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 am one of the top 5 Consumer Champions in the UK as featured in the Daily Mail, The Sun and Woman, Woman’s Own, Pick Me Up and Take a Break magazines. I’m an expert in my field specialising in travel and hospitality and I’m also 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 with a company that’s not playing fair, then I can help. If it’s not worth it, don’t pay for it!
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.
Review: How to Complain: The Consumer Guide to Resolve Complaints and Motoring Disputes by Scott Dixon
Are you fed up of being fobbed off when you have a legitimate complaint? Worry not as The Grumpy Git Scott Dixon is on hand to help with his book How to Complain: The Consumer Guide to Resolve Complaints and Motoring Disputes. Complete with expert advice on a whole...read more
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, I’ve been inundated with more questions than ever from customers as to how to get refunds when events, flights and holidays are cancelled or when a service is no longer available. The problem is that there so much information out...read more
British Airways has had a rocky few years. Before Christmas it was counting the costs of a dispute with the pilots’ strike reportedly grounding 1700 flights and wiping around £80 million off its profits. This is in addition to previous data leaks affecting more than...read more
I’m usually a very positive person, always at least half a glass full and plenty of bottles to replenish when empty but today I’m broken. Today it’s very hard to believe that the glass can continue to be refilled when there is increasingly very little to top it up...read more
There are a whole host of reasons as to why someone may be regarded or regard themselves as vulnerable. According to the Financial Conduct Authority's 2017 Financial Lives Survey up to half of UK adults display one or more characteristic of being potentially...read more
Recent figures indicate that some UK customers are overpaying a combined £1.2 billion on annual insurance premiums with approximately 6 million home and motor policyholders begin charged about £200 too much for their insurance. This is a loyalty penalty with...read more
There’s fudge and there’s fudge and there’s chocolate and there’s chocolate. So if you have the choice or a combination of both in one single pit stop, then surely that’s a double win? Discovering that Whittal’s Award Winning hand Crafted Fudge was being made right on...read more
It’s funny isn’t it that everything that we used to take for granted is currently not possible. The freedom to be able to eat out, see friends and family, go to work, take holidays and go shopping are all things that we never really appreciated. As a result of the...read more
Is this for real? Yes it is. I was sat for hours thinking of where to start in writing this. I don’t even usually do personal posts on the Lady Janey blog but just feel that it’s right to put pen to paper about the Coronavirus and share with you the importance of...read more
When you’re first starting out your business, it’s vital to distinguish yourself from other brands. According to recent statistics from the Telegraph, 60% of new businesses in the UK are projected to fail within three years, and 20% are projected to close their doors...read more
Has the spread of Coronavirus put paid to your travel plans? So much has happened in the space of just a few months. We’ve gone from watching from a safe, curious distance as China grinds to a halt to where we’re at now with the development of Coronavirus into an...read more
Scams are on the increase and no matter how savvy you are, anyone can be caught out. Scams come in a variety of forms and with the rise of the Internet, it’s not just the threat of telephone fraud we need to worry about, we have to have our wits about us at all times....read more
Are you a savvy shopper? Do you know your consumer rights and the ins and outs of your finances? Worry not, help is at hand. Here's an introduction to 5 of the best Female UK Consumer Rights and Personal Finance Experts. Helen Dewdney Consumer Rights Campaigner...read more
According to Ombudsman Services research, poor customer service costs UK businesses £37billion each year. Can you believe that? £37 billion! Dealing with upset customers is a real challenge and one, which can be often a deal breaker leading to the loss of customers....read more
It should be a no brainer for companies to do everything in their power to retain the customers they have. However, on many occasions, I’ve despaired at how some companies seem hell bent on doing exactly the opposite. It can be up to 7 times more expensive to get a...read more
It’s easy to jump up and down when things go wrong and take to social media to vent those frustrations but will that get you any real redress? Do you need to be a human encyclopedia of every single bit of consumer legislation in order to be able to be successful in...read more
Once again I’ve found myself thinking just how amazing this series is! Why I hear you ask? Because today’s fabulous guest is yet another leading Consumer Champion and an absolute inspiration in all that she does to achieve redress and refunds for people who have been...read more
An employee turnover rate is the percentage of employees leaving a company in x period of time, versus the total number of employees at the workplace during that same tenure. It should be a goal among all companies to keep this rate at a minimum. Reports from...read more
Thinking of switching energy provider but no idea where to start? The switching itself is the easy part as your new supplier will organise the transfer for you but making the right choice company wise is increasingly difficult despite measures being put in place to...read more
And so it began: The moment those Christmas chocolates disappeared from the shelves, the big red boxes started to appear marking the build up to Valentine’s Day and signalling yet another run of extra frivolous spending. But do we really need to splash the cash on the...read more
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