The Mother Hub Meets: Jenna Collier

The Mother Hub Meets: Jenna Collier

The Mother Hub Meets series is dedicated to showcasing incredible, inspirational women here in Essex who have a story to tell and wisdom to share... And today's interview is no exception! We've been chatting to Jenna Collier, multi-award winning stationery designer and founder of Wonderland Invites, based in Leigh on Sea.

Alongside running her successful wedding stationery business, Jenna is also a full-time mum to her daughter, Darla (and is currently expecting number two!), so she knows a thing or two about 'the juggle'!  And three years after setting up her business, she has some really juicy tips to share for anyone contemplating a similar path. This post is a must-read... grab a cuppa and enjoy!

The Mother Hub Meets: Nicola Chantler

The Mother Hub Meets: Nicola Chantler

Today on the Mother Hub Meets we're chatting Nicola Chantler - founder of the Chelmsford-based Little Yoga Studio. We first heard about Nicola's wonderful yoga classes for kids at the very start of our Mother Hub journey just over a year ago. We had been researching women in business in Essex and loved Nicola's concept of a yoga studio dedicated entirely to children. Her career journey is truly inspiring - formerly an editor at Express Newspapers and Yahoo!, Nicola set up the Little Yoga Studio after being made redundant and spotting a big gap in the market... and the rest is history! We're so happy to finally be sharing Nicola's story, along with her top tips for encouraging mindfulness in children.

The Mother Hub Meets: Style Mum

The Mother Hub Meets: Style Mum

Style Mum (aka Pascale Banks) is one of our all-time favourite Insta crushes! We've been huge fans of her stunning Instagram account for a long while now, which is brimming with effortless style and tonnes of fashion inspiration. Pascale studied at the London College of Fashion before starting her blog, which she manages alongside a busy job in the City (as well as being a mum of twin boys).

The Mother Hub Meets: The Flower Arranger

The Mother Hub Meets: The Flower Arranger

The Mother Hub Meets: "Queen of Flowers", Sapphire Bates, aka The Flower Arranger. We first met Sapphire at The Mother Hub launch event last December and were immediately struck by her passion, drive and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. It's hard to believe that Sapphire was just 21 when she launched her own floristry business, The Flower Arranger. And now, just a year and a half later, she has built a stunning brand, an impressive social media following and some of the most insanely beautiful floral arrangements we've ever seen!

The Mother Hub Meets: Hannah Sharman-Cox

The Mother Hub Meets: Hannah Sharman-Cox

Recently we were lucky enough to be introduced to Hannah Sharman-Cox, founder and MD of DrinkUp.London; the definitive list of the best bars and events in London and the online home of London Cocktail Week, London Wine Week and London Beer Week. We connected with a good friend of Hannah's via the #IAmAnEssexGirl campaign, and when we chatted about our plans (and passion for a good cocktail), she was really keen for us to meet Hannah - a born and bred Essex girl herself... and now we know why! Hannah is achieving awesome things in the drinks industry and smashing stereotypes in so many ways. Read on for a healthy dose of career (and cocktail!) inspiration.

The Mother Hub Meets: Digital Mums' Nikki Cochrane

The Mother Hub Meets: Digital Mums' Nikki Cochrane

Nikki Cochrane, co-founder of Digital Mums; an innovative startup providing social media training for mums. Nikki and fellow Digital Mums co-founder, Kathryn Tyler, are passionate about proving that flexible working can produce amazing results. They are the driving force behind the #WorkThatWorks campaign, which calls on businesses everywhere to show their support for flexible working. We're big fans of their mission to help mothers create stimulating, flexible careers that fit around family life.

The Mother Hub Meets: Lady Bakewell-Park

The Mother Hub Meets: Lady Bakewell-Park

Lady Bakewell-Park, aka Becky Sebright-King. Baker extraordinaire, Instagram entrepreneur and founder of Lady Bakewell-Park fine British baked goods. Since launching her business Becky and her biscuits have taken Instagram by storm and her business has gone from strength to strength - she's even visited 10 Downing Street! Read on to find out more about growing a business from a passion, surviving the first year as a small business, using social media as a tool to connect with clients and much more!

The Mother Hub Meets: Erica Davies

The Mother Hub Meets: Erica Davies

Today on the Mother Hub we're chatting to Erica Davies, creative extraordinaire and founder of fashion and lifestyle blog, The Edited. Erica started her career as a fashion assistant but quickly worked her way up to editor. In fact, when she was offered the role of Fashion Editor for The Sun newspaper at the tender age of twenty-four, she was, at the time, the youngest person to have held that position on Fleet Street. After spending fifteen years working on national newspapers and fashion magazines, today Erica works works full-time on The Edited, her own award-nominated fashion and lifestyle blog. Her inimitable style and fresh approach to fashion has gained her a loyal following, including everyone here at The Mother Hub! And, as is clear from the amazing interior design and style of her new home in Essex, it turns out her creative talents are not limited to fashion. Suffice to say that a rug by La Redoute that she featured on her blog last year gained such popularity that it now has its own Instagram account and has been nicknamed, 'The Erica Rug'! To find out more about Erica's amazing career journey, how fashion journalism has changed and what it feels like to set up on your own, then this interview is a must read!