Parents in Business Magazine AUTUMN 2021


Parents in Business Magazine AUTUMN 2021

The Parents in Busines Magazine is 3 years old! In celebration of turning 3, we have a new look we hope you like it.

In this bumper issue, we have articles from Sophie Thwaites, who writes about helping children unlock their full potential, and Karen Gibb writes about Supporting your child’s wellbeing.

Do you want a stress free Christmas? Early preparation and planning is the key. This is the perfect time to get your marketing messages really focused and effective on page 36, Small business retail expert Catherine Erdly has you covered.

There is much misunderstanding about what it is to be involuntarily childless perhaps it comes from not knowing what to say or do? Berenice Smith, a freelance designer, and founder of Hello Lovely, writes about coming to terms with being involuntarily childless.

We have an interview with Sharon Keegan, Founder of Peachylean. Sharon Keegan is the founder of Peachylean. Peachylean is an award-winning fitness wear brand for women. That sells supportive garments in sizes 6 -26, supporting the everyday everybody to live life in full colour. Sharon has appeared on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den and secured £100,000 for her ever growing business.

We also interviewed James Sutcliffe, the CEO of  The Founding Network, a community of the UK’s most innovative founders who collaborate, enabling them to scale as efficiently as possible. And Jo Carroll, Co-Founder of Winchcombe Farm. Jo runs an independent holiday retreat that is hidden away on a private country estate in the glorious Warwickshire countryside on the northeast tip of the Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Thank you so much for being so supportive over the last 3 years!

SALIHAH AGBAJE

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT SPOKEN WORLD PRODUCTIONS

Salihah is the founder and creative director at Spoken World Productions, a theatre in education organisation for children that specialises in providing physical and virtual Drama, movement and

mindfulness workshops to enhance confidence, creativity and much, much more.

www.spokenworldproductions.com

 

LOUISE ARNOLD

923 JOBS

Louise Arnold spent five years at City law firms before moving to an in-house legal role at London’s Borough Market.  She loves her role as part of the 9-2-3 team and really feels inspired by the changes that are unfolding before her eyes in the world of work.

www.923jobs.com

 

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.shonachambersmarketing.co.uk

 

CATHERINE ERDLY 

SMALL BUSINESS RETAIL EXPERT

Catherine is a small business retail expert, a Forbes.com contributor on the subject of starting and scaling a product business, a judge of the Good Retail Awards on the Editorial Board of Modern Retail.

www.resilientretail.com

 

KAREN GIBB

FOUNDER OF MIND MARVELS

Karen Gibb is a former teacher, now educating young people on their emotional wellbeing with a range of calming strategies and practical tools to support.

www.mindmarvels.co.uk

 

BERENICE SMITH

FREELANCE DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF HELLO LOVELY

Berenice Smith, MA, runs Hello Lovely. She works with business owners, publishing houses and authors to bring ideas to life through creative, bespoke user-friendly design. Hello Lovely is an ethical business advising on planet-friendly solutions and donating to charities.

www.hellolovely.design

 

YUKI SOLLE

HEALTHY EATING ADVISER, HEALTHY EATING, ECO-LIVING AND MONEY SAVVY BLOGGER. GREENIE.

Yuki is the founder of Cultivate Life Lifestyle blog that focuses on healthy eating, Eco-living & Money Saving topics.  Being a passionate foodie, Yuki shares tips and hacks on how to eat well without costing the earth (or our pockets!)

www.cultivatethelife.com

 

SOPHIE THWAITES

HELPING CHILDREN GET BACK INTO THEIR BODY AND READY TO LEARN

Sophie has helped children all over the world with varying learning differences. She has developed a broad understanding of how best to work with children and help them establish greater connections with their surrounding environment; ultimately allowing them to unlock their potential, enjoy learning, and grow in confidence.

www.sophiethwaites.co.uk

 

READ AUTUMN 2021 HERE

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 13


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 13

Welcome to the 13th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine

Summer is here, and as quick as you can blink, the children will be breaking up from school. In this issue, we have an article on learning through play supporting children to explore, be imaginative and creative. There are many ways that you can implement learning through play at home. However, where do you start? Nichole Hughes has you covered on page 4.

Shona Chambers reviews How To Fix Meetings by Graham Allcott and Hayley Watts. On page 8 Jennie Brown shares her Success Story

We have interviews with Grace Abell, Designer and Studio Owner of Abell Design. Duncan Grierson, the Founder of Clim8, who is passionate about tackling climate change and Charlotte Olivier, the Co-owner of Napton Cidery.

Can success make you lose friends? Grace Francis answers that question on page 13. We shine the Small Business Spotlight on CeCe & Me, a mobile kid’s shoe shop based in South West London.

