Tag Archives: In the Market for Success

IM4S Candidate Samantha Luxford (NaviStitch) Wins Trading Opportunity in Colchester’s Biggest Department Store

– A Further Four Local Entrepreneurs Win One-Week Trading Opportunity – More than 100 members of the local business community gathered at Wivenhoe House, Colchester to see Samantha Luxford announced as the winner of Colbea’s ‘In the Market for Success’ competition. The money-can’t-buy prize will enable the Ardleigh-based artist to take her nautical art start-up […]

Starting a Business Case Study – with Sophie Skipper Photography

Sophie Skipper is a professional photographer based in Suffolk but also covering Essex and Norfolk. Sophie started Sophie Skipper Photography business in early 2016. In early 2017 she attended Colbea’s first ‘In the Market for Success’ (IM4S) business course and later that year was named ‘Best Young Client’ in the 2017 Colbea Business Awards. We […]

Rain can’t dampen the spirits of new IM4S entrepreneurs

In the Market for Success businesswomen take their new business ideas to market – Booking is now open for the next IM4S course, starting 15th January 2018. Spaces strictly limited! Click here to book yours NOW! – Twenty aspiring Colchester businesswomen braved the wet weather to sell their new business ideas to the public on […]

Sandrine Henry de Hassonville – No Secrets Cosmetics

Sandrine Henry de Hassonville, Saffron Walden No Secrets Cosmetics – “Handmade by you… Naturally!” Why did you decide to start your business?   “Ever since I completed my PhD in Pharmacy, I had the desire to start a business in cosmetics. Having two children at that time, I moved into teaching, allowing me to spend […]

Shannon May Hall – Shannon May Art

Shannon May Hall, Colchester Shannon May Art – Quirky Designs for the Colouring Inclined Why did you decide to start your business?   “I’ve been helping other companies with their own branding as a graphic designer for years, and I thought to myself, “You know what? I should use those skills to make my own […]

Sophie Skipper – Sophie Skipper Photography

Sophie Skipper, Great Horkesley Sophie Skipper Photography Why did you decide to start your business?   “I’m a creative person who loves change. Working a 9-5 job, even as a photographer, just wasn’t for me. I craved to wake up every day to something different and exciting. I love the feeling of endless opportunity when […]

Meet Colchester’s Newest Businesswomen this Saturday

Come along to Colchester High Street Marker this Saturday and meet Colchester’s newest businesswomen.   Thanks to Colbea’s ‘In the Market for Success‘ programme, our entrepreneurs will be showcasing their businesses at Colchester High Street Market this Saturday 15th July – all day!   Last market day was a great success, and we hope you’ll […]

Jen Thomas Photography

Jen Thomas, Colchester Jen Thomas Photography   Why did you decide to start your business?   “My son was diagnosed with autism in 2012, and I attended the Maze group parenting workshops where I met many other parents with additional needs children.   I have always enjoyed amateur photography and often took pictures of friends’ […]

Kate Cox – Border Designs

Kate Cox, Colchester Border Designs – Bringing Life and Beauty to Your Garden Why did you decide to start your business?   “As a primary school teacher for 12 years gardening was my after work relaxation. As my interest in gardening grew, I took time out to study Horticulture at Writtle College then started my […]

Michelle Paterson – Transition Nutrition

Michelle Paterson, based in Colchester, providing Nutritional Therapy across Essex, Suffolk and online Transition Nutrition – Eat your way to happy! Why did you decide to start your business?   “I have had a keen interest in improving my own health & wellbeing for as long as I can remember and despite some irritating health […]