Monday, 20 June 2011

Finalist for The Anglian Business Awards

I have received the some wonderful news that my first company, Apparition Marketing and Design Ltd, has been selected to be a finalist for the best start-up business in the 2011 Anglian Business Awards.

I am delighted to share this news, as it has been a really hard working year for all of the Apparition team.

I would personally like to thank all of our clients, team and friends for their invaluable support.

The awards will be announced next week at the Trinity Park Conference Center on 7th July.

Tickets are available at a cost of £75+VAT from Archant Suffolk on 01473 324559 or from

I have to say I am delighted I have had a few personal struggles lately and this has been a little reminder that I am still on course with my plan. Win or lose I am proud to be in this position with a number of other fantastic business people.

Will let you know the outcome soon!

10 reasons I love being a businesswoman...

1. I love being able to help others grow their own businesses.

2. It excites me enough to get me out of bed every day!

3. I learn something new when I least expect it.

4. It has helped me to grow up.

5. It has brought to me many other opportunities including radio and TV work.

6. It has given me the chance to express my views in my own newspaper column.

7. I can help my family and friends through other  business ventures. 

8. I can act as a mentor to people who need a little extra help.

9. I have proven to myself I can do it without a degree.

10. I feel really happy about my life because it is part f it.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

I have launched my second business...

A few weeks ago I decided to launch my second business 'Time2Shine.'

Time2Shine has been designed to help young people and first times businesses. Our goal is to support and encourage those who want to be able to work for themselves, providing them with the correct tools to steer them in the right direction for the future.

We aim to mentor those willing to learn, offering advice and guidance about the issues important in business, develop confidence and help every step of the way whilst offering a fundamental business package. 

I am very please with how the first few weeks have gone, there have been lots of interest and we have also teamed up with Suffolk EBP. We will be launching a workshop soon along with a competition to help local sixth formers in schools in Suffolk.

If you want to check out the new site visit

The Vanessa Show Reel

I have regularly appeared on Channel 5's Vanessa Show and some people have still yet to see it. So I managed to get some footage and put it into a show reel!