Discover what wellbeing looks like, what it means and how you can achieve it. We have a Special Feature on overcoming imposter syndrome 4 parents share their experience.

JENNIE BROWN

BARRE INSTRUCTOR

Jennie is a barre instructor, food enthusiast, women’s advocate, mental health ambassador, girl boss, wife and mother of four.

*Photo credit Sophie Mitchell Photography

www.meetyouatthebarre.com

 

 SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.shonachambersmarketing.co.uk

 

 GRACE FRANCIS

GRACE FOUNDER OF DRAMED

Grace Francis, with a background as an actress, performing in theatres ranging from the Battersea Arts Centre to The National Theatre. On Channel 4 and again on BBC. In 2019 Grace founded DramEd, a creative education company, which delivers pre-school clubs and schools workshops to advance education and nurture the development of young children through Performing Arts. From the stage to your classroom, DramEd prides themselves on being a company of highly skilled performers who turn everyday learning into a magical adventure.

www.dramed.co.uk

 

NICHOLE HUGHES

TEACHER, PRESCHOOL & RECEPTION SPECIALIST

Nichole Hughes is a qualified primary school teacher with 10 years experience. She specialises in Preschool and Reception education, with a passion for Early Years and learning through play. She works with parents by providing tutoring sessions, bespoke consultations and preparing your child for Reception.

www.mummyandtrainers.co.uk

JESSICA WALL

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL AND NLP MASTER COACH

Jess Wall is a Cognitive Behavioural and NLP master coach, specialising in children and families.  She works to ensure that every cog in the family machine is working smoothly to ensure that everything runs together.  Through her techniques she helps to uncover the unconscious blocks which face us all at times and in doing so, she helps her clients create new choice of behaviour and thought which, of course, results in more contentment and fulfilment throughout the whole family.

www.breakingdownwalls.co.uk

READ ISSUE 13 HERE

 

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 12


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 12

Welcome to the 12th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine

Family, inspiration and business are the focus of this issue. Shona Chambers reviews the book – How to raise entrepreneurial kids. Kavin Wadhar and Salihah Agbaje have both written articles that cover children and their wellbeing. A recent report revealed that many families are navigating the rapidly changing digital world with little discussion or openness.  Rubbi Bhogal-Wood, a Social Media Educator, covers children and social media.

There’s never a perfect time to start a business, but even if there were, starting a business in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic probably wouldn’t qualify. Our special feature covers 6 inspirational parents who started a business during the pandemic.

We have interviews with Grace Trowbridge, Founder of Simply Noir, and Samantha Francis, a Positive Parenting and Relationship Specialist.

For many business people, achieving a profit is the main objective. However, some businesses have the main target to achieve a goal that benefits society. This is the goal of Laura Rana, Founder of Khushi Kantha. ‘Khushi Kantha’ means ‘Happy Blanket.’ Read about this social cause on page 26.

We have articles covering social media, brand activism, and so much more.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business or own a business, the Parents in Business Magazine offers the best advice to support you on your business journey.

SALIHAH AGBAJE

FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT SPOKEN WORLD PRODUCTIONS

Salihah is the founder and creative director at Spoken World Productions, a theatre in education organisation for children that specialises in providing physical and virtual Drama, movement and

mindfulness workshops to enhance confidence, creativity and much, much more.

www.spokenworldproductions.com

 

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.shonachambersmarketing.co.uk

 

AMY DOWNES

CONTENT PLANNING WIZARD 

Amy Downes is the Content Planning Wizard. A mum of two boys under 5 (yes, it’s chaos!), the social media coach is an expert at planning your posts to growing your audience, and she’s sharing the tricks you need to wave a magic wand over your social media pages.

www.contentplanningwizard.com

 

YOLANDA SISSING

FOUNDER OF SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY PINKLEAF SOCIAL

Yolanda Sissing is a former journalist now founder of the social media company PinkLeaf Social. Born in South Africa and living in the UK, Yolanda has had her fair share of challenging stereotypes wrongfully attached to a particular version of who she is or who she is supposed to be. She hasn’t always worked in Social Media, but she has always had a passion for storytelling. Yoland is a serial volunteer, conscious parent, public speaker, budding pianist and a terrible cook.

www.pinkleafsocial.co.uk

 

KAVIN WADHAR

FOUNDER OF KIDCOACHAPP 

Kavin left an FTSE100 corporate role to pursue his passion. He has built KidCoachApp, which provides parents with hundreds of guided conversations for parents to get their kids talking, thinking and feeling – and building skills they will need to thrive. He lives in North London with his wife and 2 young children.

www.kidcoach.app

 

RUBBI BHOGAL-WOOD

SOCIAL MEDIA EDUCATOR 

Rubbi Bhogal-Wood is a social media educator and founder of Wild & Form Digital. With 20+ years of sales & marketing experience under her belt, working for the likes of Microsoft and Facebook partners, Rubbi knows social media and is the go-to expert educator in this field.

