BUSINESS OF THE WEEK
We are so proud to present the business of the week where Emma Whalley, the founder of Gossip Gals Networking interviews a great business from our groups. If you are interested in being one of our business of the weeks, please get in touch on the contact us section. We would love to hear from you.
17th SEPTEMBER 2020
8th OCTOBER 2020
Nikki Hesford is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, starting her fast fashion e-commerce business in 2008. In 2010 she won the prestigious Natwest Everywoman Award and appeared on Dragons Den in 2011, after which she secured £250,000 private investment to scale her business.
Following her exit from the business in 2015 after having her youngest son, she was determined to use her knowledge and experience to help other start-up business owners with all of the things she had struggled with her herself as a cash-poor new business – cheap office spare, affordable training, mentoring, sign-posting and free advice. And so, The Small Business Academy was born!
Michelle Kehoe from Leaf Organics is our Business of the Week. After working in the UK CBD industry for a number of years, Michelle became passionate about the powerful benefits of CBD and how it could help with a number of health conditions.
However she was constantly surprised about the advice given to consumers which ended up costing the customer more, often for a product which tasted really bad! This knowledge made Michelle even more determined to bring an honest range of quality products that would make a difference to those who needed it.
The result of that passion is Leaf Organics Ltd! Providing full spectrum CBD oils, body creams, bath salts and more.
See more info at: or join the facebok group
10th SEPTEMBER 2020
Becky is a fully qualified independent civil celebrant from Celebrant Ceremonies by Becky. She creates and delivers bespoke Wedding ceremonies, Civil partnerships, Commitment ceremonies, Vow renewals, Naming ceremonies and Celebration of Life across the Fylde Coast - Lancashire
Each ceremony is unique and tailor made to reflect your beliefs, personality and lifestyle. Your ceremony can be unconventional, heart-warming, funny, have elements of tradition. And the best part…. it can be held anywhere, at any time and include anything you want. No rules, no restrictions. Your ceremony, your way!
Contact Becky on 07961 744 093
3rd SEPTEMBER 2020
Delyth Parsons from Plenary is a straight talking business coach who helps frustrated coaches, consultants and creatives to successfully grow their business and generate regular and consistent income. If you’re fed up working with the wrong clients and want to reignite their business without the hassle of the hustle or sacrificing precious family time then you should speak to Del.
Delyth runs online 6-week business breakthrough programme and a mastermind programme to help you grow your business and generate sustainable revenue.
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/delyth-parsons/
27th AUGUST 2020
Marie is a friendly professional Home Organiser covering Lancashire and beyond. She has had her business Cut the Clutter for three and a half years and enjoys helping people appreciate their homes,organise their belongings and set up systems to keep on top of them.
She believes that clearing your physical clutter helps clear your mental clutter and focus. In her own words “ I don’t make judgements, I’ve seen it all and you can be assured of full confidentiality “
Marie enjoys the joy on clients faces after a plan comes together and meeting such lovely interesting people.
13th AUGUST 2020
Regardless of the size of project, they are happy to advise you. Browse at your leisure or let them guide you through the process. Easy on site parking and many items in stock which can be collected or delivered.
Address - 51-55 Harrowside, Blackpool, FY4 1QH
6th AUGUST 2020
Donna's enthusiasm about her "Event Decoration Hire Business" shines through when she talks about her stunning items. Planning a Party has a delightful showroom on Squires Gate Industrial Estate in Blackpool. Donna will discuss your ideas with you and help make your dream come true. She will listen to you and work with you to make sure the decor enhances your special day. Planning A Party's Motto is:
"We care about your event as much as you do"
You can message Donna Reid on
Facebook page: Planning a Party
or go to the website: www.planningaparty.co.uk
Address is Klassiker House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool, FY4 2DP. tel 07967 985693.
30TH JULY 2020
Gail Kelly is an amazing woman from Sapientia Jewellery Co. Sapientia Jewellery Co. is your high quality and luxury jeweller who take customer care to the next level. A tailored service that puts you first and arranges all meetings face to face where possible, or a video call at a time and venue that suits you.
They offer high end pre-loved designer jewellery, bespoke and unique to you jewellery as well as accessories and free advice. They are an ethically centred company using fair trade products, conflict free diamonds and gemstones and recycled precious metals.
Feel free to call Gail on 01772 642802 or out of office hours on 07796 192 192. Take a look at our website, you will fall in love with our stunning range of jewellery: www.sapientiajewellery.co
23TH JULY 2020
Deirdre is passionate about helping everyone take more control of their health and well-being through using 100% certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. She has been a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA since 2017 and is a certified doTERRA essential oil specialist.
The oils and other products can help so many health conditions from aches and pains, immune system support, breathing, digestion, skin, healing, cooking, detoxing the home as well as our bodies and supporting mental and emotional health. Most are safe for babies and even our animal friends! She provides free consultations and samples.
Instagram : @oilswithdeirdre
Website : www.oilsforyouandme.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/essentialoilsforoneandall/
16TH JULY 2020
Jayne teaches full time at the Aikido Shobukai Preston dojo.
