Interviews

Katy Newman-Miller – A Woman in a Man’s World

When did you know that you wanted to be in engineering/construction? Honestly?! Well, I never wanted to be in construction. This part of my life was a complete accident. I wanted to be a professional sports woman! My Gran was in the 1948 Olympic swimming squad so I spent my youth ploughing up and down
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Welcome to the home of small business and artisans

  Holly & Co is the home of creative small business owners. A place to gain colourful advice and inspiration, share learnings and together, shine a light on the power of small businesses and artisans. After a decade creating notonthehighstreet.com, Holly has decided to continue her life’s quest to bring colour to the world of
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Jade Lisseman – Rising out of recession bringing prosperity to many

  I am Jade Lisseman, I am 27 years old, my role is a Business Development Executive for Betaris Training Limited. I am responsible for all sales and account management within the company. Betaris Training Limited is a training company specialising in the delivery of training and qualifications in the predominantly male orientated sectors of
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Safia Minney’s Journey to Pioneering a Sustainable Fashion Label

Safia Minney is a British social entrepreneur and campaigner who has pioneered a sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label, People Tree. Her passion is to provide customers with beautiful, ethical clothing. In 1999, she initiated the World Fair Trade Day which is celebrated on the second Saturday of May each year. In 2009 Safia Minney
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Kayleigh Purser on how she trained in Reflexology

In 2004 when first looking for training courses in massage therapy I had the option of doing a full beauty therapy course with level 2 massage qualification, doing individual training courses in different therapies or doing an intensive two year level three complementary therapy course with a mixture of therapies included. I had very little
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Misery can consume you or resilience can propel you

Meet Jillian Haslam today and you would see a professional and successful business woman. But her life as a child and young adult was far removed from that. Born to parents with British Ancestry, she grew up in India where the family lost four siblings to poverty and malnutrition. Yet she managed to help her
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Laura Tenison on how she started up, sustained and achieved her business

 The Women’s Business Club went to meet Laura Tenison at her London headquarters to chat about how she started up, how she sustained her business and just how much she has achieved in her company, Jojo Maman Bébé Tell us about your dream job as a child. I have always been interested in the underdogs
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BBWA Celebrates 20 Years of Networking

My name is Julie Cooper, and for the last six years I have been the Chair of Bath Business Women’s Association, something I am passionate about.  Professionally, I have worked in the events world for over two decades, including my own events  company.  However, two years ago I felt the need of a new challenge
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Saira Hussain: A Woman in a Man’s World

Saira Hussain started Hussain Architectural Design (HAD) in 2011 at the age of 23 in the midst of the recession when construction had been hit the hardest. She had worked several years in practice and completed her studies at the University of Huddersfield. Working through recommendations, on small residential extensions for family and friends for
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The Muddy Business of Running a Farm

“I have never seen such healthy animals before in my life,” was my first response when visiting Middletown Farm. Being an animal lover and cat breeder myself I am very aware of what a healthy and unhealthy animal looks like. The animals at Middletown Farm are different, displaying not only signs of physical health and
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