With a no jargon approach, Rubbi is known for her down-to-earth, solid social media advice that empowers audiences to grow their company, strengthen their school brand, or support their child in their social media habits. She works primarily with clients in the small business and education sectors.

www.wildandformdigital.com

 

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 11


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 11

Welcome to the 11th issue of the Parents in Business Magazine.

And just when we thought the chapter of homeschooling and running a business had come to an end here we go again. This issue is full of practical guidance from industry experts and inspirational stories from parent business owners, all to support you!

We’ve all been told that community is key to a successful business, Melissa Gauge writes about the power of community in building a successful business. If you want to improve your self-confidence Emily Bal a confidence coach and facilitator writes about confidence in action.

Shona Chambers reviews the following books, Survival Skills for Freelancers, The Success Rebellion, and Michael Rosen Book of Play.

We are shining the small business spotlight Nadene Martin, the owner of Format Services.

We have inspirational interviews with Dionne Thurland, the founder of Pocketbum, Dionne created the no fuss and fastener-free baby grow. We also interviewed Dr Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani, a co-founder of Little Tummy, a paediatrician with more than 10 years of working experience in various healthcare systems. And Laura Crawford, the founder of Mama Bamboo. Mama Bamboo became the first UK Company to sell nappies that are made from organically and sustainably grown bamboo and the only company in the world whose nappies also include fully compostable linings and packaging.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business or own a business, the Parents in Business Magazine offers the best advice to support you on your business journey.

EMILY BAL

CONFIDENCE COACH AND FACILITATOR

Emily Bal is a confidence coach and facilitator and helps successful people realise how extraordinary they are so they know they can take control, create balance and be happy. After 17 years in marketing and creative roles in the non-profit sector, she moved into coaching so she could work flexibly around her young family and because she firmly believes if a person is thriving and realising their potential everything else will follow. Her digital homes are @life.work.balanced and www.emilybal.co.uk  She lives in Ealing, West London with her husband and three children.

*Photo credit Jo Mieszkowski

www.emilybal.co.uk

  

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.shonachambersmarketing.co.uk

 

SAMANTHA FRANCIS

POSITIVE PARENTING AND RELATIONSHIP SPECIALIST

Samantha Francis is an award-winning Positive Parenting and Relationship Specialist and number 1 best selling author. She has been working in this field for over 8 years and integrates her knowledge as a holistic therapist and Belief Clearing Practitioner. During this time, she has been recognised and praised by children and adolescent mental health practitioners and the bestselling author, David Walliams, along with being featured across the media including Channel 4 News and BBC News. She has contributed to magazines including Families magazine and is a regular contributor to parenting and wellbeing podcasts. Her work consists of one to one private sessions, group courses and products such as her anxiety books for children and newly released Inspire affirmation cards.

www.samanthafrancispositiveparenting.co.uk

 

MELISSA GAUGE

FOUNDER OF SPAREMYTIME

Melissa Gauge, the founder of SpareMyTime, focuses on creating practical solutions to small business stresses.  She is on a mission to democratise high quality, affordable virtual assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses, whilst championing truly sustainable, flexible careers for women.  With over 20 years of executive experience in the City and having established her own successful Virtual Assistance company, she utilises her extensive knowledge to support small businesses in stepping up to the next level.

www.sparemytime.com

 

LEANNE SCOTT

LIFE COACH

Leanne Scott is a life coach mother of 3. She helps mums move away from overwhelm to self-belief in their amazing-ness. She loves reading, drinking tea and eating cake.
Founder of REAL Mums Facebook Community.

www.leannescottlifecoach.com

 

RENATA TREBING

FOUNDER OF NOURISH WITH RENATA AND RECIPE DEVELOPER

Renata is a wife, mama, and foodie and loves delicious, healthy food. Renate loves creating good recipes that taste good. She is all about nourishing your body through amazing, healthy, and, most importantly, delicious food.

www.NourishwithRenata.com

READ ISSUE 11 HERE

 

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 10


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 10

Welcome to the Parents in Business magazine

Where has the year gone? It’s that time of year again, and it’s come round quicker than ever. This is the last issue for 2020. And it’s packed full of guidance from industry experts and inspirational stories from real-life parent business owners.

