Meet the team:

Our team of volunteers is here to help

Our small team of volunteers work hard to make every event a great success and make the most of your investment in time and a little bit of money.

All the volunteers are business owners in their own right so please take moment to get to know them.

Fearless Leaders

Elliot Harris

Elliot Harris

Hello! I’m Elliot

I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and spent over 40 years working with charities and owner managed businesses of many types and sizes; from national to local businesses, and from start-ups to multi-million pound businesses. I have worked with national and international charities as well as small local not for profit organisations.

I was fortunate enough to be able to take early retirement, but I was never one of nature’s gardeners or a DIY enthusiast and my golf is appalling! So I decided to set up my own consultancy specialising in all the work I used to love doing but none of the stuff I hated. I specialise in helping the business or the charity to do some long term planning including adding value to existing businesses either in the short or long term.

I was a Governor of Leicester College for 12 years and I am currently a trustee of the Dawson and Fowler Foundation and have just been appointed as a trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation.

For more information go to or email me at

Melanie Smith-Rawlings

Melanie Smith-Rawlings

Hello! I’m Melanie.

My business is The Happy Foot Clinic, which is based in Glenfield, Leicester and I have been a practicing Foot Health Practitioner since 2012. I believe that your good health is important and it’s not just about your feet!  Through the clinic I also do DoTerra essential oils and treatments which are a great holistic tool to improve your health and wellbeing.

I also promote the Enagic Medical devices, which will not only change the way you think about the water you drink, but cleaning, beauty and water for life. My passion is to see people like you feeling and looking Healthier and Happier because if you aren’t well, you aren’t going to be able to work or run your businesses effectively.

I believe you need businesses networking not just to promote yourself, your brand or your business, but to create valuable connections where you can promote and help each other as well as to learn new business skills.

You can find out more about the clinic and the services I provide through
Or email me personally at

Martin Scholes

Martin Scholes

Hello, I’m Martin!

I run a successful Wealth Management Company based in and around Melton Mowbray and the
wider East Midlands with over 25 years’ experience as a Financial Adviser. I provide logical and plain-
English advice on retirement, investment, family wealth and protection (for people and businesses).
I am a huge fan of business networking to help build a business from scratch and get to know some
very useful people along the way! For example, I met my Accountant here!
This group is a great example of how it can be done. We are supportive of each other; we share
great ideas and most importantly we have fun! (It can be lonely and challenging, running a business).
Any questions about this group? You can reach me here….

Direct : 07939 653458

Email :

Website :

Stephen Woolley

Stephen Woolley

Hello ! I’m Steve

I own and operate Tutor Doctor Loughborough, delivering personalised 1:1 private academic tuition services for students of all ages.

In 2016, I decided put my business experience in the corporate world to use in a different way. With two teenage children at school in Loughborough, I noticed a growing trend for parents to look for additional help to support their children’s education and to maximise their achievements at school.

It also became apparent that these needs could be better served, if only there was a way to match families needing help with the excellent tutoring resources available in the area, and so Tutor Doctor Loughborough was born.

My vision is to create a recognised and trusted source of individually tailored learning help for local families in Loughborough and the surrounding area.

For more information go to, or email me

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