Our dream business series has introduced us to a World of inspirational female business owners. From retro ice cream vans to whiskey nail bars, here’s a look at ten of our favourite female entrepreneur and dream business interviews. Click on any image to read the full interview..
Ginger’s Comfort Emporium is a retro ice-cream van serving ground-breaking ice cream flavours. One of the brightest stars on the street-food circuit, winner of a string of prestigious awards and brainchild of Claire Kelsey, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium offers an antidote to bland vanilla and shop-bought strawberry – served up with a twinkle in the eye and a nod to the naughty! Claire has been delighting food and festival-goers with Ginger’s Comfort Emporium’s daring, exotic, playful and down-right gorgeous ice-creams, the array of flavours include Olive Oil and Smoked Sea Salt flavour, Marmalade on Toast and a breakfast ice-cream to savour any time of the day.
Lulu brains behind Betty Blythe’s tea room shares an insight into her fabulous business. Betty Blythe is a vintage tea room in leafy west London that specializes in afternoon tea parties for elegant hens, baby showers and for young ladies birthday parties and is open every day for scones and tea. The china is all vintage and the tea is served by starlets wearing 20s style outfits.
Earl’s & Co. is a new concept business; a Traditional Barbers with a Whisky Bar and Lounge downstairs and a Champagne Nail Bar and Massage Studio upstairs. It’s set in a Regency period Building in the heart of Cheltenham. We caught up with Jessica to get an insight into how she created her very own dream business.
Founded by the fabulous Lynn Hill, The Clandestine Cake Club is a worldwide baking phenomenon with 10,000 members, 200 clubs stretching across every continent and a best-selling cookbook to boot! Through a communal love of cakes, The Clandestine Cake Club encourages novice and experienced bakers globally to dust off their cake tins and get creative. We caught up with Lynn to chat recipes, mishaps and must-haves!
One of our fabulous contributors, Gwyneth Brock is the owner of dream business Vintage Afternoon Teas. Vintage Afternoon Teas bakes and delivers delicious afternoon teas for birthdays, hen parties, christenings, weddings, baby showers, teen tea parties, anniversaries and any other special occasion in between.
Dollydagger is a Pin-Up and Retro Fashion Boutique in Brighton. Dollydagger was established back in 2005 by creative visionary Emma Ayres. As huge fans of Dollydagger we wanted to catch up with Emma to hear how her creative dream came to be the thriving retro fashion boutique business we know and love today.
Kerry Witt creates home-made artisan chocolates in the New Forest. Kerry Witt, the founder of Chocolate By Miss Witt is a Michelin Star trained pastry chef who has worked for Alex Aitken at Le Poussin and for Terence Conran at Bluebird Chelsea.
Karen Mabon illustrates and designs silk scarves and jewellery, combining British eccentricity, humour and luxury. Karen grew up in Black Isle, Scotland. After studying at Edinburgh College of Art, Karen attended the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Following the Royal College she went on to work with many top names including Margaret Howell and set-designer Fred Butler. Karen shares her story from design to dream business…
Pretty Me Vintage (formerly Lipstick & Curls). Pretty Me Vintage specializes in top quality vintage hair and make-up from the 1920′s onwards. We caught up with Pretty Me Vintage owner Natasha to get a behind the scenes look at running a thriving vintage beauty business.
‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’ ‘Eleanor Roosevelt