Joanne Dewberry explores why networking is still key for small businesses. Consumer PR expert Fiona Minett gives practical, actionable steps on how to get your business seen this Christmas.

This issues special feature focuses on social media and why it’s so important parents share with us their top social media tips.

We are shining the small business spotlight on Donna Anderton  Donna Herts Social.

We have inspirational interviews with Sunita Harley, a mother of 2 who is a Coach and Professional Development Consultant, Lucky Things®.  John Hudson, CEO of Hudson Procurement Group and Tommy Balaam, Founder of Captain Fantastic, who speaks about how his business was affected by COVID and how he has had to change his business model to adjust.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business or own a business, the Parents in Business Magazine offers the best advice to support you on your business journey.

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.spaceat61.com

 

 JOANNE DEWBERRY

AUTHOR, SAGE BUSINESS EXPERT

 Joanne, Author, Sage Business Expert and multi-award-winning, 30 something coffee lover lives in rural Dorset with her long-suffering partner and three children. When she isn’t writing or networking, she is partial to a bag of crisps and a crime drama.

 www.joannedewberry.co.uk

 

KIMBERLEY MASON

DIRECTOR OF INCREDIBLY COOL EVENTS AND THE KIDS FESTIVAL

Kimberley Mason mother, wife, and chocoholic. Kim is an event specialist, businessperson, compere, and presenter. Born in North Yorkshire and now living in Staffordshire, she’s passionate about empowering people through events. After the COVID-19 pandemic also delayed the initial launch of The Kids’ Festival, Kimberley is committed to delivering it even bigger and better in 2021.

www.incrediblycoolevents.co.uk

 

FIONA MINETT

CONSUMER PR EXPERT

Fiona Minett is a Consumer PR Expert and long-time supporter of small business.  She spent six years running Peachy PR, an agency specialising in working with small businesses and start-ups and helped her clients make their mark through canny PR.  Now, she wants to help you do the same.

www.bossyourpr.com

 

JACQUIE LAWES

BRANDING EXPERT & DESIGNER AT BAILEY & ROO

Jacquie Lawes is a branding expert and designer with over 15 years expertise in product branding, from visual merchandising and creative content production to branding identity and packaging design. Jacquie works with other creative females entrepreneurs and product based businesses to take you from feeling like a hobbyist to having a successful business doing what you love and attracting the right clients with a luxury brand experience.

www.baileyandroo.com

READ ISSUE 10 HERE

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 9


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 9

Welcome to the Parents in Business magazine

Many of us over the past few months continue to face upheaval in our lives. Many business owners are still grappling with the impact that Covid-19 is having on their day-to-day life. In this issue, we are committed to supporting you to bounce back and thrive in your business.

Catherine Erdly gives actionable steps on using the Coronavirus crisis to assess your business and come back stronger. Zuzana Taylor writes how to transform your mindset to achieve success.

We have a special feature 5 parents share how they are going to bounce back and thrive. These individuals all represent a real sense of determination and grit. These are professionals who have managed to really be more in the face of a challenge. They have demonstrated that they are willing and inclined to fight for their business, and we’re very proud to hear their stories. The lesson to learn here is that when it comes to what can be done in the face of overwhelming odds, it’s sometimes better to hang up the rulebook and decide for yourself. These incredible people proved that they weren’t afraid to try and move on, and they did so well. Their stories are far from over, but the legacy that they have created and the impact they will have for business owners struggling with COVID-19 right now can not be underestimated.

We have inspiring interviews with Shakira Taylor Founder of Fitness with Shakira you’ll read how she has diversified her income streams. Rob Moore Author, Property Investor & Disruptive Entrepreneur who became a millionaire before the age of 31. And in our interview with Rosey Davidson, Founder of Just Chill Baby Sleep shares how her sleep experience with her own children inspired her to start her business and help other parents.

We are shinning the small business spotlight on Mama And Me Doula Services Founded by Vanisha Virgo.

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.spaceat61.com

 

CATHERINE ERDLY

FOUNDER OF THE RESILIENT RETAIL CLUB

Catherine Erdly is the Founder of the Resilient Retail Club, she has over 19 years experience working with product businesses of all sizes from high street names (such as Paperchase, Laura Ashley and Coast), all the way down to brand new businesses with just a handful of customers. She helps product businesses grow their sales, manage their stock and make more money.

www.resilientretail.com

 

CAI GRAHAM

FOUNDER OF PEAK PARENTING AND CREATOR OF THE TEEN TOOLBOX™ SERIES: PARENTING EXPERT, AUTHOR, PODCASTER AND SPEAKER.

