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Wear my Hair

Joanna Holding – Wear my Hair – Cambridge

Wear my hair has been set up to help people who for whatever reason, have issues with their hair.  It might sound a bit trivial but indeed it is not.  Whether from stress, illness, bad genes or whatever,  hair is extremely important to all of us.  Many customers simply dislike  their own hair - myself included.  I battled and battled with everything, from straighteners to the Japanese Yuko method to tame my wild hair, IT had other ideas! To wear every day or just for going out, wear my hair is all about making YOU feel good, so visit the site, browse, choose and buy.  Begin the next day of the rest of your life! For more information please email: info@wearmyhair.com or call 07810 872 034


Perfect Presence

Patricia Holloway-Perfect Presence – Wiltshire


Perfect Presence is a company set up two years ago by Wiltshire based farmer, Patricia Holloway and her family, to provide a diverse range of beautiful items from across the globe. The jewellery, homeware and accessories featured on the site are perfect gifts for all occasions as well as special but affordable pieces for times when we need to treat ourselves. The website offers a wide range of unique, contemporary items that you will love. To find the perfect present for the perfect someone or a special treat for yourself visit our website or email Patricia at contact@perfectpresence.co.uk


Lasso the Moon

Laura Dunkley – Lasso the Moon


Lasso the moon offers an eclectic collection of gorgeous things made for you, your loved ones and your home. Collections include felted cashmere bags and purses lined in Swedish linen, stunning contemporary jewellery, limited-edition home and fashion accessories in vintage fabrics and the funkiest scarf we’ve seen! With its editorial style and beautiful photography, lasso the moon offers a unique buying experience. Love beautiful things made with heart and soul? Love lasso the moon!


Petra McMahon - Dove Counselling Service - Shropshire

Dove Counselling Service offers individual counselling sessions for a variety of issues, including depression, stress, anxiety and phobias. In January I am starting a new project called 'Challenging Black Dog' (Black Dog is the name given by Winston Churchill, Stephen Fry and others to depression) for those suffering from mild to moderate depression. Challenging Black Dog will be run as a small group, covering  10 sessions, where members  will 'learn to identify & challenge their individual symptoms of  depression, including isolation, sleep disturbance, poor concentration and low Self-esteem. For more information contact me, Petra McMahon, on 01691 657194 or email petjmac@aol.com.


Joanna Holloway- West Lavington Farm – Wiltshire


West Lavington Farm is a family run organic farm set in the village of West Lavington and Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. The family farm rare and native breeds of livestock, reared in the traditional, extensive way to produce outstanding animals both for breeding stock and for the table. This month sees us selling our produce directly to the public for the first time and we hope that you will enjoy the flavour of our extensively reared beef and lamb. Please see our website for more details of how to purchase the produce or to receive email updates of stock as it becomes available.


the copy-cat

Angela Sherwood- Copycat Copywriting- North Yorkshire


Choose Copycat for clear, creative corporate copy. CopyCat offers copywriting services for brochures, websites, newsletters, press releases, articles/features, leaflets, direct mail and more. If you’re struggling to produce any kind of written business communication, think how much time, effort and stress you’ll save by letting CopyCat do the job for you. Charges are very reasonable and you’ll always be quoted a price in advance so you know exactly how much it’s going to cost. Design and print services can also be arranged if required. Please feel free to call for an informal chat about any projects you may have in mind. For more information please email Angela at angela@thecopy-cat.co.uk or call 07885207212.


I adore your.com

Linda Garrould – I Adore Your Gifts and Jewellery – Norfolk


I Adore Your Gifts and Jewellery is an on-line gift boutique specializing in gifts for her and for him.   We hand pick a range of gifts some of which are made in the UK and many others that are fair trade.  Gifts for her include jewellery, bags and jewellery rolls.  Gifts for him include shaving products, cufflinks, and football nostalgia gifts, so you are sure to find something suitable without a visit to the shops – great for women living in rural areas.  We offer FREE Standard Delivery on all orders and you can place on order over the phone (0845 6525032) or via our website.


Sarah Coxon – The Village Green Store – West Sussex


The Village Green Store is a small company based in West Sussex committed to producing fine local fayre.  The product range includes traditional chutneys from green tomato to pumpkin & pear and jams – our jellies are to die for, especially the Scarborough Fayre jelly with its organic herbs, making it fantastic with roast lamb, chicken or even beef (see our website www.thevillagegreenstore.com for more information)  All our goods can be packaged and sent mail order. We can also gift wrap them for you at any time of the year for that extra special present.


Julia Bouston – Clutter Control – Herefordshire

Clutter Control will work with you to organise your home, office, garage or garden and free it of clutter, helping you to rearrange, sell, donate or recycle items that you no longer need and freeing up space. We can offer: Clearing a small space, a whole room, a complete house and suggest suitable storage and re-housing of the items. Home/office set-up, help with general admin that builds up (buying presents, organising a party etc) and a full PA service. The geographical areas that Clutter Control covers are: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, North Wales, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cotswolds. Please call  07531 829 763 for a free consultation


Philippa Morrell- The Alexander Technique – Herefordshire

In these credit crunch days where stress is an everyday occurrence, you cannot afford to be suffering from back, neck or shoulder pain.  THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE is here to help you. The benefits of taking lessons in the Alexander Technique are wide ranging.  Apart from the initial benefits of reduced tension, loss of pain and greater ease of movement, they can include more effective use of time, energy and improved communication, presentation and decision-making skills.  It is not stress that is the problem in life but the way you handle it.  Learn how to let go of stress and not to store it within your body. For more information please visit the website or contact Philippa Morrell BA MSTAT by calling 01497 831447. You can arrange individual or small group lessons in Herefordshire or neighbouring counties.


Annette Boden – Hypno-psychotherapist Counsellor - Derbyshire


Get your new year off to a healthy start by booking a place on my 6 week relaxation and wellbeing course at Chinley community centre, starting Tuesday 6th  January,7.45-8.45pm £30.00 per person, places are limited. The class is a really good way of topping up your energy reserves, and, boosting your immune system. Book a place on my ‘Easy weight management’ workshop - January 12th  7.00-8.00pm in the Lecture theatre at The Dome, only £5.00 . It is an experiential and motivational workshop. Why not treat yourself to one of my relaxation, sleeping well, weight management CD’s'. For further information contact Annette on 01663 750323/07753 957371 or email aboden1053@btinternet.com



Leila Godden - LRG Coaching - Cheltenham


What would you do if you could achieve your true potential?
It is a basic truth that none of us has yet reached the limit of what we are capable of. Leila is a Life Coach, specialising in working with women who run their own business. She will show you how to remove the barriers to your success, and focus on what you really want, so you can enjoy happiness and fulfilment in your life and work. You can book a free mini-coaching session to see how coaching can help you. A 20% discount is offered to WiRE members for sessions booked by 1st February 2008, and you have the chance to win a series of 6 one hour coaching sessions by taking part in a short survey. Find out more at www.lrgcoaching.com.


Louise Third - Integra Communications – Nottingham

Are you on a tight budget, but still need to get news out? Integra News Service provides a press release writing and media distribution service for the self-employed and new/small businesses who do not require a full PR service. Integra Communications, former WiRE PR agency, will discuss your ‘news’, draft a Press Release, make sure it is ready to issue, research your target media contacts and issue the release for you. You receive a full list of the media contacts so you can call them and encourage coverage. The fee for each release project: £425+vat, with payment in advance. For more information please email or call 0115 912 4350.

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