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British Nannies – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Sponsor

November 7, 2013

British Nannies

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Sponsor

British Nannies Logo (Web version)Providers of high quality childcare to families across the UK and internationally. We take pride in listening to – and meeting – every detail of a parents childcare wishes and a Nanny’s career aspirations.

Whether you need someone to help look after your children full-time while you work or just for the holidays, we can help! We can help find Nannies & Au Pairs for any family based anywhere in the UK.

We have a proven track record of finding highest quality childcare that is suited to your needs. As part of the British Nannies Group service we are able to help find and place Nannies in destinations around the world.

We’d be very happy to offer a 10% discount on our placement fees when the special offer code WO4M is used.

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Activity Discounts and Freebies

April 24, 2013

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What’s On 4 Me have scoured the web to bring you all the best ACTIVITY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES all in one place, and we’re adding more each day ~ so follow this Blog and check back again soon!

 

See here for National and Online Discounts or use the map to find your regional Activity Discounts!

Introducing Carol Fry – Owner of Central Manchester What’s On 4 Me

January 10, 2012

Introducing Our Newest Franchisee – Carol Fry

My name is Carol Fry, I am the franchisee for What’s on 4 Me in Central Manchester and Stockport. I live with my partner and our three children in Heaton Mersey. Between us we dabble in karate, rugby, football, gymnastics, music, chess and rounders and we’re always on the look-out for our next challenge. (I’ve got my eye on a Tabata class at my local sports centre which should complement my karate training nicely).

Up until very recently I worked for the Ministry of Justice as a court clerk in the crown court. I decided to take on the challenge of What’s On 4 Me in Stockport and Manchester in order to have a career that allowed me to work from home and have a better work life balance.

At the moment I’m diverting all my energy and spare time into training for my next grading in December 2011 when I’m hoping to earn my brown belt in Shukokai Karate. One of my goals in life is to achieve and then maintain a good level of fitness and flexibility. Up to now I hoped to achieve this by working towards attaining ‘the coveted black belt’. However, since taking on my local What’s On 4 Me I’ve come across so many different activities and classes that I want to try that I’m not sure how I’ll be able to fit it all in. I think I may have tipped the balance too far the other way!

See Central Manchester and Stockport What’s On 4 Me today!

What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards – I’m starting to feel like Simon Cowell!

September 28, 2011

The What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards are now in full swing! We’ve had hundreds of nominations for absolutely brilliant activity providers from around the UK and now the competition has started with the voting stage!

Our nominees are being voted for in droves each day and it’s so weird that I’m starting to use X-Factor speak when discussing the Awards… “positions are changing every minute”…”the competition is just hotting up”!!  Let’s hope I don’t go the whole hog and start wearing my trousers way too high!  

The voting numbers are truly staggering and it’s no wonder when we have such inspiring nominees in the competition.  Here are just a few comments that have been sent in about our nominees…

“…a wonderful example of a young mum teaching others how to improve their lifestyle – she leads by example and is inspiring and supporting. She cares as she teaches…”
 
“…He supports each and every one of his students and helps them reach their full potential. Through his teaching – students have increased their self confidence whilst learning new skills. He always has time to help his students…”
 
“…she creates a very relaxed and motivational atmosphere for adults of any size, shape, form and fitness level. She is very inspiring and deserves to be awarded…”
 
“…she is extremely bubbly and helpful and always helping out other businesses. She extended her workshops to old people’s homes which have been a fantastic success and enjoyed by all that attended. She is very community minded and goes at lengths to make her business and activities a useful resource for the local community…”

With these wonderful people in our midst it’s no wonder that their communities are voting so enthusiastically for them!  Over the coming weeks we’ll be inviting our nominees to tell us a little more about themselves and their activities – as we feel that they all deserve to be in the spotlight!

I’m so excited for them all and – as Simon Cowell says – “…it’s all about votes!…”  Get your VOTE in today!

Marilyn x

“Welcome to What’s On 4 Me”…

May 3, 2011

Well, I’m not normally a very creative type, but I have to give myself a pat on the back for this one!

I wanted to create a short video clip to give a flavour of “What’s On 4 Me” (www.whatson4me.co.uk) and the listings we promote – to inspire our visitors!  It’s not 100%, but it’s a big step on the road there!

I’d love to know what you think…!

Marilyn

Wow what a 6 months it’s been!!

April 13, 2011

Wow what a 6 months it’s been!!

If you asked me this time last year where my life would be now, I think I’d have probably said I’d be doing the same old job, with the same old people, and doing the same old things in my spare time. In short, I was BORED!! I was looking for a new challenge and a chance to get more involved in my local community.

When I discovered What’s On 4 Me last Autumn I became really excited by the possibilities and realised it was exactly what I was looking for. It was a chance to run my own business putting all my experience into a venture I felt passionate about and a chance to work with some fabulous and inspirational women.

When I signed the franchise contract for What’s On 4 Me Bristol & Somerset on 1 November 2010 it was one of the best moments of my life, and I had no idea at that time, that I was going to experience many more highlights over the next few months!! Don’t get me wrong, it’s been hard work, with mistakes made and lessons learnt along the way but now that the site is firmly established in the local community, with visitor and advertiser numbers increasing every day, I have never enjoyed “work” so much!

I’ve lived in Bath since September 2000 and I thought I knew the Bristol & Somerset region well. How wrong I was!!! There is so much more to do in our region than I thought possible!! One night you could be at an adult learning class getting help with developing your first novel, the next you could be learning how to Tribal Bellydance, and at the weekend you could be heading to a Medieval Banquet!!

