For International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women in business by recognising some of Newquay’s female entrepreneurs. As a woman-owned business, we’re keen to spend International Women’s Day supporting some of Newquay’s fellow business women in this appreciation post.
Suzanne Postings (Hope Healing)
Whilst travelling around Asia and Australia in 2001, Suzie discovered Reiki and yoga in a little town called Pai at the foothills of the mountains of Thailand, where her view of the World changed forever. She was initiated into the Shamballa Reiki system and trained as a Reiki Master, where she saw some amazing transformations and healing take place. In 2015, keen to share the power of Reiki with others, Suzanne started her own Reiki business, Hope Healing, which offers Reiki treatments, training, and more recently – power retrievals. By hosting workshops and courses throughout Newquay, such as at The Beached Lamb Cafe and Oceanflow Yoga Studio, Suzie can share her knowledge and Reiki healing with others.
Vikki Dores (WALK HAPPY)
In 2015, Vikki started her own dog walking business called WALK HAPPY. The business has become a full-time commitment for Vikki, and WALK HAPPY has grown to become one of the most popular and best-rated dog walkers in the Newquay area. Vikki is fully insured, first aid trained, and holds a canine behaviour certificate. She has two dogs, Trigger and Tillie.
Tracey Farmer (Higherwell Farm)
An animal and nature lover, Tracey realised that her spacious farm could benefit other dog owners. Keen to provide the people of Cornwall with a safe and secure place to exercise their dogs off-lead, Tracey dedicated part of her farm to becoming the Dog Walking & Exercise Field over 3 years ago. The field helps dog owners to improve their pup’s recall and training, and it’s a safe space for dogs with behavioural issues. The field is hugely popular and has even won an award as Cornwall’s best Dog Walking Field 2017. Tracey also started a small pet boarding service to offer comfortable and friendly care to small animals in Cornwall, and will soon be running a dog-friendly holiday let at the farm in Rejerrah.
Author, Speaker, Coach, Psychologist & Energy Healer, Jo has helped men and women all over the UK to embrace love and understand the Law of Attraction. In 2016, Jo published her first book, The Big Book of Love, followed by the publication of A Life More Travelled in 2017, which sold 1,600 copies in one weekend alone (25-27 August 2017). Jo writes from the heart and her life advice books have nothing but positive reviews.
Patsy has devoted 24 years to the therapy industry and aims to inspire and empower people through treatments that are designed around what you need at the time. From massage and facials, to waxing and manicures, treatments are designed to soothe and relax you. Patsy also offers training for beauty therapists including Beauty, Holistic and Wellbeing Courses, as well as courses on how to start and market a beauty business.
Ally Randle (Bowen for Cornwall)
Originally a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Navy before becoming a paramedic, Ally discovered Bowen in 2010 when she received the treatment for a lower back problem. Amazed at the results, Ally trained with the European College of Bowen Studies so that she could offer the Bowen Technique to others. After qualifying in 2013, Ally started Bowen for Cornwall so that she could help people with a range of ailments and health problems. As well as carrying out Bowen treatments at her home, Ally is a paramedic for the South Western Ambulance Service.
Nicky Harrison (Sandy Pups)
Nicky dreamed of being a dog groomer for many years and worked hard to get herself into a position where she could finally fulfill her dream. After completing training at the AbbFabb Academy of Dog Grooming and receiving a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate, in 2016 Nicky built her purpose-built grooming salon and set up her business, Sandy Pups Dog Grooming, which is based in St. Mawgan. Nicky’s love of dogs extends beyond the grooming table, and along with her boxer dog, Jax, they also enjoy Agility Training, Canicross and taking part in Canine Sports.
Katarina has always been a makeup lover and began her career in the beauty industry in her early twenties. Having qualified with a BTEC Higher National Diploma, she built a successful career as a makeup artist in London while working for Esteé Lauder at Harvey Nichols and as a Business Manager for Burberry Makeup at Harrods. Since moving to Cornwall, Katarina started her freelance hair and makeup business (Makeup by Katarina) which specialises in bridal makeup and editorial/media makeup. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Wed Magazine, and she’s also a busy mum of three.
Adrienne Wakefield (Healing Hands)
After looking for alternative ways to help alleviate her husband’s trigger finger without surgery, Adrienne discovered Bowen. Realising that she could help all her family and friends using this technique, Adrienne decided to train in Bowen and now offers it as one of her treatments at her business, Healing Hands. Adrienne also offers Indian Head Massage and is currently training to become a Reiki healer.
Charlotte Jones (CRJ Design)
Since childhood, Charlotte always had a strong interest in art and design, so she studied creative subjects at school including Graphic Design, Media & IT. After becoming the top attaining GCSE student in both local schools with 12 A’s, Charlotte went on to study A-Level Business, IT, Media & Photography. Armed with the qualifications and creative skills to start her own business, she began CRJ Design after leaving sixth form in 2014. For the last 3+ years, she’s helped people from all over Cornwall and the rest of the UK to market their business through creative branding and optimised websites. Recently, Charlotte has expanded her services to now offer blog management and social media management.
Tell us about your favourite Women In Business in the comments!