Somerset Ladies in Business

May Showcase

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This month we heard from Liz Hutchin and Muriel Bauduin, who told us more about their businesses. Liz Hutchin runs Busylizzie Art & Literacy which makes bespoke, hand-painted designs for wedding invitations and handmade stationery as well as hand-painted wall art. She is passionate about Creative and Performing Arts being in everyone’s lives! She describes herself as an artist, teacher and maker.   Murial Bauduin is a Travel Counsellor, an independent travel agent who can help you choose a holiday tailored perfectly for you. Backed by Travel Counsellors’ leading technology, she can help you with all your travel requirements – from package holidays […]

April Showcase

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This month we heard from Sue Risdon, AKA Sewing Sue & Lynn Taylor, from Scissor Happy. Sue Ridson – From Sewing Sue is a self employed seamstress who maks soft furnishings for your home. She makes lined & interlined curtains, roman blinds, cushions. Roller and venetian blinds are also available. Sue showed as a selection of her work, explaining which styles worked best in different settings.  She also explained the importance of hanging curtains properly to avoid long term disasters. For more information you can contact her through her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sewingsuerisdon/ Lynn Taylor – From Scissor Happy explained how she and […]

March Showcase

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This month we heard from Karen Harris, The Mindful Sage & Ann Shorthouse, from Taunton Kinesiology. Karen Harris – The Mindful Sage – is a registered mindfulness teacher accredited with Breathworks to teach both Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress courses. She has also completed training with Exeter University to teach the “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” course. Karen has been teaching courses & introductory sessions for 4 years to a variety of groups and has also run one to one sessions and courses for individuals. She runs a regular meditation group at home. Karen also works regularly at The […]

February’s Showcase

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This month were heard from Ceri- Ann Taylor, from Enable Law & Bev Alderson, from Practically Balanced. Ceri-Ann Taylor is a Senior Associate for Enable Law and acts for claimants with life threatening or severe and permanent injuries, sustained as a result of a medical accident. Her aim is to help her clients through what is inevitably a challenging time, by obtaining compensation for what they have unnecessarily been through, not only in monetary terms but also to provide funding for their future needs. https://www.enablelaw.com/ Bev Alderson from Practically Balanced. Bev works with individuals, groups and workplaces who are wanting to take […]

Januarys Member Showcase

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This month Louise Curwen from IQ Online Marketing and Sally Maidment from Design Bean showcased their businesses. Louise explained that she runs IQ Online Marketing with her daughter Rosa, who is a talented videographer. They build websites for small to medium sized businesses as well as shoot, edit and market business videos. She explained the importance of having an effective website, it must be easy for visitors to use as well as look professional and appealing. With a strong marketing and design background IQ Online Marketing make sure that all areas are covered. Your business will be judged online, having […]

Decembers Business Showcase

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This month Jennifer Neal from The Lighting People showcased her business. Jenniffer Neal explained that The Lighting People were an independent lighting consultancy that provide enriching, energy efficient solutions for a wide range of applications. They have extensive experience in the design and the delivery of LED lighting and control solutions achieving substantial savings and enhancing the appeal of the lit environment. They offer a full turnkey solution managing your project from beginning to end. Alternatively they can support your project by providing any of our services independently relative to your unique requirements.

Novembers Member Showcase

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This month Gill Smith from Forever Living and Carola Becker Life is Good Nutrition showcased their businesses for us. Gill Smith explained that Forever Livings key to success is a commitment to quality and purity. The products start with 100% inner leaf gel, delicately adding just enough other ingredients to produce outstanding products. They are the largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of Aloe Vera products in the world. For over three decades, they have dedicated themselves to seeking out nature’s best sources for health and beauty and sharing them with the world. As an Independent Forever Business Owner her income is earned […]

Octobers Member Showcase

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This month Bev Alderson from Practically Balanced and Emma Green from Reminiscence Learning showcased their businesses for us. Bev Alderson works with individuals, groups and workplaces who are wanting to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing their health and wellbeing and in turn achieve greater results. She hasn’t always done this.  Previously she spent 18+ years performing high pressured management roles within the Finance and IT industries in both the UK and Australia.  During this time she got to learn first-hand the impacts of a high-pressure environment and lifestyle and how left unchecked it can negatively impact personal effectiveness […]

Septembers Member Showcase

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This month members Hannah Rowden of The Financial Detectives and Jane Townsend of Townsend Letting & Management gave a joint showcase explaining both the services their businesses provide and how their businesses complement each other. The Financial Detectives can arrange insurance, mortgages, pensions, wills and even business finance. Hannah says “We are a well established financial advice family firm based in Taunton.  We provide you with the traditional values uniquely associated with a family firm alongside the latest product sourcing technology and as a result we can deliver you a professional, friendly, reliable and personal ‘one stop’ service for all of your […]

Augusts Member Showcase

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We were lucky enough to have two members showcase their businesses for us in August, they were Kate Worden from IzzyBee  and Murial Bauduin from The Travel Counsellors Kate Worden explained that even though her mail order gift business, IzzyBee, only went live in January 2017 it has been amazingly successful, even gaining the attention of Theo Paphitis from Dragons Den.  Their gift boxes range from Chocoholics Mini at £13.50 to New Mum Luxury Care Package £59.95, they also make wonderful Get Well packages which can be delivered directly to friends and loved ones in hospital, as one of our members discovered that very day when […]