Networking Neighs

Becci Godfrey of HorseSense UK says:

On a warm, but windy October morning, 11 local and not so local participants met to explore a deeper business connection with the help of horses.

Attendees ranged from photography, digital marketing, business mentoring and PR writing to health products, career coaching, equine law and a wedding venue.

As usual, the horses were on fine form, with a little extra feistiness provided by a few blustery winds.

Our guest speaker couldn’t attend last minute, so the group explored energy bubbles instead by working in pairs, before trying out their new awareness skills on the horses.

It was great to see some new and familiar faces all in one place, doing what Networking Neighs does best – bring people together in a memorable and enjoyable way.

This was the last Neighs with the horses for this year. The next gathering will be a Christmas gathering at the Mark Cross Inn, followed by the first Networking Neighs in 2019 on Friday the 26th April.

We look forwards to seeing you soon!

Sneak Peek

We love capturing images that portray the love and bond shared between humans and animals.

What better way to spend a super sunny autumn day photographing wonderful clients and their beautiful horses.

We always ask for permission and we are always very grateful when our Equestrian clients agree to have a sneek peak of their Photo Shoot Experience posted online.

The Cats Protection calendar for 2019 is out

I love taking pictures of cats, they are truly unpredictable! The Cats Protection Charity commissioned me to take portraits of cats who were re-homed via their re-homing places for inclusion in their beautiful presented calendar. Their owners took part in a Facebook competition and where chosen to be included in the forthcoming calendars.

The image of Nyx was taken earlier this year and is proudly presenting the month October.

The calendar is out for sale on the cats protection dedicated shop window. Feel free to browse their other wares.

Golden Retriever Puppy Photo Shoot Experience – Sneak Peek

I love the precious puppy stage! They are so tiny! This stage of their life passes far too quick and you can see them grow on a daily basis. It is great to have a fantastic photographic keepsake of it. I had the most wonderful Dog Photo Shoot Experience this with very inquisitive lady who got up to all sorts in her garden.

It was a very sunny day and we had to choose the areas where the pictures were taken very carefully. We made the most of the shadows available though.

To put my clients wishes first, I always check if the owners allow me to post a Sneak Peek, which luckily they did.

Isn’t she adorable?

Updated Privacy Statement in compliance with the new GDPR law

We are sure you’ve seen plenty of these messages by now. We have also updated the privacy policy, which can be viewed here:

In summary:

  • We never share your personal info with a third party- your details are 100% safe with us.
  • We’ve clarified what information we collect from you and how we use that information.
  • If you no longer wish to receive updates, new art work releases and info, please ensure you unsubscribe from our mailing list via the button in the footer at the bottom of the email.


The latest contact from the information commission says

You do not need to automatically refresh all existing consents in preparation for the new law. But the GDPR sets the bar high for consent, so it’s important to check your processes and records to be sure existing consents meet the GDPR standard. If they do there is no need to obtain fresh consent.

Where you have an existing relationship with customers who have purchased goods or services from you it may not be necessary to obtain fresh consent.

It’s also important to remember that in some cases it may not be appropriate to seek fresh consent if you are unsure how you collected the contact information in the first place, and the consent would not have met the standard under our existing Data Protection Act.

from ICO blog’


Networking Neighs with John Handley of The Bridge Trust

Becci Godfrey of HorseSense UK says:

I gave up a long time ago worrying about who would attend a Neighs event and started to trust that exactly the people that needed to be there, would be there.

Today’s Networking Neighs might have been a smaller group than usual, but no less diverse and all the more rich for it.

The guest speaker this around was John Handley, CEO of local Homeless Charity, The Bridge Trust.

In his guest speaker slot, John shared that through life experience he had come to realise that “Life doesn’t always go to plan”, but if he had three pieces of wisdom to impart it would be:

1) Have a plan, so you make the most of your life

2) Appreciate what you have, you have no idea how quickly it could be taken away from you

3) Do something you love.

Through his insightful and at points heartbreaking story, we all were called to recognise in our self where there was room to get more out of the opportunities available to us.

As for the horses, they were their usual gregarious selves. Fresh off a corporate training experience, the morning provided a bit of light relief and a chance to show the world how much they love interacting with humans and being the centre of attention.

The guest speaker next month around is Jane Alton, a Consultant Numerologist. We’ll be diving into the number vibration of the name Networking Neighs, and welcoming Neighs founder, Emma Taylor of The Leadership Whisperers. You can get your tickets here:

In the meantime, if you would like to join us in making a donation to The Bridge Trust to support their excellent work, you can do so here:

Stuck for a Christmas present?

I can’t believe Christmas is just round the corner!

If you are like me and leave the Christmas shopping to the very last minute, here is an ideal present for a pet lover.

Gift Certificates are a gift of sharing quality time for the pet owner with their beloved furry friend pet. The highly individual photo shoot sessions are creating memories for the years to come.

Whether it is for Dog, Equine or Cat Photography, feel free to contact Barbara for further details. You can find more information here.


Sneak Peek – Autumn colours

It has been very busy here at Barbara Yeo Photography! Hence, posting on the blog has been slow! Sorry!

In order to make it up to you, here is a Sneak Peak of two wonderful Welsh Spaniels captured in the glorious morning sun! These two had oodles of fun whilst beeing photographed!

Networking Neighs with Christine Kimberley

Becci Godfrey of HorseSense UK says:

A lovely group of people met with the HorseSense UK herd for the recent Networking Neighs. Making the most of the autumn sunshine, a range of new and established business owners shared their expertise and how they help their clients whilst we hung out with the horses building trust-based connections.

Guest speaker this time around was actress, director and presentation coach Christine Kimberley (www.christinekimberley.comwho shared her top tips on how to embodying your product/service so that customers get a flavour of what you offer and can see how you are different to the competition. She shared the importance of relationships and gave some tips on presentation speaking and how to command the room.

Our next Networking Neighs is a winter one, so it may well take place in a pub! Follow to find out when and where that is.

Murphy’s Networking Neighs

Becci Godfrey (nee. Harvey) of HorseSense UK says:

I love how those that are meant to meet do. The one thing I get from hosting a regular networking session is the ability to sit back and watch a string of synchronicities happen between complete strangers, and get excited about the outcomes.

Last week’s Murphy’s Networking Neighs was no different. There was a real theme of pioneering work being done by each of the attendees, whether it was being part of a new company that is experiencing phenomenal growth or whether it is pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity to bring new approaches to digital content.

It was all quite apt really, seeing as our newest herd member, Dainty, made her Networking Neighs debut.

We’d be taking our time with Dainty, to make sure she was comfortable and confident to take part in the Networking Neighs sessions, and I am delighted to say she passed her probation with flying colours.

So much so, that when she’d had a good munch on grass, she took the opportunity to take the weight off her feet, lie down and have a little snooze. That’s trust for you!

Murphy’s Networking Neighs is undergoing a bit of a review right now, so we can check that we are providing the best possible service to our existing and prospective clients. To find out when the next event is, you’ll keep an eye on Till we see you next!

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