Jeanette Dyson Closes Her Chapter with HBA

by | Apr 22, 2022 | News

Today we bid farewell to our talented copywriter Jeanette Dyson.

Jeanette has been the face behind the wonderful stories you read on this website and was a key player in helping to establish

Chair of Honley Business Association, Sylvia Sellen, said: “Over the last two years, Jeanette has brought countless stories to life.

“She has been instrumental in shining the spotlight on our vibrant village, friendly community and all that Honley has to offer.”

Jeanette has spoken to nearly 100 business owners, community leaders and volunteers to gather local news and present reader friendly stories that continue to catch our eye.

Honley’s Community Spirit

Jeanette said: “It’s been a real buzz being part of a team that has created a website that reflects the community spirit and is really useful for everyone associated with Honley.

“I’ll really miss the people. It’s been a real eye-opener seeing how many businesses there actually are in Honley and what’s on offer here.

“I’m struggling to think of any product or service that you can’t source locally. Like the website says, we really do have everything, including the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker.

“One particular highlight was interviewing Olympic cyclist Ed Clancey for the blog. It was the summer before the Tokyo Olympics and he’d had his Covid jab at the vaccination centre. He was so friendly and easy to chat to and was full of praise for Honley and the community vaccine centre.”

Opening a New Chapter

As one chapter closes, another always opens and Jeanette will be continuing her story as Content Designer for digital design consultancy, AND Digital.

Jeanette said: “I’m absolutely in awe of the work that Sylvia, HBA Secretary June, Treasurer Philip and the rest of the committee and helpers do to promote businesses in Honley, and to make the village a great place to live, work and visit.

“An enormous amount of work goes on behind the scenes and it’s all by volunteers who just want to help local businesses and the local community. I’d advise anyone with a business in Honley to join HBA. For just £10 a month you get thousands of pounds worth of advertising and promotion and that’s without the professionally written profile on the website complete with professional photography that would usually cost close to £1K alone.”

Jeanette, who recently published her book ‘The Fate Switch’ – a fantasy adventure aimed at young people, aged 11 but attracts older readers too – lives in Honley and plans to continue her membership with HBA and will continue to support their future events.

As Jeanette leaves, Sophie Seddon, of Sophie Seddon PR, will be stepping into the role. Look out for Sophie’s welcome blog which is coming soon.