This mumpreneur’s on fire!


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Are you a mother in business? Then you’re in good company – these days, more and more mums run their own businesses…

In fact, the Collins English Dictionary even has a word for mums like you!

Mumpreneur (noun) : A woman who combines running a business enterprise with raising her children

One such woman is this week’s Girls Around Town guest Laura Young, who’ll be talking to June about her own life as a mumpreneur.

She’ll be describing why, how and when she set up Lexico, handmaking jewellery and hair accessories. And how she’s helping to support other mumpreneurs too, through her involvement in the Mums in Business Association.

Originally an online community designed to be a place where MIBs could gather to support each other, MIBA was launched in June 2017 by sisters Estelle Keeber and Leona Burton. Over the past 18 months, the MIBA tribe has grown to almost 32,000 and members now regularly meet in person too, at networking events in over 50 locations worldwide – from England and Spain to Australia and Barbados to name just a few!

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear Laura’s story and find out about the Mumpreneur on Fire series of books, each one featuring the stories of inspirational, empowered mothers in business just like her.

All things bright and beautiful

bright and beautiful (3)Looking for something special this Christmas, as a gift or even a well-earned treat for yourself?

For original and unusual ideas, check out the Bright and Beautiful exhibition starting later this month in the Spotlight Gallery at Newark Town Hall

From Wednesday 18 November to Saturday 19 December, you’ll find a tempting array of textiles, paintings and jewellery on display and for sale.

Admission is free and opening hours are 10.30am to 3.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

To find out more about what’s on in the Town Hall Museum, visit the website or call 01636 680333.

Sweet summer shopping

sweet summer sale reloved (3)Our good friends at RELoved BoutiqueBea’s Boutique and Beau et Belle are joining forces for a bit of a do next week – and they’d like you to join them too…

Their Sweet Summer Shopping Evening takes place on Thursday 16 July, from 6pm to 9pm, at 53 Stodman Street in Newark.

Enjoy a glass of summer cheer as you browse around all the goodies on offer – from statement jewellery, gorgeous gifts and maternity wear to nursery equipment, children’s wear and toys, not to mention exclusive special offers, sale previews and a prize draw as well.

And there’ll be more bargains to bag on Saturday 18 July – why not take a stroll down Stodman Street for some sweet summer shopping?