There But Not There

When St Kentigern's Aspatria asked if I'd help with their commemoration of the end of WW1 I didn't even hesitate. I've sponsored a silhouette of a soldier which will sit in the pews amongst other figures to remember those from the town who died in war. I have family...

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ADS Street Art Project

I was asked to come along and help Young Cumbria at Aspatria Dreamscheme to create some street art. I've never actually done any spray painting before so was a little nervous but it was so much fun! We started by generating some ideas for the murals - elements such as...

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Grants for Cumbrian Businesses

Do you need a website but feel put off by the cost? Are you a Cumbria based company? Then Cumbria Growth Hub has the solution for you. By funding 40% of up to £2000 of the cost of your website, the Cumbria Growth Hub will be a welcome boost to your business; perhaps...

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Why Hiring Small Can be a Good Thing

I recently hired an accountant to help with my book-keeping. Angela Black from AB Accountancy popped round and we discussed what I needed and chatted about how nice it is to work with someone likeminded and having a similar approach to business. It got me thinking...

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Omg There’s an Alphabet of Rock!

OMG There's an Alphabet of Rock! Can you imagine my absolute delight when coming across this bit of awesome typography? An Alphabet of Rock combines two of my very favourite things in life... From AC/DC to ZZ Top, the gang's all here! Available to buy from ace design...

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10 Tips for More Motivation – Guest Blog

We all know how hard it can be to get the jobs done that we really need to do but have zero motivation for! Here, in a guest blog, Mary Richards from Motivated Women gives us 10 tips for motivation whether in business or in life. 1. Define your purpose. Find your...

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Telling your story in business…

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… It was 1940 when the two brothers went into business together. They started with a small premises in California. They didn’t have anything other than the aim of providing high quality food with top notch service to match....

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Design Trends 2018

DESIGN TRENDS 2018 Yeah, yeah, I know I am probably a little late on the trends for 2018 but we’re only (checks calendar) 22 days in! Plus, how can these trend setters possibly know what’s going to happen in the next 12 months? Anyway, I digress. Trends… love them or...

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Self Care Tips

This is a bit of a recycle of a post on my personal blog, but it still resonates with people who perhaps have their own business. Self care is important; you can't pour from an empty cup, as they say. Now I’m as rubbish as anyone for making time to look after myself....

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