The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging small business owners and the self-employed to make the most of networking and social events to increase mental wellbeing and mitigate the negative effects of isolation.
When Andrew Seery came out of foster care aged 14, he worked with his birth mum in a hairdressers’. Having a clear talent for the profession, he was soon offered a job and progressed to become a partner in the salon.
Louise Rayner set up her dog grooming business, Wagglebumz, in June 2015. From the outset her love for the dogs in her care was paramount so, in addition to giving them a good groom, she always made time for play – sending each dog on its way looking good and feeling happy.
Karen Tyas is a Penistone girl with a passion for baking that was instilled in her by her grandmother when she was a child. She’s worked in catering since she was 15 and her ambition was always to own a café and cake shop of her own.
The current Brexit chaos seems to have been triggered by Theresa May taking her Summer holiday in Europe. Differences of opinion on Brexit – it’s timing, single market access, migration etc – have become full blown briefing wars between government ministers.
When Shelly Redding was out walking her dogs in spring 2014 Rocco, her staffy cross, was stolen from her by a man in the park. Determined to get him back Shelly initiated a campaign using local media and social media which was supported by numerous local dog charities
Our Local Community Business Heart award winner, Phil Anderson Financial, first became involved in charities through Legal and General, when it ran a scheme which donated to the national charity, Shelter, every time a mortgage was arranged.