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Foam and Fizz

Beverley Winn - Foam & Fizz Luxury Handmade Soaps Kent


At Foam & Fizz we have created a contemporary, natural range of luxury, handmade soaps and toiletries based on traditional methods and ingredients. I started the business after finding that my skin was always dry and tight after washing. I just thought that there must be a better solution and set out to experiment before settling on my favourite recipes and Foam & Fizz was born! I am looking to expand so if you would like wholesale info do get in touch. On personal orders WIRE members will receive a 10% discount until 31st March 2008. Please visit www.foamandfizz.co.uk


Trish Holloway – Simply Yourz – Suffolk

Simply Yourz sources stock from a variety of suppliers to offer distinctive jewellery at desirable prices. We carry silver, amber, fashion, gemstone and more and sell through fairs and party plan in Norfolk and Suffolk. We change our stock frequently and only ever hold one of each item so your purchase is unique. Consequently, our clients can enjoy a special uniqueness too. Allow Simply Yourz to support your cause. Through party plan we can offer a special discount to increase your fundraising working at times to suit you. Contact Trish on 01502 512520 or email trish-holloway@talktalk.net.


Petra Wennberg - SilverClay-Petra Lyon Ltd – Dorset

Imagine being able to shape and form pure silver just using your fingers. With Art Clay silver clay you can! Mould, squeeze, press and roll it out, texture with rubber stamps, leaves, fingerprints, and use cookie cutters for shape. After shaping and drying your piece, it is fired easily in your kitchen, and you're left with real fine silver - make your own jewellery with absolutely minimal experience! SilverClay is a UK Distributor of this fascinating material amongst other products, tools and equipment for jewellery making. Petra Wennberg runs regular precious metal clay classes, suitable whether you just want to make your own jewellery, or maybe become a teacher yourself. Petra is a Senior Instructor who has been teaching metal clay for about four years. If you have a craft shop, ceramic café, jewellery school, or another suitable outlet, this could be your next successful product. Contact us for wholesale information. For more information, see www.silverclay.co.uk or call us on 01929 477 137.


Lindsey Brook - Lindsey Brook Photography - Hertfordshire

Lindsey set up her photographic business over a year ago, after finishing her City and Guilds Photographic course with distinction. Concentrating on child portraiture and commercial work, her style is natural, fresh and engagingly original. Lindsey's fresh and responsive approach has made her portrait photography a great success. Bringing her experience and professionalism to the commercial sector she is well equipped to deal with the most demanding of briefs. From print to web, page to screen she is equally accomplished across all media. Having already taken photographs for Wire members to help improve the look of their web-sites and advertising, she would be very happy to hear from other members who would like her to create unique images for their businesses. For more information visit the website www.lindseybrookphotography.co.uk.

Retouched by Pyrnne

Pauline Prynne – Retouched by Prynne – Bedfordshire

We all have faded, damaged photographs, perhaps you are researching your family tree. Retouched by Prynne is the business to sort them out for you. Started last year by Pauline Prynne, who prides herself on its’ personal touch and fine attention to detail. This is demonstrated on both the testimonials and gallery pages of her website, where at the same time, one can delight in the transformation between the before and after pictures, and find all the information needed get in touch with Pauline. Call to discuss your personal requirements. Have your old photographs Repaired, Refined and Reprynnted!! For more information contact Pauline on 01767 627688 or visit the website www.retouchedbyprynne.co.uk.


Anna Mason Hudson – All about you Coaching – Warwickshire

How would you like to live the life of your dreams? What would that life be like and what differences would it make to you? Anna Mason will be your sounding board. You will find yourself on a journey of self discovery, establish what you want and what you don't want in life and set yourself on track to make it happen. Anna lives in Warwickshire and can be contacted on 07778 218009...call her now.


Stella Onions – Breastfeeding Community Ltd - Shropshire

Breastfeeding Community, who provide support through awareness, will publish a full colour, glossy, magazine, titled Mum & Me. The magazine will be issued free of charge to mums via ante natal clinics, and funded with advertising that is WHO Code compliant. Peer support groups can also take copies of the magazine, supplied free of charge, and use it as a fundraising tool. The magazine, with an initial print run of 120,000 will launch in May 2008. In addition, the website will provide a comprehensive list of breastfeeding support groups and resources throughout the UK. For more information log onto www.breastfeedingcommunity.co.uk


Beryl Pettitt - Ridgeway Marketing - Nottinghamshire


Beryl is a freelance marketing consultant, with particular experience of the food, engineering and creative industries, based in Nottinghamshire, and working throughout the East Midlands. She works on a wide variety of marketing projects with both new start-up and established businesses, including marketing planning, market research, marketing training, mentoring, publicity, exhibitions and events. Clients include Nottinghamshire County Council, the Prince’s Trust, Design Factory and Mintel. If you would like to have a chat about marketing your business, or need a marketing trainer, please get in touch on 01623 883144 or visit the website www.ridgewaymarketing.co.uk.