What’s On 4 Me is giving me a whole new world to discover and the best bit is, it’s all right on my doorstep!

Diane Francis (Bristol & Somerset What’s On 4 Me)

LIVE Webinar! You live and learn :)

April 4, 2011

Have you ever presented LIVE across the t’internet?  Well I did last month and it was probably one of the scariest and weirdest things I have ever done!

Of course I was presenting from the comfort of my own home, to a web camera, but I was constantly aware that there were people across the UK watching my every move!  And I could see people joining and the “room” getting steadily busier! 

It was pretty nerve-wracking if I’m honest, as most things new that you do are!  But when I watched it back it wasn’t particularly bad – and me being my worst critic would have told myself so too!

I’m by no means an expert, but if you have a LIVE webinar coming up and would like some advice then feel free to give me a shout.  They’re pretty easy to set up and I would be more than happy to let you know what I learned from the experience!

If you are interested in viewing the LIVE presentation, then you can do so here and I’d love to hear your views!  You live and learn and it’s not perfect, but it’s not the worst either – so leave a comment and let me know what you think! 🙂

The presentation describes all the benefits of What’s On 4 Me from a franchising perspective, so if that’s not your bag then just watch a little.  If it might be something that interests you, then who knows – this could be your first step to a new beginning!    As I said – you live and learn!!

Marilyn x

STOP PRESS!!…South Yorkshire…SOLD!!…Bristol & Somerset…SOLD!!…County Durham…SOLD!!

March 11, 2011

WOW!!! The interest in our County Franchises is unceasing!  We’ve recently taken on board our newest Franchise in South Yorkshire, just last week – and Bev already has a site which is 90% ready for business.  The training and set up is simple, quick and easy – and our newest Franchise is really setting the pace – Well done Bev!! 

Our What’s On 4 Me team is really shaping up to be a example of how working mum’s really can have it all and  I’m so proud to be at the helm!  

We’re providing many people now with a less-stressed lifestyle and I’m so grateful to be able to do that.  Because WO4M can be run part time it fits nicely between the critical school runs!  As it’s flexible you never miss a school assembly or you can choose to have an early start to a long weekend – Bliss!!  No more rush hour traffic YEAHHH!!! because you work from home!!!  And no stressed boss giving you a to-do list as long as your arm….because you are your  own boss! 

The list is endless for the many ways that WO4M improves people’s lifestyles!  Work:Life balance – that’s what we all strive for ….and here it is and I’m so proud to be part of it 🙂 

What a brilliant year 2011 is turning out to be!!

PS – By the way….we’ve a number of Franchisees progressing at the moment, so please check with me that your preferred County is still available before getting too excited!  See our Franchise Information page for contact details and get in touch to check the availability!   

South Yorkshire What’s On 4 Me has arrived!!

March 10, 2011

Another Franchise has been sold in the South Yorkshire region and Bev O’Sullivan is the very proud owner!  Bev brings Travel and Tourism experience and local business experience to the What’s On 4 Me Team – and you can read her biography on line on the South Yorkshire What’s On 4 Me site.

 

We’re very pleased to have another Franchise on board and Bev is working at tremendous speed and her website is almost 90% ready after only a few short hours of training – I have been astounded at how quick her web development has happened!

Good luck to Bev and her partner Brian who is fully on board too with the South Yorkshire Franchise and we’ll all be keeping an eye on developments in the region!

Wow – where has 2010 gone?

December 28, 2010

Wow – where has 2010 gone? This year has been such a busy year – all in great ways – but the time has just flown!

On a business front, I began 2010 pursuing a new business idea – whatson4me. This idea quickly gathered momentum and gained local business support. Before I knew it I became the Master Franchisee for the UK for whatson4me.co.uk!

The starting of a new business has been an absolute thrill – much better than I ever anticipated. Besides my personal satisfaction, I was rewarded by, would you believe it – winning business awards!! Who’d have thought, so early on!

Sometimes I think that I’m very lucky…but as a great man once said “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” I was very prepared to meet the challenges and I’ve continued in this vain and the business has gone from strength to strength. This really sets the groundwork for 2011, so I can’t wait to get going again to see what the New Year brings!!

We’ve also had a busy social calendar too. 2010 has been a year of family weddings, funerals, christenings and big birthdays. We’ve also had our fair share of fancy dress parties (which seem to be all the rage now!) and awards ceremonies and a whole variety of other weekends (races, boxing, etc).

It has to be said, we’re normally busy, so this has been no great demand on us – but we’ve been in social overdrive this year!! And our busy life didn’t seem to slow down till around the beginning of December! What a year on all fronts.

So, over the past few Festive days we have enjoyed a few days off with our family!

And on a family note, my two boys have grown up so much this year. My 4 year old is now at school and already knows everything! And my one year old is almost walking and talking!

Our Festive boys - Hamish & Theo

It’s also been great to have our family over from America. We miss them so much and our boys relish seeing their only grandparents, so it was brilliant to have them stay for the Christmas period.

So, all in all – 2010 has been one very busy year!!

Something has to give though – and in such a busy year the thing that has fallen by the way side this year is work on our house! We normally have several projects on the go, both inside and out, on every level from décor to construction.

However, this year, with the new business, busy family life and exceptionally busy social calendar, I’ve barely had time to start the vacuum!

Well that’s my excuse anyway! 😉

And so, now our thoughts turn to 2011…and if I could replicate 2010, then it will be an amazing year!

However, you have to shape your own destiny.  Things don’t happen by themselves.  You have to devise your plan and turn it into action!

So……I’m off to devise my plan of action!

I’ll be back shortly 🙂


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