Hazel Bowen, Chair
Hazel is a Chartered Financial Planner at Smith and Pinching where she provides holistic independent financial advice tailored to clients’ individual needs. In addition to NBWN, Hazel is a committee member of her local Woman’s Institute group and Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Regional Personal Finance Society. Hazel enjoys performing arts and in her spare time she sings in a church choir and dances with a local troupe.
Sam is a genealogist and probate researcher and runs her own business specialising in working with private client solicitors and charities in locating missing beneficiaries, identifying entitled relatives in intestacy matters and all other related tracing matters around the world. She also assists individuals in unlocking their own family history. Sam is very lucky in that her work is also one of her great interests but in her spare time she enjoys gardening, spending time with friends, going to concerts and the theatre, watching sport and attempting to run!
Andi runs her own business, Inspire Interactive Ltd, along with her husband Simon. Andi has worked in the software industry since 1994 and also contracts as a Project Manager to Health Education England. Inspire Interactive deliver e-learning solutions to a wide variety of organisations. Originally from Somerset, Andi settled in Norwich after living in London, Manchester and Yorkshire. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children and going on adventurous holidays when they can, as well as yoga, music, theatre and reading.
Laura is an Associate Solicitor in the family team at Howes Percival Solicitors. Laura advises a range of clients in all family matters to include divorce, child arrangement issues and financial matters arising from separation. Laura grew up in the Norwich area and is happy to now be working in the centre of the city. In her spare time, Laura loves to travel, cook and is a volunteer with the Norwich Soup Movement.
Diane Smith, Venue and Raffle Co-ordinator
Diane is an enthusiastic and experienced marketing executive and particularly enjoys her current role as an ambassador for Imagine Spa, Blofield Heath as this allows her to meet new people and generate new initiatives, whilst promoting this luxury day retreat Spa. In her spare time, Diane likes to travel, enjoys walking in North Norfolk, finding new places to eat and going to the Theatre.
Margaret Gotts, Committee Member
Margaret is Office Manager for Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers. Her role involves her in all aspects of the management and development of the practice. In her spare time she enjoys cinema, theatre, walking and gardening.
Carole Slaughter, Committee Member
Carole Slaughter is the Head of Fundraising at The Big C and is currently helping this Norfolk cancer charity raise £500,000 to create a new support and information centre in Norwich – the Nearer to Home Appeal. Carole is also a committee member of L.I.L.A.C (Ladies in League against Cancer) and chair of Hethersett Social Bowls Club.
Lottie Fletcher, Committee Member
Lottie is an associate solicitor in the corporate and banking team at Birketts LLP. Lottie has a particular interest in family- owned businesses and has regularly acted for businesses in this sector in relation to corporate governance, shareholder disputes and share acquisitions and disposals. In her spare time she enjoys going to the theatre, eating out and horse riding.
Aimee Hogg, Committee Member
Aimee is an Investment Manager at the Norwich branch of Charles Stanley, an Investment and Wealth Management firm. She joined having graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013 and has recently passed the Chartered Wealth Manager qualification.
Jenny Woods, Committee Ambassador
Jenny Woods is our travel guru and runs her own small travel company from her home on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders. She is passionate about travel, her home city of Norwich and about supporting NBWN. She recently joined us as Committee Ambassador and is responsible for looking after guests and new members at our lunches. When she is not travelling she enjoys spending time with her family, walking on the North Norfolk & Suffolk Coast, pottering around in her garden, yoga and pilates.
Lauren is an Associate Solicitor in the Norwich Commercial Property Department at Howes Percival LLP. Lauren advises on a range of areas including freehold/leasehold sales and acquisitions, commercial leases, option agreements and overage. In her spare time, Lauren loves to stay active and enjoys eating her way around the city!