Member Profiles


Yoo2Be Networking was founded by ex Sergeant Major,business entrepreneur and inspiring public speaker Andrew O'Connell. Andrew started Yoo2Be Networking because he wanted to start an organisation that gave back to it's members, gave the members a voice on how their meetings and groups were run and introduce a profit share scheme for the members, a way to say thank you for their loyalty and commitment to each other first and Yoo2Be Networking. Andrew wanted to build an environment, where the meetings are all about you, the member. The groups philosophies at every group are "how can we help you". The format is designed for members to get all the help they need at every meeting to grow their businesses,he wanted real business being done at every meeting and so wanted referral business meetings to be affordable for all business owners and not have to pay a premium to grow their business. This is being achieved and in it's 1st year Yoo2Be Networking has helped business owners add growth through new business opportunities to their businesses. The members and groups are growing, with more new groups set to open across the country in 2018. Andrew has always been a team player and put others first, something he learnt in 22 years as a military man in the Army. Andrew has built teams, teamwork and grown leaders in tough and hostile  environments and through Yoo2Be Networking brings business Owners together to work as a team, realise their ability and skills and bring the leaders out of them to build successful businesses. The experience and credentials to do this, apart from 22 years exemplary military service as a Sergeant Major, Andrew has also worked as a director at Nestle and runs and owns a successful Training and consultancy business. Andrew's ethos is "it's all about you and he wants to help as many businesses, from the one person self employed, small business to the medium businesses achieve their potential in business growth using the Yoo2Be Networking platform. Yoo2Be Networking is very different from traditional business networking which can be scary and overwhelming for business owners. Some are very rigid and some very lax and most with no real accountability to the member to earn a return on their investment. Andrew takes personal responsibility for all his members results and so has a robust system where no one does not earn from Yoo2Be Networking groups. You can read all the USP's and why Yoo2Be Networking is different in the previous pages of this website. Andrew's message to you is you can achieve all your goals, help others, be kind and respectful, do the action and if your networking group is not giving you the results you know you should be getting, come and experience a Yoo2Be Networking meeting and see how we will help you by working together. There is no other networking organisation/ meeting you have been to that does what Yoo2Be Networking does.  

After a successful 22 year career in the military and working his way through the ranks to Sergeant Major, achieving a position of Operations Director at Nestle within 6 months of leaving the Army and increasing turnover by successfully implementing individual and team strategies, operating his own successful training company and running a business in health & wellbeing, winning trophies for boxing and football and then coaching successful individual boxers and coaching boxing teams and football teams to successful championship victories and silverware, as well as teaching tactics, leadership and management skills for over 15+ years, Andrew knows how to build successful individuals and teams and run successful businesses with a winners mentality, that will help you and your business.

Andrew is also the only Inspirational, non motivational speaker out there. This sounds very double Dutch but is explained wonderfully in the talks around the country he does. He shares his story, from being born with a life threatening condition, being bullied, blown up and shot at to successful business and family man and how real motivation can only come from within. Andrew is always happy to speak at events, so if you are looking for something different from the normal speaker to inspire your audience then contact Andrew to come along and inspire.

Tel: 07827 769681   |   a.o@yoo2be.com   |   www.yoo2be.com


My name is Doreen O’Connell and welcome to Avani Hair Design. We are a friendly and welcoming salon. I have been a Senior Director Stylist and in the hairdressing profession for over 20 years. I am diverse in Afro and European hair . I have worked in central London, Covent Garden, Mayfair, Birmingham and Germany. I am very passionate about working with and using natural products such as Naturalique eco organic certified colours, which are free from Parabens and free from ammonia, what you experience with these colours is that you still get the same vibrancy and great coverage, and the Naturalique products are much more gentler and kinder to the scalp and hair. We are based in Albrighton high street and launched in November 2016. I love training hair stylists and have taught many students over 20 years, whether in house or in colleges, which is so rewarding for me to give something back .

Training is the foundation of Avani Hair Design, without this we cannot be true innovators of the profession of hairdressing. Avani Hair Design are also a beauty salon where there are professional and talented beauty therapists who are outstanding in their field and are masters of micro blading as well as lash extensions amongst other specialist treatments.

87a High Street  |  Albrighton  |  Wolverhampton  |  WV7 3JT  |  Tel: 01902 238893  |  


My key role within the company is to advise clients on cost effective marketing strategies, then supervise there implementation. This could involve utilising both online and using conventional media. 
Nutcracker is an established, full-service design & marketing agency with a creative focus, possessing a wealth of professional experience. We can help your business achieve its full potential. Our 30-year history of working with leading brands means you can be confident that we know what we are talking about and will not blind you with marketing science. We are results-driven and ready to demonstrate how our expertise can help you.

