Deliberation with a Dragon

On Monday 24th November I had the pleasure of going to an event where Deborah Meaden was speaking. Before I begin, I’d like to point out that Deborah is one of my business idols, someone who I really respect as a business woman and certainly aspire to be like. I love Dragon’s Den, and watching…
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What I learnt from Jo Fairley

Yesterday I had the chance to listen to Jo Fairley, creator of the Green and Blacks brand of Chocolate. I always try to find inspirational people to listen to as it really motivates me to do the best in my business and strive for excellence. There is always a lot in common with successful people,…
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Small Business 100

Small business is so important for us an individuals, shopping small and local is one of the things you can do to help fight against commercial consumerism, which is one factor preventing us from becoming ethical consumers. Small businesses tend to be more local, cutting down transport miles, and reducing carbon footprint, tend to have…
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An evening with Mary Portas

I’ve just returned home from an evening in conversation with Mary Portas at the Salisbury playhouse as part of the Salisbury international arts festival, Firstly I just wanted to comment on how great an event the arts festival is for the city, it’s actually the first year I’ve had a chance to enjoy it as…
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What I learnt from opening my first shop

Three years ago today, I was preparing to open my pop up shop called Goodfayre, I wanted to change the world, I wanted to show people a better way to shop. I wanted to bring smaller brands onto the high street and teach the world about ethical consumerism. Now I am preparing to close the…
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