By Hayley

Today I’m going to telling you about another small business, this time it’s By Hayley. This business was set up last year (September 2019) after starting off life as a hobby. The best businesses always start off as a hobby, what starts as an enjoyable hobby becomes an enjoyable business venture.

Hayley found making custom designed jewellery therapeutic and enjoyed making pieces for others. Then she had the idea of selling her pieces. Read more about By Hayley

Chapel Soap

Today I’ll be writing about another small business, this time it’s for Chapel Soap. A small business based in Essex and run by Dean Hall BA, DipRS, DipHE, CertHSC.

The business was set up in August 2019. Chapel Soap have good business ethics, these include no plastic packaging, 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly too.

Before setting up Chapel Soap Dean was a registered nurse who worked on several NHS wards. mainly working with people with Dementia. Dean’s partner is also a registered nurse who continues to work as a nurse prescriber with a Dementia Crisis Team, and recently has been terribly busy due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about Chapel Soap

The Worble Shack

Today I’m going to be writing about The Worble Shack. A small business run by Charlotte and Vicky who produce British Sign Language (BSL) themed gifts.

A relatively new business (established September 2019) this duo started their journey back in 2017. They both attended a Level 1 British Sign Language course at their local college. Their friendship blossomed during the following years whilst studying. Both are currently still studying British Sign Language, but at Level 3. Read more about The Worble Shack

ArgyllSeaGlass

Today is a rather special review for the My Helpful Hints website, it’s a review for ArgyllSeaGlass. Handmade jewellery from washed up pieces of sea glass from all over Argyll & Bute in Scotland.

These glass pieces have been picked up from the Kintyre Peninsula, Loch Lomond and mostly from Loch Long, where ArgyllSeaGlass is based. Read more about ArgyllSeaGlass