Committee Members

LBN Committee 2018 – 2019

Chair – Marian Graveson
Treasurer – Angela Favell
Secretary –  Natalie Hailey

Committee Members – Victoria Sedgwick, Anne Clark, Carole Greenland and Claire Steele

Web and Membership – Natalie Hailey



Marian Graveson

Marian 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 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.


Natalie Hailey

I joined LBN primarily to meet other like-minded people. Having your own business can sometimes feel lonely so it’s great to be able to talk to other women about the highs and lows of running a business.

I have a business called Hot Content and help small business owners create quality, share-worthy content and build a brand which people are drawn to. I love to teach the principles of content marketing and help people go from confused, overwhelmed and frustrated to relieved, in control and energised.