Hosting KITA 2015
Sep13

Hosting KITA 2015

As I made my first entrance in to the room in ‘character’ at the fourth Kent Independent Traders Awards I was struck by the party atmosphere that had spread out across the room. Having organised the table plan, I knew that people were there on their own and were thrown in to a group of other finalists, yet there was no sense of this as people were engaging with each other right from the start. I admit, dressing up as Del...

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When a Hobby Becomes Something More
Jun30

When a Hobby Becomes Something More

It’s funny what life can throw at you. Mine has been thrown an opportunity to turn a hobby in to something much more productive while still making it enjoyable. In 1989 my Mum, Jennifer, wrote ‘The Great Potato Cookbook’ which was reprinted  bunch of times in different languages. I was 17 when it was published by Search Press based in Tunbridge Wells. I remember being so proud of her as she did it all while working a...

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World of Potatoes
May23

World of Potatoes

Back in 1989 my Mum published a cookery book, ‘The great Potato Cookbook’ while she was working for an Independent Publishing House in Kent, Search Press. I remember being so proud of her for putting it all together while having a demanding full time job and not to mention, demanding children. The book has been re-printed numerous times and in numerous different languages. In 2011 my Mum suffered a massive stroke which...

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My Mother’s Daughter…
Feb26

My Mother’s Daughter…

In 2011, March 17th/18th, during the night my personal life changed forever. My Mum, the most vibrant and influential person in my life suffered a major stroke that rendered her paralysed down her right side. In the space of a few short hours she went from being able to tell me off for being stubborn to not being able to move or speak at all. In the months/years that followed we worked together on her speech, I knew from the look in...

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Business Perspective in Kent

As founder of three prestigious Award Ceremonies in Kent I have a privileged view of business across this thriving county.  From those starting out to those who are established or people who are climbing the career ladder. As a member of The Institute of Directors, (IOD)  the Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, (FSB) I have invaluable support at my fingertips to help grow my own business. This kind of support...

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