Cai Graham is an NLP Master Practitioner Parenting & Expert. Cai Graham has been in

the trenches of parenting and is now on a mission to equip parents and teens with the tools for navigating adolescence. She is a Parenting & Teen Coach, Speaker and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Teen Toolbox™. She specialises in supporting families overcoming obstacles; including communication issues, loss and trauma so that they can enjoy a brighter future.

www.caigraham.com

 

JO KAYE

MINDFULNESS COACH

Jo Kaye is a Mindfulness Coach she teaches a variety of Mindfulness courses to individuals, parents, teachers and carers both in private groups and 1-1 coaching and also in corporate settings.

The Breathe Academy has one simple, main goal – to teach mindfulness and meditation to help parents better navigate the challenges and pitfalls, whilst skilfully balancing all of the demands we currently have on our lives.

www.thebreatheacademy.co.uk

 

FIONA MINETT

CONSUMER PR EXPERT

Fiona Minett is a Consumer PR Expert and long-time supporter of small business.  She spent six years running Peachy PR, an agency specialising in working with small businesses and start-ups and helped her clients make their mark through canny PR.  Now, she wants to help you do the same.

www.bossyourpr.com

 

ZUZANA TAYLOR

HOLISTIC AND TRANSFORMATION BUSINESS COACH

Zuzana Taylor is a Holistic and Transformation Business Coach and mum to two beautiful children. She supports and empower mums in business looking to step into their power, regain confidence, and are serious about building the business of their dreams.

www.zuzanataylor.com

READ ISSUE 9 HERE

Parents in Business magazine issue 8


Parents in Business magazine issue 8

Welcome to the 8th issue of the Parents in Business magazine.

The last few weeks have been challenging for business owners around the world, and we are amid the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, we now have to homeschool our children as well as navigating our businesses through challenges that COVID-19 has presented.

In this issue, we are committed to supporting you in preparing your business to come out the other side. We have actionable tips on how to create your marketing content in less time, written by Sara Bussandri.  Claire Winter covers why cracking content is so important. Fiona Minett gives strategies on public speaking how to position yourself and get started.

Did you know that we go through around 60,000 thoughts each day, and 80% of those are negative thoughts? Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Hypnoanalyst Jodine Downham covers how to practice positive thinking.

On page 9, we have something new Shona Chambers book review! The small business spotlight shines on Little Wise Toys on page 16.

We have inspiring interviews with Anne- Marie Martin Founder of Diddi Dance, a close network of 40+ franchises nationwide. Gary Green who is the principal accountant of Key Business Consultants LLP, chartered accountants. And Chloe Jessamy Founder of Supportal Business Services & Clutter Cutdown.

SARA BUSSANDRI

WRITER, AUTHOR & MENTOR

Sara is a Digital Content Writer who specialises in helping small business owners and podcasters with blogging and re-purposing audio and video content into standalone blog posts. She’s a mum of three boys who works around school runs, laundry loads, and football matches.

www.sarabussandri.com

SHONA CHAMBERS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Shona Chambers is a Marketing Consultant and owner of Shona Chambers Marketing, a Marketing Agency based in Nunhead near Peckham. Specialising in helping Small Business Owners and Freelancers with their Marketing.

*Photo credit Portrayed Photography

www.spaceat61.com

JODINE DOWNHAM

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST, PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND HYPNOANALYST

Jodine is a fully qualified professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Hypnoanalyst in the Basildon, Essex area.

www.ihypnosistherapyessex.co.uk

FIONA MINETT

CONSUMER PR EXPERT

Fiona Minett is a Consumer PR Expert and long-time supporter of small business.  She spent six years running Peachy PR, an agency specialising in working with small businesses and start-ups and helped her clients make their mark through canny PR.  Now, she wants to help you do the same.

www.bossyourpr.com/

RACHEL TAPPING

FOUNDER OF FIRST PLAYTIME

 Rachel Tapping has been running parent-child groups since June 2006. Her inspiration to begin was the invaluable experience of attending parent-child groups with her three children over a period of about eight years.  Rachel also offers consultancy to nurseries and preschools, one-to-one guidance for parents. She also enjoys writing articles for her own blog and other publications.

www.firstplaytime.co.uk

RENATA TREBING

FOUNDER OF NOURISH WITH RENATA AND RECIPE DEVELOPER

Renata is a wife, mama, and foodie and loves delicious, healthy food. Renate loves creating good recipes that taste good. She is all about nourishing your body through amazing, healthy, and, most importantly, delicious food.

www.NourishwithRenata.com

KATIE WEAVER

ILLUSTRATOR

Katie Weaver illustrates from her home in Cheshire, where she lives with her husband and two boys. She loves to illustrate for children as well as some fun art for grown-ups! Always looking for a new challenge, she works on a wide variety of commissions and projects.

www.popadoodle.co.uk

CLAIRE WINTER

FOUNDER OF THE CRACKING CONTENT CLUB

Claire Winter is the founder of the Cracking Content Club and has been a content creator, journalist, and copywriter for twenty years. She is passionate about helping business owners to create content that converts via her online course and 1:1 training. She currently writes for all 41 Families magazines that cover the UK, which reaches 9 million parents a year.

www.clairewinter.info

READ ISSUE 8 HERE

PARENTS IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE ISSUE 7


PARENTS IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE ISSUE 7

Welcome to the 7th issue of the Parents in Business magazine.

