Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Sarah Swainsbury

This month we talked to Sarah Swainsbury, Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Celebrity Circuits: My name is Sarah Swainsbury and I created my fitness business, Celebrity Circuits, in 2014. Celebrity Circuits is a bespoke personal training service aimed at women of all ages and abilities. As well as 1:1 training we also offer small group training, and an extensive timetable of fitness classes based in and around Ashford, Kent, including BabyFit and Buggy Burn, our specialist…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Victoria Rowley

This month we talked to Victoria Rowley, Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Puddle Ducks East Kent, who provide Baby & Pre-school swimming classes (from birth, through to toddlers and pre-schoolers), Swim Academy classes for primary school children and Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be.   What made you start up as a Mumpreneur? I’ve always wanted to run my own Business, and after giving birth to my eldest, I knew I wanted a balance of a great career in…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Juliete Harpur

This month we talked to Juliete Harpur, Ashford Mumpreneur extraordinaire, who runs Sing and Sign Ashford: Hi my name is Juliete Harpur, I am a franchisee and teacher with Sing and Sign, and these are my two wonderful children, Charlie & Anabelle. How did you get into Baby signing? I have a wee boy called Charlie who is now 4 years old and Anabelle who is 2. Charlie and Anabelle both joined Sing and sign…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Doreene Gilbert-Addo

This month we’ve talked to Doreene Gilbert-Addo – Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Dee’licious Cupcakes, a company based in Ashford specialising in tasty celebration cakes for any occasion, ranging from highly styled and decorated cakes and cupcakes to brownies and sweet breads.   What made you start up as a Mumpreneur? I started as a mumpreneur after I had my first child. I faced lots of challenges as a first-time mum and felt very low at times. Being…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Leila Jones

This month we’ve talked to Leila Jones – Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Ginger and Jones, a company based in Ashford specialising in personalised, handmade crafts.   Hi, my name is Leila and I run Ginger and Jones which is a crafting business. I make handmade patchwork and panelled baby blankets and quilts that are personalised to my customer’s preferences. I’ve been running for over two years as a very small business and I have made…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Sita Turner

This month we’ve talked to Mrs Sita Turner, a Mumpreneur extraordinaire who owns the award winning Baby Sensory Ashford and Canterbury! “I love the buzz and the challenge of it all. Although one child free admin day with nice hot coffee on demand is the dream!” Hi, I’m Sita and I own Baby Sensory Ashford and Canterbury. We are currently the number one baby class in the UK after winning the What’s On For Little…

International Women’s Day 2018 – Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs

It’s International Women’s Day! And we’re honouring the day by launching our new Blog series, celebrating the Mums in and around Ashford that run their own businesses, the Ashford Mumpreneurs! Each month we’ll feature a different Mum in our Women in Enterprise series who is forging ahead with her own business, to inspire, educate and encourage other Mums who are thinking of doing the same.  So, if you’re thinking of starting your own business and looking for…

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