It is a traditional Japanese dojo (school) using the style of Yoshinkan that was taught to the Japanese riot police.
Aikido continues today due to the recognised qualities it develops in a person needed in today’s society such as respect, honour perseverance, as well as building skills such confidence, self esteem, focus and discipline.
Jayne takes great pride in helping students from aged 4yrs to adults become the best they can be in mind & in body through the training of Aikido.
If you want to trail Aikido Free for a week please contact Jayne or Mick via the website
9TH JULY 2020
Bex is the owner of All Bex Beauty salon which is based in Wigan!
She is an experienced health care professional, fully qualified and insured in Facials, Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels & Full Body Massage. She aims to not only give you great results, but
a relaxing, luxury pamper experience when visiting her.
She also sells gorgeous Bath Bombs, Scented glass jar candles & Wax melts. Bex is a Tropic skincare ambassador too and uses their products for her facials. All of the products Bex uses are tailored to your skincare needs and are available to purchase through her webshop.
2ND JULY 2020
Louise Wiltshire from The Crafty Cottage in St. Annes was our business of the week. In this interview Lou takes us on a grand tour of the shop and invites us over for a cuppa.
There is an quirky mix of products to purchase in The Crafty Cottage shop from cushions, art work, restored furniture, candles to fairy and driftwood art. Well worth a visit.
Louise is also a Frenchic Paint Stockist so you an order paints from her for the local area.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MadeWithLoveByTheCraftyCat/
Address: The Crafty Cottage, St Andrews Road South, St Annes, Lancashire
25TH JUNE 2020
Anne Millne-Riley is a Self-Development Coach and Trainer at The Self Development Hub working with individuals and groups to develop speaking skills, assertiveness, resilience and stress management solutions. Anne is a trained Psychotherapist and therefore understands the issues that prevent her clients from overcoming barriers and achieving what they want to achieve. The Coaching and Business background has enabled her to help talented people overcome difficulties so they can take their career or business to the next level.
We all have developmental ‘gaps’ that once filled, will make us more successful professionally and personally. Anne is also author of ‘Confidence Guru - Discover a Confident You!’
18TH JUNE 2020
Sue Rowlinson is “The Home Organiser” – a certified professional organiser based in Blackpool who supports clients to declutter and organiser their homes or offices within the Lancashire area.
Sue supports clients in a variety of way and her services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client – decluttering rooms or wardrobes; sorting through a lifetime of possessions following a bereavement; preparing to downsize to a smaller property or into residential care; project managing a house move or probate property clearance; advising small businesses on organisation.
Contact Sue for a chat to discuss the support you need:
by email: or by telephone on 07766 075792
11TH JUNE 2020
Mags Wilcock is the Owner/Director of the Nurtured Child Practice, which provides training, coaching and support for adults who seek to have better relationships with children and young people in their care.
Her Practice is dedicated to changing the way adults’ look and feel about challenging and intense behaviours, with a commitment to provide effective proven strategies and techniques to support teachers, parents and care professional agencies across the United Kingdom.
The approach is already successfully across many parts of the world, proving to be a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children, whilst improving home life and facilitating classroom success.
Contact Mags for a free consultation here:
http://www.nurturedchild.org.uk email ,
or by telephone on 07762948247
28TH MAY 2020
Helen Boynton is a Consultant matrimonial/ family law lawyer for Pilgrim Hope Solicitors in Standish however works from home so can serve the whole of the North West.
Helen is a resolution accredited Lawyer who offers services for divorce, child disputes, domestic abuse cases and asset disputes. Helen is a friendly family lawyer, giving a calming effect to any situation and a wealth of experience and expertise.
Contact Helen for a free consultation here:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/helenfamilylaw/
Telephone: 01257 422500 Select option 5 to speak to Helen directly or leave a message
21ST MAY 2020
Nicola Taylor runs a success business helping businesses, homeowners and tenants reduce and manage their utility bills, easily from one place. Based in Preston but working throughout the UK, Nicola has over 16 years industry experience.
Nicola is passionate about what she does, and helping her clients, staying in contact regularly. She also works around your lifestyle and shifts.
Give Nicola a call on 07940853890 or email her on email@example.com. It doesn't cost you anything to have a review, but she may just save you precious time and very importantly money to spend on the nicer things in life.
14TH MAY 2020
Sonia has been a fitness instructor for 20 years, teaching various classes and aqua in Blackpool. Plus delivering mind music movement classes in dementia homes. After stopping drinking alcohol in 2018 she started meditating. In 2019 trained to be a Mindfulness meditation practitioner and now delivers meditation practises in businesses and the community.
In 2020 Sonia pivoted from physical to digital when we went into lockdown and opened the online fb studio Namaste Online Fitness Classes. Offering L.G.G. members a free 7 day pass.