We are committed to 2020, and beyond being the best, Sara Bussandri writes about some of the marketing communication strategies that you might want to employ in 2020 (and beyond) to promote your business and to help you achieve your goals. On page 6, Hyacinth Myers covers how to overcome any challenge and thrive in 2020.

We have practical, actionable tips from Sarah Tjoeng, a Website Designer and Strategist she tells us 10 things to help improve your website. And continuing with actionable business advice Ruth Buckingham covers how to attract customers to your business with content marketing on page 16.

Page 31 Market Yourself – the art of self-promotion Fiona Minett As unnatural as it may feel, we must be our own cheerleaders and our own best advocates. Our business spotlight goes to Box of Hugs London three sisters Anna, Sophie and Lucy who started a business together after their mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour they were inspired to fill a  gap in the gifting market.

We have two inspiring interviews with Niki Hutchison of Nikihutchison.com. Niki is an entrepreneur based in Edinburgh, Scotland. And Melanie Hunter Yell Founder of Huff Equestrian.

And with it being the month of LOVE, we have you covered with articles covering business love and relationship love.

RUTH BUCKINGHAM

FREELANCE MARKETING CONSULTANT 

Ruth is a Freelance Marketing Consultant operating as Kandu Marketing.  She provides jargon-free marketing strategy and content marketing for small business owners.  This usually starts with content strategy or copy-writing.

www.kandumarketing.co.uk

 

SARA BUSSANDRI

WRITER, AUTHOR & MENTOR

Sara is a Digital Content Writer who specialises in helping small business owners and podcasters with blogging and re-purposing audio and video content into standalone blog posts. She’s a mum of three boys who works around school runs, laundry loads, and football matches.

www.sarabussandri.com

 

CORI JOSIAS

RELATIONSHIP AND DIVORCE COACH

American-born Cori Josias has lived in the UK for 40 years with a background in the music business, training teachers, building a health and beauty business, life coaching, and relationship coaching. She successfully navigated a 20-year marriage as well as an amicable divorce and is the proud mother to two grown sons. She continues to build several businesses and coaches high-flying couples and divorcees. Cori can be contacted at [email protected]

 

FIONA MINETT

CONSUMER PR EXPERT

Fiona Minett is a Consumer PR Expert and long-time supporter of small business.  She spent six years running Peachy PR, an agency specialising in working with small businesses and start-ups and helped her clients make their mark through canny PR.  Now, she wants to help you do the same.

www.bossyourpr.com

HYACINTH MYERS

FOUNDER/ MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SOUL CONSCIOUS CREATIONS

Hyacinth is a dual heritage mother of two sons. She is a Creative woman who still cannot define her title and also Founder/ Managing Director of Soul Conscious Creations Limited offering her signature course and workshops on her EMPOWER 7 women’s personal development programme.  She also uses her intuitive coaching skills and Holistic Therapies to help heal past adversities by empowering women to create their life by design.

 www.soulconsciouscreations.com

SARAH SCOTLAND

COMMUNITY NUTRITIONIST

Sarah Scotland (Wiseaboutfood CIC)  provides benefits to communities in Hertfordshire and further afield, with respect to healthy eating, diet, exercise and the benefits of socialising, specifically this is intended to be the elderly, isolated, disabled, disadvantaged and children; also people who care for these groups: care home workers, early years workers, their support staff,  health visitors, school caterers, parents too.

wiseaboutfood.co.uk

KATE STOW

FREELANCE EARLY YEARS CONSULTANT/TRAINER

Kate Stow has been in the area of Early Years for a long time, nurturing and inspiring children to successful onward learning. She has a breadth of experience in many different settings over the years, including roles as a Private Nanny, Nursery Nurse in both hospitals and schools.  Kate works as a freelance Early Years Consultant/Trainer. Through her business Nurture Every Step she offers to EYP’s, workshops and high-quality resources. To parents, she offers workshops or 1:1 coaching sessions to advise and support ways to: engage with their child and how to enable their environment to help the children’s learning and development.

