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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 …

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[ 5 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

Hi, I’m Katie Tyndale, aged 47.
I have been with my husband, John, since we met at University and we have two gorgeous sporty boys aged 14 & 9 and two pets!  Life is always busy with lots of sports and rough and tumble going on. We recently moved into a house in need of refurbishment and we started at a great pace but then all the hard work was ruined by a plumbing leak so we had to start all over again!
I created GLR in 2011, having spotted a gap …

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[ 28 Jan 2017 | No Comment ]

 Tell us about your family: I am Ellie, 28 and live in Shropshire with my husband, Daniel, and our one year old son Thomas.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Before starting Eleanor Mary Designs I was working full time as a School Mentor in a secondary school. Starting up Eleanor Mary Design on my maternity leave, meant I was able to take more time off to be with my son, and also has now given me the choice to …

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[ 14 Jan 2017 | No Comment ]

Your name and age: Ruth Oliver,  35
Tell us about your family: I live in Salisbury in the south west with my husband and energetic young sons aged 4 and 9
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I have worked as a designer since graduating and was working as a millinery designer and maker when I launched the business. The transition to running The Make Arcade and launching on notonthehighstreet.com came gradually and when it got too much setting up a …

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[ 19 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Peggy Melmoth (43)
Tell us about your family: I’m a single mum of two cheeky, artistic daughters, aged six and eight. We live in a cottage in Devon with a little black cat called Emily.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I previously managed a music recording studio in London for several years, before retraining as a hypnotherapist. After I had my second child I wanted to work flexibly from home (on our narrowboat) and so in …

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[ 31 Jul 2016 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: My name is Bambi Gardiner and I am 49 years old.
Tell us about your family: I have been married to Charlie for 23 years and we have two fantastic children, Harry (21yrs) and Sophie (17yrs). We live in Sussex with our 3 yellow Labs, 3 horses, 4 alpacas and a chicken called Egg (named by my 4 year old nephew!).
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition? Before getting married I had worked in marketing and …