real ‘foodie’ who actively supports Sussex farmers and grocers and this shows in her passion for great kitchen and restaurant designs. In her spare time Nicola has volunteered with local conservation projects, supported initiatives by Transition Town Lewes and helped with the harvest at Sussex vineyard Breaky Bottom. 

Nicola Furner - photo Carlotta Luke

Nicola Furner - photo Carlotta Luke

Claire Hawes
Commercial Copywriter, The Content Boutique

I am a robust, illuminated passenger door button. You rely on my tactile feel and reassuring click when you operate the train door on your morning commute. 

I am the software that helps you radically reduce paperwork, get more done in a day and get paid faster.  

I am your business finance facility. I boost your cash flow and help your business grow.  

I am your yoga teacher. I increase your strength and flexibility. Better still, I restore calm and balance in your busy life.

Am I Superwoman?  


My name is Claire Hawes. I am a commercial copywriter and founder of The Content Boutique… I am your salesperson in print and digital media.

I am also a marketing communications professional. I have 20+ years experience planning and executing campaigns nationally and internationally, for a broad range of sectors.  

Get in touch with me if you’d like me to influence your readers into making a decision with persuasive copy. My ultimate goal is to make you money.

  • SEO (search engine optimised) copywriting for websites
  • Content marketing (newsletters, blogs, case studies, white papers and more)
  • Email (email content, auto-responders, landing pages, lead magnets)
  • LinkedIn profile optimisation services
  • Website content audits

For more information visit www.thecontentboutique.co.uk

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Lewes-based commercial copywriter Claire Hawes

Lewes-based commercial copywriter Claire Hawes