Meet Our Amazing Speakers

Tips on Social Media  (Twitter workshop) with Vic Norman

Vic has spent the last 15 years teaching at Redbridge Insitute specialising in the optional and professional development, amongst which courses have been social media and start your own business. Vic has a business helping startups with their online marketing and London Pub tours that is 2 in Google rankings and has never cost a penny in marketing.

Business Start-up tips with Raiyhana Noorgat

Raiyhana Noorgat AFA AFTA BSc    

She is a Practising Accountant who has run her own TaxAssist Accountants Franchise for 2 years. Raiyhana has Public Sector experience having worked within the Finance departments of various Public Sector Bodies in the UK: her last role involved assessing funding bids.  She also has Private Sector experience employed as a Financial Product Controller for an Investment bank and also as an Investment Analyst for a small Hedge Fund. Raiyhana has ample experience of assessing financial information, managing financial budgets, bookkeeping and financial control. 

Manage Negative Thoughts with Usha Chudasama

Usha Chudasama is a child and adult psychotherapist and author of Amazon Best Selling Book “Your Happy Child, 10 Proven Steps to Raising a Happy Child”.  She works as a school counsellor and runs a busy private clinic.  She set up her organisation “Healing Feeling” to empower people towards positive mental health and well-being.  Her website is

4 Ways of overcoming negative thinking:

Do you ever struggle with negative thinking?
Does your self-talk lead you to worry, feel stressed, anxious or depressed?
Do you have low self-esteem?

Negative (unhelpful) thinking patterns can have a strong and sometimes devastating impact on our relationships, our health, our work… our lives.  Come to this event and find out 4 ways of how you can overcome these negative thinking patterns.

Intro to Book Keeping with Amanda Simpson

Let me help you with my amazingly simple approach to managing your business or organisation’s finances to enable you concrete on your business growth

Winner of the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Newham College

I help businesses at all stages – from start-ups to established companies – to handle their money easily and efficiently. I also work with charities and not-for-profit organisations and offer a bespoke support package for childminders and owners of private nurseries.

I am a part-qualified Accountant, registered with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and AAT qualified. I have over 23 years experience of working in financial services and have managed large sums of money for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a major property management company (Howard de Walden Estates Ltd).  I started my own business in 2014, my aim is to help business where startups or established understand the importance of keeping proper accounting records and complaining with HMRC and Companies House regulations.

 I provide professional advice and support with:

  • invoicing
  • recording income and expenditure/cash flow
  • setting up and maintaining payroll services including pension enrollment
  • the financial aspects of starting a business – Business Plan e.g Survival Budget, Startup Costs, Sales Forecast & Cashflow Forecast – plus look at any funding available
  • everything you need to know about selecting your business ‘type’ and registering your business with all relevant bodies, e.g HMRC, Companies House and Charities Commission
  • Credit Control – chasing payments owed / debt recovery
  • completing VAT returns and recording VAT payments
  • tax self-assessments
  • all other bookkeeping and accounting tasks
  • preparing year-end accounts.
  • Look at your current procedures and implementing new ones

Herbs for health  with Angela

Angela St Ville is a herbalist start-up business. Angela will be sharing her wealth of experience on the health benefits of locally grown fresh herbs.