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The Kidwells Rated standard is here to give Herefordshire’s locals and tourists confidence in our local businesses and professional services.
Alan Michael Kidwell-Horne, commonly known as Michael Horne, is the founder of the Kidwells group of companies. Michael became a Solicitor in his early 40s after building a successful international trucking company and building a large property portfolio, of both commercial and residential properties. His hands-on expertise in business and law are evident throughout every aspect of the Kidwells group. From hands-on experience, he understands the requirements of businesses of all kinds, so wherever you are in your business you can feel confident that Michael has faced the same challenges and triumphs.
Away from work, his passions are for the sea and air. As well as a qualified solicitor and successful entrepreneur, Michael has a long list of qualifications and talents, to name a few: aeroplane pilot; helicopter pilot; Category 8 Skydiver; qualified PADI Scuba Diver. His business portfolio has led to other extensive qualifications, such as international HGV lorry driving and becoming qualified mechanical engineer via RTITB.
Michael is available for business consultancy, speaking opportunities, and other general enquiries regarding Kidwells Rated, the Kidwells group of companies, and its projects. For legal advice or legal enquiries please contact Kidwells Solicitors.
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Managing Director, Michael Horne
Marketing Director, Anna Simmonds
Anna Simmonds, co-founder of Kidwells Rated, is the Marketing Director at Kidwells Rated. With over a decade of hands-on marketing experience, she manages the marketing across the Kidwells group of companies. Born in Finland, she has lived in the United States, Wales, and now settled in Hereford, England. Over her career she has worked with firms locally and internationally, from Hereford to Hong Kong, and both in-house and in an agency. She has worked with local and international businesses, including regulated industries such as finance and law. Whatever your area of expertise, you can feel confident that Anna can provide insight and practical support in your marketing challenges.
When she isn’t working on a digital project, Anna likes to unplug on a mountain bike or motorbike. She is also a keen crafter and has been featured on platforms such as Channel 4 and Country Living magazine.
Anna is available for marketing consultancy, PR & speaking opportunities, and other general enquiries regarding Kidwells Rated and its projects.
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Proud to be Part of the
At the heart of each Kidwells company is the goal to boost Herefordshire, its businesses, and the quality of life for the people who live, work, and visit.
Effective, efficient legal advice for individuals, families, and businesses. Precisely when you need it.
4* B&B accommodation, with plenty of parking, only a few minutes walk away from central Hereford.
Offering a full range of accounting and bookkeeping services for sole traders and SMEs.
Commercial loans for businesses across the Midlands. Business loans for when you need it most.
Kidwells Rated is owned by Managing Director Alan Michael Kidwell-Horne, commonly known as Michael Horne, Solicitor. The Kidwells group of companies offer support for every stage of business and even for personal and family matters. Kidwells businesses operate independently, with no referral fees and no referrals of data without consent or legitimate interest. We always encourage you to seek independent financial advice and independent legal advice before choosing any products or services with us.