Meet Bernadette Sarginson

Is an Athena Network Franchise your next exciting Business move? The Athena Network Leicester Franchise is for Sale 

Contact me for an informal chat on 07879 415599 or email 

After an incredible 3½ years at the helm of The Athena Network in the East Midlands, having taken advantage of every single opportunity that has presented itself, made some amazing connections, and travelled to some fantastic far away places, it’s now time for me to hand over the reigns of The Athena Network Leicester to a new Regional Director.
Is that YOU? Is this YOUR next business move?
As I approach a “Special Birthday” next year, with complete clarity of vision and purpose for my own business, I am excited to be working on creating my legacy in my new Programme, with hard copy published and e-books, videos and other resources. More to follow in the coming months so watch this space.
So, is The Athena Network Leicester Franchise YOUR next amazing career opportunity?
Do you have an existing business already that would be complemented beautifully by running The Athena Network Leicester Franchise?
Are you looking to rapidly expand your network of savvy, energised, supportive business women?
Are you ready to let go of your fear, move out of your own way and trust your instinct?
If you think this opportunity might be for you, please email me or
connect with me on Linked In by direct message and we can set up a meeting, in confidence, to go through the details.
This could be just the break you are looking for…

Nottingham born Serial Entrepreneur and Business Professional, Bernadette Sarginson, is the founder of Empower Coaching and Training™ and The DeClutter Doctor™ as well as being a qualified Lawyer and Tax Technician. Her previous enterprises include an Interior Design Consultancy and successful Weight Management Franchises in both West Bridgford and Melton Mowbray. She was Head Hunted by Leicestershire County Council in 2015/16 to Project Manage the highly successful Idea to Enterprise Programme, supporting women in business in Leicestershire, alongside the roll out of Superfast Broadband.

Bernadette is a qualified NLP Practitioner, Coach, Trainer and Mentor who understands the potency of mind-power and has worked with large, medium and small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to help them achieve growth and success.

She said: “Both Nottingham and Leicester are vibrant Cities with a long history of entrepreneurial energy, spirit and creative excellence. I launched The Athena Network in the East Midlands because I am passionate about nurturing, supporting and inspiring local businesswomen to succeed, and also to play an active role in the future success of both Cities.”  

The Athena Network Nottingham & Leicester is a non-competitive and fun networking, sharing, learning and business doing environment. Members gain a cooperative platform to promote their business and access The Athena Network International and other resources. Only one member business from each business sector is allowed per group, so it really is first come, first served after you have experienced a Launch Event or visited a group.

Bernadette is on a mission to use her many years of business and personal development knowledge and experience to help local business women to grow and develop themselves and their businesses holistically. Her reason for bringing The Athena Network to Nottingham and Leicester is to welcome you, and help you achieve the success you deserve, by creating a supportive, energised and collaborative environment for women to thrive.

With the launch of The DeClutter Doctor™, and on joining the professional association for the organising industry in the UK, APDO, Bernadette was quickly enlisted onto the executive team into the role of APDO Policy Advisor, and Chair of the Management Committee, and she held both influential roles for 3 years, helping to shape and develop the Association. 

A keen outdoor and gardening enthusiast, past Chair of the local PTA (a post she held for 3 years), Bernadette is also a purple belt at kick-boxing although she promises not to break into any moves at any of the meetings!.

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Vanessa Stottor

“Athena has rocked my world! Athena is the full package – contacts, fun, supportive, motivating, training and development, inspiring, and a respect for each other. I love how I have been able to help others. Most importantly Athena has played a huge part in the growth of me and my family!” Vanessa Stottor Beauty Consultant & Inspirational Trainer

Laurenne Dorgan

“Athena, for me, has been a great support network. Athena has given me a huge sales force and a network of businesses I can depend upon and lastly some truly great friends” Laurenne Dorgan Printer & Graphic Designer

Cathy Strudwick

“Joining Athena was my best investment. Most importantly after 25 years in a corporate environment where I was at ease with what I was doing, I was starting something completely new. I received wonderful support and encouragement from my Regional Directors and also from other members. Without them I think I might have given up! After 3 years my business has grown and I have made some very good friends and contacts”. Cathy Strudwick Health Insurance

Frances Bodington

“The Athena Network provides the support system and the feeling of ‘belonging’ for sole traders who can often feel lonely and isolated”.


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