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
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
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 www.MidlandsGreenPages.co.uk
Thursday, 5 November 2009
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 http://www.stallfinder.com/charity-feature-c559.html
Monday, 26 October 2009
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 www.twin-peaks.co.uk 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".
Team Attitude at Altitude
+44 7527 229739
Thursday, 8 October 2009
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
A half-day coaching workshop is being held on Saturday 24th October in Warwickshire by Jude and Matthias who are highly qualified coaches and leaders. It’s about making life easy and fun and is aimed at people looking for more creativity at work or home.
The workshop will take place between 1pm – 5pm at the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, Nr. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
The afternoon costs £35 and spaces are limited so to reserve your place contact Jude via Jude@LeadersByNature.com
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
From the author of Family Friendly Working, The Mumpreneur Guide is a new practical workbook, ideal for any woman who wants to start a business that fits in with the family.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Connection Events will be hosting a Mums in Business networking event on Wednesday 7th October from 10am-12pm at David Lloyd Narborough, Carlton Park, Leicester LE19 0LF.
Zoe Newcombe, of Connection Events and organiser of Leicester Business Mum Week says: “Business Mum Week is a great initiative and I’m happy to do everything I can to unite the business mums of Leicester and ensure more local women with children are aware of the family friendly working options out there. This is a great way to both highlight the work of our mum owned businesses in and around Leicester and support the growth of more.”
For full details please contact Zoe at Connection Events 07973 168314
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards are being held on Saturday 3rd October 2009 to launch Business Mum Week 3rd - 10th October.
Held at City Inn, Brindley Place, Birmingham City Centre, The Mumpreneur Conference will include a number of seminars and workshops suitable for mums considering starting in business, right up to those who've been well established for years. There'll be a small exhibition, plenty of networking opportunities and lunch is included in the ticket price of £11.50.
It will be an all day event, from 10am - 4pm, ending in an Awards Ceremony. The awards are open to all business mums, and with six categories, there will be an award suitable for you and your business! The award categories are:- Best Start Up, Best Green Business, Best Direct Sales Rep, Best Franchisee, Best Online Business and The Inspirational Business Mum. It's quick and easy to enter, will not be based on turnover and power like some awards, and you can enter as many of the awards as you like!
Visit the website to submit your nomination. All the information can be found on the website http://www.mumpreneurconference.com/ where you can also purchase tickets and submit nominations.
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Founder Zoe Newcombe says "We are passionate in what we do and believe that in today’s market providing support to other businesses and to those around us are key to making a success. We build networks that support and link to each other to generate business and our vision is to create a network that supports Leicestershire based mums, businesses and children. Networking is about building relationships so its beneficial to attend and raise your business profile by becoming an established and regular networking member getting your face and business known; you never know when an opportunity may arise…
Don’t forget our events are child friendly, there will be plenty of room for your children to play and there will also be some toys and books etc to keep them entertained. In addition to the Mums in Business event you are entitled to FREE access and use of all the club facilities on the day. Tea and Coffee will be provided at the event and also jugs of cordial for the children.
Whether you are a mum in business or looking to start a business and need some help and inspiration we would be delighted for you to join us".
To receive further information and a booking form please email Zoe Newcombe email@example.com
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Our Featured Stallholder section on Stallfinder gives an insight into some of our stallholders and their businesses. To read more about Lisa and The Pookey Boutique please select this link.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Avon Fairs are looking to set up a monthly craft fair starting in September 09. They would like to hear from any stallholders interested in holding a stall once a month, every month at a central venue in Bristol. National advertising is planned to draw stallholders and public from far and wide.
For further information please e-mail your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Street Kids Rescue are looking for a venue for a fundraising event in November/December. They need something which will hold approximately 100 people for a dinner and variety show so would therefore like somewhere with a stage or space to put a stage and space for circular dining tables. Ideally it would be in south London.
Street Kids Rescue was started in May 2008 and supports orphaned and abandoned children in Southeast Asia. They support 500 children with direct care and another 1000 children receive help through medical programs, feeding programs and child protection schemes. All the money donated goes directly to the cause, as the founder of the charity covers all administrative costs.
If you can help please email Street Kids Rescue email@example.com or call 020 8643 5670.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Friday, 10 July 2009
Our Featured Stallholder section on Stallfinder gives an insight into some of our stallholders and their businesses. To read more about Julie and Balloonbaboon please select this link.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
To coincide with Tommy’s Charity’s ‘Let’s Talk Baby’ month, The Osteopathic Practice in Sheffield is offering an initial antenatal consultation and treatment during September for a minimum donation of £10, every penny of which will be passed on to Tommy's baby charity.
