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[ 19 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age:
Freddie Underwood, 36
Principal/Franchisee at Stagecoach Performing Arts Trowbridge and Frome
Tell us about your family:
I’m married to Chris – he works in the business with me – and we have a little girl called Gigi, who’s five. People often think that’s an odd choice of name for a child, but me and Chris actually met on stage, acting in a theatre production of Gigi, so it only seemed right to give her that name! We live in Corsham, which is just outside Bath.
What did you do …

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[ 12 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Lucy Cameron, 49
Tell us about your family: Husband Clive, 3 children – Thomas 16, Amy 14 and Jamie 10.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
My background is in training, learning and development in large corporations including Crossrail and the Arcadia Group. I was responsible for all head office soft skills, performance management, IT, professional and technical training, coaching, mentoring and induction programmes. I finished my degree in Social Sciences in 1990 and completed my MBA …

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[ 5 Jul 2019 | No Comment ]

Sharon Ottley is a 49-year old mother of two grown-up sons, and launched Sharon Ottley Accountancy Services in Hertford, north of London, in the summer of 2018. She explains how she built on her dream of her own business:“I knew the qualification I wanted to study for was offered by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, the ICB, so I looked at its website to find which tuition business it recommended.”
Sharon was no beginner in the world of accountancy, having worked in an accountancy firm where she studied successfully, 20 years ago, …

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[ 28 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age:
Clare Roberts, CEO of Kids Planet Day Nurseries, aged 42.
Tell us about your family
I have 3 daughters, Isabelle aged 11, Scarlett aged 8 and Tilly who is nearly 6. I’m the eldest of 4 so am used to being around big families!
How did you get started?
Having just had my first daughter, Isabelle, I knew that my role as an Area Manager in the Pharmaceutical industry which required travelling between my home in Manchester and the head office in Northern Ireland, wasn’t conducive to family life. …

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[ 25 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Suzannah Butcher, 46
Tell us about your family: I have two lovely children who I finally conceived after 8 years of fertility treatments. My son is 14 and my daughter is 12. I’ve been married to my husband Colin for 18 years. In addition to this, we have border collie named Skylar (my fur baby) and 2 cats.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
Over the years I’ve tried a few different businesses. I started out with …

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[ 21 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

  Your Name and Age: Lucy Werner 36 and Hadrien Chatelet 34
Tell us about your family: We are parents to Rafael nearly 23 months and boy bump
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
I used to work in some of London’s top PR agencies but left to create an affordable PR service for entrepreneurs. In the beginning I had a three-year growth plan but had a baby in year two which changed things somewhat. With our first child we took shared parental leave and I …

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[ 19 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

I am Natalie Trice I’m 45  and live by the sea in Devon with my husband, two sons (10 and 12) and our dog, Dotty.
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition?
After teaching English in Japan, I forged a successful PR career in London working on local, regional, UK, EMEA and global levels, managing Pan European teams, mentoring staff and exceeding board level expectations time and again.
From media parties on Red Square to animal antics at London Zoo, I worked …

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[ 14 Jun 2019 | No Comment ]

Name of Business: Seventeen Minutes

Your Name and Age: Sara Vickery-Bragg, 33

Tell us about your family: I’m a mum of two, Max (3) and Olivia (1). We live in North London and have just finished renovating our house. We love to travel when we can and most weekends you’ll find us in the garden or on a walk.

What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition? I worked in Children’s Publishing for 10 years so this is a complete career change. I …

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[ 31 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Shazia Mustafa, Cofounder of Third Door, a family-friendly coworking space with an onsite flexible Ofsted registered Nursery, says:
A few months after I had my first child back in 2007, I knew one thing for certain; I wanted to return to work and further my career. However, like most new mums, I was reluctant to be far from my baby and wanted somewhere I could work in peace whilst my little one was cared for nearby. My husband was also studying for a self-funded MBA at the time and therefore his working …

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[ 24 May 2019 | No Comment ]

Your Name and Age: Hannah Rowe, 44
Tell us about your family: 2 children (12 & 7)
What did you do before coming up with your business idea and how was it making the transition? I was Marketing and PR Manager for a large social care firm, before that I worked in Financial Services marketing.
When did you launch? 2013
How did you get started? A lot of networking, a few favours from people I had met in my previous job, and a lucky break.
What’s your favourite thing about running your own business? …