Jennifer Hamley meets Clare Haxby – Q&A Monday


It’s Monday again and i’m excited to introduce you to another inspiring business woman for our ‘Jennifer Hamley meets’ series.  This week, I have the pleasure of chatting to artist, Clare Haxby, a lady who sells her art across the globe, and who has had a lot of fun and experience in many fields getting to where she is now.

Clare’s career started with a bang; on graduation she sold a series of life drawings to The Victoria and Albert Museum.  Through her solo art shows that followed, she created ‘The Green Design Company’, producing ecologically themed printed t-shirts and gift ware selling retailers worldwide.  Clare also designed printed textiles for leading high street retailers Liberty’s of London, Debenhams Tie Rack and Whistles.

In the late 90’s Clare’s career took a different direction.  After meeting directors in the film industry, she started working as a specialist creative make-up artist for commercials and pop videos for artists such as Simply Red and Jamaroquai amongst others.  Clare also spent some time working on fashion and hair shoots for celebrity hairdressers such as Charles Worthington and Trevor Sorbie. Continue reading


What’s in Your Handbag, Fran McElwaine?


On Monday I had the pleasure of chatting to Fran McElwaine from Prϋv Wellness, a woman who is clearly in love with her life and work.  Fran is a holistic health specialist and helps clients to balance hormones, boost their immune system, manage weight and rediscover lost energy – plus lots more.  You can see the post here if you missed it; Fran shares some fabulous insights from her own journey from corporate employment into going it alone.

Fran has been so kind as to join in our fun ‘What’s in Your Handbag?’ post today – I absolutely love these as I think they show an extra little bit of the personality behind our inspiring business woman!    Continue reading

Jennifer Hamley meets Fran McElwaine from Prϋv Wellness – Q&A Monday


Good morning, I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend and are raring to go for another amazing week.  I’m super excited to be introducing you to another inspiring lady from our tribe today; Fran McElwaine – the bubbliest, cheeriest and most inspiring woman; therefore always a pleasure to chat to!

Fran is a Certified Health Coach and Wellness Expert specialising in holistic health. Using clean eating and lifestyle techniques, Fran works with her clients to balance hormones, boost the immune system, manage weight and rediscover lost energy.  A confirmed foodie, her business, Prϋv Wellness, is all about achieving optimum health and happiness through the preparing and sharing of great food.  I urge you to have a read through Fran’s story here, all about her own journey from ‘meh’ to amazing – it’s very inspiring and shows that we really can do it all too.   I’m thrilled to have Fran with me here today;

Hi Fran, how are you today?  Continue reading

What’s in Your Handbag Lidia Drzewiecka?

On Monday I chatted to Lidia Drzewiecka from Visuable, who helps entrepreneus to kick-start their businesses into brands their customers will love.  She created this amazing business using her extensive skills in three areas she loves; marketing, photography and web design.  If you missed our inspiring chat, you can catch up here to gain a few nuggets to use for your own success.
Today, I have Lidia with me again to share what an entrepreneur carries in her work bag.  Lidia’s bag?  Our very own Model KT in limited edition Salamander!
Over to you Lidia;

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Jennifer Hamley meets Lidia Drzewiecka from Visuable – Q&A Monday


It’s Monday again and I am excited to introduce you to another fabulous and inspiring business woman; meet Lidia Drzewiecka from Visuable, a branding company specialising in helping business owners boost their brand identity.

I really enjoy introducing inspiring women to our growing audience, and as soon as I started the series I hoped that Lidia would want to be part of it.  I first met Lidia at a networking lunch in Bristol last year, and we instantly hit it off.  I am a very visual person, and so Lidia’s work really stands out for me.  She is a woman doing what she excels at; helping businesses to leverage their brand to reach more of their perfect customers.  Now who doesn’t want to reach more customers?!

Hello Lidia, it’s fabulous to have you here, how are you today?  Continue reading

What’s in Your Handbag, Steph Roberts?

On Monday I met with 30 year old Steph Roberts from Liverpool.  Steph started out as a sole trader, personal training in 2014 after gaining a first class degree, completing a scholarship in Colorado and winning the Leon Atkinson Memorial award for outstanding achievement during her time at University.  Seeing an opportunity (offering more affordable personal trainer training with high quality service) she co-founded Origym Personal Training Ltd in 2014.  In the short time since then she has been expanding the brand with fantastic success.  As with many entrepreneur, she says she still has plenty to achieve before her vision is complete.  I love that as someone that has travelled extensively, Steph considers her growing company her next great adventure.

For the second time since we started our Inspiring Woman of the Week series, we have a lady that tends not to carry a handbag for work, but a back pack!  Whether a handbag or a backpack, I’m so intrigued by what different ladies carry with them for work.  It gives a peek into the lives of different careers and passions and I love to see where the overlaps lie.

Maybe i’m just nosy!

Over to you Steph, please can you tell us; what’s in your backpack?  Continue reading

Jennifer Hamley meets Steph Roberts – Q&A Monday


Hello, I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend, I can’t believe that Monday has come around so quickly; there was a lot going on at Jennifer Hamley HQ last week and and I guess time does fly when we are having fun!

I’m thrilled to have another inspirational business woman to introduce you to this week.  Meet Steph Roberts, a lady that has used focus, planning and determination to create a successful and growing business in a very short period of time.  Steph is the co-founder of Origym; offering cost effective personal trainer courses in the UK.  Founded on the principle of elevating the calibre of personal trainers entering the fitness industry through innovative learning methods, she makes sure to support students from the point of enrolment through to employment and beyond.  Her business was founded in 2014 and is growing fast; I know there is a lot to learn from this lady.

Hello Steph, it’s fabulous to have you here, how are you today? Continue reading