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...
Sarah’s story: Day 259

Sarah’s story: Day 259

Sarah Halsall, Founder of Hand Picked by Henrietta Specialising in sourcing design-led and handmade products, gifts and greetings cards Eight years ago, I would have found it incredibly difficult to share with people that we had lost our son. When your heart has been...
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...
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...
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...
Jo’s story: Day 245

Jo’s story: Day 245

Jo Lloyd, Owner of Designs from the Heart Specialising in creating unique keepsakes – including motivational mugs, decorative glassware, personalised prints and greetings cards I started my own business almost five years ago because I couldn’t afford to go back...