www.nurture-every-step.co.uk

SARAH TJOENG

WEBSITE DESIGNER AND STRATEGIST

Using her 12 years of digital experience, working as a User Experience Designer for big brands such as Tesco and Canon, Sarah is now helping smaller parent entrepreneurs grow their businesses online and get them to the next level. She helps smaller businesses upscale their digital presence and attract more customers by implementing key design and layout strategies on their websites and recommending best practice layouts and structures. She thrives on the psychology behind a website’s designs and wants to ensure that people with small businesses understand the need to continuously improve and analyse what they’re doing with it!

https://www.daretodreamdigital.co.uk/

 

KAREN WALKER AND JULIAN ABEL

THE NOWT PONCY FOOD COMPANY

Karen and Jools and we’re on a mission! A mission to bring fabulously tasty scoff to the world that’s full of all the good stuff and leaving out all the nasties. Nowt Poncy® products are low sugar and coeliac and vegan friendly (apart from the Big Easy Creole).

www.nowtponcy.co.uk

JODIE WEBBER

THE BUSINESSES COMMUNITY 

Jodie Webber has had a long career gaining valuable experience in Marketing, Print Management and Customer Service.  Following a short career break for some family time, she decided to take the plunge and utilise her skills and experiences to help other local businesses.  So in 2017, with a newborn daughter in one hand and a laptop in the other, Jodie started Enfield Businesses (now The Businesses Community Enfield – TBC Enfield).  They currently have a thriving Facebook group, regular co-working monthly Jellies and are growing a good social audience as a platform to help their members.

 www.thebusinessescommunity.com

READ ISSUE 7 HERE

PARENTS IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE ISSUE 6


PARENTS IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE ISSUE 6

Welcome to the 6th issue of the Parents in Business magazine. The festive season is upon us, and many of us are looking forward to magical family fun, friendly frolics, lots of great food and hopefully some presents! This issue shines the spotlight on parents who are creatives on page 10 we interview Shannon Reed Handmade Artist at Mockingbird Makes we have a special feature on page 26 featuring 5 parents with creatives businesses.

We also interviewed Serena Nalty-Coombs Project Management Consultant, who sparked her daughter’s entrepreneurial flair. And Cynthia Lawrence-John and Rae Sims who own WerkHaus Margate.

In this bumper issue, we have two business spotlights Peter Ibbetson, Co-Founder and Director of JournoLink, shares why he and his daughter set up JournoLink and the service they provide to small business owners. And Keisha Ehigie who founded Imagine Me Stories addressing the gap in representation in children’s books for black children.

And continuing with a Christmas theme – would you know what to do if you were faced with a  common festive period first aid problem Louise Worsley a first aid trainer covers what to do if an emergency happens. If you’re a single parent, Julie shares tips on coping with Christmas as a single parent in business on page 40.

And looking to 2020 Sara Bussandri, a digital content writer explores what 2020 holds for written content. Colette Machado, a former BBC journalist and ex-newspaper editor, writes why do we need PR when we have social media?

SARA BUSSANDRI

WRITER, AUTHOR & MENTOR

Sara is a Digital Content Writer who specialises in helping small business owners and podcasters with blogging and re-purposing audio and video content into standalone blog posts. She’s a mum of three boys who works around school runs, laundry loads, and football matches.

www.sarabussandri.com

NELLA FOULDS

CONSULTANT NUTRITIONIST, MNU CERTIFIED

 The founder of The Lean Cook and Nella Nutrition as well as co-founder of Pace To Race app.

Originally from Surrey, Nella lives in Leicestershire with her husband and twin sons who’ve just started school. She is a qualified MNU Certified Nutritionist.

www.nellanutrition.com

JULIE HAWKINS

FOUNDER OF SINGLE MUMS BUSINESS NETWORK

Julie is Director of KIH Products Ltd and Founder of the Single Mums Business Network.  Julie has been a single parent since her pregnancy, and she and her daughter live in the Wye Valley with their dog Tara and cat Pip

www.singlemumsbusinessnetwork.com

COLETTE MACHADO

PR AND CONTENT

Colette Machado is a former BBC journalist and ex-newspaper editor who now helps business owners to get featured in traditional and online media by positioning themselves as an expert in their field or through their brand story. She has successfully secured media coverage for clients in the UK and internationally in media outlets such as BBC TV Radio, BBC Radio, GMTV (former ITV breakfast television programme), Telegraph Online, Soul & Spirit magazine, Women in Business Radio Show, Huffington Post, Talented Ladies Club, and many local newspapers, blogs and online sites.