Free group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/215251399841065/
Page - https://www.facebook.com/Namasteonlinestudio/
7TH MAY 2020
Shirley runs Space 2 Make, a Creative Cafe located in the heart of Accrington. She has successfully turned a former menswear store into a lovely, friendly place to visit. The cafe allows young and old to get creative, socialise whilst enjoying great coffee and cake.
Shirleys hard work has paid off and she has turned Space 2 Make into a real community hub reaching out to many groups, hosting coffee mornings, classes, workshops etc.. At this time the shop is focusing on deliveries of Frenchic Pottery Paint but other Crafy activities and at home experiences are planned for the future
You can contact Shirley on her Facebook business page www.facebook.com/space2make
30TH APRIL 2020
Laura Shufflebotham from Sense Financial specialises in Mortgage and Protection financial Advice.
Laura has almost 20 years’ experience in Financial Services. Laura provides a personal service to her clients and focuses on building long term relationships. Financial Advice is not an event but a journey and something that should be reviewed regularly or when personal circumstances change.
Laura joined Sense Financial last year, which is an established practice based in Manchester. Laura is passionate about financial protection and turns complexed problems in to simple solutions.
Consultations to review your specific needs and objectives are complimentary, providing peace of mind at no cost to you.
You can contact Laura via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/laurasensefinancial/ by email on or by telephone on 07816624891
23RD APRIL 2020
Helen Turner is partnered with Isagenix and is super passionate about helping women feel fabulous through the power of nutrition.
Having previously had a successful career in accountancy she had reached the point of burn out, exhaustion and was suffering with her mental health when Isagenix found her and she hasn't looked back. Now she has one of the top 10 businesses in the UK and helps women from all walks of life get healthy, improve their energy levels and feel confident and happy.
Contact Helen on her facebook profile at: https://www.facebook.com/helen.s.turner
16TH APRIL 2020
The Eco Friendly Living Co aims to encourage families to ditch their single use plastic for more eco friendly alternatives. In their online eco shop, they stock plastic free household goods and personal care products that leave zero waste or recycled goods that support the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle iniative.
The business was launched in March 2020 to give eco friendly products a platform where we can shout about their benefits for both ourselves and the environment. They encourage families to make these eco swaps and join them on the journey.
Operating online, due to the lockdown, but in the future we will be looking to do pop up stalls & markets. Now offering free contactless doorstep deliveries in the Chorley area
9TH APRIL 2020
Sarah Fletcher is the initiator of Happy Woman. She is super passionate about coaching women helping them to get unstuck, find themselves, release limiting beliefs and live their life with purpose.
Sometimes as women we can feel pulled in every direction from home life, family, work, partner and anything else we have to attend to. We can be left feeling exhausted, depleted, lost and wondering is this it! Sarah uses a variety of coaching and therapeutic methods to help women realign their values, identity and purpose. You can join the free happy woman community on Facebook, you can attend a happy woman group session or come for bespoke coaching sessions tailored to fit what you need.
2ND APRIL 2020
Peace Ravenwood from Medicine Weaver based in Leyland was our Business of the Week
Peace is a primal health mentor, coach and therapist offering Arvigo massage for women to balance the bodies 5 flows. With a wealth of experience since being young and training, Peace is a pleasure to talk to and learn from.
Due to working closely with the goddess of Cacao, IxCacao, Peace also offers Stone Ground Cacao and Mayan Xocolatl elixir served as a delicious hot chocolate which unlocks a euphoric state and releases negative emotions.
For more details please visit: www.peaceravenwood.com
20TH FEBRUARY 2020
Jane Cuthbertson from Barrica Wines at Barrica In the Park at Astley Park in Chorley, Lancashire is our business of the week.
Jane has a success story with making and selling wines since 1994. She's so knowledgeable but with out being posh about it. She makes wine tasting accessible for all.
Barrica In the Park was born after a wonderful gang of local merchants of all kinds of local produce came together and created a food and wine festival for every day in a store at Astley Park, Chorley. Produce includes pasta, honey, chutneys, candles, glass engraving, cushions, sweets, cheese...and so much more. You have to go! It's a welcoming and classy place where you'll find everything you could wish for.
For more details visit: https://www.barricawines.co.uk/
13TH FEBRUARY 2020
Gail Kelly from On a Carousel, Bespoke Personal Jewellery with a Sentimental Twist, is our business of the week.
Gail is an inspirational woman with creativity and drive. Her story behind creating her business is one that really makes good out a bad situation. Her professionalism and personal connection in the way she conducts herself in business is astounding and something you don't find in other bespoke jewellers especially when dealing with senitmental pieces.
Contact Gail on:
Tel: 01772 642802 Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Mobile: 07796192192
6TH FEBRUARY 2020
Joanne Hindle from Rapid Results Therapy with Joanne Hindle is our business of the week.
Joanne is an amazing Therapist using Hypnosis, Rapid Transformation Therapy and NLP.
She comes highly recommend and has helped hundreds of clients within 3 sessions to transform their lives. This interview shows what she’s like to work with and what an amazing lady she is.
Contact Joanne on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/rapidresultstherapy.co.uk/