"Jo hosted then Handy London flagship DIY event in May 2015 and did a fantastic job. She's a natural speaker, with an extremely professional approach and extensive practical experience making her the perfect choice for our event. She is a pleasure to work with and I would happily recommend her to any event organiser in her field." Tessa @Handy
"Jo's advice on our refurb project has been invaluable. She was a pleasure to deal with, always gave good honest advice and helped us understand what was realistically achievable. Without Jo our kitchen refit would have been pretty daunting! Thank you, can't wait to get the bathroom done now." Helen SW5
"I have worked with Jo on a number of different projects and her attitude and approach to every project is fantastic. She has such enthusiasm for her field and is extremely knowledgeable."
Entrepreneur, DIY expert and TV presenter.
Jo Behari set up her first company Home Jane in 2007. Home Jane is the UK’s first all female home improvement and property maintenance company. The company grew rapidly and both Home Jane and Jo have won numerous awards over the years. She has also co-authored a DIY Book called The Girls Guide to DIY which is a witty yet practical DIY guide.
In 2011 Jo co-presented the Channel 4 television show Make, Do and Mend where she taught contributors how to save money by completing their own DIY tasks.
Jo is a regular speaker at business events, running sessions on a number of topics including ‘How to Start a Business’ and she mentors a number of young entrepreneurs. Jo also runs a property consulting business helping property buyers and renovators to make the right decisions and interpret builders speak. She is also the DIY expert columnist for House Beautiful magazine.
Jo Behari established Home Jane the UK’s first home improvement and property maintenance companies with an all-female workforce.
Since starting my own business I have become very passionate about helping others and I try why I can to speak to, encourage and support other people looking to start their own thing. But the thing I find myself doing more then any other is helping friends, family and even friends of friends decide on house to buy, interpret surveys, builders quotes and more importantly giving advice on refurbishment projects.
Houses can be a daunting issue to the uninitiated and when undertaking large refurbishment works or purchasing property you need to be confident of your decisions. Many people find it difficult to understand what can be done in their home or even what builders are telling them.
If this is you, you need a ‘building whisperer’; someone who understands buildings and building work but who can speak layman. I can work with you to help you purchase a property and understand what you can do to improve that property or I can work with you through a refurbishment project from briefing the builder, understanding the quote and ensuring the project runs smoothly. Contact me to have a chat about how my expertise can help your project.