This consultation will seek to identify and treat some of the common problems associated with pregnancy including aches and pains, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, back, hip, leg and side pain and many more. Osteopathy is a drug-free, safe and effective form of treatment during pregnancy.
To find out more please contact Jude Eller of The Osteopathic Practice on 01142664786 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 6 July 2009
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
If you live in the Dorset area you can get fit and raise money for Breast Cancer Research at the same time. During the month of July, Lynn Hill is offering Swissball classes (exercise with a gym ball) to new clients at Ferndown Village Hall, Dorset for a suggested donation of £4, all of which will be donated to the charity. Lynn's regular clients have already raised £75 as of June 1st 2009.
To find out more contact Lynn Lynnhill644@btinternet.com or 01202 893640.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
One of our stallholders Caroline Parker, an Usborne Books representative who also runs the Dales Party Company/Partysprite, has launched a new business organising baby fairs in North Yorkshire. The first Coochie Cou Baby Fair will be held at the Golden Lion Hotel in Northallerton on the 28th November and Caroline is looking for a variety of baby and toddler related businesses to exhibit at the fair.
To find out more please contact Caroline Parker - full website and contact details can be viewed here http://www.stallfinder.com/coochie-cou-baby-fair-northallerton-i5713.html
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
You can find out more about My Secret Kitchen and view their Partner Page on Stallfinder here
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal was launched to replace the Cookridge Cancer Appeal and help support the world-class St James's Institute of Oncology, Leeds.
YCC is aiming to raise £10 million by 2010 to make this facility in Leeds a world class force in the fight against cancer.
To find out more about the appeal or to get involved, visit the Charity Feature page on Stallfinder.com
Friday, 24 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
We have been delighted by the response to our Friends of Stallfinder programme since its launch in November. We now have 20 Friends scattered all over the country, helping us to promote www.stallfinder.com.
To help raise the profile of Stallfinder stallholders who have joined the Friends programme, we have revamped the Friends of Stallfinder page on the site to show all the Friends' adverts, including some special highlighted ones.
We've also added a map to show how well they are spread around the UK.
By using Google MyMaps for this, Friends of Stallfinder can now be found by users of Google Maps and we hope this will provide a further boost to their businesses.
Friends of Stallfinder is a programme which allows our stallholders to earn free advertising in return for promoting the site to their friends and colleagues and at events they attend. If you are a Stallfinder stallholder and would like to join the programme, please contact us on email@example.com.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Stallfinder has added Everyclick into our section on Fundraising.
Everyclick is a one-stop fundraising website which features over 200,000 registered UK charities. It is free to use for both fundraisers and charities and means that even the smallest charity has a means to collect donations and fundraising online.
There are six ways you can fundraise with Everyclick:
Charities receive their own homepage URL which their supporters will see – they can customise their homepage with images and text. Charities can also add details and news stories to their information pages.
There are several tools and widgets for both fundraisers and charities to encourage people to help them raise money across the web.
To learn more about Everyclick, visit www.everyclick.com
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
Our latest Featured Stallholder is June Bradbury of In the Bag Designs. June, from Newhaven in East Sussex, sells hand-painted jute bags with her own designs ranging from greyhounds to goats and pigs to puffins. Each bag is hand printed individually so they're both colourful and unique. June started her business by designing and making bags for family and friends and is currently running her business whilst also studying for a degree at university.
Our Featured Stallholder section on Stallfinder gives an insight into some of our stallholders and their businesses. To read more about June please select the link below.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s children’s cancer charity have been added to our Charity Feature Section. In this section of Stallfinder, charities give an overview of their organisation and current work. We're looking for new charities to feature so if you would like to be included please contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
If you have a stallholder business listing on Stallfinder which is due to expire shortly you should have received an automatic renewal notification via email. If you want to renew your listing for 12 months you will need to click on the following link and follow the instructions. Alternatively, the Renew Your Listing option is now available on the left hand side of our homepage.
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
Monday, 19 January 2009
Our latest Featured Stallholder is Ann Williams-Maughan from Bishops Auckland, County Durham. Ann runs Education Takeaway which provides learning resources to parents of primary school children. She is also an Independent Phoenix Trader.