Sunday, 27 June 2010

Marvellous New Magazine for Mums launches in Watford, Cambridge, Harrogate and Dorset

The UK’s only magazine for mumpreneurs, the Business Mum’s Journal, supported by Mothercare Plc, is launching new editions in Watford, Cambridge, Harrogate and Dorset in July 2010, meaning that mums in these areas can now join the nation’s growing army of mums in business.

Local mum Yvette Segal who already runs Plan-It Purple Virtual Assistance and Mum's Business Club in Borehamwood is really excited about the new project. “The Business Mum’s Journal is a fantastic magazine, which not only offers businesses the opportunity for low cost advertising, but is a great read too!”

The latest edition features Duncan Bannatyne as cover girl, but the magazine includes a number of really useful features. “My favourite article was the interview with business mum Laura Tenison, which included tips on how to get products stocked by big retailers,” says Yvette “but there are so many other useful tips, tricks and how-tos as well.”

The magazine was established as the Journal of online networking venue, which was the brain child of Jane Hopkins, who wanted to start her own business but finding no tailored help and support, she decided to offer help to other mums herself. The magazine has grown massively over the last year, and is now expanding to include regional editions from all over the UK.

“We wanted to make the Journal accessible to as many people as possible, and with the support of Mothercare and a network of hard-working mums, we think we can do it” says Jane, “and in the process we are both supporting mums who want a work-from-home opportunity like this and providing an advertising venue for smaller businesses who cannot afford the higher cost of many retail publications.”

Yvette agrees “Running the Journal works really well alongside Plan-It Purple Virtual Assistance and Mum's Business Club and I am excited to be part of the team!”

The Business Mum’s Journal is a 32 page glossy A5 magazine that is distributed through Mothercare stores and local venues by local editors.

The Watford edition has its own website and the local editor can be contacted on All other areas in the same format.

For national enquiries, please contact Sam Thewlis on

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Monday, 24 May 2010

The Cambridge Deco Fair is Back!

East Anglian Deco Fairs are proud to announce the return of the popular Cambridge Deco Fair. Held on Sunday 20th June and Sunday 5th December, at Burgess Hall, Westwood Avenue, St Ives, Cambs PE27 6WU.

The fair sells the same good quality Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Retro 1950's-1970's, that visitors to their sister event, The Suffolk Deco Fair have come to expect. Open 10-4, adults 2.50.

Contact East Anglian Deco Fairs 01284 728159

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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for all your support and here's to a very successful 2010.

Gail & Shaun

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

A New Green Pages Website For The Midlands

A new green pages website for the Midlands region was launched recently. The Midlands Green Pages covers the counties of central England and enables the public to find green businesses in their local area, as well as information about living a green living.

The website provides a regional directory which lists environmentally friendly companies, organisations, services and products. From where to buy cloth nappies to finding information about woodland burial sites, green gifts and eco wedding services, all this and more can be found on the website. The Midlands Green Pages will also include the latest green news stories, local campaigns and will include details of local green events.

Website founder Kate Haines founder of the national eco website GreenFinder is based in Leamington Spa where she runs both websites from her dining room table. She said "Since setting up GreenFinder almost three years ago I've met a great many small business owners based in the midlands like myself who work from small shops, studios or home offices that provide great green services and products".

"Being a Midlander born and bred and being passionate about the 'shop local, shop green message' I thought it was the ideal time to set up a regional green directory. Every pound spent with a local supplier or business is worth £1.76 to the local economy yet only 36 pence if it is spent out of the area so it's really important for the economy of the Midlands that Midlanders support their local businesses".

To visit the new website please visit

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Featured Charity - St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance Gloucestershire is the latest charity to be added to our Charity Feature section on Stallfinder. This charity makes a difference by ensuring that everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them and believes no one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.

SJA Gloucestershire equips people in the county of any age, culture and background with the necessary skills in first aid through the provision of top class training and assessment. This in turn gives the community of Gloucestershire trained first aiders whenever and wherever they are needed, be that at a public event whilst they are on duty, or in ones own home or work place.
To find out more about this charity and the others featured on Stallfinder please see

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Monday, 26 October 2009

Team Altitude Charity Climb & Fundraising Christmas Shopping Evening

An appeal from Deb Hunt of Team Attitude at Altitude

"Following my diagnosis of Breast Cancer on April Fools Day 2008, myself and 3 great friends have decided to drag our backsides up Mt Kilimanjaro to raise £20,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. We are four ordinary mums, all forty something, all unfit with no trekking experience but all wanting to make a difference. We hope that our trek will raise awareness of breast cancer and the funds raised will help prevent other women from suffering the indignity of losing a breast or losing their hair through the treatment.

Our fundraising initiatives include a 2010 calendar of local business men, called Chaps for Baps! and a Christmas Shopping Evening to be held at The Holt Hotel Nr Steeple Aston OX25 5QQ on 25th November 2009. Information about our mission, the trek, our fund-raising and all the events we have organised can be found on our website and you can follow us on Twitter, we are 4pinkbras.

We have called ourselves Team Attitude at Altitude. Please join us in our aim to be free of the fear of breast cancer for good by supporting either the calendar (it can be purchased on the website at £6.95 + p&p) or attending our Christmas Shopping evening where all the stall-holder fees will be donated to the charity".

Deb Hunt
Team Attitude at Altitude
+44 7527 229739

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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Featured Stallholder - Nicki Cawood of Precious Parcels

Our latest Featured Stallholder is Nicki Cawood from Thirsk who is the North Yorkshire representative for Precious Parcels.

Precious Parcels makes beautiful handcrafted plaques, gifts and items for the home. Mum of one Nicki juggles her new role with Precious Parcels with her other business, Mumsworld Events.

Our Featured Stallholder section on Stallfinder gives an insight into some of our stallholders and their businesses. To read more about Nicki and Precious Parcels please select this link.

To find out more about Mumsworld Events and their forthcoming events see

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