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Rock Stars and Winemakers

Tune in to Marlow FM (97.5) tomorrow morning at 11am to hear my client and Master of Wine, Alistair Cooper, talking to Mary Flavelle about his love of wine – and also discussing the new launch of Diving into Hampton Water – a rose, created by Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi and Gerard Bertrand.


Radio ga ga.

Exciting MarlowFM 97.5 Studios news!
We’ve booked two clients in with the wonderful Mary Flavelle on Mid Morning Matters for March. Tune in on Wednesday 7th March at 11am to hear Alistair Cooper MW talk all things grape. Then tune in again on Wednesday 21st March at 11am to hear Ian Reid of Reids of Henley discuss what it’s really like to lead a #drycleanerslife – both guests will be choosing their desert island discs. Hello Henley will be tagging along as the Lynne to their Alan Partridge.


Marlow FM is my new favourite place to hang out!

I loved it so much last time that the lovely Mary Flavelle invited me back on to her show Mid Morning Matters! Just like before, I had a blast. In fact, I would wholeheartedly say that Marlow FM is now my favourite place to hang out (apart from my bed – where I like spending as much time as possible – sleeping, eating, snoring, reading – you know how it is).

If you fancy a listen to me gassing, you can – click this link and go to / Mid Morning Matters / Wednesday 14 June/ 90 minutes onwards https://www.marlowfm.co.uk/listenagain/

If you can’t be bothered, here’s the lowdown:

I discussed my dyslexia, and how it has never stopped me from doing what I wanted to do. It made it bloody tricky, that’s for sure. But don’t ever let anything stop you from following your dreams. I also spoke about Hello Henley and a few of our clients, Reids of Henley and Poppy Wilson MUA. We chatted about the Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards – for which both Mary and I were nominated. And Mary won, deservedly! I then went on to discuss life before Hello Henley, and also life before Naughty Mutt Nice (the dog boutique and brand I created seven years ago and recently sold to a wonderful dog groomer called Karole Robertson). I told a few home truths about life in the eighties – and last but not least I discussed with Mary how I felt about recently turning 40. It is a total positive! I love it, and I haven’t hit the botox (yet).

If you would like to promote your business on the radio I can help you pitch and prepare, drop me a line hello@hellohenley.co.uk


On Air!

On Wednesday I popped along to the Marlow FM studios. I’d been invited to appear on Mid Morning Matters by the station’s host Mary Flavelle (who also won the coveted Sue Ryder Women of Achievement title this month).  It was enormous fun, and it was lovely to meet Mary – she is a hoot! I had an hour long guest slot, so as well as getting through six songs (I finally got to do my own Desert Island Discs!) I was able to discuss the career path that has led me to Hello Henley.

We discussed my magazine career in great length – from Eve Pollard to Gordon Ramsay. We then had a good old chin wag about Naughty Mutt Nice, and how I came to start the business and then sell the brand seven years later. Then in-between we discussed wine, Camden, wilful daughters and the anatomy of a bull. Would I go on again, yes, at the drop of a hat!

But this wasn’t just an exercise in me talking about myself and playing awesome music… taking the time to do something like this meant that I was pushing Hello Henley to a wider audience. Marlow FM has a listenership of approximately 18,000 people – in Social Media terms, that is a massive ‘reach’. And this is exactly the kind of publicity small businesses need in addition to Social Publishing to get themselves heard and understood. It can seem like a scary process, but I promise you, it isn’t.

If you’d like to hear my interview on Mary Flavelle’s brilliant show then click the link below – and scroll forward to 36 minutes and 50 seconds.

(Mid Morning Matters / Wednesday 29th March 2017 / 36.50)