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Best in Rural Business

Jan Wright – Abreakaway - Staffordshire


Holiday planning service for busy people, and those who don't like the Internet. Short breaks, holidays, surprise presents, and complicated travel itineraries. Select from individually prepared proposals researched for value, independent recommendation and quality. Totally impartial because no commission or incentives from providers are taken maximising your budget. Tailored to suit your specific requirements for location, accommodation, timings, transport and special requests. The whole decision making process from wish list to completing the booking process is effortless. A small pre-agreed fee is normally payable only when you are ready to book. For more details contact Jan at jan@abreakaway.biz. telephone 01785 780494 or visit the website www.abreakaway.biz


Jackie Michaels 2-Minds Horse Sitting Services - Powys

HorseSitting Services providing professional care for your equine companions in their own environment while you are on holiday or otherwise out-of-town. We offer you the chance to go on holiday with complete peace of mind, knowing that your equine companion(s) life will carry on as normal. We will care for your horses or ponies in the exact way in which you ask, allowing you to have a break without breaking your equines' routine. We offer both a daily visits service for local clients and a full house-sitting service throughout the UK. With us taking care of your pet, competition and/or work animals, you can come home from your trip feeling rested, thanks to our update service. Other animal care also available. WE COME TO YOU! For more information please visit our website: www.2-MindsHorseSitting.co.uk


Carolin Comberti – Vocal Ease - Essex


VOCALEASE is a new business run by ex opera singer Carolin Comberti. Carolin believes that everyone can and should sing as it has now been proven by science that singing is beneficial for the health and balance of mind, body, spirit and the environment. She has had considerable success teaching singing to people who think they can’t, thus restoring to them their natural birthright and liberating that vital tool of self-expression. Her workshops and classes are intended to facilitate relaxation, stress reduction, well-being and increased self-confidence for individuals, businesses, therapists and everyone who wants to enrich their lives with song. For more details visit the website www.vocal-ease.co.uk


Jill Mytton - Countryside Friends - Staffordshire

Countryside Friends is a new online friendship/dating community for those who live, work, or play in the countryside: equestrian singles, sports lovers, farmers, and country lovers, can all find love and friendship online here in our growing community. Our members share your interests so you've already got something in common so it's much easier to make new friends. Join today FREE and search and chat with people from villages, towns and rural areas across the British Isles. Find romance, friendship and fun today with our online social community www.countrysidefriends.co.uk.


Angela Sherwood - One Hit PR – North Yorkshire


Want to get your name out there but think you can’t afford professional PR services? One Hit PR understands that most small businesses don’t want (or need) to commit to an ongoing retained PR agency. That’s why we operate on a simple pay-as-you-go basis. For just £299 we will interview you to establish a newsworthy story about your company; write a press release that will really interest journalists; select and target appropriate media; follow up all media contacts and generally do our utmost to get your story published. Compare this to the cost of buying advertising space in the press and you’ll see just what good value One Hit PR is. Raise your profile by promoting your company to the widest possible audience – we’ll take all the hassle out of generating publicity for your business. Let One Hit PR help you make the headlines! Visit www.onehitpr.co.uk for more details.


Carol Pearce - Personal Development Workshops - Mid Wales


Are you driven by anger and resentment? Do you feel that something is missing? Do you feel frozen by fear? Are you driven to achieve only to discover that success is hollow? Do you put others before you at all times? If you want to discover why you do what you habitually do and want to find the way to change, then come to this Introduction to the Enneagram workshop on Saturday 14th June at White Horses Retreat, near Dolgellau, a comfortable house with spectacular mountain and sea views. There are just 9 places at £75 each. For further information, contact Carol on 01938 500787 or email carol@pearcecoaching.co.uk


Phoenix Trading

Sue Wentworth-Shields - Phoenix Trader – Cheshire


New Traders needed all over the UK - and abroad! We had a very successful launch in Australia and New Zealand in 2007 and we are just about to launch in the USA and France. If you know of anyone who would like to work from home, or take a peek at our catalogue, please check out the website www.phoenix-trading.co.uk/web/suews to ask me for a business information pack!


Gina Krupski – Pink Camellia – Staffordshire

For the first time online luxury nightwear boutique Pink Camellia has been able to include pieces in its range made from 100% organic cotton as well as items made with micromodal from sustainable beechwood. The spring 2008 collection from Derek Rose of Savile Row, an English family firm in the nightwear business for three generations, includes camisole and T shirt tops as well as ladies boxer shorts and culottes in white and rose. Both fabrics are super soft and comfortable and will be a pleasure to wear again and again. They can be found at www.pinkcamellia.com.


