BNI Folkestone Spotlight: Wendy Flanagan – The Holistic Home

Since joining BNI in February 2017, one of the aspects that I look forward to each week is my weekly 1-2-1 meeting. It’s a great way to learn about the products and services my fellow members offer and it’s an ideal way to help them get more referrals and connected to the people that can help grow their business.

As the resident photographer of the Folkestone chapter, I saw an opportunity in these 1-2-1 meetings to highlight the businesses of my colleagues, while also showing how my own photography business can be an invaluable tool to those colleagues and similar businesses. This past week, I had the opportunity to learn a bit about Wendy Flanagan and her burgeoning business The Holistic Home.

Once the consummate “City Girl”, Wendy Flanagan of The Holistic Home is now bringing her upmarket and exclusive by appointment only treatments to the Cheriton High Street in Folkestone, Kent UK.
Originally from Tunbridge Wells, Wendy relocated to Folkestone in 2015. A full-time mainstay in “The City”, Wendy has worked in various industries over the past 32 years, including the Finance Sector, IT, Shipping and the Insurance Sector.
Wendy founded The Holistic Home in August 2016. After a successful career in The City, Wendy chose to follow her heart and to make use of her studies in Therapies from West Kent College and East Kent College.

The Holistic Home offers a range of organic, natural, wellbeing & beauty therapies for men and women that can help improve our lifestyle, health and wellbeing. While the therapies that Wendy practice can assist in managing many different conditions, Wendy emphasizes that it’s important to maintain a dialogue with your GP to inform them of any therapies undertaken, as these therapies are not to be seen as a substitute for advice from your GP.


The Holistic Home offers Salon and Mobile Service of Organic Group Therapies including Corporate Stress & Wellbeing packages, Pre-wedding Packages, Ladies Get Together Packages and her very popular “Man-Pampering” services. Her specific therapies include Organic, Holistic & Wellbeing Therapies & Products – Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Massages etc for Men and Women plus OPI Nails.
The Holistic Home uses Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Skincare range and men’s grooming range, NYR Men which is certified organic by Soil Association, Organic ingredients are better for you because they contain the highest levels of beneficial vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. They’re also free from contamination by toxic pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
The stress of life in “The City” began to take it’s toll, and after learning to manage a rare form of Lupus in her early 20’s, Wendy began developing Psoriasis in her 30’s. Through lifestyle changes and an awareness of the benefits of chemical free products, Wendy has successfully managed her condition and attributes a large degree of that success to the Neal’s Yard products that she uses in her salon.
According to Wendy, “what products you put on your skin matters as they will filter into your immune system within minutes. Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Skincare range is also Animal Cruelty-Free, Ethically Sourced and Recyclable Packaging. Around 90% of the products are Made in The UK in their Dorset factory.”
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic skincare is a multi-award winning range and tops the poll this year on The Good Shopping Guides comparison of ethical skincare products.
For her nail treatments, Wendy uses the OPI Nailcare system, preferred by top salons worldwide.

Our weekly 1-2-1 meetings are such a great way to get to know one another and as such, I feel like I really came away from this week’s meeting knowing Wendy’s business. It was easy to see that Wendy isn’t just offering a service, but she’s also sharing her positive energy and serene manner as well. It’s easy to see that The Holistic Home is a lifestyle for Wendy and that she practices what she preaches. And I’m not afraid to say that I’m looking forward to taking her up on a bit of Man-Pampering for myself.

holistic-home-web-feb-20-17You can contact Wendy for a consultation via her web booking service here or via email at


I’m a commercial photographer, based in Kent and I specialise in creating dynamic, eye-catching images for my clients. My images are created to add value to every message conveyed across the spectrum of digital and offline platforms alike, including websites, brochures, blogs, social media channels, case studies and any other medium as required. My clients range from BAFTA award winners, multi-national building firms, television personalities and heads of state to local businesses, respected artists and ambitious entrepreneurs. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas (U.S.A.), and after a stint as a lab technician followed by time out to travel, I began a career as a production rigger, working primarily in television and film. This experience allowed me to become accustomed to pressurised working environments and a demanding clientele! In 2011, I began studying at the London Film Academy, which eventually led to me devoting my time and training to becoming a commercial photographer. Whether you have a specific project in mind or you’re looking for a complete brand identity overhaul, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at or give me a call on +44 77 6666 1253.

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