Charlotte has over 30 years’ experience in the Lifestyle and Interior Design business and has worked with fabric houses such as Warner Fabrics, Nobilis, Larsen and Ian Sanderson as well as with the designer John Stefanidis. Charlotte has the understanding of how design works to make a room a welcoming, practical, yet elegantly functional space. A growing fascination with the psychology of how the colour of our surroundings affects our moods and emotions has made her determined to ‘toss the taupe’ and encourage everyone to introduce a brighter palette into their lives!
Ellie Vandenbrekel – Ellie Vandenbrekel Millinery
Ellie has been working in millinery for 15 years and opened her own studio in 2016. She recently spent a year developing her craft in the Katherine Elizabeth Millinery Academy.
www.ellievmillinery.com or @ellievmillinery on Facebook and Instagram
Giles Oakley & Mark Lawson – Two Spoons
Giles Oakley and Mark Lawson have each spent a year living overseas in tea producing countries. They visited tea plantations, tea factories, warehouses and ports. They bought in tea auctions, met the tea trade and learnt that wherever you go in the world, people are incredibly passionate about this amazing product. At Two Spoons, they want to showcase great tea, the passion and the stories they have accumulated along the way.
https://twospoons.co.uk or @twospoonstea
Gill Booker – Bespoke Floristry
With a huge wealth of experience, Gill Booker originally trained at the Constance Spry School of Floristry and has now been teaching for over twenty years. She currently tutors students in a variety of different courses including City & Guilds awards and specialist short courses. She has just been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal of Excellence for Floristry by City & Guilds.
Jenny Kaye – Photography
Jenny Kaye is a photographer based in Beaconsfield, South Buckinghamshire and specialises in family portraits and lifestyle photography. After an early career in business Jenny decided to follow her passion, and studied for a degree in Photography and Digital Imaging. She has also achieved Licenciate qualification with the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers). Jenny is available for family or individual portrait sessions, nurseries, event photography and other commissions. All can be tailored to meet your requirements.
Julia Parker – Parkers Patch
Julia is passionate about growing fruit and vegetables. After friends giving advice to friends and family Julia ran a couple of morning teaching people how to set up their own vegetable garden and sharing tips with them. These courses proved a big success, so much so that she now runs an ever growing number throughout the year, not solely for vegetable and fruit growing but also more general gardening techniques. Julia also offers consultancy for clients who have inherited a vegetable garden and don’t know where to start or for those clients who wish to set up a vegetable garden and are unsure where to site it.
Katrina de Toney – Lampshade Parade
Having obtained a diploma in Professional Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings in 2008; Katrina channeled her focus and passion into the art of lampshade making. She has been making and designing shades and running lampshade making courses ever since. In 2016 she opened the on-line shop, Lampshade Parade, specialising in unique handmade lampshades for your home!
Kat Shayler – Social Media Marketing Consultancy
Kat Shayler runs SharpFox Social, a Social Media Marketing Consultancy based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Kat set up SharpFox Social as she saw a real gap in the marketplace for tailored social media coaching that really worked for small businesses and start ups and that was affordable. They manage social media for clients as well as train people in social media through 1-2-1 tailored coaching or group workshops. Through coaching and real passion, SharpFox Social have helped hundreds of business owners and their staff increase their social media confidence and sales.
Nicola Farrow – Mapletree Farm Flowers
Nicola lives in Buckinghamshire with her husbands, two boys, one bouncy spaniel, seven chickens and three sheep. Her true love of gardening was inspired by her parents and she has a strong urge to grow and nurture a beautiful garden in their memory. Nicola is also a proud member of Flowers From the Farm, a multi award-winning co-operative of British cut flower growers founded in 2011. Flowers from the Farm is a growing not-for-profit movement with over 1000 active members in the UK promoting British flowers.
Sue Vaughan – Nutritional Therapist
Sue Vaughan is a Nutritional Therapist supporting clients in achieving their health goals and has a special interest in helping women to optimise their health and well-being as they grow older. She works individually with clients to address underlying imbalances in the body including digestion, immune function, metabolism and detoxification. (In supporting these systems not only can specific health conditions improve but also other health goals can be achieved including reducing stress levels, improving energy levels, supporting digestive function, weight management and hormone balancing.) She is passionate about health, balance and making sustainable changes that are practical and realistic for her clients. As well as creating tailored plans for individual clients based on specific health goals, Sue also runs group programmes for more general health issues. Sue studied for 4 years at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. She has a clinic in Gerrards Cross and also meets clients at their homes.