Sandra Gittins – Top Totty – Shropshire
01299 270145

My name is Sandra and my business is called Top Totty, based near to Cleobury Mortimer. I specialise in selling ladies special occasion wear and accessories for all ages from teenagers looking for a dress for their first prom to older ladies looking for a 'mother of the bride' outfit of customers who require a dress for a more informal wedding. My service is very individual in that I am based at home and appointments can be made to suit everyones' lifestyle. My outfits range from size 8 - 18. My suppliers include Frank Usher, Gina Bacconi, Michaela Louisa, Yve of London, Alyce Designs and many more. For more details ring me on 01299 270145.


Jacquie Clarke - Adepta Professional Accountants and Business Advisors – Norfolk

Adepta provides accounting services with a difference. We understand that each client is unique and you need a specific approach to your individual requirements. We have learnt from our clients that there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" so we tailor make our services to fit around your business needs. We pride myself ourselves in offering a very relaxed, informal service to clients whilst still being highly qualified. We like to build relationships with people and will always contact our clients regularly, not just at the end of the year when their accounts are due. We are also Sage accredited, offering 25% off software and we can train you on it too. For more details visit the website www.farnellclarke.co.uk


Barbara Newton - Larks Rise Bed & Breakfast – Gloucestershire

Our Bed and Breakfast offers first class comfort, cleanliness and quality, with our own particular style and relaxed hospitality. Located in the centre of the Cotswolds, but on the edge of a popular village, we offer peaceful space just a short riverside walk from restaurants and shops. Two years after opening, we have achieved AA 4 star Highly Commended, and are currently building a luxury self contained studio for short stays in our grounds. This will offer an unusual combination of B&B and self catering and will be available for three or four day stays, helping to fill what we believe to be a gap in the market in this area particularly for overseas visitors. For more details visit the website www.larksrisehouse.co.uk


Mary McGuire – Agents2Change – Worcestershire


Agents2Change offers the insights from big business in a small business package.
Mary McGuire the founder of Agents2Change has 15 years international consultancy & management experience which enables her to provide a wide range of business improvements services to local businesses in her unique, friendly and approachable style. Her global exposure to how big business operate and how they can improve, can be invaluable in supporting small local businesses to set up, re-launch or make improvements in how they operate at a considerably reduced fee to her corporate clients. For more information and a no obligation conversation visit www.agents2change.com.


Debbie Brewer West - Smoking Cessation Service - Cheshire
01270 501487

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking method offers the most successful documented method of stopping smoking on the planet. The Easyway method is unique: instead of concentrating on the reasons why smokers shouldn't smoke, it focuses on the reasons why they do smoke despite the obvious disadvantages! We don’t use lasers, patches, gum or other nicotine containing products. There are no shock tactics, no gimmicks, tricks or false props. We don’t even talk about the health scares. Most clients attend just one 5 hour small-group session and become happy non-smokers immediately and permanently. However we do offer free booster sessions for three months after attending for the minority who need them. Easyway has a proven success rate in excess of 90%, based on claims under our unique 3 month money-back guarantee. There is nothing to lose, and everything to gain. For more details contact Debbie on 01270 501 487 or email debbie@easyway2stopsmoking.co.uk


Cotswold Country Liquers

Esther Chapman - Cotswold Country Liqueurs – Gloucestershire


Delicious hand made wild fruit liqueurs, 8 in the range to suit every palate. The fruit is picked from pasture fields along the River Severn away from the pollutants found near roads and crop fields. Each bottle is hand finished and beautifully presented, ideal for that unusual gift. Also available are a range of Ladies handbag flasks and Gents hip flasks. 12.5% discount to WIRE members for orders received by post. Award winning Sloe Gin and top 3 'Best Drinks Producer' Cotswold Life Food and Drink awards. For more details contact Esther Brooks on 01452 740681 or visit the website www.cotswoldcountryliqueurs.com


Jackie Harris – Jackie Harris Glass – Worcestershire


Jackie Harris is a designer/maker working from her garden studio in Malvern, Worcestershire. She produces unique stained glass windows, panels and gift items handcrafted using traditional methods and quality materials. Jackie works closely with customers to produce contemporary glass work to enhance homes and public places or provide a lasting gift for a special occasion, such as weddings, christenings, anniversaries, birthdays or memorials. She also designs and makes a range of smaller items, including candle holders, a selection of which are made from 100% recycled bottle glass. A new product, Hot Bottles, uses slumped and flattened wine bottles sold with smart, quality cheese knives as individual cheeseboards. For more details visit the website www.jackieharrisglass.co.uk


Jane Keogh - Aqanta Change Management Ltd – North Yorkshire

Jane has run her own businesses for over 17 years, ranging from a luxury travel company, computer sales company, specialist recruitment agency, nursery school, promotional gift company and a nursery school. If she had known about how business coaching works back then, she would have definitely engaged a coach. True to form Jane has a business coach/mentor of her own to keep her on track. She is passionate and completely committed to the development of both companies and individuals. She empathises and understands the day to day pressures of running a business. Her objective is to provide clients with tools, attitudes and processes that will enable them to achieve their full potential, whilst simultaneously putting in place a balanced lifestyle. She believes in constantly and consistently motivating, challenging and encouraging clients with enthusiasm and humour! For more details email Jane at jane@aqanta.co.uk


