To celebrate International Women’s Day this year we have put together a list of our favourite businesses that are founded and led by women.
First on our list is a company called Tea Lab. Much like ourselves, Tea Lab was started by two sisters and their mother whose shared love for tea has now led into a business. Anna, Katie and Julie used to live in Hawaii and Barbados, inspiring them to create and experiment with new flavours and ideas. The family produces an amazing variety of loose leaf teas with completely natural and organic ingredients, creating the most unique and intriguing flavours from chocolate chai to organic spearmint.
Check them out at https://www.tealab.co.uk/
Habiba’s School of Spice
Habiba Chowdhury is the founder of Cheshire’s multi award-winning Indian cookery school. Not letting the pandemic stop her, she moved the school online last year. Habiba won the prestigious Sole to Sole award at the Small Awards 2020 - a small business awards which celebrates UK small business achievements. Formerly known as My Curry Club, Habiba is launching her new website soon.
Keep up to date at https://www.habibas-schoolofspice.com/
Herb-a-licious is a female owned, award winning, plant-based catering company built from love, passion and women’s intuition. The company was started in 2014 by Rachel Leigh-Janney who partnered with Kez Seerey in 2017 to make the business what it is today. Herb-a-licious offers vegan pop-up nights, events catering, workshops, classes and plant-based ready meals. These girls are paving the way in showing the UK that plant-based foods can be creative, exciting and delicious!
Follow them here - http://www.herb-a-liciousfoods.co.uk/
Thank You For
Thank You For is an amazing company that we have partnered with, birthed by Jodi Hamilton who wanted to bring a positive light to what has been an extremely difficult year for all of us. Thank You For offers an easy way to show someone how thankful you are. Whether it’s a beautiful friendship you take for granted, a favour you never repaid, or a token of appreciation to that one person who helped you when no one else did, Thank You For provides an amazing range of products, cards and trinkets to make the act of thanking someone easier and more heartfelt.
Take a peek - https://www.thankyoufor.co.uk/
The Egg Lady
Maxine Wharfe AKA The Egg Lady has a farm in the heart of Cheshire and provides fresh eggs to the surrounding areas. Quality and taste is absolutely guaranteed as Maxine makes sure the eggs are delivered the same day they are laid. All of the hens are kept in a warm, dry and spacious area, and fed tasty treats every day. Did we mention The Egg Lady won The British Free Range Egg Producer of the Year? Egg-citing stuff!
Have a look - https://www.theegglady.co.uk/
#ChoosetoChallenge - We want you to challenge the status quo! 32.4 % of small business owners are women, we want to encourage a close on that gap and implore all women who have a passion for business or a great idea to put it into action, make a start no matter how small!! If you have an idea, what are you waiting for!?