Helen’s story: Day 277

Helen’s story: Day 277

Helen Walker, Partner at Wholehearted Florists Working with clients to design and create beautiful, bespoke floral displays for all occasions In February 2018, I took voluntary redundancy after a lovely 10-year career in procurement. The company I worked for had been...
Janette’s story: Day 261

Janette’s story: Day 261

Janette Watson, Founder of The Lazarette Creating nautical rope knot decor for beautiful homes When I was 19, my boyfriend asked me if I fancied going sailing. He’d just been made redundant, so I thought: ‘Why not? Let’s go and have an adventure!’ Later, we sailed...
Kelly’s story: Day 258

Kelly’s story: Day 258

Kelly Mallinson, Founder of Sew Unique Artwork Specialising in converting children’s artwork into embroidered gifts and keepsakes Before my husband and I started our family – having our first daughter in 2012 – I worked as an architect. Designing children’s...
Emily’s story: Day 254

Emily’s story: Day 254

Emily Lamb, Director of Prop Options A leading supplier in luxury and bespoke cake stands I completed a Business Management degree whilst I was pregnant with our second daughter. I worked hard at it, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my priorities, so when Mila was...
Sam’s story: Day 251

Sam’s story: Day 251

Sam Peddie, Founder of The Barn & Wirral Candle Co A bespoke soy scented candle service that aims to ‘inspire, evoke and soothe’ I’m a great believer in doing what you love as often as possible and as much as you can, which is why I always say it’s...
Jeni’s story: Day 250

Jeni’s story: Day 250

Jeni Jacques-Williams, Owner of Lemon Studio Ceramics A small pottery hub based at Dunham Massey creating ceramics, running courses and hosting parties I became self-employed in 2017 after being involved in an extremely serious incident at work. Up until that point...