At Nutcracker, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. We will work in close partnership with you, seeking to understand what makes your business tick. We then propose marketing strategies that are highly targeted and designed to set you apart from the competition, thus firmly establishing a framework for success.

Holloway House  |  Martin Hill Street  |  Dudley  |  West Midlands  |  DY2 8RT  |  Tel: 01384 455141  |  www.nutcrackerdersign.co.uk 


I’m John Rorke from OvenGleamers ‘Wolverhampton West’. Based across South Staffordshire & Shropshire, Gleaming all domestic ovens, AGAs and Ranges as well as Hobs, Extractors, BBQs, and now your White Goods too!

OvenGleamers target the premium end of this growing market, with a high level of training, quality equipment and ongoing dedication to customer service. Specialising in larger premium brands such as AGA, Rayburn, Wolf, Lacancha, Rangemaster, Stanley, Alpha and Everhot. John took up the growing, family owned, UK wide franchise in April 2016, becoming their 23rd franchisee, after realising the potential for the service in this area. With existing competition locally competing solely on price, and relying on volume sales, OvenGleamers have looked to provide quality of service, attention to detail, and growing a great customer relationship, building a reputation as the UK’s leading oven-cleaning franchise.

Regularly recommended locally by oven retailers, including AGA centers. Our target customers feel comfortable knowing their appliances are in good hands with a reputable and reccognised brand.

Tel : 01902 504 405   |   john.rorke@ovengleamers.com   |   www.facebook.com/OvenGleamersWolverhamptonWest/   |   www.ovengleamers.com


Making a great first impression is imperative to becoming an influential business leader. I am a Personal Branding Specialist, Stylist and Coach who will help you to create a signature look and find your charismatic voice to make that lasting impression.

Working closely with you to achieve your vision,
The Wendy Effect will help you to:

Unlock your inner power and wisdom

Uncover your authentic self and guiding values

Activate powerful habits that will transform your life

Learn proven techniques to set and achieve personal goals

Find your charismatic voice and become an influential communicator

Discover your signature look

So if you want to stand out from the crowd, ensure your brand reflects who you are and what you stand for take the Chemistry Test* with me to see if I can help! *The Chemistry Test is a free 20 minute telephone consultation to identify the areas you want to improve see www.wendyeffect.com for further details.

1136 Tyburn Road   |   Birmingham   |  B24 0TB   |   Tel: 0121 240 2569   |    


Hi! I’m Carol Bailey and I have been a photographer since a young child, coming from a photography passionate family. My business is split in three parts: commercial headshots, Portraiture and Weddings. 
The importance of a strong image of the leaders of your business cannot be stressed enough. Even the most rational business person or client will relate your website/facebook photograph to the style of your business.  I like to create unique corporate images which reflect your personality and that of your business. A Memory Portrait Session is a unique, fun experience that captures images of you and your friends or family at a moment in time. A moment you cannot recreate.  Are your children growing up or even near to leaving home?  Capture their essence before they start school or leave for university.  Do they have creative ambitions?

I work with young people to build portfolios for their careers in the arts, dance and music. 
I bring my studio to you, or we can head to a favourite location or use a studio when appropriate.  Visit my website to see more.  I cover Staffordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

I love photographing weddings - your images will capture the romance and excitement of your day, with a perfect blend of colour and Black & White images in a mixture of classical and creative styles.  I provide a gentle approach, putting you at ease and am there to help throughout the day. 

Tel: 07809 466720   |   01902 790429   |  
carolbaileyphotography@gmail.com   |   www.carolbaileyphotography.co.uk


Based in Willenhall West Midlands Adesso Industrial supplies Ltd were established in 2001. 
Managing Director Andy Jones has over thirty years experience selling Industrial Consumables to business throughout the Midlands. Specialising in Branded Workwear and PPE Adesso offer a unique bespoke approach to there Clients. Looking to foster an ongoing relationship by first offering free samples of embroidery And digital images of print whilst allowing customers to sample garments for size colour and suitability. No garments are ever produced until a full, process of client appraisal is undertaken. Adesso has access to thousands of garments suitable for multiple trades including sports and Social clubs, We are proud to be associated with the supply of branded sports and club wear To Wolverhampton Gymnastics Club plus numerous amateur football running and swim clubs.

Adding value to customers requirements Services also offered by Adesso include; Sign making, Welding Consumables, Personal Protective Equipment,  Abrasives, Janitorial, Engineering plus hand and power tools.

We pride ourselves in our approachability and overwhelming desire to exceed the demands of our customer base. In a competitive environment we truly believe that where others fail to deliver on their promises our reactive attitude keeps us ahead of our competitors.

