About Hiho & Co - Be all you can be.
Our latest Hiho & Co day took place on Monday 13th September. This time, we were off to Oxleaze Barn in Gloucestershire, yet another a gorgeous location that we had exclusive access to for the day. We had a fab day working on self-development with like-minded people.
We were delighted that the amazing Laura Collett (@laura_collett on instagram) joined us for the day as our afternoon speaker - talking about her Olympic gold in the Equestrian Eventing and her journey to get there.
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Emma Warren is MD of Hiho Silver and is also just launching her own brand as Emma Warren - helping entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
As you can imagine her days are busy, and although one day might see her designing jewellery with the Hiho team, working on sponsorships and collaborations, and higher level plotting and planning, the next day will see her working on photoshoots and packing orders with our office angels Michelle and Amanda at busy times.
Emma has a pretty impressive career and actually trained as and is a fully fledged accountant. She’s worked in engineering and manufacturing at director level, has launched and sold a number of businesses.
Nowadays, if you don’t find her working with the Hiho team, you’re likely to find her on her other business, Dimpsey, which provides luxury glamping experiences on her farm in the Blackdown Hills of Somerset - or doing the business development for Blackdown Shepherd Huts.
Melanie Clarihew is one half of iconic luxury leathergoods brand Mackenzie & George. A bootstrapped business built with husband Chris, M&G has become a well known name within the country and equestrian circuit.
Starting her career at 18 years old in London marketing agencies, Melanies ability to identify and and find what resonated with a brands audience quickly propelled her through to roles working in product placement and experiential marketing for brands such as Honda and Red Bull.
Now nearly 10 years in to building M&G, Melanie has added a lot of skills to her repertoire - and has learnt a lot about building a business, managing teams and a 360 degree approach to ecommerce, wholesale and marketing. Her current role is wide ranging - incorporating (but not limited to!) design, marketing strategy, social media management, graphic design, HR and new business development, but she always has the overall core values and direction of the business front of mind and confidently steers the now team of 6 through the steady, sustainable growth of the business.
Rachel Bragg, from Rachel Bragg Photography, is a Brand & Business photographer from the South West.
Having spent nearly 20 years in Sales & Management roles for 2 global sports giants, Rachel stepped away from a successful career to pursue her growing passion for photography and in the following 10 years honed her skills first in equine event photography and then as a horse & dog photographer. Today she sits firmly as a Brand photographer with an ever-expanding portfolio of clients – many from the rural business sector, which she thoroughly identifies with given her own background with horses and countryside life.
With an eye for the details her photography style is often described as reportage storytelling, highlighting the little moments or smaller stories. Rachel has always enjoyed flatlay photography, and not just taking the images herself, but encouraging others too. Not only does this method produce outstanding results but it also leads nicely into another skill Rachel is keen to share, and that’s batch content creation.
If what’s holding you back is a little bit of nervousness about coming along to an event on your own and not knowing anyone, we’d like to reassure you that we’ve all been there! Hiho & Co is all about supporting each other and everyone goes out of their way to welcome new people and make them feel included and people have made new friendships and found a community that they belong to by coming along to the day.
If you’re still not sure, please do feel free to message me and ask any other questions.
Don’t end up kicking yourself afterwards because you wish you had been a bit braver and pressed the button.
Love Emma x (DM me at @emmawarren_1 on insta if you need to)
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Don’t just take our word for it – here’s a few words from some of our previous guests.
"What I loved about the Hiho event, was that it was a great chance to meet up with friends I have made on social media and I also made a few new friends too. It was very well organised and the food was fantastic. Can’t wait for the next one X" - @estherinwales
"Amazing people with fabulous knowledge and a ever growing community of social media friends who would probably never have met if it wants for Hiho and Co" - Gem Gilbert
"What a totally fabulous time we all had at the ‘Hiho and Co ... Be all you can be’ instameet in January. This was the second one of these I’ve attended and my confidence is building, thanks to their incredible team of hosts" - Tracey Callahan
"I can’t wait to see what the team comes up with next, & no matter what, I already know it’s going to be an awesome day & I need to reserve that day’s holiday to feed my soul." - Becky Wren
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