https://colettemachado.co.uk/

LEANNE PERRY

PERSONALISED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Leanne Parry created Werk Lifestyle Management she recognised the fine line between business and personal needs, so she formulated a service that can seamlessly transition across both areas, allowing you to have all your requirements met by one person, in one place.  A service for businesses, entrepreneurs or anyone who finds themselves needing business support.

https://www.work-werk.com/

JODIE WEBBER

THE BUSINESSES COMMUNITY

Jodie Webber has had a long career gaining valuable experience in Marketing, Print Management and Customer Service.  Following a short career break for some family time, she decided to take the plunge and utilise her skills and experiences to help other local businesses.  So in 2017, with a newborn daughter in one hand and a laptop in the other, Jodie started Enfield Businesses (now The Businesses Community Enfield – TBC Enfield).  They currently have a thriving Facebook group, regular co-working monthly Jellies and are growing a good social audience as a platform to help their members.

 www.thebusinessescommunity.com

LOUISE WORSLEY  

FIRST AID TRAINER

Worsley Training is owned and run by Louise Worsley, a professional teacher with an instinctive ability to make learning First Aid enjoyable. Louise Worsley is an ex-geography teacher who has been delivering First Aid courses since 2007.  She is qualified through and regulated by Remote Emergency Care and Nuco Training and is, therefore, part of a global network of professional first aid trainers.

 www.worsleytraining.co.uk

 

READ ISSUE 6 HERE

Parents in Business Magazine Issue 5


Parents in Business Magazine Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Parents in Business magazine. Where did the summer holidays go? Well, summer is almost over for this year. But hopefully, you’ve had a chance to switch off and relax.

Did you know? It’s a year since the Parents in Business Magazine launched so in this birthday issue we have three inspirational interviews with Ryan Jackson a serial entrepreneur, Nicole Haynes Founder of Mochíc Events and the incredible lady behind the design of the Parents in Business Magazine Bhavini Lakhani who is a Freelance Graphic Designer.

If you feel like you’ve not quite got your mojo back after the summer break Sara Bussandri shares how to get excited about your business at the start of a new school year, on-Page 16, Alison Shadrack shares how to build relationships with journalists.

On page 18, we have a special feature where 6 parents share how they’ve overcome challenges while building a business. You’ll find valuable pieces of information on family and business with the turn of each page.

READ ISSUE 5  HERE

SARAH APPLEBY

LIFE COACH AND INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER 

A mother of three, Sarah co-founded Tribe Within Ltd in 2017 knowing that children are exposed to many pressures and demands. Parents often find mental health services difficult to access, expensive or fall short of being effective. Sarah offers a wide range of mental health programmes – from online courses, to events and keynote speaking, available through Tribe Within.

www.tribe-within.com

 

SARA BUSSANDRI

WRITER, AUTHOR & MENTOR

Sara is a Digital Content Writer who specialises in helping small business owners and podcasters with blogging and re-purposing audio and video content into standalone blog posts. She’s a mum of three boys who works around school runs, laundry loads, and football matches.

www.sarabussandri.com

 

ADRIENNE KIRK

BACP-REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

Adrienne is a BACP-registered psychotherapist with a private practice in Enfield. Adrienne previously worked as a health psychologist within a diverse population and environment following degrees in psychology (BSc) and health psychology (MSc).  Her work included developing doctors’ consultation skills and supporting students in difficulty. Her interest in this work led to my training as a psychotherapist. 

www.adriennekirk.london

 

SERENA NALTY-COOMBS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Serena Nalty-Coombs has been running her Project Management Consultancy, SN Management, for over 10 years, helping others to achieve their personal and business goals. In addition to that Serena runs a Mumpreneurs Retreat in the UK encouraging mum’s in business to take time out to relax, rejuvenate and reflect. She is also the co-founder of We Rock, a non-profit organisation promoting positive role models and positive activities.

www.snmanagement.co.uk

 

ALISON SHADRACK

FOUNDER AND CEO OF ADIA PR

Alison Shadrack is the founder and CEO of Adia PR and the host of the online course How To Do Your Own PR.

www.adiapr.co.uk

 

JODIE WEBBER

THE BUSINESSES COMMUNITY 

Jodie Webber has had a long career gaining valuable experience in Marketing, Print Management and Customer Service.  Following a short career break for some family time, she decided to take the plunge and utilise her skills and experiences to help other local businesses.  So in 2017, with a newborn daughter in one hand and a laptop in the other, Jodie started Enfield Businesses (now The Businesses Community Enfield – TBC Enfield).  They currently have a thriving Facebook group, regular co-working monthly Jellies and are growing a good social audience as a platform to help their members.

 www.thebusinessescommunity.com

READ ISSUE 5  HERE 

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