A Year in the Garden

Christine Buxton – A Year In the Garden - Shropshire

This is the inspirational story of a year in the life of a Shropshire garden. It is a "behind the scenes" look at a developing creation, showing the thoughts behind the decisions that transformed a neglected patch into a garden which the National Garden Scheme was happy to open to visitors. The idiosyncratic, enthusiastic narrative of this photo-journal tells of failures and successes, of struggles with pests and weather and of the many people involved in the endeavour. Christine imparts practical advice and anecdotes, which will prove interesting and amusing to readers. £14.99 from cm_buxton@hotmail.com or Waterstones, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


Sarah Walker - ArtShades - Worcestershire


Sarah designs and makes bespoke lampshades from stitched and cut plant-papers. Offering a colour-matching service, Sarah can make shades in a design and colour way to complement your existing furnishings. Nothing lifts a room more than replacing tired old lampshades, so breathe new life into your favourite room by treating yourself to a new shade or two. Sarah is offering WiRE members 10% off new orders placed during February. giving all-day pleasure, Sarah's shades are beautiful whether switched on or off, something that cannot be said for most mass-produced shades on the market today. Visit www.artshades.co.uk for inspiration.


Sarah Yates - Mynd Art & Toys - Shropshire
01694 723055

A shop with a difference! There are 3 aspects to my shop. I stock an unusual collection of quality toys for babies and children of all ages. These include a wide range of traditional wooden toys, creative and educational kits and games from a variety of stockists; Le Toy Van, Papo, Manhattan, John Crane, Fiesta Crafts, The Green Board Company, Interplay and Britains. I also have a selection of art materials from Winsor and Newton and Daler Rowney and orders are welcome from artists. Bespoke Picture Framing is done on the premises and I offer a friendly advice service with a wide choice of mouldings. Local crafts are displayed including paper mache jewellery, silk painted articles, hand made cards, turned wooden items, photographs and prints of local scenes and hand painted mirrors and chairs. Please come and visit and you will not be disappointed! For more details ring Sarah on 01694 723055 or email sarah@astonyates.co.uk.


Regenix – Angela Rankin - Worcestershire

Regenix Clinic offers many of the non-surgical treatments such as botox, dermal fillers, lip enhancements, chemical peels and anti cellulite treatments. It is situated in Malvern Link only 20 minutes from Worcester City centre. Andrew Rankin is the practitioner and not only does he treat many clients at the clinic, he also trains consultants, surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists in Harley St. and around the country in the art of Medical Aesthetics. Consultations are free and no obligation and all clients are given aftercare appointments post treatments. We treat clients from all over and outside the county and are soon to be offering our services in the heart of Cheltenham at Vanilla Hair and Beauty, Cambray Place. If anyone would like to see more details about treatments and testimonials from clients we have treated please go to www.regenix.co.uk or call on 01684 566789 or email us at angela@regenix.co.uk. WiRE members qualify for a 10% discount on any treatments or referrals.


Ptolemy Toys

Harriet Stapleton - Ptolemy Toys – Northamptonshire

Established in 2006 Ptolemy Toys makes a stand against the amount of horrible plastics being transported around the world only to find their way into landfill within a matter of months! Ptolemy believes it is important to support European makers and promotes buying less quantity but better quality toys that look great in the home as well as providing good old fashioned play value for generations of families. Ptolemy stocks wonderful toys made in Europe from sustainable materials by traditional toymakers with a passion for creating toys that have proved popular for generations. Browse the web site and be inspired www.ptolemytoys.co.uk


Shelia Nelson – Bubble House Worm Farming Enterprises - Worcestershire

We provide tailor made environmental solutions for homes, schools and businesses that enable the diversion of food waste from landfill. Our range of products and services include UK manufactured wormeries, home bred worms and a range of Bokashi systems that allow you to compost 100% of kitchen waste, including meat, fish and dairy products. For catering facilities and other businesses, compliance with animal by-product regulations is all part of the service we offer. Working closely with the UCE we research and develop ways of turning food waste into something wonderful, we are particularly proud of our work with schools. For more information contact Shelia Nelson on 01886 832559 or visit the website www.bubblehouseworms.com.


Amanda Noble – The Fused Garden - Northamptonshire


We are proud to announce the launch of our new website, www.thefusedgarden.co.uk. We produce beautiful fused coloured sculptures for your garden and glass panels to enhance and hang like abstract paintings in your home. They enhance and complement planting schemes and in the winter, bring colour to your garden. The transparent colours, glisten, sparkle and add beauty in the garden and on the walls of your home. The abstract shapes and stripes are cut from hand rolled coloured glass and then fused in our garden workshop in Flore, Northamptonshire. We have exhibited and sold at local Art Exhibitions and now is the time to reach a wider market with the help of the web. Please have a look and view our colourful range. For more details visit www.thefusedgarden.co.uk.


Angela Sherwood - One Hit PR – York

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! For more details visit the website www.onehitpr.co.uk.

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