Penny Thompson - Pretty Penny Creations – Shropshire


Pretty Penny Creations works with high quality rescued fabrics, end pieces and samples to create handmade cushions which are unique, sometimes quirky but always to be enjoyed. Each cushion is individually designed with an envelope back around a quality feather pad. Our designs are perfect for adding a splash of new colour, for bringing a fresh look to your home, for providing comfort and style. Choose a whole collection of cushions or just one or two to add to your own. They also make the perfect gift being both unique and practical. Synthetic pads available in required. For more details email Penny at pretty_penny_creations@yahoo.co.uk


Abbe Opher - Write Angle & Fireflies - Monmouthshire

Need a bit of pick me up after the long dark months of winter? Well if you are indulging in a spot of winter sun, why not treat your kitchen, living room or bedroom to a ray from the Mediterranean too. Hand painted and utterly unique wooden carpets, billed as FLOOR ART and an assortment of vibrant wooden serving trays, placemats and framed mirrors in warm colours and exotic motifs await you! Fireflies is a brand new online shop www.firefliesonline.co.uk where no two products are exactly the same. There’s nothing quite like these beautiful pieces currently on the market. For more details visit the website www.firefliesonline.co.uk


Wendy Short – Shorts Associates – North Yorkshire

Wendy Short is a part-time journalist who retains a small number of clients, for whom she works on an ad-hoc basis, assisting with public relations. Her PR service includes press release writing and distribution, website and brochure text copywriting and media relations training. Wendy is based in Richmond, North Yorkshire, but travels around the country for commissions. For examples of press releases and more details about media training course, please visit the website, www.wendy-short.co.uk.or telephone 01748 831911.


Jo Hampson – Stepping Off – Cumbria

Jo Hampson is a motivational speaker. She speaks at many venues from seminars to international conferences, workshops to networking meetings.www.johampson.com. Jo also runs a small training centre offering a variety of courses. Stepping off helps people who want to start living their life differently. If you want to get off the treadmill, downshift, start a business or fulfil an ambition - Stepping Off will change your life. www.steppingoff.co.uk. Jo also has another business called Smoky Jo’s and there are courses on learning how to smoke food at home. From salmon to cheese and garlic to almonds there is something for everyone. www.smokyjo’s.co.uk

I Want Vingate

Sarah Blackmore - I Want Vintage – Leicestershire


Put down the magnolia paint and step away from the flimsy flat-pack, it's time to embrace a unique look that reflects your own personality and style! Vintage décor items are now accessible to everyone, as we are gathering our favourite vintage shops and placing them all together in our virtual vintage town. Through www.iwantvintage.co.uk you can source quirky, chic and unique vintage items for your home whenever you get the urge. This service comes at no extra cost to you, as our website contains links for you to buy the products straight from the shops. Take a look for yourself.


Lucia Boccacci – Lumar - Shropshire


If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy company who won’t bombard you with jargon and genuinely want to help you in many areas of business, then you’ve found the right company! Lumar has been set up by Lucia Boccacci who wanted to offer a service to companies of all sizes who are looking for experienced, professional assistance as well as ongoing advice and support for their business. Lumar offer a wide range of services from creating and managing publicity & marketing campaigns, to secretarial administration and support. Lumar also offers additional services such as research, event planning, proof reading, editing and copywriting - which include everything from writing letters to reports and press releases. Lumar is flexible to a person’s and companies needs and offers help and support on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. To discuss your requirements please email luciaboccacci@hotmail.com or call 07786 768134'.


Charlotte Carver – BC Enterprises - Worcestershire

My business activities are carried on under the umbrella name of BC Enterprises, comprising Scheherazade, Charity Fairs and B&B. Scheherazade sells jewellery, leathergoods and personalised presents, with an emphasis on engagements and weddings. It has been extremely successful over twenty years, both via mail order and as a stall on the charity fairs circuit. I was a founder member of the Charity Fairs Association, which now has more than 600 members. Recent activities include fundraising through Charity gift fairs, setting up Family Caring programmes and Selling Well seminars. Bidders Croft is both my office and base for my B&B business. For more details contact Charlotte on 01684 592 179 or visit the website www.bidderscroft.com


Faye Clements – Shortbred Petite Boutique – North Yorkshire


Shortbred is the first clothing label in the UK that celebrates the smaller frame. No, we are not a bunch of biscuit sellers as the name may suggest (although we do like to dunk them in our tea), we’re the fashion label who put the fun into being short. We’ve got fed up with the drab and boring petite clothing on the High Street so we thought we would make our own. Check out our range now at www.shortbred.co.uk

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