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[ 20 Sep 2019 | No Comment ]

Organisation Expert, Monique Sveinsson, 44 has worked with the likes of Disney, LinkedIn, Google and Facebook and run some of the World’s largest sporting ceremonies and theatre shows as part of her theatre and event-planning career.  She is now putting her impeccable skills to good use having created a product to help other parents find better balance in their lives, with a business that enables her to work flexibly around her family, in partnership with her husband.
Monique, is a mum of 2 from Cambridgeshire who alongside her husband, Agust Sveinsson, has …

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[ 19 Sep 2019 | No Comment ]

From time to time, the challenges of balancing home and a busy work life can start to have an impact on your overall health and wellbeing. This presents a problem, not just for you and your team, but for the productivity of your business.
Making sure you’re able to find the right balance between competing demands of home and work, and supporting your team to do the same, can often be tricky to achieve. Below are some suggestions to help you and your team achieve a better work-life balance and help …

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[ 13 Sep 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Pavan Riyat-Ward, 44
Tell us about your family
My husband Rick is an established Creative Director and we work with our daughter Polly who is also an experienced creative. Family is very important to me, and I have grown up being inspired by my father who has taught me the value of working hard. I am the eldest of three siblings, born in Leeds.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I have worked in senior roles heading up …

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[ 6 Sep 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Elspeth Fawcett 35
Your business: Yummikeys, www.yummikeys.com
Tell us about your family
I’ve been married to my husband Sam for 8 years and we have 3 children – Rebecca 5, Hamish 3 and Sebastian 1. We also have a springer spaniel and 5 chickens.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I worked as a chartered accountant for a life insurance company in Edinburgh before starting Yummikeys. I have a degree in Environmental Science and after finishing without a clear …

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[ 30 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Name and age:  Lauren Riddell, 30 years old and Rob Scott-Branton, 26
Tell us about your family:
We live with out two children in Livingston, West Lothian, near Edinburgh. We have two dogs and live next door to my mother-in-law – which has massive benefits when you are self-employed and juggling childcare.
Together we run Kids Gone Wild, offering nature and woodland based experiences for children and families, and environmental education for school groups and clubs. We teach children to preserve and respect the outdoors away from screens and sofas.
Lauren is the …

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[ 23 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Pamela Spence, 46
Tell us about your family
My husband Charlie is from Germany and we have a 5-year-old son. We also run a complementary health centre together in the town where we live.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Before training to be a medical herbalist I worked in film and television production. It was a very demanding job with long hours. It was fun, exhilarating but ultimately exhausting and not compatible with family life. I am …

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[ 16 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

I am Esther Wane and I am a storyteller.  I am an actor, writer and creative coach.  I live in Hertfordshire with my husband, daughter (12), son (9) and labradoodle (1).
Until my children were born I was following the “sensible” path and was working as a Compliance Officer in London for an investment bank.  I was outwardly successful but inside I felt small, dark and lonely.  When I had my daughter and spent time alone at home with her I was faced with how unhappy I truly was.  I returned …

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[ 9 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Who are you?
I’m Holly Pither, MD and founder of Tribe PR, mum blogger at PitterPatterPither, novice mummy to baby Amelia and doting wife to a police man.
What do you do?
I run Tribe PR. Tribe PR is an independent communications agency, specialising in earned media to help organisations of all sizes increase their brand advocacy. We work in partnership with both B2B and B2C brands, earning them reputation, helping them understand their audience and deepening their media relationships.
What’s the story behind your business?
I’ve worked both inhouse at HSBC and agency side …

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[ 2 Aug 2019 | No Comment ]

Your name and age:
Amrit Deogun – 41 years old.
Tell us about your family:
I’ve been married to my husband for 12 years and we have two amazing children together. My son is eight and my daughter has just turned three.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I studied Maths at the University of Leeds. Once I’d graduated, I started working in an area of deprivation, and ran a Bexley Council youth centre for 10 years where I did a …

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[ 30 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Striking a balance between feeling cool and looking stylish for work during summer is easier said than done. With the recent spate of hot weather, travelling on the Underground and other railway networks at this time of year can be a laborious, uncomfortable affair. Many of us reach the office feeling anything but fresh-faced and squeaky-clean.
The real dilemma lies in dressing for warm weather without showing too much skin. As a result, we can end up staring blankly and bewildered at our wardrobe’s contents because nothing seems to fulfil that …