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[ 12 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

I’m now 32 years old, have two children, a husband and a home made business run from my kitchen table. At 28 I left a career in museums to be a stay at home mum, moving to my husbands home town of Northallerton at 38 weeks pregnant.
Whilst being a stay at home mum was very much my choice (I felt blessed and privileged to be in a relationship where that choice was accepted and encouraged) I also felt, at times, lonely and under stimulated yet stressed. I day dreamed that …

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[ 30 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Get Ahead VA
Your Name and Age: Rebecca Newenham, 45
Tell us about your family: I live with my husband Martin in Guildford and our three daughters who are 16, 13 and 11.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I was a buyer in London for retail giants Superdrug and Sainsburys. I loved the fast pace of the job and the thrill of seeing new products I had developed hit the shelves. But for me, the job and the …

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[ 14 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Tell us about about your family background:
Caroline is a married mum of three boys, aged 9,8 and 6. Clare is also married and has two sons aged 8 and 10. Both ladies live in Sevenoaks, Kent and met in the school playground.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea?
Caroline worked in digital publishing for 15 years, for companies including Virgin Media, Trinity Mirror and Archant Newspaper group. Clare worked in marketing and events prior to setting up her own digital marketing business.
Now both Caroline and Clare are …

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[ 1 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

We are Catherine Merritt and Emma Costello, two 40 something mums from Berkshire
Tell us about your family
We have five girls between us; with the eldest twelve and the youngest two months, who keep us and our husbands exceptionally busy!  We also have two British Blue cats – Iggy Merritt and Aesop Costello – who are brothers and despite three years between them are starting to look alarmingly interchangeable.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Catherine has a background in engineering …

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[ 15 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

Ten years ago I was studying to become a teacher when everything changed.  I was expecting my first child, a son, and could not have been more excited about his impending arrival.  I had had an earlier career that saw me travel the World, I met my husband and we were living happily overseas.  Jul, was born, motherhood certainly suited me, but within a short matter of time we realised that Jul, although content and in many ways flourishing, was poorly.  Jul would go on to have many illnesses which …

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[ 4 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

 Temi Alanamu, 32 is married toRob Renton and mum to Eve, age 1. She is the founder of Whatsinit?, a food ingredients and allergies app that helps users quickly and accurately understand what is in their food. Read on to find out how she came up with the idea:
We had the idea for Whatsinit? in 2015 when I and my husband Rob were made redundant and financial constraints forced us to buy and eat cheap, processed foods. Prior to this time, my genetic condition, called Sickle Cell Anaemia, meant that I …

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[ 29 Jun 2017 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Yuliana Topazly, 36 years old
Tell us about your family: Being a migrant, most of my family is back home in Russia, however my husband and my lovely daughter Jessica have been my biggest inspirations.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition? I was always interested in entrepreneurship, supporting my family business since I was 13 years old, working for educational institutions and private sectors gave me lot of knowledge and experience. However when my daughter was born, I had …

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[ 20 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Tell us about your family –  I have been happily married for almost seven years now and have two lovely children. My daughter will be three years old soon and my son is eight months old.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea?
Well, I was and am still a practising medical doctor. I started Evasitters, which is a babysitting agency, when I was pregnant with my daughter and noticed a lack of reliable evening and weekend childcare for parents like me. I did not like the …

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[ 14 Mar 2017 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: My name is Tze Ching Yeung and I am a bit over 40.
Tell us about your family: I live near Bath with my husband, two kids (twins) and a handful of pets.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I have been in the kids fashion business for close to 10 years but wanted to make a positive change in the way we design and the entire production process by making everything more sustainably. So we made …

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[ 25 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

My name is Cait Salanson and I am the Managing Director of Winchester-based catering company, The Little Kitchen Company, and the proud mother of three young children, Arthur, 8, Jack, 7, and Molly, 4.
Five years ago, I left my high profile and demanding position as a Regional Director of HSBC to turn my passion for creating delicious, imaginative, and hand-made food into my own catering business. I started off cooking my first business lunch for just four people in 2011. It was incredibly exciting to secure my first “sale” and …