The Committee

The Committee

The Committee members for the Festival of Business Woodley are all local business owners who have given their time to create this annual event.

Neil Thompson



WorkInConfidence are all about promoting better discussion in organisations so that both employees and the organisation can get the best out of their workplace. We do this through our online platform that allows staff in an organisation to raise and discuss ideas, issues and concerns anonymously with senior managers.

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Phil Gibbs

Woodley Business Club Admin


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  • IT Services

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Mark Rozzier

Mark Rozzier

Public Relations

Woodley United FC Ltd

Mark Rozzier, is a member of the organising committee for Woodley’s Festival of Business as well as a Director and General Manager of Woodley United FC Ltd.

This is my fourth year as a member of the committee, in addition to being a regular attendee of the monthly Woodley Business Club meetings, which are an excellent way to network with local businesses while keeping up to date with business developments / legislation via a variety of informative guest speakers.

07703 474555

Phil Gowler



At WoodleyNLP we assist personal clients, groups and organisations who have issues with unwanted behaviours and beliefs.

Typical Individual clients come to us with a variety of emotional issues such as anxiety, stress, anger issues, lack of self esteem, problems with relationships, fears, phobias, traumas, inability to change, career and life stagnation and so on.

Using a variety of integrated therapeutic techniques and coaching we work together to remove your barriers and achieve wonderful goals.

Exactly the same principles can be applied to businesses and organisations, especially with regard to communication breakdowns, staff behaviour problems, difficulties in staff relationships and business stress. We provide training workshops as well as Wellbeing advice and support.

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Jenni Wilson


JW Admin Services

Jenni Wilson is a virtual assistant, who has been running her business for nearly 4 years, after working for 20 years as a PA/Administrator for various business sectors.

Jenni is local to Woodley and has lived in the area for most of her life.

Jenni provides admin support for small businesses who struggle to keep on top of the critical admin tasks that are a necessary part of running a successful business. A business owner who outsources their admin tasks to Jenni find that they have more time to focus on the development side of running their business, in the knowledge that Jenni will take care of the day to day running of the business. From dealing with expenses and invoices to helping with Social Media management, Jenni can use her experience to free up valuable time for busy business owners.

Jenni has a friendly and down-to-earth approach and believes that collaboration is more successful than competition.

Jennifer Brickwell

Speakers Event Management

Impactful Events

Jennifer Brickwell, Director of Impactful Events, an events management company that specialises in bespoke events, creating impact and influence. We cover a wide range of events from large corporate events, charity functions and special family occasions.

As a local business owner, it was a privilege to be asked to join the organising committee for the Woodley Business Festival. It is great to be part of a team who are contributing to the local business community by strengthening business connections and helping to create new business opportunities.

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Paula Bicknell


Paula Bicknell Wealth Management

With 17 years experience in the Financial Services Sector, working with large Financial Services companies, I now provide Wealth Management Solutions to individuals, families and companies.

As a Partner Practice of St. James’s Wealth Management, based in Reading, Berkshire, my emphasis is on maintaining a long-term relationship with my clients and to provide them with a source of trusted advice as their financial needs evolve over time.

I have recently been awarded the prestigious Chartered Financial Planner designation by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). This means I have satisfied rigorous criteria relating to professional qualifications and ethical good practice. It means you can be confident that you are dealing with one of the UK’s leading advisers that is wholly committed to providing you with the best possible advice, service and support.

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With Thanks To

The committee would also like to acknowledge the help and support provided by the following:

  • Kate Evans
  • David Davies