Committee Members

LBN Committee 2016 – 2017

Chair – Debra Jessett
Treasurer – Emma McColm
Secretary –  Sandra Frazer

Committee Members – Danielle Hone, Caroline Rose,

Marian Graveson, Anne Clark, Claire Steele and Natalie Hailey

Web and Membership – Sandra Frazer

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Debra Jessett – Chair

I have been attending LBN Meetings since I first started my business, Inspirational Ceremonies, 10 years ago.  I have always found the network to be friendly and welcoming and have greatly appreciated the help and advice that is on hand from other members.

I joined the committee in May 2013 and since then have been involved in planning a wide variety of events, including the conference in 2015 and celebration evening in 2016.  I have been chair now for nearly a year and feel very lucky to be surrounded by such a capable and fun group of women who make up the rest of the committee.   Together we work hard to plan a calendar of different events and always welcome ideas from members and guests, so please get in touch! Frazer – Secretary

I have been part of LBN since 2015 and became a committee member on the evening I joined!  I have a virtual assistant business which is on hold at the moment until my husband finishes his paramedic studies in September.  I have made so many friends by being part of LBN and as committee members try really hard to find great venues and inspiring speakers for all our members.

Marian GravesonMarian Graveson

I have been part of LBN since 2014 and joined the committee in 2015.  My business is the Blue Moose Kitchen, I make luxury baking kits for the gift market.  I also work for a Charity whose aim is to promote the hospitality, leisure and tourism sector as a great place to work. What I like about the LBN is the variety of speakers, activities and training they provide, and as a committee member I get to work with a great bunch of women.





Claire SteeleClaire Steele

I joined LBN in 2016 after moving to the Lake District from Bristol. The move coincided with the launch of my own business Lil’ Creative Studio; a Graphic and Digital Design Agency.

Leaving my network behind in Bristol was hard, but even more daunting was starting a business where I knew no one. LBN has been a fantastic way to met people and start a new network of friends, colleagues and business associates.



Danielle Hone

It was when I became self-employed 10 years ago that I first became interested in LBN. Like many of us, being a sole trader  (in my case a Pilates Instructor) means a lot of time alone with you and your business and my initial reason for coming to a meeting was just to chat to other women in similar situations.  Over the years LBN has given me much more; friendships, knowledge, support and new clients and that’s why I decided to join the committee 3 years ago, to give something back.  I find it very enjoyable being part of the team that plans the many varied and interesting activities we provide and look forward to many more years of a strong LBN.