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Women in Enterprise: Patience Ogunbona

This month we talked to Patience Ogunbona, Ashford Mumpreneur who is a Transformational Coach, Author, Business Trainer and Speaker and runs Aspire-Transform-Inspire (ATI). What made you start up as a Mumpreneur? – The desire for freedom, to own my destiny, design my life, do what I love, inspire and empower other women and eventually provide employment and  livelihood opportunities for many. What have you most enjoyed about being a Mumpreneur so far? The results of coming along side…

Meet the Discount: Tumble Tots

This week we had a chat with Tumble Tots, who’s classes allow children the opportunity to participate in an active physical play program using specially designed colourful equipment, and strive to provide children with essential skills for life whilst contributing to their recommended 3 hours of physical activity that is needed every day. 1. What is the main service offered by your business? Tumble Tots is a physical activity play programme using specially designed equipment…

Meet the Discount: Harmony Fitness

This week we had a chat with Harmony Fitness, who run LEGS BUMS AND BUBBAS, fun and friendly exercise classes that you can take your babies and toddlers along to too…and you can try your first class for free as a Mums in Ashford Member!   1. What is the main service offered by your business? LEGS BUMS AND BUBBAS!.. A fun, friendly exercise class just for mums who are looking to get fit and…

Women in Enterprise: Laura Kingston

This month we talked to Laura Kingston, Ashford Mumpreneur who runs Leap Career Coaching, who specialise in helping people return to work after a career break or helping people who want to make a career change. I launched my career coaching business back in October 2018. I specialise in helping people return to work after a career break or helping people who want to make a career change. As I am a mum of two…

Women in Enterprise: Samantha Hemphill

This month we talked to Ashford Mumpreneur, Samantha Hemphill, who runs Present2Past Genealogy, a company based in Ashford offering research services designed to unlock the secrets of your past, and reveal what makes ‘you’, you. I am an experienced family historian, providing genealogical services to fit a range of budgets. I initially started offering research services in 2013, but it’s only since moving to Ashford in 2016 that I decided to establish the business formally. 1. What…

Women in Enterprise – Ashford Mumpreneurs: Isabella Cecil

This month we talked to Ashford Mumpreneur, Isabella Cecil, owner of Zagara Fine Cakes which provides celebration cakes for all your memorable occasions, from simply decorated to exquisitely designed ones, and supply cake decorations and sugar flowers made to order for your DIY decorating. My name is Isabella Cecil and I run Zagara Fine Cakes, a celebration cakes company established in 2016.  I am a qualified Master Cake Decorator and love to create bespoke celebration cakes…

Women in Enterprise: Ashford Mumpreneurs – Chloe Allen-Gausden

This month we talked to Ashford Mumpreneur, Chloe Allen-Gausden, owner of Boo’s Bakes…watch out for her competition prize in week 10 of our Countdown to Christmas Competitions for a tasty treat in time for the big day! My name is Chloe and I am the owner and cake designer behind Boo’s Bakes. I create tasty bespoke cakes for all your celebrations. My story started with making my son’s 1st birthday cake. From then on I…

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…

Health & Wellbeing V – Don’t Stop Resistance!

With the weather still warm, and lots of us spending most of our time outside, Health, Wellbeing and Fitness expert Steve Denby gave us an interesting tip for anyone looking to keep fit and lose weight.   Don’t Stop Resistance Training IF You Want to Lose Weight! With all this nice weather, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you…

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…

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