How well do you know your consumer rights? Do you need help to resolve an issue with a company that’s just not listening?
I’m Lady Janey and I’m a Consumer Champion and a unique Customer Service Blogger as featured in the Daily Mail, The Sun as well as Woman, Woman’s Own, Pick Me Up and Take a Break magazines. I’m the ‘go to’ consumer expert for national radio stations and a guest author for WhichUK Conversation and ResolverUK. I don’t take any prisoners when it comes to standing up for your rights so if you’ve got a problem, I can help.
On the Lady Janey blog I tackle a range of consumer issues whilst championing the best of companies and challenging the worst to promote the highest standards of Customer Service in the UK today. The exclusive Saturday Spotlight directory of excellence showcases only the VERY BEST of companies and the ‘Breakfast With ……’ series covers interviews with some of the biggest players in Business & Customer Service today. Mystery Shop Monday sees me out and about finding out exactly which companies provide good service and which definitely don’t and My Reviews cover only the very best places to eat, drink, visit and stay.
Have you read my latest book ‘Are You Being Served? It’s inspired by the world of Customer Service and beautifully described by Lorraine Kelly as “a delightful, insightful collection of poems.” My first book 30 Reasons to Hire a Mystery Shopper is also available to purchase on Amazon.
According to Statista, the current number of smartphone users in the world today is 3.5 billion, and this means 45.04% of the world's population owns a smartphone. Software updates are essential in order to keep our apps up to date but are they so frequent and are...read more
Close to the city centre, reasonably priced and conveniently located opposite the buzzing Cheltenham Brewery Quarter, whether you’re in the historic market town of Cheltenham as a leisure, business or family guest then the new look HiEx Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham...read more
The recent announcement from Sonos that it intended to stop software updates for some of its products was greeted with a furious backlash on social media with loyal customers demanding a #SonosBoycott. For years, Sonos has been a popular leader in sound systems but...read more
There has to be a certain amount of flexibility in customer service in order to meet a variety of different needs. Every customer is different and likewise, every customer service situation. With this in mind, although company policies are all well and good, if they...read more
There are many ways in which companies can effectively evaluate the standard of Customer Service they deliver, one of them being Mystery Shopping. Its popularity as a moneymaking side hustle has increased over the years and there are now a wealth of companies, which...read more
Happy New Year everyone! Not sure when it’s etiquette to stop saying that but as this is the first breakfast of 2020, I’m saying it anyway. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and are surviving the return to work period. It’s back to business today too as I kick off...read more
Wow what a year! I didn’t think that anything could possibly top 2018 especially when it culminated in a fabulous LIVE TV debut on BBC Breakfast and 2019 kicked off the same way but this has most definitely been another year to remember. It’s hard to believe that just...read more
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa brings everything on your list this year. Well no worries if not because nowadays it seems that regifting has become quite a ‘thing’. What do you think about it? Are you a regifter? Is regifting Christmas presents really that...read more
“If complaining is an art form, Helen Dewdney is Rembrandt” Robert Rinder. When it comes to making a complaint, this is quite possibly the best kind of analogy I have ever come across. To be an effective complainer who successfully achieves redress, refunds and...read more
Spitting at elves and throwing rocks and wood! Whatever happened to Christmas spirit? A Worcester newspaper recently reported that rocks, wood and drinks cans had been thrown at staff at a local convenience store. Another story I read last year covered the story of a...read more
At this time of year, it’s more important than ever to look out for others and support charitable organisations devoted to their cause. Heart Heroes is one such charity and when I caught up with its founder and trustee Kelly Cornish last month, I was just blown away...read more
What a year! Who would have thought back in January that I would now be a published author! I have a number of people to thank for this, one of them being today’s fabulous Breakfast guest. My word for this year was inspired and in the world of writing and blogging,...read more
It’s Christmas, let’s spend, spend, spend! Or maybe not. Although ‘tis the season and we all want to spoil our loved ones and splash out on lots of extra special treats, should we do so? Debt is at an all time high and we are spending more than ever before but are we...read more
This year Black Friday season is set to last even longer than ever. According to data by Barclaycard, spending in 2018 saw a modest increase of 1.6% with particularly strong growth in entertainment and experiences but it's an increase nonetheless. In a time where debt...read more
“Are you being served, no I don’t think that I am. I’ve been waiting twenty minutes. Please help me if you can.” We’ve all felt like this at times. Frustrated with waiting times and poor service. But it doesn’t stop here. From self-service checkouts to queues,...read more
Could this year possibly get any better? My breakfast guest today is none other than Martyn James, Money and Consumer Rights Expert and Head of Media and Marketing for Resolver, the UK’s largest complaint handling and mediation service. With two decades of...read more
I find it quite hard to believe that we live in what is widely regarded as a first world country and yet there are still people who frequently go hungry and worry about how they will feed their families. Over the last few years and particularly since the introduction...read more
Over the last few years, the High Street has suffered turbulent times and things are only set to get tougher for retail with the number of people visiting Britain's high streets falling by 20% in the last decade. Why is this happening and are we to blame for the...read more
There can surely be no greater accolade to what I do as a Consumer Champion than the fact that today’s ‘Breakfast with….’ guest accepted my invitation to take part in this series. In fact I think this could quite well be my biggest and best scoop yet! Please welcome...read more
On the 14th June 2017, just before 1am, a fire broke out in the kitchen of a 4th floor flat at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington. 72 people died, countless others were injured and all of the residents lost their homes. Unbelievably, it’s well over...read more
National Apple Day is an event, which traditionally promotes environmental awareness whilst celebrating the autumn season. This year Dunkertons Cider in Cheltenham decided to mark the occasion by offering not just one but three fabulous Apple Day Tours. His Lordship...read more