Elif’s story: Day 314

Elif’s story: Day 314

Elif Köse, Owner of Elif Köse Boutique Offering a unique range of clothing and accessories, along with a bespoke dressmaking service for something extra-special  A young Turkish girl – speaking only a few words of English – arrives in Brighton with no more than a...
Helen’s story: Day 305

Helen’s story: Day 305

Helen Lang, Owner of Wetpaint Illustration A highly experienced London-based freelance illustrator who has worked on projects for many high-profile companies It had always been mum’s dream to go to Wimbledon. As we sat together watching the action unfold on Centre...
Lesley’s story: Day 304

Lesley’s story: Day 304

Lesley Kinney, Business Owner at Bespoke Decorative Finishes Modern, stylish decorative solutions – making homes stunning and unique I’ve decorated houses for Hollywood movie stars and American politicians, but I can’t tell you which ones! It’s a different world...
Grace’s story: Day 276

Grace’s story: Day 276

Grace Abell, Designer at Abell Design An award-winning freelance designer based in York Four years ago, I left a steady job as a graphic designer at ‘Singletrack’ – a mountain biking magazine – with the half-baked idea of going self-employed. Originally from York, I’d...
Nicola’s story: Day 253

Nicola’s story: Day 253

Nicola James, Owner of Iris Dares Fierce and feminine dresses for girls, made ethically in the UK I wasn’t maternal until I had children; then I turned into a tiger mam! My first daughter, Isabelle, was born in 2014. I’d been working as an addiction therapist for a...
Lisa’s story: Day 238

Lisa’s story: Day 238

Lisa Raynes, Founder of Pride Road and Pride Road Franchise Empowering female architects to run their own practice that works flexibly around their families Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong it is until it’s in...