46 Stafford Street   |   Willenhall   |   West Midlands   |   WV13 1SJ   |   Tel: 01902 689497   |   

iskildlogo.jpgdavidrees.jpgDAVID REES - MANAGING DIRECTOR iSKILD

I am an insurance and commercial photographer based in the Midlands. After a long career in academia, engineering and IT both in the UK and overseas, I am now a full-time photographer combining my international business experience with a lifelong love of image making. 
I do what I do because I was burgled and my family and I lost possessions worth over £10,000. This inspired me to combine my personal experience and my love of photography to provide a unique service to help businesses and families to defend the value of their treasured possessions and assets. Whether as individuals or businesses, we all have some form of contents insurance. Anyone can suffer from theft, loss or accidental damage at any time and we all assume that our insurance will give us the true value of the items. However, insurance companies are the victims of a great deal of fraud and so require proof of what is being claimed for. I provide that evidence by making high quality images of your items and any associated valuations or provenance, storing those images in a highly secure system and updating the images regularly.

I use my decades of experience in business in the UK and overseas to tell the story of my commercial client's businesses. I work to understand their businesses and what they want to achieve through photography, creating strong images of their operations, assets, processes or people that convey those objectives.

If you would like to know more about my services, please call me on 07914 414427 or 01785 336233.

35 Stafford Business Village   |   Dyson Way   |   Staffordshire Technology Park   |   Stafford ST18 0TW   |   Tel: 01785 336233   |   www.iskild.com

HRdept.jpgdenise.jpgDENISE WAITE - THE HR DEPT

Denise has over 20 years’ HR experience in a range of sectors including FMCG, Professional Services and Hotels & Leisure in national and international, single and multi-site roles. Having worked at a senior level in multi-cultural environments she has worked all over the world including the UK, Moscow, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Whilst having worked within large corporate companies and also SMEs, it is in the SME sector where there is a sense of making a really big difference and, for Denise, it satisfies her need to be hands-on and have a real connection at all levels in the business. Having launched her own HR Consultancy business in 2013, Denise works with business owners to improve employee performance providing practical employment law advice and support to small and medium sized businesses.

Running a small business of her own, gives Denise a real understanding of the demands and intensity of being a business owner and this informs her work with a clear appreciation that HR advice always needs to be personal to the business, practical and pragmatic.

PO Box 6962  |  Wolverhampton  |  WV6 6FS  |  0345 296 2694  |  denise.waite@hrdept.co.uk

HRdept.jpgsarahP.jpgSARA PEARCE - THE HR DEPT

Having grown up in and around the family business, then studying business at university, Sara knows first-hand the everyday challenges of running a small business. Taking her knowledge and experience to the next level, Sara spent her 15 year career working in senior HR roles in a range of sectors and sizes of organisations including Professional Services, PR, Music, Manufacturing, Electrical and Mechanical, and Rail. Now a Director of an HR Consultancy business, Sara has a deep understanding that every business is different and the key to success is getting to know each individual business offering bespoke solutions that deliver the best results for business owners.

PO Box 6962  |  Wolverhampton  |  WV6 6FS  |  0345 296 2694  |  sara.pearce@hrdept.co.uk


For 8 years I worked as a Driving Instructor and being a mom of 4 aged between 18 months and 18 years I was always searching to find that work life balance. I loved what I did and loved the satisfaction of people passing their driving test, knowing that I'd done a good job. However the hours were demanding and unsociable and I was limited to what I could earn. Then in 2010 came the devastating news that my husband's company were making redundancies so I knew something had to change. I then discovered a business that my friend was running and was introduced to Pure, Safe and Beneficial products, which I just fell in love with and I could see how this was a solution for me. Since starting my Arbonne business in 2014 it has given me my time back and my health back. My eldest daughter has even joined me in the business. Our future together as family is much brighter!!!

For almost 35 years Arbonne has transformed lives through premium products, unparalleled leadership and a family-like community. Through our passionate Independent Consultants, with our prestige brand and generous compensation plan, people all over the world are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Moblie: 07701 319388   |   kerryadams.arbonne@gmail.com   |   kerryadams.arbonne.com


Hi my names Graham Nicklin of It'seeze Web design Wolverhampton, we have been providing professional bespoke, mobile friendly web design & hosting services to clients throughout the region, including Stafford, Cannock & Walsall at affordable prices for the last 5 years .

Starting a new business and looking for a bespoke website design but worried it costs thousands?

Frustrated because you can't edit your current website or get hold of your Web developer? 

Current website not generating any enquiries or business? 

If you've answered yes to any of the above, then look no further... We can solve all of these problems ...We  have the flair and expertise to create professional  mobile friendly bespoke fully editable website designs to blow the competition away that won't cost the earth...

See what our clients say about us...http://www.itseeze-wolverhampton.co.uk/our-work/testimonials/

If your website isn't Organically page 1 or 2 ranked on Google you are definitely missing out on new business, so lets have a chat and make it happen!

Why not contact us on 01785 528001 or 07969 735435, We look forward to being of assistance   |   itseeze-wolverhampton.co.uk

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