Meet the HoC in Business team

HELEN VENABLES

HELEN VENABLES

Managing Director

"Imagine if people you've never met before say, 'You look amazing', or, 'Wow, life’s going well for you!' If these things come from complete strangers, they change what you feel about yourself on the inside. It’s incredibly powerful."

Helen had her colours done soon after her third son was born. She was feeling exhausted and very low. Yet within a decade she'd become a personal stylist, trainer and Managing Director of the whole company. "It's rewarding, life enhancing and very exciting!"

Read how colour unlocked Helen's potential
JACKIE PERKINS

JACKIE PERKINS

Director

"In the Cornish, Methodist farming community where I grew up, you kept your best clothes for Sundays. And as for make-up, it was for 'tarts and ugly people!'" For Jackie, it's been a revelation. Since she trained as a personal stylist in 2002, she's built a successful business, become a coach, public speaker and Director. "But, I'm only 'a farmer's daughter'. It's only 'little old me'. I had no clue whether I'd be good at it." As for make-up and wearing 'best' to work, have a peek at Jackie in action.

Watch Jackie in action
DIANA BLAKEMAN

DIANA BLAKEMAN

Director

"I was busy being Corporate Woman. Then the light bulb went on." Diana Blakeman had worked in finance for 30 years. Then she went to a House of Colour talk about professional image. "It was amazing. After it was over, I went up to the stylist and said, 'I'd love to do your job'. She said two words, 'You can'." Twelve years on, Diana is still delighted with her decision. When she's not seeing clients or sitting on the board, she's stopping the traffic in her favourite shade of turquoise!

Read Diana's story
Jane Brook

Jane Brook

HoC in Business

With over twenty years accountancy experience, Jane combines high levels of integrity and professionalism with an inspirational style. She motivates clients to improve their visibility in an individual way by creating a powerful, congruent and stylish personal brand.

Email: jane.brook@houseofcolour.co.uk

Lynne Cantor

Lynne Cantor

Stylist

Lynne  is a Personal and Team Branding expert. She draws on over 20 years of experience from the corporate and public sectors having worked at Executive and Non-Executive levels as well as internationally.  A firm believer in congruence with who you are, what you do and the way you dress Lynne helps you to project the very best of yourself and the company you represent. 

Email: lynne.cantor@houseofcolour.co.uk

Siân Davies

Siân Davies

Stylist

Siân inspires business leaders and teams to realise their potential by creating a stylish and flattering personal brand congruent with both their personality and corporate values. With 25 years of change management experience in the NHS and private sector, Siân has a practical and professional approach to her work as a House of Colour Personal Branding Expert. 

Email: Siân.davies@houseofcolour.co.uk

Linda Davis

Linda Davis

Head of Training USA & Stylist

Looking good is PROFITABLE!  I guide individuals and teams to communicate their desired message, and create a competitive edge.  Based in Kansas City, I offer Personal Branding Workshops and Executive Image Services throughout the United States.  Color and style are powerful communication tools.  I provide enjoyable learning experiences that will increase participant’s confidence and positive visibility as we develop a purposeful Personal Brand.

Jill Green

Jill Green

Executive Presence Specialist

Jill Green

Jill Green is an Executive Presence Specialist and has over twenty years experience of working in the Public Sector. Jill is motivational, enthusiastic and an excellent problem solver. Jill brings professionalism and fun to her work. Her skills in the training arena ensure that the client objectives are surpassed.

Email: jill.green@houseofcolour.co.uk

Margaret Harris

Margaret Harris

Head of Training & Stylist

Margaret has more than 20 years experience within the Sales and Application Sector of the Engineering Business. After 5 years as a House of Colour Consultant, she is able to draw upon this wealth of experience and pass on her passion and motivation to enable you and/or your team to become true leaders in your own field, and to stand out for all the RIGHT reasons.

Email: margaret.harris@houseofcolour.co.uk

Bekki James

Bekki James

Stylist

Bekki spent over 10 years in the Pharmaceutical industry in Training and Development. Her background adds to her understanding of individual needs within the corporate arena. She is the successful franchise owner for House of Colour, Chiltern Valley attaining the Professional Excellence Certificate and House of Colour Star Consultant Award.

Email: rebecca.james@houseofcolour.co.uk
Web: www.houseofcolour.co.uk/hocib/wilsonjames/

Jane Lowther

Jane Lowther

Stylist

Jane is an Image Consultant and Personal Brand Expert who has been running a successful franchise with House of Colour since 2001, following a long career in the Retail and Hospitality Industry. Jane works with teams and individuals at all levels to help them build a stronger personal brand that in turn can stimulate greater confidence and success in their career.

Email jane.lowther@houseofcolour.co.uk

Alison Riches

Alison Riches

Stylist

Alison Riches combines her corporate management experience with an innovative approach to create refreshingly different change management and learning experiences. Her clients include FTSE 100 companies, SME’s and individuals who want to create a business identity and visible personal brand for their career development.  Alison’s leadership and coaching skills ensure the learning is relevant, credible and builds long term results.

Email: alison.riches@houseofcolour.co.uk
Web: www.houseofcolour.co.uk/hocib/alisonriches/

Alexandra Turchyn

Alexandra Turchyn

Stylist

Alexandra is the personal brand specialist for film, television and theatre. As a professionally trained actress and presenter she knows just how important first impressions can be; the difference between getting the job out of hundreds of applicants or someone shouting "next." She is innovative, inspiring and memorable, and helps her clients to understand that in the media industry you can't afford to be anything less.

Email: alexandra.turchyn@houseofcolour.co.uk

Julia Van den Berg

Julia Van den Berg

Stylist

With over 20 years Sales and Marketing experience, Julia has successfully implemented employee engagement solutions for global organisations across multiple industry sectors. This specialism, together with her infectious enthusiasm, brings passion to her current role in helping individuals to create executive presence and develop their personal brand to realise their potential.

Email: julia.vandenberg@houseofcolour.co.uk

Linda Whetherly

Linda Whetherly

Executive Presence Specialist

Linda is an internationally renowned, engaging inspirational professional who is trusted with the identity level development of a person for Image, Impact & Influence. Linda works as speaker/trainer/coach with blue chip brands by combining 21 years with HOC combined with psychometrics & NLP and her career in Media in Film, TV, Radio & Press.  

Email: linda.whetherly@houseofcolour.co.uk

Denise Winton

Denise Winton

Stylist

Over the past 20 years, Denise has worked with inspiring companies sharing knowledge and experience in the fields of personal branding and presentation skills, including all aspects of training from individuals through to team building. With her enthusiastic approach, she motivates her clients to achieve the results to which they aspire.